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PS5 restock at Sony Direct — how to snag one when stock returns

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Wondering where to buy PS5? After a quick PS5 restock event at the Sony Rewards Store, we're hoping the Sony Direct Store will have PS5 restock of its own. Although nothing is confirmed at the moment, here's what you need to do ahead of the next PS5 restock event at Sony Direct. 

First, upon clicking on the Sony Direct link you'll be taken straight to the online queue. You'll need a PSN account to make your purchase. If you don't already have one, you can create an account here. We also suggest entering your address and payment info to expedite your purchase in the event you manage to snag an actual console. 

PS5 restock at Sony Direct

PS5: $499 at Sony Direct
The Sony Direct Store is expected to have PS5 restock soon. You'll need to form an online queue for your chance to get the console for $499.View Deal

PS5 Digital: $399 @ Sony Direct

The Sony Direct Store is expected to have PS5 restock soon. You'll need to form an online queue for your chance to get the console for $399.View Deal

Once in the queue, you'll have to wait — possibly for an hour — to reach the front of the queue. Wait times will vary, but if it says you have "more than an hour" wait, don't despair. The status can rapidly change and you may have a shorter wait time than estimated. (For instance, after waiting 20 minutes on a previous PS5 restock event, our time was cut from "more than an hour" to just 15 minutes). 

It's worth noting that just because you've secured a spot on the queue doesn't guarantee you'll get a chance to buy the PS5. Sony clearly states "PS5 consoles are limited and not guaranteed even if you are in the queue." Additionally, you may be required to solve a captcha. (A simple challenge/question to ensure you're not a bot). As a result, you'll want to make sure your browser tab remains prominent, because if it's not you might miss your captcha challenge and you'll forfeit your place in line. 

Once you've made it to the front of the queue, you'll hear a chime (make sure to have your sound on) and you'll be redirected to the PlayStation Store. You'll then have 10 minutes to proceed with your purchase.  

Finally, if Sony Direct sells out, know that other retailers may get stock in the coming days, especially as Sony attempts to ramp up production. 

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