PS5 restock is back on Sony Direct
The PS5 drought is over on Sony Direct. Sony will be hosting an invite-only PS5 restock this Thursday, June 17th at 12PM PT. However, even if you don’t get the invite, there’s a chance you can score a PS5.
After its last invite-only feature, Sony offered the PS5 restock to the general public. You’ll be able to get the PS5 via this link for $499 or the PS5 Digital for $399 when stock is back. The news was first reported by PS5 Tracker wario64.
Sony Direct PS5 Restock (coming June 17th)
PS5 Restock Tracker: Where to Look for Stocks
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last recharge June 14)
- best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last re-stocked June 3)
- Gamestop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last play May 26)
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last rest 26 May)
- Dell: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (Last Rest 31 March)
- aim: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last recharge 27 May)
- Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (Last Rest 20 May)
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last recharge 29 April)
- Kohl: PS5 (last recharge April 21)
- Adorama: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition | bundle
- Costco: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (final resting April 22)
- Antonline: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last recharge June 14)
- Sam’s Club: PS5 (last release May 20)
How to Receive Notifications from Sony Direct
To receive special invites from Sony Direct, you’ll need to have an active Sony Direct account and make sure you have notifications set to “Yes.” Creating a Sony Direct account is easy. You can sign up here via this link. Once you’ve set up an account, you’ll want to add your address and billing information. Having this information on file will make it easier to manage getting your PS5 console in your cart.
To turn on notifications from Sony Direct, you’ll want to sign in to your account, click “My Profile,” and then click the “Edit” button from your profile page. You will then be redirected to a new account settings page. From within that page, select “Notifications” from the left column and then make sure you’ve opted-in to receive news and special offers from Sony.
Keep in mind that this trick doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get a timely invite for Thursday’s PS5 drop, but it will increase your chances for the next exclusive Sony Direct PS5 restock event.
How to get a PS5 if you haven’t received the invite
The last time Sony held an invite-only PS5 restock was in April. A few minutes after the invite-only event ended, Sony Direct opened a PS5 queue to the general public. We can’t guarantee they’ll do it again this week, but times are tough, and if you want a PS5, it doesn’t hurt to be online after the 12 p.m. PT event ends. Of course, you can bookmark our page and we’ll keep you updated with the latest PS5 restock news from Sony Direct and all major US retailers.
what to do after queuing
Once you are in the virtual queue, you will be given an estimated wait time. All wait times vary, and there’s a good chance you’ll have a “more than an hour” wait. If so, don’t be discouraged. Your status may change rapidly and you may have a shorter wait time than you anticipated. (For example, after waiting 20 minutes on the last PS5 restock event, our time was reduced from “over an hour” to just 15 minutes).
Additionally, you may need to solve captcha. (It’s a simple challenge/question to make sure you’re not a bot). This usually requires that you select a radio box. As a result, you’ll want to make sure that your browser tab remains prominent, because if it doesn’t you could miss out on your captcha challenge and lose your place in line.