Finding a PS5 in stock in 2021 is extremely difficult though it’s not impossible. This guide will help you get a PS5 as soon as possible, hopefully without paying inflated prices. It will also show you where to check for the PS5 in stock and show you how to get notified when the PS5 is in stock at a retailer so you can quickly order one.
Sony’s PS5 Digital Edition is $399 and $499 for the version with a disc. Both versions are difficult to find in stock and it will take some patience to find one if you haven’t managed to order a PS5 yet.
After seeing the PS5 go in and out of stock in November, December and January, it has, for the most part, remained out of stock in February as well.
At this point, we expect both PS5 models to fluctuate in and out of stock throughout the winter and spring. It’s unclear when stock issues might ease, but it could take months.
Where to Find the PS5 in Stock Now
The PlayStation 5 is sold at several stores directly, and you can buy it on eBay if you are willing to pay a premium.
Here’s a rundown of where you can check the PS5 stock manually, which is smart to do as it can give you an edge in some cases:
- Check Amazon PS5 Stock
- Check Best Buy PS5 Stock
- Check GameStop PS5 Stock
- Check Walmart PS5 Stock
- Check Target PS5 Stock
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You can also use these links to check for the PS5 Digital Edition in stock to save $100 if you don’t want access to a disc drive:
- Check Amazon PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check Best Buy PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check GameStop PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check Walmart PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check Target PS5 Digital Edition Stock
Most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. You can also try and order in-store, some GameStop locations have allowed this, but quantities may already be spoken for.
How to Find the PS5 in Stock
If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. These are great in addition to any stock alerts that retailers allow you to set up directly.
- Go to the PS5 page on NowInStock.
- Register for a free account at NowInStock.
- Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
- Go back to the PS5 NowInStock page.
- Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
- Add an item to track it.
You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.
You can also see the history of when the PS5’s been in stock at specific retailers. You can use this to figure out when you should manually check or when you should expect an alert.
If you use social media, we also recommend following accounts like PS5 Stock Alerts for the latest news.
How to Get a PS5 Right Now
It’s difficult to find a PS5 in stock right now. If you don’t want to mess with a retailer or waiting for orders to start back up when small amounts trickle in, you can look for stock at resellers like eBay and Craigslist.
People are reselling the PS5 on eBay for a several hundred dollar premium. In some cases, we’ve seen them listed well over $1000.
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