PS5 Restock: Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target & More Expected to Drop This Week – September 20-26

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Gaming INTEL 19 September, 2021 - 05:13am 15 views

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, Walmart, Best Buy and more

The new PS5 update has finally fixed one of the console's most annoying issues. Like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 is far from a perfect console, complete with design flaws and plagued by obvious oversight. Thankfully, many of these issues can be fixed with firmware updates. To this end, the new PS5 update has finally added the ability to disable the screenshot icon, which has been ruining many screenshots since the launch of the PS5, and it means you can take multiple screen-grabs in a row without the icon getting in the way. Previously, if you took a rapid succession of screenshots, the screenshot icons would pile up on the side and essentially photobomb the screen-grab. Fixing this may not seem like a big deal, but it's actually being celebrated by many on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere.

With photo modes as popular as they are -- and with first-party PlayStation games leading the charge in this regard -- it's odd PlayStation thought this was ever a good idea, but nonetheless it's been fixed. That said, this is just the tip of the iceberg of the update. For everything else it does, click here.

At the moment of publishing, it's unclear if this option needs to be turned on or is the default. Whatever the case, if you notice it, know you can turn it off in the settings.

For more coverage on all things PS5 -- including all of the latest news, all of the latest rumors, and all of the latest leaks -- click here or check out the relevant links right below:

As always, feel free to hit the comments section with your thoughts or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Have you been taking a lot of screenshots on the PS5?

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‘Deathloop’ Is A Critical Hit, But How Are Sales?

Forbes 20 September, 2021 - 03:53am

The new PS5 update has finally fixed one of the console's most annoying issues. Like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 is far from a perfect console, complete with design flaws and plagued by obvious oversight. Thankfully, many of these issues can be fixed with firmware updates. To this end, the new PS5 update has finally added the ability to disable the screenshot icon, which has been ruining many screenshots since the launch of the PS5, and it means you can take multiple screen-grabs in a row without the icon getting in the way. Previously, if you took a rapid succession of screenshots, the screenshot icons would pile up on the side and essentially photobomb the screen-grab. Fixing this may not seem like a big deal, but it's actually being celebrated by many on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere.

With photo modes as popular as they are -- and with first-party PlayStation games leading the charge in this regard -- it's odd PlayStation thought this was ever a good idea, but nonetheless it's been fixed. That said, this is just the tip of the iceberg of the update. For everything else it does, click here.

At the moment of publishing, it's unclear if this option needs to be turned on or is the default. Whatever the case, if you notice it, know you can turn it off in the settings.

For more coverage on all things PS5 -- including all of the latest news, all of the latest rumors, and all of the latest leaks -- click here or check out the relevant links right below:

As always, feel free to hit the comments section with your thoughts or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Have you been taking a lot of screenshots on the PS5?

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

Deathloop PC update adds more descriptive crash messaging, fixes issues with achievements

VG247 20 September, 2021 - 03:53am

The new PS5 update has finally fixed one of the console's most annoying issues. Like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 is far from a perfect console, complete with design flaws and plagued by obvious oversight. Thankfully, many of these issues can be fixed with firmware updates. To this end, the new PS5 update has finally added the ability to disable the screenshot icon, which has been ruining many screenshots since the launch of the PS5, and it means you can take multiple screen-grabs in a row without the icon getting in the way. Previously, if you took a rapid succession of screenshots, the screenshot icons would pile up on the side and essentially photobomb the screen-grab. Fixing this may not seem like a big deal, but it's actually being celebrated by many on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere.

With photo modes as popular as they are -- and with first-party PlayStation games leading the charge in this regard -- it's odd PlayStation thought this was ever a good idea, but nonetheless it's been fixed. That said, this is just the tip of the iceberg of the update. For everything else it does, click here.

At the moment of publishing, it's unclear if this option needs to be turned on or is the default. Whatever the case, if you notice it, know you can turn it off in the settings.

For more coverage on all things PS5 -- including all of the latest news, all of the latest rumors, and all of the latest leaks -- click here or check out the relevant links right below:

As always, feel free to hit the comments section with your thoughts or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Have you been taking a lot of screenshots on the PS5?

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

You should play Deathloop on the PS5 for the best experience

Tom's Guide 20 September, 2021 - 03:53am

The new PS5 update has finally fixed one of the console's most annoying issues. Like the Xbox Series X, the PS5 is far from a perfect console, complete with design flaws and plagued by obvious oversight. Thankfully, many of these issues can be fixed with firmware updates. To this end, the new PS5 update has finally added the ability to disable the screenshot icon, which has been ruining many screenshots since the launch of the PS5, and it means you can take multiple screen-grabs in a row without the icon getting in the way. Previously, if you took a rapid succession of screenshots, the screenshot icons would pile up on the side and essentially photobomb the screen-grab. Fixing this may not seem like a big deal, but it's actually being celebrated by many on Twitter, Reddit, and elsewhere.

