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PS5 restock updates - Your guide to buying a PlayStation 5

PS5 restock
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The latest in PS5 restock updates is that they are happening a little more consistently in recent months. However, that's not to say that it's at all easy to get your hands on a PS5. The latest drop in the US came from Best Buy but unfortunately came with a membership catch, while GAME in the UK has had the latest stock.

Availability for the PS5 has ranged from inconsistent to downright mythical since launch, thanks to being plagued - like many other tech devices - by a global semiconductor shortage. But, our team of hawk-eyed hardware experts has been tracking PS5 stock since launch day and knows the patterns and trends that driving PS5 stock at retail. So, bookmark this page for all the latest. 

You'll find all the major retailers that have offered the most PS5 restocks in recent months just below. 

We would heavily recommend sticking to these tried and tested stores, rather than heading over to resale sites. Scalpers are charging extortionate prices for the consoles they've managed to snap away from consumers over the last few months, and with more PS5 restocks on the way it's just not worth paying double the price today.

On our end, the only time we'll show you something over the basic asking price of the PS5 is if has some bundled extras, but as our lonely PS5 bundles page would attest, we'd just concentrate on trying to find the console on its own for now. Fingers crossed we won't be having to wait for November's Black Friday PS5 deals to find stock.

If you're able to bag one, be sure to head on over to our best PS5 accessories and best PS5 headsets guides to complete your setup.

Where to buy a PS5: check these stores for stock

Let's have a closer look at some retailers below. We'll let you know what they've been up to lately and how likely they are to get PS5 restock updates any time soon.

Where to buy PS5 - USA

Where to buy PS5 - UK

Where to buy PS5 - Canada

Another item you might want to pick up once you've been able to buy a PS5 is one of the options on our best PS5 external hard drives page to increase your storage capacity. Or if you've got the need for speed, the best PS5 SSD might be worth a look.