Those who still want to buy a PS5 had several options this week as we saw a myriad of inventories happen at major retailers online. It turned out to be the most prevalent PS5 refill we’ve seen since Black Friday, starting with a refill at Target on Wednesday. On Thursday we saw a refill at Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and even Amazon, and on Friday we saw a refill at Kohl and another at Best Buy. Clearly, retailers are starting to get batches of consoles more regularly, including this week. But where does that leave us before the PS5 finally becomes easy to buy online?
In the meantime, we will continue to update this guide when PS5 devices are sold ̵
Where can I buy PS5
PS5 availability on PlayStation Direct
PlayStation Direct regularly opens a queue for shoppers to buy the PS5 (and everything else on the first-page page), but it’s often over an hour’s wait and it’s unclear if the PS5 is even available. Still, it’s worth checking out PS Direct often, as it’s the only store still releasing the PS5 on a fairly regular basis. However, the cows also seem to be somewhat random.
Note that finding a queue on PS Direct does not necessarily mean that PS5 is in stock; it simply indicates high traffic to the store. It never hurts to jump in and wait if you find the queue and you will be at your computer for a while, but know that there is no guarantee that it will be in stock when you get through.
PS5 availability on GameStop
GameStop resumed PS5 on January 21; however, the PS5 was only available in bundles priced north of $ 700, which came with two games, an extra controller and a GameStop gift card.
PS5 availability at Walmart
Walmart last had the PS5 along with other next-generation systems on its website on January 21st. For these recharges, it delivered multiple systems every 10 minutes for about half an hour, giving customers several chances to get one. This seemed to make it a little easier to get one of the systems. However, you will still need to prepare to be there, in the second a refill happens to have the best chance.
PS5 availability at Best Buy
Best Buy’s last PS5 refill was on January 22 – this marked the second day in a row that Best Buy refilled the PS5 on its website, but everything is sold out now. Best Buy had no stock on store shelves throughout the holiday season, but the retailer has stated that consoles will be available in stores by 2021. We suggest contacting your local Best Buy store in case of availability.
PS5 availability on Target
Target had a PS5 refill on the morning of January 20, the first major we’ve seen at the retailer since launch. Both PS5 and PS5 Digital were available, but only for in-store pickup. We still suggest calling your local stores for availability.
PS5 availability at Amazon
Amazon has been the least reliable retailer when it comes to PS5 rebuilding – we have hardly seen the next generation console in stock there since launch. The latest Amazon PS5 rebuild happened on January 21st. We only saw the $ 500 disk drive version in stock and it was quickly gone.
Where can I buy PS5 accessories
The Pulse 3D wireless headset has been the most difficult PS5 accessory to find in stock, and it was the first accessory sold out at major retailers. Resumes have periodically appeared in recent weeks, although it is still not an item that you can buy reliably at any time. However, there are still a number of good headsets you can buy to go along with your new PS5. Our personal favorite is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless headset; Other great options include the SteelSeries Arctis 1 and Astro A50. Any of your existing PS4 headsets should work as well.
Other official PS5 accessories, such as the media remote control and DualSense charging station, are also proving to be popular and remain sold out with occasional recharges.
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Where to buy PS5’s biggest games
Quite a few PS5 games are available now, including launch titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Keep in mind that many PS4 games that come with free next-generation upgrades have been discounted since launch, making them a better deal than buying the PS5 versions directly.