The Porsche Taycan EV is starting to outsell the brand’s iconic 911.
During the first nine months of 2021, Porsche sold several hundred more Taycans than 911s.
The Taycan is in its second year of production. The 911 has been around for nearly 60 years.
In only its second full year in production, Porsche’s first electric model is starting to outsell its longtime flagship sports car, the 911.
It’s the latest sign that electric vehicles, which have made up a tiny fraction of global vehicle sales for years, are gaining traction.
Porsche sold 28,640 Taycans worldwide during the first nine months of 2021, the company said Friday. It delivered 27,972 911s over that period. The Taycan is also outpacing the 911 in the US, selling 1,861 units compared with the 911’s 1,621.
Porsche launched the Taycan in 2019 as a high-powered, four-door sport sedan that competes with the Tesla Model S. In early 2021, Porsche added a new base version of the Taycan that costs $82,700. It recently introduced a roomier, station-wagon variant called the Taycan Cross Turismo. The Cross Turismo rides a bit higher than the regular Taycan so owners can take it on dirt roads and gravel paths.
Porsche, a brand under the Volkswagen Group umbrella, wants at least 80%of the vehicles it sells to be either fully electric or hybrid by 2030. A battery-powered version of its popular Macan SUV is due in 2023, but don’t expect an electric 911 anytime soon.
CEO Oliver Blume, told reporters in March that the 911 will be the last Porsche to go electric, if it ever does.
There are a lot of resources at your disposal when you need to create a résumé. You can use the templates that accompany Microsoft Word, for example, or try one of the many free or paid résumé builders online.
If you frequently use Google Docs, though, the simplest solution might simply be to make your résumé there. Google includes five résumé templates in Google Docs – here’s how to use them.
There are five résumé templates in Google Docs offering a broad variety of résumé styles. Here is how to choose a résumé template and make a résumé in Google Docs.
How to use the Google Docs résumé template on a computer
1. Open Google Docs in a web browser and make sure you are logged into your Google account.
2. On the Google Docs home page, click Template gallery in the top-right corner, to the right of Start a new document.
3. Browse for the row marked Resumes. Here you’ll find five résumé formats. You can see what each one likes in thumbnail form. To get a closer look at the résumé (or just start working), click the résumé.
When you select a résumé template, Google Docs makes a copy of the template and opens it as a new document titled Resume. You can now personalize it by editing the document as you would edit any document. Be careful to keep the template’s formatting intact, though.The easiest way to do that is to work on one small block of text at a time – you can select a small block of text and replace it with your own personalized copy. If you accidentally select too much text and wipe out some of the template’s unique formatting, just click the Undo button in the toolbar.
How to use the Google Docs résumé template on a mobile device
It’s a lot more convenient to create a résumé on a computer – the screen is bigger and it’s easier to enter a lot of text. But if you want or need to work on a mobile device, Google makes that easy to do.
1. Start the Google Docs app on your phone or tablet.
2. Tap the New Document button (it looks like a plus sign).
3. In the pop-up, tap Choose template.
4. Browse for the row marked Resumes. Here you’ll find the same five résumé formats that are available in a browser on the computer. When you find the one you want, tap it.
Google Docs makes a copy of the résumé template and opens it as a new document titled Resume. You can now start editing and personalizing it.
The delay is not connected to a recent probe by the FAA, which cleared the company to fly.
Virgin’s stock dropped 14% after hours following its announcement the new timeline.
Virgin Galactic said in a press release Thursday that it will delay the start of its commercial spaceflight operations until the fourth quarter of 2022.
Virgin had planned to launch its first commercial test flight, Unity 23, in October, but the company said testing results of new materials prompted it to make changes to its timeline.
“Recent laboratory-based tests flagged a possible reduction in the strength margins of certain materials used to modify specific joints, and this requires further physical inspection,” Virgin said.
The company said that while the test results didn’t impact any of its vehicles, it plans to undertake “further analysis” to determine whether any additional work will be required to ensure the vehicles meet all “strength margin” requirements.
