If you're still trying to secure a PS5 console following the last wave of restocks, you have our sympathies. It's tough out there, with demand for Sony's console through the roof, retailers restocking without warning, and scalpers taking a big chunk of PS5 stock to resell.
In an effort to level the playing field, Currys PC World (opens in new tab) has launched a new PS5 Priority Pass (opens in new tab) scheme that enters you into what is loosely described as a "raffle". If your name is drawn out of the virtual hat, Currys will email you a Priority Pass containing a unique "buying code" that entitles you to buy a PS5 console.
You can enter only once, but it's completely free – you don't even have to opt into their marketing emails – and winners are chosen at random. The pass is valid for only 72 hours, so if you do win be sure you use your golden ticket before it turns to digital dust.
- Register for your free PS5 Priority Pass at Currys PC World (opens in new tab)
The news comes hot on the heels of a number of big PS5 drops dubbed "March Madness" on social media. Currys, Amazon (opens in new tab), Game (opens in new tab) and John Lewis are all rumoured to be releasing a stack of PS5 stock this week. Meanwhile Argos (opens in new tab) is tipped for a drop on Friday 12th March.
Sony's next-gen games console has been in short supply since launching back in November. Demand is being driven through the roof by a shortage of the AMD chips that power the PS5.
It's not all doom and gloom, though. Sony has revealed the PS Plus games for this month. Subscribers with a PS4 or PS5 will get Final Fantasy 7 Remake, a slicker new take on the classic RPG, and Remnant: From the Ashes, a third-person shooter set in space. PS5 owners get first-person puzzler Maquette as an exclusive, plus there's a shooter, Farpoint, for the PSVR virtual reality headset .
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