Sony’s PlayStation 5 console remains in high demand more than a month after its release. The PS5 sold out immediately when it was restocked at Walmart and Best Buy this week, as gamers scramble to get their hands on the next-gen console for the holidays.
The PS5 console is currently out of stock at major retailers, and no resupplies have been announced at the time of writing. However, since retailers tend to release more PS5 consoles with little warning, there’s still a chance to get your hands on the console this month.
Read on for the latest PS5 updates and tips on how to get the Sony console for yourself.
Walmart PS5 Restock
The PS5 and PS5 Digital consoles were available at Walmart at 3 p.m. ET Thursday for delivery after Christmas Day. Walmart announced the restock just an hour before the PS5 drop, and gamers were ready as inventory sold out almost immediately.
However, the console has now been removed from the website, and when searching for the Sony PlayStation 5 console, users are met with, “Oops!”. This item is unavailable or on backorder.” That was the message users received when the PS5 was only available in-store at Walmart.
PlayStation Direct PS5 Restocking.
Both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are out of stock at PlayStation Direct. The retailer has made more stock available on weekdays, usually in the afternoon, but not at a specific time.
PlayStation Direct also does not warn customers in advance. So the best way to get a PlayStation 5 from this retailer is to follow Twitter accounts that announce releases and turn on notifications.
Best Buy PS5 Remnants
At Best Buy, PS5 consoles are currently sold out following Tuesday’s online restock. Best Buy announced the restock the day before. Although there are no confirmed dates for the next restock, it’s worth following the retailer on Twitter in case it announces when it will release more PlayStation 5 consoles.
PS5 Restock Tips
Currently, there are no scheduled restock dates for any retailer, but as has happened in recent months, many retailers have been reducing PS5 inventory with little to no warning. This, coupled with the high demand for the PS5, has made obtaining the console quite difficult. However, it’s not impossible if you know where to look.
First, you should check out the major retailers that sell the PlayStation 5, namely Amazon, Best Buy, Costco, GameStop, PlayStation Direct, Target, and Walmart. Other tech and gaming websites like Antonline and Newegg have also been sporadically releasing PS5 stock. Add these retailers’ PS5 pages to your bookmarks and follow their social media pages.
Second, since many retailers release their stock without warning, by the time you find out there was a replenishment, it may be too late. Therefore, it’s definitely worth following Twitter accounts like @Wario64 that announce PS5 drops as soon as they appear.
Third, join Discord channels and Reddit threads to find out where and when games are lucky to get their hands on the next-gen consoles, as tips and advice are often shared there.
Finally, check back with Washington Newsday where we’ll be sharing more PS5 restock updates.
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