Summary List PlacementTable of Contents: Masthead StickyPlayStation 5 (small, Preferred: Best Buy)Playstation 5 (All-Digital) (small, Preferred: Best Buy)
Sony’s PlayStation 5 launched worldwide in November 2020, but it’s still one of the hardest items to buy in stores or online, whether you’re looking for the $500 standard edition or the $400 all-digital edition. The high demand makes them a target for resellers, many of whom use automated tools to purchase the consoles online as soon as they’re available.
We’ve seen weekly restocks of the PS5 at retailers like Walmart, Best Buy, GameStop, and Sony’s own PlayStation Direct store. This week, the PS Direct store notified some people who pre-registered that the next restock will be on April 15 at 12 p.m. PT. If you didn’t get the email invite, you’ll have to watch the site and wait until later that day for a chance to buy a PS5.
Walmart usually announces PS5 restocks a few hours before consoles are available online. GameStop sends emails to subscribers ahead of PS5 restocks but typically only makes the PlayStation 5 available in bundles. Amazon and Newegg have also made PS5 consoles available, though on a less consistent basis. Newegg uses a raffle system to give shoppers a chance to buy rare items like the PlayStation 5.
In February, PlayStation President Jim Ryan told the Financial Times that PlayStation 5 consoles will likely be in low supply until the second half of the year.
We’ll keep this post updated as we get more information about PS5 restocks, but ultimately you’ll need to keep checking multiple stores and get a bit lucky with timing to secure the console. For detailed thoughts on the PS5’s performance, you can read our full PlayStation 5 review here.
Updated on 4/14/2021 by Kevin Webb: Revised with details on a PlayStation Direct restock on April 15.
Where to buy a PS5: stores and price
Several stores, including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop,
Source:: Business Insider