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In-store PS5 restock confirmed for GameStop tomorrow

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It's been a busy week in the world of PS5 restock news, and now Gamestop is readying itself for an in-store PS5 restock event taking place tomorrow (Friday, October 29). We previously saw Amazon go live with a PS5 supply drop on October 26, and it's looking likely that Target could have another PS5 restock within the next few days. 

GameStop's in-store restocks will hit certain store locations across the US, with residents of Seattle, San Francisco, Nashville, Raleigh, Detroit, and Philadelphia being among the chosen few states. However, if you can't access the selected stores in these areas, we are expecting to see another PS5 restock online at Target over the next few days as well. From the previous activity, this drop could well land today so it's worth keeping a keen eye out. 

Sony Direct has been far more active over the last couple of weeks, offering more PS5 stock through both invitational and public waves. Meanwhile, Best Buy's latest PS5 restock took place last week, but we haven't heard anything since from the retailer. Like Walmart, it's likely that Best Buy is holding back some stock in time for Black Friday PS5 deals, though we wouldn't wait for any discounts - this will simply be a larger restock event scheduled to take place over the biggest shopping day of the year.

Which PS5 should you buy?

PS5 ($499.99) | Check at Amazon

PS5 ($499.99) | Check at Amazon
If you're after the full PS5 experience (with disc-drive and all) you'll want to pick up the $499.99 console. Not only will you be able to make the most of cheaper physical games, but you can also keep your PS4 collection alive and well.

PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99) | Check at Amazon

PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99) | Check at Amazon
However, if you're looking to spend as little as possible, the Digital Edition packs the same punch as the main console but for just $399.99. The only thing you're losing here is that disk drive, though, which means you're limited to buying your games through the PS Store.

Previous PS5 restock dates

Our PS5 restock top tips

If you do stumble upon a PS5 restock, it's important to make sure that you're in the best position possible to take advantage of it. There are a few things you can do ahead of time to ensure this is the case next time you receive an alert. 

We'd recommend signing in (and making sure that you'll stay signed in) and saving your payment and shipping information at your favorite retailers ahead of time. Navigating checkout is going to be the hardest part of securing a console, and the seconds you spend between adding to the cart and receiving that sweet order confirmation will be vital. 

You can also work out exactly what you want to buy for your new PS5 from day one - that means games and accessories. We're increasingly seeing bundles outlast standalone consoles during major PS5 restocks, which means you have far more of taking a win if you're happy to buy all your initial gear lumped in with your console. It's a higher initial cost, but if you already know what you'll be playing when your new gadget does arrive it's well worth seeking these restocks out. 

When the time comes, you'll need to be on it. You can often land on a product page as soon as the PS5 restock is announced, only to see it out of stock. This isn't the end of the road. Keep refreshing the page and you'll see it popping in and out - add it to a cart in another tab and try and proceed. If you fail from the cart, simply head back to the product page and refresh through again. It can also help to refresh your cart if the site bottoms out there as well. Sites can be overwhelmed with activity when PS5 restocks go live, which means you can get stuck in a cycle of errors - from there it's a case of brute force to sneak your console through the gates. 

One final tip: ignore resellers. Third-party sellers are pedaling PS5s with crazy inflated price tags right now, but if you spend enough time chasing a few restocks you'll see that nobody needs to be desperate enough to pay twice the cost. We see new PS5 restocks all the time. 

If you're having a hard time holding off from the easy option, just consider this; resellers are the ones sniping your console from your cart when you try to buy from a retailer - don't let them then sell it back to you. 

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If you manage to secure the console, don't forget to check out our guides on the best PS5 headsets and best TV for PS5. Equally, our PS5 SSD or best PS5 external hard drives guides may be of use if you're looking for bonus storage.

Tabitha Baker

I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, keyboards, mice, and the quest for an RTX gaming laptop.