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Amazon has PS5 consoles in stock again (update: sold out)

Amazon has PS5 consoles in stock again (update: sold out)

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Getting a PS5 from Amazon requires quick fingers, a lot of luck, and an Amazon Prime subscription

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Update December 30th, 11:48AM ET: And it appears that due to an astounding lack of defenses against bots, Amazon is already sold out, again.

Sony’s latest gaming console, the PlayStation 5, is one of many gaming gadgets that are hard to find in stock right now due to mostly online-only sales. If you are trying to get your hands on one, Amazon has PS5 consoles in stock right now, while supplies last.

The consoles are only available for Amazon Prime subscribers, continuing a trend of retailers restricting access to consoles for paying subscribers only. If you can’t add it to your cart, keep trying — occasionally the sites restock over a period of a few minutes. We will update this post once Amazon confirms it’s out of stock.

We are continuing to track restocks as they roll out at various retailers. Also, be sure to subscribe to the Verge Deals newsletter to have the latest tech deals delivered right to your inbox twice a week.

Some must-have PS5 accessories and games

Whether you end up getting a PS5 today or not, it might not be a bad idea to stock up on some essentials that you may want to have on Day One with your console.

$29.99

Square Enix pushed a big update to Final Fantasy VII Remake for PS5 owners in 2021, bringing faster loading speeds and better graphics as well as a new episode focused on Yuffie.

$69.99

Insomniac Games’ latest adventure in the Ratchet & Clank series is the most fun entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s a showcase for amazing graphics and fast loading speeds.

$99

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

$40

A membership to PlayStation Plus allows PlayStation 4 and PS5 owners to play games online, download free titles every month, and take advantage of discounts on the PS Store.

$59

Sony’s DualSense controller is designed for the PS5, making use of adaptive triggers, a built-in microphone, and haptic feedback technologies.