PS5 Ticker: The PlayStation 5 Situation April 19, 2022 (Update)

GamesWirtschaft’s PS5 ticker records when and where you can buy a PlayStation 5 (Image: Sony Interactive)


Easter surprise on Easter Monday: Anyone who received an email from Sony yesterday can buy a PlayStation 5 from 10.30am today.


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

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Update of April 19, 2022 (12 p.m.): As announced, the PlayStation Direct sale took place at 10:30 a.m. Unlike the rest of retail, Sony Interactive also sells the PlayStation Digital Edition: the driveless model hasn’t been available for weeks.

This morning, there were again isolated error messages and dropouts related to credit card payment on PlayStation Direct.

Congratulations to everyone who was able to successfully purchase their dream console.


Update of April 19, 2022 (11:30 a.m.): A PS5 bundle for € 674.99 brought the online shop of the Spielegrotte sender to its knees in the morning – the website could not be reached. A PS5 was included in the package Unexploredcollection Gran Turismo 7 and three months of PS Plus. The quantities are usually so small that an order is only possible with a lot of luck and perseverance.

The news that the bundle will be available alongside the MediaMarkt/Saturn branch quotas on April 28 is exciting. will be sent: Apparently, retailers are expecting corresponding deliveries early next week.


Update of April 19, 2022 (10 a.m.): There is evidence that Alternate* has sold a few PS5 bundles in the last 48 hours. If you have placed an order, we look forward to your feedback by email or comment.


Update of April 19, 2022 (8:30 a.m.): We’ve had inquiries whether there will be another ‘public sale’ after today’s PlayStation Direct promotion – in this case from 12pm. Trend: very, very unlikely. Quite simply because the quotas are divided between the invited e-mail clients. But we like to be pleasantly surprised.


Update April 19, 2022 (8:00 a.m.): A number of readers wrote to us over the weekend that after the MediaMarkt/Saturn pre-order campaign a week ago (April 12) there were still drops in other places that weren’t included in the first round.

For example, Saturn in Hamburg’s Mönckebergstrasse reportedly had a PS5 bundle available for pre-order for €549 or €649 on Saturday – in this case too, it will be picked up in the coming week.


Message of April 19, 2022 (7:30 a.m.): We hope you had a wonderful weekend and that you succeeded in your Easter egg hunt.

Many PS5 hunters may have rubbed their eyes in amazement yesterday Easter Monday: Sony Interactive sent out an invitation email for the PlayStation Direct factory sale around 3pm – for this Tuesday between 10:30am and 12pm. The timing is surprising, as the last straw was only a week ago.

Emails are sent from a playstation.com address to the email account linked to the PSN – they are addressed with the PSN name. Anyone who has received such an email can order a PS5 directly from the manufacturer this morning. The delivery is fast: the package is often there after only one or two days.

There are many things to consider when purchasing PlayStation Direct: A week ago there were technical problems with the credit card interface, especially when paying (i.e. payment). Unfortunately, a number of customers have been affected – Sony’s feedback is still pending.

You can sign in to PlayStation Direct with your PSN credentials at any time. Please check if the deposited payment methods are correct. you need mandatory a Mastercard or Visa card to order the console.

The chances of a PS5 purchase are good – also because buyers are not competing with scalpers, resellers and bots. Nevertheless, punctuality and speed will again be important on Tuesday, as stocks last ran out after 15-20 minutes. The specified time window of 90 minutes is not exhausted at all.

Please read our PlayStation Direct tips first so you don’t get any nasty surprises.

What remains to be noted: Considering the month is relatively well advanced and half of all eligible working days have already passed, the number of PS5 drops in April is shockingly low. Alternate* is the only shipper so far to have sold the console online.

An XXL contingent of around 15,000 items is on its way to the MediaMarkt* and Saturn* high-bay warehouses: from there the pallets are distributed to several hundred agencies that took part in the pre-order campaign last week. Collection should be possible at the end of April.

Deliveries were already concentrated in the last week of March – which leads us to believe that we will also see declines from other shippers. We think Otto* and Euronics* are the most likely suppliers as it’s been two and three months respectively since the last PS5 sale. Amazon is always good for a surprise – we recommend putting the Disc Edition* and Digital Edition* on the watchlist to be on the safe side.

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

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Buy PS5: Our watch list in April 2022 (green = drops have occurred)


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