Sony has had slightly more frequent restocks of its flagship console lately.
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The PS5 is included in the new boxed bundles of the console. The price of the bundle with the PS5 is $549, which is $20 cheaper than the price of the game.

The PS5 consoles have arrived. There is a chance to join the public queue for a chance to buy a PS5 that has a disc drive. The PS5 Digital Edition may have a disc drive on offer, as well as your choice of accessories and games. Sony has routinely offered invite-only opportunities to buy a PS5 but recently it has also run public ones, allowing anyone with a PSN account to take a crack at purchasing a console.

If you make it through to checkout, you'll need to sign in to your account, so be sure to jump in line right away. The key to being patient is that Sony's site often gives an estimated wait time of one hour or more. Some people may get lucky with a shorter wait time at the beginning while others may have a long road ahead of them. People with long wait times have recently been able to buy a console. I have personally seen my timer go as low as 11 minutes remaining before I can climb back up.

If you can get in, you can buy a console without the need for a pricey bundle. Sony has a limit of one console per account.

You don't need to refresh the page if you are in the queue.

You can play both digital and physical games on the PS4 and PS5.

While you wait in the queue...

You can buy games and accessories for your console from Sony, but here are some options to consider, whether you're shopping for exclusive games or colorful accessories.

The red and black design of the Cosmic red controller is similar to the original dualsense controller.

The new game in the series, Horizon Forbidden West, puts you back in control of Aloy, as he travels through a vast open world filled with machine animals. The PS4 physical version is $10 cheaper than the PS5 physical version.

  • $70 at PlayStation Store
  • $59 at Amazon (PS4)

The latest adventure in the Ratchet and Clank series is the most fun yet. It is the first to launch on PS5 and it is a showcase for amazing graphics and fast loading speeds.

  • $70 at Best Buy
  • $70 at Target

Bluepoint Games rebuilt the game from the ground up.

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