Here are the best tips for securing restocks at PlayStation Direct.
What Day of the Week Does PS Direct Usually Restock?
PS Direct tends to restock on a weekday, mostly between Tuesday-Friday.
What Time Does PS Direct Usually Restock?
PlayStation Direct restocks usually drop between:
- PT: 11 AM – 4 PM
- MT: 12 PM – 5 PM
- CT: 1 PM – 6 PM
- ET: 2 PM – 7 PM
How Long Do PS Direct Restocks Last?
PS Direct restocks will last until the stock is completely extinguished, sometimes as long as an hour or more. This is obviously dependent on current demand.
How Does PS Direct’s Online Queue Work?
When a PlayStation Direct queue goes live, you’ll want to be there as fast as possible. In your invite (which you’ll learn how to receive below), you’ll learn exactly when your specific drop will be going live.
Head to the link you were given in the email around 5-10 minutes before the restock for best results. Eventually you’ll be placed into a queue and told what place you’re in.
How to Skip the PS Direct Online Queue
In order to reduce your queue time, be sure not to use any links provided to you by Twitter restock accounts. Instead, head to PlayStation’s website yourself to make sure you’re not entering the site the same way as hundreds of other queue members.
Another method that’s working for a lot of consumers is using an incognito browser window when entering the queue. Reports indicate that this should lead to a faster queue experience, but if doing so, make sure you’re ready with your account details as you’ll need to log in once it’s your turn in the queue.
Being as early as possible is also very important when it comes to getting a lower queue time. But another great method of getting to the front of the queue is to use multiple devices.
Get your PC, laptop, mobile phone and any other devices you can find in the queue ASAP. If you can use cellular data on your phone so it’s a brand-new connection, that’s even better.
Multiple browser windows, however, will not work to reduce your time. As soon as one of your devices is at the front of the queue, it’s time to purchase your console!
Do I Need a PlayStation Membership or PS Plus for Restocks?
You don’t need any sort of paid PlayStation membership nor PS Plus to be eligible for PS Direct restock. So long as you have a PSN ID, you’re able to register your interest.
Make sure you save payment and shipping details on your account now, ready for a fast checkout!
How to Get an Invite to PS Direct Restock
To get an invite to the next PS Direct restock, you’ll need to sign up for an opportunity to purchase a PS5.
First, head to the PlayStation Direct website and sign into your PlayStation account.
If you see Buy Now, you’re in luck as Sony has stock to sell. If not, be prepared to wait for an email.
Bear in mind that this invite system is only currently live in the following regions:
- United States
- United Kingdom
- The Netherlands
Does Registering Multiple Times for an Invite Increases Your Odds?
Registering more than once for an invite email will not increase your chances of being selected for a PS Direct restock.
PlayStation clarified this in its Frequently Asked Questions section on the PS Direct registration site.
According to this official information, signing up once is enough to get considered for upcoming PS Direct restocks.
PS Direct is, thus far, one of the easiest ways to get your console online.
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