With photo modes as popular as they are -- and with first-party PlayStation games leading the charge in this regard -- it's odd PlayStation thought this was ever a good idea, but nonetheless it's been fixed. That said, this is just the tip of the iceberg of the update. For everything else it does, click here.

At the moment of publishing, it's unclear if this option needs to be turned on or is the default. Whatever the case, if you notice it, know you can turn it off in the settings.

For more coverage on all things PS5 -- including all of the latest news, all of the latest rumors, and all of the latest leaks -- click here or check out the relevant links right below:

As always, feel free to hit the comments section with your thoughts or, alternatively, hit me up on Twitter @Tyler_Fischer_ and let me know over there. Have you been taking a lot of screenshots on the PS5?

Copyright 2021 ComicBook.com. All rights reserved.

Xbox Series X/S Restock: Best Buy, Microsoft, Antonline, Walmart, & More Expected to Drop This Week – September 20-26

Gaming INTEL 20 September, 2021 - 03:53am

September hasn’t been a great month for Xbox restocks so far. In fact, for the first time since the console’s launch back in November 2020, it’s probably harder to get hold of a Series X than a PS5 right now!

Recently, Microsoft put a lot of time and effort into its Limited Edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X devices.

But now that the Halo Xbox Series X pre-orders appear to be over, regular consoles aren’t appearing again all too quickly.

And with Xbox about to announce another major studio acquisition, there’s going to be more reason than ever to buy a Series X/S! After all, Bethesda games being exclusive to the platform now is a blow to PlayStation fans everywhere.

And without further ado, here are all the Xbox Series X/S restock drops we know about from September 20-26.

Recently, a leaked email revealed a massive Xbox Series X restock at Best Buy coming this week. It seems that the major retailer has been quiet for a reason, and this could be one of the biggest drops we’ve ever seen for the next-gen console.

It seems that Best Buy may well be adopting Target’s sales method, where buyers get to place an order online for curbside pick up. LordOfRestocks reports that Best Buy also appears to be attempting a new anti-scalper queue system that will prevent users from buying an Xbox if they’ve done so before.

Early reports indicate that some stores have over 100 Xbox Series X units to sell! If this proves correct, we expect that a lot of Xbox fans will be in for a good day later this week.

Week after week, Microsoft continues to go live with Xbox Series X/S stock, making the store one of the most reliable places to buy your console. Of course, it makes sense for the Xbox manufacturer to have first dibs on stock to sell, but that’s not always the case.

For the last 2 weeks, Microsoft has been one of the few stores to actually have the Series X in stock. And we expect that more restocks are on the way.

Lately, Antonline has been putting new Xbox drops online almost every week. However, for the last 2 drops, the online retailer has been limited to Series S stock only.

We expect that another Xbox Series X restock will arrive this week. Bear in mind that if it does, you’ll need to pay a slightly higher price for the company’s console bundles.

We’ve seen evidence that Xbox bundles do prevent scalpers from snatching up the stock early, at least.

Excitingly, Antonline is also confirming that it will have the Limited Edition Halo Infinite Xbox Series X in stock for pre-order too!

Although Walmart didn’t have an Xbox Series X/S restock last week, the store has consistently been dropping next-gen consoles. However, it’s worth noting that Walmart appears to be selling consoles that it doesn’t have yet.

If Walmart does drop stock again this week, buying it will effectively put you on a waiting list for a Series X/S. Expect to be waiting for a few weeks for your new purchase to ship.

Also bear in mind that while Walmart does drop stock regularly, its new Press & Hold button system is causing problems.

Although GameStop did assure us that another pre-order of the Halo Infinite Xbox Series X and Wireless Elite Controller Series 2 was on the way, it’s been quiet in recent weeks.

However, last week the retailer did have Xbox Series X consoles available, albeit only through the All Access deal. We hope that GameStop returns with another Xbox restock this coming week.

You’ll likely need to be a PowerUp Rewards Pro member if you want to take advantage of any upcoming drops here though. Signing up for the membership will give you not only early notice about restocks but also the ability to buy them before the general public.

Recently, Target made big changes to its next-gen restocks, which will hopefully lead to more consoles being available at the major retailer.

