UK PS5 owners can apply for second console directly from sony online - as long as you have an active Psn account.
You can also order a 2nd PS5 from Sony in the United States. I just got a random e-mail from them. Didn’t have to apply like I did with launch PS5.
I got the invite and didn't even know it lol
Kind of stupid if you ask me... With so many people still struggling to secure even one console. Now they're letting these people get a second one too?
Hypothetically, I'd rather they go to consumers who can sell them to friends instead of to scalpers. That's what I'm doing, and I know 3 more people who want them, so keep em coming.
Isn't more logical to give the chance to the ones who have PS4? When I see comments like yours is when I confirm that some on n4g has problems with their brain.
@alb1899 Wow, that's a pretty rude comment holy shit. I kind of assumed that they were extending the invite to playstation users in general, as that's what happened with the first invites. If it's just PS5 owners, then yes, I think they should expand it to PS4 users.
I did this exactly for my buddy. He was one of the struggling gamers trying to find one and now he has a PS5. He was considering XStock and told him to hold out and three days later I received the email from Sony.
What makes you think those who already have a PS5 won't sell them at a marked up price? Not everyone is YOU, what a dense comment lol
Exactly. If your account is signed in and playing PS5 everyday then they can be fairly sure it's not a scalper.
Agreed. I have 1, why not give others the green light. Unless their mindset is you're securing one for a friend. Let's be honest here. The likelihood of a Sony gamer knowing another Sony gamer is pretty damn high.
I believe this means they are now allowing a second console. But that doesnt mean first time buyers cant buy directly from them. Supply must be speeding up and they know that first time buyers who waited to purchase a second PS5 are real consumers. Most of the time they are trying to secure a second for a sibling etc. (as opposed to a bot that will not purchase from Sony directly because they would be limited to 1 console)
No it means exactly what it says on the tin, it is easier to get a PS5, if you already own a PS5, than it is if you do not have a PSN ID. Newcomers will still have the same constraints.
No it means it is easier t get a PS5 if you have a PSN account. Lets not get silly here.
I have one from the first round of invites. I got a second invite and bought one for my buddy that can’t find one. Not everyone is greedy
This is how I see it too. Better to give opportunities to gamers than bulk scalpers wherever possible.
This is exactly what I was saying above, not sure why I got disagrees. Your purchase is linked to an account which means you are not a bot. So if you want another, it most likely means you are getting for someone. I think it makes sense.
Yes, and that is a great way to go about it. However, not everyone is going to do something like that. A lot of people are just going to buy an extra... Just to have an extra. It's an issue when they're allocating consoles to people who already have one. When there is already a huge shortage as is. It just doesn't make sense at all.
I've got one and have been on the lookout for friends and coworkers. I guess Sony thinks positively of their actual users' intentions.
I have multiple PS5's that I actually use. One for my PC setup, one for my living room TV, and one in my gaming room. As it is not easy to secure PS5, if you stay on top of your game and subscribe to the correct discord channels it is possible to get a PS5, you just need to be on top of your game for the drops. Most people aren't willing to put in the effort it takes to secure them, because ngl, it is a pain in the ass still.
On top of your game? What does that even mean? Most people here have tried for more than half a year. And, Who has time for that? Scalpers need to be stopped more than anything. They are the problem. And companies are the problem. Just let people with actual PSN /PS+ Accounts with a life of 2+ years sign up and get on a waiting list. Then, at least more of the actual GAMERS who deserve it, will be getting consoles, instead of nobodies who know an adderall addicted guy named Casey who has bots scalping and have 5+ PS5'S on hand.
There is a better chance that they will have a friend who will buy it from them at least. Weird that they don't just sell the console to PS4 owners though.
Kinda.........Jim's the man! Hired to go undercover by Phil himself
There are many who still want one. There are also many who already have one. On my friends list alone, I have more people with PS5‘s connected than PS4s.
I think a reference program for accounts linked to an active console would be better. Such a system would be good for buyers that actually want to game.
They sent me an email about the new controllers. I bought a black one directly through them. I had no trouble getting a ps5 at launch, the charging station and a black controller. I’m happy with how Sony went about all of this shit.
Got the black controller in like 2 days 👌Sony
I got this same email I figured it was a mistake I don't need another ps5 Happy with one for now
Same here. I will wait for a Pro model if there ever is one, but I don’t need 2 OG PS5s
See if you have any friends who want one and do them a solid!
