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PS5 restock updates are no doubt quite the focus for many shoppers this side of the holiday season. After all, Santa is on his way, and many will be hoping to find something distinctly PS5-shaped under the tree. However, it’s not exactly the ideal shopping conditions right now, with PS5 stock still proving rather elusive.
Recently there’s been big PS5 stock news that leaves us in limbo on whether things will be worse for wannabe PlayStation gamers in a few weeks. Sony has cut PS5 supply numbers until March 2022, but other reports say that PS5 consoles reportedly being flown into the UK to increase supply before Christmas. We love the idea of a bunch of little PS5s supping champagne in first class on a transatlantic flight, but it means you should stay on your toes if you still need a PS5.
Luckily tracking PS5 restock updates is second nature to us after obsessing over the trends and patterns for a full year. Bookmark this page and keep an eye on social media and we can make sure you’re as informed as we are.
Look out for stock in the US via Sony Direct, but also if you’re a Walmart Plus customer, you can jump the queue and get stock access an hour earlier than non-members. Over in the UK, Game and your mother’s favorite, John Lewis, are the ones to watch right now. You’ll find all the major retailers that have offered the most PS5 restocks in recent months just below.
US PS5 stock most likely at: Amazon | Walmart | Target | Best Buy | GameStopUK PS5 stock most likely at: Amazon | Very | John Lewis | Argos | Currys | BoxWe would heavily recommend sticking to these tried and tested stores, rather than heading over to resale sites. Scalpers are charging extortionate prices for the consoles they’ve managed to snap away from consumers over the last few months, and with more PS5 restocks on the way it’s just not worth paying double the price today.
On our end, the only time we’ll show you something over the basic asking price of the PS5 is if has some bundled extras, but as our lonely PS5 bundles page would attest, we’d just concentrate on trying to find the console on its own for now. Fingers crossed we won’t be having to wait for November’s Black Friday PS5 deals to find stock.
If you’re able to bag one, be sure to head on over to our best PS5 accessories and best PS5 headsets guides to complete your setup.
Where to buy a PS5: check these stores for stockUSA PS5 ($499.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Target | GameStop | B&H Photo | Newegg | Adorama | Sony | Sam’s ClubUSA PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Target | GameStop | B&H Photo | Newegg | Adorama | Sony | Sam’s ClubUK PS5 (£449.99): Amazon | Very | John Lewis | Argos | Currys | Box | eBuyer | AO | GameUK PS5 Digital Edition (£359.99): Amazon | Very | Argos | Currys | Box | eBuyerLet’s have a closer look at some retailers below. We’ll let you know what they’ve been up to lately and how likely they are to get PS5 restock updates any time soon.
Where to buy PS5 – USAWhere to buy PS5 – UKWhere to buy PS5 – CanadaCanada PS5 ($629.99): Amazon | Walmart | Best BuyCanada PS5 Digital Edition ($499.99): Amazon | Best Buy | WalmartAnother item you might want to pick up once you’ve been able to buy a PS5 is one of the options on our best PS5 external hard drives page to increase your storage capacity. Or if you’ve got the need for speed, the best PS5 SSD might be worth a look.
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