PS5 restock for Monday: our new console stock tracker – when it’ll go on sale
PS5 restock early Monday update: We are tracking PS5 restock efforts at retailers in the US and, as predicted, we didn’t see any new stock of the console this weekend. The good news is that Monday and Tuesday sound much more promising, and we’re tracking PS5 restock on Twitter today.
Follow us for alerts on when to buy PS5 next – it has worked for Twitter users.
PS5 restock sold out at Best Buy. About 35% of my tweet replies are from people who got it! Shocking! 😮Follow & ♻️RT me + @techradar for instant PlayStation 5 tracking alerts 🚨 pic.twitter.com/S6fZmFGbDYFebruary 19, 2021
Monday seems likely for a PS5 restock, with Target heavily rumored to have console inventory. At the start of last week, we saw Amazon offer it (last Monday was a holiday, so Tuesday was the first day of that week). Could Target come through with a similar surprise?
We’re tracking PS5 restock from 12 different major retailers in the US, and while we don’t have definitive date and time for the next PS5 drop, we can see a pattern. Last week, we saw PS5 restocks four times: Amazon on Tuesday, Sony Direct on Wednesday, Antonline and Best Buy both on Friday.
That’s four times you could have bought the PS5, and we instantly tweeted about the restocks all four times. As you’ll see below, many people walked away with the console.
PS5 restock for Monday and the dates last in stock
Tip 1: Follow us for our PS5 restock Twitter updates above. You’ll get notifications on where you buy it next. We aim to tweet about new stock the first minute it becomes available to buy. It really does work, according to real PS5 buyers:
This makes me happy. I’ve been seeing similar replies all night. The rest of you will get that PS5 restock too, and I’ll be happy to have played a small part. ❤️💪🏻 https://t.co/TtalBIhv1SFebruary 20, 2021
Tip 2: Tell us if you had success via Twitter. This helps people know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to successfully securing a PS5 after out Twitter tracking.
The best retailers for PS5 restock in the US
We’re tracking PS5 inventory at trusted US retailers – if you see something that’s too good to be true it probably is. Don’t get duped. We’re looking at the official Sony Direct store, GameStop, Walmart, Target and Best Buy among a few others. There are 12 different stores, and all of them are selling the PS5 at its normal MSRP. No relying on PS5 scalpers and unknown resellers.
GameStop PS5 advantage: This storied US retailer sells PS5 bundles at a slightly higher price (but still face value for everything). All those resellers trying to turn a profit have to sell easy-to-buy games at full price. That’s a much harder resell opportunity for them – and a benefit to actual gamers.
Amazon PS5 restock time: We have seen Amazon sell PS5 randomly at all sorts of times, but more often than not it’s at 3am EST / 12am PST. That’s a very specific PS5 restock time in line with when Amazon always launches its fresh everyday deals. No, there’s no discount on the console, but it does get lumped into their page refresh.
Sony Direct PS5 ground rules: Remember, whenever the PS5 restock in the US happens from Sony (usually Tuesday to Friday, typically in the afternoons to early evenings), it’ll send you into a virtual queue and it’s choosing people at random to buy the much-sought-after video game console. You’re not guaranteed to get one.
As we always warn, getting into the Sony Direct queue doesn’t mean you’ll find the console in stock. Most people will see “more than an hour wait” from the estimated wait time. That’s what the message reads for us. For others, they’ll see a queue of just a few minutes.
Here are more rules, according to Sony:
- First, you will need an active PSN account in order to complete the purchase.
- Second, you will have 10 minutes to buy the PS5.
- Third, “PS5 Consoles are now available but are not guaranteed even if you are in the queue,” according to Sony.a
Trust us, it’s serious about buying the PS5 within ten minutes. Make sure you have all of your information ready to go to buy PS5.