PlayStation 5 stock issues still persist, and if you’ve been unsuccessful in scoring the console, there’s a new method you can try. Sony is now offering direct registration to buy PS5s for the holiday season.
You can sign in to the registration site with your PlayStation Network ID or create a new one to stake your claim. Note that registering doesn’t guarantee you the opportunity to make a purchase: “a limited amount of PS5 consoles available for customers in the U.S. to purchase directly from PlayStation.” Sony will contact those who’ve been selected through email and make its choices “based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.”
Note that being selected doesn’t guarantee you a PS5, either. An “expiration date and time will be included in your selection notification email and while supplies last,” so you can’t just sit on the opportunity and hold your spot. As for those lasting supplies, there’s a limit to how much you can pre-order if you’re selected.
Sony listed the following limited quantities per transaction: one PS5 console (disc or digital versions), two DualSense wireless controllers via the Cosmic Red or Midnight Black bundles, three white DualSense wireless controllers, one PS5 Media Remote, and one Pulse 3D wireless headset.
As for payment and shipping, Sony will accept MasterCard, Visa, and Discover for pre-orders. You can register with a non-U.S. PSN ID, but orders will be canceled if not shipped to a U.S. address.