The PlayStation 5 will soon be on the market for two years, but it’s still difficult to get hold of one of the coveted consoles. Amazon will only sell them by invitation in the future. We’ll tell you how it works.
PlayStation 5: Purchase by invitation only
Due to a lack of materials, securing a PS5 has been difficult from the start. Bots and scalpers are making the situation worse, but Amazon now wants to counteract this. A few weeks ago, the online retailer announced that it would no longer sell the PlayStation 5 freely in the future, but a new ordering system to introduce
This is now at the start and ensures that you the Sony console only by invitation received. How does it all work?
Amazon is currently offering a bundle (check it out on Amazon) that includes the console itself and the Horizon Forbidden West game. Instead of a buy button, there is now a “Request Invitation” button. If you press it, you haven’t bought the PlayStation 5 yet and sure, but you’ve expressed interest.
If the product is in stock at Amazon, the online retailer works through the list and sends interested parties an email with an invitation. This is valid for 72 hours. If you don’t react, the product goes to the next interested party.
By the way, the PS5 recently had a new and practical function:
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Buy PlayStation 5 from Amazon: Easier than you think, but with a catch
Everyone gets the chance to buy the console by invitation. No Prime membership is required. All you need is an Amazon account. However, there is a small catch.
So far, the PlayStation 5 is only available from Amazon as a bundle for 559.99 euros. Advantage: You don’t have to deal with bots and scalpers. Disadvantage: You have to add the game and wait your turn. On the other hand, of course you have the possibility at any time to work in parallel with other providers to look at the console.
Our editor Robert also recently managed to secure a PlayStation 5 and he is happy:
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