It has been a quiet week for the PS5 restocking. Even the Best Buy PS5 restock that we expected to see on Friday didn’t materialize.
But all hope is not lost. So, if you’re still in the market for a PS5 console, here’s how to increase your chances of scoring a system the next time you restock the PS5 at Best Buy.
PS5: $ 499 at Best Buy
Check stock: Sony’s flagship gaming machine, the PS5 is one of today’s most popular tech products. For good reason, this powerful console features 4K visuals, an innovative DualSense controller, and a 4K Blu-ray player. See the offer
PS5 Digital Edition: $ 399 at Best Buy
Check stock: The PS5 Digital Edition is the same great console except for the 4K Blu-ray disc player. It’s a great choice for gamers who love digital games. Best Buy did not restock the PS5 Digital Edition console last week, so a restock is due. Since the standard PS5 is in stock, it could go into stock at any time. See the offer
Check PS5 restocking at other retailers
When is the next PS5 release
Best Buy has killed its 6-week PS5 restocking streak. For the past few weeks, the reseller has offered a PS5 restocking every Friday afternoon. Last Friday was the first time he missed his PS5. Whether it’s a PS5 shortage or not, it’s unclear, but one thing’s for sure: Best Buy will be back next week with another console drop. We will keep abreast of any updates, but we expect the next drop to come next Friday.
How to buy a PS5 from Best Buy
Given the fierce competition, there is no guarantee that you will get a PS5 from limited stock, but there are things you can do to improve your odds. First, if you don’t already have a Best Buy account, create one now, as it will cut precious minutes in the checkout process. It is also worth making sure that your payment information and address information is saved for the same reason.
More devices mean more chances, so it’s worth being connected and ready on both your phone and laptop when it’s time to top up. Some people have found success by adding to their cart on a phone and then completing it through a laptop, which might be worth a try if any of the browsers seem to be struggling under pressure.
It’s also important to note that if you want to get a PS5 before the stock issues ease, you can’t afford to be too picky. Last week there were no PS5 Digital Edition units, for example, and you might have to pay extra for a disc version whether you want one or not. It’s also possible that you might need to purchase a less popular pack to secure a PS5, so think carefully about what games and accessories you’d be interested in purchasing up front.
For security reasons, Best Buy will ask you to enter a code provided during the checkout process, which can be sent by text or email. Always choose text: it’s faster and won’t get caught in spam filters.
Finally, don’t worry too easily. Due to the tendency of sites to struggle under pressure from avid PS5 buyers, retailers have generally released their stock in waves. So stay a little longer and keep cooling off, even if you see the disappointing “exhausted” message.