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The holiday season is almost upon us, but the PS5 and PS5 Digital remain difficult to find in stock. Even though we're getting close to a year out from launch, the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital tend to sell out within minutes at major retailers (like Walmart's restock on October 14). Console restocks tend to pop up sporadically, with a couple of restocks each week. A lot of the restocks we've seen lately are for in-store pickup, which perhaps signifies a push to get more people in stores as the holidays approach. We also still regularly see PS5 bundles at GameStop, but even those tend to sell out very quickly. PS Direct is the most consistent with restocks, and ahead of the holiday season, PlayStation has opened up a registration system for the chance to buy the PS5. You simply need a free PSN account to register. Once registered, PlayStation will contact you via email if/when you get an invite to buy the PS5 from PS Direct. While we don't know when the next PS5 restock will happen, our PS5 restock guide includes links to all major retailer listings as well as tips for securing a console.

Register for PS5 invite at PS Direct

At this point, you're probably familiar with the Twitter culture that has sprung up around PS5 restocks--as frustrating as it can be to click through only to find the console already sold out, this still remains one of the best ways to successfully buy a PS5, especially if you have notifications turned on. Checking the store listings every day is a good idea as well, as you'll sometimes see the PS5 pop up without notice at Walmart or Best Buy. In the meantime, you can check availability at major retailers here, and read on for the latest PS5 updates for specific stores, our best tips for securing a PS5, and more.

Where to buy a PS5: Check availability

We're continuing to update this guide as PS5 units go on sale--you can check out the direct retail listings and last restock info at major retailers below. You'll want to keep in mind whether you're willing to buy a pricey bundle or pay above MSRP for the PS5 itself, as third-party sellers like StockX are options as well. However, we do recommend waiting to buy the PS5 at MSRP (and not hundreds above list price).

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

PS5 restocks 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 restocks at GameStop

GameStop had PS5 bundles in stock on September GameStop's restocks nearly always feature bundles nowadays instead of standalone consoles, usually throwing in a game, extra controller, and/or PlayStation Plus with the PS5 itself.

PS5 restocks at Walmart

Walmart last had the PS5 in stock on October 14, and it sold out almost instantly. Oftentimes, Walmart PS5 restocks are announced with a few hours' notice and usually happen at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET, with more stock releasing every 10 minutes over a little less than an hour.

PS5 restocks at Best Buy

Best Buy's last PS5 restock was on October 6 for in-store pickup. Prior to that, Best Buy had multiple restocks for both the PS5 and PS5 Digital in late September/early October. All restocks sold out very quickly. Best Buy's restocks usually happen in the latter half of the week (often on Thursday or Friday), but this isn't always the case.

PS5 restocks at Target

Target's most recent restock was on October 1. We've seen several restocks from the retailer recently--usually for in-store pickup only.

PS5 restocks 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. Amazon PS5 restocks tend to sell out even quicker than other major retailers, which makes securing the console quite a challenge. However, Amazon did have a surprise PS5 restock on September

When will PS5 stock stabilize?

Unfortunately, PS5 shortages will likely continue through According to Bloomberg, Sony recently informed analysts that PS5 demand is outpacing supply. "I don't think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn't be able to catch up with demand," CFO Hiroki Totoki reportedly said during a meeting with analysts.

However, Sony does plan to ramp up PS5 production over the summer and into the second half of , so you may have a better shot at buying one before this holiday season. In an interview with Wired, Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan said they're working hard to improve the PS5 stock situation. "We see production ramping up over the summer and certainly into the second half of the year, and we would hope to see some sort of return to normality in terms of the balance between supply and demand during that period," Ryan said.

PS5 stock issues have stemmed in part from a global chip shortage. The widespread semiconductor shortage has affected console production and graphics cards as well as numerous other industries, including the auto industry. In a Sony earnings call on August 4, CFO Hiroki Totoki confirmed that the company has enough chips to hit its target of million PS5s sold this fiscal year, with 10 million already sold since the console's launch, but this doesn't mean that everyone who wants a PS5 will easily be able to buy one this holiday.

How to buy a PS5: Tips and tricks

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.

Follow a Twitch bot tracking console restocks in real time: Twitch user killercam has a 24/7 stream that uses a bot to track restocks for both the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S at major retailers. The constantly moving wall of text usually shows "Out of Stock" at all stores, but when the bot detects the PS5 being in stock somewhere, you'll be one of the first to know, if you're monitoring the stream. You can also follow Cameron Ritz, who runs the stream, on Twitter for updates.

