9 Things You Should Do With Your PS5 (And 4 Things You Shouldn't)

Technology

GamingBolt 27 June, 2021 - 08:30am 45 views

When does Best Buy restock ps5?

Best Buy PS5 restock date A few things to keep in mind: Best Buy's drops always occur on afternoons (between 12pm ET and 3pm ET) and they always offer the consoles at list price: $499 for the PS5 and $399 for the PS5 Digital. Tom's GuidePS5 restock update: Track on Twitter, Best Buy, Target and more

Podcast Beyond! is live every Wednesday. For more on PS5, check out our PS5 console review and our PS5 wiki guide for tips on how to best use your system. And for more Beyond, be sure to watch the first episode of our Bloodborne let's play!

Read full article at GamingBolt

PS5 owners getting invites from Sony to buy another one — really

Tom's Guide 27 June, 2021 - 06:22pm

Sony is sending PS5 purchase invitations to the wrong people

That’s the only thing we can conclude amid reports that Sony is sending PlayStation Direct invitations to current PS5 owners, letting them know that they can purchase another console. Given the difficulty most of us are having securing one console, this seems like an odd turn of events.

Apparently, Sony sent out a mass email/invitation without vetting who should or shouldn’t get one. The good news for eager fans is that Wario64 and the commenters could theoretically buy a PS5 for a friend or family member.  

That’s the most ideal outcome. At the same time, we could also see a PS5 owner gifted with an invite to buy a second machine simply flipping that extra console on a site like Ebay.

Both Sony and Microsoft have struggled to restock the PS5 and Xbox Series X/S — thanks in part to the Covid-19 pandemic — resulting in a booming second-hand market. The problem is, that’s driving up the price for people who haven’t been able to land a new console yet.

Thankfully, the PS Direct invites aren’t only going to current PS5 owners (and those seeking a profit). Sony isn’t trolling potential customers or looking to rile up long standing fans. The company wants as many people as possible to purchase a PS5.

These PS Direct invites were most likely a mistake — one that could prove beneficial from some of us with generous friends or relatives. Regardless, here’s hoping that everyone who wants a PS5 gets one sooner than later. 

Thank you for signing up to Tom's Guide. You will receive a verification email shortly.

There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.

© Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

PS5 restock: Best Buy restock time was its latest in 2021 – when to buy PS5 next

TechRadar 27 June, 2021 - 06:22pm

Our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider has helped more than a thousand people get the Best Buy stock, even though it was after 5pm EDT.

Trust and credibility: Matt Swider has helped over 50,000 people buy a next-gen console in recent weeks. How? With his tireless 24/7 tracking, in-stock Twitter alerts and exclusive restock reporting.

Click on this example of the Best Buy PS5 restock today to follow Matt Swider and turn on notifications (the little bell icon). 

Matt also issued a guide on how to order the PS5 on Best Buy before it sold out. Knowing which to go for – $499 PS5 Disc or $399 PS5 Digital – is essential before you try to purchase the Sony console.

🚨Pro Tip: PS5 restock 🏷BEST BUY🏷⚠️Sources: there are 5x more PS5 Disc than PS5 Digital consoles that just came this afternoon. It'll be hard, but keep trying!♻️RT this + follow @mattswiderDigital ($399) https://t.co/zBCWLFWVVPDisc ($499) https://t.co/AjQJ37QctFGL! pic.twitter.com/HXBZbZEbD8June 24, 2021

The Best Buy PS5 restock time was so late in the day that we didn't think it was going to happen. This is because Best Buy didn't have inventory in all of its warehouses for much of June 24, according to our exclusive sources. At the least second, the restock, already delayed from Monday, actually took place. 

Best Buy wasn't alone. There was a Costco PS5 restock that was members-only. Often Walmart has a console restock on Thursdays, though we had our doubts based on our sources (Walmart had a big PS5 restock last week, too).

The PS5 restock at Costo today finally happened, although it was a region-limited bundle (meaning it may not have been in your zip code) and for Costco members only. That type of restock is instantly met with 'who's next' replies – 'when is Best Buy' – on the Twitter account of PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider.

The good news is that Best Buy did have a restock at the very end of the day – just after 5pm EDT, with Matt Swider sending an instant alert on Twitter. Both the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition consoles were in stock.

This Best Buy PS5 restock was overdue: it was supposed to have it on Monday (likely originally meant to compete with Prime Day 2021 deals) but that had to be rearranged, as we're told some Best Buy warehouses have struggled to get inventory in this week. Again, this is why the Thursday restock was so late.

