Everyone is asking us 'When is PS5 in stock next' so frequently that we built a Twitter tracker to send alerts directly to you as soon as the new Sony console is in stock. It's been quiet for March 1, but we expect that to change at stores like Sony Direct, Best Buy, Walmart and Target in the coming weeks. Here's how to get PS5 alerts today.
Miss it? Follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker to receive alerts. It's the fastest way to get real-time updates of console stock. It'll look something like this:
🚨 PS5 restock – they're both live now!!!!! 🥳 ♻️ RT + follow @mattswider + @techradar (can I get to 70,000 followers this weekend?!) ❤️ All versions ($399+): https://t.co/B6Pgt2XRRr https://t.co/Wprfgyojjo pic.twitter.com/KlVlh3x1bsFebruary 26, 2021
Monday is almost over, but we're staying alert for Sony Direct, which usually has a PS5 restock at the end of the day in the US. The time and date are never set in stone. However, US stores do gravitate toward launching new stock during the same time window, though, according to our PS5 restock Twitter tracker.
PS5 restock stores in the US
- Sony Direct: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – was in stock last week (Monday and Wednesday)
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – was in stock two weeks ago (Tuesday, February 23)
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition - was in stock last week (Wednesday, February 24)
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – rumored to be happening this week
- Target: PS5 |PS5 Digital Edition – was in stock Thursday, February 25
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition – was in stock Friday, February 26
- B&H Photo: PS5 |PS5 Digital Edition
- Sam's Club: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition
- Costco: PS5 – was in stock Thursday, February 25
- Adorama: PS5
- Antonline: PS5 – was in stock Friday, February 26
We've been getting the Twitter restock alerts out there faster than PS5 restock apps, – and we're doing this for free. Of course, you'll still need to be fast to buy the Sony console. For example, the PS5 restock at Target sold out in less than 15 minutes. We saw something similar with the Xbox restock at the same time.
When is PS5 restock in the US?
No, we don't know the exact date and time of the next PS5 restock. But retailers do generally pick the same time for so-called "PS5 drops". Target likes to surprise us all with 5am-9am restocks (last week was 8am), while Amazon does it at 3am EST (their midnight in PST). Sony Direct tends to pick anywhere from 5pm-7pm EST, although it's been earlier in the past. Best Buy and Walmart have chosen midday before.
It's all quite random, which can be maddening as someone who wants to buy a PS5. Remember, 15 minutes to checkout sounds like a long time, but store websites often crash (Walmart, Costco and GameStop), or you're made to wait in a virtual queue (Sony Direct and Best Buy). Every store in the US has a different way of going about it. Oftentimes, your best opportunity is to scoop up a PS5 that's been canceled when someone else's credit cards is declined. It pops back into the inventory.
If you missed last week's PS5 drop, then you can always turn your attention to our real-time updates of new PS5 stock on Twitter. That's where you'll find out about the date and time of the next Sony console drop if it gets announced ahead of time.
Happy ending to this PS5 story. Happy to play a part.❤️ https://t.co/WhtMOS2putFebruary 25, 2021
Through Twitter, we're tracking the next PS5 stock from more than 12 sources, and we've seen a few PS5 consoles pop up over the last week and, even better news, high success rates for people who have been looking for restock for months.
Even if you don't get to buy the console for Saturday, there may be a PS5 drop any one of the days in the upcoming week.