Don't buy a PS5 from other Twitter users: If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is. PS5 restock scams are still a thing on Twitter; some of these accounts are even verified and may appear to be affiliated with PlayStation. No one will sell you a PS5 at only a slight markup. Avoid buying from anyone on Twitter that you don't know; stay vigilant and buy from legitimate retail sites.

Update your Sony account: Log into your Sony account and make sure it's up to date with all notification options turned on, as Sony occasionally emails users inviting them to buy the PS5 at PlayStation Direct. Even if you're not selected, a public PlayStation Direct queue usually opens up afterward on these days.

Stay logged in at major retailers and ensure info is up to date: You don't want to get to checkout and have to update your address or payment information--in that time, the PS5 could sell out. Make sure your shipping and billing information is up to date at all major retailers, and stay logged in if possible.

Be ready at exact restock times when announced beforehand: Walmart and GameStop have a history of announcing PS5 restocks ahead of time, anywhere from days beforehand to one hour prior. While this is convenient for hopeful buyers, it also gives scalpers time to prepare as well, so they can be the most frustrating restocks to deal with. That said, plenty of people do still have luck with these pre-announced restocks, so you'll want to be ready at your computer at the set time with payment information on hand.

Don't give up too quickly: Some major retailers like Best Buy release PS5 stock in waves every few minutes. When you get notified that a restock is happening, don't give up as soon as you see that "unavailable" or "out of stock" button; keep refreshing as there's a chance more stock will be available shortly.

Keep an eye on smaller retailers: Amazon, Walmart, GameStop, Target, and Best Buy aren't the only retailers selling the PS5. If you're a Costco member, we've seen the PS5 pop up there, and the Exchange store sometimes has consoles available for members of the military. We've also seen the PS5 at Kohl's, Meijer, Newegg, and more, so don't think that you're limited to the big stores.

Know whether you're willing to buy a bundle: Stores like GameStop and Antonline have been selling the PS5 bundled with an extra controller and other accessories and games for higher prices. While these bundles tend to be priced at the exact value of everything included, some of these bundles have items you may not actually want, so you'll have to determine whether the price is worth it for you. For what it's worth, we suggest waiting to buy the console at MSRP if possible, but if you're willing to buy a pricey bundle, you may have an easier time getting the PS5.

Where to buy PS5 accessories

Though PS5 accessories were initially hard to find in stock, they're much easier to buy now.

While the Pulse 3D wireless headset was extremely difficult to buy for a few months, stock for Sony's first-party headset has now stabilized at most retailers. However, there are some fantastic third-party PS5 headsets worth considering too. Our personal favorite is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless headset; other great options include the versatile SteelSeries Arctis 1 and the high-end Astro A Any of your existing PS4 headsets should work, too.

Other official PS5 accessories, like the media remote and DualSense charging station, are now much easier to find in stock as well.

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PS5 restock: Sam's Club, Walmart, and more inventory before Black Friday

The PlayStation 5 is hard to find for anyone who was not able to secure a pre-order well in advance. As Black Friday approaches, more stock is slowly trickling out from several retailers. As this is on a seemingly rolling basis, it can be quite difficult to keep track of who is restocking, and when they are doing it.

For those who still want to secure a PS5 before the end of the year, you're best chance is to secure one during this Black Friday rush. There are several useful Twitter accounts to follow and extensions to use that offer updates on restocks as they happen. We suggest following them and clicking on the bell icon to receive push notifications whenever these accounts tweet and to set up helpful extensions and websites..

@PS5StockAlerts, @Wario64, and @IGNDeals each offer updates about restocks, so it's definitely worth subscribing to their tweet notifications. You might also consider joining the Stock Informer Discord channel to receive notifications whenever the consoles are restocked. Additionally, you can keep an eye on websites like Brickseek or Google extensions like Octoshop to see when more consoles are getting added.

This wave of new PS5 stock should carry us through Black Friday, thought PlayStation also claims that more will get added throughout the rest of

This tweet highlights that the PS5 keeps selling out because it's so popular, even if scalpers are getting their hands on some of these available units. Still, the tweet gives some hope that you'll have the chance to at least order a PS5 before the end of the year. In the meantime, here's a rundown of what retailers have planned for the week of Thanksgiving and Black Friday in the United States:

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Walmart has also been a fairly consistent PS5 retailer, and it will have some more systems in stock by the time Black Friday rolls around. We do have a firm date and time for when Walmart will for sure have even more PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition units available ahead of Black Friday.