Our sources at some key warehouses had zero consoles, while Best Buy warehouse contacts did have enough consistent with a drop. Best Buy usually waits until stores nationwide can be sent the PS5 restock from the warehouses to stores for customer pick-up (after the purchase is secured online).

Walmart just had a restock for PS5 Digital Edition last Thursday, and it sold so many PS5 consoles it ran out of inventory and had to promise many buyers a free upgrade to PS5 Disc – without paying customers paying the $100 premium. It wouldn't do that if it had ample inventory for this week.

Last week was a very good week for PS5 restock news. We saw the Sony console at Walmart, Sam's Club, Target and Antonline in the span of four days. This week is a different story – we had the long-awaited Amazon PS5 restock, but little else.

Here's where we saw consoles yesterday, June 23.

Today's Restock Re-cap✅🥳8am: Target Xbox Series X restock✅🥱2pm: Gamestop Xbox, but All-Access✅🥳2pm: Sony Direct for PS5 w/ email invites❌😬5pm: No Sony Direct for all users✅🥱8pm: Costco expensive Xbox bundleLet's see what happens Thursdayhttps://t.co/lB3g2Sm1sxJune 24, 2021

Technically, Sony Direct restock had a restock on June 23 but the virtual queue was for people with a special (randomly sent) email invite. It never opened up the virtual queue to everyone else at 5pm EDT yesterday, although we did live stream a PS5 restock Q&A off the back of the virtual queue not happening. 

There was a GameStop Xbox Series X restock, and three additional places had the console – all yesterday. So PS5 restock events have been lagging behind this week – with the exception of that Amazon PS5 restock. Newegg did have a PS5 Digital bundle in stock this week alongside the Newegg Shuffle GPU restock, but that was also a lottery system, and a much smaller one.

Stat tuned for more PS5 restock news, as we continue to send out alerts whenever stores in the US get inventory, or our sources tell us that there's going to be the $499 PS5 Disc or $399 PS5 Digital in stock nationwide.

Thank you for signing up to TechRadar. You will receive a verification email shortly.

There was a problem. Please refresh the page and try again.

© Future US, Inc. 11 West 42nd Street, 15th Floor, New York, NY 10036.

Sharing PS5 Gameplay to Twitter Could Get Your Account Locked

IGN India 27 June, 2021 - 06:22pm

Ubisoft programmer Anthony Barranco claimed he received a notice that his Twitter account was locked for having “infringed on copyrighted works” by sharing gameplay for Sackboy: A Big Adventure to Twitter back in December 2020.

“The irony here is multi-layered,” he said in a follow up tweet. “1) this is native twitter integration with PS5 to share gameplay, 2) it's a game made by Sony PlayStation but also music that it's music owned by Sony.”

Others have reported similar issues on Twitter.

And it isn’t restricted to that platform either, though Twitter appears to be the latest online platform to suffer from misuse of copyright claims of this kind.

Reason being, the PS5 share feature allows users to share gameplay to YouTube as well. Last year, some YouTubers have received copyright strikes for sharing PS5 gameplay on the platform. A cursory check indicates the likes of God of War creator David Jaffe also being struck by a copyright claim albeit for sharing gameplay to YouTube last year.

It’ll be interesting to see how rampant these issues end up being as this generation of consoles progress and users take to the internet to share their favourite gameplay moments. Hopefully Sony’s response to those actually using its features like built-in sharing is more level-headed going forward.

PS5 stock UK LIVE – Argos consoles to go live ‘NEXT WEEK’ & Amazon to restock bundles from Monday plus Curr...

The Sun 27 June, 2021 - 06:22pm

News Corp is a network of leading companies in the worlds of diversified media, news, education, and information services.

AMAZON is set to restock Ratchet & Clank bundles from Monday and will be available until July 6 - and Argos will release online stock next week.

A PS5 stock tracker page announced the deal which will set gamers back £509.99.

It comes after the much-sought console dropped at GAME and Very's UK online stores last Monday and Tuesday.

A huge Playstation 5 restock has long been predicted and it seems like we could finally see a proper supply of consoles on the shelves this month.

The PS5 was released six months ago to critical acclaim but for millions of gamers it has proven almost impossible to get hold of.

Thanks to parts shortages, coronavirus-related delays and then, incredibly, a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal and holding up deliveries, supplies to the UK has been incredibly limited.

PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

“I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

ROCKSTAR GAMES SHUTTING DOWN GRAND THEFT AUTO MULTIPLAYER MODE ON SOME CONSOLES

Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has announced that it is shutting down the game’s popular multiplayer mode on some consoles.

GTA Online, which is played by more than 100,000 people globally, will cease to exist on Xbox 360 and PS3 from December 16.

The move will bring an end to the multiplayer mode as well as website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, Rockstar said.

The US company will continue to run the service on Xbox One and PS4, where it’s still going strong nearly eight years on from the launch of GTA 5. “Please note, these changes are strictly for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online,” Rockstar said in a statement on Wednesday.

The shutdown “will have no impact on access to, or progress within, the Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode”, the New York-based firm added.

PS5 OWNERS CAN NOW BUY ANOTHER PS5, SONY REVEALS

Sony are allowing PS5 owners grab another console – after purchase invitations for a new wave of PlayStation Direct stock have been sent out to those who may already own Sony’s elusive console. 

Twitter’s user and PS5 owner, @Wario64 shared a screenshot that showed he had received an invitation to purchase another console via Sony’s PlayStation Direct program, despite already owning a PS5.

This was later confirmed by a number of Reddit users who received the same invitation. 

ARGOS RESTOCK EXPECTED FROM MONDAY JUNE 28

The next retailer rumoured to be doing a drop is Argos, which is said to have a restock next week (w/c Monday 28 June) – with stock releasing at 8am – so set those alarms early if you want to get your hands on a console.

WHEN WILL JOHN LEWIS BE RESTOCKING THE PS5? 

Whilst John lewis had a small release in the second week of June and selling out instantly, it’s worth noting that, as retailer’s go, John Lewis’s drops are always very small. 

There’s no news currently on when the next John Lewis drop will be, but keep an eye on their official website so you’re in the best chance of getting your hands on one. 

BATTLEFIELD 2042 TO BE FILLED WITH BOTS ON PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X

When Battlefield 2042 was announced, it was revealed that players on Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC would be able to play in servers with up to 128 players at once.

However, you might not always be playing against humans in those matches, with EA now explaining AI bots will also be taking place in the game. 

In conversation with The Verge, EA explained that up to 64 ‘AI soldiers’ could be used to fill up empty lobbies depending on factors like your region, platform and the time of day.

However, the company added that human players will always take priority, therefore it is thought that during busy times you won’t run into many AI.

GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 REVAMPED EDITION COMING LATER THIS YEAR

A revamped version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to next-gen consoles later this year.

The legendary crime simulator will be re-released for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Although it came out in 2013, it’s received myriad updates – and still remains one of the best games you can buy today.

Now an “expanded and enhanced” version of both GTA 5 and its multiplayer counterpart GTA Online are launching for next-gen consoles on November 11.

GTA Online will be available as a standalone option to PS5 players for free for the first three months. It’s an exclusive deal, and won’t be offered to Xbox Series X or Series S owners this time.

VIRTUAL FIGHTER 5 INCLUDED IN FREE GAMES FOR PS PLUS THIS MONTH

There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month.

The first is a PS5-only offering called Operation: Tango - described as a co-op spy adventure where you complete missions in a near-future sci-fi world. It’s available until Monday, July 5.

Then PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown, which is available until Monday, August 2.

Finally there’s Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a space battle game where you take on the role of a starfighter pilot following the events of the Return of the Jedi.

It’s up for grabs until Monday, July 5.

Battlefield 6 (or Battlefield VI) is an unannounced first-person shooter game expected to land later this year.

The upcoming EA title will follow on from 2018’s hugely successful Battlefield 5.

It hasn’t been formally unveiled, by EA has confirmed that the game is being developed – and will soon be revealed.

ARGOS ONLINE PS5 STOCK TO GO LIVE NEXT WEEK

Online tracker account @Ps5StockAlertUK said that in store walk-in sales were going ahead in stores today.

The popular stock tracker says online sales are to go ahead next week.

It tweeted: "A fellow follower of ours has notified us at 10:56am with evidence that Argos are allowing walk-ins only for today (Sunday) with online sales to go ahead next week."

WATCH: BLACK AND RED PS5 DUALSENSE CONTROLLERS UNVEILED BY SONY

CYBERPUNK 2077 PERFORMANCE NOW AT A 'SATISFYING' LEVEL, SAYS CD PROJEKT CEO

CD Projekt has said it believes Cyberpunk 2077‘s performance has now reached a “satisfying” level, following six months of patches designed to improve the game from its much-criticised launch state.

