UK update: The latest news to come out of the UK this week reveals that both Game and Amazon UK should have stock ready to drop from between 10-21 May. You can already buy the Duel Sense Wireless controller, and some PS5 games at these retailers too.
US update: The latest US PS5 news to drop early this week is that Best Buy will have PS5 stock to sell – as early as tomorrow! It's been a month since the American online retailer has has stock, and if previous selling patterns are to be repeated, stock may be released on early Friday afternoon, Eastern Time.
If you've been looking for PS5 restock in the last few months, you'll be forgiven to think that it's all doom and gloom, with tout bots snapping any precious stock seconds into a release. And though there is some truth to that, there have in fact been some positive news recently that we'd rather concentrate on.
We've seen PS5 restock released from the likes of GameStop, Best Buy and Walmart in the last few weeks. All of which gives us hope that regular, small batch releases will continue to be a strategy for these big retailers, until Sony fulfils its promise of releasing a massive number of PS5 consoles later in the year.
So, if you want to get a PS5 sooner rather than later, you're best bet is to keep an eagle eye on the below retailers that have shown good form in releasing PS5 restock fairly frequently, albeit with short notice. A note of warning, though: Bot touts are still in operation, as it (somehow) still remains legal. So make sure your expectations are realistic! You will be able to get a new PS5 console, but only if you're fully committed to keeping on top of these retailers (step one: Bookmark this page for up-to-date links).
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Buy PS5: Quick links
- Amazon: Has had stock - check for updates
- Best Buy: Has had stock - check for updates
- Walmart: Recent stock released - check for updates
- GameStop: Recent stock available - check for updates
- Sony Direct: Previously in stock - check for updates
- Target: Recent stock available - check for updates
- Newegg: Previously in stock - check for updates
- B&H Photo: Previously in stock - check for updates
Latest PS5 restock: US
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Amazon
Amazon is one of the main retailers said to be launching a big sale of PS5 stock today, so be sure to head over if you're in the US. At time of writing there are only controllers available, but apparently that's set to change.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Target
Target is on the list to receive a restock today, so US customers should get ready to refresh. With a one per guest limit, scalpers will have a harder time here so you're in with a chance.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Walmart
There aren't rumours of Walmart being on the receiving end of consoles today, but it's always worth a try just in case. Walmart had a good run of it last year, so it's possible stock may surface.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: $499/$399 at Best Buy
Best Buy staggered its stock towards the end of 2020, with some lucky people able to get their hands on the coveted consoles. For the rest of us, though it's not on the drop list, it's worth checking back regularly for when the PlayStation Gods are playing nice.
Latest PS5 restock: UK
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Currys PC World
Currys PC World is rumoured to be one of the lucky retailers about to launch a new sale of PS5s over a six hour period today. We're not totally sure when that'll be, so keep refreshing if you're keen.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at EE
EE/BT may be on the list for new consoles today, so be sure to add this retailer to your rotation of retailers to refresh. You never know!
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Game
Game has been pretty on it in terms of getting PS5 stock, so it's worth checking back frequently for updates. As with the other retailers though, once the PlayStations are here, we expect them to go quickly.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£349.99 at Very
Very isn't the first place many people will look for PlayStation deals, but it received an influx yesterday so it can happen. Its site says that more stock is coming so to keep checking back, and we don't need to be told twice.
PS5 and PS5 Digital: £449.99/£359.99 at Box
Box is going for a ballot system to allocate its Xbox stock, so perhaps it might start doing the same thing for the PS5. It's worth keeping an eye on its site just in case. You can also sign up for a stock alert.
Buy PS5 accessories
Gaming has been ramped up with the PS5, but it's not just the console that's got us excited. Here are the essential accessories to accompany your new PS5...
PS5 DualSense controller: $69.99 at Amazon
Every PS5 console will come with one DualSense controller, so if you want to play with a friend, you'll be wanting to buy another. The DualSense controller has an ergonomic design, adaptive triggers, a built-in mic, and its haptic feedback is a game changer.
- UK PS5 DualSense controller (£59.99): Amazon | Argos | Currys | Game
- US PS5 DualSense controller ($69.99): Best Buy | B&H Photo | Walmart
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: $99.99 at Best Buy
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset promises to be the best way to enjoy all the audio features that Sony's PS5 has to offer. It's noise-cancelling, which makes for 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.
- UK PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset (£89.99): Amazon | Argos | Currys | Game
- US PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset ($99.99): Best Buy | B&H Photo
PS5 DualSense Charging Station: $29.99 at Best Buy
Gone are the days of misplacing your controller, only to find it under a bundle of charging lead, unconnected and out of juice. This official charging station will keep controllers charged and ready to use, and looks the business too!
- UK DualSense Charging Station (£19.99): Amazon | Currys | Game
- US DualSense Charging Station ($29.99): B&H Photo | Walmart
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 really does add a whole different level to Call of Duty: Warzone!)
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. Basically, 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 super 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, we've got news for you. Sales have been largely online only, with launch day only seeing online stock.
So the only 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 it's well worth your while to bookmark this page and check back regu.
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 confirmed: 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 2017
PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition?
It's been seven years since the last Sony PlayStation console, the PS4, and a lot has happened in the advance of games consoles. The PS5 threatens to be a huge leap in gaming, and there are a host of amazing games confirmed for the platform.
There are pros and cons for getting the PS5 digital edition. First, you save a cool $100 compared to the 'normal' PS5 console. You also don't need to get the physical games, instead downloading them digitally. But then, some people love the physical games, and they retain a certain value, which you can sell off later. In the end, it's a matter of taste. In all other respects, you're getting the same amazing console.
Here are some more great PS5 deals, for both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition.