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When does Best Buy restock ps5?

Best Buy PS5 restock date A few things to keep in mind: Best Buy's drops always occur on afternoons (between 12pm ET and 3pm ET) and they always offer the consoles at list price: $499 for the PS5 and $399 for the PS5 Digital. Tom's GuidePS5 restock update: Track on Twitter, Best Buy, Target and more

Wario64, who’s been behind many gaming leaks and reveals in the past, tweeted that they received an invite to purchase a PS5 via PS Direct on Wednesday, despite having already bought one of the consoles.

Many PlayStation 5 owners took to Reddit (thanks, GamesRadar) to say they also received these invites, which seem to be ignoring records of people who have already purchased at least one through the PlayStation Direct program.

Unlike retail sites where customers are under pressure to buy a PS5 as quickly as possible lest someone else raid their cart, Sony recommends lucky invitees browse the store and add accessories such as extra DualSense controllers and games to their orders. It also specifies that the URL needed to buy the PS5 must not be shared or used by anyone else, accessed before the start time, or used on multiple devices. Otherwise, recipients could be locked out of the system.

The PS5's eBay prices remain comically high in many cases

News that PS5 owners are being invited to buy the same console again will be frustrating to those who joined the list but have never received an email, leaving them the option of paying a fortune on eBay.

Back in May, Sony said it would ramp up PS5 production “over the summer and certainly into the second half of the year.” Conversely, this statement came just days after it said shortages were expected to continue throughout 2022.

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PS5 Restock Update for Best Buy, PS Direct, GameStop, Target, Antonline and More

Newsweek 25 June, 2021 - 09:47pm

With the exception of Best Buy, no other retailers are expected to be selling Sony's elusive console over the next few days.

Below is a breakdown of the latest PS5 restock information.

For the past week industry analysts have been predicting an imminent restock of PS5 units at Best Buy.

The theory arose when a mysterious Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart bundle was added to the retailer's online store and was immediately displaying as "sold out." This item has now been listed on the Best Buy website for a number of days, despite the fact that it was never available to purchase in the first place.

Internet sleuths have concluded that this product page must have been added as a temporary placeholder, in anticipation of new stock being released later in the week. This hasn't happened yet, but console trackers are expecting that to change any day now.

On that note, if the Ratchet & Clank bundle does become available at Best Buy, the likes of @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will send out immediate alerts.

Sony's official storefront, PS Direct, restocked on PS5s yesterday, but these units were only available to a handful of pre-selected customers.

This was expected after several reliable console trackers disclosed that they had received email invitations to join a PS Direct virtual queue. These notifications were only sent to a few random PSN users, who were told that they could place an order for a PS5 from 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday.

On this particular occasion, the virtual queue didn't open to anybody else.

During the last few hours of "Prime Day,", next-generation consoles were briefly available from the Amazon marketplace.

Many gamers had been eagerly awaiting the PS5's inclusion in Amazon's latest flash sale, but these supplies were rapidly depleted. The restock occurred at 12 a.m. ET on Wednesday and within minutes all bundles featuring Sony's console were sold out.

While there is currently no indication of when Amazon will release more PS5s, their restock announcements tend to occur at either 12 p.m ET or 3 a.m. ET. As such, it is probably worth keeping your eye on their social media channels around then.

Newegg offers its most in-demand items, like PS5s or Xbox consoles, in randomized lotteries known as "shuffles."

Twitter accounts like @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will let you know when Newegg is about to start another shuffle.

Antonline was selling PS5 bundles on Monday 14 June, but since then it has not replenished its inventory. At the time of writing, there is no indication of when the situation might change.

Target hasn't restocked on PS5s since June 16 and there is currently no word on when they are expected to get new supplies. Following the likes of @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will help you keep abreast of any developments.

Walmart released both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X units last Thursday and they were both sold out within minutes. As such, it is unlikely that new supplies will be added any time soon.

Walmart does have a good track record of letting customers know about restocks ahead of time, so it is worth following the retailer's social media channels for early notice.

