Playstation 5 where to buy: PS5 restock updates – Your guide to buying a PlayStation 5

PS5 restock updates – Your guide to buying a PlayStation 5

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The PS5 restock hunt is well and truly over. We’ve been watching retailers hold onto standalone consoles and bundles for weeks at a time now, so we’re confident things have fully levelled out. That’s excellent news for anyone after a console right now – these devices have been difficult to get your hands on even up until just a few months ago. 

We’re calming our PS5 restock tracking now that the console is truly out in the wild (only a couple of years too late), but we’ll keep this page up to date with all the latest stock should inventories start looking thin once again. If you’re after the best PS5 deals and bundles, though, you’re in luck. We’ve been seeing more and more price cuts landing on the PS5 now that’s it’s readily available, with both bundles and even the console by itself dropping some prices. That’s unbelievable considering the rush over the last couple of years, so if you’re looking to save some cash we’d recommend heading over to our dedicated guide to the latest prices. 

Just below, you’ll find the latest PS5 stock levels at all your favorite retailers, as well as the stores we’d recommend hitting first for the healthiest supplies and fastest delivery dates. 

Where to buy PS5 today

Amazon – available for $499.99
Amazon finally has the standalone console on the shelves and ready to go. This is the best way to buy right now, with no need to spend over MSRP on a bundle option and speedy delivery all rolled into one.

Walmart | Grab the God of War bundle for $559
The God of War: Ragnarok bundle is still in stock at Walmart for $559 today. That’s the best  way to grab a console right now, without waiting for an email invite. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

UK – BT | standalone consoles now £469
You can save £10 on the £479. 99 RRP of the PS5 console at BT right now. That’s the first discount we’ve ever seen on the console, and certainly a breakthrough moment in the world of PS5 stock. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

Box – cheapest bundle £529.99
You can also save £10 on a bundle when you head to Box, dropping the £539.99 RRP of this God of War: Ragnarok package down to £529.99. That’s the best price we’ve seen on a bundle so far.

PS5 restocks – US

Amazon – available for $499.99
Amazon has departed its previous email invite only scheme to offer the PS5 console for its regular $499.99 MSRP straight on the page. That’s excellent news for anyone looking to get their hands on the console by itself.

Walmart – God of War bundle in stock
Walmart has the God of War Ragnarok bundle back on the shelves at the standard $559 price. That’s not exactly a saving over the standalone console above, but handy if you’re looking to get into the new God of War game straight from day one. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

Sony – in stock now
It’s back in business, Sony has the PS5 on the shelves by itself right now which means you can get your hands on the new generation console for its standard $499.99 MSRP.

Best Buy – in stock now
Best Buy also has the PS5 in stock these days, which means you can head straight over and grab your console. You can also save on some additional storage while you’re there.

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

PS5 restocks – UK

BT – standalone consoles now £469
BT has the best PS5 stock in the game right now, not only offering standalone consoles for all (many of its previous drops have been reserved for BT customers), but actually shaving £10 off the £479. 99 RRP. That’s the first straight discount we’ve seen on the console, but we don’t know how long it will last. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

Box – cheapest bundle £529.99
You can actually save £10 on the God of War Ragnarok bundle right now at Box. The package usually comes in at £539.99 but clocks in at £529.99 right now. That’s excellent value considering stock was impossible to come by just a few months ago.

ShopTo – cheapest bundle £539.85 with £20 gift card
Not only does ShopTo have the God of War Ragnarok bundle on the shelves, but it’s had to step up its game with the wave of standalone consoles we’re seeing at the moment. That means you can score yourself a £20 gift card on top of your order here – that’s the best way to get the highest value for your money right now. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

Amazon – bundles in stock now
You can pick up a PS5 with a copy  of God of War: Ragnarok for £539. 99 at Amazon right now, with shipping times clocking just a few days. That’s excellent news if you’re looking to get going with one of last year’s biggest releases. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West Bundle

Very – cheapest bundle £449.99
Very has the Digital Edition of the PS5 console on the shelves right now, with a copy of God of War Ragnarok included. That makes for the cheapest bundle price we’re seeing today. 

Horizon Forbidden West Bundle

Currys – cheapest bundle £449
Currys has standalone consoles on the shelves this week, but you can also grab the cheaper Digital Edition console in a bundle as well. There are a range of packages available, but the Digital Edition God of War Ragnarok package is the cheapest right now. That’ll send you home with an all-digital console and a copy of the latest Kratos instalment for £449.  

