You can now register to possibly receive a PS5 in time for the holidays in the US. The order in which the recipients will be determined appears to hinge on how dedicated you have been to PlayStation in the past.
The first anniversary of the PS5 is almost upon us. A month from now will mark the next-gen console’s first birthday and remarkably, shortages of the console are ongoing. That’s despite PlayStation having sold more than ten million of them so far. If you still find yourself without one and you’re desperate to have a PS5 in time for the holidays, Sony might be about to throw you a lifeline.
You can now register with PlayStation for the chance to buy a PS5 over the holiday season. All you need to do is head to PlayStation’s website and register your interest in receiving an invitation to buy a console before the end of the year. It’s only open to US customers, and if you are selected PlayStation will contact you by email at a later date.
Don’t panic and go registering your interest just yet, as this is not a first-come, first-served situation. At the very top of the registration page’s frequently asked questions is one asking who will be selected to receive an invitation. The answer reads, “our selection is based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.”
Since you need your PlayStation Network ID to sign in and register, how much you use your PS4, or perhaps even older consoles, and maybe even how many purchases you’ve made through PlayStation will be taken into consideration. Suffice to say, if you have a PS Network ID and you want a PS5, it’s probably worth registering your interest in trying to get one directly from PlayStation.
There are a number of reasons why so many people continue to come up short in regards to landing PS5s. Scalpers buying up available stock and a worldwide shortage of semiconductors are the two leading reasons. Reason number three is that there is more demand for the console than any to have come before it. That’s why it’s the fastest-selling PlayStation ever and shortages probably won’t ease up until well into 2022.