Another Amazon PS5 Restock Going Live Soon With Xbox Series X

Yesterday’s restock of PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles at Amazon left a lot to be desired, but today presents a new opportunity. Amazon is gearing up today for another PlayStation 5 drop to $499.99 (the standard model with a disc drive), and it already has Xbox Series X consoles available for $499.99. If recent events tell us anything, the PS5 is going to sell out quickly once it goes live, and the Xbox could stick around much longer, as it’s regularly available at Walmart. Again, you need to subscribe to Amazon’s popular Prime service to even have a chance of getting a console.

You need to act fast, especially if you’re going for a PS5. Amazon’s site does not have the same level of protection against bots and timed queues as other retailers. Be sure to log in to your Amazon Prime account, with billing and shipping information prepared, and also try adding the console to your wishlist. You may have a better chance of adding it to your cart without getting stuck with an error message by wishlisting the console (you can do this ahead of time) and refreshing your wishlist once that PS5s will be available to add to cart from there. .

If you manage to get a console in your cart, checkout as soon as possible. It’s not uncommon to encounter an error at this point in the process, so act quickly and be persistent – repeat the process for as long as you can.

If you’re unlucky this time, be sure to follow @VergeDeals on Twitter for future console availability. We’re always keeping an eye out for restocks, as well as tech deals for you here on the site and straight to your inbox via our bi-weekly newsletter.

PlayStation 5

Sony’s flagship next-gen console, which includes a disc drive, lets you play digital and physical games for the PS4 and PS5.

Microsoft Xbox Series X

The Xbox Series X is Microsoft’s flagship console, serving as its most powerful (and largest) option. While the Series S aims for smooth 1440p performance and takes a diskless approach, the $500 Series X focuses on fast-paced 4K gameplay.

Accessories and games for the PS5 you hopefully just received

If you’re lucky enough to pick up a PS5, you now have a slew of new purchases to consider – like the games and accessories you need right off the bat. Here are a few we recommend.

Forbidden Horizon West

Guerilla Games’ new installment in the Horizon series, Forbidden Horizon West puts you back in control of Aloy to traverse a vast open world filled with animal-machines and expansive quests. The PS4 physical version is $10 cheaper than the PS5 version and can be upgraded for free.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac Games’ latest adventure into the Ratchet & Clank The series is the funnest entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s both a showcase for stunning graphics and fast loading speeds.

Sony Pulse 3D headphones

Sony’s own wireless gaming headset, designed to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect, also works on the PS4.

Midnight Black DualSense Controller

The Midnight Black DualSense controller sports the same hardware as the original – haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and more. – only with a two-tone black design reminiscent of the PS2, PS3 and PS4 consoles.

Accessories and games for a new Xbox owner

If Xbox is your jam, here are some options for games, accessories, and subscription services you can’t go wrong with.

Elden Ring (Xbox)

The latest FromSoftware title, Ring of Eldenapply it dark souls formula to a vast open world.

Infinite Halo

The latest installment in the acclaimed sci-fi first-person shooter franchise features an expansive open-world campaign, as well as free-to-play multiplayer.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate (three-month subscription)

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate offers access to over 100 titles, including the likes of Loss, underworldand Infinite Halo, which you can play on multiple devices. The pass also gives subscribers access to exclusive offers, online multiplayer and Microsoft’s cloud gaming service, Xbox Cloud Gaming.

Xbox Stereo Headset

Microsoft’s Xbox Stereo Headset offers a hassle-free wired solution for gaming on Xbox One and Series X/S, as well as PCs, and just about anything with a 3.5mm connection. The gaming headset resembles the Xbox Wireless Headset, but lacks features like the chat/game audio mixing dial.

Xbox Wireless Controller

The official Xbox Wireless Controller features a dedicated share button for saving clips and screenshots and sharing them online, Bluetooth support, and a USB-C port for charging the Play-and-Rechargeable Battery. Charge from Microsoft.