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A PS5 restock is confirmed today at Best Buy - here's how you can get one

PS5 restock
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A PS5 restock is officially happening today, and the elusive console will be available in-store at Best Buy up and down the USA. 

Because it's happening early (we've seen 7:30am ET thrown around by our sister site TechRadar and its resident stock tracker Matt Swider, who broke the news earlier this week), you'll need to check with your local branch and head down there ASAP. Apparently, crowds are already gathering in anticipation of the PS5 restock.

When taken alongside Walmart's habit of a Thursday PS5 restock, it could be a busy one for the console today.

Most likely PS5 restock deals this week

Want to get right into the PS5 restock action? Here are the most likely deals this week.

Best Buy (Thursday)
Amazon (could be any time)
Walmart (could be Thursday afternoon)

Best Buy hasn't had a PS5 restock in quite some time, so this drop is well overdue. Because of that, it's also going to go quickly - make sure you check with your local store to see if they have units before heading over there as soon as you're able. TechRadar says that paper slips for the PS5 restock are being handed out first thing this morning - roughly starting from 7am ET - before the stores open, so you'll need to get over there sooner rather than later if you want to secure your chance to buy the console.

Unfortunately, this means it's unlikely that you'll be able to order the system online via Best Buy's website. It's not outside the realms of possibility, of course, but we wouldn't count on it. It seems as if these deals are being reserved for foot traffic in-store.

If you can't get to a Best Buy store near you, don't give up. We'd recommend keeping an eye on Walmart instead, as It's not had a PS5 restock since the end of August, so is more than overdue, and it historically drops consoles on Thursday afternoons. Watch out for any console action this from around 2pm ET just in case.

Should that fail, it's worth pointing out that Amazon offers deals without warning so it's another (vague) possibility for PS5 stock this week. Target is also a strong contender, albeit not today. It had a PS5 restock on Friday two weeks ago, so maybe it'll be back for round two tomorrow (September 24).

As for the UK, Game could be on hand with a PS5 restock of its own. Even though its bundles are set to go live on Thursday 30 September, there's a chance this is a placeholder and they'll become available sooner. We've been burned by that particular chestnut before, so stay alert.

Previous PS5 restock dates at retailers

PS5 restock hints and tips

PS5 restock

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1. Be patient and refresh the page if the console sells out

Here's the most important bit when hunting down PS5 deals. Regardless of whether the console seems to have sold out straight away, don't give up. Retailers often release stock in waves, so refresh the page and you might just strike PS5 restock gold.

2. Sign in and get your payment details ready

It sounds obvious, but this one's more helpful than you may think. Sites have been known to crash or glitch under the weight of traffic during drops, so reducing the time spent before hitting checkout means you're less likely to come across an error that forces you to start again - at which point the PS5 restock is probably sold out. Sign in ahead of time and have your payment details ready to go to spare yourself a headache later.

3. Prioritize bundles 

Consoles on their own sell out ridiculously quickly, but we've noticed that bundles featuring games or the best PS5 accessories hang around for longer. Prioritise them if you can.

4. Don't pay more than you have to 

Unless you're getting a bundle with extras from a retailer you trust, there's never a reason to pay more than than $499.99 in the USA or £449.99 in the UK for a standard PS5 restock (the Digital Edition will set you back US$399.99/£349.99). There are some unscrupulous individuals who like to buy the console, inflate the price, and then resell it at an absurd mark-up, and they're simply not worth bothering with - PS5 restocks occur at least once a week from legitimate sources that won't swindle you, so going elsewhere isn't worthwhile.

5. Keep an eye on social media

Watch out for active stock tracking Twitter accounts to stay ahead of the game - they can be a good early warning system for a PS5 restock.

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PS5 Best Buy restock locations

According to TechRadar's Matt Swider, this is the full list of locations by state and province that you can expect to find PS5 restocks at today, so if you see a store listed near you and you're after the system, try your luck. 

Alaska

No Best Buy stores will have it

Alabama

Birmingham

Huntsville

Mobile

Tuscaloosa

Arkansas

Fort Smith

Rogers

West Little Rock

Arizona

Avondale

Camelback

East Tucson

Flagstaff

Thunderbird Rd.

Tucson

California

Arden Fair

Atwater Village

Bakersfield

Burbank

Chula Vista

Costa Masa

Downey

El Centro

Emeryville

Fresno

Mission Valley

Modesto

Montebello

Moreno Valley

Oceanside

Pacoima

Rancho Cucamonga

Roseville

San Bernardino

San Francisco (13th & Harrison St.)

Santa Rosa

Slatten Ranch

Stockton

The Plant

Torrance

Union City

Visalia

West Covina

West Hollywood

West LA

Colorado

Academy Blvd

Aurora

Belmar

Colorado Blvd

Denver West

First & Main

Fort Collins

Grand Junction

Northglenn

Westminster

Connecticut

Manchester

Meriden

Norwalk

Waterford

West Harvard

Washington, D.C.

