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PS5 Restocks: Check Stock At Walmart, GameStop, Best Buy, 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 is still proving quite challenging to find. Sony hasn't shared any PS5 restock information for 2021, but this week's restocks at Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, GameStop, and Target suggest that retailers have received a new wave of consoles. Just today alone (January 21), we've seen the PS5 in stock at Walmart, Best Buy, Amazon, and GameStop. Unfortunately, all of those retailers sold out of stock rather quickly. However, it's clear that retailers received another batch of consoles, so perhaps PS5 restocks will happen more regularly in the coming weeks.
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
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 21. 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
- 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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