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PS5 Restock News And Updates: Check PS5 Stock Right Now At Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, And More

It's finally 2021, but the PS5 isn't any easier to find in stock. Check online inventory and the latest PS5 restock news here.


Those still looking to buy a PS5 had numerous opportunities this week, as we saw a myriad of restocks happen at major retailers online. It proved to be the most widespread PS5 restock we've seen since Black Friday, starting with a restock at Target on Wednesday. On Thursday, we saw restocks at Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, and even Amazon, and on Friday, we saw a restock at Kohl's and a second one at Best Buy. It's clear retailers are starting to get batches of the consoles more regularly, including this week. But where does that leave us for the PS5 finally becoming easy to buy online?

In the meantime, we're continuing to update this guide as PS5 units go on sale--just be aware that if you want one, you'll have to be quick and potentially open to purchasing a bundle with games and accessories that you may or may not want. If you want to buy a PS5 relatively soon, those are the sort of concessions you need to make. With any luck, you'll find a bundle that contains mostly relevant items. You'll want to get your hands on one to play the best PS5 games coming in 2021.

Where to buy the PS5

The PS5 and PS5 Digital sell for $500 and $400, respectively.
The PS5 and PS5 Digital sell for $500 and $400, respectively.

PS5 availability at PlayStation Direct

PlayStation Direct regularly opens up a queue for shoppers to buy the PS5 (and anything else on the first-party site), but it's often over an hour wait and unclear if the PS5 is even available. Still, it's worth checking PS Direct often, as it's the only store still releasing the PS5 on a somewhat regular basis. However, the queues appear to also be somewhat random.

Note that finding a queue on PS Direct doesn't necessarily mean the PS5 is in stock; it simply indicates high traffic to the store. It never hurts to jump in and wait if you find the queue and you'll be at your computer for a while, but know there's no guarantee it'll be in stock by the time you get through.

PS5 availability at GameStop

GameStop restocked the PS5 on January 21; however, the PS5 was only available in bundles priced north of $700 that came with two games, an extra controller, and a GameStop gift card.

PS5 availability at Walmart

Walmart last had the PS5, along with other next-gen systems, on its website on January 21. For these restocks, it provided more systems every 10 minutes for about half an hour, providing customers with numerous chances to get one. This seemed to make it slightly easier to get one of the systems. However, you will still need to prepare to be there the second a restock happens to have the best chance.

PS5 availability at Best Buy

Best Buy's last PS5 restock was on January 22--this marked the second day in a row that Best Buy restocked the PS5 on its website, but everything's sold out now. 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 had a PS5 restock on the morning of January 20, the first major one we've seen at the retailer since launch. Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital were available, but only for in-store pickup. We still suggest calling your local stores for availability.

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 January 21. We only saw the $500 disc drive version in stock, and it was gone in a flash.

Where to buy PS5 accessories

Some PS5 accessories are hard to find in stock, but there are great third-party options.
Some PS5 accessories are hard to find in stock, but there are great third-party options.

The Pulse 3D wireless headset has been the hardest PS5 accessory to find in stock, and it was the first accessory to sell out at major retailers. Restocks have periodically popped up in recent weeks, although it's still not an item that you can reliably purchase at any time. However, there are still a number of great headsets you can buy to go along with your new PS5. Our personal favorite is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless headset; other great options include the SteelSeries Arctis 1 and the Astro A50. Any of your existing PS4 headsets should work, too.

Other official PS5 accessories, like the media remote and DualSense charging station, are proving popular as well, and remain out of stock with occasional restocks.

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Where to buy PS5's biggest games

Quite a few PS5 games are available now, including launch titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon's Souls. Keep in mind that many PS4 games come with free next-gen upgrades have been discounted since launch, making them a better deal than buying the PS5 versions outright.

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