The story of the PlayStation 5 hasn’t been about killer next

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imageThe story of the PlayStation 5 hasn’t been about killer next-gen games or technological benchmarks, but about how, in the 11 months since it was released, it’s been maddeningly difficult to buy one.For some, that might be about to get a bit less difficult.Today, Sony put up a website that allows you to put your name in a hat for a PS5 restock next month.

Advertisement There are some ground rules.First, you’ll need to have an account with PlayStation Network (PSN).That’s Sony’s online membership that allows you to buy games and such from the PlayStation Store, as well as sign up for services like PS Plus and PS Now.Also, though it’s technically open to folks living abroad, you can only get consoles shipped to an address in the United States.

And you’re limited to just one console (either the $499 standard edition with a disc drive or the $399 model without) per PSN account.

To take part, first sign into your PSN account .You’ll then have to knock out one of those silly little internet verification puzzles.Then, click the “sign up” button.That’s it! You’re signed up.

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Note that this doesn’t guarantee you a slot.According to Sony, selections are based on a mixture of available supply and decided by “previous interests and PlayStation activities,” which sounds a little sinister.If you’re chosen, Sony will send out an email to the address associated with your PSN account.

It’ll include a time and date for when you’ll be able to log on and buy your console, along with an expiration time and date for when your invite closes.Confirmation emails will start rolling out early next month.

So, yeah, the chances are slim that it all works out in the end.But hey, clicking through an inane captcha check beats the heck out of lining up in the middle of the night outside of your local Best Buy.

Game Tips DISCUSSION By Badprenup I absolutely do not understand why every single retailer does not have a system where you provide a name, credit or debit card, phone number, email address, and a non-PO box address and are put on a list to get a PS5 or Series X when it is available at that retailer.

This is such a stupidly easy problem to fix, without being able to fix the shortage problem itself.

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