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PS5 Restock News: Check PS5 Inventory At Target, Best Buy, GameStop, 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.
Though the PS5 is now two months out from launch, Sony's next-gen gaming console isn't any easier to buy and probably won't be for some time. Sony hasn't shared any PS5 restock information for 2021, and so far, all we've seen are smaller restocks at stores like Best Buy, GameStop, and Antonline. Each time, the PS5 sells out within minutes, and bots snagging the PS5 for resellers hasn't helped matters. Still, we're continuing to see these somewhat regular restocks, and now that the holiday rush is over, the PS5 stock situation may slowly start to improve.
Rumors of an imminent Target PS5 restock were proven correct this morning (January 20), as both the PS5 and PS5 Digital appeared for a few minutes on Target's website between 7:30 and 8:30 AM ET. Both versions were available only for in-store pickup. It's worth checking with your local store in case of availability and keeping an eye on the online PS5 and PS5 Digital listings this week in case of additional drops.
We'll be updating 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
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
We don't know when you'll be able to buy a PS5 from GameStop again. The most recent restock happened in early January, and GameStop had both the PS5 and PS5 Digital edition available in pricey bundles.
PS5 availability at Walmart
We don't know when you'll be able to buy a PS5 from Walmart again. The direct listings for the PS5 and PS5 Digital are now showing error pages, but you can still see the general PS5 hub page at Walmart below.
Walmart last had the PS5, along with other next-gen systems, on its website in late December. 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 7, and while the online stock is sold out, there may be limited stock available in stores. We suggest checking with your local Best Buy. There's no word on when the next online restock at Best Buy will be.
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. More systems are coming to Best Buy. When that will actually happen remains to be seen, but the store typically uses a queue system once they come online. This can help to deter bots, but it doesn't guarantee you'll be able to get one.
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
We don't know when you'll be able to buy a PS5 from Amazon again. Even Amazon doesn't know when the PS5 will next be in stock, as indicated on the console's product page. In the past, Amazon has occasionally set up new listing pages to make it tougher for bots to track. It has been one of the most inconsistent retailers for the system since it launched. It remains to be seen if that will change in 2021.
Where to buy PS5 accessories
- See PS5 accessories at Amazon
- See PS5 accessories at Best Buy
- See PS5 accessories at Walmart
- See PS5 accessories at GameStop
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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