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Sony has opened a public queue to buy the PlayStation 5

It’s been a minute since Sony last offered the PlayStation 5 via its digital storefront. Last month, the company ran public restocks three days in a row, allowing anyone with a PlayStation Network account to line up online for a chance to buy one. And frankly, recent restock events have been fairly easy to breeze through and nab a console. So now is the time to line up, as Sony has a restock going on right now.

Once you wait in the queue and your turn comes around (keep your volume on and you’ll hear a chime) you should be able to shop for a PlayStation 5 console and a selection of accessories and games. While availability has varied for past restock events, it appears Sony is currently only offering the disc-based PS5 for $549.99 with a digital copy of Horizon Forbidden West. Sadly, while we have seen non-bundle options for both the disc-based console and the PS5 Digital Edition in the past, neither is available at the moment.

If you don’t mind opting for a bundle, however, be sure to wait out the queue even if the estimated wait is over an hour, namely because many of these online queues end before the estimated wait time is up. That said, best of luck on getting your new PS5!

Games and accessories you can’t go wrong with

Get your console, get your games, and get your accessories. There are plenty of fantastic titles and accessories for Sony’s next-gen gaming console, but below are a few of our current favorites.


Sony Pulse 3D headset (black)

Sony’s own wireless gaming headset is made to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect and also works on the PS4. This version matches the midnight black DualSense controller and PS5 console covers.


Midnight black DualSense controller

The midnight black DualSense controller sports the same hardware as the original — haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, etc. — only with a two-tone design reminiscent of PS2, PS3, and PS4 consoles.


PlayStation Plus (annual membership)

PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now prepaid membership cards can still be redeemed toward Sony’s three new tiers of its revised service: PlayStation Plus Essential, Extra, and Premium. All of these subscriptions offer online play, with varying degrees of downloadable games included as part of the membership.


Gran Turismo 7

Polyphony Digital’s latest in the long-running “Real Driving Simulator” series. Gran Turismo 7 is a celebration of cars, with an extensive campaign mode and photo mode.


Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac Games’ latest adventure in the Ratchet & Clank series is the most fun entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s both a showcase for amazing graphics and fast loading speeds.


Demon’s Souls (2020)

A remake of the 2009 game Demon’s Souls by FromSoftware, rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games.

Update August 17th, 4:36PM ET: Added specifics regarding Sony’s Horizon Forbidden West bundle, which is currently the only way to purchase a PS5 via today’s restock event.

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