As a result, Virgin said it decided that the “most efficient and expedient path to commercial service” is to begin its “enhancement program” – which could take up to 10 months, Virgin told CNBC – before Unity 23 flight, and continue its testing in parallel.
It’s a good idea to add your most common contacts to your Gmail account – not only is it easier to send them emails, but their messages are automatically “whitelisted,” meaning they’ll never be sent to Gmail’s spam folder by mistake.
You can also use contacts to store additional information about people you care about, like phone numbers, birthdays, and other personal information. And anyone you add to your contacts is immediately available on all your devices where you use Gmail, including your computer, phone, and tablet.
Here’s an overview of all the most important ways to use contacts in Gmail, including how to add, edit, and delete them.
2. Click the Google apps button (it’s shaped like a grid) at the top-right, next to your account icon.
3. Click Contacts.
4. Contacts will now launch, and you can use it to add, find, edit, and manage your contacts.
The first time you look for the Contacts app, you might need to scroll down to find it. By default, the Contacts app is stored in the seventh row. If you use Contacts frequently, you might want to click and drag it closer to the top of the list.
How to add new contacts in Gmail
If you get an email from someone whom you’d like to add as a contact, Gmail lets you do that with just a few clicks.
1. Open Gmail on your Mac or PC in a web browser and click the email message from the recipient you want to add to your contacts list.
2. Hover your cursor over the contact’s name. You can do this either in the message list or the reading pane.
3. In the pop-up contact details, click the Add to contacts button to the right of the person’s name.
After a moment, the Add to contacts icon turns into a pencil-shaped Edit contacts button, which you can use to add details to or otherwise change the contact entry.
How to add new contacts in Google Contacts
You don’t have to add contacts from Gmail; if you’re using a web browser or an Android device, you can use the Contacts app to add contacts manually. (There is no Contacts app for iOS.)
2. Click the Google apps button at the top-right, next to your account icon.
3. Click Contacts.
4. At the top-left of the screen, click Create contact, then click Create acontact.
5. Enter the details for this contact. At a minimum, you’ll want to type the name and email address, though you can add phone numbers, notes, mailing address, and other details. (Click Show more to see additional options.)
6. When you’re done, click Save.
If you have several contacts to add at once, there’s another technique you can use: You can add names or email addresses as a batch and then edit each entry with any additional information you like.
1. In Gmail Contacts on desktop, click Create contact, then click Create multiple contacts.
2. In the Create Multiple Contacts window, enter names or email addresses separated by commas.
3. When you’re done, press Tab and then click Create.
If you entered just the name, Contacts will create a mostly empty contact with just the name; if you entered an email address, Contacts will create an entry with the email address in both the name and email fields. You can now find and edit those entries as needed.
The Gmail Contacts app is only available on Android, not on iPhone or iPad.
2. Tap the plus + sign at the bottom-right of the screen.
3. Enter the details for this contact. At a minimum, you’ll want to type the name and email address, though you can add phone numbers, notes, mailing address, and other details. (Tap More fields to see additional options.)
4. When you’re done, tap Save at the top of the screen.
How to edit Gmail contacts
One of the chief advantages of keeping your most important contacts in Google’s contacts list is that they’re easy to edit and keep up to date. Plus, you can store personal information so birthdays and addresses are always easily accessible. Here’s how to edit a contact:
1. Open Gmail Contacts on your desktop using the steps explained earlier in this article, or you can go directly to contacts.google.com in your browser.
2. Find the contact you want to edit. You can search for it using the Search field at the top of the page or browse the list below.
3. When you find the contact, there are two ways to start editing:
Hover over a contact and then click the pencil-shaped Edit contact icon that appears on the right side of the screen.
Click the contact and, on the contact’s details page, click Edit.
4. Make any changes you want to the contact’s information. You can add or revise personal details – to see all your options, click Show more.
5. To add a label to your contact, click the Label button at the top of the page and choose the labels to add (or create new ones). You can use these labels to easily send a group email to everyone with the same label.
