Why it matters: Are you hoping to get an unattainable PlayStation 5 console this holiday season, but worry that your chances are somewhere between few and none? Sony is giving American customers hope by signing up for their PS5 remake events.
Sony confirms that only a limited number of PS5 consoles will be available for US customers to purchase, so sign up here if you'd like a chance to receive an invite to a refund event.
Anyone wishing to participate requires a US address and PlayStation Network ID - you must be logged into your PSN account - and you must be logged in to receive marketing emails from Sony.
Doing so does not guarantee that you will receive an invitation. Sony says the selection process is based on interests and past PlayStation activities. While there is some ambiguity about its exact meaning, it is possible that we found that speculator accounts were not created recently with the intention of buying the PS5 and then selling it for a fortune on eBay.
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Sony also says that pre-orders for the PS5 controller are limited to one number per PSN ID — this is a PS5 console or a digital copy of the PS5, not both.
Beginning in November 2021, selected individuals will receive an email with the date, time, and instructions for purchasing a PS5 console. Guests have a limited opportunity to book an order, exact details are included in notifications.
The PlayStation 5 is one of the consumer products that has suffered the most from the lack of chips. AMD, which supplies its custom PS5, believes the situation will not improve until the second half of 2022. In May, Sony said PS5 production would increase in the second half of this year and "hopes" it will be released this holiday season, but do not hold your breath.
Sony is letting US residents sign up for PS5 this holiday season
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