Washington Heights

Delaware

Christiana

Florida

Aventura

Boca Raton

Brandon

Clearwater

Daytona Beach

Doral

Florida Mall

Fort Lauderdale

Fort Myers

Gainesville

Hialeah

Kissimmee

Millenia Mall

North Palm Beach

Pensacola

Saint Johns

South Tampa

South Petersburg

Tallahassee

Georgia

Athens

Augusta

Columbus

Edgewood

Gwinnett

Kennesaw

Mall of Georgia

McDonough

Savannah

Warner Robins

Hawaii

Aiea

Iowa

Cedar Rapids

Davenport

Sioux City

University Ave West Des Moines

Idaho

Boise

Idaho Falls

Illinois

Bucktown

Burbank

Butterfield Road

Champaign

Fairview Heights

Gurnee

Joliet

North Riverside

Peoria

Rockford

Schaumburg

Springfield

Indiana

Clarksville

Evansville

Fort Wayne

Greenwood

Lafayette

Merrillville

South Bend

Kansas

East Wichita

Oak Park

Topeka

Kentucky

Florence

Hamburg Pavilion

St. Matthews

Louisiana

Baton Rouge

Lafayette

Shreveport

Massachusetts

Attleboro

Cape Cod

Danvers

Dedham

Holyoke Mall

Millbury

Plymouth

Maryland

Annapolis

Columbia

Frederick

Glen Burnie

Hagerstown

Waldorf

Maine

Bangor

Portland

Michigan

Ann Arbor

Flint

Grand Rapids

Kalamazoo

Lansing

Madison Heights/Troy

Novi

Rivertown Crossing

Southland Center

Utica

Minnesota

Duluth

Mankato

Maple Grove

Minnetonka

Oakdale

Richfield

Roseville

Missouri

Battlefield

Brentwood

Independence

Mid Rivers Mall

Mississippi

Flowood

Gulfport

Montana

Billings

North Carolina

Asheville

Blakeney

Carny

Concord Mills

Fayetteville

Hickory

Willmington

Winston-Salem

North Dakota

Bismark

Fargo

Nebraska

Lincoln

Omaha East

New Hampshire

Nashua

Portsmouth

Salem

New Jersey

Depthford

Jersey City

Mays Landing

Mount Laurel

Princeton

West Paterson

Woodbridge

New Mexico

Albuquerque

Las Cruces

Nevada

Centennial

Henderson

Reno

SW Las Vegas

New York

86th & Lexington

Albany

Amherst

Bay Parkway Brooklyn

Bay Shore

Bronx Terminal Market

Chelsea (23rd & 6th)

Dewitt

Henrietta

Long Island City

Midtown Manhattan (44th & 5th)

Poughkeepsie

South Setauket

Staten Island

Union Square

Westbury

Ohio

Beavercreek

Eastgate

Morse Rd

North Canton

Parma

Toledo

Tuttle Crossing

Youngstown

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City West

Quail Springs

Tulsa

Oregon

Cascade Station

Clackamas

Gresham

Salem

Springfield

Pennsylvania

Erie

Harrisburg East

North Fayette

Oxford Valley

Reading

South Philadelphia

Springfield

Whitehall

Wilkes Barre

Puerto Rico

Hato Rey

Rio Hondo Mall

Rhode Island

Warwick

South Carolina

Columbiana Mall

Greenville

Myrtle Beach

North Charleston

South Dakota

Sioux Falls

Tennessee

Brentwood

Chattanooga

Knoxville

Murfreesboro

Popular Ave

Texas

Alamo Ranch

Arlington

Bunker Hill Road

Cedar Hill

Cedar Park

College Station

Corpus Christi

East El Paso

El Paso

Frisco

Fry Road

Galleria

Heritage Trace Parkway

Humble

Irving

La Cantera

Laredo

Lubbock

Mcallen

Mesquite

Midland

North Austin

Park Lane

South Austin

The Woodlands

Utah

Jordan Landing

Murray

Riverdale

South Salt Lake City

Virginia

Baileys Crossroads

Charlottesville

Chesapeake

Fairlakes

Fredericksburg

Newport News

Roanoke

Virginia Beach

West Broad

Vermont

Williston

Washington

Bellevue

Kennewick

Lynnwood

Northgate

Silverdale

Spokane East

Tacoma

Wisconsin

Appleton

Eau Claire

Green Bay

Racine

Southridge

West Madison

West Virginia

Huntington

Morgantown

Wyoming

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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.

Benjamin Abbott

As one of the site's Hardware Editors, you'll find my grubby paws on everything from board game reviews to Lego buying guides. I've been writing about games in one form or another for almost a decade (with bylines ranging from Metro.co.uk and PC Gamer to TechRadar), and have worked at GamesRadar+ since 2018. I can normally be found cackling over some evil plan I've cooked up for my group's next Dungeons & Dragons campaign.