GameStop has actually released Xbox Series X consoles in-store and online over the past few days, but they have yet to restock on Sony's next-generation console. At the time of writing, trackers are unsure of when this is likely to happen.

Costco has had neither the disc nor the digital edition of the PS5 for quite some time. If they do get any new units in, dedicated tracker accounts like @Wario64 or @GYXdeals will be the first to let you know.

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ARGOS UK has been tipped to drop a massive new batch of Playstation5 consoles next week - and Amazon could drop this morning.

It comes after the much-sought console dropped at GAME and Very's UK online stores on Monday and Tuesday.

A huge Playstation 5 restock has long been predicted and it seems like we could finally see a proper supply of consoles on the shelves this month.

The PS5 was released six months ago to critical acclaim but for millions of gamers it has proven almost impossible to get hold of.

Thanks to parts shortages, coronavirus-related delays and then, incredibly, a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal and holding up deliveries, supplies to the UK has been incredibly limited.

BBCIPLAYER SOON TO LAUNCH ON PS5

If, like many of you have been keeping up to date with the latest news from Playstation, you would know BBCiPlayer is soon to have a feature on the PS5, however, whilst there are currently some technical difficulties, there is due to be an app for the iPlayer, which Sony are currently working on.

Hi there, as of yet there are no updates to this issue. We are continuing to work with Sony to bring iPlayer to the PS5. In the meantime, have a look though this FAQ which might improve your iPlayer experience on your TV device - https://t.co/IpkPLvCu2U 😊

HOW TO GET FREE GAMES WITH PS PLUS THIS MONTH

There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month.

The first is a PS5-only offering called Operation: Tango.

It’s described as a co-op spy adventure where you complete missions in a near-future sci-fi world.

It’s available until Monday, July 5.

Then PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown.

It’s an epic 1v1 fighter exclusive to PlayStation, with support for 16-player tournaments.

You can get it until Monday, August 2.

Finally there’s Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a space battle game where you take on the role of a starfighter pilot following the events of the Return of the Jedi.

It’s up for grabs until Monday, July 5.

SONY’S VIRTUAL QUEUE WAS RESERVED FOR PEOPLE WITH EMAIL INVITES ONLY

Many Playstation fans were hoping to get their hands on the rare PS5, however, this time, the virtual queue was held only for people with an email invite.

The PS5 restock today at Sony Direct was limited to people with an email invite and didn’t open up to everyone else left waiting for the scraps of PS5 stock. 

According to PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, this is the first time this has happened – there are usually leftovers.

PS5 OWNERS TO GET EARLY PERKS

PS5 owners can now bag new features earlier than their pals.

Sony has launched a special scheme that gives you special access to upcoming features – BEFORE they go live for everyone else.

Normally new features for gadgets and consoles are trialed internally – and then released to the world.

But some companies will let select users try out features early, to see if they work well.

Sony is doing just that with PS5 updates, and has launched a new PS5 System Software Beta Program.

GAMER NEWS: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED FOR CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release date.

And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

PES 2022 DEMO RELEASED FOR PS5, PS4, XBOX SERIES S/X AND XBOX ONE

Video game creator Konami have released a surprise early PES 2022 demo that uses the Unreal Engine, which Konami is calling an ‘Online Performance Test’ for ‘New Football Game’, and you can download it now for free.

Releasing the demo on Lionel Messi’s 34th Birthday, Konami have caught gamers by surprise by releasing an early demo for PES 2022,

The PES 2022 demo, with Konami are officially calling ‘New Football Game’ in what is a an ‘Online Performance Test’, is built in Unreal Engine, which PES will switch to this year.

For anyone that has managed to get their hands on a news PS5 console, you’re in luck.

Sony have recently launched a new scheme that might interest you. The PlayStation 5 system software beta program gives you first access to test out some of the new upcoming features to see how well they work.

You’ll need to register your interest and you’ll receive an email with all the information and details on how to take part.

