Sony sends people on a code hunt for a chance to win a PS5

Deepak Gupta February 16, 2022
Updated 2022/02/16 at 2:45 PM

Sony is still struggling to keep up with demand for the PlayStation 5 due to the global chip shortage problem that affects companies across all industries. It even recently lowered its sales forecast and told analysts that the company expects the console to continue to be in short supply this year, especially in the first half. In fact, retailers’ PS5 listings often show it’s “Sold Out” or “Currently Unavailable” most of the time, and picking up a restock is a race against scalpers and other fans alike looking for a unit. Now Sony released a contest that gives you (the look of) the chance to finally get your hands on a PS5.

In the coming weeks, through March 7 at 10am PST/1pm EST, Sony will release 14 unique PlayStation controller-like codes via various means. He will post some online, on his social media channels, but he will also get them out through high-profile events in sports, games, movies and music. In other words, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled and maybe even make friends to turn the hunt into a group effort. After all, finding them doesn’t automatically mean you get a console.

No – each code will only give you the opportunity to win a PS5 giveaway. You will have to enter the code in the dedicated page for the promotion and then answer a relevant question about where the code was displayed before you qualified. Oh, and the promotion is only open to residents of participating territories:

Argentina, Canada, Chile, Mexico and United States, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary , Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, New Zealand, Poland, United Kingdom.

At least you’ll have 14 chances to win if you can find all the codes (and live in the right country), but you might have a better chance of updating the PS5’s Best Buy list over and over again.

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