Sony Direct PS5 restock confirmed for today — time and how to get yours

1 : Anonymous2021/05/20 16:51 ID: nh59ul
Sony Direct PS5 restock confirmed for today — time and how to get yours
2 : Anonymous2021/05/20 20:13 ID: gyv4e26

I received an email from Sony yesterday saying I was selected to get in queue at noon today. Clicked on the link today, and had no issue getting one. Very excited. Got Returnal...pricey, and normally don't buy full priced games, but the studio behind it is my favorite developer. Super duper stoked!

ID: gyvkuv9

They sent me the same email and I finally managed to get one today.

ID: gyw0mqi

how to sign up for this email?

ID: gyvvtj9

Me too. Woot woot for us

ID: gyvh3kx

It's really good! They've also just patched it today and fix some of the crashes and bugs. They've also confirmed they're adding a save function. Which is nice but if you're dying a lot then it's not needing as much lol personally I feel the 70 bucks is justified.

ID: gyvnjhv

Housemarque nails that twitch type action...Nex Machina is a modern classic. So stoked to see their design ethos applied to a AAA title.

ID: gyw83rl

I was very skeptical on Returnal as this was my first time playing a rougelite. 30 minutes into booting, I died like 5 times and was about to sell it off. Then it just clicked and holy fuck is it an amazing game. Personally easily my GOTY so far for the year. Do not quit! It takes time to grow but it is an amazingly rewarding game! Also this is the game that sold me on the Dualsense. Their primary and secondary implementation is so neat, EVERY developer needs to copy it ASAP! I know Astro is the main one but this is the first real shooter I've played and am absolutely sold.

ID: gyy0vtm

I thought the email was spam at first, had no idea they did it. Wasn't looking too hard for a ps5 yet, but figured why not

ID: gyw7i17

Returnal is worth every single penny. Such an awesome game that will get even better when they add a save feature.

ID: gyw3iop

Where do you sign up for that?

ID: gyw45p4

I didn't sign up for anything. The email I received from Sony USA states that I was 'selected.'

3 : Anonymous2021/05/20 19:16 ID: gyuw840

Just got a digital edition order placed!

ID: gyva36p

Fellow digital edition brother, welcome.

ID: gyvaytz

Thanks 2B

ID: gyvkhah

I was able to add it to my cart but then I was like "nah I want the disc edition." I mean, I knew that from the start, but it felt pleasurable just to see a PS5 sitting in my cart.

ID: gyvvmha

I got an email yesterday from Sony telling me to follow a link at 12 PM PT today to get a PS5 and I cant believe it actually worked. I thought it would just be like all the other times and I’d wait in the queue, just to be disappointed when it frees me to order and the stock is already long gone. Can’t believe it actually worked! Now I have to buy a 4K tv...shit

ID: gyx48fv

This is the way brother. Welcome to the club.

Don’t have to rely on shitty couriers to deliver your game in time ✅

Can play on day one at midnight ✅

All your games are always ready, no need to swap discs or carry them when you move ✅

Better looking symmetrical design ✅

ID: gyx5bgw

Wanted to get a disk edition at first, but had to settle with a digital one. At the end of the day very happy I did (mainly because of the design).

That being said people who got the disk edition can still do all of those things as well. They just have that extra disk option. For me personally though I am completely fine with getting all my games using CDKeys codes.

ID: gyx4g06

You’re missing one very important draw, at least in my case: $100 cheaper!

ID: gyx3w7l

congrats. I got a disc edition placed as well!

4 : Anonymous2021/05/20 17:28 ID: gyugwln

I got one this week after-not-looking-very-hard-but-still-keeping-an-eye-out. (I’m in the UK if it matters)

PS5 stocks are becoming more available by the day, so my advice, if you are still looking for one, is to not give up and buy from a scalper now. The exclusive PS5 games (and there are not that many) will still be there in a month’s time. Don’t fall for the fomo and make sure these scalpers end up with unsold stock.

ID: gyulnf7

I got my ps5 back in February with zero effort and the people over at

got super salty and would downvote me left and right when i mentioned how that day went

I knew I wanted a ps5 eventually but was in no rush to get one. Back around Feb 4th or 5th i heard walmart was dropping some at a specific time. I jokingly said I'd try to get one knowing the scalpers and bots would snatch them up and I wouldnt. The time comes and it goes live. 1 button press in my cart, a few seconds later checking out. less than a week later PS5 is delivered.

That was the 1st and only time i even tried to get a PS5 lol

ID: gyumuvy

Hmm now I think I’m salty too! I’ve had my PSN account for over 10 years. I wish Sony would let me check a box and just ship me a console when one is available. I honestly don’t have time to get aggressive about looking for one of these.

ID: gyvx1hm

I try to never shop at Walmart, but this was also my experience. I bought one on day two of release just by going to the website and adding to cart. Over and done in a minute.

5 : Anonymous2021/05/20 19:48 ID: gyv0vpj

I got the invite yesterday and got my disc version, charging dock, and a pre order for a black controller. $646.47 after tax and free shipping.