Walmart's website says that it will also add more consoles to its stock at 9 p.m. Eastern on November 25, — which is the day before Thanksgiving in America. (Note, the timing of this restock was originally 7 p.m. Eastern, but it has since shifted.) When that date and time roll around, make sure you are refreshing the PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition store pages.

In previous waves, Walmart made it fairly easy to add a console to your cart, but when you went through the process of finalizing payment and shipping info, you might get pushed into an error screen and have to restart. This is a risk you'll take when ordering a PS5 from any major retailer.


Even though it's the premier gaming retailer, it's still been hard to come by PS5s at GameStop around like. Obviously, GameStop will get some new PS5 consoles ahead of the holiday rush.

The official GameStop weekly ad for Black Friday confirms that "all stores will have a minimum of two PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles at store opening." If you want to get on in store, make sure you're at your local GameStop when it opens on November 27,

These will probably sell out quickly and some stores might not even get consoles, so be sure to keep an eye on the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition pages on GameStop's website, along with the collection of other bundles as well. The company may receive other stock updates as well.

Sam's Club

Sam's Club is a membership-based version of Walmart, but that also means that the retailer has had some stock of its own. Unfortunately, restocks Sam's Club aren't as widely advertised as other retailers, so you'll really need to monitor stock notifications if you want to snag a console there.

Still, Sam's Club has restocked PS5 bundles as recently as the night of November 24, so you should keep an eye on them as Black Friday approaches.


@PS5StockAlerts claims that "Amazon likes to do surprise drops, so it's hard to say exactly when they'll go live again." But it's true that since PS5's launch, the stock has seemingly been added at random on the website. Amazon managed to list some more stock on November 18, but it was not announced beforehand.

So it's worth checking Amazon's PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition listings frequently. Google extensions like OctoShop make this process a bit easier as they will notify you as soon as new stock is available. If you see that consoles are in stock, try to order them ASAP because these Amazon store pages have a habit of crashing when new PS5s become available.

Still, there's no telling how long Amazon will take to ship the consoles. Amazon warned anyone who pre-ordered a console back in September that they might not be delivered on launch day, so particularly with the holiday shopping season fast approaching, the retailer may take much longer to ship consoles.


BJ's went live with a PS5 bundle the weekend before Black Friday, according to Wario While it costs $ instead of the normal $ price, the bundle also comes with two DualSense controllers and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - Ultimate Edition. If you were already looking to pick up this Spider-Man game or another controller, it's not a terrible deal.

Unfortunately, the bundle has since gone out of stock and the page for it has been taken down. With Black Friday approaching, it's still worth keeping an eye on BJ's in case they list a new PlayStation 5 bundle, especially if you're already a member.

Sony Direct

One of the most consistent retailers that have added more and more stock at different times is Sony's Direct store page.

New consoles are made available on the website every couple of days, with the most recent being November All you need is the link to the PlayStation 5 and PS5 Digital Edition store page. After that, you will be put in a queue with a progress bar and an estimate of how much longer you'll have to wait. After that, you might be able to buy a PS5. However, there's a strong chance that the latest batch of consoles will be sold out by the time you exit the queue. Thankfully, Sony has updated the queue to inform you when the units do sold out.

While getting a console this way is one of the safest methods, it requires a lot of waiting and a bit of luck. Some loopholes previously to allow users to skip the queue by hitting the escape button before the browser began the queue, but these have since been seemingly patched out by Sony.

Keep trying your luck on PlayStation Direct and you should get a PS5 eventually.

Best Buy

Best Buy has had issues with its website whenever next-gen console restocks happen, but they will be one of the storefronts to have more PS5s in stock just before Thanksgiving and Black Friday.

Best Buy had additional PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition stock on Sunday, November Those sales went live around 5 a.m. Eastern and were quickly sold out. An ad for Best Buy notes that additional stock will be available online, but based on the retailer's FAQ, those November 22 units may have been the extent of it.

There's no way to know when more supplies might be added, but be sure to check the PS5 page and/or the PS5 Digital Edition page to see.


Kohl's has also listed PS5 bundles, but it's a lot riskier. There was a bundle available on Sunday but the listing has since been taken down.

