PS5 restock tracker: Best Buy, Walmart and Target – where to find it back in stock
Our PS5 restock Twitter tracker, Matt Swider, is tracking Sony console stock at Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Sony Direct and others stores in the US. Today, April 17, may not yield a restock (weekend restocks haven’t been a thing in 2022), but he will tweet out the date and time of where to buy PS5 – often ahead of time – if you follow his Twitter account.
- When? Follow @mattswider, our PS5 restock Twitter tracker for notifications about when the a restock is live at all US stores. It’s the fastest way to get real-time updates.
- Do not buy directly off Twitter users – which are all scams – only to the websites Matt points you to.
Click on this example of the instant PS5 restock alert you’ll get when following Matt Swider. It was when the $399 PS5 Disc and $499 PS5 Digital Edition were in stock at Walmart.
Update: when will PS5 restock in the US?
Our PS5 tracker in the US knows that April 17 will be a quiet one, however, multiple stores across America will open up online-only orders of the PlayStation 5 console.
Specifically, we’re tracking a Target PS5 restock date for an unconfirmed Wednesday, April 21, looking out for Walmart stock on Thursday, April 22, and keeping tabs on a possible Best Buy PS5 restock on April 23. Target does have inventory, according to Jake Randall, and it’s overdue for a restock. The same can be said about Best Buy.
Walmart, meanwhile, had a restock of the Sony PS5 console – both Disc and Digital, but only in two waves at the usual 3pm EDT time last Thursday. We’re also tracking GameStop, Antonline and Sony Direct, the latter of which sent out exclusive email invites so that people could buy PS5 more easily.
Best Buy PS5 restock date time
- Rumored PS5 Best Buy restock date: Friday, April 23
- Rumored PS5 Best Buy restock time: maybe 12pm EDT
- Last Best Buy restock date: three weeks ago – Friday, March 26
- When it’s in stock: Best Buy PS5 Disc | Best Buy PS5 Digital
- Wait time: Online orders, in-store pick up 3-5 days later
- Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker
The Best Buy PS5 restock date is April 23, according to the latest rumors and based on the retailer’s past patterns of having new console stock on a Friday. That can’t be confirmed, and anyone who has been keeping track of PS5 will know that Best Buy hasn’t released its PS5 inventory in three weeks. In fact, it’s been longer than that for PS5 Digital. The last time there was a PS5 restock at Best Buy, it was limited to PS5 Disc.
What time will Best Buy restock? 12pm EDT to 3:15pm EDT has been the US store’s launch window in the past. And it has never done a PS5 restock over the weekend in 2021, so we might not see a Best By restock until Friday, April 23.
Here’s our PS5 restock tracker alert from Friday March 26:
Walmart PS5 restock date and time
The next Walmart PS5 restock date may be April 22 at 3pm EDT, according to the big retailer’s unflappable late Thursday restock patterns. It all comes down to how much inventory the store has on hand, and recently it’s been pretty light. So while Walmart does a PS5 console restock every other Thursday then takes a month off, last week’s stock only happened in two waves over 20 minutes. It’s usually 12 waves over the course of two hours. So we might see another Walmart PS5 restock date on April 22.
Know that you know where to buy PS5, here’s what time we’ll actually know: Matt Swider usually gets a press release from the retailer at 12pm EDT, three hours ahead of a PS5 restock. So look for that official announcement on April 22 – if that’s the date.
Target PS5 restock date and time
The rumored Target PS5 is Wednesday, April 21 or Thursday, April 22, although this has not been confirmed just yet. But there is inventory of the Sony console coming through the Target warehouses, according to sources via Jake Randall. But don’t expect to see a Target PS5 drop until our Twitter tracker mentions it. In other words, there’s no reason to wake up for the brutal 7:40am EDT / 4:40am PT PS5 drop time at Target unless we tweet about it in advance.
Here’s what our Target PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 31 example shown):
Sony Direct PS5 restock date and time
The Sony Direct PS5 restock happened twice this past week – and in two different ways: on Tuesday and Thursday with an email invite for select customers, and then later those same days for everyone else in a much harder to get lottery system.
We will alert you if there’s another restock for the general public, April 20, and if the Sony Direct email invites are sent to people again. It’s not confirmed, but Sony Direct PS5 restock dates could become a Tuesday and Thursday thing.
Here’s what our Sony Direct PS5 restock alert looked (April 13 example shown):
Antonline PS5 restock date
The next Antonline PS5 restock may be next week. Antonline promises weekly drops of the next-gen console and it already launched a PS5 bundle this week. These are always in the form of loaded PS5 bundles, so the price is higher, but it’s easy to snag the console that way. We’re also overdue for a PS5 Digital Edition from this store.
Important: Antonline sells out of PS5 in three minutes, but when PS5 in on sale at this retailer, there are no waves or in stock/out of stock funny business with the add to cart button. And this American retailer ships fast. Basically it’s the opposite of a Walmart PS5 restock.
Here’s what our Antonline restock alerts look like:
GameStop PS5 bundle restock date
The next GameStop PS5 restock date is likely to be late next week or the week after. We usually have to wait one week to one-and-a-half week wait for a GameStop PS5 drop consisting of bundles. And the last date was April 14, with a 45-minute wave of new Sony PS5 Disc and Digital console bundle stock (a lot of people got it, so this is where to buy PS5 if you want to get it easily).
GameStop made this restock easier than it was before; two weeks ago, most people who tried were met with error messages when clicking the add to cart button.
Amazon PS5 restock
When will Amazon restock PS5? That’s the $499 question right now, and one we it’s one we don’t have an answer to just yet. Unsubstantiated rumors claim we’ll see the console in the next few days (TechRadar hasn’t been able to confirm that hearsay), while other theories suggest the Amazon PS5 restock will coincide with Amazon Prime Day (but that’s expected to be more than two months away).
We’re told that the Amazon Xbox Series X restock may drop sooner than a PS5 restock, even though Amazon had a small round of Microsoft consoles for sale in late March. Amazon is the most tight lipped of the US stores, so we’re in wait and see mode.
Costco PS5 restock date
The Costco PS5 restock is overdue, and, shockingly it goes quickly, even though the retailer only offers the new console to its members. That really tells you how strong demand is for PS5. It often has reasonably priced PS5 bundles, so it’s no wonder it sells out in four minutes, according to our PS5 restock tracker. The good news is that Costco is overdue for a Sony console restock.
Here’s what our Costco PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 9):
TechRadar will continue to report on PS5 restock information as the news breaks. We’ll keep this page updated with the most relevant data regarding Sony’s console and when it’s back in stock. Time is always a factor, so knowing when PS5 will be in stock at Best Buy and other retailers give you a better chance to buy it in April, rather than having to wait until the summer of 2021 – or even later this year.
Sam’s Club PS5 restock
- Possible restock date: Happens randomly on weekdays (any time)
- Last restock date: Tuesday, March 23 at 1am EDT
- Wait time: Online orders, average one week shipping
- Follow our Twitter tracker to get alerts
Sam’s Club is overdue for a PS5 restock – the last time was a surprise at 1am EDT on March 23. That off-putting time made it stay in stock way longer than normal: a whole four minutes. That’s a lifetime in the console restock world.
Sam’s Club, unlike Best Buy and Walmart, doesn’t do frequent restocks or stick to a time schedule. So it’s important to follow our PS5 restock tracker for this store. While you don’t have to be a member of Sam’s Club to buy PS5, you will get charged a fee or need to use a temporary membership to purchase the Sony console.
Here’s what our Sam’s Club PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 23):
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April 17, 2021 at 09:38AM