6. When you’re done, click Save.
How to delete Gmail contacts
It only takes a moment to delete contacts from Gmail, as long as you know where to look. To start, open the Contacts app on your desktop using the steps explained earlier in this article, or you can go directly to contacts.google.com in your browser. There are two ways to delete contacts:
If you only want to delete a single contact, hover the mouse pointer over the contact and then click the three-dot icon at the far right side of the screen. In the drop-down menu, click Delete and then confirm the deletion by clicking Delete again.
If you want to delete multiple contacts at once, hover your cursor over the contact and then click the checkbox on the left side of the screen. Check all the contacts you want to delete. Then click the three-dot icon at the top of the screen and choose Delete. Confirm the deletion by clicking Delete again.
The technique to delete contacts on an Android device is similar. In the Contacts app, tap and hold the contacts you want to delete until you see a check mark indicating that they’re selected, then tap the Trash icon at the top of the screen.
If you have an iPhone, you need to delete contacts in a browser.
Sometimes you have to know for sure that your email has been received. That’s when read receipts come in handy. If you have Gmail, you may have access to the read receipts feature.
However, be aware that unless you have a work or school account that’s set up by an administrator, you won’t have access to this built-in tool. That said, there are third-party options that you may use instead.
Here’s how to request and return read receipts in Gmail.
2. Click Compose, located toward the top-left corner of the window.
3. Write your email.
4. Click the down-caret, located in the bottom-right corner of the draft, and choose Request read receipt.
5. Hit Send.
How to return a read receipt on Gmail
Sometimes a read receipt will automatically go out to the sender when you open an email. But if your administrator requires you to approve read receipts, you’ll have to approve them manually. Here’s how:
1. Go into your Gmail account and open the email with the read receipt.
2. You’ll see the option to return the read-receipt request – click Send receipts if you want the sender to know you’ve gotten their email, or select Not now to skip that option.
Why aren’t my read receipts being returned?
There are a few reasons why you might not be getting read receipts back. For example, the recipient may have chosen to not send the read receipt back, since that’s an option they’ll have when they open the email. Or, if you sent it to a group mailing list or to someone whose administrator or platform restricts read receipts, your read receipts won’t work.
Third-party read receipt options
If you don’t have a Gmail account that qualifies for read receipts, you can use a third-party service to access the feature. A few examples of these include:
Mailtrack: This browser extension tells you if your email has been opened, how many times, and if you’ve received an email with a read receipt attached. The free plan gives you unlimited tracking, and you can opt for a paid plan to access more features like real-time notifications and group email tracking.
Boomerang: In addition to seeing if your email has been read, you can also see the number of times it’s been opened and which links have been clicked with this tool. You can get up to 10 message credits per month with the free plan. The paid options add features like unlimited message credits, inbox pause, and premium support to the mix.
Glassmass: This email marketing tool lets you do things like schedule messages, see reports on opens, clicks, and replies to your emails. For a single person, the cost is $12.95 per month for the standard plan or $19.95 per month for the premium plan. There are also team plans available, with varying prices depending on the number of users.
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On October 15, “Halloween Kills” will premiere in theaters and on Peacock. In order to stream “Halloween Kills” at home, you need to be a paid subscriber to Peacock Premium ($5/month) or Peacock Premium Plus ($10/month).
In “Halloween Kills,” Jamie Lee Curtis reprises her role as Laurie Strode from the original “Halloween” movie. Michael Myers, the franchise’s iconic slasher villain, is still alive and searching for new victims with his foreboding white mask and blood-soaked knife in hand. Working with survivors of Michael’s past attacks, Laurie takes on the killer in a thrilling attempt to stop the carnage.
The first “Halloween” movie was released in 1978, and “Halloween Kills” is the twelfth installment in the horror franchise known for violent deaths. Another installment, titled “Halloween Ends,” is already set for release in 2022.
Where to watch ‘Halloween Kills’
“Halloween Kills” premieres October 15 in theaters and on Peacock. Although Peacock offers a free plan, you need a paid subscription to Peacock Premium or Premium Plus to watch “Halloween Kills.”
The last movie that was released in theaters and on Peacock at the same time was “The Boss Baby: Family Business.” That title remained on Peacock for 60 days. We expect a similar limited-time streaming release for “Halloween Kills.”
