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How to Buy a PS5 From Sony (PlayStation Direct)

If you’re looking for a next-gen console, one of the best places to buy a PS5 is from Sony itself via PlayStation Direct!

Somehow we’re a year into the PS5’s lifespan and it’s still difficult to just purchase the next-gen console. Due to the ongoing chip shortage and labor issues caused by the pandemic, Sony has problems getting PS5 stock ready to sell.

However, when it does have new consoles ready to ship, at least the publisher is kind enough to sell it to fans directly. In fact, buying the console directly through Sony via PlayStation Direct is one of the easiest ways to get a PS5 right now.

Interestingly, Sony PS5 drops tend to be invite-only, meaning you’ll need to secure an invite for the best chance at getting a console.

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However, often Sony also lets those without an invite join the queue at a later time, provided there are enough consoles to go around! And now Sony is letting gamers register to get a PS5 through PlayStation Direct!

Sony PS5 Restock Tips – PS Direct

If you’re looking to get a PS5 from the next Sony restock, here are some tips to help you secure the bag with PlayStation Direct!

How to Get an Invite to Buy a PS5 From Sony

First things first, you’ll need an invite for the best possible chance at a next-gen console.

Here’s how to make sure that you’re fully eligible for a Sony PS5 restock invite!

Set Up Your PlayStation ID Early

Of course, you need to have a PlayStation ID in order to get access to the PS5 restock at Sony. And it certainly helps to get that profile set up with the necessary information to check out in a hurry.

That means ensuring that you’ve got up-to-date payment information and shipping addresses stored on your profile too.

Be Early to PS5 Restocks

The number one tip we can give you regarding PS5 restocks at Sony is never to get there late. Thanks to the PlayStation Direct queue system, you benefit hugely from getting to the page early, and latecomers stand little chance of securing the console.

Thankfully, Sony always gives us early notice when a drop is going live, and we’ll let you know when to expect new PS5 restocks here.

Read More: How Many PS5s Have Been Sold So Far?

Sony PS5 Restock Tips - PlayStation Direct
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Use Every Device You Own

There’s no restrictions when it comes to PlayStation Direct restocks at Sony. Get the queue running on as many devices as possible for the best chance at grabbing a PS5.

If you’ve got a spare phone, tablet, PC, or more, get all screens in the Sony PS5 restock queue for best results. Then, the moment one of them reaches the front of the queue, you can check out easily.

However, this doesn’t work for multiple browser windows – only separate devices. As a side note, try using your mobile on cellular data, so not all devices are coming from the same network.

Read More: PS Direct PS5 Stock Drop Frustrates Many Stuck in Queue

Use Incognito Mode

Allegedly, using Incognito Mode on a web browser often leads to you getting shorter queues during Sony’s PS5 restocks. However, doing so also means that you’ll need to sign in with your PlayStation ID manually.

It seems that clearing your cache before a drop goes live has a similar effect, but this is a little tricky to prove. Still, it’s worth a shot.

Wait for the Correct Wait Time

When you first join the Sony PS5 restock queue at PlayStation Direct, you might be greeted with a 1 hour estimated wait time. Thankfully, this is rarely correct.

If you’re early to the drop, expect that estimation to drop very soon and don’t be discouraged. Sony’s queues appear to begin at an hour before moving to a more accurate estimation as more buyers flock onto the site.

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Fred

Wednesday 15th of December 2021

Got an invite of PS5 on Dec 15 drop, click access at 1:46 pm, waited till 2pm , follow to a Tee as instructed and error pop up says my queueID invalid. Re-enter but no luck. Try my phone and was able to login in queue, waited for 45 minutes, chimes in, got in account and it was sold out. Wait for a few minutes and saw "add to cart" comes up but guess what - out of stock. This is a joke. What a terrible buying experience with the Playstation site. Do you think I will buy anything from Playstation direct??? I do not think I am in a rush for this gig.

Mark

Saturday 11th of December 2021

I got an invite earlier this week for Thursday at 2pm ET. I joined the wait room at 1:50, and the queue started at 2. Originally said over 1 hour wait to start but only took 20 minutes and I checked out with a disc version of the PS5. Shipped yesterday for delivery this Monday. Was super easy to get one this way!

Rayne Scanlan

Friday 29th of October 2021

I received an invitation to purchase a ps5 from PlayStation direct and when I did, sometime during the shipping process it said “a hazardous materials irregularity occurred with this package. Return to sender” now I have to wait for a refund and another invitation to come around. It was to good to be true, Hopefully next time I can get my hands on one.

Linda hines

Friday 29th of October 2021

I'm 71 years old I'm another very good at online business ìve be trying since last year to get ps5 for my grandson he has mental problems and he spends most of night on his ps4 how can I get ps5 for Xmas for him can't buy the jacked up price I see on line help I don't want to disappoint him again this Xmas please

Geno Thomas jr

Friday 29th of October 2021

I'm having problem with my PS4 pro it keeps freezing up plus PlayStation store won't let me change my email on my other PS4 slim what can I do

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