Want a PS5 for Christmas? Sony Offers a New Way to Buy One
US customers can register and hope to get an invitation to buy the console direct from PlayStation.
When it comes to finding stock, games consoles come a close second to graphics cards on the difficulty scale. However, for this coming Holiday season, Sony is offering gamers an alternative way to purchase a PS5.
It will still require a lot of luck, but Sony has launched a website where US customers can register their interest to purchase a PS5 directly from PlayStation. Sony admits it only has a “limited amount” of consoles to sell, but will be sending out invites to purchase to some of the people who register. Registering does require having a PlayStation Network ID, but you can sign up for a free account to get one.
The lucky few will receive an email from PlayStation offering details and instructions on how to secure a console. Sony intends to start sending out invitations in November, and if you receive one it’s a limited time offer to purchase (the time limit will be stated in the invitation).
You will be limited to the following items per transaction:
- A PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition
- Two DualSense wireless controllers (Bundles, Cosmic Red, or Midnight Black)
- Three DualSense wireless controllers (White)
- One PS5 Media Remote
- One Pulse 3D wireless headset
Sony says you’ll need to use MasterCard, Visa or Discover to pay for your order and anyone attempting to have a console shipped outside of the US will have their order automatically canceled.
With games consoles proving so difficult to find, Sony’s offer is certainly going to be extremely popular and I hope its web servers are prepared for the traffic. Good luck to everyone registering!
Originally published at https://www.pcmag.com.