An ad-supported subscription to Peacock Premium costs $5 a month, and an ad-free subscription to Peacock Premium Plus costs $10 a month. Both memberships give you full access to the service’s catalog of NBCUniversal movies and shows.
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If you’re willing to pay for 12 months up front, you can save up to $20 a year by choosing an annual subscription to Peacock Premium ($50) or Peacock Premium Plus ($100) versus a monthly plan.
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Where can I watch other movies from the ‘Halloween’ franchise?
AMC Plus is one of the best streaming services for watching other movies from the “Halloween” franchise. Pricing ranges from $7 to $9 a month depending on how you subscribe. You can learn more about the service in our AMC Plus guide.
You can stream these “Halloween” movies on AMC Plus:
Week six of the 2021 NFL season features a number of high profile games, including the Los Angeles Chargers against the Baltimore Ravens, and the Buffalo Bills against the Tennessee Titans. Each team is currently ranked first in their AFC division.
The Dolphins and Jaguars will also play a game in London, with a CBS broadcast starting at 9:30 a.m. ET on October 17.
Throughout the season, NFL games are spread across five primary channels: ESPN, NBC, Fox, CBS, and the NFL Network. Meanwhile, the next Super Bowl will be broadcast on NBC.
To help ensure you get access to every game you want to watch, we broke down the ins and outs of streaming the NFL season without a cable subscription.
NFL Week 6 schedule
Week six of the NFL regular season includes a Sunday Night Football matchup between the Seattle Seahawks and Pittsburgh Steelers on NBC and Peacock. This week’s Monday Night Football game will feature the Buffalo Bills and Tennessee Titans on ESPN.
Primetime games are shown nationally, but local broadcasts for afternoon games are determined by your area. NFL teams with byes in week six include the Atlanta Falcons, New Orleans Saints, New York Jets, and San Francisco 49ers.
The 2021 NFL regular season began on September 9. During the regular season, Sunday afternoon games with an NFC home team will typically air on Fox, and Sunday afternoon games with an AFC home team will typically air on CBS.
Meanwhile, Sunday Night Football airs on NBC, and Thursday Night Football will broadcast on NFL Network all season long. Select Thursday Night Football games will also be shown on Fox and streamed via Amazon Prime and Twitch. Finally, Monday Night Football is on ESPN.
Additionally, you can stream all your local in-market games on your mobile device for free using the Yahoo Sports app or the NFL app.
Here’s a full roundup of all the services you can use to stream NFL games without cable.
You can purchase an antenna, like this 1 By One model, to add to your TV for about $24, giving you access to local channels within a certain distance.
What you get:
Hooking up an HD antenna to your TV gives you access to local over-the-air (OTA) signals in your location. This means that you will be able to access the local affiliates of major broadcast networks, like Fox, CBS, and NBC.
This lets you watch all the regional games broadcast from wherever you’re located. You also get the Sunday Night Football matchup that airs on NBC. Because it’s only a one-time payment, this is a great option if you’re solely interested in watching the team in your area. However, you will not get access to any out-of-market games or games that air on ESPN or the NFL Network.
If you’re looking for a live TV streaming service to watch football, Sling TV is a great budget option that gives you most of the channels you need at a cheaper price than Hulu or FuboTV.
There are three different plans, depending on what channels you prioritize. Sling Orange and Sling Blue each cost $35 a month, while the combined Sling Orange + Blue plan costs $50 per month. Additionally, you can purchase the Sports Extra package to add NFL RedZone to your plan for $11 per month.
What you get:
Sling Orange has ESPN, while Sling Blue has Fox and NBC in select markets as well as the NFL network. CBS is not currently offered by Sling. While there is a Sports Extra package, it does not include any channels that air live NFL games.
Your best bet to get access to the most NFL games via Sling is to sign up for the Sling Orange + Blue plan and cash in on Sling’s current promotional offer of a free antenna for local channels. The free antenna requires that you prepay for two months of the Sling service. Plus, if you want RedZone you can add the Sports Extra package to the Orange + Blue Plan for a total of $61 a month.