CEO Adam Kiciński commented during a WSE Innovation Day conference (via TVN24) that the developer now feels it is able to dedicate more attention to improving other elements of the game, such as common complaints around game systems and features.

The majority of the company’s 600 employees will continue to work on updates to Cyberpunk 2077 and the new-gen console version planned for release later this year, he said.

“We have reached a satisfying level in this regard,” the CEO said regarding the current stability and performance of the game.

SONY TO UNVEIL VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET DESIGNED FOR PS5 NEXT YEAR

Sony says it’s working on a new virtual reality headset designed for the PlayStation 5 – and it could be out as early as next year.

The Japanese tech titan has already teased some of the PSVR 2’s specs and capabilities, but is keeping the exact release date a closely guarded secret.

In a recent report, Bloomberg claimed that the PSVR 2 will be released in late 2022.

Sources with inside knowledge of the project told the news site that Sony plans to use Samsung OLED panels in its high-tech headset.

BBCIPLAYER SOON TO LAUNCH ON PS5

If, like many of you have been keeping up to date with the latest news from Playstation, you would know BBCiPlayer is soon to have a feature on the PS5, however, whilst there are currently some technical difficulties, there is due to be an app for the iPlayer, which Sony are currently working on.

GAMER NEWS: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED FOR CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release date.

And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

The game was supposed to come out back in 2020, but it was ultimately pushed to 2021.

Now the official Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance release date is June 22, 2021.

The game is available from 5am UK time on Tuesday, June 22.

However, developers have said that there has been a delay in the game appearing on some storefronts.

Dark Alliance is available on a host of platforms.

You can play it on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and Windows PC.

Sadly there’s no support for Mac or Nintendo Switch.

WHAT IS DUNGEONS & DRAGONS DARK ALLIANCE?

Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance is a brand new third-person RPG for consoles and PC.

If the name didn’t give it away, it’s based on Dungeons & Dragons – the legendary role tabletop game.

The game borrows characters from The Legend of Drizzt novel series – four of which are playable. And it’s set in Icewind Dale, a frozen tundra in the deep north of Faerûn.

There are single-player and multiplayer modes, including four-person co-op. Reception to the game so far has been average, earning middling scores across the board.

On Metacritic, it holds a 69/100 score on PS5, 63/100 on PC and 60/100 on Xbox Series X.

HOW TO REDEEM CODE ON FORTNITE

Got a Fortnite code and want to redeem it? It’s easy when you know how.

There are two main ways to redeem a Fortnite code.

The first is through the Epic Games launcher, and the second is via the Epic Games website.

Both methods take about the same amount of time.

Battlefield 6 (or Battlefield VI) is an unannounced first-person shooter game expected to land later this year.

The upcoming EA title will follow on from 2018's hugely successful Battlefield 5.

It hasn't been formally unveiled, by EA has confirmed that the game is being developed – and will soon be revealed.

Sony says it’s working on a new virtual reality headset designed for the PlayStation 5 – and it could be out as early as next year.

The Japanese tech titan has already teased some of the PSVR 2’s specs and capabilities but is keeping the exact release date a closely guarded secret.

Following months of leaks and rumours, Sony confirmed it was working on the PSVR 2 in a blog post in February.

The company said that the device would not be launching in 2021, but stopped short of giving an expected release window.

In a recent report, Bloomberg claimed that the PSVR 2 will be released in late 2022.

Bored of your plain PS5 controller? Well lucky for you Argos has released a cosmic red dualsense controller.

For a better look at the striking design and for the price, click here.

GENIUS PS5 TRICK GETS YOU NEW FEATURES BEFORE EVERYONE ELSE

Playstation 5 owners can now bag new features earlier than their pals.

Sony has launched a special scheme that gives you special access to upcoming features – BEFORE they go live for everyone else.

Normally new features for gadgets and consoles are trialled internally – and then released to the world.

But some companies will let select users try out features early, to see if they work well.

The PS5 is Sony's latest and greatest gaming console.

It's the successor to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and is available in two distinct versions.

Those are the pricey PS5 proper with all the bells and whistles, and the digital edition, which is cheaper but with no disc tray.

They're going head-to-head with Microsoft's next-gen consoles, the  Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Like Sony, Microsoft has opted to launch two machines: A full-works console with a higher price tag and a cheaper one without a disc tray.

Amazon is flogging an amazing Nintendo Switch bundle that saves you just over £40.

