Gamers around the world are united in their frustration with Sony and major retailers over the PS5. Sony’s next-generation console launched in the US way back on Nov. 12, but inventory has been no match for demand. The PlayStation 5 sold out more or less instantly. In the weeks since, we’ve seen a number of inventory drops at major retailers, but it seems like few people have actually managed to claim a console since ordinary users have had to compete with bots and resellers. Right now the only consoles you can buy are marked up to obscene price levels on sites like eBay and StockX, often multiple times their retail value of $400 or $500. The console has been otherwise virtually impossible to find, with at least one person waiting in line for 36 hours to snag one at a California GameStop.
Twitter remains a resource for many gamers to check on restock news, but it’s hard to tell how credible said news is. Recently, for example, unaffiliated Twitter account @YtNextGenGaming posted that new inventory would be dropping at retailers like Best Buy, Costco, Target, Newegg and Walmart. That kind of prediction is sort of like a classic psychic’s claim in that it’s bound to be right eventually. We’ll be keeping an eye out for restocks, though, and will update this article when it looks like you might be able to score a PS5.
-Confirmed/ R-Rumors for this upcoming week
-Best Buy R
– Direct C
– Walmart R
– Meijer ( in store only) C
good luck, don’t give into scalpers use your money to spoil your kids or yourself, stay positive, safe and never give up!!
— YtNextGenGaming / PS5/XBOX and sneaker stock track (@YtNextGenGaming)
January 2, 2021
The PS5 is available in two versions: a $500 model with Blu-ray, and an otherwise identical $400 digital-only version without a disc slot. At this point, people are happy to get their hands on either one, but if you don’t have a library of optical discs — for Blu-ray movies, used games or old PS4 games — we recommend you go with the $400 version.
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Remember to check back here for news and updates on new PS5 availability. You can also browse all the major retailers to see what their restock status is: The list below has links to the PS5 product pages at each store.
PS5 restock possibilities
Best Buy is offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 as well as 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.
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.
You can check inventory on 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.
GameStop will offer both the $400 Digital Edition (click the button below) as well as the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500. Expect to also be able to buy a full range of PS5 accessories from GameStop like the Pulse 3D wireless headset for $100.
Target will be offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.
OK, you’ve exhausted all of the online and brick-and-mortar retailers, and you’ve decided you’re willing to pay upward of a $300 markup to get this puppy soon. As your friends, we have to tell you: Don’t do it. But if you don’t want to listen to us, 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 around $700.