Those still wanting to buy the PS5 had plenty of options this week as we saw countless stocks happening at major online retailers. It turned out to be the most widespread PS5 recovery we’ve seen since Black Friday, starting with filling up the Target reserve on Wednesday. On Thursday we saw additions to Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and even Amazon, and on Friday we saw additions to Kohl’s and second to Best Buy. Clearly, retailers are starting to receive console batches more regularly, including this week. But where does this leave us that the PS5 is finally becoming easy to buy online?
In the meantime, we continue to update this guide as PS5 devices go on sale ̵
Where to buy PS5
PS5 availability in PlayStation Direct
PlayStation Direct regularly queues for buyers to buy the PS5 (and everything else on its own site), but often the wait is more than an hour and it’s not clear if the PS5 is even available. Still, it’s worth checking out PS Direct often, as it’s the only store that still launches PS5 regularly. However, the queues also seem somewhat random.
Note that finding a queue in PS Direct does not necessarily mean that the PS5 is in stock; it just shows a lot of traffic to the store. It never bothers you to log in and wait if you find the queue and stay on your computer for a while, but know that there is no guarantee that it will be in stock until you switch.
Availability of PS5 in GameStop
GameStop restored the PS5 on January 21; However, the PS5 was only available in packages priced north of $ 700, which comes with two games, an additional controller and a GameStop gift card.
Availability of PS5 in Walmart
Walmart last had the PS5, along with other next-generation systems, on its website on January 21st. For these refunds, he provided more systems every 10 minutes for about half an hour, giving customers numerous chances to get one. This seems a little easier to get one of the systems. However, you will need to prepare to be there the second the replenishment happens to have the best chance.
Availability of PS5 in Best Buy
Best Buy’s last PS5 recovery was on January 22 – the second day in a row that Best Buy restored PS5 on its website, but everything is already sold out. Best Buy did not have any warehouses on store shelves throughout the holiday season, but the retailer said the consoles would be available in stores in 2021. We suggest you consult your local Best Buy store if available.
Availability of PS5 in Target
Target had a backup of the PS5 on the morning of January 20, the first big one we’ve seen in the retailer since its launch. Both PS5 and PS5 Digital were available, but only for in-store collection. We still offer to call the local stores for availability.
Availability of PS5 on Amazon
Amazon is the least reliable retailer when it comes to restoring the PS5 – we’ve barely seen the next-generation console in stock since launch. The latest recovery of the Amazon PS5 took place on January 21. We only saw the available version of the $ 500 disk drive and it disappeared in a flash.
Where to buy accessories for PS5
The Pulse 3D wireless headphones are the hardest accessory for the PS5 to be found in stock, and are the first accessory sold in major retailers. Refunds have periodically occurred in recent weeks, although it is not yet an item that you can buy reliably at any time. However, there are still a number of great headphones that you can buy to pair with your new PS5. Our personal favorite is the Razer BlackShark V2 Pro wireless headphones; other great options include SteelSeries Arctis 1 and Astro A50. All your existing PS4 headphones should also work.
Other official accessories for the PS5, such as the multimedia remote and the DualSense charging station, are also proving popular and remain in stock with random recoveries.
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Where to buy the biggest PS5 games
A lot of PS5 games are already available, including titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Keep in mind that many PS4 games come with free next-generation upgrades have been reduced since launch, making them a better deal than buying PS5 versions directly.