Just take advantage and get another and sell it marked up, that is what the majority will be doing with this.
Tbh if I didn't have one I'd be pretty pissed off at them letting people who already have one buy another one 🤔
I can understand your point but they are confirmed people, that’s all. People with a bunch of purchases on their accounts. I got the email and I would have got one if I knew. I know a few people looking for one.
The point i think that should be looked at here, is they are doing this to "avoid scalping", so why not just make them available at stores, and implement something to stop scalpers? Stores here in the UK did it to stop scalpers of the Series.
Makes sense to me. I think the CDC bullshit is still messing with America. They don’t want people swarming the stores.
Got mine from Amazon from the first batch back in Nov but as soon as they release the newer -revised- one I'm jumping on that one for sure.
The only revision is to the wifi, no real tangible benefit for most folks.
This is how you know there isn't as much demand. The design of the console is absolutely awful, the exclusives are either also on PS4 or overly diffiucly niche rpgs like dmons souls and returnal. Sony in their arrogance skipped E3 And offered nothing to entice people to buy a ps5 who don't already own one. Also God of war and horizon, their biggest upcoming exclusives, are also on ps4...ooof. that plus 70 dollar games that are also on game pass day one, no multi or co op for any of their upcoming exclusives and zero backwards compatibility support. Meanwhile the demand for xbox is increasing, especially after e3 ans the bethesda acquisition etc. Sorry fanboys.
Perhaps it's time you take a step back and take a deep breath. Perhaps avoid PS articles? Sounds like you need help.
The fact that the console still has corruption and rest mode problems from last generation is a big warning sign for me. I’ve had to offline update my nephews PS5 3 times since launch and rest mode wasn’t used after the second corruption. I put up a with this crap last generation, I’m not doing it again.
Sorry to hear your having problems...I've had my ps5 since launch day and I haven't had a single issue, knock on wood. I don't think the issues with the ps5 are widespread, but it is always disappointing to buy a product and have it not live up to your expectations.
Corruption? Is it a member of the UK government?
@medman nothing personal against Ps players but I’ve lost way too much save data and it takes ages to reinstall everything after an offline update. The crashes always happened on new games around launch which is expected but the effect because of that was unbearable. If cloud saves was free I’d of been less annoyed. @ScootaKuH the UK has adopted a new policy over the last few days, Shagging wives to save lives😂 Seriously though I couldn’t give a damn about governments, especially my own. I don’t think I’ll be back this gen but I’d at least consider it if the consoles was more stable. I hope no one here has had to put up with it but if you think I’m lying then look it up, it’s been an issue for years and shouldn’t of followed into this gen.
@creating that’s great but it’s still an issue, go to a PS forum or just google ps4/5 corruption. Sony even warned people to not use reset mode before an update. It’s still an issue and the hard crashes and power cuts have the same effect. It’s not 100% going to happen but it shouldn’t even be a possibility.
Sure thing, I can make up BS stuff too. The fact that the console still has corruption and rest mode problems from last generation is a big warning sign for me. I’ve had to offline update my nephews Xbox Series X 3 times since launch and rest mode wasn’t used after the second corruption.
@djl3485 "I’ve had to offline update my nephews Xbox Series X 3 times since launch and rest mode wasn’t used after the second corruption." It was good, i give you that, but a few flaws with your attempted "flip". 1 ) Series does not have a "rest mode" so is impossible to suffer loss of data/corruption when utlised. 2) There also was no "rest mode" from last generation So i am sorry if it upsets you, but this is solely a Playstation issue.
@djl3485 You shouldn’t believe anything anyone says online without fact checking first but I’ve nothing to gain from lying here, this is an issue I’m very passionate about and have been for years. I gave up and used USB sticks last generation but there’s no way in hell I’m paying for a new console to do that again. There’s definitely an element of paranoia here for me but that didn’t materialise from no where. Sony can’t give me the save data back I lost or the time to factory recent the console but there’s hope for more stability now they are doing a beta testing programme like Xbox insiders. I’ll be keeping an eye on what happens. Nice try with the Xbox switch though, if you tried one you would know it doesn’t need to have the database rebuilt or the hard drive initialised.
