If you receive one of these invites, you will have 72 hours to make the purchase on Amazon’s site from the unique link in the email. Speaking from firsthand experience of the Xbox invite I received today, Amazon’s emails look a little generic — they’re simply from “Amazon.com,” and the subject line reads just “Congrats, you’re invited!” Which, frankly, looks a little spammy at first glance. So be sure you don’t accidentally delete it on impulse like I nearly did.
Invitations have been sent! Don't miss your invitation to purchase a PlayStation 5. If you did not receive an invitation this time, we will have another round next week!https://t.co/lq6ao4nstY pic.twitter.com/OMDljXnnZK— Amazon Video Games (@amazongames) August 1, 2022
These invites are a welcome departure from Amazon’s track record of sloppy restocks, where the consoles usually sell out quickly amid myriad checkout errors. You’d think the e-commerce giant could figure out a queue system for live restocks of high-demand items, but at least this is a useful substitute.
If you didn’t already request an invite, the pages for the standard $499.99 PlayStation 5, the $549.99 PS5 bundle with Horizon Forbidden West, and the $499 Xbox Series X all have buttons to request an invite on Amazon now. You don’t need to be a Prime subscriber, and you can see if you get lucky in one of Amazon’s upcoming invite waves.