PS5 restock updates - Your guide to buying a PlayStation 5

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The PS5 restock hunt is well and truly over. We've been watching retailers hold onto standalone consoles and bundles for weeks at a time now, so we're confident things have fully levelled out. That's excellent news for anyone after a console right now - these devices have been difficult to get your hands on even up until just a few months ago. 

We're calming our PS5 restock tracking now that the console is truly out in the wild (only a couple of years too late), but we'll keep this page up to date with all the latest stock should inventories start looking thin once again. If you're after the best PS5 deals and bundles, though, you're in luck. We've been seeing more and more price cuts landing on the PS5 now that's it's readily available, with both bundles and even the console by itself dropping some prices. That's unbelievable considering the rush over the last couple of years, so if you're looking to save some cash we'd recommend heading over to our dedicated guide to the latest prices. 

Just below, you'll find the latest PS5 stock levels at all your favorite retailers, as well as the stores we'd recommend hitting first for the healthiest supplies and fastest delivery dates. 

Where to buy PS5 today

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Amazon - available for $499.99
Amazon finally has the standalone console on the shelves and ready to go. This is the best way to buy right now, with no need to spend over MSRP on a bundle option and speedy delivery all rolled into one.

Walmart | Grab the God of War bundle for $559

Walmart | Grab the God of War bundle for $559
The God of War: Ragnarok bundle is still in stock at Walmart for $559 today. That's the best  way to grab a console right now, without waiting for an email invite. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

UK - BT | standalone consoles now £469

UK - BT | standalone consoles now £469
You can save £10 on the £479.99 RRP of the PS5 console at BT right now. That's the first discount we've ever seen on the console, and certainly a breakthrough moment in the world of PS5 stock. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

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Box - cheapest bundle £529.99
You can also save £10 on a bundle when you head to Box, dropping the £539.99 RRP of this God of War: Ragnarok package down to £529.99. That's the best price we've seen on a bundle so far.

PS5 restocks - US

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Amazon - available for $499.99
Amazon has departed its previous email invite only scheme to offer the PS5 console for its regular $499.99 MSRP straight on the page. That's excellent news for anyone looking to get their hands on the console by itself.

Walmart - God of War bundle in stock

Walmart - God of War bundle in stock
Walmart has the God of War Ragnarok bundle back on the shelves at the standard $559 price. That's not exactly a saving over the standalone console above, but handy if you're looking to get into the new God of War game straight from day one. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

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Sony - in stock now
It's back in business, Sony has the PS5 on the shelves by itself right now which means you can get your hands on the new generation console for its standard $499.99 MSRP.

Best Buy - in stock now

Best Buy - in stock now
Best Buy also has the PS5 in stock these days, which means you can head straight over and grab your console. You can also save on some additional storage while you're there.

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

PS5 restocks - UK

BT - standalone consoles now £469

BT - standalone consoles now £469
BT has the best PS5 stock in the game right now, not only offering standalone consoles for all (many of its previous drops have been reserved for BT customers), but actually shaving £10 off the £479.99 RRP. That's the first straight discount we've seen on the console, but we don't know how long it will last. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

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Box - cheapest bundle £529.99
You can actually save £10 on the God of War Ragnarok bundle right now at Box. The package usually comes in at £539.99 but clocks in at £529.99 right now. That's excellent value considering stock was impossible to come by just a few months ago.

ShopTo - cheapest bundle £539.85 with £20 gift card

ShopTo - cheapest bundle £539.85 with £20 gift card
Not only does ShopTo have the God of War Ragnarok bundle on the shelves, but it's had to step up its game with the wave of standalone consoles we're seeing at the moment. That means you can score yourself a £20 gift card on top of your order here - that's the best way to get the highest value for your money right now. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

Amazon - bundles in stock now

Amazon - bundles in stock now
You can pick up a PS5 with a copy  of God of War: Ragnarok for £539.99 at Amazon right now, with shipping times clocking just a few days. That's excellent news if you're looking to get going with one of last year's biggest releases. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West Bundle

Very - cheapest bundle £449.99

Very - cheapest bundle £449.99
Very has the Digital Edition of the PS5 console on the shelves right now, with a copy of God of War Ragnarok included. That makes for the cheapest bundle price we're seeing today. 

