PS5 stock is selling out fast so be sure to have your credit card ready.
Looking buy a PS5? Well, so do millions of other people and the stock levels that we’ve seen so far are tight, even nearly a year after its launch. Every time a retailer puts stock up for sale, it sells out super quickly. The longest we’ve seen them stay in stock is maybe 15 – 20 minutes (usually just a few minutes, though), and that’s at random times, so finding one for yourself can be a difficult task. Sony has warned that it will be hard to find stock throughout the year and into 2022, but retailers are promising more is coming and Sony has secured more semiconductor chips to make them.
In our PS5 review, we called it a technical marvel with a groundbreaking controller. After spending a few months with it now, it’s nearly impossible to go back to the PS4. Everything about the PS5 is better, and you’ll want to experience it for yourself whenever you get the chance.
Update, September 10, 2021: TechRadar has been one of the best and most reliable places reporting on PS5 restocks. It believes that Best Buy should have PS5 stock soon, given that it’s been over a month since the last. Antonline also usually drops PS5 bundles every week. For Walmart, keep on eye out on Thursdays.
Stores are unreliable when it comes to giving prior notice for PS5 restocks. Some may announce restocks that morning or the night before, while others just drop them with no fanfare. Retailers will in all likelihood have more stock throughout the coming months so you’ll probably have several chances to grab a PS5 for yourself. Stock can vary between retailers with some only offering online orders and others sometimes offering in-store pickup.
Part of the reason stock is so scarce — aside from overwhelming demand — is the ongoing pandemic and a global chip shortage that’s instrumental in making the PS5. It’s unclear when the semiconductor chip shortage will wane, but the Biden administration is looking to ensure something like this doesn’t happen again as it involves the tech industry as large.
During a recent earnings call in August 2021, Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki mentioned that the company had secured enough chips to hits its sales targets by March 31, 2022. The company should ship close to 15 million PS5 units by then.
In the U.S., there are a bunch of retailers that are selling the PlayStation 5, including Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, Target, and others. They all seem to be dropping more availability at random times throughout the day, but some are consistent from week to week. Best Buy, for example, tends to drop stock around noon. We’ve linked below to all the options, so be sure to check them often.
With the PS5 now released in several regions, everyone is refreshing Amazon to see when more will come in stock. Keep your credit card ready because it’s sure to sell out fast once it’s up again on Amazon.
Best Buy stock of the PS5 will come and go, so you’ll want to keep a close eye on it. The retailer is expecting a busy holiday and with the PS5 in high demand, it will be difficult to get your hands on it.
Walmart has been the most consistent with its PS5 stock, generally putting them out in waves at set times that are announced in advance so that people know to prepare.
Target occasionally has the PS5 in-stock for online orders and curbside pickup. Make sure you have an account set up and all of your information is saved for a quick and easy checkout.
GameStop sells everything gaming related, meaning the PS5 is a hot commodity there. Check back frequently to see when it gets more PS5 stock and be prepared with your credit card.
The PS5 Digital Edition is available for $399. It packs the same specs as the PS5 minus the 4K UHD disc drive. Retailers should be getting stock every so often, so keep an eye out and keep refreshing this page.
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition is priced at $629.99 CAD / $499.99 CAD.
Amazon Canada has its own stock of PS5s for anyone across the border. Be sure to refresh its page to see when new stock becomes available before they sell out.
Check out Best Buy for PS5 stock if other retailers have let you down. While stock sells out lightning fast, Best Buy generally has a painless checkout process for the most part.
Walmart has been one of the best retailers when it comes to PS5 stock notifications, so you’ll definitely want to keep a tab open and refresh it as soon as sales go live.
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition is priced at £449.99 / £359.99.
Not to leave those across the pond out of the fun, Amazon UK will have PS5 consoles available from time to time. The retailer operates all over the world and continues to get more stock.
Sony unveiled a line of accessories to accompany the PS5 at its official reveal event. These include a DualSense charging station, wireless headset, media remote, and camera. These PS5 accessories are now available to buy at the following prices:
While it’s easy to get a hold of accessories like the HD Camera, Media Remote, and DualSense controller, the PULSE 3D Wireless headset and DualSense Charging Station tend to be sold out. We wouldn’t recommend paying more than MSRP if you happen to see scalpers trying to sell them. Just wait it out until you see them come back in-stock.
There are a few things you can do to make sure you’re ready for when PS5s are back in stock, and we created a few lists of tips if you’re looking to specifically buy a PS5 from Walmart, Amazon, or Best Buy.
Creating an account makes the checkout process go a lot faster. With your information already in the system, you won’t need to worry about filling in those pesky shipping and billing forms.
You should also keep an eye out for console bundles that include games and other accessories. These often cost much more than the regular $400 or $500 retail price of the PS5 itself, so they tend to stay in-stock longer. If you’re willing to shell out a little extra cash — and not for nothing, remember, you’re getting additional games and accessories — then trying to acquire a bundle may be the way to go.
There are plenty of amazing games on the PS5 right now and there will only be more coming as the year goes on. As for the best PS5 games you can get, we recommend titles like Demon’s Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Both make the most of the console’s graphics and performance boosts compared to its predecessor, and in Demon’s Souls’ case in particular, the remake is immaculate. When it comes to Spider-Man, Insomniac knocked it out of the park once again, creating not only a great superhero tale but a great story for Miles as a person, too.
There are also some kid-friendly games like Sackboy: A Big Adventure and Bugsnax that have charmed a lot of people with their cute styles and fun gameplay. You can’t get either of these on an Xbox yet, so PS5 is the way to go if you want to play them.
Over the next few years, Sony’s also committed to releasing games like God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, Spider-Man 2, Marvel’s Wolverine, and a Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic remake. There’s plenty to look forward to on PlayStation 5. While some of these will be cross-gen and release on PS4 as well, they’re certainly play best on Sony’s newest machine.
If you don’t normally use a headset when you play games, you really should. They can improve your gaming experience drastically. We have several recommendations for the best PS5 headsets you can purchase right now, and they’ll all stellar choices. Models like the SteelSeries Arctis 7P have it all with 3D audio support, 24-hour battery life, and the most comfortable build on the market. Others like the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro also boat extreme comfort with sublime audio quality.
No matter what you’re looking for — wired or wireless, affordable or expensive — you’re sure to find one that fits you perfectly.
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