If you don’t want it all, you can just sign up for Sling Blue to gain access to Sunday afternoon games on Fox and Sunday Night Football games on NBC, or just Sling Orange to gain access to Monday Night games on ESPN, in addition to the local offerings included with the antenna. As with all streaming services, game availability is subject to blackouts.
With Sling’s channel listings, add-ons, and the fact that they provide a free antenna, you can gain access to all local channels, the NFL Network, ESPN, and NFL RedZone, making it one of the most cost-effective ways to watch the NFL without cable.
Hulu with Live TV
In addition to all of its other offerings, Hulu + Live TV has nearly everything you need to stream NFL games for $65 per month. However, like Sling TV, there’s no option to add the NFL Network or NFL RedZone as a channel, which could be a deal-breaker if you’re hoping to watch and monitor action across the league.
What you get:
Like an HD antenna, Hulu + Live TV gets you access to all the local affiliates of the major broadcasts, meaning Fox, CBS, and NBC. These will show the games that are within your regional broadcast map with the exception of any blackouts. In addition, you also get ESPN, which gives you access to all Monday Night Football games, and some of the best NFL coverage and analysis on TV.
While you don’t get access to watch out-of-network games from across the country like you do with NFL RedZone or NFL Sunday Ticket, this is a comprehensive way to tune into most locally and nationally televised games. Hulu does not offer a way to watch the first three regular Thursday Night Football games, however, since those will be aired on NFL Network.
At $65 a month for the Starter Plan, FuboTV is one of the most comprehensive yet expensive live streaming options for NFL football. You can also spend an extra $11 per month to add the Sports Plus with NFL RedZone package.
What you get:
In terms of NFL games, the Starter Plan includes access to local CBS, NBC, and Fox stations (regional availability and blackout restrictions apply). FuboTV’s Starter Plan also grants you access to ESPN to watch Monday Night Football, and NFL Network to stream Thursday Night Football all season long.
With a base price of $65 a month, YouTube TV is another service that offers access to most NFL games. Additionally, the service announced an agreement with the NFL to offer NFL Redzone as an add-on included in their Sports Plus package for an additional $11 a month.
What you get:
Like other services at this price range, YouTube TV offers access to all the local channels you need to watch NFL games, including CBS, Fox, and NBC. YouTube TV also offers ESPN and NFL Network in their base package, so you’ll be able to watch all Monday Night Football and Thursday Night Football games. And with the news of the new Sports Plus package, you can also watch NFL Redzone for an additional $11 per month.
NFL Sunday Ticket
NFL Sunday Ticket used to only be available with a cable subscription, but NFL fans in non-DirecTV markets anywhere in the country can now gain access to every Sunday afternoon game.
Both plans give you access to all out-of-market Sunday afternoon games. This means that you do not get access to Thursday, Sunday, or Monday night games. You also won’t be able to stream locally televised games with only an NFL Sunday Ticket subscription. However, this is the only way for people hoping to watch full live games of their favorite teams out of market. A fun feature included in both plans is that you can watch four games at once on your screen.
In addition to the normal features, NFL Sunday Ticket Max adds in NFL RedZone and the DirecTV Fantasy Zone, which is a new channel solely dedicated watching games through the lens of fantasy football.
If you’re just interested in watching locally televised AFC home games, then a Paramount Plus subscription could be all you need. The service lets you stream live CBS television, as well as a growing library of on-demand shows and exclusive titles. Paramount Plus is available for $5 a month with commercials or $10 a month with ad-free streaming. With that said, all live broadcasts, including NFL games, still feature commercials with the ad-free plan.
What you get:
Paramount Plus offers live streaming for every NFL game that airs on the regular CBS channel in your local market. However, since Paramount Plus only offers CBS content you won’t be able to watch any games that air on other networks or any out of market matches. You can see a full schedule of NFL games set to air on CBS here.
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Peacock won’t be streaming any exclusive games during the 2021 season, but Premium subscribers can stream all the NFL games being broadcast on NBC.
