Update August 18th, 4:00PM ET: Sony has started another restock event, giving you another change to score a PlayStation 5. Click here to join the queue.
It’s been a minute since Sony last offered the PlayStation 5 via its digital storefront. Last month, the company ran public restocks three days in a row, allowing anyone with a PlayStation Network account to line up online for a chance to buy one. And frankly, recent restock events have been fairly easy to breeze through and nab a console. So now is the time to line up, as Sony has a restock going on right now.
Once you wait in the queue and your turn comes around (keep your volume on and you’ll hear a chime) you should be able to shop for a PlayStation 5 console and a selection of accessories and games. While availability has varied for past restock events, it appears Sony is currently only offering the disc-based PS5 for $549.99 with a digital copy of Horizon Forbidden West. Sadly, while we have seen non-bundle options for both the disc-based console and the PS5 Digital Edition in the past, neither is available at the moment.
If you don’t mind opting for a bundle, however, be sure to wait out the queue even if the estimated wait is over an hour, namely because many of these online queues end before the estimated wait time is up. That said, best of luck on getting your new PS5!
Games and accessories you can’t go wrong with
Get your console, get your games, and get your accessories. There are plenty of fantastic titles and accessories for Sony’s next-gen gaming console, but below are a few of our current favorites.
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.