Yesterday, out of the blue, Sony decided to drop the PS5 through PlayStation Direct. So, can we expect them to drop consoles more regularly now?

The last PS Direct drop was on January 28 (correct me if I’m wrong). Although Sony was doing regular PS5 drops through PS Direct in December, things have been quiet and random beginning 2021.

Around 2:50 pm EST, yesterday, Sony started the queue for PS Direct. Not everyone was ready for the drop, but we tweeted it out and informed our followers as we always try to do. Follow us on Twitter if you don’t want to miss any upcoming updates related to PS5 restocks and drops.

Now, we don’t know if Sony will be doing these drops regularly, but if they do, here’s everything you need to know.

PS Direct – PS5 Drops: Everything You Need To Know

PS Direct drops now start with a queue for a queue. Which means, there’s a 30-minute timer before the queue starts. So, once we tweet out the link, you click on it, and wait for 30 minutes for the action to begin.

But first, you’ll have to be informed about the drops right? For that, keep an eye out on our Twitter account as we immediately tweet out when/if they go live. You can also manually be on the lookout Monday-Friday, starting 2 PM to 7:30 PM Eastern.

Try to use Incognito Mode/Private Browsing as they tend to work better.

Also, Disc versions are better available than Digital.

Once the 30 minutes are over, the actual queue starts which is completely random. Sony has confirmed that they are using a randomized queue system. So, a person who showed up literally 10 seconds before the queue starts could get lucky and enter the website while a person sitting there for the entire 30-minutes might not. Weird, but that’s how it works.

Once and if you’re in, make sure to waste no time and immediately check out. Sometimes, you might be on the PlayStation 5 Disc page while stock’s available only for Digital consoles. In that case, quickly navigate to the Digital console page using the site’s main menu bar and check out as fast as you can.

Don’t use an American Express card. They don’t work.

If you’ve already secured a console from PS Direct earlier, use a different address as Sony might cancel your order if it’s the same address.

Keep multiple devices open with the queue as you never know where you get success. If you have a laptop, use it. PC? Use it. Take every family member’s phones and keep the queue open.

You can find more information here.

If you have any queries, let us know in the comments below or DM us on Twitter.

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