Is one of your New Year's resolutions to buy a PS5? As 2021 kicks off and promises a whole new year of opportunity, remember to stay vigilant - stock for the next-gen Sony console is likely to remain low for at least the next few months. As recently as late November, PlayStation's Jim Ryan spoke bluntly about the availability of PS5 units. "Everything is sold," he told Russian news organization TASS.
That said, there were brief sightings of PS5 stock through 2020 and we expect to continue seeing the console flash up here and there. As ever, if you want to buy a PS5 and see one available, absolutely do not delay. Any stock you see will likely disappear within minutes, if not seconds.
We'd always advise going with stores sticking to the regular prices too rather than giving in to the scalpers on online auction sites. Yes, the PS5 is lovely, but it's not worth paying $1,000 / £1,000 for.
We'll keep this guide updated with the latest information direct from retailers when news of fresh stock makes its way to us - sometimes we hear about it in advance so we can get you prepped. When it's quiet, though, we'd advise checking the list of retailer links below yourself. These should take you to the PS5 stock page at that store and you can see what the situation is right there and then. We have seen random unannounced PS5 stock drops at random times of day and night, so you never know what'll happen.
Further down the page, we'll go into details on what individual retailers have been up to lately so you can get an idea of where to prioritize your search. And if we spot any listings on those rare best PS5 accessories or discounted PS5 games, we'll highlight them on this page too.
Where to buy a PS5: check these stores for stock
- USA PS5 ($499.99): Best Buy | Walmart | Amazon | Target | Sony | B&H Photo | Newegg | Adorama | Sam's Club | StockX
- USA PS5 Digital Edition ($399.99): Best Buy | Walmart | Amazon | Target | Sony | B&H Photo | Newegg | Adorama | Sam's Club | StockX
- UK PS5 (£449.99): Amazon | Very | John Lewis | Argos | Currys | Box
- UK PS5 Digital Edition (£359.99): Amazon | Very | Argos | Currys | Box
- Canada PS5 ($629.99): Best Buy | Amazon | Walmart
- Canada PS5 Digital Edition ($499.99): Best Buy | Amazon | Walmart
Being able to buy PS5 is something of a pipe-dream for many of us right now, and there's no guarantee the retailers above will get more PS5 stock soon. But it won't stay that way. If you want to stack the odds in your favor, don't forget to keep an eye on them or our frequently-updated PS5 deals and bundles page. It's packed with the latest info and stock rumors.
Want to make sure you've got accessories to go with your console when you find one? Head over to our guide on the best PS5 headsets, and be sure to take a look at the latest PlayStation Plus deals as well.
Were to buy PS5 - USA
As you'd expect, Amazon is arguably the most likely online store to get the most PS5 stock before the end of the year. Stock drops post-launch have been few and far between though and we didn't see any on Cyber Monday or Black Friday. Don't expect much warning ahead of time, but this is the store you should be checking in on whenever you get time. Seeing as Best Buy and Walmart have had units this week though, surely Sony were able to send some Amazon's way too. We're waiting, Amazon...View Deal
Buying a PS5 at Best Buy will be an online-only affair for the rest of the year, as the retailer recently confirmed that its physical stores won't be getting any more stock until 2021. There was a brief window online this week which was advertised in advance. Of course, this meant the site faced loads of technical issues due to the huge number of shoppers trying to buy a PS5. All gone now of course, but don't count them out and there is a chance we'll get more before 2020 is done.View Deal
Walmart has been working hard to block bots on the site making it a fairer playing field when PS5 stock does come online. If the store doesn't get stock online by the end of the year, we expect it to be one of the most likely places to let you buy a PS5 in the new year.
Looking to buy a PS5 from Target? It's not a bad shout if you don't mind heading out for pickup. We have seen some local stores get stock of the regular PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition. It's seriously hit and miss though and will depend on where you live, but head on over and enter your episode to see if you have any luck.
