PS5 restock: Sony Direct finally has the console in stock – here’s how to get it PS5 restock

Update: Sony Direct has the PS5 in stock right now, so you can hop into its lottery system for either console. It’s been two weeks since the official Sony store has had new stock of the PlayStation 5 console, so it must have more inventory.

Sony Direct: PS5 Disc | PS5 Digital Edition

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Both the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital are in stock right now, at the $399 and $499 price point. The Sony Direct PS5 restock works by putting you into an online lottery, so you can sit back and wait in a virtual queue and anxiously watch a yellow status bar progress.

Initially, you’ll see it says it requires more than an hour wait. That’ll change more quickly for some lucky few rather than others.

Our PS5 restock Twitter tracker and investigative reporting shows that the next wave of Sony consoles will drop at any time. We’ve helped thousands of people buy the PS5 in the US store, and we know stores are amassing inventory for this week at Target and Best Buy in particular.

There’s a Target PS5 restock scheduled to happen on Thursday, March 11, according to our sources and based on internal communications at Target headquarters. Three Target employees have also contacted TechRadar to mention that they have recently received large shipments of next-gen consoles, suggesting that new PS5 stock is imminent.

  • 2. Check for PS5 restock yourself – these are the 12 trusted stores

Check these stores for PS5 restock

  1. Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition β€“ always check for surprise stock
  2. GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – last in stock Tuesday
  3. Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – went out of stock last Thursday
  4. Sony Direct: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
  5. Target: PS5 |PS5 Digital Edition β€“ scheduled to happen Thursday
  6. Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – could happen this Friday
  7. B&H Photo: PS5 |PS5 Digital Edition
  8. Sam’s Club: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
  9. Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
  10. Costco: PS5
  11. Adorama: PS5 
  12. Antonline: PS5

We’ve had success: about 25% of our PS5 Twitter tracker replies show they got the new console from our alerts. It’s gotten easier over time as more people get the Sony system – there’s slightly less pressure today than there was two weeks ago.

Best Buy, Walmart and GameStop would have an PS5 and Xbox restock, and our DMs are open to see if Target is going to have new console stock this week. So far, people in the know are saying it’s coming soon. We’ll update this story as soon as we nail down a time.

It’s important to point out that you won’t be able to order from retail stores. We don’t want to be responsible for sending people to physical stores looking for a PS5 restock that doesn’t exist. Some stores allow for in-store pickup (Target and certain Best Buy stores), however, none of the actual ordering takes place in stores.

The PS5 restock pattern

We saw about every other major retailer release PS5 stock this week: Best Buy, Walmart, Amazon, ANTonline, GameStop and Sam’s Club.

Sony PlayStation Direct has been unusually silent this week. We were told that Sony Direct’s last restock, on Wednesday, February 24, saw delays beyond the promised two-day shipping for PlayStation Plus members. That’s likely why Sony hasn’t released more stock of the console – it’s backed up.

Console restock success stories

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Through Twitter, we’re tracking the next PS5 and Xbox stock from more than 13 sources, and we’ve seen a few PS5 consoles pop up over the last week and, even better news, high success rates for people who have been looking for restock for months. 

Even if you don’t get to buy the console today, there may be a PS5 and Xbox drop any one of the days in the upcoming week.

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