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The PlayStation 5 is available now at Best Buy for TotalTech subscribers (update: sold out)

The PlayStation 5 is available now at Best Buy for TotalTech subscribers (update: sold out)


The standard PS5 with a disc drive is available

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Update 5:45PM ET, March 29th: Best Buy has sold out of PlayStation 5 consoles on its site at this time.

For those who have yet to nab Sony’s PlayStation 5 console, Best Buy just published its listing for its TotalTech subscribers. Right now, you can get a chance to buy the disc-based PS5 for $499.99.

To make sure you get the best chance possible, log in double-check your billing and shipping details are current while you queue up. You’ll need to click the “Add to Cart” button on the right to jump into the queue, however, there’s no need to refresh the page as it uses an automated system. You may, however, have to verify your account while in line, so be prepared for that. Try not to open multiple tabs, either, as Best Buy’s recently-updated queue system doesn’t always work well when you do so. It’s also a good idea to keep your phone nearby in case you run into trouble on your PC or laptop.


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

Of course, all of these steps won’t guarantee you’ll be able to buy one today, but it will reduce the time it takes to check out and get one. And if you don’t manage to land a console today, don’t worry — and don’t give up. A few members of our own team only nabbed consoles after repeated attempts. We’re also continuously tracking restocks at various retailers, so keep checking back to stay updated.

Some must-have PS5 accessories and games

Whether you manage to land a PS5 today or not, you might want to prepare ahead of time by stocking on the essential PS5 accessories and games we’ve listed below — some of which are even on sale.


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.


The 2021 release from Arkane Studios — the team behind Prey and Dishonored — is a masterpiece in many ways, an open-ended mystery that’s thrilling, action-packed, and just the right amount of weird.


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


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. PS5 owners also get access to the PlayStation Plus Collection, a best-of selection of PS4 titles.