Table of Contents
- 1 Where to buy the PS5
- 2 Where to buy PS5 accessories
- 3 Where to buy PS5’s biggest games
Update: A Walmart Canada PS5 restock is in progress after it kicked off at 8 AM PT / 11 AM ET–as of 11:15 AM ET the site is currently experiencing a high amount of traffic and not loading right away.
Despite recent PS5 restocks at stores like Walmart and GameStop, including ones on Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s been frustratingly difficult to find a PS5 or PS5 Digital available to buy directly from a major retailer for many months now. Now that we’re officially in December and Christmas is just weeks away, it makes sense to wonder when stores like Walmart, GameStop, Target, and Best Buy will have more PS5 units available for shoppers. A tweet from Sony confirmed that “more inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year,” but that doesn’t make the scramble to get your hands on a PS5 console any easier.
So when will Walmart, GameStop, Target, Best Buy, or another major retailer have the PS5 available to order again? Will they be available to purchase online-only, in-stores, or for pick-up? Some retailers have Cyber Week sales continuing for several days, so we’ll be keeping an eye on those product pages and letting you know as soon as we spot more PS5 units on sale–if you want one, you’ll have to be quick!
Where to buy the PS5
PS5 availability at PlayStation Direct
PlayStation Direct regularly opens up a queue for shoppers to buy the PS5 (and anything else on the first-party site), but it’s often over an hour wait and unclear if the PS5 is even available. Still, it’s worth checking PS Direct regularly, as it’s the only store still releasing the PS5 on a somewhat regular basis.
Note that finding a queue on PS Direct doesn’t necessarily mean the PS5 is in stock; it simply indicates high traffic to the store. It never hurts to jump in and wait if you find the queue and you’ll be at your computer for a while, but know there’s no guarantee it’ll be in stock by the time you get through.
PS5 availability at GameStop
We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy a PS5 from GameStop again.
GameStop saw one of the wildest console restocks during Black Friday. Its in-store-only sale ended up with dozens of people camping outside of stores for the chance to get their hands on the new PlayStation console, which it had extremely limited stock of. Other than that, a number of restocks have been made available on and off on GameStop’s website in the form of expensive console bundles, but even these have been selling out pretty quickly. If you don’t mind a pricier PS5 bundle, they’re not terrible deals–you often get extra games, controllers, and accessories with your purchase.
You can sign up to receive a stock alert from GameStop before one of these bundles goes on sale, but so far it has been pretty random.
PS5 availability at Walmart
We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy a PS5 from Walmart again.
Walmart restocked the PS5 during its big Black Friday sale, but the consoles sold out within two minutes. There’s currently no new information on when PS5 stock will next be available. Walmart has kept all of its restocks online-only so far, so you likely won’t find the PS5 in Walmart stores anytime soon. It’s possible a restock could come before Christmas, but the store hasn’t indicated anything yet. We’re continuing to monitor for Cyber Monday.
PS5 availability at Best Buy
We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy a PS5 from Best Buy again.
Best Buy has confirmed it will not have any PS5 units in stores throughout the entire holiday season, so you won’t see the PS5 in any Best Buy brick-and-mortar stores until 2021. We have seen stock go up on Best Buy’s website without much warning prior to Black Friday, including in the middle of the night. Keep an eye out and you might be able to score one ahead of time. It may be available with an in-store pickup option if Best Buy’s recent Xbox restock was any indication, but nothing is for certain.
PS5 availability at Amazon
We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy a PS5 from Amazon again.
Even Amazon doesn’t know when the PS5 will next be in stock, as indicated on the console’s product page.
PS5 availability at Target
We don’t know when you’ll be able to buy a PS5 from Target again.
Target has not been restocking much since the PS5 launched, so we don’t expect to see more PS5 units pop up there this week.
PS5 availability at other retailers
If you don’t mind paying for a pricier PS5, you can always find the console and its accessories on reseller sites like StockX and Ebay. Resell prices at StockX are currently between $800 and $900, though you can place bids to buy the console for less. The site has plenty of stock, so if you’re desperate, it’s worth checking out to see if you can negotiate a decent price.
As expected, scalpers have been cashing in on the situation by hoarding the PS5 and selling them for hundreds of dollars more than their MSRP. All the hoarding and reselling make the average shopper’s ability to buy a PS5 before the holidays even more of a headache, so if you’d rather not support that, then keep checking back here.
Where to buy PS5 accessories
The Pulse 3D wireless headset has been the hardest PS5 accessory to find in stock, and it was the first accessory to sell out at major retailers. However, there are still a number of great headsets you can buy to go along with your new PS5. Our personal favorite is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless headset; other great options include the SteelSeries Arctis 1 and the Astro A50.
Other official PS5 accessories, like the media remote and DualSense charging station, are proving popular as well, and remain out of stock.
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Where to buy PS5’s biggest games
Quite a few PS5 games are available now, including launch titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Keep in mind that many PS4 games come with free next-gen upgrades and are currently discounted, making them the better deal.