Sony Direct PS5 replenishment: what time and how to get the email invitation

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Update: The first restocking of the PS5 at Sony Direct was today at 2:00 p.m. EDT – if you had an email invitation from the official PlayStation 5 brand store. could be a second Sony Direct PS5 restock tonight.

If you does not have receive the invitation email, step 1) follow our PS5 replenishes Twitter tracker Matt Swider for alerts – track and activate notifications. 2nd step) subscribe to our email alerts. Sony Direct is the online store that often (not always) opens a second virtual queue for all subsequent registered PSN users. It didn’t happen at 5:00 p.m. EDT, but the most popular time in the second half of 2021 is 6:00 p.m. EDT or 6:05 p.m. EDT and we’ll be watching closely to see if it happens then.

Matt Swider has helped 90,000 people buy a next-gen console through these alerts:

Here’s a great example of what those crucial PS5 replenishment alerts look like:

(Image credit: Twitter / Matt Swider)

Sony Direct replenishment time today

There are two times to verify Sony Direct PS5 replenishment today and one has already happened. It all depends on whether or not you have the console manufacturer’s email invitation.

If you received the invitation by email, the virtual queue started at exactly 2:00 p.m. EDT / 11:00 a.m. PDT, according to the official email invitation sent to hundreds of users. This is an exclusive PS5 restock, which means your odds are much higher, but you’re not sure you can buy a console to go to checkout.

If you didn’t get the email invitation, look for Matt Swider to tweet about a possible PS5 replenishment open to anyone with an active PSN account. The time is less precise here, but in the second half of 2021, it recently happened between 6 p.m. EDT and 6:05 a.m. PDT. At that point, it starts with a waiting room before throwing everyone into a virtual queue that lasts about 30 minutes before Sony Direct runs out completely.

How to get the Sony Direct email invitation

Obviously, the easiest replenishment time is 2:00 p.m. EDT during the exclusive virtual queue. As we’ve reported in the past, getting that coveted email invitation is mostly a matter of luck, as it’s randomly sent to registered PSN users.

However, as noted if you’ve already signed up for Matt’s crucial replenishment newsletter emails, you can also open up to Sony marketing emails by diving deep into your PSN account settings: Account Settings> Notifications> Check the first item regarding the special reception. Sony offers.

(Image credit: Matt Swider)

Sony Direct PS5 restocking tips

The best strategy tips we have for a Sony Direct PS5 restock really depend on when you buy the console. If it’s during the previous exclusive email invitation virtual queue, you want to make sure you’ve only opened one web browser. This is because you log into your PSN account in advance.

However, if you don’t have the Sony Direct email invitation, you browse the virtual queue first, and if selected, then log in. So, opening Sony Direct to as many different browsers and devices as possible will only increase your chances.

One of the people who got it from Matt Swider’s Twitter Alerts can be seen below:

(Image credit: Twitter / Matt Swider)

Will Sony Direct be the only restocking for the PS5 this week?

We saw a small Target PS5 restock this week, but it happened locally and the US retailer only waited a week and a half between the PlayStation 5 drops. That means there was not a lot of PS5 inventory and that most stores in New York and New Jersey, for example, didn’t appear to have consoles on hand.

There is a GameStop Halo Xbox Series restock tomorrow for a “super bundle” at 11am EDT, but there is no PS5 restocking news for GameStop this week. Sony Direct is the only advertised replenishment, and even then it is only guaranteed to people with the email invitations.

PS5 replenishment situation will not improve in 2021

We will continue to see the PS5 restocking in the US, but nearly unobtainable for a variety of reasons. At the heart of the problem is a global shortage of chips.

But it goes further. Demand has increased for the semiconductors at the heart of these PS5 chips. So every laptop that home workers have needed over the past year and a half and every new car with an increasing amount of silicon inside has affected Sony and even Apple (it was once thought to have escaped this. problem).

Even when the PS5 consoles arrive in the United States, they are stuck in short-term shipping ships as customers have to empty containers at ports in Miami, Florida and Long, Beach, California.

Finally, stores – both online and in stores – have been plagued by resellers. People are using bots online and just camping out to sell the PS5 for a profit. That’s why you can’t find a PS5 in stock – there are many factors that go into this puzzle.

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