PS5 restocks remain as elusive as ever as Spring begins to bloom around us. If you're a gamer still hoping to get your hands on Sony's latest console, you'll have to be ready with the knowledge of where they'll be and when. That's why we've put together this regularly updated guide.
This week, Amazon (opens in new tab) has confirmed a PS5 Digital Edition restock (that's the one without a disc drive) for 11 am Eastern Time on Wednesday (March 30). Amazon Prime members will get early access to the restock and it's likely the consoles will sell out before they reach the general sale, so do check you're registered or sign up for a free trial (opens in new tab).
In the UK, there's been recent PS5 restocks from the likes of Game, Currys and Very, but they all went fast. Unfortunately, distribution issues, bots and the global chip shortage continue to hold up production of Sony's in-demand console, but we'll be keeping you posted on the latest PS5 restock news in our guide below.
Scroll down for links to all the major retailers that have seen restocks in the past and are most likely to get them again, together with the dates of the last restock we saw there. While you're looking, make sure you also check out our guide to the best monitors for PS5, or if you want to try your luck with another console, see our roundup of the cheapest Xbox deals.
Where to find PS5 restocks
The retailers listed below are those that have seen PS5 restocks in the past. These are also the retailers that are most worth checking for stock.
Buy PS5: Quick links
PS5 stock at US retailers
- Amazon: Restock confirmed March 30 (opens in new tab)
- Best Buy: Last restock January 20 (opens in new tab)
- Walmart: Last restock February 24 (opens in new tab)
- GameStop: Last restock January 27 (opens in new tab)
- Sony Direct: Last restock February 22 (opens in new tab)
- Target: Last restock February 10 (opens in new tab)
- Newegg: Had stock in early October. Also offer resales (opens in new tab)
- B&H Photo: No recent stock (opens in new tab)
- Adorama: No recent stock (opens in new tab)
PS5 stock at UK retailers
- AO.com: Last restock on February 18 (opens in new tab)
- Amazon UK: Last restock sold out on February 23 (opens in new tab)
- Currys: Last restock on February 18 (opens in new tab)
- Game: Last restock March 25 (opens in new tab)
- PlayStation Direct UK: Last restock sold out on February 23 (opens in new tab)
- Very: Last restock on February 18 (opens in new tab)
Latest PS5 restock: US
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has confirmed a PS5 Digital restock for Wednesday March 30 at 11am ET, with early access going to Amazon Prime members. This version is $100 cheaper and has no disc drive, meaning you'll need to buy all your games digitally.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Walmart (opens in new tab)
Walmart had a PS5 restock on Thursday February 24 which was over in minutes. Make sure to be careful that you're actually buying from Walmart because its site also features stock from resellers, which often mark up the price by up to 100%.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Target (opens in new tab)
Target has been seeing more PS5 restocks in-store lately. There was a rumour that it would be releasing stock online this week. That doesn't seem to be happening, but with more stock appearing in stores, it's worth checking back regularly.
Latest PS5 restock: UK
PS5: £449.99 at Game (opens in new tab)
Game had a restock on March 25 on the PS5 alone and a range of PS5 bundles with games and controllers. It sold out very fast, but it's worth keeping an eye on this retailer if you're in the UK.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Currys PC World (opens in new tab)
Currys PC World is one of the main places to check for PS5 restocks in the UK. It last received a restock of consoles on 18 February – of course, it didn't take long for them to sell out.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at AO (opens in new tab)
AO last received PS5 stock on February 18 but, needless to say, it didn't last long. It's definitely worth keeping a close eye on this retailer for restocks over the coming months though.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Argos (opens in new tab)
Argos has had a PlayStation 5 restock in the recent past, so there's every chance that it could be due another one soon. It's another store to watch for a chance of future restocks.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Very (opens in new tab)
Very isn't the obvious place to find a PlayStation 5, but it does sell them and last had a restock on February 18. 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 (opens in new tab)
Box says it has stock coming soon and you can stay ahead of the game by requesting a stock alert. Due to high demand, it has run a raffle ticket system for restocks in the past.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£359.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon was one of the last UK stores to receive PS5 stock, with its February 23 restock selling out fast. That might mean it's a while before we see more stock here, but it's always worth checking.
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 (opens in new tab)
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.
- US PS5 DualSense controller ($69.99): Best Buy (opens in new tab) | B&H Photo (opens in new tab) | Walmart (opens in new tab)
- UK PS5 DualSense controller (£59.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Argos (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | Game (opens in new tab)
PS5 DualSense Charging Station: $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
- US DualSense Charging Station ($29.99): B&H Photo (opens in new tab) | Walmart (opens in new tab)
- UK DualSense Charging Station (£19.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | Game (opens in new tab)
Sony PS5 HD camera: $59.99 at B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
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!
- US PS5 HD camera ($59.99): Best Buy (opens in new tab)
- UK PS5 HD camera (£49.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Argos (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | Game (opens in new tab)
PS5 media remote: $29.99 at Best Buy (opens in new tab)
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.
- US PS5 media remote ($29.99): B&H Photo (opens in new tab)
- UK PS5 media remote (£24.99): Amazon (opens in new tab) | Currys (opens in new tab) | Game (opens in new tab)
Can you only buy the PS5 online?
PS5 sales have largely been online. Although some retailers such as Gamestop and Target have held in-store only restock, your best option to get a PS5 is still to try to order online. 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.