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Where to buy PS5 – latest stock updates and how to score one

Few things are harder to track down than the PS5 right now. Our regular checks of retailers haven’t found any who have Sony’s next-generation console available to buy right now. And when retailers do get in more stock, the PS5 sells out in moments.

There’s still hope, though as the likes of Walmart and GameStop say they’ll have more stock in soon. Specifically, Walmart says it will be offering more PS5 stock on Wednesday, Nov. 25, and we have more details below. Just keep in mind that supply will sell out very quickly.

We’ll keep you updated on all the big dates and times to watch for your next chance to get a PS5 in stock. So take a look at the links below to see which retailers are offering the PS5, as well as the latest updates on restocks. We’ll also give you some expert tips for buying the PS5. May the odds be in your favor.

We saw a handful of PS5 restocks this week at Walmart and GameStop, but both went fast. We expect retailers to get more PS5s available soon, particularly around Black Friday. Walmart is the retailer to watch, as it’s currently slated to open more PS5 sales on November 25 at 9 pm ET.

GameStop will be offering PS5 stock on Back Friday itself, but it will be in-store only. Stores will have a minimum of two PS5 units.

“I’ve spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product,” PlayStation boss Jim Ryan told Russian outlet TASS. “And now in terms of my executive bandwidth, I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand. ”

We also recommend following Twitter accounts such as @ PS5StockAlerts and @ Wario64, which are often first to have the latest updates on availability.

We advise checking the following retailers regularly if you want to see which ones have the PS5 in stock, and noting the key dates for your next chance to buy. As of Saturday afternoon, though, there are no PS5 consoles in stock.

Where to buy PS5: Key dates

Your next best chance to buy a PS5 should be coming up soon. Here are the key dates to watch:

November 25: Walmart will sell the PS5 as part of its Black Friday event, which starts on November 25 at 9 pm ET / 6 pm PT. The Xbox Series X will also be in stock that day. Stock will go quickly so we would act fast.

November 27: Various major retailers are expected to sell the PS5 on Black Friday proper. That includes GameStop, which will be doing a limited number of in-store sales. Stores will open at 7 am local time.

If you prefer to stay online-only, you can try your luck at Best Buy.

If you’re struggling to find any PS5 stock anywhere, don’t give up hope. Jim Ryan, Sony Interactive Entertainment president, has said the company is working very hard to push out a whole lot more PS5 consoles before and after Christmas. So make sure to keep this page bookmarked and to check the retailer listings regularly.

PS5 at Walmart

Walmart had the PS5 at different points throughout launch day. But right now the retailer is indicating that the PS5 is out of stock. You can sign up for alerts, should stock become available.

Walmart will sell the PS5 as part of its Black Friday deals event, which kicks off on November 25. Walmart’s PS5 page lists a start time of 9 pm ET.

PS5: $ 499 at Walmart
Walmart has started selling the PS5, complete with protection plans that start at $ 58 for 3 years of service. View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at Walmart
Walmart offers the PS5 Digital Edition with Walmart protection plans that start at $ 38 for 3 years. View Deal

PS5 at Amazon

Amazon has not indicated any PS5 restocking plans, nor has it stated it will be offering specific windows to let buyers lock orders in. This may be a more difficult retailer to crack, but it’s possible Amazon may have additional stock at some point.

PS5: $ 499 at Amazon
Amazon has started selling the base PS5, but stock has sold out at the time of writing.

PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at Amazon
Amazon also sells the PS5 Digital Edition, but it has also sold out of this PS5 version. View Deal

PS5 at Best Buy

Best Buy’s online store briefly released more PS5 stock, but it has once again sold out all of its PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition units. When units have appeared, there have been complaints about error messages appearing when you try to add a PS5 to your cart.

Best Buy will have new stock of the PS5 on Black Friday (November 27), so be sure to bookmark the retailer pages below for your best shot at getting one.

PS5: $ 499 at Best Buy
Best Buy has started selling the PS5, complete with optional 2 year accident protection and several cardmember financing options.

PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at Best Buy
Best Buy also has the PS5 Digital Edition, but it’s also proving hard to find in stock.

PS5 at GameStop

GameStop is selling the PS5 but it’s stock have been low from the beginning.

If you’ve missed out on the first wave of sales, you can always go to GameStop on Black Friday, Nov. 27, when stores open at 7 am local time, to try your luck. All stores are guaranteed to have at least two systems on hand.

PS5: $ 499 at GameStop
GameStop is offering the PS5, complete with product replacement options and payment plan options that start at $ 124.99. However, the product is currently listed as out of stock.

PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at GameStop
GameStop also has the PS5 Digital Edition, but we didn’t see any available stock when we last checked.

PS5 at Target

When Target does have PS5 in stock, you order online and pick up your console in-store. For those uncomfortable with braving the retail world, Walmart is the safer option, but you will have to wait for your console to ship to your home.

There is no current restock time available for Target, so your best bet is to keep checking.

PS5: $ 499 at Target
Target is selling the PS5, but like other retailers, stock has been going fast. The retailer also offers a 2 year protection plan starting at $ 63. View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at Target
Target has started offering the PS5 Digital Edition but it’s been quickly going out of stock. Protection plans start at $ 47 for the discless console.
View Deal

PS5 at B&H

PS5: $ 499 at B&H
The standard PS5 is being sold at B&H Photo with a free expedited shipping option. The console is out of stock as of this writing, but you can sign up for notifications.

PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at B&H
The PS5 Digital Edition is being sold at B&H Photo with a free expedited shipping option. The console is out of stock as of this writing, but you can sign up for notifications.
View Deal

How to buy PS5: Essential tips

Get prepared: Make sure you have all the right payment card details and two-factor authentication available and to hand when you find a PS5 ready to buy. Units can go so fast that if you’re fiddling around trying to find your credit card you could miss your chance to secure a PS5 order.

Select a retailer: As you can see from our list above, there are plenty of retailers to choose from, which can actually make the whole process of buying a PS5 a bit complicated. We suggest you select a couple of major retailers like Walmart and Amazon, and keep an eye on their PS5 landing pages.

Sign up to stock alerts: Plenty of retailers offer to alert you to when they have PS5 stock in. We suggest you sign up to those services for the retailers that are offering them.

Find the right product page: It might sound obvious, but make sure you’re on the actual buying page for the PS5 or the PS5 Digital Edition. If you’re on a landing page, you might end up missing the moment new stock arrives.

Sign in to retailers: Make sure you sign in to any retailers you might already have an account with. This will make things a lot faster when buying a PS5 if you spot one on sale. And speed is of the essence today.

Keep refreshing and don’t give up: It can be a little demoralizing trying to find PS5 stock when everywhere looks sold out. But regularly refresh product pages to see what pops up; you might get lucky. And also keep checking back here for any PS5 stock updates.

In addition to refreshing retailer websites, you can check a variety of online channels to see when units might have appeared. For those who use Twitter, @ Wario64 is a great resource. This Twitter user likes to update users on the latest deals, restocks, and in-stock alerts just as soon as they happen.

You can also make it a habit of checking Slickdeals, the online collection of deals that run the gamut from household appliances to gaming consoles like the PS5. The website has a few specific forum threads for everything PS5 that users continue to update. If you follow the thread, head to the last page and keep refreshing to keep up with all the latest news.

It’s also a good idea to check a few of the subscription-based wholesaler retailers like Sam’s Club, BJ’s Wholesale Club, and Costco. You do need a paid membership to shop at these retailers, but that means reduced competition to snag a unit there. You may need to pay extra for a bundle, but it’s worth checking out these locations either way. Currently, there are no online listings for these retailers to check, but it may be worth heading to each brick-and-mortar store to try your luck at this point.

It’s been a fairly difficult process during this console generation to lock in any sort of next-gen purchase. But as we near the holidays, it’s highly likely there will be additional PS5s available for purchase at some point as Sony catches up with those looking to buy PS5s.



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