PS5 restock update: Where to buy PS5 and check for inventory

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Sony’s PlayStation 5 was first released on November 12, 2020. That’s nearly 11 months ago, which seems like a lifetime. So much has happened since then, but the PS5 is definitely the more sought-after of the two next-gen consoles. People still rave about how much they love their PlayStation 5 consoles, and that won’t change anytime soon.

There are so many fantastic PS5 games available as well, and some of them are even discounted from time to time. Of course, there’s just one small problem: the PlayStation 5 is still impossible to find in stores. That’s why we’re giving you this important PS5 restock update master list. And it’s one that you’re definitely going to want to keep checking.

This Sony Playstation 5 PS5 console restock list is updated constantly, with stock notices from all major retailers including Amazon, Target, Best Buy, and more. We’ll show you everywhere to check to see where to buy the PS5 in stock.

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Surprise PS5 restock at Walmart

Sony’s DualSense controller for the PS5. Image source: Sony

No one saw this coming, but we had an excellent PS5 restock update to share recently. Walmart offered PS5 consoles on a first-come, first-served basis earlier in the month. That’s right… people were able to score them online instead of having to fight their way to a store!

Needless to say, this Walmart PS5 restock was a real battle. If you wanted to score yourself a console, you had to head to Walmart at a specific time and refresh the following pages like crazy:

Also of note, a limited number of Xbox Series X consoles were also available at Walmart, too. And it was the same story — you had to refresh Walmart’s website like crazy if you wanted to buy one.

The bad news is that those PS5 restock events are over. But the good news is that Walmart will continue to have period restocks as new inventory arrives. Definitely keep checking those links!

The ultimate PS5 stock tracker guide

PS5 Restock UpdateImage source: Sony

After a rare opportunity last month, the opportunity to buy a PlayStation 5 console through Sony Direct may be coming back soon. As always, when it does come back, It’s unclear exactly how much inventory will be available. But the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digitial Edition consoles usually are both in stock. Now, for the good news and the bad news. The bad news is that this is an invite-only restock event at first.

Usually, for one hour, PlayStation Network members who signed up at this link and received invites will be able to purchase a new PlayStation 5 console. The good news is that after an hour, if there’s any inventory left, Sony typically opens up the queue to all PSN members. Just make sure you’re logged in and you check these links repeatedly:

If you miss out on this PS5 restock update and you want a chance to get one from Sony Direct in the future, we’ve got you covered. Just do the following:

  • Log into Sony Direct or register if you’re not already a PSN member
  • Click on My Profile and then click the Edit button
  • Click Notifications under “Other Settings” in the menu on the left
  • Opt-in to receive news and offers from Sony Direct

This doesn’t guarantee you’ll get an invite next time around, of course. But it should increase your chances. Of course, there are much better ways to score a PlayStation 5, so keep reading to see other stores where you can buy a PS5.

NEW: Register now to buy a PS5 for the holidays

Sony PS5 DualSense 1Image source: Christian de Looper for BGR

If you miss this opportunity to buy your PS5 from Sony Direct, we have good news. Sony is now letting people register to buy a PlayStation 5 ahead of the holidays! There’s no guarantee that you’ll get one, but you’ll certainly have a much better chance this way. Hurry up though, because there’s going to be a very, very long line.

In-store GameStop PS5 restock last month

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In a surprise announcement last week, GameStop announced a huge in-store PS5 restock event. This was definitely a PS5 restock update we were not expecting.

According to GameStop’s website, PlayStation 5 bundles were in stock on Friday, October 29. This has been the second recent event like this. It has been in stores all over the country, ranging from GameStop stores across Seattle, San Francisco, Nashville, Raleigh, Detroit, and Philadelphia to name a few. The bad news is we have no idea when an event like this may happen again (or if it’ll happen again).

GameStop called this an “in-store PS5 bundle event,” which clearly means you’ll need to buy a bundle as opposed to just a console. Still, this is a great opportunity to keep an eye on to score a PS5 ahead of the holidays. Maybe they’ll be running more, now that we are in the actual month of Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

More Sony Playstation PS5 console restock updates

PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles. Image source: Sony

PS5 stock is impossible to find in stores right now. It doesn’t matter if you’re looking for the PlayStation 5 that works with physical discs or the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition console. In either case, you’re simply not going to find one at your local electrics retailer.

And with Black Friday right around the corner, we don’t expect that to change anytime soon. There’s a good chance that some stores will manage to stockpile a few consoles ahead of the holidays.

They’ll use them to lure people into their stores on Black Friday. Rest assured, however, that they’ll be long gone by the time you get there.

That’s why a PS5 stock update like this one is so important. Console bundles have been popping up online with increasing frequency lately. It’s still not easy to catch one in stock, however. That’s why we’re going to let you in on a little secret in this article.

