As far as the PS5 is concerned, things have been very quiet around Amazon for the past few weeks. Is the online retailer changing its sales strategy or is the break in sales continuing? When the time comes and where you can also buy the Sony console, we’ll tell you in the PS Insider.
The latest reports on the availability of the Sony PlayStation 5. Find out more about the current situation here.
At these dealers you currently have the highest chance of getting hold of a PS5. Attention: The number of consoles in each drop is currently very low.
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With the right tips and tricks, you can get hold of one of the coveted next-gen consoles so much more easily. We will also show you which alternative providers and raffles you can still find what you are looking for.
The situation on June 23rd
11:30 am: PS5 hunters who received an invite to the PlayStation Direct closed sale must continue to be patient. The site is still in maintenance mode.
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After the morning started with drops from Otto, the console market is now much quieter. Other shops have not followed suit so far. But we keep our eyes open for you.
Danger! One of the few permanently available solutions to get a PS5 is currently offered by Media Markt and Saturn. There you get the PS5 in a bundle with a mobile phone tariff.
PS5 bundle at Media Markt (ad)
PS5 bundle at Saturn (Advertisement)
10:30 am: After a small replenishment bundle appeared at Otto, the online shop has now gone quiet again. PlayStation Direct has started selling, but the rush seems to have surprised Sony. The servers are currently unavailable.
09:10 am: Drop at Otto! And it’s over again. The three bundles were online at the mail order company in less than five minutes before they were sold out again. Keep an eye on the shop for a while, cancellations could be fed back into the system.
07:45 am: After yesterday MyToys was able to surprise with console bundles, our eyes are on Otto and on PlayStation Direct. According to rumors on the net, there will be a drop there today. So keep an eye on the Hamburg dealer.
There’s definitely going to be a closed sale on PlayStation Direct today. Corresponding invitations were sent out on Wednesday afternoon. Anyone who has registered should take a look at their e-mail inbox.
Even if you haven’t received any mail, keep an eye on the shop. Because often after the closed sale there was an open one.
Amazon has not had a drop on Wednesday for three weeks now. Is the online retailer taking a longer break from selling or not receiving any goods? Perhaps the warehouses will also be filled before the Prime Days or the sales strategy will be changed?
All coffee grounds reading. The fact is: Amazon is one of the retailers that can offer the console most often. Keeping an eye on what’s on offer is a must for any PS5 hunter.
Media Markt and Saturn are also still hot candidates for a drop, although they are currently focusing primarily on local sales. However, both retailers have not offered the Ps5 online for over a month. That’s pretty noticeable. A drop in June would therefore still be possible.
If a sale takes place, then probably in the middle of the week, either on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. In terms of dates, you should keep an eye on the following days in particular:
June 21st June 22
- 23rd June
- June 28th
- June 29th
- June 30th
Opportunities at four dealers (local)
With retailers such as Media Markt, Saturn, GameStop and Expert, it is currently worth visiting branches near you if you want to buy a PS5. The past few weeks show that Sony’s deliveries were often sold directly in the markets. There has been no online sale there in recent weeks.
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Just stop by the nearest branch and speak to the staff. Alternatively, you can call the market beforehand. With Expert you can also be put on a waiting list.
Two other important contact points are Media Markt and Saturn. Although both markets have not held online sales for a month, the console is sold locally in many branches. With a bit of luck, the electronics store near you will still have some in stock. Again, we recommend calling ahead and asking.
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Prepare for Amazon sales – this is how it works
by the way: So that you can strike directly at Amazon in the event of an emergency, you should take out a Prime membership in advance. Because the PS5 deals from the mail order company are often exclusively available to Prime customers. A trial membership is sufficient.
Replenishment at Media Markt and Saturn?
On Monday, some Media Markt and Saturn stores offered the PS5 for pre-order in a bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 for around 645 euros. In addition, a deposit of 100 euros. The contingent seemed to be small, because the consoles were sold out in most markets after a short time.
With a bit of luck, a branch near you still has a PS5 in stock. Just call and ask. Otherwise, it can also be worth putting yourself on the waiting list if someone does not pay for their console.
Better chances with small traders?
After the PS5 was sold in large numbers at the large dealers, the smaller providers are always interesting. From time to time there is a small drop in the game grotto. Euronics is also considered a hot candidate at the turn of the month.
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The PS5 manufacturer Sony also sells the PS5. You have the chance to buy a console in exclusive sales via PlayStation Direct. Sony intends to continue expanding sales via its in-house platform in the future.
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So the next exclusive sale could be just around the corner. So register quickly.
More hot drop candidates
The big wave of PS5 sales in recent weeks was also noticeable on platforms such as eBay and the Amazon Marketplace. The offer is currently higher than it has been for a long time. Thus, resellers are forced to lower their prices. However, we advise caution when buying a console this way. Be sure to check the sellers.
One reason for the shortage of consoles has now become known: Sony delivered fewer PS5s in the first quarter of the year than ever before. You can find out why in the linked article.
Console permanently available from E for SIMPLE
If you really want a PS5 and would like to change your electricity or gas provider anyway, you can get the console from E for SIMPLE. There you will receive it as a bonus for a new contract. There are only 249 euros as an additional payment. In addition to the console, you also get PS Plus for a year and the game Horizon Forbidden West.
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Can it also be a different console? If you sign up for a mobile phone contract with O2, you will receive an Xbox Series S with 512 gigabytes of storage space. The price depends on the plan you choose. On average, however, you pay around 30 euros per month.
Console fare offers consoles
Another way to buy a PS5 directly is console fare. The retailer has the PS5 on offer, but at 999.99 euros it calls a price that could also come from a scalper on eBay. It is the disc version and the console is sold and shipped by the shop itself.
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Used PS5 from AsGoodAsNew and ReBuy
If a used PS5 is enough for you, you can buy the console from ReBuy. However, the prices there are currently rather unreasonable. Depending on the optical condition, you pay 739 euros to 799 euros for the disc version and 719 euros to 789 euros for the digital edition. New consoles are currently cheaper on eBay.
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AsGoodAsNew also offers you used consoles in good condition again and again. However, the prices are also quite high at this dealer. Currently available offers start at 699 euros.
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Buy PS5 in Switzerland or Austria
The situations in Austria and Switzerland are comparable to Germany: the console is sold out very quickly, both online and offline. You also have the best chances there in the relevant online shops.
Buy PS5 on Amazon Spain, Italy, France or UK
Of course you can also look across national borders to see if you want to buy a PS5 abroad. If you want to do that focus on Amazon and only buy consoles that are sold and shipped by Amazon.
The PS5 Insider appears daily and is constantly updated. As soon as PS5s are available somewhere, we will inform you immediately in our PS5 insider. At the same time, we will keep you up to date in the individual retailer articles.
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