PlayStation 5 consoles are still in hot demand. They were nearly impossibly to find during the last holiday season and getting your hands on a PS5 when stores restock is still incredibly difficult.
Update: GameStop announced they will restock its PS5 inventory online and in stores on Friday, March 11. Additionally, Amazon's PS5 page reveals that more units are coming on or before the end of this month.
Like every GameStop PS5 restock, the video game chain's supply will be PS5 bundles only. This means you won't be getting your hands on a standard PS5 for the regular price. The bundles will cost extra and include add-ins like games, PlayStation Plus subscriptions, and possibly additional controllers.
GameStop has not released a list of specific stores that will have PS5 restocks. But you can find your nearest GameStop store location here.
If you're lucky enough to snag a PS5 from GameStop Friday, don't forget to grab the latest PS5 games that just dropped.
While PS5 restocks happened with fairly frequent regularity during December, 2022 has not seen a lot of restocking to meet the PlayStation 5 console demand. Game stores – including GameStop, Best Buy and Walmart – don't have a set schedule of when they take delivery of new PS5s from Sony. So every time new stock arrives, it's a mad free-for-all and often results in people sharing their disappointment and frustration across social media.
How to Find PS 5 Restock Updates
During the holiday season, shoppers looling for PS5s resorted to joining premium shopping subscription services to skip the long line of gamers and gifters waiting to get their hands on one. Many retailers have taken advantage of the high demand for PS5 consoles to sell memberships to their subscription services.
Best Buy Totaltech Members:
One of Best Buy’s most recent restocks was limited to customers with Best Buy Totaltech Memberships. Their service that costs $200 per year and includes benefits including free, two-day shipping and two-year product protection for all purchases.
Walmart+ Members Get PS5 Updates
Walmart ran a similar deal and limited acces to new PS5 stock only to Walmart+ members during the last holiday season. Lately, Walmart has been giving priority to subscribers of their service – who get PS5 restock update notifications.
And fans seem to be willing to spend $13 per month for service as the free trial members do not get early access to PS5 restock updates or notifications. In addition to PS5 restock updates, members also get free two-day shipping, prescription drug discounts and more for. Though many who sign up cancel after they get their hands on a new PlayStation, you can save $58 if you sign up for a full year of Walmart+.
GameStop PS5 Update Options
GameStop also has a membership option that allows you to skip the line for PS5 consoles. For $15 per year, PowerUp Rewards Pro members also receive a $5 credit to spend every month and get 2% back in rewards on every purchase.
GameStop generally releases it's PS5 stock in special bundles. So if you're lucky enough to find one, you may be forced to pick up a couple hundred dollars’ worth of additional accessories. Although with alternate bidding sites like StockX inflating the price well beyond retail, paying for bundles may be the best deal out there.
PS5 Restock Tracker: Where Can You Find One?
If you’re trying to get a PS5 at the regular, $500 retail price, don’t lose hope. There's several semi-regular PS5 restocks every month. But tracking one down starts with dedication, commitment and tapping those "check stock now" links as often as possible:
➡️ CHECK STOCK NOW AT WALMART (Walmart sells PS5 online only)
Best Buy, Gamestop, and Target restock the console regularly, but those restocks consistently and quickly sell out. Keep reading to find out when and where this elusive console will hit shelves again and check current stock.
Below is a list of the most common retailers who restock their supplies most often.
PS5 Supplies at Walmart
Last PS5 restock: January 14 at 3 p.m. EST
Walmart only sells the PS5 online. When they get one ones in, they sell out quickly because they often announce PS5 availability ahead of time. But the team at CBS Essentials reports that they were fairly easy to get – if you were a Walmart+ member.
Sony via Best Buy
Last PS5 restock: January 5
When Best Buy releases a cache of PS5 consoles, they sell out almost immediately. Best Buy lists the PS5 Blu-ray console for $500 and also carries the Digital Edition version of the console for $400.
Keep smashing the Best Buy PS5 stock link below. You never know when they may surprise customers with a fresh supply.
PS5 at Amazon
Last PS5 restock: December 30 (for Prime members)
Amazon's supply of PlayStation 5 consoles, bundles and accessories come and go real quickly. The best way to catch a PS5 restock on Amazon is to get lucky with the "check PS5 stock now" link below. They do not announce when more become available.
PS5 at GameStop
Last PS5 restock: January 14
GameStop has a limited number of PS5 consoles that are often released at in-store events. Most of the PlayStation 5 stock comes via larger bundles that include games and accessories. These PS5 bundles can cost as much as $740. A holiday season bundle included Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut and Far Cry 6.
Without notifications, keep up to date when GameStop gets more PlayStations using the link below.
PS5 Stock at Target
Last PS5 restock: January 6
When in stock, Target only releases PS5 consoles in small numbers so they quickly sell out. Without a stock refresh since early January, Target is due. Keep checking the link below
Last PS5 restock: By private registration
On PlayStation.com, you can register for an opportunity to purchase a PS5 directly from Sony. As new stock becomes available, Sony emails the next batch of shoppers in the queue with personalized links to purchase one. However, the site does not currently offer a timeline for when more PS5 consoles will become available.
PS5 at StockX
Last PS5 restock: In Stock NOW
StockX is a website where you can buy and sell hard-to-find items like limited-edition streetwear, sneakers and game consoles like the PlayStation 5. StockX verifies the authenticity of every item.
At the time this article was updated, PlayStation 5 consoles ranged from $650 to over $1000 for the Blu-ray edition. Prices vary often, but if you can't wait and don't mind paying more, check the latest prices by clicking the link below.
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