If you’ve been following new console restocks with us, you might have noticed that Amazon has taken a backseat to Walmart and Best Buy for months. While the online giant has had its share of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles from time to time, availability has been rare and fraught with issues, particularly when it comes to adding products to your shopping cart; Amazon lacks a proper queuing system like other retailers have put in place, making it more vulnerable to bots.
But now, Amazon makes a hype a PlayStation 5 Digital Edition top-up on Twitter, one for today, March 30 at 11:00am ET / 8:00am PT. We’ve never seen this kind of build from Amazon for the Digital Edition only, so hopefully it’s a sign that there are plenty and stocks are holding up a little longer than usual.
the PS5 Digital Edition is $399.99 on Amazon, the usual retail price for the base console. It can be seen as the smaller model of Sony’s PS5 offerings, but saves $100 by doing without the disc drive. That’s the only sacrifice it makes, as it digitally plays all PS5 and PS4 titles and everything that goes with them Sony’s new subscription service. Now that game sizes are as big as they are today, the 825GB SSD can feel a bit limiting – especially considering there’s only 667GB of it available. However, if you have a penchant for playing big AAA titles and don’t want to shuffle the games, you can Expand storage by installing a compatible M.2 SSD (as long as it’s PCIe Gen4 and has a heatsink).
To land a PS5 on Amazon, you should log into your Amazon account in advance and be ready with all shipping and billing information saved. Amazon states that these supplies have priority access for Prime subscribers, which is the case these days runs $14.99 per month or $139 annually. As soon as 11am ET / 8am PT rolls around, you’ll want to add the console to your cart and check out as soon as possible. The Amazon listing may show an “Add to Cart” button or it may be hidden behind a “See All Purchase Options” button. You can also Use this direct link to add it to your cart with a single click. This is where Amazon often fails potential buyers because you may get an error. The key is to persevere and keep trying.
Hopefully this stock up will help you find the PS5 you’ve been wanting. Feel free to let us know in the comments if luck and server bandwidth are on your side and subscribe to ours Twice a week Verge Deals Newsletter to get curated tech and gaming deals straight to your inbox.
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Update March 30, 9:15am ET: This article was originally published on March 29th and the text and headlines have been updated to reflect today’s date.
https://www.theverge.com/2022/3/29/23001255/sony-playstation-5-ps5-digital-edition-amazon-prime-console-restock-availability-price-check Amazon is offering Sony’s PlayStation 5 Digital Edition for sale today