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

Sony's PlayStation 5 is one of the most sought after items available right now and many people have had trouble finding one. Major retailers like Target, Amazon and Best Buy have seen their stock run out, causing some frustration for would-be customers.

A number of Twitter accounts have been set up to monitor PlayStation 5 availability and report when the consoles are restocked in stores and online. Some hopeful buyers have been repeatedly refreshing websites in anticipation of new stock.

Target PS5 restock

Target was out of stock of PS5s at the time of writing, though accessories like the DualSense Wireless Controller were available for purchase. Target may have more PS5s in the near future, however, according to Twitter account YtNextGenGaming. It's shared updates on PS5s restocks in the past and offered some good news on December 31.

"A lot of target stores have been getting stock. From my sources there should be a drop in the next 2 weeks. Look for them to drop from Sunday's to Tuesday's," the account tweeted.

On January 1, YtNextGenGaming shared a list of stores either confirmed or rumored to be restocking PS5s in the coming week, though it's not been possible to confirm the reports. Twitter account Target Restock Alerts is also one to watch for updates on the store's PS5 stock. It advises refreshing Target's website regularly.

DualSense Charging Station For PlayStation 5 : Target might be in stock again, refresh a couple of times and let me know in the comments. This is an automated alert. #Target #Playstation5 #PS5 https://t.co/4os1QgAEs7 pic.twitter.com/O623KgKgs0

— Target Restock Alerts (@TargetRestock) January 2, 2021

Walmart PS5 restock

Walmart's website shows that they do not currently have any stock of PS5s, noting for both version of the console "Oops! This item is unavailable or on backorder." They are, however, still selling PS5 DualSense Wireless Controllers and charging stations.

Best Buy PS5 restock

Both PS5 disc and digital versions were sold out on Best Buy's website early on January 2. Best Buy offers several different bundles and customers must order online for curbside pickup. PS5s cannot be purchased in store.

Amazon PS5 restock

PlayStation 5 was unavailable on Amazon early on January 2, though some had been available on January 1 before selling out. Amazon's website states that "We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock."

Twitter account @CoolDealCA provides regular updates on PS5 availability on Amazon as well a large number of other product as they become available on the online retailer.

eBay PS5 restock

The PlayStation 5 is available on eBay and according to stock tracker NowInStock.net, it appears to be the only place the console can currently be purchased.

However, prices are considerably steeper than main street retailers, with some eBay users asking as much as $1,500 for the console, though the consoles offered range in price.

When will the PS5 restock?

As many as 18 million consoles are expected to be released in 2021, according to Digitimes. This is five times more than the total number released within the first month after sales began. Around 10 million are planned to be released by March this year, an increase from the initial figure of 6 million.

Sony's PlayStation 5 Logo
Sony's PlayStation 5 logo is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo on November 10, 2020, ahead of the gaming console's release scheduled for November 12. PS5s are currently unavailable in most major retailers. CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP/Getty Images