Be sure to check your local stores regularly, as Target no longer drops in nationwide restocks like other retailers. Instead, the Target site will have Xbox Series X/S stock available as soon as it arrives in-store.

Finally, we come to Amazon, the single most unpredictable of all the retailers. Recently, Amazon has been making edits to its Halo Infinite Xbox Series X page, with no sign of putting pre-orders live.

On top of that, Amazon recently had 2 separate PS5 restocks, without putting Xbox stock live at any point. We hope this will change in the very near future, but there’s no way to tell when it might happen.

That’s all we know about the Xbox Series X/S restock wave from September 20-26 for now! We’ll be sure to update this page with more details as they arrive.

In the meantime, be sure to check out the new leaked gameplay for the Saints Row reboot! It looks far better than the game’s first reveal trailer, that’s for sure.

Meanwhile, Xbox Game Pass is getting 13 new games before the end of the month! Be sure to check them out for yourself.

Deathloop's Use of the DualSense Bodes Well for Xbox Release

GameRant 20 September, 2021 - 03:53am

As we edge ever closer to the anniversary of the PS5 release date, the next-gen console is still in incredibly short supply. We do get new PS5 drops with each passing week, of course, but each one is extremely limited and sells out fast.

It’s been a big week for PlayStation news, however! Sony has now officially unveiled its Pulse 3D Wireless Headset in Midnight Black, for all those yet to experience 3D audio.

On top of that, new rumors of a Horizon Zero Dawn PSVR 2 game are surfacing once again!

And with the newest PS4 update bricking last-gen consoles, perhaps more gamers than ever will be on the PS5 hunt this week.

Thankfully, we have more than a few PS5 restocks coming between September 20-26.

Recently, a leaked email revealed a massive PS5 and Xbox Series X restock at Best Buy coming this week. It seems that the major retailer has been quiet for a reason, and this could be one of the biggest drops we’ve ever seen for next-gen consoles.

Right now, rumors suggest that Best Buy will be adopting Target’s sales method, where gamers can place an order online for curbside pick up. On top of that, LordOfRestocks reports that Best Buy appears to be attempting a new anti-scalper queue system that will prevent users from buying a PS5 if they’ve done so before.

The September 23 date specified in the email isn’t set in stone, but we’d definitely recommend keeping an eye on the stock tracker this Thursday.

Last week, we got yet another GameStop PS5 restock. For whatever reason, it seems as though the major retailer has new drops ready to go with almost every passing week.

Of course, when GameStop does go live, it will only drop stock for PowerUp Rewards Pro members these days.

Signing up for the membership will give you early notice about upcoming drops, as well as the chance to buy a PS5 for yourself.

If you’re wondering why Walmart always seems to be dropping new next-gen stock, the answer is simple. Walmart appears to sell PS5 consoles that it doesn’t actually have.

This week, Walmart trialed a new, surprise stock drop in the middle of the night, which certainly caught buyers off-guard. But when you’re buying from the major retailer, you can often expect a significant wait before getting hold of your new purchase.

It seems that some Walmart stores have PS5 stock for walk-ins too, but this is certainly dependent on area. But it’s always worth checking in on your local store to avoid dealing with Walmart’s awful Press & Hold button system.

It’s been a couple of weeks since our last Target restock, and we expect the retailer to go live once more before the end of September. However, we’re not certain yet whether or not Target will have saved up enough stock for a drop this coming week.

Thankfully, it appears that Target restock drops are back and here to stay. In the past, this was always one of our go-to retailers for PS5 restocks, and we’re eagerly awaiting the next time they go live.

Lately, PlayStation Direct has been fairly reliable when it comes to PS5 drops. 2 weeks ago, the online store was one of the only places to have the console in stock, and it went live with another massive drop last week too.

In fact, Matt Swider reports that around 5x the number of invites went out for the September 16 drop when compared to usual Direct restocks.

Now that a new PS5 redesign is appearing in stores, we wonder if stock levels are on the rise.

As an online-only retailer, Antonline is one of the most consistent next-gen console restockers out there. In the last two weeks we’ve seen PS5 Disc and Digital drops appear on the site.

We’re not so certain that Antonline will have more to offer this week, but we recommend turning notifications on for the site’s official Twitter account.

Bear in mind that Antonline does always drop PS5 consoles as part of a bundle – so you’ll be paying more for the next-gen unit. That said, Antonline’s bundles do help stop scalpers from snatching up the stock first.

