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PS5 restock news: the next PS5 stock wave is here

PS5 restock Jan 2022
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PS5 restock news

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01. Buy PS5: quick links
02. PS5 restock: US
03. PS5 restock: UK
04. PS5 accessories
05. More PS5 details

Sony's PS5 was released in November 2020, but sporadic PS5 restocks remain the only way to get hold of it. Buying bots, inflated prices, distribution issues and global chip shortages have prevented Sony from meeting demand for the PlayStation 5 console. It's not an ideal situation, but we're here to help find you your new PS5. 

To start with, US retailer GameStop has confirmed that they will be releasing PS5 stock today. Find a store and get down there to buy a PS5. To dodge scalpers, GameStop's PS5 restock is in-store only, and you'll need a GameStop Pro membership, which costs $14.99.

In the UK retailer Argos teased on Twitter that it will have a PS5 restock between 25th-28th January, starting at 8am GMT. You'll be able to get a PS5 disc and digital edition.

The PlayStation 5 is actually Sony's fastest-selling console to date, undoubtedly been fuelled by Covid-19 lockdowns around the world. It's shifted a staggering 10 million units by 18 July, and yet millions of people who want one have still been unable to buy. The situation looks set to continue for a while, so we're left having to keep an eye on PS5 restocks, which don't tend to last long (as an example, Target's July 30 restock in the US sold out in 13 minutes).

We've seen PS5 restocks across a range of major retailers, including Amazon, Argos, GameStop, Best Buy and Walmart. A good strategy is to keep checking the retailers that we list below. One thing you shouldn't do is trust people on social media who claim to have a PS5 to sell, especially if the price seems anywhere close to affordable. With people so desperate to buy a PS5, scammers have been taking advantage on the likes of Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, TikTok. We recommend only buying from trusted retailers to avoid ending up out of pocket.

Once you do get your hands on a PS5 console, consider what screen you're going to pair it with – our guide to the best monitors for PS5 can help there. Alternatively, if you want an easier route to gaming, see our roundup of the cheapest Xbox deals.

All the PS5 restock details you need to know

Buy PS5: Quick links

Latest PS5 restock: US

PS5 + Controller/game: from $549.98 at Best Buy

PS5 + Controller/game: from $549.98 at Best Buy
Best Buy had several PlayStation 5 bundles available on October 6, either with the DualSense Wireless Controller or one game. Bundles tend to remain in stock longer because there's less opportunity for scalpers to profit, but they're still likely to go quick.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Walmart

PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Walmart
Walmart had a PS5 restock on September 23 but it was over in minutes. Still, it's a place to keep an eye on for future PS5 restocks. It also stocks consoles sold by resellers – at a markup of 100%, which you might consider if you're that desperate.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Amazon

PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Amazon
As the world's biggest online retailer, Amazon has been a regular place to turn for PS5 stock. At time of writing, there are only controllers available, not consoles, but that could change.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Target

PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Target
Target's last PS5 restock on October 1 went fast dispute a one unit per customer limit, but that policy is at least reducing the chances of scalpers taking the lot. Keep checking for updates. Inventory can vary by region.

No luck with any of those? You could always try Newegg or go straight to the source with Sony. Sony's official PlayStation Direct saw its last restock on September 28. Stock usually appears mid-week at 2pm PT. Lately Sony has sent emails out to a few lucky people for exclusive access to PS5 restocks. you'll need a PSN account to be in for a chance of receiving one.

Latest PS5 restock: UK

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Currys PC World

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Currys PC World
Currys PC World is one of the main places to check for PS5 restocks in the UK. It last received a restock of 400 consoles on 19 July – of course, they soon sold out.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at AO

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at AO
AO last dropped a PS5 restock on July 29. It's worth checking this online retailer for a chance of snapping up a PlayStation 5.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at EE

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at EE
EE/BT has reportedly been in talks with Sony about having PS5 restocks in-store. Nothing's been confirmed to date, but it's worth including this on your list of retailers to check.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Argos

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Argos
Argos restocked with PlayStation 5 consoles in August and is another store to watch for a chance of future restocks.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Game

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Game
Game dropped a batch of PS5 consoles briefly last month, and it's tipped to be planning a repeat performance soon. It's worth checking back frequently for updates.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Very

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Very
Very isn't an obvious place to find a PlayStation 5, but it does sell them when it can get a restock, as happened in mid-July. Keep checking back, and you may get lucky since it's not the first retailer that others will be checking.

