If you’ve been following new console additions with us, you may have noticed that Amazon has been in the backseat to Walmart and Best Buy for months. While the online giant has had its fair share of PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles from time to time, availability is rare and fraught with problems, especially when it comes to adding products to your cart; Amazon lacks a proper queuing system like other retailers have set up, making it more prone to bots.
But now, Amazon is hyped a restock of the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition on Twitter, a set for today, March 30, at 11 a.m. ET / 8 a.m. PT. We haven’t seen this kind of build-up from Amazon for the digital-only edition before, so hopefully it’s a sign that there’s a lot for sale and that the stock will last a little longer than usual.
The PS5 Digital Edition is $399.99 at Amazon, the usual retail price for the base console. It can be seen as the lesser model of Sony’s PS5 offering, but it saves $100 by eschewing the disc drive. That’s the only sacrifice it makes, as it plays all PS5 and PS4 titles digitally, as well as anything that comes with Sony’s new subscription service. Now that game sizes are as big as they are today, the 825GB SSD can feel a little restrictive, especially when you consider that there’s only 667GB available for use. However, if you have a penchant for playing big AAA titles and don’t want to shuffle games, you can expand the storage by installing a compatible M.2 SSD (as long as it’s PCIe Gen4 and has a heat sink).
As for landing a PS5 with Amazon, you’ll need to log into your Amazon account ahead of time and be done with all your shipping and billing information saved. Amazon states that this restock has priority access for Prime subscribers, which these days runs $14.99 per month or $139 per year† Once 11AM ET/8AM PT rolls around, you’ll want to add the console to your cart and check out ASAP. The Amazon listing may include an “Add to Cart” button, or may be hidden behind a “See All Buying Options” button. You can also use this direct link to add it to your cart with a single click
Hopefully this restock will help you land the PS5 you so desperately wanted. Let us know in the comments if you have luck and server bandwidth on your side, and make sure to subscribe to our twice weekly Verge Deals newsletter to get curated tech and game deals delivered straight to your inbox.
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Update March 30, 9:15 AM ET: This article was originally published on March 29 and the text and headlines have been updated to reflect today’s date.
Update March 30, 11:30 a.m. ET: Amazon has currently sold out the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles. Again, unfortunately that replenishment didn’t last long and was plagued with errors in adding to cart and checkout.