More invitations would be sent out as Amazon gets more of the items in stock
Amazon sent out its first round of invitations to customers to buy the highly coveted PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X gaming consoles on Monday. In a tweet from Amazon Video Games, the company said customers who did not receive an invitation would have another chance to receive one next week. In June, the company introduced the invitation system for the PlayStation 5 that includes a Blu-ray disc drive and costs $499.99.
Any customer can request an invitation to buy the PlayStation 5 or Xbox Series X from the product's detail page on Amazon. The company said more invitations would be sent out as Amazon gets more of the items in stock. The invitation emails come from 'Amazon.com' and say "Congrats, you're invited!" in the subject line. The email includes a special link that customers can use to buy the consoles, but they only have 72 hours to do so. Last year, Hiroki Totoki, CFO of Sony, which produces the PS5, told analysts that the company wouldn't be able to produce enough of the gaming consoles to meet demand until sometime in 2022. Different issues, including shipping delays and the global chip shortage, have limited the PS5's production since it was released in November 2020.