PS5 | PS5 Digital

Game – consoles available for £479.99
Game also has the PS5 in stock by itself right now, and you can net yourself a free cap on top. If that’s the kind of crazy merch you’re after, this is a great shout today. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

Studio – cheapest bundle £464.99
The Digital Edition is back on the shelves at Studio, which means you’ve got another chance to pick up cheaper PS5 stock today. We’re not seeing any standalone consoles on the shelves right now, but the cheapest bundle will send you home with a £35 PSN card and download codes for Fortnite Minty Legends and Just Dance 2.

PS5 restocks – Canada

  • Canada PS5 ($629. 99): Amazon | Walmart | Best Buy
  • Canada PS5 Digital Edition ($499.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart

Our PS5 restock top tips

We’ve been tracking PS5 restocks since the console launched, scouring the web day after day for even a hint of a DualSense on the shelves. That means we’ve seen hundreds of drops come and go and resisted the urge to dive into each and every one ourselves. We’ve certainly picked up some tips and tricks to finding these elusive drops along the way. 

1. Register for email invites
This is the first thing you need to do as soon as you consider buying a PS5. Amazon and Sony both offer the chance to sign up for an email invite to their future stock drops and you should be taking them up on it. While you’re not guaranteed a win in these situations, you will have a far greater chance of waking up to some good news.  

2. Sign in and save your details
If you come across a PS5 restock out in the wild, the last thing you’ll want to be doing is faffing at checkout. This is where we see the vast majority of punters missing out, their consoles sniped from right under their noses. This is a race, so you’ll need to be as speedy through the process as possible. The best way to do so is sign in with all the retailers above and save your payment and shipping details to reduce clicks when it’s crunch time.

3. Consider memberships
While this isn’t such a big deal as it was earlier in the year (Best Buy has stopped reserving stock for its Total Tech members and Amazon doesn’t require a Prime account any longer), Walmart still aims its restocks at its Plus members only. It’s worth investing in a month’s membership if you hear about a Walmart restock due. You’ll have plenty of advance warning with this particular retailer.

4. Follow social media
Social media has been a saving grace in the great console race – it’s simply the fastest way to find out about stock drops happening right now. And you’ll need that speed. We’re still seeing PS5s selling out in minutes at certain US retailers (the UK seems to be holding out a little longer), which means every second counts once a store pushes that big red button.

5. Keep refreshing
Refreshing a site’s page when you know a restock is going down all around you means you’ll have the best chance to landing on a good wave. These sites go bananas when consoles land, which means they can often buckle under the pressure and show an out of stock message. Keep trying and you’ll likely catch a winning loop.

6. Don’t give up
If you’ve hammered that refresh button to death and you’re still getting nowhere, don’t give up. We sometimes see sites turning off the faucet when the demand grows too high, only to switch those consoles back on again once interest has waned. Stick around for another wave of stock and you could get lucky.

7. Don’t buy from marketplace sellers
If you’re new to the PS5 restock race you may be tempted to sink some extra cash into a scalper’s listing. Don’t. There are plenty of PS5 restocks happening every month and there’s no need to pay more than the MSRP.

Should you buy PS5 restock bundles?

Picking up a PS5 by itself is far more difficult than finding it bundled up with some games and accessories. Retailers prefer to package extra kit into their listings, and they do tend to stick around on the shelves a lot longer. We’d always recommend checking the value of the additional PS5 accessories you’re buying against the total of the bundle, however, to make sure you’re not being ripped off – you should only ever pay MSRP for anything you find. 

Is it still hard to buy PS5?

The state of PS5 stock today depends on your region. In the US, individual consoles are particularly difficult to locate and even bundles represent a rare opportunity. However, over in the UK we’re seeing far more bundles holding their position on the shelves (standalone consoles are still rare). 

Another item you might want to pick up once you’ve been able to buy a PS5 is one of the options on our best PS5 external hard drives page to increase your storage capacity.

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Where to Buy a PlayStation 5

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Sony’s PlayStation 5 has sold 32 million units since November 2020, and it remains one of the video game industry’s most sought after gaming consoles.

PS5 stock shortages were an issue in the first two years following the console’s release, but Sony says PS5 supply chain issues have been solved for 2023. Though standalone PS5 digital and disc systems are still occasionally out of stock online, PS5 bundles with God of War Ragnarok have been readily available at websites like Amazon, GameStop, Walmart, Best Buy and the PlayStation Direct store.

