The company said it will be making a limited number of PS5 consoles available for customers in the US to purchase directly from PlayStation this holiday season.
Those interested in buying one can register here for an opportunity to do so. They should use an email address associated with a PlayStation Network ID and opt in to receive marketing emails.
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In an FAQ, Sony said its selection process “is based on previous interests and PlayStation activities”.
If selected to buy a PS5, customers will be contacted by email with further instructions on how to do so.
Once contacted, they will have a limited amount of time to place their order before the invitation expires.
While customers based outside the US will be able to place orders if selected, products can only be shipped to US addresses.
Console manufacturers have struggled with stock shortages for over 18 months, after the Covid-19 pandemic shut down essential supply chains and saw demand for gaming devices increase significantly as countries implemented social distancing measures.
Chip maker Toshiba also recently warned that supply issues for power regulating chips will stretch well into next year and perhaps even beyond.