Again in June, Amazon started providing invite requests for a chance to purchase the hard-to-get PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles — permitting anybody to strive their luck with out the stress of a dwell restock and all of the F5 spamming. Now, almost two months later, Amazon has confirmed by way of its Amazon Video games Twitter account that invitations are lastly going out for each consoles. These invitations can be despatched in waves, with one other spherical anticipated to exit subsequent week.
If you happen to obtain considered one of these invitations, you’ll have 72 hours to make the acquisition on Amazon’s web site from the distinctive hyperlink within the e-mail. Talking from firsthand expertise of the Xbox invite I obtained as we speak, Amazon’s emails look a little bit generic — they’re merely from “Amazon.com,” and the topic line reads simply “Congrats, you’re invited!” Which, frankly, seems a little bit spammy at first look. So make certain you don’t by accident delete it on impulse like I almost did.
These invitations are a welcome departure from Amazon’s observe document of sloppy restocks, the place the consoles normally promote out rapidly amid myriad checkout errors. You’d suppose the e-commerce large may work out a queue system for dwell restocks of high-demand objects, however at the very least it is a helpful substitute.
If you happen to didn’t already request an invitation, the pages for the usual $499.99 PlayStation 5, the $549.99 PS5 bundle with Horizon Forbidden West, and the $499 Xbox Series X all have buttons to request an invitation on Amazon now. You don’t should be a Prime subscriber, and you may see if you happen to get fortunate in considered one of Amazon’s upcoming invite waves.