PS5 Restock Updates for Target, Walmart, Best Buy and More

Sony's PlayStation 5 gaming console has been selling out at retailers across the country since its release on November 12.

"PS5 launch supply has been front-loaded significantly more than the PS4 generation," Piers Harding-Rolls, a games industry expert who heads Ampere Analysis, noted earlier this month.

"Things have been exacerbated by the higher demand due to the larger install base of active PlayStation users before launch and the general increase in interest in gaming over 2020," Harding-Rolls added. Pre-order demand had been "big," he said.

Previously the Best Buy website was overwhelmed by traffic after teasing PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks without specifying exact times.

But Target may be the most promising place to potentially bag a PS5. The retailer was tipped to have a restock available from December 28 but it didn't materialize. However, it may still drop on Tuesday, with multiple restocks reported for the Midwest region, while some Target stores in the West Coast and southern regions were reported to have units on hand, according to Spiel Times.

Here we look at the latest PS5 restock information from Target, Best Buy, Walmart and other websites.

Target PS5 Restock

Target has been restocking PS5 in recent weeks and monitoring their website is your best bet. The restock at Target typically drops between around 3 a.m and 7 a.m. ET. Availability differs by location, so check your nearest branch for the latest information. It is only available via "contactless Drive Up or Order Pickup" services and purchases are limited to one unit per customer.

Walmart PS5 Restock

PS5 is currently out of stock at Walmart, with the item page no longer available on the website, and customers cannot place any back orders.

The company notes: "We are working hard to give as many customers as possible a chance to secure this year's hottest gaming consoles, including the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S.

"To ensure consoles reach as many households as possible, we have quantity limits in place. Our agents cannot advise on what the limitations are or how they work as this is proprietary information.

"We will make any inventory available for purchase once it is back in stock. The item page will be available when inventory is back in stock.

"Keep an eye on or the Walmart App for updates," the website advises.

Best Buy PS5 Restock

PS5, which can only be purchased via the Best Buy website for curbside pick-up only, is currently sold out. PS5 package deals, which come with PS5 games or controllers and a higher price, may see a faster restock than console only deals.

Newegg PS5 Restock

PS5 offers at Newegg are all bundles and they are currently out of stock. PS5 restocks usually take place at 5 p.m. PT, 8 p.m. ET. It's also worth checking the Newegg Twitter account as occasionally the company tweets restock information when the next restock is about to take place.

Costco PS5 Restock

Costco's PS5 package (which includes an additional controller, the Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Launch Edition game and a one-month PlayStation Now membership) is also out of stock. There is no updated restock information.

PopFinder, BrickSeek and NowinStock PS5 Restock

Inventory tracking websites like PopFindr, BrickSeek and NowinStock help alert customers when a PS5 is back in stock but some retailers are blocking the services.

Playstation 5 November 2020 Japan
The Sony PlayStation 5 gaming console seen for sale on the first day of its launch at an electronics shop in Kawasaki in the Kanagawa prefecture of Japan on November 12. Getty Images