Late Thursday update: We didn’t see a PS5 restock on Thursday, however, we’re tracking new stock that is rumored to launch tomorrow, Friday at Target and Best Buy. We have a tweet set up for the minute it lands, though the exact time for this PS5 restock isn’t known.
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We’re checking for PS5 inventory at every major US retailer, including Sony Direct, GameStop, Walmart, Target and Best Best. There are 12 different stores we’re tracking so you can get the PS5 at its normal MSRP. Today, Thursday, may be your lucky day, and even though we don’t have the exact time of of today’s PlayStation 5 restock, our Twitter tracker usually goes out minute one.
Yesterday, Wednesday, was the first PS5 restock at Sony Direct. The site usually has new stock of both the Disc and Digital PS5 on weekdays Tuesdays through Fridays, although Tuesday is sometimes skipped (as it was this week), and now apparently we’re seeing the same from Thursday.
Here’s where else for can check for the PS5 besides Sony Direct:
GameStop is an important one because it sells PS5 bundles. That remains all those resellers trying to turn a profit have to sell easy-to-buy games at full price. That’s a much harder resell opportunity for them – and a benefit to actual gamers.
Some ground rules for Sony Direct: Remember, whenever the PS5 restock in the US happens, it’ll send you into a virtual queue and it’s choosing people at random to buy the much-sought-after video game console. You’re not guaranteed to get one.
Both the Disc and Digital PS5 versions were for sale at the MSRP of $499 and $399 respectively at the above links. Tax isn’t included, so it may cost a bit more.
As we always warn, getting into the Sony Direct queue doesn’t mean you’ll find the console in stock. Most people will see “more than an hour wait” from the estimated wait time. That’s what the message reads for us. For others, they’ll see a queue of just a few minutes.
Here are more rules, according to Sony:
- First, you will need an active PSN account in order to complete the purchase.
- Second, you will have 10 minutes to buy the PS5.
- Third, “PS5 Consoles are now available but are not guaranteed even if you are in the queue,” according to Sony.a
Trust us, it’s serious about buying the PS5 within ten minutes. Make sure you have all of your information ready to go to buy PS5.