I managed to get a second PS5 last week, this time via Direct Queue. Not for reselling - I don't do that. Just so my son can have his own for when we play multiplayer games together.
What worked for me is what other people have been saying: load up the Direct Queue on seriously as many browsers and devices as you can. I was doing only one or two browsers at a time initially and had no luck. As soon as I switched to 4-5 (that's 2-3 devices and a browser or two on each), it worked. I got into the queue twice. The first time just sold out a minute after I got into the store, but the second time, I managed to get an order in.
If you have old phones or computers or tablets or whatever laying around, boot em up. If you can get 10 browsers onto the queue, I'd wager your odds are > 50%. Just estimating based on what I've seen with queue times, as about 75% of the time I got "more than an hour" and those are the ones I never got into the store with.
Something I haven't seen people mention before is that you get better shipping options if you have an active PS+ subscription. I was in too much of a rush to checkout to look at the details, but it was either faster or free. I added a controller to my cart for free shipping before I knew that..so the controller might not have been necessary.
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