PS5: Big firmware update with new features coming, beta program started

PS5: Big firmware update with new features coming, beta program started


Since the release, Sony has already released several firmware updates for PS5 to optimize the software and add additional functions. In a current blog entry, the publisher announced that "another major system update" with many new features is due this year. Users will now have the opportunity to register for a beta program so that they can test upcoming features for PlayStation 5 in advance.

"Starting today, you can apply to participate in the very first beta program for the PS5 system software Players ages 18 and up in the USA, Canada, Japan, Great Britain, Germany and France can register. If you register, you could be one of the first to test new features and give important feedback on development the software helps, "writes Sony. If you are selected for the company betas, you will receive an email with instructions and tips on how to download the beta versions.

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PS5 Restock Update for Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, Target, PS Direct and More

The PlayStation 5 logo is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo, just ahead of the console © CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/Getty Images The PlayStation 5 logo is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo, just ahead of the console's launch.

PS5s are currently sold out at all major retailers, but dedicated console trackers are expecting multiple restocks to occur today.

Below is a breakdown of the latest PS5 restock information.

PS Direct PS5 Restock

Console trackers are predicting that your best chance at getting a PS5 today is by visiting Sony's official storefront.

A number of randomly selected PSN users have already received email notifications inviting them to purchase a PlayStation 5 from the website. After a period of exclusivity for these customers, the queue will eventually open up to everybody else. This is anticipated to happen at around 5 p.m. ET today.

When the queue does open, Twitter accounts like @Wario64 and @GYXdeals will send out immediate alerts.

Check PS restock at PS Direct.Walmart PS5 Restock

Walmart is expected to get additional PS5 supplies this afternoon.

The retailer was already selling the digital edition of the console on Monday, and analysts are now predicting that they will be releasing the disc edition at roughly 3 p.m. ET.

Again, if this happens Twitter accounts like @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will give you early notice.

Check PS5 restock at Walmart.Best Buy PS5 Restock

All PS5 bundles are sold out at Best Buy, but according to industry trackers, the outlet is overdue for a restock.

A few days ago, we reported that Best Buy had recently added a PlayStation 5 bundle to its online store that included Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart. At the time, this displayed as 'sold out,' even though you could never order it from Best Buy in the first place.

Trackers concluded that this product page must have been set up in anticipation of new stocks dropping later in the week. For a while, analysts have been predicting that Best Buy's inventories are going to be replenished, so it could happen any day now.

If the Ratchet & Clank bundle does become available, the likes @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will be the first to let you know.

Check PS5 restock at Best Buy.Amazon PS5 Restock

While Amazon doesn't have any PS5s in stock right now, it is worth noting that the online marketplace will soon be celebrating its 'Prime Day' event.

Lasting from June 21 to June 22, this flash sale often revolves specifically around electronic goods. As such, there is a decent chance that a few PS5 consoles might be up for grabs.

To be eligible for the two-day event, you will need to make sure that you are an Amazon Prime subscriber. Memberships start at $12.99 a month or you can get a 30-day free trial.

Check PS5 restock at Amazon.Target PS5 Restock

Despite rumours that the retailer's stock was heavily depleted across the country, Target actually released new PS5s on Wednesday. Both the disc and digital editions were briefly available from around 7:30 a.m. ET, before they were quickly snapped up.

While this likely means that Target won't have any additional supplies for at least a couple of weeks, it's still worth monitoring its social media channels just in case. As with Wednesday's restock, news that PS5s are being restocked at Target usually breaks very early in the morning.

Check PS5 restock at Target.Newegg PS5 Restock

Newegg was also selling PS5s yesterday, as part of their 'Newegg Shuffle'. For those who don't know, it's basically a lottery system that gives randomly selected users the chance to place an order.

At the time of writing, there was no indication of when the next PS5 shuffle might open, but Twitter accounts like @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will provide reliable updates.

Check PS5 restock at Newegg.Antonline PS5 Restock

Antoline released new PS5 units on Monday, but these were only available in expensive bundles. Since they sold out, there has been no word on when the retailer is expected to get more in stock.

Follow Twitter accounts like @Wario64 or @GYXdeals to receive immediate updates if the situation changes.

Check PS5 restock at Antonline.GameStop PS5 Restock

As we predicted in our most recent Xbox Series X update, Microsoft's next-gen console hit GameStop shelves yesterday.

During this special event, there were no PS5s available whatsoever. As far as trackers can tell, Sony's console will only be sold via GameStop's website and won't be appearing physically in stores for the foreseeable future.

Check PS5 restock at GameStop.Costco PS5 Restock

Costco hasn't released any additional PS5 units for the last couple of months, and trackers can't predict when this is likely to change. If more stock does become available soon, Twitter accounts like @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will keep you up to date.

Check PS5 restock at Costco.

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