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A PS5 restock line is forming on PlayStation Direct again (Update: Sold out)

It's been a rollercoaster day for people wanting a PlayStation 5.

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Good luck to everyone waiting in line. 

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Today was a strange day for PlayStation 5 restocks. Sony's PlayStation Direct site started a queue, but when people got to the front of the line, they saw the "Sold out" message -- unless they received an email from Sony regarding the restock. A second queue formed not long after, with some able to secure a PS5. Walmart also restocked its PS5 inventory, which lasted for a short time, only to then have another restock some time later. Both sites eventually ran out of PS5s, leaving many still without. 

Sony's PlayStation Direct site handles its PS5 restocks a little differently from other retailers. For one, you need a free PSN account to buy one. You also need to virtually wait in line. Once you click on the PlayStation Direct site, you'll be added to a queue, and if you're lucky, you'll reach the front of the line to get a PS5. You could increase your chances by using multiple devices to get in the queue, but make sure they're not on the same Wi-Fi. 

If you're unlucky and don't get a PS5, there's still some hope. A lucky few who have been in line before and signed up for PlayStation marketing emails might receive a line-pass email. This will take you right to the front of the line if you get one. 

Good luck to everyone trying to get a PS5!

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Originally published last year. Updated with the latest PS5 restock news.