The Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are generating a huge buzz for their release. In France, the first one is simply no longer available on the brand’s official store, while a waiting list has been set up for the second one.
With plans to produce at least 7 million Pixel 6s and Pixel 6 Pros over the years 2021 and 2022, Google was bound to meet with some success with its new flasgship. But the Mountain View firm may not have anticipated such a strong hype for their launch.
Just take a look at the official store (France) of the brand to realize the magnitude of the event: the Pixel 6 is simply unavailable.
At the time of writing, it is impossible to order the most affordable model, which won over the editors during our test.
Stocks Are Vanishing
The phone has been available since October 25, 2021 on the Google Store and the usual online retailers.
But obviously, many people have rushed to get it. In fact, a quick look at the Fnac website reveals the same thing: “Unavailable online, unavailable in stores,” it says.
On the other hand, everything seems to be going better at Boulanger, which guarantees in-store pickup or delivery.
Perhaps they still have some stock to supply some customers, although we advise you to contact them beforehand to make sure.
It’s not the same story for the Google Pixel 6 Pro, which is accompanied by the words “Pickup in store or in drive unavailable” and “Delivery unavailable”, again on Boulanger. Similar situation on Fnac. On the Google Store, a waiting list has even been set up.
When Will There Be New Stock?
Unmistakably, a “Join the waiting list” button appears at the top right of the page. If you click it, then Google will send you an email when the phone is available again.
When? That’s the big question, as a component shortage affects the entire tech industry.
Did Google plan ahead by strengthening its order book or will it suffer this crisis by making new Pixel phone buyers wait a long time?
The next few days, or even weeks, will tell us. What is certain is that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 are already victims of their success.