BBCIPLAYER SOON TO LAUNCH ON PS5

If, like many of you have been keeping up to date with the latest news from Playstation, you would know BBCiPlayer is soon to have a feature on the PS5, however, whilst there are currently some technical difficulties, there is due to be an app for the iPlayer, which Sony are currently working on.

Hi there, as of yet there are no updates to this issue. We are continuing to work with Sony to bring iPlayer to the PS5. In the meantime, have a look though this FAQ which might improve your iPlayer experience on your TV device - https://t.co/IpkPLvCu2U 😊

PS5 RETAILERS: WHO IS STOCKING THE PS5?

With the PS5 proving very difficult to grab, you can be sure to expand your luck this time by frequently visiting the above retailers

PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

“I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

DIGITAL VS DISK: WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENCES?

When Sony announced it was releasing its all-new gaming console, they forgot to mention they were releasing not one, but two PlayStation 5s. The differences between the two are in fact very minimal. 

The names offer the tell-tale sign of the difference because the only thing that distinguishes the “digital edition” from the “disc edition” (which sony is referring to as the PlayStation 5) is that it doesn’t have a disc drive and it’s less expensive. 

The PlayStation 5 costs £449.99, while the PlayStation 5 digital edition is cheaper at £359.99.

Deciding which one to opt for really does come down to how often you think you’ll need and use the disc drive, if not at all, it might be worth considering the digital edition owing to the fact it’s £90 cheaper.

For anyone that has managed to get their hands on a news PS5 console, you're in luck.

Sony have recently launched a new scheme that might interest you. The PlayStation 5 system software beta program gives you first access to test out some of the new upcoming features to see how well they work.

You’ll need to register your interest and you’ll receive an email with all the information and details on how to take part.

WATCH: BLACK AND RED PS5 DUALSENSE CONTROLLERS UNVEILED BY SONY

PS5 OWNERS TO GET EARLY PERKS

PS5 owners can now bag new features earlier than their pals.

Sony has launched a special scheme that gives you special access to upcoming features – BEFORE they go live for everyone else.

Normally new features for gadgets and consoles are trialed internally – and then released to the world.

But some companies will let select users try out features early, to see if they work well.

Sony is doing just that with PS5 updates, and has launched a new PS5 System Software Beta Program.

HOW TO GET FREE GAMES WITH PS PLUS THIS MONTH

There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month.

The first is a PS5-only offering called Operation: Tango.

It’s described as a co-op spy adventure where you complete missions in a near-future sci-fi world.

It’s available until Monday, July 5.

Then PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown.

It’s an epic 1v1 fighter exclusive to PlayStation, with support for 16-player tournaments.

You can get it until Monday, August 2.

Finally there’s Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a space battle game where you take on the role of a starfighter pilot following the events of the Return of the Jedi.

It’s up for grabs until Monday, July 5.

GAMER NEWS: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED FOR CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release date.

And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

SONY’S VIRTUAL QUEUE WAS RESERVED FOR PEOPLE WITH EMAIL INVITES ONLY

Many Playstation fans were hoping to get their hands on the rare PS5, however, this time, the virtual queue was held only for people with an email invite.

The PS5 restock today at Sony Direct was limited to people with an email invite and didn’t open up to everyone else left waiting for the scraps of PS5 stock. 

According to PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, this is the first time this has happened – there are usually leftovers.

PS5 OWNERS TO GET EARLY PERKS

PS5 owners can now bag new features earlier than their pals.

Sony has launched a special scheme that gives you special access to upcoming features – BEFORE they go live for everyone else.

Normally new features for gadgets and consoles are trialed internally – and then released to the world.

But some companies will let select users try out features early, to see if they work well.

Sony is doing just that with PS5 updates, and has launched a new PS5 System Software Beta Program.

PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

“I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

PS5 RETAILERS: WHO IS STOCKING THE PS5?

With the PS5 proving very difficult to grab, you can be sure to expand your luck this time by frequently visiting the above retailers

HOW TO BUY SONY’S LATEST RELEASE: DUALSENSE CONTROLLERS

While Sony is yet to fix its PS5 supply and demand issues, it has given us the gifts on not one, but two new Dualsense wireless controllers in fresh colours – a Sony product we've all been craving since the PS5 console first released in November.