The rare Amazon Prime Day deal is a great chance to bag the console before the Christmas shopping season.

Of course, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to snag the discounted price.

The deal includes a Nintendo Switch (Red & Blue), as well as three games.

For a list of the best deals, click here.

SCARLET NEXUS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER FROM AMAZON FOR £49.99

With more Playstation 5 stock being released over the past month, Playstation news is becoming more exciting with each release – this time Scarlet Nexus – with £5 off the RRP at Amazon.

Best Horror Games to Play on PS5 | Game Rant

GameRant 27 June, 2021 - 06:22pm

While there aren't many horror games currently available built specifically for the PS5, the PS5 still has access to an impressive library of horror titles. This is thanks to the PS5's backward compatibility with the PS4, which allows it to access virtually every PS4 horror game. Throw in some PlayStation 2 era horror games that are also available to play on the PlayStation 5 thanks to backward compatibility, and Sony's next-generation console is off to a strong start for horror fans.

Here are the best horror games currently available on the PlayStation 5, from those with PS5 specific versions to those that were originally released for the PlayStation 4.

Dead by Daylight was a PlayStation 5 launch title, though it doesn't really take full advantage of the PS5's added horsepower just yet. Behaviour Interactive has plans to update Dead by Daylight in the months ahead to give the game a significant visual overhaul, which will in turn allow it to better take advantage of next-generation hardware like the PS5. Some of these updates have already been released, and more should be coming in future.

Even without all the next-gen bells and whistles that some may expect from a PS5 game, Dead by Daylight is still a solid choice for horror fans, especially those who are looking for a horror-themed multiplayer game.

Observer: System Redux is an enhanced version of Bloober Team's cyberpunk horror game Observer. It features upgraded graphics and performance on PS5, plus some extra side content that wasn't available at all in the original game. Observer: System Redux is the definitive way to experience what is arguably Bloober Team's best game to date, and it's definitely one of the more notable PS5 horror games so far.

Resident Evil Village DLC is in development, so it seems fans of the game have new content to look forward to. In the meantime, those that play it on PS5 can enjoy the best-looking version of Resident Evil Village available, with sharper graphics and virtually nonexistent load times when compared to its last-gen counterpart.

There will be plenty more PS5 horror games released in future, so fans of the genre should stay tuned.

PS5 Restock: Best Buy, Antonline, GameStop & More Expected to Drop This Week – June 28-July 4

Gaming INTEL 27 June, 2021 - 06:22pm

Although it seems that PS5 restocks are getting more common with every passing week, there are still millions of gamers looking for their next-gen consoles. And we can’t blame them for wanting an upgrade, especially after seeing the differences between Horizon Forbidden West on PS4 vs PS5.

Don’t worry if you’re still on the search, we’ve got plenty of new restocks on the way. It’s no wonder that Sony believes PS5 stock issues are coming to an end soon!

Without further delay, here’s where to find a PS5 restock in the week running June 28-July 4.

It seems to be 2 weeks on and 2 weeks off when it comes to restocks at Best Buy. Therefore, after our first drop in weeks appearing at the retailer on June 24, we expect a second wave coming very soon.

The retailer does tend to restock on Thursdays, but we’ve seen a Monday or two in the past too. For the best possible chance at securing the next-gen console, make sure to keep an eye on our stock trackers above for quick updates!

We don’t know for sure that Antonline will have more stock to sell, but the online retailer has dropped PS5s for the last 3 weeks without fail. Assuming that the trend continues, we expect another wave arriving as we head into July.

Bear in mind, Antonline always sells PS5s in bundles, meaning that you’ll be paying a higher price for the console. However, it’s been known to be one of the easiest stores to buy from – you just have to get there first.

We didn’t get a GameStop PS5 restock last week, but the week prior was an excellent time to be a fan of the company. Recently, GameStop has been offering PowerUp Rewards Pro members a chance to purchase a PS5 bundle with priority.

Non-members also get a shot at the next-gen units, and we’re hoping this week will see stock return. PS5 consoles are also coming to GameStop in-store soon, rumors suggest, and they could be dropping this week!

As one final note, LordOfRestocks on Twitter reports that using Apple Pay at GameStop will lead to the easiest possible checkout of a PS5. Be sure to set it up early for the best results!

It’s been another week without a Walmart PS5 restock, which isn’t too surprising given that some customers are still waiting on their June 17 orders to ship. We don’t think that Walmart will be restocking consoles online this week, but you don’t need to restrict yourself to the retailer’s online store.

