Today's PS5 restock is playing out a lot like the others. Retailers randomly add stock to their websites and the usual suspects on social media sound the alarm, we all scramble like absolute mad people for that sweet, sweet "Order Confirmed" page, and inevitably some of us get what we want and others don't. If you're still in the thick of that struggle, we give you our strength. Don't give up just yet.
Cutting to the chase, and keeping it very succinct for those of you who are limited on time, we'd keep an eye out for Amazon, Target, and possibly Walmart in the US for the remainder of the day. As for the UK, we'd prioritize Amazon now that Game seems to have sold out.
- Most likely restocks USA: Amazon | Walmart | Target | Best Buy | GameStop
- Most likely restocks UK: Amazon | Very | John Lewis | Argos | Currys | Box
PS5 restock: July 22 2021
Though it's true retailers traditionally get PS5 stock during the afternoon from about 2pm ET, it's impossible to predict if and when they'll make more units available. As you're likely well aware by now, PS5s are incredibly elusive and will pop up here and there without notice and following no identifiable pattern.
Amazon US is worth keeping an eye on in particular. It dropped a bunch of PS5s out of the blue earlier this week, and when combined with its frustrating habit of offering stock at the weirdest times, there's a slim chance it might do so again today. A PS5 restock can lead to flashes of extra or unfulfilled stock the following day or so, making more deals on Amazon a possibility.
No matter where you go, it's best to act swiftly and efficiently no matter what. And if you get sent to any virtual waiting rooms or queues, be patient and don't spam the refresh button - that could cost you your place.
Where appropriate, aim for bundles too. These are always slower to go. Plus, it's often just nicer and more satisfying to get a game or extra DualSense thrown in with your new console.
For more info on which stores are most likely to come up with the PS5 restock goods, don't forget to visit our PS5 deals page.
Check for a PS5 restock at Amazon
PS5 ($499.99) | Check at Amazon
The full-fat, best choice (we think) console. This is the one that has a 4K Blu-ray disc drive, so you'll be able to enjoy both physical games and Blu-rays, as well as digital media. It costs a bit more in its initial outlay, but physical games tend to be cheaper in the long run.
PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99) | Check at Amazon
This version of the PS5 is a tempting offer; it doesn't have a disc drive so you save a fair bit of wedge upfront compared to the full PS5, but you still get exactly the same specs and configuration. Nice. Though going digital-only on games can be more expensive, there are more and more offers and deals on the PS Store than ever so you should be all set.
Previous PS5 restock dates at retailers
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen July 14
- Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen July 20
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen July 1
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen July 15
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen July 21
- Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen July 9
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - last seen April 29
PS5 restock retailer quick list
- USA PS5 ($499.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Target | GameStop | B&H Photo | Newegg | Adorama | Sony | Sam's Club
- USA PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99): Amazon | Best Buy | Walmart | Target | GameStop | B&H Photo | Newegg | Adorama | Sony | Sam's Club
- UK PS5 (£449.99): Amazon | Very | John Lewis | Argos | Currys | Box | eBuyer | AO | Game
- UK PS5 Digital Edition (£359.99): Amazon | Very | Argos | Currys | Box | eBuyer
Once your PS5 is on its merry way, be sure to check out our guides on the best PS5 headsets and best TV for PS5 if you want the top audio-visual experience to go alongside your new pride and joy. And if you find yourself running out of storage capacity further down the line, then our PS5 SSD or best PS5 external hard drives guides will be of use.