SONY TO UNVEAL VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET DESIGNED FOR PS5 NEXT YEAR

Sony says it’s working on a new virtual reality headset designed for the PlayStation 5 – and it could be out as early as next year.

The Japanese tech titan has already teased some of the PSVR 2’s specs and capabilities, but is keeping the exact release date a closely guarded secret.

In a recent report, Bloomberg claimed that the PSVR 2 will be released in late 2022.

Sources with inside knowledge of the project told the news site that Sony plans to use Samsung OLED panels in its high-tech headset.

PS5 RETAILERS: WHO IS STOCKING THE PS5?

With the PS5 proving very difficult to grab, you can be sure to expand your luck this time by frequently visiting the above retailers

PS5 stock update as console in stock at one online retailer

Manchester Evening News 25 June, 2021 - 09:47pm

The PS5 is the hottest and most sought-after console of the year - and gamers have been waiting anxiously for it to come back in stock.

Frustrated PlayStation fans have tried different methods to snag the console as quickly as they can before the small quantities released are sold out - often within minutes.

Many websites and services are offering re-stock alerts for consumers to provide them the highest chance of seizing the popular console.

Most online retailers have listed the console as unavailable for the foreseeable future without any indication that they'll be restocked any time soon, Birmingham Live reports.

Companies such as Argos, Game, Amazon, Smyths and Currys PC World are all currently (at time of publishing) not listing any PS5s in stock.

However online retailer OnBuy.com is listing the console for sale - for a price of £749.95 for the disc version.

The digital version is also listed at £668.96 on the website.

According to PS5 Stock UK Argos could also receive a shipment of PS5s this weekend.

They tweeted: "The retailer has indicated a potential standalone restock next week but it is too early to say whether both editions will be in stock, or to comment on stock count."

To order a PS5 from Argos you will have to visit their website and wait for it to become available for orders.

Currently, Sony is selling two versions of its PS5 console, one £100 cheaper than the other.

The £499.99 version grabs the top PS5 with all the bells and whistles, including, 4K Blu-ray drive.

There is also a £399.99 digital edition - but this means you will have to buy all your games off the PlayStation store, potentially missing out on good hard copy deals.

PS5 owners can now buy another PS5… thanks to Sony

TechRadar 25 June, 2021 - 09:17pm

Twitter’s deal maestro Wario64 shared a screenshot that showed he had received an invitation to purchase another console via Sony’s PlayStation Direct program, despite already owning a PS5. This was later corroborated by a number of Reddit users who received the same invitation. 

If you’re lucky enough to receive an invite, you’ll be able to log onto Sony’s online shop and purchase a PS5 without needing to queue or spam the refresh button. You can even add some PS5 accessories to your basket at your leisure, as the console won’t be snapped up at the speed of light by other users.

even though I already have a PS5, Sony just sent me an invite to purchase a console on PS Direct on Wednesday. Which means expect a public queue at around 2 PM PT on June 23rd.I don't know where Sony is pulling the list so don't ask pic.twitter.com/Ffmjl2mfYsJune 21, 2021

It’s unclear whether Sony will recognize if a user has already bought a PS5 when they checkout, but it’s obviously not an ideal situation for those who are still looking to buy a PlayStation 5. It could also lead to scalping, if those who purchase a second PS5 list the consoles on eBay in the hopes of making a profit. 

PS5 stock continues to be hard to come by, with stock drops often selling out in a matter of minutes, despite the console being on sale for over six months. Sony is aiming to accelerate the production of PS5 consoles in the next fiscal year, and is even hoping to outsell the original PlayStation, which managed to shift 22.6 million units per year in its heyday. 

Sony has also revealed that its PlayStation Direct stores will be coming to more regions in the future, which should make buying a PS5 outside of the US a little easier. 

We’re tracking the latest PS5 restocks on TechRadar, and you can follow our dedicated, one-man PS5 tracker Matt Swider so you don’t miss a drop.

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