PS5 is still hard to find even 2 years after release. However, the situation is improving and to put the odds on your side, you can follow some tips to get the precious thing!
It’s a fact: Sony’s PS5 was released almost 2 years ago and it’s still very complicated to buy one. The Sony console has been a victim of the lack of components after the health crisis, and it is a highly anticipated console that replaces the PS4, which is among Sony’s biggest sellers. There is therefore a huge demand and a supply struggling to meet it.
Fortunately, the situation is still improving. However, it is still very difficult to accurately predict the stock replenishment periods of the different merchants: how many units are available? When will they be posted? It depends on the sites and stores, and there is still no better solution than to consult your sources often! But some sites now offer an alternative.
PS5: it can be reserved on Amazon’s website
On Amazon, purchasing the PS5 almost always resulted in a blank page. This is no longer the case: Amazon offers a button to request an invitation to order the console when it is available in stock. In order not to cause disproportionate waiting time, Amazon nevertheless specifies that not all invitations will be satisfied, because even here the demand is very high. However, with your Amazon account, you can request this invitation and if accepted, you will receive an email notifying you of the availability of a console that you can order.
Request an invite to PS5 on Amazon
PS5: our 4 tips to buy it when it’s in stock
The first thing you need to do to increase your chances of getting a PS5 in stock is to sign up for email alerts from the main retailer sites. It is very simple and it allows you to be informed in case of availability. In this case, however, you will need to act quickly.
Therefore, it is important to put the console in the basket upstream, if possible, because it saves precious seconds when ordering. Yes: the demand is so great that it can be counted in seconds!
In the same vein, replenishment often happens in the morning, so you need to be on the lookout at this time to increase your chances of finding a store that has stock. Responsiveness is again key.
Finally, use a PC instead of trying to place an order. Why ? Because a browser for PC makes it possible to refresh the page faster and with a keystroke!
Stock PS5: end the shortage?
It is difficult to predict the evolution of the PS5 shortage, as the situation depends on both demand, which is still very strong, and Sony’s production capacity, which remains tight. Rather, the last few weeks suggest that the situation is at least a bit better, and that should continue.
In any case, the availability of the consoles does not depend on the retailers who immediately offer all the consoles they have available and they actually leave very quickly, like any product whose demand exceeds the supply. This is not a deliberate choice by merchants such as Rakuten, Fnac or Cdiscount: the shortage is not their fault. It is therefore still very important to show patience and perseverance: millions of PS5s have still been sold since the release of the console, so it is not impossible to get one!
Request an invite to PS5 on Amazon
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