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PS5 restock opportunities have slowed in recent weeks after a flurry of activity at the start of the year. Things are a little tough right now – we didn’t see any retailers offering more PS5 stock last week, for example. The big guns look ready to fire, though. Walmart, Best Buy, and Target are all well overdue a PS5 restock and now that we’re past the first week of the month, things could get heated.
Walmart’s last round of PS5 restocks took place in mid-April, and considering we usually see one drop per month here, we’d recommend starting your engines. Of course, any stock that does appear will be reserved for Walmart Plus members. The good news is we’ll receive fair warning of any developments at Walmart. Unlike other retailers, this store regularly advertises its PS5 restocks days in advance. Keep your eyes peeled on those product pages for more information, then.
Best Buy last sold the PS5 on April 21, two weeks ago. That means we’d recommend watching for movement here on Thursday and Friday, at any time between 10am ET and 5pm ET. While Best Buy typically offers online PS5 restocks once a month, we are seeing more and more in-store drops here, so it’s well worth checking in with your local retailer. Be sure to check for in-store stock using the Best Buy app, as there may be cancelled orders ready to grab.
Target is also a hot-watch this week. That’s because a change to the way the retailer handles its online PS5 restocks means stores can list any inventory they have as soon as it hits the shelves. Target’s previous PS5 restock schedule is about to change, then, and we’d recommend checking in with your local store regularly.
Most likely restocks this week (USA): Best Buy | Amazon | Walmart | Sony Direct | GameStop | TargetMost likely restocks this week (UK): Game | John Lewis | Amazon | Very | Argos | Currys | BoxPS5 restocks: the latest updatesWalmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 19Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 21Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 19Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 25GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 23Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 15Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last seen April 29Which PS5 should you buy?PS5 restocks: our top tipsWe’ve been tracking PS5 restocks since release, which means we’ve picked up a thing or two about these elusive consoles. You’ll find the tips and tricks we use to find PS5 stock just below.
Check for PS5 restocks todayUSA 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 | eBuyerIf you manage to secure the console, don’t forget to check out our guides on the best PS5 headsets and best TV for PS5. Equally, our PS5 SSD or best PS5 external hard drives guides may be of use if you’re looking for bonus storage.
Currently Managing Editor of hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I’ve written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i’m focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.
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