It’s not ideal, but it’s your best chance of scoring yourself a new PlayStation 5 video game console anytime soon. You could always overpay if you want one immediately, but let’s help you find one at MSRP.

Use our handy restock guide for PS5 stock

Sony PS5 video game console next to a smart TVImage source: Christian de Looper for BGR

Amazon restock

A pile of Amazon shipping boxes
A pile of Amazon Prime boxes that have just been delivered to a customer’s home. Image source: Pierre Teyssot/MAXPPP/Newscom/The Mega Agency

A little over a month ago, Amazon had a bunch of stock of both versions of the console with increasing frequency. We’re talking about the main PS5 and the digital-only version. The PlayStation 5 plays physical discs as well as digital copies of games that you can download. Meanwhile, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is a more affordable version of the PS5 that only plays digital games.

Here are Amazon’s main listings for these two versions which as of now are sold out.

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Of note, Amazon issued an update on September 21st with a new message on its PS5 page. “Amazon Prime customers will have priority access to the PlayStation 5 until September 21, 2021,” the message reads. That indicates that moving forward, anyone can get consoles when they’re restocked. Previously, inventory was prioritized for Prime members.

If you visit either of those PS5 listings right now, however, you’ll immediately notice that they have one thing in common. That’s right, they’re both sold out. If you click the “See All Buying Options” on the PlayStation 5 listing, you’ll see that there are some used consoles in stock. Of course, it goes without saying that not everyone wants to buy a used video game console.

If you don’t mind a used PS5, then you should definitely go for it. If you do mind, however, we have an important PS5 restock update that you need to see.

Hidden PS5 listings on Amazon

PS5 Design
A close-up shot of the PlayStation 5 console and the DualSense controller. Image source: Sony

In addition to the main PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition listings we mentioned above, Amazon also has several hidden PlayStation 5 listings. They don’t always appear when you search for Sony’s beloved video game console. But we know where to look to find these secret listings, and that’s why we’re giving you this PS5 restock update.

Amazon sellers are able to create separate PS5 listings by selling the video game console bundled with another item. It’s something as simple as an HDMI cable or another accessory that doesn’t normally come with the PlayStation 5.

PS5 stock at other retailers

PS5 console
Shown is an image of Sony’s PlayStation 5 console. Image source: Sony

It should obviously go without saying that Amazon is not the only retailer that carries the PS5. It’s definitely the best place to find a PlayStation 5 console in stock at any time, though. That’s because of all these hidden PS5 listings we told you about. As we mentioned, however, you have to be willing to pay a bit extra for those consoles.

If you’re a hardcore gamer or you definitely need a PS5 to give someone as a gift, that’s your best shot. But if you’re willing to do some checking on a regular basis, there are other big retailers that restock the PlayStation 5 console all the time.

PlayStation 5 console at GameStop

GameStop is obviously one of the first retailers that come to mind when you think of video games. That’s right, it’s much more than just a meme stock. GameStop tends to get the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition Console and the PlayStation 5 Disc Edition Console in stock with some regularity. That means it’s the first place you should check for a PS5 restock update.

Here are the links you need to bookmark:

PS5 console at Target

Target is another good place to check. The problem is that unfortunately, it’s usually not easy to find the PlayStation 5 console in stock at Target. The PS5 goes fast when it returns to Target’s inventory, and here’s the link you need to keep your eye on:

PlayStation 5 console at Walmart

What, you thought Walmart was going to be left out of the fun? No way! Walmart is a premier destination for video game consoles and accessories. It should go without saying that Walmart is one of the best places to go for a PS5 restock update.

Like Amazon, Walmart is open to third-party sellers. That means there are pretty much always PlayStation 5 consoles in stock if you’re willing to pay a premium. As a matter of fact, the PS5 is in stock right now at Walmart!

If you want to see all the Walmart listings with the PlayStation 5 console in stock, this is the page to watch.

PS5 console at Best Buy

Best Buy has somehow managed to restock the Sony PlayStation 5 several times over the past few months. That means it should definitely be high on your list of retailers to check in with. Looking for a Best Buy PS5 restock update right now? Good news: We’ve got you covered:

Sony PlayStation 5 console restock at B&H Photo

Last but certainly not least is New York-based retailer B&H Photo. It’s not the first place that comes to mind when you think of video game gear. But B&H has managed to restock the Sony PS5 console with impressive frequency lately, so you should definitely check it out.

When will the PS5 restock?

PlayStation 5 games

A screenshot of Demon’s Souls on PS5. Image source: Bluepoint Games

If you plan on ordering a new PS5 or you already have a console, we still have you covered in this article. We’ve listed some of the hottest PS5 games on Amazon down below. You should definitely think about checking out Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Back 4 Blood is worth your time too. You may want to steer clear of Far Cry 6.

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