Amazon offers buyers a new, more orderly way to buy a PS5. You can request an invite to buy on the product page of the console (usually there is a “Buy” button on the right). The company says that if you choose, you will receive an email with a link to make a purchase. Within 72 hours Also, you do not have to be a Prime subscriber to request an invitation.
So far, this invitation-based system only exists on the more expensive $499.99 version of the PlayStation 5 with a Bluray drive, not the digital version. If you’re looking to increase your chances of buying (even if you’re not lucky right away), Sony has long offered continuous registration to consider an invitation to buy a full PS5. I did. All you need is a PSN ID.
Amazon’s timing for this new invite to buy system debuted at an interesting time, or I’ve read it a bit too much. To liven up Wal-Mart Plus Weekend (Wal-Mart’s version of Amazon Prime Day), Wal-Mart Plus subscribers will have the opportunity to purchase PS5 from retailers today at 3:00 pm ET.
With console supply slowing in 2022, the PS5 is one of the few hot tech items that have yet to meet high demand. The Xbox Series X and Series S, like the Nintendo Switch OLED and some high-end PC gaming graphics cards, are easy to find in stock.