With Amazon being a rather unpredictable retailer, it’s impossible to say for sure that PS5 stock won’t arrive this week. However, the online store recently went live with 2 consecutive weeks of restocks, which is relatively unheard of.

We imagine that Amazon is done with drops until October at earliest, but we’ll continue to keep our eyes peeled for now. Be sure to watch those stock trackers carefully in the coming weeks!

That’s everything we know about the PS5 restock wave from September 20-26 right now. We’ll add in any further information as we learn about it in the coming week.

In other news, we just got a major Saints Row gameplay leak and it looks FAR better than its Gamescom trailer.

And PS5 owners can finally upgrade their SSD storage, so consider picking up some extra storage space with your console!

As we arrive in the second half of September, how far do you agree with Sony’s claims that PS5 stock issues are coming to an end?

PS5 Restock Schedule For September 20-26: Biggest Drops to Come in GameStop, Walmart, and MORE

Tech Times 20 September, 2021 - 03:53am

For the Sept.20 to 26 schedule, PlayStation 5 fans will now have a chance to score a good price for PS5. You can also check the newest Midnight Black Pulse 3D wireless headset to amp your 3D-sound listening experience.

Without further ado, let's immediately dive into the latest PS5 restock news. Watch out for these stores that will go live soon.

For this week, we are uncertain that the Amazon retailer would release PS5 consoles for the upcoming week. While there's a little chance for a drop, pay attention to the time when the store went live for the restock.

At this moment, we assume that Amazon will roll out PS5 next month. It's probably because Amazon is focused on the October drop so watch out for the PS5 restock updates in the stop.

Somehow, we have seen a faithful number of followers who have gone to PlayStation Direct to purchase the elusive next-gen console. Two weeks have already passed since this retailer went live.

Last week, we witnessed a huge PS5 restock in the store. According to the popular PS5 tracker, Matt Swider, there were more invitations during Sept.16 than the previous restock wave.

If the rumors are true about the upcoming PS5 Pro, we could potentially spot the next console restocks this week.

PS5 buyers are completely baffled following a controversial email about the huge restocks for both PS5 and Xbox Series X in this retailer.

Best Buy has been silent so far about PlayStation 5. What could happen on Sept.23 might be the most anticipated "big" restock event that we have waited for so long.

As per Lord Restocks, Best Buy might transition into a new sales method that Target is currently using. The retailer will reportedly stick to the anti-scalper queue system for those who have purchased PS5 before.

GameStop has been consistent in giving what's best for the consumers. Every week, it seems that the retailer is in perfect attendance when it comes to PS5 restock.

If it goes live this week, those who have signed up for PowerUp Rewards Pro will benefit the most. What you should do to score a console is to sign up early for its membership.

The rumors about Walmart's PlayStation 5 restock seems to be taking on the right place. This week, there's a possibility that we could see PS5 consoles in this shop.

Apparently, you need to be a night owl to get a console from Walmart. A sudden restock could happen at midnight without you knowing that's why we recommend you to stay alert.

Some Walmart branches offer walk-in service and you might visit these areas for a moment.

Before September ends, PS5 restock on Target is next to possibility. If you are looking for a PlayStation 5 console in this shop, September 20-26 will be the right time for your task.

While Target drops were hard to obtain in the past, it seems that the retailer is back on track once again. Once it goes live, never miss this opportunity to pass for another time.

Lastly, Antonline appears to be ready for some PS5 restocks for the following week. In the past two weeks, we saw that it has released PS5 Digital and PS5 Disc for the buyers, as per Gaming Intel.

Watch for Antonline bundles since you can save more money by purchasing them.

For UK residents, many retailers have dropped restocks for Xbox Series X recently.

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Exclusive: PS5 and Xbox Series X restock at Best Buy stores this week – and we have proof

TechRadar 20 September, 2021 - 03:45am

TechRadar can confirm that – for the first time in 2021 – Best Buy will sell PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles in stores, according to multiple sources.

Here's how to know when the next PS5 and Xbox restock will happen:

When? Follow our PS5 and Xbox restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider and turn on notifications for instant restock news. It's the fastest way to get PS5 and Xbox stock updates.

Never buy from other Twitter users – ever. They're all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No one will sell a PS5 or Xbox for just $550.

How to get the email invite? Sign up for Matt's Monday newsletter to find out how to open yourself up to Sony's email invite list. He details the steps weekly (on Monday mornings).

The last PS5 restock date at Best Buy was August 12, which was 39 days ago, as of Monday, September 20. This gap came after the retailer had almost weekly stock of the Sony console, fooling everyone into thinking Best Buy restocked every week. It's been ever longer since it has sold Microsoft's Xbox Series X if you don't count the Halo Infinite-themed console, last selling the regular Xbox Series X on July 14.

