PS5: big event postponed, but a surprise would be very close

PS5: big event postponed, but a surprise would be very close


For several years now, Sony has not participated in E3 with a full-bodied conference, and exactly like last year, the Japanese company has decided to take advantage of its communication appointments to announce the new projects arriving from now to the next few years. Aside from a fairly meager State of Play of big announcements, however, there is still a great show that highlights the PS5 and PS4 novice pieces.

In the past few weeks, the arrival has been mentioned several times a new PlayStation event lasting one hour; which should be broadcast on August 12th. Now, according to recent statements by insider Roberto Serranò, the big PS5 event would have been postponed to September. However, this does not prejudice the presence of some surprises, given that according to Serranò the date of August 12 will in any case reserve something interesting for us.

As the insider points out, apparently the one-hour event should be replaced by a more contained half-hour long show. There is still a lot of smoke regarding Sony's plans with its presentation events, but if there really is something on August 12, then expect an announcement from the Japanese company in the next few days, exactly as Serranò himself also hinted. in his recent tweet.

So, the big PlayStation event (around 1hr long) may have been moved from August 12nd to September leaving a little State of Play (less than 30 min) on August 12nd, or the other way around.

Surprises around the corner, however

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- Roberto Serrano '(@ geronimo_73) July 31, 2021

As usual, in these cases we are talking about mere speculations. We therefore advise you to take these statements with due attention. What is certain is that to find out what will happen in the next few days we will have to wait for Sony's communications, which may not be particularly long in coming.

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Exclusive: GameStop PS5 restock time confirmed for today – here's when

Matt Swider holding a sign: PS5 console with PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider holding the PS5 DualSense controller © Provided by TechRadar PS5 console with PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider holding the PS5 DualSense controller

Update: The official GameStop PS5 restock time today is 11am EDT, according to our exclusive sources, and to buy it, follow our 24/7 PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert when it's in stock – if you follow Matt Swider's Twitter account and turn on notifications. This confirmed restock – exclusive to GameStop PowerUp Rewards members – comes just seven days after the last GameStop restock for PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital bundles, and we'll be doing another PS5 restock live stream to help you through the process of buying the Sony console.

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GameStop PS5 restock time confirmed
  • Next GameStop PS5 restock date: Today, Tuesday, August 3 at 11am EDT
  • Last GameStop PS5 restock date: Tuesday, July 27 at 11am EDT
  • How to buy PS5 from GameStop: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account
  • Our exclusive news reporting nailed the GameStop PS5 restock last week, and we're back doing it again having knowledge of the retailer's PlayStation 5 in-stock dates.

    It's scheduled for today, Tuesday, August 3, according to our GameStop sources, and the time has just been confirmed by the GameStop newsletter: 11am EDT / 10am CDT / 9am MDT / 8am PDT.

    Our PS5 restock live stream for GameStop will help coach you through the complicated checkout process tomorrow, so subscribe and set a reminder today.

    Will it just be PS5 or other consoles too?

    GameStop drafts a newsletter ahead of time, so while it could be either console, we see that it's the PS5 console – in bundle form – occupying the lead photo. This isn't to discount the fact that we're in for an Xbox Series X too, but so far that's what the email says along with the date of Tuesday, August 3.

    We did see a minor Xbox Series X restock at GameStop on July 15. We'll let you know when we get updated on the status of the GameStop newsletter meant for Power Rewards Pro members.

    Will the GameStop have only PS5 bundles?

    Yes, the GameStop language in its forthcoming email suggests that only PS5 console bundles will be available to purchase on August 3. This usually means the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Editions are going to be in stock.

    Here's why this is a good thing: reseller-controlled bots are always scooping up the standalone PlayStation 5 inventory from stores like Amazon and Walmart, but it's much harder for the same resellers to profit off of bundles. The games, accessories and gift cards included are intended for gamers.

    Do I need to be a PowerUp Pro member?

    Yes, GameStop is requiring anyone seeking to buy a PS5 console bundle to have its PowerUp Reward Pro membership, which costs $15 a year (or $20 if you want the print edition of the magazine Game Informer). This membership gives you access to a 'Welcome certificate' worth $5, a month reward certificate ($5 per month for a $60 annual value) and a 10% bonus on trade-ins.

    Of course, the most important perk right now is 'early access' to next-gen consoles, including the PS5. GameStop has been putting up this barrier to entry as another way to prevent resellers from buying and profiting from console purchases.

    Important note: While the forthcoming GameStop email suggests that you need to have been a PowerUp Rewards Pro member before 12:59am EDT / 11:59pm CDT / 9:59pm PDT, we've confirmed that customers have been able to buy a PS5 console bundle after this time. Obviously, don't take that chance if you have time to buy it, but if the deadline has passed, you still have a shot.

    GameStop PS5 restock without a membership?

    No, GameStop's language is less clear, but you're going to need a PowerUp Rewards membership that costs $15 annually. The August 2 restock suggests that it's only needed for 'early access' but the PS5 console inventory almost always runs out before it ever opens up to the public. Only one time did it open up to everyone when a glitch happened, allowing non-members to check out through Apple Pay. That glitch has since been plugged.

    In other words, if you really want to buy a PS5 and don't mind spending extra on a bundle (in which everything is at face value), then the $15 is a decent offer.

    Will the GameStop PS5 restock happen in stores?

    No, there's no in-store GameStop restock, with all orders taking place online and all of the consoles bundles bought tomorrow scheduled to ship to customers.

    You won't have to wait long. GameStop often delivers PS5 orders in 3-5 days, according to our analysis. That's faster than StockX or eBay, which have next-gen consoles costing more than $800 without games, taking up to several weeks to get to you.

    More GameStop PS5 restock updates to come

    We're hours from the GameStop PS5 restock, and that means we'll have more helpful tips happening on Twitter and YouTube. If you're eager to buy the console, you'll want to stay tuned for those updates that walk you through the process of buying the system as quickly as possible. We're also tracking a potential Best Buy PS5 restock for later this week.

    With over 60,000 people having gotten a next-gen console through our Twitter alerts, it's only a matter of time before everyone has it. Of course, come October, it's going to be much harder to buy a PS5, so you should make your best effort today.