PS5 Restock Tracker: Consoles Confirmed at Walmart Today

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Playstation PS5
Sony

Sony released the highly coveted PlayStation 5 more than a year ago, but the Sony gaming console remains one of the hardest-to-get. Celebrities like Michael B. Jordan and Naomi Osaka got their hands on the PS5 before it was even available in stores. For the rest of us, finding a next-gen console of our own is still a challenge, even in 2022.

But good news for gamers this week -- Walmart has confirmed a PS5 restock set for today at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT). Both the standard and digital editions of Sony's PlayStation 5 will only be available to Walmart Plus subscribers, so you will need to pick up at least a month of a paid Walmart Plus account to access this restock. The other announced PS5 restock is also coming today at PlayStation Direct, Sony's online store, but only for shoppers who received an email invitation. 

PS5
Walmart
Walmart's restock of the popular PS5 gaming system is happening today! Shop the PS5 at 3 p.m. ET (12 p.m. PT). 
$499

Minus a Blu-ray disc drive, this gaming console provides all the allure of a traditional PS5 gaming system -- and at $100 less, too.
$399

The Xbox Series X is also being restocked at Walmart at the same time today. 

Score this online-only deal at 3 pm ET today too. 
$499

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If you’re wondering why the PS5 is so hard to get for us non-famous folk, in short, it’s because of the pandemic-induced global chip shortage — and an increased demand for entertainment tech for those who were stuck at home for the better part of two years. And it’s not just gaming consoles that are hard to find — there's a squeeze on chip-equipped items from cars to refrigerators to smartphones.

If you're looking for a waitlist to put your name on, PlayStation Direct is your best bet. There, you can register for an opportunity to purchase a PS5 directly from PlayStation. When a run of consoles becomes available, PlayStation emails the next batch of shoppers in the queue with private links to purchase. The only downside is that the site does not currently offer a timeline for when those links will become available. 

Retailers like WalmartBest BuyGamestop, and Target restock the console regularly, but those restocks often sell out in minutes. Keep reading to find out where the elusive console will hit shelves again — and how you can be among the first to know.

StockX is a place where you can buy and sell hard-to-find items like limited edition streetwear, sneakers and consoles such as the PlayStation 5. (StockX verifies the authenticity of every item.) At the time of publication, the Blu-ray Edition PlayStation 5 could be bought for $748, which represents a $248 markup over the $500 list price.
$745

PS5 Digital Edition and controller
Sony via Target
Like with most retailers, the PS5 is sold out on Target's website. But internet rumors are swirling of a restock at Target happening today in honor of Cyber Monday. 
$400-$500

PS5 Blu-ray with controller
Sony via Gamestop
On October 22, 2021, Gamestop held an in-store restock event in select cities, featuring a $740 PS5 bundle that included games Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut and Far Cry 6. Shoppers camped out outside their respective stores with the hopes of getting lucky.  Both the digital and Blu-ray editions of the consoles are sold out, at the time of publication.
$360-$500

PS5 box
Sony via Best Buy
Best Buy released a cache of PS5 consoles on Thursday, October 21, that sold out almost immediately. You can use the button below to check the current stock of PS5s — you never know when there will be a surprise restock. The store has the Blu-ray console listed for $500 and the PS5 Digital Edition priced at $400.
$400-$500

PS5 Blu-ray and Digital editions
Sony via Amazon
The best way to catch a PS5 restock on Amazon is to get lucky with the "check stock now" button below. Because the gaming console is currently unavailable on Amazon, there is no price listed at this time.
NOT LISTED

PS5 Blu-ray with controller
Sony via Gamestop
On October 22, 2021, Gamestop held an in-store restock event in select cities, featuring a $740 PS5 bundle that included games Ghost of Tsushima Directors Cut and Far Cry 6. Shoppers camped out outside their respective stores with the hopes of getting lucky.  Both the digital and Blu-ray editions of the consoles are sold out, at the time of publication.
$360-$500

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