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You can get in line right now to buy a PlayStation 5 from Sony (update: sold out)

You can get in line right now to buy a PlayStation 5 from Sony (update: sold out)

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This new, free-to-join queue started at 2PM ET / 11AM PT, just hours after Best Buy launched a restock for its Totaltech members.

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A PlayStation 5 DualSense controller rests on a PlayStation 5 console.
Photo by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge

Update November 7th, 7:55PM ET: It appears Sony has sold out of the PS5 for the time being. If want to increase your odds in the future, however, be sure to check out our tips for securing Sony’s next-gen console.

You have an opportunity to buy a PlayStation 5 console ahead of the holidays if you jump into the queue at Sony’s online hardware shop. At the time of publication, it’s offering the $499.99 disc-based PS5 console (the more elusive $399.99 digital edition that lacks a disc drive has already sold out). Both consoles have the same 825GB of usable storage space, and they can be opened to install more fast storage via an M.2 SSD slot.

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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.

Picking up a PS5 is a good idea, as it’s the best (and sometimes, only) way to play PlayStation-exclusive games. God of War Ragnorök, for example, releases this week and offers several high frame rate modes that all look spectacular in their own ways compared to the PS4 version. Check out our review, and if you’re a graphics nerd, check out Samit Sarkar’s post that breaks down the graphical modes over at Polygon.

But, of course, that’s not the only reason to consider getting a PS5. There have been several other great games released on the platform, and there’s some exciting stuff still coming, including Final Fantasy XVI and the PSVR2 headset that’ll launch in early 2023 for $549.99. If you want to build your PS5 game collection for less (of course you do), Target is offering a promotion where you can buy two games and get one of equal or lesser value for free.