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£359.99 at Box

PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£359.99 at Box
Box ran a raffle ticket system to allocate its last PS5 restock on July 22, and we expect they might do the same thing next time they get some in. It's worth checking here for PS5 restocks too.

Buy PS5 accessories

The PS5 has taken gaming to the next level. But the console isn't the only thing to be excited about. These are the essential accessories to accompany a PS5 if you've managed to get hold of one.

PS5 DualSense controller: $69.99 at Amazon

PS5 DualSense controller: $69.99 at Amazon
Every PS5 console will come with one DualSense controller, but if you want to play with a friend, you'll want another one. The DualSense controller has an ergonomic design, adaptive triggers, a built-in mic, and its haptic feedback is a game changer. 

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: $99.99 at Best Buy

Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: $99.99 at Best Buy
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset is the best way to enjoy all the Sony PS5's audio features. The noise-cancelling headset offers great clarity when playing with teams on multi-player games, while the 3D audio support will allow you to hear games as Sony has designed them to be heard.

PS5 DualSense Charging Station: $29.99 at Best Buy

PS5 DualSense Charging Station: $29.99 at Best Buy
Gone are the days of misplacing your controller, only to find it out of juice under a bundle of charging leads. The official DualSense charging station will keep controllers charged and ready to use. It looks the business too.

Sony PS5 HD camera: $59.99 at B&H Photo

Sony PS5 HD camera: $59.99 at B&H Photo
The PS5 HD camera is ideal if you stream your games, or if you like broadcasting your reactions to your own gameplay to friends. It adds a whole different level to Call of Duty: Warzone!

PS5 media remote: $29.99 at Best Buy

PS5 media remote: $29.99 at Best Buy
The PS5 media remote is a great alternative to using your PS controller to skip through channels and shows. If you're planning on using the super-amped up PS5 as a primary home entertainment system (and from what we've heard, that would be a great choice), this will be a very handy addition. 

Can you only buy the PS5 online?

If you were planning on waiting in line at your local game store for a PS5, there's something you need to know. Sales have been largely online only, with launch day only seeing online stock. While some retailers, such as Gamestop, have had in-store events, your best option is to wait and see what online retailer has stock. On this page, we've listed some of the most trusted online retailers that are offering the console, so make sure you bookmark this page and check back regularly. 

PS5 at a glance

  • Official release date: 12 November (USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea); 19 November 2020 (UK and rest of the world).
  • PS5 console options: PS5 console with disc player; PS5 Digital Edition.
  • PS5 price points: PS5 console: $499 / £449.99; PS5 Digital Edition: $399 / £349.99
  • PS5 games: Hogwarts Legacy, God of War: Ragnarok, Assassin's Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Battlefield 6, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077.
  • Last PlayStation release: PS4, 15 November 2013

PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition?

It's been more than seven years since the last PlayStation console, the PS4, and the world has been eagerly awaiting a more advanced model. And that's exactly what Sony has delivered. The PS5 offers a huge leap in gaming, and there are a lot of amazing games for the platform.

But should you buy the standard or digital edition? There are pros and cons for the latter. On the plus side, you save a cool $100/£100 and you don't need to get the physical games (instead you download them digitally). On the other hand, some people love the physical games, and they do retain a certain value, meaning you can sell them on later. At the end of the day, it's a matter of personal preference. In all other respects, you're getting the same amazing console with both editions.

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Beren Neale is the deals editor at Creative Bloq. After editing several creative and design magazines - including the graphic design mag Computer Arts - he found his home on the biggest global art and design website, helping digital creatives get the best deals on the kit that they need.