Like BJ's, Kohl's listed PS5 bundles over the weekend, and a lot of people were able to pre-order through them. Unfortunately, Kohl's has canceled several PS5 orders over the weekend before Thanksgiving week. The retailer could potentially put more bundles up for sale as we approach Black Friday. Just know that if you pre-order there, your order may potentially get canceled.


As of this writing, it doesn't seem like Target will have any further stock during the week of Black Friday. The retailer's weekly ad lists some next-gen games and peripherals — like the DualSense controller — but no consoles. That probably means there won't be any further stock until sometime after.

Regardless, feel free to check the listings for PS5 Digital Edition and PS5 standard.

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More than 11 months since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand for the console. Whether that be scalpers at every turn, automated bots trying to swipe everything within seconds, or just the millions of other shoppers trying to get their hands on the games device, it's a minefield out there.

Fear not! We've scoured the web far and wide to save you the hassle. While the surge in sales for the PS5 is expected to continue well into , we've compiled a list of the top outlets to find the elusive console from as well as some handy tips to be aware of to help get you to the checkout – and more importantly, receive that sweet, sweet confirmation message. 

T3's PS5 stock tracker is regularly updated but there's also a few extra steps worth considering. We'd recommend bookmarking a number of stock trackers across social media (especially Twitter), checking in at any local retailers in case some have stock unexpectedly without warning, alongside making an account across said retailers online accounts to save time on checkout. It can help to keep the console in your wishlist basket too. Now onto the important bit: where to find a PS5.

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Sony PS5 restock updates: Best Buy, Walmart, Costco, Amazon, Kohl's, GameStop, Target

With less than two weeks to go until Christmas Day shoppers across the world are hoping to get their hands on elusive new console from Sony. The PlayStation 5 was released in the US on 12 November and gamers have been striving to get their hands on the next-gen console ever since.

However with such high demand even the most reliable retailers have repeatedly sold out of the console, despite receiving a number of new stock drops from the manufacturer. With such hype around the PS5 some unscrupulous resellers have bought up the dwindled stock and are now flogging them online for a hefty profit.

To keep up with the staggering demand the likes of Walmart, Costco, GameStop, Kohl's, Best Buy, Target and Amazon have been restocking bundles (both online and in physical stores) throughout the last month with new stock dropping around Black Friday and other key dates. As the big day draws near there is little time to waste if you want the console to arrive before Christmas.

Here’s the latest information on PlayStation 5 stock status across the US, although it is worth bearing in mind that some lucky shoppers have reported finding the elusive console stocked in some random physical stores.

Sony: "unprecedented" demand for next-gen console

Just a month after it was first released it appears the PS5 is comfortably beating sales of the Xbox Series X/S, but it has left Sony facing an uphill task to produce enough of the prized console. On 25 November PlayStation tweeted thanks to all those who had already bought the PS5, and promised to have new stock on the way “before the end of the year”.

For anyone still hoping to bag a PS5 before the big day it is worth noting that there are two options available, one of which has proved easier to source. Sony offers a model priced at $, which features a built-in disc-reader, and a $ digital-only version. With many gamers choosing to download games and a whole host of streaming services offering nearly limitless online content, it is no surprise that the cheaper digital-only PS5 has sold out first in most stores.

If you're hoping to pick up a PlayStation 5, check below for the latest information on stock levels at Walmart, Costco, GameStop, Kohl's, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Sony.

New PS5 stock due in at Best Buy today, 15 December

Best Buy: PS5 and PS5 digital edition due to drop new stock "sometime after 8am CT" on Tuesday, 15 December. Unfortunately there's no more specific time frame than that on their website, but if you're dedicated to the cause, don't stop hitting that refresh button and promise Santa that you've been really good this year, today could be the last chance before Christmas to bag yourself the hottest new console on the market.

Walmart: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock online

Although Walmart's online store is currently out of stock, there are reports of PS5 consoles being available in physical stores in a number of states: California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas may still have some if you visit in person.

Walmart has been tweeting when new stock is expected to drop but you will need to be quick if you are to catch one of these restocks. Unfortunately the BrickSeek inventory checker website, which had been providing alerts on new stock information, no longer works having been blocked from seeing Walmart’s inventory.

