PS5 Restock Incoming: Here’s What You Need To Know

The PlayStation 5 will be back in stock soon according to reports.

The PlayStation 5 has been notoriously hard to come by for many consumers eager to get their hands on Sony’s latest gaming console.

It’s been a source of endless frustration as supply chain and manufacturing issues (largely created by the COVID-19 pandemic) make PS5 units harder to come by. Meanwhile, bot-equipped scalpers regularly swoop in and buy up new stock whenever it hits stores, both online and brick-and-mortar.

So it’s always a bit of a gamble, and even when you click on a post or tweet informing you of new PS5 stock available, you’re often too late to actually make a purchase. Units sell out in seconds. It’s a bad situation all around.

Still, it never hurts to try.

TechRadar is reporting that Best Buy employees and other sources have informed them that the PlayStation 5 will be available in select stores as early as today or early next week. Photos of pallets stacked with PS5 units have been provided to the website. Sources say that Best Buy is “ready” to start selling units.

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The reason we don’t know a set time is that Best Buy is waiting until PS5 units are ready to roll out at every location. Best Buy has been rolling out new units each Friday, however, for the past three weeks so it’s very possible that these will land today. If not, it could also mean we won’t see the PS5 hit Best Buy shelves until next Friday.

Make sure you’re logged into the Best Buy website with payment info handy. Apparently you should continue refreshing the page for as long as 45 minutes once these go live, as Best Buy doesn’t release all its units for sale at once.

You can find the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition at Best Buy right here. You’ll be able to order online for curbside pickup as well. No in-store sales are currently allowed.

If Best Buy doesn’t work out, Amazon is also rumored to have a new wave of PlayStation 5 consoles available next week. Check here regularly to see if it’s in stock and stay tuned for more updates.

If you have a tip about PS5 or Xbox Series X restock, hit me up on Twitter. Good luck, and remember this one tip: Never buy from a scalper. Never pay more than MSRP ($399.99 for the Digital Edition and $499.99 for the regular PS5). These systems will eventually reach a point where they’re easily available and by then there will be more games available and fewer bugs.

Have patience, young grasshoppers.

Erik Kain writes a widely read and respected blog about video games, entertainment and culture at Forbes. He is a Shorty Award-nominated journalist and critic whose work

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