The Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation 5 bundle is available right now at Best Buy

The Horizon Forbidden West PlayStation 5 bundle is available right now at Best Buy

Still looking for a PlayStation 5? Today could be your lucky day: you now have a chance to buy the disc-based PS5 as part of the Horizon Forbidden West bundle for $549.99. Even better, unlike some of Best Buy’s previous console refills, this one is available to the general public online after waiting in a short line.

While there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to nab the PS5 today, there are a few things you can do to reduce the time it takes to check out and improve your chances. First, be sure to log in beforehand to ensure both your billing and shipping details are up to date. Also, be sure to click the “Add to Cart” button to actually enter the queue as well, and be prepared to potentially verify your account while in line.

PlayStation 5

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

Once in the queue, do not refresh the page as it uses an automated system. Also, you shouldn’t open multiple tabs, as Best Buy’s recently updated queue system doesn’t always work well when you do. However, keep your phone nearby in case you run into problems on your PC or laptop.

If you’ve been venturing online, you might also want to check out a brick-and-mortar Best Buy store, as inventory has started to become more readily available in recent weeks. If you’re not interested in calling your local stores one at a time, sites like gpudrops.com are regularly updated with stock information for the PS5 and other in-demand items from a variety of retailers.

Some must-have PS5 accessories and games

If you’re lucky enough to land a PS5 today, you might want to stock up on some essential PS5 accessories and games, some of which are currently on sale and listed below.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

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

Deathloop (Standard Edition, PS5)

The latest release from Arcane Studios — the team behind it Exchange and The disgrace — is a masterpiece in many ways, an open-ended mystery that’s exciting, action-packed and just right weird.

Sony Pulse 3D headset

Sony’s own wireless gaming headset is designed to showcase the PS5’s 3D sound effect and also works on the PS4.

PlayStation Plus (12 month subscription)

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

Update July 22, 1:01 PM ET: Article updated with a note about the ongoing replenishment situation in brick-and-mortar stores, as well as a link to the GPU Drops website.

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