Costco: (membership-only): PS5 gaming bundle out of stock, with the most recent restock dropping on 2 December. Although not currently available, the Spider-Man bundle is the only option listed online, which includes an additional DualSense wireless controller and copy of Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition.

GameStop: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Kohl's: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Target: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Both BrickSeek and PopFindr report that the PS5 is largely out of stock at Target online. However according to PopFindr, a few Target stores have very limited stock. It may be worth getting in touch with your local Target to see if they have any consoles.

Amazon: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock. Amazon says it doesn't know "when or if this item will be back in stock."

PlayStation Direct: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

PS5 consoles still available on Ebay

Gamers' attempts to get their hands on the PS5 have not been helped by opportunistic scalpers buying in bulk and then selling the consoles on for an exorbitant price.

With store restocks looking scarce anyone desperate to receive the new console before Christmas can find the PS5 on eBay, provided they are willing to pay a significant premium. At time of writing, there are several Buy It Now options for the PlayStation 5, although these start at an eye-watering $, excluding shipping and handling costs.

Gamers willing to compete in a bidding war have a chance of scooping the new console at a lower price, although even these options have an opening bid of around $ and are likely to rise significantly before the auction ends.

PS5 restock: useful Twitter accounts to follow

If you want up-to-the-minute information on the latest availability news and restock information it may be worth following some of the many Twitter accounts dedicated to the PS5. Accounts such as @PS5Drop and @PS5StockAlerts have alerted users to new consoles being made available across the US, while the official @PlayStation handle also provides information on the arrival of new stock.


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PS5 Restock Updates for Walmart, Kohl's, Target and More

The PS5 was restocked at several retailers last week, but gamers who missed out may have to wait a little longer, as the console quickly sold out and is not currently available.

Since its launch in November , the PS5 has been in such a high demand that PlayStation fans have had a hard time getting their hands on the console.

It is unlikely that the PlayStation 5 will become widely available in the next couple of months, so until gamers are able to pick up the console off the shelf, being ready for online restocks is the only way to get a PS5.

The PS5 is sold at retailers like Target, GameStop, Kohl's, Sam's Club, Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, and Antonline.

Target PS5 Restock

The PS5 is currently sold out at Target, as is the PS5 Digital Edition. When more consoles become available, the stock generally varies by store, so PlayStation fans may have to be willing to drive to collect the console from a store with availability.

Check PS5 Restock at Target.

GameStop PS5 Restock

GameStop released the PS5, Xbox Series X, and Nintendo Switch on Thursday but the next-gen consoles have since sold out. GameStop warned customers about the restock ahead of time so make sure you follow the retailer on Twitter to be notified when they next have stock.

Check PS5 Restock at GameStop.

Kohl's PS5 Restock

The PlayStation 5 and the PS5 Digital Edition are not currently appearing on the Kohl's website. Kohl's has not announced any restock dates for the near future, but keep checking the retailer's social media in case they reveal when more PS5 consoles will be available.

Check PS5 Restock at Kohl's.

Sam's Club PS5 Restock

The PS5 is sold out at Sam's Club, though the retailer is selling DualSense Wireless Controller. Sam's Club has not said when it will have more consoles available.

Check PS5 Restock at Sam's Club.

Walmart PS5 Restock

The PS5 is currently marked as "out of stock" on the Walmart website after customers were previously met with an error message. Walmart released more PS5 stock on Thursday and alerted its customers around an hour before consoles became available, though they have since sold out.

Check PS5 Restock at Walmart.

Amazon PS5 Restock

The PS5 is currently out of stock on Amazon. The retailer does not alert customers when stock becomes available, so to be ready when Amazon restocks the PlayStation 5, follow prominent gamers like @Wario64 and dedicated PS5 restock accounts on Twitter.

Check PS5 Restock at Amazon.

Best Buy PS5 Restock

The PlayStation 5 console and the 11 bundle options are all sold out at Best Buy. Best Buy does not always tell its customers that stock will be available, but PlayStation fans generally find out through restock accounts on Twitter.

Check PS5 Restock at Best Buy.

Antonline PS5 Restock

The PS5 is currently sold out but, Antonline said it would aim to make next-gen consoles available every week, and the retailer generally warns its customers about restocks ahead of time, via its Twitter page.

Check PS5 Restock at Antonline.

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The first PS5 restock of the week is confirmed. GameStop PS5 restock is coming to select stores on Friday, October There's also a possible Target PS5 restock that could happen in the latter half of the week. 