After all, it looks as though Walmart has PS5 stock arriving for in-store pickup. We recommend taking care when buying online from this store anyway, as scalpers are currently selling PS5s on Walmart’s website for huge prices!

Walmart is notoriously bad at shipping PS5s, so buying one in-store is always preferable.

Although June was a rocky time for restocks at PlayStation Direct, we’re hoping July will be much better. After all, PS Direct has had consoles to sell for the last two weeks.

It’s worth noting that last week’s PS5 restock was invite-only, according to reports. And although it appears that very few gamers if any were able to queue for a device without an invite, Sony could be dropping once again in the coming week.

We’ll have to wait and see if there’s enough stock for another shot this time around.

It’s been 2 weeks since we finally got our first PS5 restock of the month with a very limited drop on June 16. Although PS5 restocks are getting huge changes at Target, we’re yet to see an increase in stock at the major retailer.

Jake Randall believes that we won’t see another Target restock for at least another week, and we always believe him when it comes to Target. It’s always possible that the store will suddenly restock in the coming week, but given Randall’s insider knowledge, it’s certainly unlikely.

There’s no way to predict when Amazon will be dropping PS5 consoles, as the online retailer appears to pick dates completely at random. The exception to the rule was last week, where we were able to predict a restock for Amazon Prime Day.

Now that Prime Day is over, we’ve seen the retailer go live with Disc and Digital PS5 stock. But one Amazon employee is leaking thousands of extra PS5 consoles are ready to ship!

That’s all we know about the PS5 restock wave from June 28-July 4 right now, but be sure to stay tuned for updated information as it arrives.

Don’t miss the upcoming PlayStation Experience event for all the latest PS4/PS5 gaming news! Meanwhile, we have a new release date for the PSVR 2, thanks to a reliable leak!

IS this is Canada as well or only in the USA?

Why Are PS5s Still Sold Out? When You Can Expect to Find One

Distractify 27 June, 2021 - 05:40pm

Jun. 24 2021, Published 6:33 p.m. ET

Since Sony's newest console, the PlayStation 5, dropped in November 2020, gamers have been scrambling for a chance to get their hands on one. The console has long been out of stock, and for a time the only way to purchase one on-demand was to pay scalpers' prices on resale sites.

More than six months after the console's release, the PS5 is still next to impossible to get, with many gamers unable to secure an order for one. Why are PS5s still sold out everywhere?

Gamers who have been religiously hunting down the elusive console often find restocks sell out within minutes, and even those with some of the best methods to alert of sales are coming up empty-handed.

This is mostly due to the continued semiconductor shortage. This chip is used in the manufacturing of the PS5, and there has been a global shortage, affecting industries ranging from video games to medical equipment.

Unfortunately, it doesn't look as though these shortages will improve anytime soon, and according to Tom's Guide, it'll be difficult to find a PS5 well into 2022.

“I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn’t be able to catch up with demand,” Hiroki Totoki, CFO of the Sony Group, is reported to have said during a private briefing, per Bloomberg.

Tom's Guide reports that Sony has considered altering the PS5's design to accommodate the shortage, though it's currently unclear if it will decide to move forward with a different design.

"We’re aiming for more sales volume than the PS4 [in its second year]. But can we drastically increase the supply? No, that’s not likely," Hiroki said of the PS5's second-year sales, per VGC. “The shortage of semiconductors is one factor, but there are other factors that will impact on the production volume.”

At present, there are no retail outlets that sell the PS5 in their stores, as all restocks are currently done through online retailers. Since Sony has stated that it'll likely be well into 2022 before the current shortage can be addressed, it's likely gamers won't be able to find the console in stores until mid-2022 at earliest.

Of course, this could change, but at this time, Sony has not announced any plans for the PS5 to be available to consumers in store.

For now, if you're looking to secure a PS5, there are other methods you can implement to secure yourself a PS5. The Twitter account @Wario64 often has some of the most up-to-date information on PS5 restocks, and turning on Twitter notifications for the account has proven successful for many.

There are also a variety of Google Chrome extensions that will notify you of a restock the moment it happens. Some retailers will also inform customers by email of an impending restock. Many who currently own a PS5 have used a combination of these methods.

© Copyright 2021 Distractify. Distractify is a registered trademark. All Rights Reserved. People may receive compensation for some links to products and services on this website. Offers may be subject to change without notice.

Technology Stories