Gamers rush into JB Hi-Fi to buy the latest Playstation 5 console on launch day

Hordes of gamers have rushed into electronics stores around the country to be the first to get their hands on the new PlayStation 5 - but only some have succeeded.

The Sony console was launched on Thursday after its release date was delayed by international border closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

Some lucky shoppers who pre-ordered the 4K, 825GB, custom SSD gaming system back in September from JB Hi-Fi rushed to pick up the next-generation console at the retailer's Strand Arcade store on Sydney's Pitt Street.

Some lucky shoppers who pre-ordered the PS5 back in September from JB HIFI, rushed to pick up the next-generation console

Pictured: PS5's in store at the JB HIFI's Strand Arcade store on Sydney's Pitt Street

Some lucky shoppers who pre-ordered the PS5 back in September from JB HIFI, rushed to pick up the next-generation console at the retailer's Strand Arcade store on Sydney's Pitt Street

The Sony game console was launched on Thursday after its release date was delayed by international border closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic (pictured, a man is seen purchasing a PS5 at JB HIFI in Sydney)

The Sony game console was launched on Thursday after its release date was delayed by international border closures brought on by the coronavirus pandemic (pictured, a man is seen purchasing a PS5 at JB HIFI in Sydney)

For everyone else, sales are available online through stores like Harvey Norman, Big W, The Gamesmen and EB Games.

JB Hi-Fi also announced they were selling the PS5 online but many reported problems when orders opened at 11am.

'I was literally five minutes early and it never worked, keep getting an error,' one frustrated customer wrote on the company's Facebook page.

Others said: 'Too bad their site doesn't work,' and 'Get to delivery options and "oops an error occurred."'

Disgruntled shoppers said they could get the console in the online shopping cart but but were then unable to pay for it at the checkout.

'If it's sold out just say it's sold out, don't get our hopes up,' a commenter wrote. 

The flagship PS5 console is available for $749, while the disc-less digital edition retails for $599.

Retailers claim that if you order today, the console will arrive before Christmas.

Pictured: A man is seen purchasing a PS5 at JB HIFI in Sydney's Strand Arcade store

Pictured: A man is seen purchasing a PS5 at JB HIFI in Sydney's Strand Arcade store

Gamers have flocked to a small number of stores in Australia, becoming the first the country to get their hands on the new PlayStation 5 (pictured, a shopper emerges at the Strand Arcade in Sydney with a PS5)

Gamers have flocked to a small number of stores in Australia, becoming the first the country to get their hands on

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