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Best Buy is offering Totaltech members a chance to snag a PS5 on November 7th

Best Buy is offering Totaltech members a chance to snag a PS5 on November 7th

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In a surprising move, Best Buy is giving us a heads-up as to when to expect a fresh supply of Sony’s disc-based console.

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According to the PlayStation 5 product page at Best Buy, Totaltech members will be able to purchase a console starting on November 7th at 12PM ET / 9AM PT. It’s rare that a retailer makes information for console restocks publicly available like this, making this a prime opportunity for Totaltech members to score a PS5. It’s unclear whether anyone attempting to purchase a console will have to go through Best Buy’s queue system to purchase one; however, Best Buy’s product page for the PlayStation 5 mentions that it has “updated their reservation process,” whatever that means. Keep in mind that this restock only applies to the standard disc-based PS5, which, as of recently, has only really been widely available as part of various bundles.

Because this restock is only eligible to Totaltech members, we’d recommend logging in to your browser or the Best Buy mobile app ahead of time and checking your credentials. Unfortunately, if you’re not a Totaltech member, the only option is to enroll in an annual membership for $199.99 (there isn’t an option for a free trial). Totaltech members will also receive free shipping, exclusive discounts, and a range of other perks that go beyond what you would receive if you subscribe to My Best Buy, the retailer’s free membership program.

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The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s latest, most powerful console yet. When connected to a high refresh rate display, it can run some games at 4K at up to 120Hz.

Check out these PS5 accessories and games

In the meantime, it could be wise to start preparing for your new PS5 with some fun accessories and games. Here are a few we recommend:

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Sony’s own wireless gaming headset is made to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect and also work on the PS4. This version matches the midnight black DualSense controller and PS5 console covers.

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

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A majestic red reserved for the cosmos. The cosmic red PlayStation 5 cover matches the color of its DualSense controller.

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PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now prepaid membership cards can still be redeemed toward Sony’s three new tiers of its revised service: PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium. All of these subscriptions offer online play, with varying degrees of downloadable games included as part of the membership.

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Polyphony Digital’s latest in the long-running “Real Driving Simulator” series, Gran Turismo 7, is a celebration of cars, with an extensive campaign mode and photo mode.

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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.