Again in June, Amazon began offering 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 will likely be despatched in waves, with one other spherical anticipated to exit subsequent week.
When you obtain one in every of these invitations, you’ll have 72 hours to make the acquisition on Amazon’s website from the distinctive hyperlink within the e-mail. Talking from firsthand expertise of the Xbox invite I acquired as we speak, Amazon’s emails look just a little generic — they’re merely from “Amazon.com,” and the topic line reads simply “Congrats, you’re invited!” Which, frankly, seems to be just a little spammy at first look. So make sure you don’t unintentionally delete it on impulse like I almost did.
These invitations are a welcome departure from Amazon’s monitor report of sloppy restocks, the place the consoles often promote out shortly amid myriad checkout errors. You’d suppose the e-commerce large may determine a queue system for dwell restocks of high-demand objects, however a minimum of it is a helpful substitute.
When you 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 for those who get fortunate in one in every of Amazon’s upcoming invite waves.