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PlayStation 5 store restock list and updates

Where to buy a PS5 from Sony, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and more

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Even though the PlayStation 5 is almost a year old, it’s still difficult to buy one. our guide is designed to make getting a PlayStation 5 easier.

In this PS5 restock and tracking guide, we’ll share links to every retailer we can find that carries the PS5 and explain how to find Twitter accounts that post up-to-date restock links as they become available. This guide will also share some best practices — the things that worked for us — for tracking PS5 stock. We’ll also give you weekly updates on when each retailer last announced a drop for the system.


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PlayStation 5 restock updates

Keeping track of PS5 restocks is time-consuming and difficult to predict. But looking at the past can inform the future. Understanding when these drops happen offers insight into the cadence of retailer restocks.

We’re compiling a restock list showing when the PS5 was restocked at various stores. This list is current as of Dec. 3, 2021.

PlayStation 5 store restock list and updates

Retailer 11/28 - 12/3 11/21 - 11/27 11/14 - 11/20
Retailer 11/28 - 12/3 11/21 - 11/27 11/14 - 11/20
Amazon --- 11/27 ---
Best Buy --- --- 11/18
GameStop 11/29 --- ---
Sony 11/29 --- 11/18
Target 12/2 --- 11/12
Walmart 11/29 11/22 ---

PS5 restock store links

The PS5 comes in two versions. The disc version of the console retails for $499.99 and lets you play games and Blu-ray dics. The digital version of the PS5 plays only downloadable versions of its games and retails for $399.99.

While the retailers above are some of the most well-known stores that stock the PS5, you can find the console on other outlets. When visiting other retailers or resellers, be sure you check the price before you purchase. For any number of reasons, including bundles, some sellers may offer the console but at higher prices than the system originally retailers for.


Restock alert trackers to follow

If you like the idea of getting alerts when the PS5 gets restocked at various retailers, then consider keeping an eye on Twitter.

There are several accounts that make it their mission to keep users up to date on restocks with up-to-date alerts on when they find hardware on sale. Keep in mind that some of the accounts that tweet links may also share affiliate links for several retailers.

We’ve had luck with Twitter trackers like @mattswinder and @PS5restocks_etc, and @ps5stockalerts, all of which have helped us secure systems of our own.


How to use Twitter trackers for restock updates

Using Twitter restock tracker accounts is one of the best ways to secure a new console, but following alone isn’t enough. Here’s what to do.

On Twitter, click the bell icon to get notifications when the account tweets. While these users do their best to post restocks as quickly as they can, they may also post news, updates, and retweet followers who have had success thanks to their accounts. (The best accounts keep the chatter to a minimum, which you can check for yourself with a quick scroll through the last several tweets.) The best-case scenario is that one of these accounts tweets a store link with in-stock PS5s, and you click on the notification in time to purchase a new system.

A good way to make sure you don’t miss your chance is to have a smartphone or a tablet pushing updates to those devices whenever they tweet. From there, you can click on the update notification and then click on the retailer link in the tweet.

Log in everywhere

Responding to a Twitter notification and quickly trying to buy a PS5 requires speed and luck. This process can be stressful, but if you set up a few things in advance, you’ll have a better chance of securing a new console.

After you’ve set your Twitter account to receive updates, log in at every possible retailer on your computer, smartphone, and tablet. That includes online shops like Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, Walmart, and more. Go to your account settings, and make sure your credit card, billing address, and shipping address are all current. You don’t want to fill in this information while trying to check out.

Enable fast checkout

You can use quick settings like Amazon’s 1-Click Ordering to set up a default payment method and shipping address to check out as quickly as possible. If other retailers have similar features, set them up in advance.

If you’re on Apple devices, some retailers like GameStop let you quickly check out with Apple Pay. If you’re using Apple Pay, make sure your credit card, billing address, and shipping address are up to date and that the card or account tied to your Apple Pay account is available in your wallet on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac — wherever you might make the purchase from, in other words.