I’m glad I’ve been saving up cash for it since October because today it paid off. I’ve technically saved up enough for a Xbox series X too...but I’m not in a rush.

6 : Anonymous2021/05/20 22:23 ID: gyvlmmk

If you are in the US, all you need is 3 tabs open 24/7 on a device that can play sounds:



Turn sound alerts on for each webpage (if you think text, email, discord, or any other type of alert will cut it, that’s why you don’t have a console) and let it sit for a few days. Anytime an alert goes off, check that site. I was able to get a disc console 3 separate times after trying for less than a week using this method. I’ve seen other “sources” for drops like these articles, twitch streams, and Twitter accounts but that info is always too little too late.

ID: gyvsf6d

Any ideas for EU?

ID: gyvssbm

I don’t have any experience with that market, unfortunately. I don’t want to lead you down the wrong path but places that ship them instead of requiring in-person pick up might still work for you in the EU. I would guess the SKUs are different for EU because of the power cord so that might also be an issue.

7 : Anonymous2021/05/20 18:00 ID: gyulfqx

I hope you guys are able to get one.

8 : Anonymous2021/05/20 19:35 ID: gyuz20p

Finally hit today, can’t wait for it to get here.

9 : Anonymous2021/05/20 22:29 ID: gyvmf6h

I went to the website early, and was waiting around 20 minutes, it took me into queue right at 12 PM PT, and I was able to order my Disc version quickly. No idea on shipping yet, but I did pick the 1-2 day that was free for PS plus subscribers. So hopefully I'll be on my PS5 on Friday.

10 : Anonymous2021/05/20 19:24 ID: gyuxhr1


11 : Anonymous2021/05/20 23:39 ID: gyvuozh

I sat there for almost an hour only to get that "sold out" message 4 minutes to the front of the line. Fuck

12 : Anonymous2021/05/21 05:19 ID: gywuki4

“How to get yours” be lucky as fuck

13 : Anonymous2021/05/20 17:14 ID: gyuevlr

Plot twist. They're already sold out.

ID: gyufcvw

Read on Twitter that select invited people get to buy at 12 then there will be a queue at 4 for all the scalpers and bots to steal

ID: gyv0398

holy FUCKING shit this email got lost in my promotions

I wouldn't have gotten my PS5 without ya buddy

ID: gyuvng5

I just got mine from this!

ID: gyuhuyy

This is how I got mine directly from Sony. I got an email with a special invite to purchase one before the general queue. I feel extremely lucky.

ID: gyvgr8p

Got my email yesterday. Logged in about 2 hours before while I was working. As soon as the timer hit 0 it redirected me and had a wait time less that a minute. Got me to the store and placed the order. All took about 10 minutes. I’m stoked!

14 : Anonymous2021/05/20 19:37 ID: gyuz9b8

I got my invite from Sony yesterday, and am happy to say after a short wait in the queue, was able to get one with no issues.

Now I know it says I get free 1 -2 day shopping as a Plus member, but that's obviously from when it actually ships - anyone have any word on how quick a turnaround Sony has had lately?

ID: gyvqsx4

I think it was about 2-3 business days for mine. From what I remember reading, that seems about the norm. I was so excited that when the 1-2 days shipping turned into 3-4, I was getting a little chippy haha. But remember that you’re one of the lucky few who got to place an order!

ID: gyw0t4x

I ordered mine on a Friday, received it on Monday. This was back in December, the week before Christmas. I can't imagine it's too much different now.

15 : Anonymous2021/05/20 19:38 ID: gyuziec

Got in the queue, was right in front of my computer the whole time, kept clicking to make sure it knew I was still there, finally tells me I'm in and going to be redirected to the store, get there and it tells me my session has expired due to inactivity. Now showing as out of stock again.


Really sad it's still this hard to get one six months later.

ID: gyw9aqx

I got into the queue got it into my cart hit submit on my payment screen lagged out so i hit submit again still nothing so hit it a third time. Last time it says i already have purchased too many for my account. Ok so go to look at orders nothing...then go to my credit card got charged 3 times. Talk to customer support apparently i didnt secure an order even if they did secure my money. Now i have to wait 7 or so days for the pending to fall off my card and to call them back if it doesnt.

ID: gyv02u8

similar thing happened to me

told me I'm in and going to be redirected to the store, it just sat there not moving for several minutes. another pop-up appeared with the time I had left to buy the PS5, and prompted me to click to proceed

once I clicked to proceed it instead refreshed the page itself, and then threw up an error message with the queue status and stated I'd have to start over


16 : Anonymous2021/05/21 15:25 ID: gyyb2xe

I have been playing PlayStation 5 since November lol

17 : Anonymous2021/05/20 22:37 ID: gyvng8o

Mode legitimate PS5 owners!

18 : Anonymous2021/05/20 22:50 ID: gyvozin

got my disc edition ordered! I got really lucky cause this was only my second day of having enough money to start trying to buy one. Can't wait to play Returnal!

19 : Anonymous2021/05/21 00:15 ID: gyvyzsi

Here's how to get a PS5 in Australia, for my fellow Aussies reading this and weeping.


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