You can now sign up to buy a PS5 using the PlayStation app, giving customers the option to purchase the console directly from Sony.
In its latest promotion, Sony will be offering a limited number of PS5 consoles for sale to select customers. You can sign up for a chance to receive an exclusive invitation to purchase the consoles, and if you’re lucky enough to be chosen, you’ll be contacted by email with instructions on how to complete your PS5 purchase.
Although the PS5 is approaching its two-year anniversary in November, PS5 stock is still hard to come by due to high demand and supply issues caused by the current global semiconductor shortage. If you’re tired of waiting for stock notifications or always seem to miss the latest PS5 restock, it’s worth signing up to buy a console directly from Sony.
How to register to buy a PS5
To sign up to buy a PS5 on the PlayStation app, head to the store section and click on the “Offers” tab. Scroll down until you see the promotion banner for PS5 and the “Join Now” button.
Click on it and you will be prompted to sign in to the PlayStation website using your PSN ID. If you don’t have an account yet, you will need to create one.
This promotion is only available in the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg. You will need to ensure that your email address is the one associated with your PSN name.
Of course, it goes without saying that just because you register your interest in buying a PS5 doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be selected. It really is a lottery, and some users who have benefited from the program have said that it took them months to be selected.
Sony has also provided the answers to some frequently asked questions that are worth noting. For example, if you receive an invitation, the purchase window is only open for a limited time and while supplies last. That means there’s a chance you can still log in and see the stock is sold out, so don’t miss your window.
As you’d expect, you can only purchase one PS5 console per PSN ID per household, and registering more than once won’t increase your chances of being selected. PS Plus members who are invited will have the added benefit of being able to take advantage of free express delivery.