News

Where to buy a PS5: Everything you need to know about getting Sony’s new console


Low inventory of Sony’s new PlayStation 5 is still plaguing countless gamers. If you’ve spent any time trying to snatch one up over the last few months, you know how maddening it is to hear about an inventory drop only to watch it sell out in less than a minute from major retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Target. If you’ve tried — and failed — to get your hands on a PS5, you won’t be surprised to learn it was recently named the fastest-selling console in US history

As of March 26, no regular retail stores have PS5 consoles in stock. Despite occasional restocks at various retailers, the gaming console remains sold out in both of its configurations: the $400 digital-only edition with no optical drive and the more expensive $500 model with Blu-ray. If you’re willing to pay far over the ticket price, you can get a PS5 or PS5 bundle at a reseller like eBay or StockX. We advise waiting, though. In a few more months, we expect things to turn around and inventory levels to rise, and then you might regret having spent $1,000 or more to get a PS5 a few months earlier. For the latest updates on when retailers might have inventory and offer it for sale online, be sure to check back here frequently. 


Andrew Hoyle/CNET

You can monitor where the PS5 is available on your own; Twitter, for example, is a good source of restock rumors. But we occasionally get word directly from retailers and tipsters about upcoming inventory restocks, and we update this post immediately. Again, be aware: It likely will be months before anything approximating normal inventory levels appears in stores, so getting your own PS5 is likely to be a challenge until summer, at the earliest. Below you’ll find a list of all the major retailers (and a few high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability. 

More on next-gen consoles

PS5 restock options at major retailers

You can check out Amazon’s page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you’d rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Best Buy offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 along with the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

When in stock, Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500, in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

You can check on availability of the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

We don’t recommend spending more than retail to get a PS5, but if you must have a console right now, eBay is your shortcut to getting a console. That said, expect to pay hundreds over list; the average PS5 price on eBay is about $800. 

If you’ve exhausted all of the usual retail options and you’re willing to pay hundreds over list price, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $650. We don’t think it’s worth it, but let your conscience (and your wallet) be your guide). 

More PS5 coverage


Now playing:
Watch this:

PS5 review: full breakdown of all the new features



17:44

This article is regularly updated with the latest PS5 stock news.


CNET’s Cheapskate scours the web for great deals on tech products and much more. For the latest deals and updates, follow the Cheapskate on Facebook and Twitter. Find more great buys on the CNET Deals page and check out our CNET Coupons page for the latest promo codes from Best BuyWalmartAmazon and more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page.





Source link

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.