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The PlayStation 5 will be available directly through Sony today [update: sold out]

The PlayStation 5 will be available directly through Sony today [update: sold out]

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Digital editions sold out first

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Update 5:30PM ET, April 25th: After over an hour (that was hopefully prosperous for you), the wave of PlayStation 5 consoles has sold through. The less expensive digital edition sold out first, but we were impressed with how long the disc version of the PS5 remained available. Hopefully, this is just one of many more restock opportunities through the spring.

Sony’s storefront will have the PlayStation 5 console available for purchase starting at 4:30PM ET today, so time is running out before the waiting room flips into a queue for the hotly in-demand console. We expect that the store will stock both the $499.99 version of the PlayStation 5 that features a disc drive, as well as the $399.99 digital version that lacks one. We also expect that this restock will sell out just as quickly as the others.

PS5 restocks, while popping up here and there, have been a rarity compared to purchase opportunities for other tech products that were hard to find as little as a few months ago. Things like Nvidia and AMD GPUs have slowly become easier to find in-stock, as have Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and the Nintendo Switch OLED consoles. In other words, leap at this opportunity to get a PS5.

$500

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.

$400

The PS5 Digital Edition costs $400. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $100 less and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.

Some games and accessories to consider while you wait

Since Sony sells its consoles without the need for bundles, you can pick what accessories and exclusive games are the right fit for you. Here are some you can’t go wrong with.

$50

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

$55

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

$58

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.

$35

A remake of the 2009 game Demon’s Souls by FromSoftware, rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games.

$59

Guerrilla Games’ new installment in the Horizon series, Horizon Forbidden West, puts you back in control of Aloy to traverse a vast open world filled with machine animals and expansive quests. The PS4 physical version is $10 cheaper than the PS5 version and upgradeable for free.