PS5 Restock Update Is Great News for PlayStation Fans

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After two weeks without the Playstation 5, GameStop and Walmart have finally restocked the coveted console, with other retailers expected to follow suit.

GameStop’s fresh order from Sony, which follows Best Buy’s re-stock on Wednesday, is exclusive to Power Up Rewards Pro members. It’s not confirmed whether the new stock will be available to the general public today, meaning it might be worth it to invest in a Pro membership for $15 a month to get immediate access to the restock. The membership includes perks like like a Game Informer subscription, a $5 reward coupons per month and a 10% extra trade credit on games and accessories.

Like all previous GameStop PS5 drops, the console is being bundled with additional items. The PS5 Bundle ($739) comes with the traditional console, in addition to an extra DualSense controller, a $50 GameStop gift card and two recent PS5 game releases: “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” and “Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart.” The Digital Edition Bundle ($599), which has since sold out, comes with an extra DualSense controller, a 12-month subscription to Playstation Plus, a $50 Playstation Store gift card and a $20 GameStop gift card, in addition to a digital edition console.

Walmart’s package comes with the Sony console and an extra DuelSense wireless controller, for a higher price of $1,061. Target’s restock is already sold out, so you’ll want to get your hands on any one of these bundles fast.

If you’re able to snag one in time, make sure to check out our roundup of the best video games to play on your new console. If you don’t get your hands on the PS5, GameStop is also offering a bundle deal on their XBox Series X, including the Xbox console, an extra wireless controller, “F1 2021,” a $20 GameStop gift card, and a 3-month Xbox GamePass Ultimate membership.

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PS5 Restock Update for Amazon, Walmart, Target, PS Direct, GameStop, Antonline and More

Newsweek 17 July, 2021 - 04:10am

Below is a breakdown of the latest PS5 restock information.

At the time of writing, GameStop has just released new PS5 units, with priority access being given to their "PowerPro Rewards" members.

The timing of this makes sense, given that the merchant's last restock was exactly two weeks ago and they tend to replenish their inventory on a fortnightly basis.

While "PowerPro Rewards" members will take precedence over other customers, it is expected that the virtual queue will eventually open for everybody else, so you could be in with a chance if you are quick enough.

Walmart is another potential candidate for a restock today, with industry analysts forecasting that it will be selling Sony's next-generation console at 3 p.m. ET.

You can technically find a PS5 on their website already. However, the units listed this morning are being traded by third-party resellers, who will charge you a vastly inflated price.

For example, there are multiple PS5s on the Walmart website right now that are going for upwards of $900, which is far more than the $499 recommended manufacturer's price.

To get a better deal, it's sensible to just wait until the official restock, which will hopefully occur at 3 p.m. today.

One merchant that we can confirm is definitely restocking this week in PS Direct.

Sony's official storefront has already sent out email notifications to a handful of randomly selected customers, inviting them to purchase a PS5 tomorrow (Friday, 16 July) at 3 p.m. ET. Following a period of exclusivity for these chosen shoppers, the virtual queue should then open for the rest of the public about 2 hours later, although it is worth pointing out that this isn't always guaranteed to happen.

Assuming that the virtual queue does actually open for everyone this time, it will likely be at 5 p.m. ET.

As we predicted in our previous update, Best Buy did restock on PS5s this week when it released new units on Wednesday, July 14.

This latest batch went up a little before 3 p.m. ET and included both the disc and digital editions of the hardware. The former units were priced at the standard $499, while the latter could be picked up for $399.

Both versions have since sold out, meaning that you can no longer order a PS5 from Best Buy. There is usually at least a fortnight between their restocks, so you should expect the next one around July 28.

Antonline also restocked on PS5s yesterday, offering an $829 bundle that shipped with a variety of accessories and games.

The package included an extra controller, a HD camera, a 12-month PS Plus membership, and copies of both Demon's Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales. Antonline reportedly sold out of these bundles within the space of 2 minutes, so you had to be very quick on the draw.

To make sure that you get early notice for the next Antonline restock and can beat the crowds, follow dedicated console trackers like @Wario64 and @GYXdeals on Twitter.

PS5s are available from independent resellers on the Amazon marketplace but, as with Walmart, these are incredibly expensive and can reach costs of up to $949.

If you disregard these overpriced units (which you probably should) then you will be unable to add a PS5 to your Amazon basket, as the outlet hasn't replenished its official inventory since June.

To purchase any popular electronic from Newegg (whether it is a next-gen console or a computer part), you will need to enter what is known as a "Shuffle" draw.

These are basically lotteries that the outlet uses for distributing its more in-demand products. If you are lucky enough to be selected in one of these raffles, then you will be given the chance to purchase your desired item.

The last time that a PlayStation 5 was included in a "Newegg Shuffles" was Friday, July 9.

To be alerted when the next lottery draw opens, follow @Wario64 and @GYXdeals on Twitter.