Do you know what the comments would be if Microsoft was offering another Series X to people who already own one? "That's becauzze no 1 wantz one!" "Xbox is tarrible!" So whatever. And if you dont have a substantive response to refute anything I've said then don't bother. So tired of all the xbox hate and pro Sony bias on this site. How do you like it?
Sure thing, let's jump into it. There are a lot of big picture things we can discuss here, let's just focus on one of them. Vocal minority. I've been on this site for a long time now. I think one thing to keep in mind is that what you're seeing is a vocal minority. What you're doing here is making a mistake and grouping everyone you don't agree with as Sony fanboy which they might be but you're also discrediting everyone who just simply enjoys the system and the games more. Just as a reminder, the tables were flipped during the early PS3 days when the Xbox was a lot more popular on this site, that's really what it comes down to and why it feels like there's an overwhelming positive support for any platform. To give you an example, if I was to tell you I don't care about the Bathesda purchase. You would immediately flag me as a Sony fanboy but in reality the only Bathesda game I have actually played is Dishonored and I couldn't care less about their other games as I have no interest. They're not the type of games that grab my attention. Fact of the matter is that the people here have more in common with you than majority of other population since you already have a really strong common interest. It is not your job to defend MS or Sony, it is their job to give you a reason to care about them so you support them. If you're just coming into this article and yelling about how you don't like the PS5, you are one of those vocal minorities that SHOULD be ignored. Your whole post started off by tearing down PS5, what were you hoping to achieve there? People to agree with you? Not very likely, your comments picked a fight with a whole demographic(which is most likely a majority on the site at the moment) right off the bat. If you think someone is being a fanboy the chance that you see eye to eye on certain issues it very unlikely. However, there are plenty of other issues you can agree on, like quality of games for example. I think all sides want to see good games, so try to talk to people on the same level on those issues, find a middle ground. Just because I like PS and you like Xbox doesn't mean we both can't like the new AC game that's coming out. I tend to ignore the comment section here a lot because of this, it's hard to find common ground because people are so eager to champion their platform and refuse to find common ground to discuss. Be the change that you want to see.
And your comments are helping how?
No one is forcing you to be here if you're so tired your welcome to go somewhere else, there's xbox only comment sections on the internet you can go hang out in if you cant deal with the fact Playstation is the more sought after system. Your not making this site any better with your own inflammatory fanboy comments. Oh and FYI no one needs to refute what your saying as everything you said is nothing more than your personal opinion, which is fine you're entitled to it its just that's all it is.
Just like the sales figures, majority are scalpers.
lol TheUnProfessional strikes again. Lie down and rest child, your overreaching is exhausting you.
Why apologize to fanboys when your comment reeks of fanboy nonsense.
That’s your opinion. You don’t like PlayStation fine do not buy one.
No games to buy so just buy a second PS5. Sweet.
No games? You haven't been paying attention have you?
There really isn't much... very depressing. Even Elden Ring, which should have been a nextgen only title is still going to be on the PS4. The fact that we still call current gen 'nextgen' speaks in volumes. There isn't anything amazing yet. It will forever feel like a PS4 Pro 2.0 until real momentum starts to build and that momentum is not on the horizon.
“No games” is an exaggeration since the number is > 0. But there aren’t tons of next gen games, especially exclusives - I’ll give him that one.
No games? Most people have never played Demons Souls. And the ones who have haven’t played it in many years. The new remakes graphics are incredible. It’s 92 on metacritic and only on ps5. Then there’s miles morales, returnal, Rift apart. That’s a lot of great games. Better than the competition by a fair margin.
I thought it had a disclaimer if you bought one on the store previously you can’t buy another. I tried to get my friend one when they gave me another invitation and it said that. I even took a snap shot to show my friend and I was bummed that I couldn’t help him out.
It did, you're correct.
So then this whole article is hogwash? Or?
Yea it’s hogwash. It’s typical game journalism. They saw a tweet and didn’t do any investigative journalism or due diligence. You can’t buy another console if you’ve already purchased 1 on their site using the same PSN ID.
Damn. Haha stupid article.
Can someone give one to me..:-(
i like my ps5 but why would i want another one? unless i picked one up for a friend id rather them focus on putting the ps5 into the hands of ppl that dont have one yet.
Just open the door and let the scalpers in
Better than some scalper who has a basement full of them.
But why? Why not allow those with an active PS4 account to buy a new console? This doesn't make any sense. Even letting an XBox user get one is more logical.