PlayStation Portal restock tracker update - 5am ET / 10am GMT, December 7
With PlayStation Portal restocks largely being incredibly fleeting right now, folks are still having some success. We know that shoppers are having the most 'consistent' success at Best Buy and Target - sometimes using or utilizing their brick-and-mortar stores. We've also heard on the grapevine that there will be a restock at a retailer/s before the holidays too so it's absolutely worth being vigilant, patient, and persistent with the links below, right up until Christmas. We also still have PlayStation Direct stating to check back in "early December for more details on stock availability".
The potential good news and restock success has been mirrored in the UK with increasing reports of fans getting their hands on a Portal from many reputable retailers. I saw with my own eyes the device going in and out of stock at Amazon UK yesterday afternoon so here's hoping that pre-Christmas restock is happening in the UK too.
In lieu of the Portal, it's worth considering one of the top best PlayStation Portal alternatives if you are determined to go handheld this winter.
Despite being in the following month of the device's release, we've seen very little in the way of official or proper PlayStation Portal restocks.
In the past day or so (Dec 7) we have seen a flutter of genuine restock action on both sides of the Atlantic, which is encouraging! However, naturally, they've also been quite fleeting such is the demand for the device - but it's the hope we cling to, and it means that it's worth checking the retailers below constantly for any lucky drops. Also, what with the PlayStation Pulse Explore being fully released this week, we're hoping that Sony sees the value in making the handheld gaming device available too
This really is giving us terrible flashbacks of 2020 and 2021 during the great PlayStation 5 stock shortages when the console first launched. But we're here to help still, and we're keeping an eye on the PlayStation Portal restock situation and updating our PS Portal stock tracker regularly to give you a robust chance of securing one in time for the holidays.
While we're always big advocates for persistence and patience, there have only been a flash or two of official stock. In the US, we've seen glimpses of stock appear and some folks in the Portal community have reported success with stock trackers or trying their luck at local Best Buy and Target stores. However, until something more concrete turns up, we recommend sticking with trusted retailers and the links on this page. You never know, you might just get lucky.
As a reminder of why we're pumped for the Portal, we think that, for many folks, it could be a revolutionary device, opening up extra gaming opportunities and time. It's proved to have a lasting impression on me already, and you can read more in our full PlayStation Portal review.
Where to buy PlayStation Portal - US
Where to buy PlayStation Portal - UK
So there you have it, those are the best places to try to look for a PlayStation Portal restocks right now. We'll do our best to keep the page updated to direct you to the best places to try as stock levels change. If you're still on the fence and need some more focused help working out whether the device is for you, then check out our guide to should you buy a PlayStation Portal, as well as our PlayStation Portal vs Backbone One comparison.
PlayStation Portal alternatives
If you're really keen to pick up a remote play device or a handheld games console like the PlayStation Portal, but need something soon, as a gift for the holidays, or want to bypass the limbo of there being no stock, then we've got the latest, lowest prices below on some fine alternatives.
Remember though that none of these alternatives will do exactly what the PlayStation Portal offers - streaming PS5 games over the internet from your PS5 to a dedicated handheld device. You can recreate this in principle with the BackBone One controller and your mobile phone, but it's worth reiterating that the below aren't like-for-like replacements.
From the Nintendo Switch Lite to the Backbone One controller, and more, there are some great handheld devices going right now for you to consider instead (and alongside) the PlayStation Portal.