Line up to buy the PS5 directly from Sony at 16:30 ET

Sony’s storefront will have the PlayStation 5 console available for purchase from 6 p.m. 16:30 ET today, so time is running out before the waiting room rolls into a queue for the much-requested console. We expect the store to have both the $ 499.99 version of the PlayStation 5, which has a disk drive, and the $ 399.99 digital version, which lacks one. We also expect this stock to be sold out just as quickly as the others.

PS5 re-storage, while popping up here and there, has been a rarity compared to buying options for other tech products that were hard to find as little as a few months ago. Things like Nvidia and AMD GPUs have slowly become easier to find in stock, as have Microsoft’s Xbox Series X and Nintendo Switch OLED consoles. In other words, skip this opportunity to get a PS5.

PlayStation 5

Sony’s next generation flagship console, which includes a disk drive, allows you to play both digital and physical games for PS4 and PS5.

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

PS5 Digital Edition costs $ 400. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $ 100 smaller and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.

Some games and accessories to consider while you wait

Since Sony sells its consoles without the need for bundles, you can choose which accessories and exclusive games are right for you. Here are some that you can not go wrong with.

Midnight black DualSense controller

The midnight black DualSense controller has the same hardware as the original – haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, etc. – only with a two-tone black design reminiscent of PS2, PS3 and PS4 consoles.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac Games’ latest adventure in Ratchet & Clank series is the funniest post yet. It’s also the first to launch on the PS5, and it’s both a showcase for great graphics and fast loading speeds.

Demon’s Souls (2020)

A remake of the 2009 game Demons’ souls by FromSoftware, rebuilt from scratch by Bluepoint Games.

Horizon forbidden west

Guerrilla Games’ new edition in Horizon series, Horizon Forbidden West, puts you back in control of Aloy to cross a vast open world filled with machine beasts and expansive quests. The physical PS4 version is $ 10 cheaper than the PS5 version and can be upgraded for free.