The PS5 is out now, marking the beginning of a new generation of gaming for PlayStation fans. The PS5 and PS5 Digital, which retail for $500 and $400, respectively, have been near-impossible to find in stock since they first went up for preorder in September. We saw the PS5 come back into stock for launch, with many stores restocking right at midnight on November 12 and Walmart offering four different restocks throughout the day (each of which sold out within minutes). With launch day behind us, fans still looking to secure the next-gen console are likely wondering when they’ll be able to buy the PS5 next. Here’s what you should know if you want to buy a PS5 in the near future.
PlayStation Direct PS5 queue
PlayStation Direct once again has a queue going on its site today, with an estimated wait time of over an hour. It’s unclear if PS5 consoles are currently in stock, but PS Direct seems to have been releasing a new batch of PS5 units every day since launch, so if you can be at your computer for a while, it’s worth hopping into the queue. You’ll hear a chime when you reach the front of the queue.
Black Friday 2020 PS5 restock
If you didn’t manage to buy the PS5 at launch or haven’t gotten lucky with PS Direct’s queue, don’t give up hope just yet. It’s likely many stores are holding back stock for Black Friday, and some retailers have even confirmed Black Friday availability. GameStop is one of those stores. The games retailer will have in-store-only PS5 stock on Black Friday. All stores will have a minimum of two PS5 units available when they open at 7 AM local time on November 27. Don’t expect them to have much more than that, though. We suggest calling your local store ahead of time to ask about Black Friday PS5 availability. We’ve also reached out to GameStop about PS5 Digital availability on Black Friday and will report back.
Walmart will also have the PS5 in stock online-only on Black Friday, according to its final Black Friday ad that just released. The PS5 and Xbox Series X will go up for purchase online-only on Wednesday, November 25, at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET. As with the launch day restocks, you’ll have to be fast and extremely lucky to secure a PS5 that day. To help checkout go smoothly, be sure to update your Walmart account information and payment details beforehand.
Walmart will also have one other opportunity to order the console prior to Black Friday. It will be available on November 19 at noon PT / 3 PM ET, and both the standard and Digital Edition will be available online in limited amounts.
Best Buy has confirmed it will not have any PS5 units in stores throughout the entire holiday season, so you won’t see the PS5 in any Best Buy brick-and-mortar stores until 2021. Though the PS5 appears in Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, the retailer would not confirm Black Friday availability to GameSpot and said that stock will be available on BestBuy.com when they get more units.
Of course, you can always find the PS5 and its accessories on reseller sites like StockX and Ebay, but you’ll likely pay hundreds above MSRP for the console. For context, resell prices at StockX are currently between $800 and $900, though you can place bids to buy the console for less. The site has plenty of stock, so if you’re desperate, it’s worth checking out to see if you can negotiate a decent price.
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We’ll continue to update this story as we track PS5 launch day availability, but for now you can check the major retailer listings below. Plus, see our PS5 review for more details and our thoughts on the new console.
Where to buy the PS5
Where to buy the PS5 Digital Edition
Where to buy PS5 accessories now
The Pulse 3D wireless headset was the first PS5 accessory to sell out at major retailers, and the media remote and DualSense charging station are proving popular as well. Check out where you can snag all the official PS5 accessories currently in stock below, and don’t wait too long if you’re considering buying–we expect it’ll all sell out eventually.
Where to buy PS5’s biggest games
Quite a few PS5 games are up for preorder now, including launch titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Check out some of the biggest PS5 games available to preorder below. Keep in mind that many PS4 games come with free next-gen upgrades and are currently discounted, making them the better deal.