We’re already into April and nearly five months out from the PS5’s launch, but Sony’s next-gen console is still extremely difficult to find in stock. After a restock of PS5 bundles today (April 2) at GameStop, the console is once again sold out at major retailers, and as of right now, there’s no news of when the next PS5 restock could be. Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital continue to be very popular options that sell out in minutes (if not seconds) every time they appear online, and retailers rarely announce their upcoming restocks with much notice. For now, you can check availability at major retailers above, and read on for the latest news and our best tips for snagging a PS5.
How to buy a PS5: Our best tips
Being able to buy a PS5 is largely a matter of luck and timing, but there are ways to boost your chances of actually securing Sony’s new console.
- Follow restock accounts on Twitter and turn on notifications: Accounts like Wario64, Spiel Times, PS5 Restock Alert, and PS5 Stock Alerts will tweet when PlayStation Direct and other stores have PS5 stock, and turning on notifications will ensure you don’t miss any news (however, note that accounts like Wario64 tweet about deals and non-PS5 news as well). Of course, we tweet PS5 restock information on our own account, GameSpot Deals, as well.
PS5 availability at GameStop
GameStop had PS5 bundles in stock on April 2, roughly a month after its previous restock on March 9. The bundles included the PS5 with disc drive or PS5 Digital along with various games (like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War), PS Plus, and GameStop gift cards.
PS5 availability at Walmart
Walmart last had the PS5 and PS5 Digital in stock on March 18, roughly two weeks after its previous restock on March 4.
PS5 availability at Best Buy
Best Buy’s last online PS5 restock was on March 26. Best Buy didn’t have any stock on store shelves throughout the entire holiday season, but the retailer has stated that consoles will be available in stores in 2021. We suggest checking with your local Best Buy store in case of availability.
PS5 availability at Target
Target’s most recent restock was on March 11. Though Target didn’t have any PS5 availability for months after the console’s launch, we’ve seen several restocks from the retailer recently–usually for in-store pickup only.
PS5 availability at Amazon
Amazon has been the least reliable retailer when it comes to PS5 restocks–we’ve barely seen the next-gen console in stock there since launch. The most recent Amazon PS5 restock happened on March 3. We only saw the PS5 Digital in stock, and it was gone within a few minutes.
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