Additionally, Sony Direct has opened registration for its November invite-only PS5 restocks. While it doesn't guarantee you'll be invited to their invite-only drops, it's a great way to get your e-mail on their radar and increase your chances of getting a PS5 over the holidays. 

We're also watching Twitter for news of any PS5 restock this week. As such, do bookmark this page and keep it regularly refreshed. Also make sure to check out our Black Friday PS5 deals predictions on what you can expect in the lead up to the holiday season. 

Where to buy PS5: Check PS5 restock now

As of Oct. 25 at p.m. ET, there is no PS5 restock available. However, GameStop has confirmed an in-store restock for Friday, October Rumors indicate that Target could also restock sometime this week. 

PS5 restock tracker — stores to check

PS5 restock — latest news and rumors 

Last week was another hectic one when it came to PS5 restocks. Sony Direct held two invite-only PS5 restocks, GameStop had both an online and instore restock and Best Buy got in on the action with a drop — thankfully this one didn't require a $ membership to participate. 

The next restock is looking likely to come from Target. Jake Randall, a reliable stock tracker, has tipped the retailer to drop stock in the coming days. This Target PS5 restock could happen as early as Wednesday (Oct. 27), although based on previous drops Thursday (Oct. 28) seems a safer bet. 

If you want to increase your odds of getting hold of a PS5 before the holidays, then make sure to sign up for Sony's invite-only PS5 restock registration. You won't be guaranteed a console, but it's a great way to get your email into the mix and potentially be selected to participate in future Sony Direct drops. 

In positive restock-related news, it's been reported that the average resale price of the PS5 has dropped by 30%. Plus, the CEO of AMD, the company that manufactures parts for the PS5, has predicted that the end of the PS5 restock nightmare could be in sight. Although, this holiday season will still be full of stock shortages. 

Amazon PS5 restock date 

No one knows when Amazon will release its PS5 consoles for sale — or if it even has any. However, it's surprise PS5 restock on Prime Day is a sign anything can happen. In fact, Amazon PS5 restocks are the most unpredictable and they tend to occur overnight. Another thing to keep in mind — Amazon restocks tend to sell out in seconds. So you'll want to try this Amazon trick to increase your chances of getting a console.

Best Buy PS5 restock date 

Best Buy used to offer PS5 restocks on Friday afternoons, but the retailer has been known to restock on Thursdays and even on Mondays. In other words, it no longer follows a set pattern. A few things to keep in mind: Best Buy's drops always occur on afternoons (between 12pm ET and 3pm ET) and they always offer the consoles at list price: $ for the PS5 and $ for the PS5 Digital. 

Target PS5 restock date

Target PS5 restock dates have been hard to nail down. That's because the retailer tends to drop inventory in certain regions. For instance, someone in Chicago could see PS5 inventory at their local store, whereas a New Yorker might not see any inventory whatsoever. In addition, Target tends to do early morning restocks that occur around 8 a.m. ET. That said, their last restock sold out in minutes. 

One of the best ways to find out when PS5 restock hits online retailers is by following the Sony Twitter account. We also recommend following Twitter accounts such as @PS5StockAlerts, @GYXdeals, @mattswider, @PS5Drop and @Wario64, which are often first to have the latest updates on availability. 

Keep in mind that PS5 restock availability can also be regional and limited to select stores. Either way, make sure to keep this page bookmarked and to check the retailer listings regularly.

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How to buy PS5: Essential tips 

Multiple sources have reported an Amazon trick that improves your chances of scoring a PS5. We tested this trick four times and each time we succeeded in getting a next-gen console into our cart. (We tested it with an Xbox Series X, but there's no reason why it shouldn't work with a PS5). Other PS5 retailer tips to follow include: 

Get prepared: Make sure you have all the right payment card details and two-factor authentication available and to hand when you find a PS5 ready to buy. Units can go so fast that if you’re fiddling around trying to find your credit card you could miss your chance to secure a PS5 order.

Select a retailer: As you can see from our list above, there are plenty of retailers to choose from, which can actually make the whole process of buying a PS5 a bit complicated. We suggest you select a couple of major retailers like Walmart and Amazon, and keep an eye on their PS5 landing pages.

Sign up for stock alerts: Plenty of retailers offer to alert you to when they have PS5 restock. We suggest you sign up to those services for the retailers that are offering them.

