Where can I get a PlayStation VR on launch day?

With Sony's multiple pre-order waves evaporating minutes after they were opened, a lot of people hoping to get their hands on PlayStation VR before 2017 are faced with a single option. It's time to find a store to camp out in front of the night before launch in hopes of snatching up one of the few extras that will be available at select retailers. We've all done it, and if you've tried PlayStation VR in a demo station you know it's worth it. Here's where you need to go if you want to increase your chances of being one of the first to have this VR experience in your home.

Shopping in the US

Best Buy

While there are plenty of electronics and games stores around the US that will have PlayStation VR units available to order online as of October 13th, the only brick and mortar store chain currently able to confirm that over 350 locations will have this hardware in stock is Best Buy. There will be a Midnight EST sales event at almost every Best Buy in the US, with plans to sell to much more than just the folks who pre-ordered. If you're unable to camp out at your local Best Buy the night of the launch or you somehow don't arrive in time and supplies sell out, many stores plan to have a second wave of stock available the next day.

Confirm a Best Buy near you will have a PlayStation VR event

Gamestop

Select Gamestop stores in the US will be opening at midnight to hand out PlayStation VR pre-orders. Not every location that opens at midnight will have additional PSVR units to sell, and not every store will be opening at midnight to give out headsets or sell new orders. Most stores will have plenty of accessories and games on hand when they are open. Check the Gamestop website to see how your local store is participating.

Confirm a Gamestop location near you is participating

Shopping in the UK

GAME

There are many online retailers planning to make PlayStation VR available to purchase on launch day, but currently the only physical stores you'll be able to camp out at to score one is GAME. Select GAME stores in the UK have announced they will have limited stock available for those who show up at the normal store opening time. The midnight event for GAME is specifically for PlayStation VR pre-orders, so don't go at midnight hoping to grab one. Contact your local GAME to confirm stock!

Confirm a GAME location near you will have PlayStation VR available

Shopping in Canada

Gamestop

Select Gamestop stores in Canada will be opening at midnight to hand out PlayStation VR pre-orders. Not every location that opens at midnight will have additional PSVR units to sell, and not every store will be opening at midnight to give out headsets or sell new orders. Most stores will have plenty of accessories and games on hand when they are open. Check the Gamestop website to see how your local store is participating.

Confirm a Gamestop location near you is participating