Here’s Your Best Chance to Get Your Hands on a PS5 for the Holidays
The PS5 has established itself as a white whale for gamers from day one (just call me Ishmael), and as it enters its second holiday season, the latest PlayStation console remains on top gift lists across the country. While you might be tracking tracking sites, storing inventory, or splurging on overly expensive, desperate bundles of games, you don’t have to; Instead, you can subscribe to the option to buy PS5 directly through Sony.
Sony allows anyone with a PlayStation Network account to register to be able to buy a PS5 directly through the company. In almost any other context, this news would be boring (imagine if Apple did a whole lot of work on their new promotion – register here and you can get the chance to buy an iPhone at full price directly through us). There are no discounts or giveaways here, just the privilege of purchasing the product as you would normally expect.
Unfortunately, this speaks to the state of affairs we find ourselves in that Sony’s proposal here is newsworthy. It has become so difficult to find a PS5 legally that the option to buy it through Sony really excites many of us.
Because, as if getting your hands on the latest Sony PlayStation was no longer difficult enough, in 2021 it was decided to complicate the task. The worldwide shortage of microcircuits means that ubiquitous electronics are in short supply and demand is high. Nintendo’s president also admitted that the company won’t be able to produce as many switches as they’d like ahead of the holidays.
Sony is certainly not immune; The PS5 is harder to find this holiday season than ever, so you should take advantage of whatever advantage you find to purchase one of their new consoles this year.
What else can you buy from Sony?
If Sony chose you to buy the PS5, you have more options than just the standard PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 digital edition; If you are fortunate enough to go directly through Sony, you will find the following items available for purchase:
- 1 PS5 console or 1 PS5 Digital Edition (of course)
- 2 x DualSense wireless controllers (Bundles, Cosmic Red or Midnight Black)
- 3 Wireless DualSense Controllers (White)
- 1 PS5 Media Remote
- 1 x PULSE 3D wireless headset
How to sign up for the PS5 purchase
The first step is to go to the official Sony registration site . Once there, you will need to log into your PlayStation Network ID under the “Sign in to register” section. Don’t worry if you don’t have a PSN ID; You can do it for free by following this link .
Sony may ask you to update your account with additional information. You can do it right now or click “Do It Later” to continue. However, I was unable to proceed without updating my information, so your mileage may vary. In fact, the site can just be a mess with so many people trying to sign up for a chance to buy a PS5. Please be patient and keep signing in as needed.
Once you are logged in, scroll back to “Sign in to register” and select “Register”. That’s all. From now on, keep an eye on the email address associated with your PSN ID, and if Sony chooses you, the company will email you the date, time and instructions for purchasing your PS5. However, make sure you don’t miss this window; once your time is up, you will have no other opportunity to buy.
[ PCMag ]