PS5 Ticker: State of the PlayStation 5 May 16, 2022 (Update)

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Start in the second half of May – and purely statistically speaking, the chances of being able to buy a PlayStation 5 will increase in the coming days.


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PS5 traffic light: where you can currently buy a PlayStation 5

It can be ordered online / Waiting list or reservation in many branches / run out
(in parentheses: the number of days since the last drop online)

As of May 16, 2022

List of distributors Germany / List of distributors Austria

The most important news about PlayStation 5:

Our readers’ favorite PS5 games right now:

  1. Gran Turismo 7 – they ask*
  2. LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga – they ask*
  3. elden ring – they ask*
  4. Horizon: Forbidden West – they ask*
  5. Uncharted: Thieves’ Legacy – they ask*

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All offers are valid while stocks last (early sale is possible):

  • there O2 Mobile Contract with PlayStation 5 as a Bonus – Tariffs and Bundles
  • PS5 on Amazon only with Prime Try Amazon Prime for 14 days for free
  • JBL Quantum Gaming Headset – Now especially cheap at Saturn
  • Echo Power + PlayStation 5 Playstation 5 with Horizon: Forbidden West and 12 months of PlayStation Plus for an additional payment of €299 – now from “E wie SIMPLIFIED”.
  • Current PS5 market prices on eBay
  • The most popular new PS5 games on Amazon

We are very glad that our daily reports can help you with your console purchase. You can find our editorial coffee record at PayPal – Thank you very much and have fun with PlayStation 5!

Always well informed: Twitter It is our fastest channel on social media: there we refer regularly to PS5 sales campaigns at German retailers.

Update from May 16, 2022 (11:30 AM): We’ve received quite a bit of feedback about the PS5 drop on PlayStation Direct – thank you in advance.

In fact, it was possible to pay with PayPal for the first time – a significant step forward compared to the previous system. At the same time, this new option was a “rescue” for all those who once again had to face technical problems when checking credit card payments. Just switching to PayPal ensured that the order was finally fulfilled.

However, there was a break this time as well. Affected readers are advised to contact PlayStation Direct support to encourage re-enablement at the earliest opportunity.

Update from May 16, 2022 (10:30 AM): In these minutes, the PS5 goes on sale on PlayStation Direct (as always by invitation!). A credit card was previously required for ordering, but Sony has expanded payment options as announced. Apparently, payment with Mastercard, Visa, Maestro, Carte Bancaire and even PayPal is now possible.

Please let us know by email if and how your purchase was made. Lots of luck!

Update from May 16, 2022 (7:30 a.m.): Just a few days ago, Sony Interactive organized the sale of PlayStation Direct – and the following offer already follows today: PlayStation 5 can be ordered again from the online store from 10:30 in the morning. Prerequisites: On Sunday afternoon you received an email invitation at the address associated with your PSN account (Tip: Check your spam folder).

If you are addressed in the mail with your PSN name, there is a lot to be said about the validity of the invitation.

As usual, there are two important things: First, you are in dire need of a Visa or Mastercard to make any purchase on PS5. And secondly, it is important that you check in at 10:30 in the morning, because after 15-20 minutes all supplies will run out – at least that was the case with previous drops. Experience has shown that the stakes are very clear.

Not here this time? Please verify that you have expressed an interest in purchasing a PS5 within the PSN system and check the correct box. Check out this article for tips and tricks.

Please email us if your PS5 order goes through PlayStation Direct.

Basically, we’re assuming the PlayStation 5 demo will perform better in the second half of the month than in the first two weeks. why? Since it is very clear that containers with PS5 consoles always arrive at European ports in a very limited period of time, which are then distributed to dealers by Sony’s national carriers. So it’s not (currently) like the controllers are constantly accessing.

If all goes “normally,” we can expect another store to sell out on MediaMarkt and Saturn. We’re also very optimistic when it comes to Amazon*. As usual, you’ll need a Prime account to purchase PS5 (Free Test*). You can also significantly increase your chances if you put the controllers on your watch list beforehand:

The fact that there have recently been a number of smaller drops (of which sellers and speculators have again benefited more than average) can now be seen on Ebay*: Over 800 consoles were listed in their original packaging there this morning – many with invoices from Amazon, Muller and Otto . Anyone who needs a PS5 now and immediately pays 200 euros more than the list price.

If you’re already looking for an alternative electric/gas supplier or are interested in a new mobile contract, you can also throw away the PlayStation 5 as a bonus – the delivery time is usually only a few weeks, so you can start playing. June at the latest.

The following options are currently offered:

Cologne’s energy supplier E wie Einfach * has two options – MeinSmartTarif (24-month warranty and price) with €299 for the PS5 package or MeinÖkoTarif (12-month warranty and price) with an additional payment of €469. The difference regardless of uptime: in the latter case You can purchase the console directly from E for Easy. The decision depends in particular on how long you want to commit. You can find all the details on the E for Single Action page*.

If you’re primarily interested in an O2 mobile contract with PlayStation 5* as a bonus, you shouldn’t hesitate anymore. Offer valid only while stocks last – last used in a few days. Visit the O2 website for prices and pricing.

When has the retailer sold the PlayStation 5 since September 2021 (as of May 3, 2022)

When the retailer has sold the PlayStation 5 since September 2021 (as of May 3, 2022), please let us know by email when you can get or pick up the PlayStation 5 you pre-ordered. When bringing the newly arrived console to TwitterInstagram and Facebook, feel free to link to GamesWirtschaft or use the hashtag #PS5 landed – This is the fastest way to find you.

Buying PS5: Our May 2022 Watchlist (Green = Drops)

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  • Please don’t fall for the fake shops: A list of popular and trustworthy Sony business partners can be found on GamesWirtschaft (Germany/Austria)
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