The Sony Direct PS5 restock virtual queue didn’t happen today, this week or in the last 15 days, and there’s a reason, according to our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider. Matt has helped more than 37,300 people find a next-gen console in stock in the US through his Twitter alerts and has become an expert in noticing patterns and getting early PS5 restock news from retailers, then sending his alerts to you before resellers are able to use underhanded tactics to scoop up Sony consoles for sale.
When doing this tracking, Matt has noticed that every time he sees replies to his PS5 restock Twitter account indicating Sony Direct will delay PS5 shipments (Sony Direct sends PS5 very quickly otherwise), we see on average a three-week delay as to when the official PlayStation store opens up orders again. This has happened three times in 2021 (between March and today) and most recently after the May 20 restock. On the bright side? There’s hope Sony Direct is stacking PS5 inventory to open up the virtual queue after this two-week hiatus.
Caution: Don’t buy from Twitter users – which are all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No legitimate person will sell a console for just $550.
Click this example of the last Sony Direct PS5 restock virtual queue to get alerts from Matt Swider. You can follow his Twitter account and turn on notifications, as he very tirelessly tracks ‘PS5 drops’.
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