Horizon Forbidden West Bundle

Currys - cheapest bundle £449

Currys - cheapest bundle £449
Currys has standalone consoles on the shelves this week, but you can also grab the cheaper Digital Edition console in a bundle as well. There are a range of packages available, but the Digital Edition God of War Ragnarok package is the cheapest right now. That'll send you home with an all-digital console and a copy of the latest Kratos instalment for £449. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital

Game - consoles available for £479.99

Game - consoles available for £479.99
Game also has the PS5 in stock by itself right now, and you can net yourself a free cap on top. If that's the kind of crazy merch you're after, this is a great shout today. 

PS5 | PS5 Digital | Horizon Forbidden West bundle

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Studio - cheapest bundle £464.99
The Digital Edition is back on the shelves at Studio, which means you've got another chance to pick up cheaper PS5 stock today. We're not seeing any standalone consoles on the shelves right now, but the cheapest bundle will send you home with a £35 PSN card and download codes for Fortnite Minty Legends and Just Dance 2.

PS5 restocks - Canada

Our PS5 restock top tips

We've been tracking PS5 restocks since the console launched, scouring the web day after day for even a hint of a DualSense on the shelves. That means we've seen hundreds of drops come and go and resisted the urge to dive into each and every one ourselves. We've certainly picked up some tips and tricks to finding these elusive drops along the way. 

1. Register for email invites
This is the first thing you need to do as soon as you consider buying a PS5. Amazon and Sony both offer the chance to sign up for an email invite to their future stock drops and you should be taking them up on it. While you're not guaranteed a win in these situations, you will have a far greater chance of waking up to some good news. 

2. Sign in and save your details
If you come across a PS5 restock out in the wild, the last thing you'll want to be doing is faffing at checkout. This is where we see the vast majority of punters missing out, their consoles sniped from right under their noses. This is a race, so you'll need to be as speedy through the process as possible. The best way to do so is sign in with all the retailers above and save your payment and shipping details to reduce clicks when it's crunch time.

3. Consider memberships
While this isn't such a big deal as it was earlier in the year (Best Buy has stopped reserving stock for its Total Tech members and Amazon doesn't require a Prime account any longer), Walmart still aims its restocks at its Plus members only. It's worth investing in a month's membership if you hear about a Walmart restock due. You'll have plenty of advance warning with this particular retailer.

4. Follow social media
Social media has been a saving grace in the great console race - it's simply the fastest way to find out about stock drops happening right now. And you'll need that speed. We're still seeing PS5s selling out in minutes at certain US retailers (the UK seems to be holding out a little longer), which means every second counts once a store pushes that big red button.

5. Keep refreshing
Refreshing a site's page when you know a restock is going down all around you means you'll have the best chance to landing on a good wave. These sites go bananas when consoles land, which means they can often buckle under the pressure and show an out of stock message. Keep trying and you'll likely catch a winning loop.

6. Don't give up
If you've hammered that refresh button to death and you're still getting nowhere, don't give up. We sometimes see sites turning off the faucet when the demand grows too high, only to switch those consoles back on again once interest has waned. Stick around for another wave of stock and you could get lucky.

7. Don't buy from marketplace sellers
If you're new to the PS5 restock race you may be tempted to sink some extra cash into a scalper's listing. Don't. There are plenty of PS5 restocks happening every month and there's no need to pay more than the MSRP.

Should you buy PS5 restock bundles?

Picking up a PS5 by itself is far more difficult than finding it bundled up with some games and accessories. Retailers prefer to package extra kit into their listings, and they do tend to stick around on the shelves a lot longer. We'd always recommend checking the value of the additional PS5 accessories you're buying against the total of the bundle, however, to make sure you're not being ripped off - you should only ever pay MSRP for anything you find. 

Is it still hard to buy PS5?

The state of PS5 stock today depends on your region. In the US, individual consoles are particularly difficult to locate and even bundles represent a rare opportunity. However, over in the UK we're seeing far more bundles holding their position on the shelves (standalone consoles are still rare). 

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.

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, 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, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.

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