It turns out, those overdue shipments of both consoles started filtering into stores late last week. This is a switch from how it worked before: Best Buy would normally hold PS5 and Xbox at regional warehouses and ship to stores only after online purchases were made. Customers, after ordering online, would pick up their consoles three to five days later in Best Buy stores. There was transit and processing lag stemming from when it went from warehouse and to store.

This week, however, with consoles being stockpiled in stores, that closes the gap, so you won't have to wait those three to five days for your pickup. If the purchase happens in person (there's still some debate around that, as Best Buy hasn't sent out final directions), it would make it harder for bots to scoop up the PS5 and Xbox console inventory from Best Buy's vulnerable online ordering system.

Best Buy's order system made it the most frustrating store when trying to buy a next-gen console. Its directions were never clear ("We're having everyone go through one more step" without telling you that the one more step is just to wait without refreshing the page. Oops.). Bots didn't have any problem with this: reseller bots were able to open multiple windows, dive into page source code and determine the best page with the lowest secret queue timer to scoop up and checkout with hundreds of consoles. The add-to-cart odds weren't in your favor.

So how will it work now? Follow PS5 and Xbox restock tracker Matt Swider for the latest updates because we're still hearing about how Best Buy is arranging things – final instructions haven't been sent to employees. But our Best Buy sources suspect you'll have to line up early Thursday morning, while leaked emails from Best Buy, if real, hint at online orders with same-day pickup either at the front door or curbside. Either would be a switch to the previous process.

Our sources indicate that it will mimic how Best Buy restock Nvidia GPU cards three times over the summer. Select Best Buy stores will have stock of PS5 Disc, PS5 Digital and Xbox Series X, according to those sources. One of the stores we checked in with had just over 50 of PS5 Disc and Xbox Series X, and we're told by other stores that seems like a low number compared to stores in major metropolitan areas.

First, no, Best Buy will not ship the PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles to your doorstep. That hasn't happened in 2021 at the retailer, and we don't expect things to change in 2021. Best Buy already has enough problems with bots given its vulnerable ordering system, so not having people show up to claim their console would be even more problematic than the previous order online with in-store pick-up process.

Second, there's been talk of a revamped online ordering system to buy the PS5 and Xbox and then claim it in person in stores, but our sources don't have that information so far, at least not for Thursday, September 23. This is why we're asking people to follow Matt Swider for alerts, in case the online system happens in time, saving you from camping for a PS5 or Xbox for hours.

If Best Buy went down this route, it would act more like Target with same-day pickups, which would be an improvement since the three- to five-day wait to ship consoles from warehouses would be flattened given the fact that TechRadar can confirm that consoles are in stock in the backrooms of Best Buy stores right now.

But right now, we're being told that people will have to wait in line early in the morning, by 7am or 7:30am local time, like so many did for Nvidia GPU restocks. If that information changes, we'll update this article and notify you on Twitter.

No more resellers and bots, right? It seems great at first blush, and everyone who gets shut out of Best Buy PS5 and Xbox restocks asks us why they're not held in person.

Here's the reason: it's no better. The grass is no greener. Each time we've attended a Best Buy restock of GPUs (remember, it hasn't had the PS5 and Xbox Series X on sale in stores in 2021, which is why this is big news today), there's pure chaos, as evidenced by our PS5 restock and Xbox Series X restock tracker tweet below:

For some parts of the United States, things went smoothly. For others, like New York City, resellers showed up, planted themselves first in line and bought all of the inventory. How fast did these GPUs sell? Before the purchase was even made. They were pre-sold on StockX or eBay and no one got the GPU they wanted for gaming. 

Through our on-the-ground reporting, we identified the first person in line who actually wanted the coveted RTX 3080 (the most popular graphics card on sale at Best Buy that day) for gaming purposes. They for No. 20 in line and had a chance.

Moments before the first paper tickets were being handed out by Best Buy managers, that No. 20 in line became No. 40 in line due to last-second line jumpers – "friends" of the people waiting it out in the front of the line, all of whom claimed to have always been there. It turned into a chaotic scene that was not only unfair (an 11-year-old cried) but involved a lot of pushing, shoving and shouting.

The profit margins on the PS5 and Xbox Series X are big, but not as dramatic as Nvidia GPUs. So we'll have to see how this Best Buy in-store restock goes when it comes to ensuring everyone gets their console of choice fairly and safely.

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