Despite being released almost two years ago, the PlayStation 5 is still in high demand, with stock shortages a big issue in many countries around the world. There are whispers that this could improve soon, but for now, it remains a challenge to get your hands on the console.
With that said, if there is a retailer with enough sway to get stock ahead of a big shopping event, it’s Amazon.
If you’re on the hunt for a PS5 bargain this Prime Day, look no further.
When is Prime Day 2022?
Amazon’s two-day Prime Day extravaganza takes place over 12 and 13 July 2022, as confirmed by the company in mid-June.
The 48-hour sales event is packed with deals and discounts on everything from phones to toothbrushes, with the bargains first appearing at 12am local time in most territories – though it’s worth noting that it’ll start and end at 12am PT in the US, translating to 3am ET for those on the east coast.
You have to be a Prime member to take advantage of Prime Exclusive deals, but you can get a free 30-day trial if you haven’t subscribed before.
What should I expect from PS5 deals this Prime Day?
Before we go any further, it’s worth managing your expectations about deals on the PS5 this Prime Day.
As you’re probably already aware, the PS5 is in high demand (despite its release back in November 2020), with stock shortages worldwide still causing issues for prospective buyers in the US, UK and most countries around the world.
With that in mind, there aren’t any discounts on the PS5 itself this Prime Day.
You can find deals on PS5 accessories like headsets, controllers and third-party faceplates to customise the look of the console. It might not be much help if you’re yet to get your hands on the console, but it’s a great time to upgrade your setup if you do own one.
If you’re hoping for plentiful stock of the PS5 this Prime Day, we’ve got some bad news; the shortage isn’t due to end anytime soon.
In fact, the troubles plaguing the PS5 production are commonplace across much of the tech industry, with an ongoing global semiconductor shortage reducing the output of key components used in everything from consoles to graphics cards and even mobile chipsets.
There are some hopes that 2023 could signal the end of such shortages, with stock slowly beginning to appear at retailers, but it’s tough to speculate right now.
If you’re unsuccessful this time, don’t fret; we keep tabs on where to buy the PS5 year-round separately if you can’t get your hands on the console this Prime Day.
Lewis Painter is a Senior Staff Writer at Tech Advisor. Our resident Apple expert, Lewis covers everything from iPhone to AirPods, plus a range of smartphones, tablets, laptops and gaming hardware. You'll also find him on the Tech Advisor YouTube channel.