Update 16:17 ET, 12/18: 30 minutes after going live, the PS5 is now out of stock at Sony Direct. If you were in the queue and are still seeing a wait time, you’ll be sadly disappointed with an ‘out of stock’ notice when making it to the site.
If you’re searching where to buy PS5, Sony Direct had PS5 consoles in stock, but they are now sold out. However, there is still hope.
Sony Direct PS5 restocks are only live for a short period but there’s good news: they often appear to be opening up the purchase queues every weekday, so check back in routinely to see if they’re back in stock.
A few weeks ago we saw such a situation happening and it appears Sony has a few hundred consoles available for purchase.
If you didn’t make it through today at Sony Direct, check Target tomorrow morning – word is the PS5 restock is happening there too.
How to prepare for a Sony Direct PS5 stock drop
If, at a later date, you are make it into the queue, make sure that you keep your browser sound on to hear the chime if you get to the front of the queue – it appears places are randomly assigned and sadly there’s no way to know if you’re going to be able to grab stock – as Sony says, just getting in the queue is no guarantee of snagging a console.
Also remember to make sure you’ve got a PSN account with Sony, and fill it with payment and shipping details to make your life a little bit easier and make it through. You’ll only have 10 minutes when the chime goes, so act quickly.
If you miss out on Sony’s PS5 stock or simply want to know where to buy PS5 quickly, you’ll find all the links to buy PS5 at various retailers at the top of this page, including the PS5 Digital Edition. Keep checking these links as you never know when more consoles will hit the shelves… although we’re keeping our ear to the ground to find out when the next drops are coming.