What you get:
For $5 a month, Peacock Premium will give you streaming access to NBC’s Sunday Night Football games, as well as Super Bowl LVI, the Thanksgiving game between the Buffalo Bills and New Orleans Saints, and the 2021 kick-off game between the Dallas Cowboys and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The NFL’s flex scheduling gives NBC the option to change the Sunday Night Football game of the week, which typically guarantees that the primetime game will be one of the week’s best matchups.
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Amazon Prime Video
Though yon won’t get local channels, NFL Network, or in-depth analysis, Amazon Prime Video members can watch select Thursday Night Football games with their subscription for no additional cost. A standalone Amazon Prime Video membership costs $9 a month, and the service is included as part of an Amazon Prime subscription for $119 per year or $13 a month.
What you get:
Amazon Prime Video will stream 11 Thursday Night Football games starting week five of the season. These game will also be broadcast on NFL Network and Fox. Since Amazon won’t be streaming any additional games, Prime Video on its own is really only suitable for casual football fans who just want to stream a few games this season.
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Yahoo Sports app and NFL app
If you’re only interested in watching in-market games without cable or an antenna, then you can stream live local and primetime games on a mobile device using the Yahoo Sports or NFL app. Both options are free and each app is available on iOS and Android smartphones and tablets.
What you get:
These apps provide live streaming for regular season local and primetime games, playoffs, and the Super Bowl. With that said, you can only watch the games on a mobile device. You’ll also need to ensure that your location services are activated on your phone or tablet.
Amazon can be a useful platform, but it isn’t right for everyone. If you’ve decided that you no longer want your Amazon account, you have the option to delete it. But it’s important to know what that means.
If you aren’t willing to give up everything that comes with an Amazon account, you can try alternative methods, like increasing the security on your account.
How to delete Amazon account
You can only delete your Amazon account on the desktop version of the website, not on the mobile app.
2. Review the products and services for that account and, if you still want to proceed, select a reason for deleting your account from the drop-down menu.
3. Tick the box next to Yes, I want to permanently close my Amazon account and delete my data.
4. Click Close my Account.
5. You’ll receive an email confirmation. Reply to this email within five days to delete your account.
If you have outstanding orders that haven’t shipped yet, you can also cancel those:
1. Go into the Orders page of your account.
2. Choose Not yet shipped.
3. Select Request cancellation next to the outstanding order.
Alternatives to deleting your Amazon account
You can make your account more secure without fully deleting it. So if you’ve purchased content that you don’t want to lose access to, or if you use a Firestick, but don’t want to have a prime membership anymore, try following options.
Delete your credit card information
1. Go to the Amazon website, hover over the Accounts and Lists tab on the homepage, and choose Account.
2. Select YourPayments.
3. Click Edit under the desired payment option and choose Remove from wallet.
4. Hit Confirm remove.
Delete your shipping addresses
1. Go to the Amazon website, hover over the Accounts and Lists tab on the homepage, and choose Account.
2. Select Your Addresses.
3. Locate the shipping address you want to delete and choose Remove.
Update your email and phone number
Updating your email address and phone number can be useful, especially if you have set up two-factor authentication.
1. Go to the Amazon website, hover over the Accounts & Lists tab on the homepage, and choose Account.
2. Select Login & security.
3. Enter your account password, if asked.
4. Click Edit next to your email address and update your information, following the prompts. Then repeat the process for your phone number.
Turn on two-factor authentication
Two-factor authentication is a security measure that requires an extra step of verification to access your account. So rather than just requiring a password, you might also have to enter a code from a text that’s sent to the phone number associated with your account. So it’s more secure.
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The PlayStation 5 is Sony’s fastest-selling video game console ever, with more than 10 million systems sold since its launch in November 2020. However, the record demand and an international chip shortage have made the PS5 one of the hardest items to buy in stores or online.
We’ve seen weekly restocks of the PS5 ($500) and PS5 Digital Edition ($400) online at retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Sony’s own PlayStation Direct store. Nearly all PlayStation 5 sales are handled online due to the COVID-19 pandemic and overall demand, but some GameStop locations have made consoles available for in-store purchase on occasion.
