Those who still want to buy a PS5 had many opportunities this week, as we saw a myriad of inventories happen at major online retailers. It turned out to be the most widespread PS5 stock we’ve seen since Black Friday, starting with a stock on Target on Wednesday. On Thursday we saw stocks at Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and even Amazon, and on Friday we saw one stock at Kohl and another at Best Buy. Clearly retailers are starting to get batches of consoles more regularly, including this week. But where does that leave the PS5 finally becoming easy to buy online?
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Where to buy PS5
PS5 availability on PlayStation Direct
PlayStation Direct regularly opens a queue for buyers to buy the PS5 (and everything else on the first-party page), but it is often over an hour’s wait and unclear whether the PS5 is available. It is still worth checking PS Direct often, as it is the only store that still releases PS5 on a slightly regular basis. However, the queues seem to be somewhat random.
Note that finding a queue on PS Direct does not necessarily mean that PS5 is in stock; it simply indicates high traffic to the store. It never hurts to jump in and wait if you find the queue and you want to be at your computer for a while, but know that there is no guarantee that it will be in stock when you get through.
PS5 availability on GameStop
GameStop got the PS5 back on January 21st; However, the PS5 was only available in packages priced north of $ 700 that came with two games, an extra controller and a GameStop gift card.
PS5 availability at Walmart
Walmart last had the PS5, along with other next-generation systems, on its website on January 21st. For these inventories, it provided several systems every 10 minutes for about half an hour, giving customers many opportunities to get one. This seemed to make it a little easier to get hold of one of the systems. However, you will still need to prepare to be where the other time a recovery has the best chance.
PS5 availability at Best Buy
Best Buy’s last PS5 inventory was January 22 – this marked the second day in a row that Best Buy put the PS5 back on its website, but everything is sold out now. Best Buy had no stock on store shelves throughout the holiday season, but the retailer has stated that consoles will be available in stores by 2021. We suggest contacting your local Best Buy store in case of availability.
PS5 availability on Target
Target had a PS5 refill on the morning of January 20, the first major we’ve seen at the retailer since its launch. Both PS5 and PS5 Digital were available, but only for in-store pickup. We still suggest calling local stores for availability.
PS5 availability at Amazon
Amazon has been the least trusted retailer when it comes to PS5 inventory – we’ve hardly seen the next generation console in stock there since launch. The latest rebuild of the Amazon PS5 took place on January 21st. We only saw the $ 500 disk drive version in stock, and it was gone in no time.
Where can I buy PS5 accessories
Pulse 3D wireless headsets have been the most difficult PS5 accessory to find in stock, and they were the first accessory to sell out at major retailers. Inventories have appeared regularly in recent weeks, although it is still not an item that you can buy reliably at any time. However, there are still a number of great headsets you can buy to go along with your new PS5. Our personal favorite is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless headset; Other great options include the SteelSeries Arctis 1 and Astro A50. Some of your existing PS4 headphones should also work.
Other official PS5 accessories, such as the media remote control and DualSense charging station, are also proving to be popular, and remain sold out with occasional refills.
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Where to buy PS5’s biggest games
Quite a few PS5 games are available now, including launch titles such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Keep in mind that many PS4 games have free next-generation upgrades that have been discounted since launch, making them a better deal than buying the PS5 versions directly.