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PS5 restock: Sony Direct and GameStop drop confirmed today

PS5 restock: Sony Direct and GameStop drop confirmed today
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Today looks like it'll be a busy one for PS5 restock deals; alongside a potential GameStop drop this morning, Sony Direct is holding a stock event for those on its waiting list. Unlike other PS5 drops held in this fashion, which are open to the public, today's Sony deals are for account-holders only; you'll need to be logged in at 12pm ET/ 3pm PT in order to have a shot at picking the system up today.

As a second chance at scoring a system today, it's been heavily rumored that some GameStop PS5 restock deals are going live from around 11am ET / 8am PT (given the track record recently). However, it should be noted that PS5 restocks at GameStop are only confirmed up to 90 minutes before a drop is green lit, meaning that you'll need to be vigilant to secure yours in time. 

Although we can't say for certain that it'll happen, this tip-off is coming from our friends at TechRadar so is well worth paying attention to.

Even if it doesn't pan out, Sony's drop seems certain at the very least. We can't guarantee that everyone signed in, ready and waiting, will be sent an invitation to buy PS5 stock due to limited units and high demand, but a small chance is better than nothing when it comes to PS5 restock deals. 

The process is straightforward enough; once you're signed up, you will receive a notification with a brief window to order the console.

We recommend having your billing information and desired address punched in and ready to go long before the drop goes live, though. This will negate the time spent scrolling through menus in those ever-precious seconds to secure the system itself.  

In the past, Sony Direct PS5 restocks have been open to the public a few hours after they've been released to members, but that's not always promised every time. If you don't get a notification today, be sure to check back and try your luck again shortly afterwards. 

Elsewhere, Amazon is generally always going to be your best bet due to the size of the retailer and the amount of ground covered. As for other potential PS5 deals, check in with the details below:

PS5 Sony Direct restock - 12pm ET / 3pm PT today


Once you've got your shiny new PS5 console, you're going to need the best PS5 accessories and the best PS5 headset in order to get the most out of the system's capabilities. No luck today? Hopefully, you won't have to wait this long, but our guide to the Black Friday PS5 deals is worth a look when we get closer to the big shopping event later this year.

Aleksha McLoughlin

I’ve recently graduated with a BA Hons degree in Journalism after what feels like an eternity. In that time, roughly seven years, I’ve written for the likes of Expert Reviews and Tech Spark, with my passion for all things tech and gaming related leading me here as Hardware Editor of GamesRadar+. This past year alone I’ve helped produce a documentary series for the BBC, and been active in the field of music journalism through my escapades seen in No Clean Singing and Vinyl Chapters.