Update: The first PS5 Restock at Sony Direct Today was 2:00 PM EDT - if you had an email invitation from the official PlayStation 5 brand store. It could be a second Sony Direct PS5 restock this evening.
If you have not received the invitation by email, step 1) follow our PS5 Replenish Matt Swider Twitter tracker for alerts - track and activate notifications . Step 2) subscribe to our email alerts . Sony Direct is the online store that often (not always) opens a second vir queuetual for all PSN users registered at a later date. It didn't happen at 5:00 p.m. EDT, but the most popular time in the second half of 2021 is 6:00 p.m. EDT or 6:05 p.m. EDT and we'll be watching closely to see if it happens then.
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Here's agreat example of what these crucial PS5 replenishment alerts look like:
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There are two times to check Sony Direct PS5 replenishment today and one has already happened. It all depends on whether or not you have the email invitation from the console manufacturer.
If you received the invitation by email, the virtual queue started at exactly 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT, according to the official invitation sent via email. to hundreds of users. This is a PS5 exclusive restock, which means your chances are much higher, but you are not guaranteed to be able to purchase a console to proceed to checkout.
If you haven't received the email invitation then look for Matt Swider to tweet about a possible PS5 replenishment open to anyone with an active PSN account . The time is less accurate here, but in the second half of 2021, it recently happened between 6 p.m. EDT and 6:05 a.m. PDT. At that point, it starts with a waiting room before throwing everyone into a virtual queue that lasts about 30 minutes before Sony Direct runs out completely.
How to get the Sony Direct email invitation
Obviously, the most replenishment time easy is 2:00 p.m. EDT during the exclusive virtual queue. As we've reported in the past, getting that coveted email invite is mostly a matter of luck, as it's randomly sent to registered PSN users.
However, as a indicated if you have subscribed to crucial newsletter emails Matt's replenishment in the past, you can also open yourself up to Sony marketing emails by delving deep into your PSN account settings: Account Settings> Notifications> Check the first item about receiving feedback. 'special offers from Sony.
Sony Direct PS5 restocking tips
The best strategy tips we have for a Sony Direct PS5 restocking really depends on when you buy the console. If it's during the exclusive email invitation virtual queue previous, you want to make sure that you do not 've opened only one web browser. This is because you are logging into your PSN account in advance.
However, if you don 't have the Sony Direct email invitation, you will skip it. first through the virtual queue. and, if chosen, log in. So, opening Sony Direct on as many different browsers and devices as possible will only increase your chances.
One of the people who got it on Matt Swider's Twitter alerts can be seen below:
(Image credit: Twitter / Matt Swider)
Will Sony Direct be the only PS5 restock this week?
We have saw a small Replenishmentnot target PS5 this week, but it happened locally and the US retailer only waited a week and a half between PlayStation 5 releases. 'There wasn't a lot of PS5 inventory and most stores in New York and New Jersey, for example, didn't seem to have consoles on hand.
There is an Xbox series. GameStop Halo. Restock tomorrow for a 'super bundle ' at 11am EDT, but there is no PS5 restocking news for GameStop this week. Sony Direct is the only advertised restock, and even then it's guaranteed only to people with email invitations.
The PS5 replenishment situation will not improve in 2021
We will continue to see the PS5 replenishment in the US, but almost impossible to obtain for
But it goes beyond that. Demand has increased for the semiconductors at the heart of these PS5 chips. So every laptop that home-based workers have needed over the past year and a half and every new car with an increasing amount of silicon inside has affected Sony and even Apple (it was once thought to have escaped. this problem).
Even when the PS5 consoles arrive in the US, they get stuck in short-term shipping ships because customers have to clear the contains in the ports of Miami, FL and Long, Beach, Calif.
Finally, stores - both online and in stores - have been plagued by resellers. People are using bots online and just camping out to sell the PS5 for a profit. This is why you cannot find the PS5 in stock - there are many factors that go into this puzzle.