Where to buy PS5: Inventory updates for Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and other retailers
The PlayStation 5 is every bit as elusive today as it was three months ago when Sony unveiled the next-generation console. At this time, the PS5 is sold out in both of its configurations: the $500 model with Blu-ray and the slightly cheaper $400 digital-only version with no optical drive. Even so, for the last few months, all the major retailers (as well as Sony itself) have been getting occasional inventory drops and releasing it in bursts. For the latest updates on when retailers might have inventory and offer it for sale online, be sure to check back here frequently.
You can monitor where the PS5 is available on your own; Twitter, for example, is a good source of restock rumors. But we occasionally get word directly from retailers and tipsters about upcoming inventory restocks, and we update this post immediately. This much is true: It will still be months before anything approximating normal inventory levels appear in stores, so getting your own PS5 is likely to be a challenge until summer, at a minimum. Below you’ll find a list of all the major retailers (and a few high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability.
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PS5 restock options at major retailers
You can check out Amazon’s page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you’d rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.
When in stock, Best Buy offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 along with the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.
When in stock, Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.
You can check on availability of the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.
We don’t recommend spending more than retail to get a PS5, but if you must have a console right now, eBay is your shortcut to getting a console. That said, expect to pay hundreds over list; the average PS5 price on eBay is about $800.
If you’ve exhausted all of the usual retail options and you’re willing to pay hundreds over list price, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just north of $700. We don’t think it’s worth it, but let your conscience (and your wallet) be your guide).
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