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The PS5 Digital Edition is now available at Best Buy (update: sold out)

Update January 5, 11:45 ET: Both versions of Sony’s console are on sale at Best Buy, although availability will vary by location.

Update January 5, 12:15 PM ET: Best Buy is currently sold out of PlayStation 5 consoles. We will continue to monitor new console additions from Best Buy and other retailers.

If you’re currently shopping for a PlayStation 5 console, you’ve got one more chance at Best Buy now. The electronics retailer just opened a new line of PlayStation 5 consoles for $499.99, and as of 11:40 AM ET, the even harder-to-get PS5 Digital Edition started selling at $399.99 as well.

Make sure to log in and queue up on Best Buy’s site, with your billing and shipping information saved. Click the “Add to Cart” button on the right to jump in the queue and keep calm. However, you do not need to refresh the automated system, you may be asked to verify your account when it is your turn. Best Buy’s recently updated queuing system may not work well if you’re trying to open multiple tabs but keep your phone handy. is in your shopping cart.

After that, you should be able to see if there are any PS5 consoles available for pick-up at stores near you. If you go overboard, stay vigilant, the store tends to restock in waves so there could be more consoles in the blink of an eye.

We will continue to monitor the restocks as they roll out at various retailers. Be sure to subscribe to the Verge Deals newsletter for the latest savings on technology and gadgets that we can find twice a week and deliver straight to your inbox.

Playstation 5

Sony’s flagship next-gen console, which includes a disc drive, lets you play both digital and physical games for the PS4 and PS5.

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

The PS5 Digital Edition costs $400. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $100 less and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.

We wish you the best of luck buying a PS5 today. As usual, log into your account before stock replenishment and ensure all relevant shipping and payment information will only increase your chances of success. But in general, once you’re in line for a console, just hang in there and maybe cross those fingers that you’re actually getting a console today.

Some must-have PS5 accessories and games

Whether you get a PlayStation 5 today or not, it might not be a bad idea to stock up on some essentials that you might want with your console on day one.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

The latest adventure from Insomniac Games in the Ratchet & Clank series is the funniest entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s a showcase for stunning graphics as well as fast loading speeds.

death loop

The latest release from Arcane Studios — the team behind Prey and dishonored – is a masterpiece in many ways, an open-ended mystery that’s suspenseful, action-packed, and just the right amount of weirdness.

Sony Pulse 3D headset

Sony’s proprietary wireless gaming headset, made to showcase the 3D audio effect of the PS5, also works on the PS4.

PlayStation Plus (12 months subscription)

With a PlayStation Plus membership, PlayStation 4 and PS5 owners can play games online, download free titles every month and take advantage of discounts in the PS Store. PS5 owners will also get access to the PlayStation Plus Collection, a best-of selection of PS4 titles.