20 November 2019
Google Stadia is set to go live at 9 AM PT on November 19 and if you were excited about start playing at the same time, there is news that is likely to disappoint you. The Verge has reported that not all Google Stadia preorders will get delivered on day 1. It means many of those who preordered the Founder's Edition will have to wait even after the game streaming service's official launch.
In an official confirmation, Google has revealed that it will start shipping Stadia preorders on a first come first serve basis. It means unless you are one of the super early adopters of the Stadia Founder's Edition, there is a very slim chance that your order will arrive at your doorstep in time. However, it did assure that all preorders are expected to be delivered within two weeks of the launch.
It should be noted that the Founder's Edition is now out of stock in all the launch countries. Google has replaced it with the Premiere Edition for anyone who is still interested in pre-ordering. It is priced at $129 and includes a Stadia wireless controller (Clearly White color), a Chromecast Ultra, three months of free Stadia Pro, and a free copy of Destiny 2: The Collection.
That's a wrap! Stadia Founder’s Edition has completely sold out. We can’t wait to welcome all of our Founders to play Stadia on November 19.— Stadia (@GoogleStadia) October 22, 2019
Stadia Premiere Edition is now available for pre-order in all launch countries. Get yours today > https://t.co/FvgaT3vE15 pic.twitter.com/7Zo952wVDv
The good thing is that Google's estimated two-week delivery window also includes the Premiere Edition. It means if you preorder it now, you can expect your Stadia bundle to arrive by the first week of December but it can also arrive sooner. But do keep in mind the first come first serve policy which means Premier Edition preorders will start shipping only after all Founder's Edition preorders are shipped. And yes, you will receive your unique code to access Stadia service only after your order is shipped.