Were to buy PS5 - UK
As the biggest online retailer, we'd keep an eye on Amazon as much as you can despite it being very, very quiet on the PS5 stock situation of late. If you're after the official accessories though, then it's one of the few places with stock on most of them still. The latest rumors seem to be pointing towards a December 14th restock though, so be ready at midnight and keep an eye out throughout the day too.
This online retailer has been surprisingly well-stocked for chances to buy a PS5 in recent months and we think some more might be just around the corner. Recently, an online scalper group made a boast on Twitter about how it had managed to bag thousands of consoles from Very via bots. Very swiftly canceled all those orders, so hopefully that stock will be back online for the rest of us to buy soon. Note: Very deletes the PS5 product listing page when out of stock, so you might have to search manually for the PS5 on the site.
The Currys website has been one of the best in the UK as far as bricks and mortar stores adapting to online go and it's been a regular on our PS5 stock alerts over the last few months. It often gives people a heads-up on when the next chance to buy a PS5 online will be, although we're not massive fans of having to join a digital queue on the busier days (get yourself signed in and everything in advance folks next time stock is coming), we'll keep you updated here next time that's announced too.
The PS5 landing page at Argos now has a banner saying the store will not be getting any more stock for the rest of the year. So while that at least sounds like we can stop checking for stock there for a while, that text has been there for a while and yet we heard they had stock last week for a few hours around 4am (we are quite doubtful this actually happened though if we're honest).View Deal
PS5 game deals
The Last of Us Part II (PS4) |
$60 $29.99 at Amazon US
That's the lowest ever price for Naughty Dog's masterpiece. We certainly wouldn't hold off for a better price this year. Mature audiences only though on this one folks, it gets a bit grim.View Deal
Ghost of Tsushima (PS4) |
$60 $39.99 at Amazon US
Lose yourself in an ambitious open-world samurai game set in ancient Japan with this offer at the lowest price we've seen since release just a few months back. It's going to look obscenely good on PS5 too.
Marvel's Avengers (PS4) |
$60 $29.99 at Amazon US
The game might not have quite lived up to the hype, but it's still a fun blast to make your way through the main campaign, and at less than half price we think it's well worth a shot for any Marvel fan.
Watch Dogs Legion (PS4) |
$60 $29.99 at Amazon US
Didn't like all the sunshine and pretty scenes of San Fran in Watch Dogs 2? Well you miserable sod, welcome to London where grey granite, rain, and post-Brexit misery in a near-future setting are the order of the day. Thanks. Free PS5 upgrade though.
Assassin's Creed Valhalla|
$59.99 $49.99 at Amazon
Sure, it looks like a trap. But it's real, the biggest game of the year is $10 off and nope the reviews have been great. Oh and you can upgrade to the PS5 version for free. Great stuff.View Deal
$59.99 $49.94 at Amazon
CD Projekt Red's long-awaited follow-up to The Witcher 3 is something we're so excited for, we'd long assumed it was going to be a solid $60 for months after release. But here's Amazon knocking $10 off before it's even out. Sold! Don't forget, you can upgrade to the free PS5 version next year too.
12-month PS Plus subscription (US) |
$59.99 $32.89 at CDKeys
CDKeys can always be relied on for good deals, but this is better than we'd expected. You're getting a massive 48% off a full year of PS Plus. And remember, it can be stacked on top of your existing membership and you'll get 20 games at launch for PS5 via the PlayStation Plus Collection. Save £5 in the UK and get it for £44.99.
PS5 accessory deals
Tired of refreshing the retailers above? We don't blame you. You won't be surprised to hear that tracking down some of the brand new PS5 accessories is becoming increasingly difficult too, so we've used our in-house price comparison technology to scan retailers for you to see who has stock at the lowest prices. The DualSense and camera seem to be in stock at regular prices, but the Media Remote price has shot way up, so we'd hold off on that one. The official Pulse 3D headset has been sold out for a while now as well, but we'll keep an eye out for any change there.