Target was selling PS5s on Friday, July 9. Given how recent that was, it's unlikely that they will have any more units for at least another week.

You are currently unable to purchase any version of the PS5 from Costco and console trackers are unsure when this might change.

For immediate updates on Costco's PS5 stock, follow the likes of @Wario64 and @GYXdeals.

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PS5 restock: GameStop, Best Buy and Target – when PS5 will restock next

TechRadar 17 July, 2021 - 04:10am

The Sony Direct PS5 restock today was for those with an invite, but our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider will send you an alert about the next restock

PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider has helped 57,500 people buy a next-gen console in 2021 with his tireless 24/7 tracking, in-stock Twitter alerts and exclusive restock reporting.

The PS5 restock dates at GameStop (yesterday), Best Buy (Wednesday), and Target (last Friday) had PlayStation 5 consoles scooped up by the followers of our 24/7 PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert when a restock happens – if you follow his account and turn on notifications. There was a Sony Direct PS5 restock today, but the virtual queue this afternoon was limited to people who received an email invite. That's why we're tracking more restock events in the US for our followers. 

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

Don't buy from other Twitter users – which are all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No one will legitimate sell a PS5 for just $550.

Click on the PS5 restock GameStop alert that Matt Swider sent out this week in order to follow and turn on notifications (it's that little bell icon).

There's been a Best Buy PS5 restock every full week in the past month (not counting the short 4th of July week in which there were almost no PS5 restock events), but the date and time of the Best Buy restock has shifted every single time – which is why you need our alerts. This last week the PS5 restock was on Wednesday.

Best Buy typically has both PS5 Digital and Disc for sale with the PS5 console by itself, but as always, this online order confused some people because they needed to buy it by selecting your local store (there's no shipment option and no, you can't buy PS5 in Best Buy stores yet). This means not every location has inventory and not all of Matt Swider's followers were able to get the console this past week.

The GameStop PS5 restock date is every 10 and 15 days, and it offers one of the best ways to buy the PlayStation 5 because it offers bundles. This turns off resellers who can't easily profit off readily available games and accessories, and that's a good thing for real gamers who are still on the hunt for a PS5 console. GameStop is also limiting early access to its PS5 restock events to its Power Rewards Pro members, which costs $15 a year, further thinning out the heard.

Going by that time table, the next PS5 restock at GameStop should be late next week (from Wednesday to Friday) or early the week after (Monday to Wednesday), if the US game retailer sticks to its usual pattern. Look for an alert similar to this one.

We've also been doing a GameStop PS5 restock live stream since the store send out early word about its stock updates and timing. Here's the latest video in which you coached people through the restock event live.

The Walmart PS5 restock date and time is July 22 at 3pm EDT, if the retailer holds to its usual pattern of launching new orders on a Thursday (but not every Thursday). We didn't see a restock of the PS5 on Walmart this past week, as Nintendo swooped in with Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders and controlled the narrative.

That means any PS5 console inventory that Walmart has been building will release on another day, and if the American retail chain has been doing Thursday afternoon restocks (almost always at 3pm EDT), then there's a good chance it'll be next week.

The Sony Direct PS5 restock is today, July 16, exactly one month since the last Sony Direct PS5 restock – well, the last restock everyone was invited to participate in. The Sony Direct virtual queue doesn't always open up to everyone (see: the June 23 restock that was limited to people with that Sony Direct email invite and left everyone else hanging).

Everyone who got the email invite on Wednesday in advance of Sony Direct restock today has been asked to click a link in their email (one-time use) today at 3pm EDT / 12pm PDT. For everyone else, Sony usually opens up a second virtual queue at 5pm EDT / 2pm PDT – if there are leftover consoles. Given the fact we've seen hundreds of people buy a PS5 from this open-to-everyone queue, there's a good chance it'll happen at 5pm EDT.

Here's the Sony Direct PS5 restock Twitter alert to look out for.

There were two PS5 restock events at Antonline this week: one on Wednesday and another today, July 16 for a giant games-filled bundle. You're going to spend more money, but games and accessories are often included in these 

The good thing about the Antonline PS5 restock is that everything is at face value, so you're not paying a premium for just the console like you would a reseller. The retail site doesn't mess around with the add-to-cart button (meaning once orders open, the checkout process is first-come, first-serve) and Antonline ships the PS5 quickly. It just lasts two minutes in stock, so you'll need our alerts.

🚨🚨🚨PS5 restock 🐜 ANTonline 🐜♻️RT this + follow @mattswider for instant Xbox & PlayStation 5 updatesAll PS5 bundle options tip: bundles are higher in $, yes, but they remain in stock longerJuly 16, 2021

The Target PS5 restock just happened last Friday, so we don't expect there to be another for a week or two. Target went three weeks without a restock of the PlayStation 5, so it's safe to assume it needs way more than a single week to move inventory through its warehouses and to individual stores. There have been a few Target PS5 Digital restocks on Monday and Tuesday, the theory being it's at stores that got late shipments of the restock last week.

