The next major PS5 restock will be at Best Buy, according to our sources at its retail store and warehouses. Best Buy has been stockpiling next-gen console inventory, as you can see from photo (below) provided by Best Buy employees exclusively to TechRadar. We’re told it’s ‘ready’ to fulfill online orders (the where), at least at four locations. We’re waiting to hear from corporate contacts if Friday or early next week (the when) is when the ordering pages turn on. More below.
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PS5 restock at trusted retailers
Please don’t buy PS5 off of Twitter or other online sources where there is no fraud protection. Here are a dozen good sources to buy PS5 that have had the console in stock before.
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – readying new stock, maybe for Friday
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – due for a restock next week
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – great source due to affordable bundles that stay in stock longer
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – just went out of stock Thursday
- Sony Direct: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – went out of stock Wednesday
- Target: PS5 |PS5 Digital Edition – you are here
- B&H Photo: PS5 |PS5 Digital Edition
- Sam’s Club: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Costco: PS5
- Adorama: PS5
- Antonline: PS5 – good source of bundles
Best Buy PS5 restock time and date
When is the Best Buy PS5 restock? We don’t have a definitive date and time for you just yet, however, we’re working to confirm it by Friday morning. We’d suggest that you look out for another online purchase opportunity today, Friday, March 12 at 12pm EST / 9am PST. We’ll let you know when we can confirm that.
However, with Best Buy orders from the last restock still being picked up at certain store locations, we may see the date slip to next week.
Here’s why the date and time isn’t set in stone, despite the fact several Best Buy facilities around the country are ‘ready’ to go with new PS5 stock (as well as Xbox Series X restock): every store that is due consoles needs to get them first. And there needs to be a lot of them so that online orders remain active for a few minutes.
Also, we’re told that not every PS5 and Xbox in Best Buy stores actually makes it into the hands of consumers. Some are held in case someone comes back with a console that’s defective. We’re told that’s rare, but it does happen, so there needs to be enough stock to remedy those issues in each store.
We’re showing that Best Buy has enough stock of next-gen consoles to launch a PS5 restock at certain stores. It all depends on if enough stores have them nationwide, ready to ship from regional warehouses.
The Best Buy PS5 schedule
Best Buy has done three consecutive Friday PS5 restocks, so it could do another one tomorrow. The photo TechRadar obtained via a Twitter direct messages shows the Best Buy PS5 restock inventory in a warehouse, and that other consoles are going to be available at the same time.
On March 12, we could see Best Buy take a three-peat and make it a full month of rolling out consoles on a Friday. We’re keep you updated in case that changes.
Best Buy tips for buying PS5
Ordering PS5 and Xbox Series X at Best Buy works very differently than other retailers where you constantly refresh the page to put the console in your cart.
You can find out best practices for ordering from YouTuber Jake Randall, who offers tips like not using the app, keep trying for 45 minutes when the new stock lands and how to prepare for the PIN for verifying your checkout order.
After Best Buy, Amazon has a PS5 restock too
Best Buy isn’t the only retailer brimming with PS5 stock. We’re due to see the Sony console on sale next week from one major retailer that’s overdue for a new stock.
The Amazon PS5 restock is scheduled to happen next week, according to Jake Randall. We don’t have a specific date for the Amazon PS5 restock, but that’s to come when the date and time approach.
PS5 restock explainer
PS5 has been nearly impossible to find in stock for more than a few minutes every time stores restock the Sony console. We’re finding the same can be said about the Xbox Series X. Both Sony and Microsoft launches their respective consoles in November 2020 and haven’t been able to manufacturer enough to meet demand.
Stores like Target, Walmart and Best Buy routinely add new stock to their stores and the crush of people coming to their sites often crashes the pages. Four months after the initial launches, it’s still a burden to buy a next-gen console, even after months of customers constantly trying their luck.