Wondering where to buy PS5? PS5 restock has been coming in and out at the Sony Direct Store. Sony had stock on Wednesday, December 16, but has since sold out. Here’s what to expect the next time there’s a PS5 restock event.
First, upon clicking on the Sony Direct link you’ll be taken to a countdown page. Once the countdown hits zero (your wait time will vary), you’ll then be randomly placed in an online queue to purchase the PS5. (Remember, you’ll need a PSN account to make your purchase. If you don’t already have one, you can create an account here).
PS5 restock at Sony Direct
PS5: $499 at Sony Direct
The Sony Direct Store has been getting PS5 restock throughout the week. You’ll need to form an online queue for your chance to get the console for $499.View Deal
Once in the queue, you’ll have to wait again — possibly for more than an hour — to reach the front of the queue. Wait times will vary, but if it says you have “more than an hour” wait, don’t despair. The status can rapidly change and you may have a shorter wait than estimated. (For instance, after waiting 20 minutes on a previous PS5 restock event, our time was cut from “more than an hour” to just 15 minutes).
It’s worth noting that just because you’ve got a spot in the queue doesn’t guarantee you’ll get a chance to buy it. Sony clearly states “PS5 consoles are limited and not guaranteed even if you are in the queue.” Once you’ve made it to the front of the queue, you’ll hear a chime (make sure to have your sound on) and you’ll be redirected to the PlayStation Store. You’ll then have 10 minutes to proceed with your purchase. You will also need your PSN account or be required to create one.
Finally, if Sony Direct sells out, know that other retailers may get stock in the coming days. Newegg confirmed via tweet earlier this week that it will have stock of the PS5 sometime on the “3rd week of December.” (No dates or times were given).