In 2021, the Target PS5 restock date has always been on a Wednesday or Thursday – except for this past week in which is happened on a Friday (maybe because of the 4th of July holiday). It's also usually at 7:40am EDT, but the PS5 Disc went on sale at 7:07am EDT, which is why we always advise checking for our alert during the 7am EDT hour. Again, no PS5 restock date is expected from Target this week.

Update: We haven't seena. PS5 restock from Newegg yet this week, so there's a good chance it'll be next week.

The true Newegg PS5 restock is part of its Newegg Shuffle, not the individual console product pages where the prices are well beyond MSRP care of third-party resellers. Newegg Shuffle is the retailer's popular products lottery in which is raffles the ability to purchase GPU, CPU and console items daily – often in bundle form.

The PS5 console doesn't always make it into the selection. In fact, we've been seeing it as part of the Newegg Shuffle every other week. We'll send out an alert daily before the two-hour window in which the Newegg Shuffle period is open for new entries (usually the time is from 11am EDT to 1pm EDT).

The next Sam's Club PS5 restock date is likely next month since we just saw a restock in the early mornings hours of Friday from the Walmart-owned club store. We don't see Sam's Club offer many PS5 bundles week-to-week, but the benefit to this store, as opposed to Costco, for example, is that you don't have to be a member – you can pay a small fee to buy the console and checkout as a guest.

With Sam's Club restock dates being so rare, we don't advise staying up until 1am EDT every night in order to snag the PS5. However, that's been the most popular time from Sam's Club since launch and we'll send out an alert via our Twitter tracker like the one you see below.

Costco doesn't restock PS5 often – maybe once a month – and it's limited to Costco members, which is actually a good thing if you're a paid member. Even then, it sells out of its bundles just as quickly as Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart. This is due to the fact that its bundles are at face value for the games and accessories. You'll have less than three minutes on most Costco PS5 restock dates to get the console.

Our PS5 restock alerts for Costco, like the one below, is a good reason to tracker the PlayStation 5 with us on Twitter. It can crop up at any moment. 

Monday, July 12, could be slow, as are always Monday restock events. But we're still tracking  PS5 24/7 at a dozen retailers in the US. We're working overtime to help out the 750,000 followers of Matt Swider, all trying to buy the PS5. It's actually gotten easier to find PS5 in stock during the summer months (it's still not what we'd consider easy), but we don't expect that to last. By the end of September, every parent will want PS5 for the kid during Christmas, so we suggest trying to get it before Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

We'll continue to update PS5 restock news at more retailers gain inventory of the Sony console. Of the main retailers in the US, GameStop has become the easiest to buy the console from thanks to its bundles that turn off resellers. Even then, it sells out consistently without everyone being able to buy it, accordingly to the vocal followers of PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider.

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GameStop Restocks PS5 Bundles for Pro Members | Game Rant

GameRant 17 July, 2021 - 04:10am

GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro members get first dibs on this PS5 restock. It's unclear at the time of this writing if those who aren't signed up for the PowerUp Rewards service will have a chance to get their hands on a PS5 console bundle or not. The GameStop PS5 bundle restock went live at 8am PT and will likely sell out within minutes, so PowerUp Rewards members will want to act fast and those who aren't signed up may want to keep an eye on GameStop's site just in case.

There are two PS5 console bundles available for GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro members. The first GameStop PS5 bundle is priced at $739.96 and comes with a PlayStation 5 disc console, physical copies of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, an extra DualSense controller, and a $50 GameStop gift card. This isn't too far off from how much customers would have to pay for the prices individually, so it's not a bad price.

The other GameStop PS5 bundle comes with the PS5 Digital Edition console, priced at $599.97. It includes an extra DualSense controller, a 12-month PlayStation Plus subscription, a $50 PlayStation Store gift card, and a $20 GameStop gift card. Both PS5 console bundles will only be available while supplies last and GameStop shoppers that are signed up for the PowerUp Rewards program get first dibs.

Those who aren't sure which console they should try to get should note the differences between the standard PS5 console and the PS5 Digital Edition. In terms of power, the consoles are effectively the same. The only difference is that the standard PS5 has a disc drive whereas the Digital Edition does not. This means that anyone with PS4 discs won't be able to use them on their PlayStation 5 if they purchase the Digital Edition, though they should still be able to access their library of digital PS4 games on the new console.

PS5 supply shortages are expected to continue into next year, so those who want a slightly better chance at getting their hands on the console may very well want to consider signing up for the GameStop PowerUp Rewards Pro program. While it may be too late to really take advantage of this particular offer, it's likely that there will be future early access opportunities in the weeks and months ahead.

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