It has been a quiet week for the rebuilding of the PS5. Even the Best Buy PS5 rebuild we expected on Friday did not happen. Best Buy just killed its six-week Friday series.
But not all hope is lost. So if you are still looking for a PS5 console, you can increase your chances of scoring a system during the next PS5 recovery.
PS5: $ 499 @ Best Buy
Sony’s flagship gaming machine, PS5, is one of the most in-demand technical products available. For good reason, this powerful console boasts 4K graphics, an innovative DualSense controller and a 4K Blu-ray drive. See offers
PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 @ Best Buy
PS5 Digital Edition is the same great console only minus the 4K Blu-ray disc drive. This is a great choice for players who are all into digital gaming. Best Buy did not reload the PS5 Digital Edition console last week, so it’s time to fill it out again. As the regular PS5 is in stock, this can be in stock at any time. See offers
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How to Buy a PS5 at Best Buy
Given the strong competition, there are no guarantees of getting a PS5 from the limited stock, but there are certain things you can do to improve your chances. First, if you do not already have a Best Buy account, you can set one up now, as this will shave valuable minutes off the checkout process. It is also worthwhile to ensure that your payment information and address information are stored for the same reason.
More devices means more chances, so it’s worth being logged in and ready for both your phone and your laptop. Some people have had success by adding the basket to a phone and then completing it via a laptop, so it may be worthwhile to go if one of the browsers seems to be struggling under load.
It is also important to note that if you are interested in getting a PS5 before the stock issues get easier, you can not afford to be too fussy. Last week, for example, there were no PS5 Digital Edition devices, and you may have to pay extra for a discversion whether you want one or not. You may also need to buy a less popular package to secure a PS5, so think carefully about which games and accessories you will be interested in buying in advance.
For security reasons, Best Buy will require you to provide a provided code during the check-out process, and this can be via text or email. Always select text: it is faster and does not get caught in spam filters.
Lastly, do not be discouraged too easily. Due to the tendency of websites to struggle under the strain of avid PS5 buyers, retailers have usually released the stock in waves. So hang on a little longer and stay refreshed, even if you see the disappointing “sold out” message.