Do you want to get your hands on the PS5? For months we’ve been tracking all the places selling both the standard and digital editions of the PS5, helping thousands of people get their hands on the console. If you’re having trouble finding one for yourself, this article has all the tips we need to check out, as well as find out when the next PS5 batch will be available for purchase.
PS5 latest news and rumors.
The console has been available everywhere for the last 30 days.
It seems like the PS5 is always out of stock everywhere, but it goes shopping with a really amazing regularity. Here is what we found recently:
Why is it so difficult to buy a PS5?
There are three main reasons why you are still struggling to get a PS5. First of all, it is clear that this system is really popular. Sony has confirmed that the PS5 is its best-selling console and has already sold 10 million units since its launch.
The second reason is the current lack of a chip that affects most of the world’s electronics. Sony said it acquired enough chips to meet its fiscal year target of 14.8 million consoles.
As a last resort, it comes down to bots. Sellers buy a large number of PS5s using the software, leaving only a few to buy real humans at the same time. Retailers added various boot protections during PS5 restocks, but these restrictions only greatly affect resellers.
How do I get PS5 from Sony’s PlayStation Direct?
The PS5’s repository store is Sony’s official PlayStation Direct. Drops are usually given during the middle of the week (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday) at 2pm PT (5pm ET). What Sony has recently done is offer a lucky few email invitations for exclusive access to the store, usually starting at 12pm PT (3pm ET).
Not only do you need luck to get one of these special invitations but you also need a PSN account. This can be done on the PSN website and it is free. When signing up, be sure to accept marketing emails from Sony. From here, things get trickier, and this is where the true love begins! Preferred access emails seem to be sent randomly, but you’ll need to participate in one of the queues on PlayStation Direct to be considered.
PlayStation Direct PS5 Restack works a little differently from other retailers. At the start, there is a welcome page with a countdown clock that tells when the queue will start. You can stay on this page and when the time is up, the website will start lining up people to buy PS5. The page will update and say how long you have to wait to get better, but there is no guarantee. To help with your opportunities, once you’re in line, share the link with your other devices, such as your phone. Make sure each device uses a different IP address (such as your phone in its mobile plan while your computer uses your home Wi-Fi). This can improve your chances, as your other device can be put in a different line that moves faster. Even if you don’t get a PS5, as mentioned earlier, you can still get a pass to buy one in the next round.
What are some useful tips for finding PS5?
Large retailers such as Wal-Mart, GameStop, Amazon, Target and Best Buy usually do not give much notice before re-stocking. Sometimes they will have morning rest, other times in the afternoon and in some cases, it may be in the middle of the night. Here are some tips to help you jump on the bandwagon.
Tip 1: Don’t wait until you see the PS5 inventory drop alert. Check the links of major retailers daily or several times a day for stock updates. (We’ve lined them all up.) If you’re on some PS5 availability, try your best with as many browsers and devices as possible. On the desktop, for example, open the Retailer page in Chrome, Firefox and Edge. Then do the same on your phone and tablet. The more devices and browsers there are, the better. It’s like lottery tickets: the more you have, the better your chances of winning.
Tip 2: Create accounts at various retailers and make sure you’re already logged in if you’re going to try the PS5. Make sure all your delivery, bill and payment information is updated on any device you can buy from, be it laptop, desktop or phone. This makes checking faster, which is important because retailer sites are quickly overwhelmed, leaving people without a chance to secure the PS5.
Where else can I buy a PS5 if I’m willing to pay extra?
If you’re starting to crack and are considering buying a PS5 right now (and we know the pressure is on, with the number of big PS5 games dwindling over the next few months), you can, but the price Heavy markup on sites like eBay or StockX. On eBay, for example, we’ve seen PS5 units cost more than $ 1,000, although prices have gradually dropped to about $ 700.
Where to Buy PlayStation 5
You can check out Amazon’s page for the 400 digital edition via the button below, or, if you wish, line up with Blu-ray for 5 500 for the PS5.
See the detailed instructions above for more information on queuing for PS5 availability on Sony’s PlayStation Direct.
You can check the inventory on the ای 400 digital edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try snatching the PS5 price with Blu-ray for $ 500.
Best Buy is offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $ 500 as well as a digital edition of $ 400 (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a number of accessories on its PS5 landing page.
The Target PS5 offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $ 500 in addition to the digital edition, which you can find by clicking on the button below.
Navigator’s PS5 page has several bundles that include additional controllers and games with the console. You can see different options by clicking on the button below.
If you have decided that you can’t wait another moment for Sony and fill the market with inventory with it, eBay is now a shortcut to getting your own PS5. That said, let me repeat my advice: no PS5 is worth spending hundreds on the list price, and that’s what you have to do if you buy from an eBay reseller. The average price of a PS5 on eBay is about $ 850.
Well, you have eliminated all online and brick mortar retailers, and you have decided that you are willing to pay over $ 300 markup to get this dog soon. As your friends, we must tell you: do not do it. But if you don’t want to hear from us, you might want to look at StockX, an eBay alternative that has made a name for itself in the secondary market for shoes and designer clothing. The last time we checked, the PS5 was hovering around $ 700.
More PlayStation 5 coverage.
This story is regularly updated with the latest PS5 stock news.