Walmart usually announces PS5 restocks a few hours before consoles are available online. GameStop sends emails to subscribers ahead of PS5 restocks but typically only makes the PS5 available in bundles. Amazon and Newegg have also made PS5 consoles available, though on a less consistent basis. Newegg uses a raffle system to give shoppers a chance to buy rare items like the PS5.
We’ll keep this post updated as we get more information about PS5 restocks, but ultimately you’ll need to keep checking multiple stores and get a bit lucky with timing to secure the console.
Sony’s PlayStation Direct store has a registration program that functions like a waitlist for a limited supply of PS5 consoles. If selected, shoppers who sign up will receive an email to purchase a PS5 directly from Sony. Registering does not guarantee you’ll get an invite, however, and it’s not clear how many people will be selected. Invitations to purchase a PS5 will begin to go out to selected shoppers in November 2021.
The PlayStation 5 comes in two different models — one that has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive and a “digital edition” with no disc drive at all. The standard model is priced at $500, and the digital edition is priced at $400.
At popular sites for resellers, like eBay and StockX, you can expect to pay between $700 or $800 for the PlayStation 5.
You can check the links below to see if the PS5 is currently available at each retailer; we’ll update this post if a specific store announces a restock.
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Tips for buying the PS5
Buying the PlayStation 5 has been a struggle since release, but retailers have been making a steady stream of consoles available. If you have a preferred store, you should look into setting stock alerts with their online tools.
Third-party stock-tracking websites like HotStock.io can tell you when a store last had the PlayStation 5 in stock and let you set alerts for multiple retailers. A reseller who made more than $40,000 reselling PS5 consoles last year shared more specific tips on how to find the console online.
If you encounter issues while trying to check out with an online retailer, keep trying to refresh the product page to add the console and make sure the PS5 is available and in your cart. If possible, create an account with your preferred retailer and enter your payment and shipping information in advance to help the checkout process move quickly.
PlayStation 5 specifications
The PlayStation 5 boasts much more powerful hardware than the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. Upgrades include a solid state hard drive and a graphics card capable of ray-tracing technology.
The new PlayStation 5 family of peripherals haven’t been nearly as hard to find as the console itself, though they’re not of much use without the main course. That said, they do complement the features of the PlayStation 5, so we’ve taken to the time to explain what they all do.
Sony’s $70 DualSense controller is a worthy successor to the PS4’s popular DualShock, implementing a built-in microphone, haptic feedback for adjustable trigger tension, and advanced rumble features while also improving the battery life and adopting a USB-C charging cable.
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The $100 Pulse 3D headset is a direct successor to the gold and platinum wireless headsets Sony released for the PlayStation 4. The headset has an adjustable band, built-in microphone, and hardware buttons for mute, voice monitoring, and volume. While the Pulse 3D headset is worth the investment, PS5’s 3D audio features will also work with any third-party headset that’s been licensed for use on PS4.
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The $30 PlayStation media remote might look appealing, but for $30 you can find a better or cheaper universal remote to control the console. Several smart TV brands also let you control the PS5 with your standard TV remote too, so it’s worth giving that a try before making this investment.
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The $30 DualSense charging stand can charge two controllers and makes for a nice stand alongside the PS5, but it doesn’t actually charge your controllers any faster than using a regular cable.
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The $60 HD camera can be used for streaming in full 1080p and even has a background removal tool, but it cannot be used as a microphone like the PlayStation 4 camera. Luckily, you can just use the DualSense’s built-in mic to communicate while playing.
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PlayStation 5 exclusive games
Sony is committed to creating a full lineup of exclusive games for the PlayStation 5, repeating the same strategy that helped make the PS4 a massive success. Because there are still so many gamers waiting to upgrade to PS5, many of the games released on the new console will also work on PlayStation 4, like “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” and “Sackboy: A Big Adventure.”
Keep in mind that new games like “Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War” have been designed to run better on PS5, even if they’re available on the PS4. Below, we’ve listed all the games that require a PlayStation 5 to play, including upcoming titles that don’t have release dates yet.