PS5 restock update: Track on Twitter, Best Buy, GameStop and more

PS5 restock

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.

PS5 restock made a brief appearance on Monday. Best Buy had restock, but it was limited to Totaltech members. Its new $199.99 yearly subscription service comes with 24/7 Geek Squad tech support, free delivery, and standard installations. Additionally, a Target PS5 restock could take place very soon.

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.

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Where to buy PS5: Check PS5 restock now

As of October 12 at 12:30 p.m. ET, there is no PS5 restock available. The next rumored PS5 restock could come via Target in the coming days.

Sony’s flagship gaming machine, the PS5 is one of the most in-demand tech products currently available. For good reason: this powerful console boasts 4K visuals, an innovative DualSense controller, and a 4K Blu-ray drive. It’s out of stock today.VIEW DEAL

The PS5 Digital console lacks a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, it’s slightly thinner than its counterpart. It also sells for $399 ($100 less) and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. It’s currently out of stock. It’s out of stock today.VIEW DEAL

PS5 restock tracker — stores to check

  • Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock September 23)
  • Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 11)
  • GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock September 28)
  • Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock September 21)
  • Dell: PS5  | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock August 25)
  • Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 1)
  • Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock September 28)
  • Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock April 29)
  • Kohl’s: PS5 (last restock April 21)
  • Adorama: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition | Bundles
  • Costco: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock April 22)
  • Antonline: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock September 23)
  • Sam’s Club: PS5 (last restock October 1)

PS5 restock — latest news and rumors

The first PS5 restock of the week took place yesterday (October 11), and it was a controversial one. While Best Buy did have more stock of the console it was reserved for Totaltech members, the retailer’s new $200 subscription program. Gamers did not take kindly to this paywall, with some labeling the drop “garbage” and an attempt to “scalp” the console.

Thankfully Target is being tipped for a PS5 restock in the coming days by a very reliable source. This drop should be open to everyone, and will hopefully offer those burnt by the Best Buy restock another chance to secure a machine this week.

We also expect to see the likes of Walmart and Amazon taking fresh orders soon as they are now overdue. But as of yet, neither has confirmed a drop for this week. As always, we’re keeping our eyes peeled for any rumors or hints of a drop in the coming days.

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: $499 for the PS5 and $399 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.

PS5 restock — Track on Twitter

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.

PS5 restock — Check for stock at these retailers


The flagship PS5 console includes a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, the design is slightly fuller than the all-digital model. It sells for $499 and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. Walmart’s restocks tend to last for at least an hour. They’re out of stock right now.VIEW DEAL

The PS5 Digital console lacks a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, it’s slightly thinner than its counterpart. It also sells for $399 ($100 less) and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. They’re out of stock right now.VIEW DEAL


Amazon sells the base PS5, but it has no stock at the time of this writing. Amazon PS5 restocks sell out in seconds. VIEW DEAL

Amazon also sells the PS5 Digital Edition, but it has also sold out of this PS5 version. VIEW DEAL


Best Buy tends to offer restocks in the afternoon. They restock on Thursdays and Fridays, although they’ve also offered restock on a Monday. They’re sold out now, but tend to offer restocks that last an hour. VIEW DEAL

The PS5 Digital Edition is sold out at Best Buy. However, when they do have stock, they sell it at list price. VIEW DEAL


GameStop PS5 restock tends to come in bundles. The bundles offer everything from an extra controller to a $20 GameStop gift card. VIEW DEAL

GameStop PS5 Digital restocks also come in bundles. Oftentimes, they include everything from an extra controller to a $20 GameStop gift card. They’re out of stock now. VIEW DEAL


Target PS5 restock happens in the early mornings (ET time). They’re out of stock at this moment.VIEW DEAL

Target has no stock of the PS5 Digital Edition. However, when stock returns they offer it at list price. VIEW DEAL


It’s been awhile since we’ve seen B&H Photo PS5 restock. However, it’s a retailer we recommend checking should they offer a surprise restock. VIEW DEAL

The PS5 Digital Edition is also currently unavailable, but B&H could offer a surprise restock so it’s worth keeping an eye on them. VIEW DEAL


The Sony Direct Store hold invite only restocks as well as general public restocks. For the latter, you’ll need to form an online queue for your chance to get the console for $499. They’re out of stock at this moment. VIEW DEAL

The Sony Direct Store also offers the PS5 Digital, but it’s out of stock at this moment. VIEW DEAL

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 among the subscription-based totally wholesaler outlets like Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Costco. You do need a paid membership to keep at these outlets, but which means decreased competition to snag a unit there. You may want to pay extra for a package, however it is really worth sorting out those locations both way. Currently, there are not any on line listings for these stores to check, but it is able to be really worth heading to each brick-and-mortar save to try your success at this factor.

It’s been a fairly hard technique all through this console era to fasten in any form of next-gen buy. But as we near the vacations, it’s pretty probably there might be extra PS5s available for buy sooner or later as Sony catches up with those searching to shop for PS5s.


PS5 restock


PS5 restock — price and discounts

The PS5 with disc costs $499, whereas the PS5 Digital Edition costs $399. 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 principal reasons for the dearth of PS5 consoles is because of scalpers. These opportunistic humans had been the usage of bots to scan retailers for PS5 stock while it turns into available and buy as the various consoles as they can in a single move.

Once they have the surprisingly-perfect console, they may then promote them for extortionate charges, often for hundreds of greenbacks. Business Insider suggested one reseller managed to get preserve of 200 PS5 consoles and controlled to promote them for extra than $forty,000.

While this isn’t unlawful, it’s not precisely the maximum morally sound factor to do. But at least it’s now not as terrible as some folks who’ve been pretending to sell PS5 consoles on eBay by using certainly posting pictures of the console and scamming people to bid for them while there was no PS5 on offer.

It might appear absurd to buy a PS5 for over $1,000, specially as its launch sport lineup isn’t specially profound. But with the coronavirus pandemic seeing extra people staying at domestic, some PlayStation enthusiasts are honestly determined to get their palms on a new console to maintain them entertained.

We advise you avoid shopping for from such resellers, faux or in any other case. At $499 the PS5 is still quite an highly-priced console and it presently does not have a big library of games. So if you can wait till later this yr, you’re possibly to have a lot greater PS5 games to select from and Sony need to have greater consoles to be had.