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How to Get a PlayStation Direct Invite to Buy a PS5

PlayStation Direct is one of the best ways to buy your PS5, but how do you get an invite to the drop?

Despite it being nearly a year after the release of the PS5, we’re still not able to just buy a console easily. Every week, we have to rely on restock waves just to be in with a chance at buying the next-gen console.

And although Sony claims that the PS5 stock shortage could come to an end soon, we’ll believe it when we see it!

After all, the PS5 Pro is rumored for a 2023 release date already!

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If you’re still on the hunt for a next-gen console, our lightning-fast PS5 tracker will get you to upcoming drops first:

How to Get Invited to PS Direct PS5 Restocks

If you want to buy a PS5, there’s no better place to look than PS Direct – but how do you get an invite to PlayStation Direct restocks?

Unfortunately, there’s no trick to getting a PS Direct PS5 restock invite. However, there are a few factors that PlayStation takes into account when choosing who to send invites out to.

First of all, you must have a PSN account to be in with a chance at receiving an invite. Your individual account will have its own exclusive email, and that’s where you’ll receive your PS Direct invite to buy a PS5.

This way, scalpers aren’t able to snatch up PS5 stock before existing PlayStation members get a chance.

In the official PlayStation Direct FAQs, Sony states that invites go out “based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.” That certainly seems intentionally vague, but rest assured, new invites go out to PSN accounts each and every drop.

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When you do get that elusive PS Direct invite, arrive at the scheduled time to join a queue. It’s always better to be early, and invite-holders will be in with a good chance at a next-gen console purchase.

In several cases, the queue has also become open to the public after invitees have had their chance. However, it’s worth noting that supply is in short supply, and it’s always better to get an invite.

Don’t forget to buy some extra storage alongside your console, as the PS5 now supports SSD storage expansion at last!

And if you’re looking for accessories, the Midnight Black Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is turning heads.

Finally, in case you missed it, this new PS5 model is now replacing the original!

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Willa Marion

Tuesday 12th of October 2021

Please I need one for my son graduation


Sunday 3rd of October 2021

Keep the faith! I got an invite last month and just happened to check my email during my work day…. Which I never do. I added my items and checked out. Did not wait in a queue. The invitation was good for like 3 hours, and I just so happened to see it. I ordered on Wednesday before 11:30 and it was delivered by UPS the next afternoon. I am grateful to say the least! Sign into the PS account and see if you are able to sign up for email and product updates and exclusive promotions…. That’s all we did, and the email came randomly. Best of luck out there!

Tony Czerniak

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

I just got an invite to Sept 28ths and didn't see it until today.. I want to throw up...

Nathaniel Turner

Thursday 23rd of September 2021

How do I get invited to buy ps5

Nathaniel Turner is Dense

Wednesday 29th of September 2021

@Nathaniel Turner, did you even read this article?

Fuck Clickbait

Wednesday 22nd of September 2021

Fuck clickbait articles like this