Update: Sony no longer has consoles. Be sure to follow our PS5 restock hub for news on the next delivery.
As of 6:00 p.m. ET, Sony has PS5 consoles available to the general public. You can get the PS5 for $499 via this link or the PS5 Digital for $399 via this link. This is the first time in months that Sony has held an open restock for anyone. (No invitation required).
Today’s Sony Direct PS5 restock is still ongoing. The official PlayStation retailer is hosting an invite-only restock that will last until 7 p.m. ET, or while supplies of the next-gen console run out.
If the retailer has stock remaining after this time, a restock open to the general public may follow. However, that hasn’t happened in several months and not at all in 2022, so the odds of uninvited gamers getting a console in this Sony Direct restock are sadly slim.
If you have an invitation, you will be able to get the . News of this restock came via the console’s inventory tracker. Wario64.
If you don’t have an invite, you can still register your interest for a chance to participate in future Sony Direct restocks. It’s probably too late to get access to today’s drop, but if you join now, you’ll be considered for inclusion in the future. Also be sure to check our PS5 Restock Center for the latest updates from all major retailers.
Sony Direct PS5 Restock
How to get invites from Sony Direct
Occasionally, Sony Direct has restocks for guests only. (Invitations are sent by email.) Sony has opened registration for these events to the general public. Now anyone can sign up for invite-only Sony Direct PS5 restocks.
Alternatively, you’ll want to have an active Sony Direct account and make sure notifications are set to “yes”. Creating a Sony Direct account is simple. You can register via this link here. Once you’ve created an account, you need to add your address and billing information. Having this information on file will make things easier if you manage to get a PS5 console in your cart.
To enable notifications from Sony Direct, you must log in to your account, click on “My Profile”, then click on the “Edit” button on your profile page. You will then be redirected to a new account settings page. From this page, choose “notifications” from the left column, then be sure to sign up to receive news and special offers from Sony.
Keep in mind that this tip does not guarantee that you will receive an invite in time for the next PS5 release, but it should increase your chances for the next exclusive Sony Direct PS5 restock event.
How to get a PS5 if you haven’t received an invite
Usually, after an invite-only PS5 restock, Sony tends to open up its virtual queue to the general public. However, this is not always guaranteed. (There have been instances where the retailer has been completely sold out.) If there are additional consoles, a restock for the general public will likely take place after the invite-only event ends, usually an hour or two. after the start of the original decline. . Of course, you can bookmark our page and we’ll keep you up to date with the latest PS5 restock news from Sony Direct and all major US retailers.
What to do once you are in the queue
Once in the virtual queue, you will receive an estimate of the waiting time. All wait times vary and chances are you will have a “over an hour” wait. If so, don’t despair. Your status may change quickly and you may have a shorter wait time than expected. For example, after waiting 20 minutes during a previous PS5 restock event, our time went from “over an hour” to just 15 minutes.
Additionally, you may need to solve a captcha (a simple challenge/question to make sure you’re not a bot). This usually requires you to select a radio box. Therefore, you’ll want to make sure your browser tab stays visible, because if it’s not, you might miss your captcha challenge and lose your place in the queue.