Sony’s PlayStation 5 console sold instantly at its release on November 19, 2020, prompting a series of restocks that sold out as soon as they arrived. And the trend continues to this day, more than six months after the console’s release. However, you can keep a watchful eye on different stores, as they restock the console regularly. Read through our article to find out where you can buy a PS5 right now.
According to GamesRadar+, Target just restocked its PlayStation 5 this morning, but the stock on the standard PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is already gone. However, it’s worth checking out anyway, just in case – better safe than sorry. Just keep hitting that “Order” button, but don’t forget to check with the nearby stores via the “My Store” tab. The drop arrived today between 6 am, and 9 am, though PlayStation 5 usually restocks around 7:40 am EDT.
With that said, keep checking other Target stores nearby; they might still have it in stock, even if your local Target doesn’t. 7:40 am EDT does sound a bit early for a restock, but if you’re getting a PS5 out of it, it’s worthwhile getting out of bed that early. Just remember to move fast before the store’s supplies run out.
If, by any chance, you’ve missed the opportunity to get your PlayStation 5 at Target today, don’t despair. Walmart should have a drop tomorrow (April 29, 2021), and Best Buy might get it on Friday. So, keep an eye out, and be ready to move on a moment’s notice. Additionally, occasional checkups on Amazon might be worthwhile, too, given how the PS5 could drop there at any time. Keep your local stores’ websites bookmarked, and check them regularly. Also, keep an eye on Twitter trends – a great source of leaks and warnings regarding the entertainment industry.
Unfortunately, there’s no clear indication of when the console’s shortage will end, given the ongoing global semi-conductor shortage. PS5 was initially in a limited supply upon release, mainly due to the worldwide chip shortage caused by the ongoing pandemic, declining chip prices, and a “supercycle” of chip upgrades. Dishonest scalpers took advantage of the console’s shortage, attempting to sell their consoles for thousands of dollars per unit – which is significantly more than the original asking price of approx. $500.
The PS5 sold over 7.8 million units by March 31, 2021, surpassing PlayStation 4 in its two first quarters of release. However, the limited supply cannot keep track with the increased demand, and the console remains elusive to many. The aforementioned chip shortage has a significant impact on the market and prices of CPUs, graphic cards (almost tripling their cost), consoles, the automotive industry, and anything an entire consumer electronics industry.
Sony’s PlayStation 5 console sells out as quickly as it arrives, and exact restock dates aren’t always in the clear. We advise keeping an open eye on retail websites and online stores, Amazon, and other e-commerce retailers authorized by Sony. You never know when a PS5 might pop up.