Find the right product page: It might sound obvious, but make sure you’re on the actual buying page for the PS5 or the PS5 Digital Edition. If you’re on a landing page, you might end up missing the moment new stock arrives.

Sign in to retailers: Make sure you sign in to any retailers you might already have an account with. This will make things a lot faster when buying a PS5 if you spot one on sale. And speed is of the essence today.

Keep refreshing and don't give up: It can be a little demoralizing trying to find PS5 restock when everywhere looks sold out. But regularly refresh product pages to see what pops up; you might get lucky. And also keep checking back here for any PS5 stock updates. 

It's also a good idea to check a few of the subscription-based wholesaler retailers like Sam's Club, BJ's Wholesale Club, and Costco. You do need a paid membership to shop at these retailers, but that means reduced competition to snag a unit there. You may need to pay extra for a bundle, but it's worth checking out these locations either way. Currently, there are no online listings for these retailers to check, but it may be worth heading to each brick-and-mortar store to try your luck at this point. 

It's been a fairly difficult process during this console generation to lock in any sort of next-gen purchase. But as we near the holidays, it's highly likely there will be additional PS5s available for purchase at some point as Sony catches up with those looking to buy PS5s.

PS5 restock — price and discounts

The PS5 with disc costs $, whereas the PS5 Digital Edition costs $ Unfortunately, it's gonna be a long time before we see any discounts on the consoles. However, we have noted some sales on PS5 accessories. Make sure to follow our PS5 deals coverage for deals on everything related to the PS5. 

Where to buy PS5: Avoid the PS5 scalpers

Unfortunately, one of the main reasons for the shortage of PS5 consoles is due to scalpers. These opportunistic people have been using bots to scan retailers for PS5 stock when it becomes available and buy as many of the consoles as they can in one go. 

Once they have the highly-desirable console, they will then sell them for extortionate prices, often for thousands of dollars. Business Insider reported one reseller managed to get hold of PS5 consoles and managed to sell them for more than $40, 

While this isn’t illegal, it’s not exactly the most morally sound thing to do. But at least it’s not as bad as some people who’ve been pretending to sell PS5 consoles on eBay by simply posting photos of the console and scamming people to bid for them when there was no PS5 on offer.  

It might seem absurd to buy a PS5 for over $1,, especially as its launch game lineup isn’t particularly profound. But with the coronavirus pandemic seeing more people staying at home, some PlayStation fans are clearly desperate to get their hands on a new console to keep them entertained. 

We advise you avoid buying from such resellers, fake or otherwise. At $ the PS5 is still quite an expensive console and it currently doesn't have a huge library of games. So if you can wait until later this year, you’re likely to have a lot more PS5 games to choose from and Sony should have more consoles available. 

A note on PS5 restocks

PS5 restock is incredibly difficult to pin down. Despite our best efforts to bring you timely updates, Tom's Guide can't guarantee you'll be able to purchase a console. Nevertheless, we are committed to bringing you up-to-the-minute information on all restocks as soon as they happen. 


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In context: PlayStation 5 consoles are challenging to find. Sure, you can snag one on eBay for an exorbitant price and help support your favorite scalper. However, finding one at a store for the retail price, either online or locally, is next to impossible, and if you are lucky, you might not even get to keep your score.

Gaming blog Push Square notes that over the weekend, Kohl's unexpectedly began offering PlayStation 5 bundles. The packaged deal included the console, an extra DualSense controller, and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales for $ (pictured below). Don't bother going to look, however. It's already sold-out.

Kohl's stock sold so fast that the store ended up overselling its allotment and is now canceling some customers' orders. It is unclear why the company did not have a limit set up on its website to prevent out-of-stock sales. However, several customers on Reddit and Twitter were able to confirm Kohl's faux pas. Many said that they were canceled only hours after receiving confirmation emails from Kohl's fulfillment center.

As a concession for the inconvenience, Kohl's is allowing customers to keep any Kohl's cash they may have earned with the order. At $15 for every $50 spent, that's no small favor. That $ could come in handy if the store ever gets another shipment of PS5 consoles.

However, you might have to wait until some time after the holidays to use your bonus money on a PlayStation 5. Right now, the supply is tied up with scalpers who are getting as much as $2, for them on eBay. Even Sony says prospects for snagging one are not looking good.

This morning Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan all but confirmed a manufacturing shortfall, saying, "Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold."

Happy hunting.

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