PS5 consoles and bundles are also now much easier to find in physical store locations than they were in 2022, but they can still sell out quickly. Whether you’re shopping in-store or online, you now have plenty of options to buy a PS5. Below, we rounded up details on where you’re most likely to find a PS5 in stock, along with a full breakdown of PlayStation 5 models, bundles, and PlayStation accessories.

Where to buy PS5

The PlayStation 5 is available in two editions.

Sony

The PlayStation 5 comes in two different models — one that has a 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray drive, and a “digital edition” with no disc drive. The standard PS5 is $500 while the digital edition PS5 is $400 at all major retailers, and stock is now frequently available online and in stores. 

Both versions of the console are also available in bundles that come packaged with God of War Ragnarok for an additional $60 each. The standard PS5 bundle with Ragnarok has recently been on sale for $50 off, but it’s not clear how long this PS5 deal will last. Another bundle with Final Fantasy XVI will be released on June 22.

Several stores, including Walmart, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and PlayStation Direct, regularly restock PlayStation 5 consoles. Certain retailers may occasionally limit orders to online or in-store only, but inventory is much easier to come by now than it was during the PlayStation 5’s first two years of release.  

So far in 2023, we’ve seen more restocks of PlayStation 5 bundles than the standalone consoles. The most common PS5 bundle available right now comes with God of War Ragnarok, though past bundles have included Horizon: Forbidden West and Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2.

PS5 specifications

The PS5 sells out quickly but restocks are more common in 2023.

Sony

The PlayStation 5 boasts much more powerful hardware than the PlayStation 4 and PS4 Pro. Upgrades include a solid state hard drive and a graphics card capable of ray-tracing technology.

For detailed impressions, check out our full PlayStation 5 review, as well as our PS4 vs. PS5 and PS5 vs. Xbox Series X head-to-head comparisons.

Spec PlayStation 5
Disc drive 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray (standard edition only)
Storage 825GB M.2 drive
HDMI Out Up to 4K resolution at 120Hz with HDMI 2.1
Ports 1x USB-C, 3x USB 3.1, 1x Ethernet
CPU AMD Ryzen Zen 2, 8 cores, 16 threads at 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2 at 2.23 GHz, 10.3 TFlops
Memory GDDR6 16GB, 44GB/s bandwidth

PS5 accessories

The PS5 pictured with DualSense controllers and a Pulse 3D headset.

Sony

Sony’s $70 DualSense controller is a worthy successor to the PS4’s popular DualShock, implementing a built-in microphone, haptic feedback for adjustable trigger tension, and advanced rumble features while also improving the battery life and adopting a USB-C charging cable.

A premium version of the DualSense controller, the DualSense Edge, launched on January 26. DualSense Edge adds customizable paddle buttons to the rear of the controller and customizable analog sticks.

The $100 Pulse 3D headset is a direct successor to the gold and platinum wireless headsets Sony released for the PS4. The headset has an adjustable band, built-in microphone, and hardware buttons for mute, voice monitoring, and volume. While the Pulse 3D headset is worth the investment, PS5’s 3D audio features will also work with any third-party headset that’s been licensed for use on PS4.

The PlayStation VR2 is a virtual reality headset that plays games like Resident Evil Village, No Man’s Sky, and Horizon Call of the Mountain. PS VR2 costs $550 and you can order it directly from Sony or at other major retailers. A PS VR2 bundle with Horizon: Call of the Mountain is also available for $600. 

PSVR2 requires a PS5 to work but has built-in head tracking and comes with two wireless controllers. It offers better visuals and performance than the Meta Quest 2 headset, though it lacks the standalone functionality the Quest 2 offers.

The PlayStation media remote might look appealing, but for $30 you can find a better or cheaper universal remote to control the console. Several smart TV brands also let you control the PS5 with your standard TV remote too, so it’s worth giving that a try before making this investment.

The $30 DualSense charging stand can charge two controllers and makes for a nice stand alongside the PS5, but it doesn’t actually charge your controllers any faster than using a regular cable.

The $60 HD camera can be used for streaming in full 1080p and even has a background removal tool, but it cannot be used as a microphone like the PlayStation 4 camera. Luckily, you can just use the DualSense’s built-in mic to communicate while playing.

PS5 exclusive games

Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart is one of several games that are exclusively available on PS5.

“Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart” / Sony

Sony is committed to creating a full lineup of exclusive games for the PlayStation 5, repeating the same strategy that helped make the PS4 a massive success. Because there are still so many gamers waiting to upgrade to PS5, many of the games released on the new console will also work on PlayStation 4, like God of War Ragnarok and Horizon: Forbidden West.