Get Instant Notifications When a Specific PS5 Game Is on Sale
As prices for console games continue to rise, it makes less and less financial sense to pre-order games or buy them on launch day. Especially when the same game could be available for 30% or more of the list price in a few months – by that time these critical bugs will also be fixed. If you’ve been having trouble buying PS5 games, you can now use a built-in feature that notifies you when certain games are on sale . As long as you add these games to your wishlist, you will receive a notification when the price drops.
We’ll show you how to add PS5 games to your wishlist and how to set up price drop alerts.
How to add PS5 games to your wishlist
There are two ways to add PS5 games to your wishlist: via the PlayStation app on your phone and via the PlayStation Store on your console. Open either of these two and find the game you were looking at. Click the heart icon on the store page to add it to your wishlist. You can view your wishlist anytime in the PlayStation app by going to the Store tab, which is the button in the center of the bottom bar, and clicking the heart icon in the upper right corner of the screen.
Likewise, you can open the PlayStation Store on your PS5 and go to the store page of any game. There, you can click the Wishlist button next to the Buy button to add it to your Wishlist. You can view your wishlist on your PS5 by opening PlayStation Store and clicking the heart icon on the top bar.
How to get PS5 price drop alerts on your phone
Since you won’t always be using your console, price cut alerts are best used in the PlayStation app on your smartphone ( iPhone / Android ). Sign in to the app with your PlayStation account, tap the game controller icon in the lower left corner of the screen and tap the gear icon in the upper right corner to open the settings. Click on ” Push Notifications” and scroll down to the ” Accounts & Offers ” section. Make sure wishlist updates are enabled here.
Finally, in your smartphone settings, enable notifications for the PlayStation app. That’s all! When a game from your wishlist goes on sale, the PlayStation app will send you a push notification to your smartphone.
How to enable wishlist alerts on PS5
Your PS5 can also notify you when games on your wishlist are on sale. To enable this, go to the PS5 home screen and press the up arrow button on your controller, then select Settings and go to the Notifications menu.
Make sure Allow Pop-up Notifications is enabled. Then scroll down to Wishlist Updates and turn on Show Popups . You can also choose if you want to see these pop-ups while playing a game, watching a video, or while streaming.