PS5 Restock Updates as PS2-Themed PlayStation 5 Console to Launch Friday

The PS5 is generally unavailable at major retailers right now, but a limited-edition console inspired by the PlayStation 2 is on its way. While Walmart, Target, and Best Buy are currently sold out, third-party seller SUP3R5 is launching a retro-inspired PS5 console tomorrow.

Find out below everything you need to know about the PS2-themed PS5, plus the latest updates on the PS5 situation at official retailers. Remember that the PS2-inspired console is not directly affiliated with Sony, so you may wish to wait for an official retailer to restock instead.

PS2-Themed PS5

SUP3R5 is releasing a limited number of PS2 themed black PS5s on Friday, January 8, at 3 p.m. EST. The retailer will release 304 consoles as a tribute to the PS2 launch day of March 4, 2000.

The retro-inspired PS5 console will cost $749 while the digital edition will cost $649 and will be limited to one per customer. The console comes with one controller and an extra controller will cost an additional $100.

SUP3R5 is aiming to prevent the limited-edition PS5 consoles from being bought out by scalpers. SUP3R5 said that it will cancel the pre-orders of anyone found to be listing the console on reselling sites, and will cancel the orders of those trying to purchase more than the one console and two controller limit, including multiple orders headed for the same address.

Orders will open at 3PM EST on 01.08.21.

— SUP3R5 (@SUP3R5OFFICIAL) January 4, 2021

To prepare for the PS2-themed PS5 drop tomorrow, head to the SUP3R5 website and create a profile to save your information. On Twitter, SUP3R5 said: "We encourage doing this to move through checkout as quickly as possible."

Additionally, SUP3R5 said that the consoles will be shipped by late Spring, but this may be delayed if the retailer chooses to make more consoles available. In a Twitter poll, gamers voted to have SUP3R5 make more PS2-themed black PS5 consoles, even if it would mean waiting longer for shipping.

Finally, as the PS2-inspired PS5 is not officially linked to Sony, shoppers will be buying the console at their own risk. SUP3R5 is a third-party company and there is a chance that Sony will shut down the operation before the consoles are shipped. Plus, the DualSense controller is disassembled in the modification process, which means that Sony's warranty will not apply.

Bear this in mind if you would like the chance to get your hands on this retro take on the next-gen PlayStation console. Otherwise, keep on reading for updates on official PlayStation 5 retailers.

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A gamer plays on the new Sony Playstation PS5 at his home in Seoul. SUP3R5 is releasing a PS2-inspired PlayStation 5 console on Friday, January 8, 2020. Yelim Lee/Getty

Antonline PS5 Restock

Antonline released more PS5 consoles on Tuesday, after announcing on Monday that they would have more PlayStation 5 stock available in January. Since Tuesday's drop, Antonline has not announced any more drop dates, but there is a chance they could release more consoles this month.

Follow Antonline on Twitter to be alerted about any future PS5 drops.

Walmart PS5 Restock

The PlayStation 5 is still not appearing on the Walmart website and the retailer has not announced any upcoming release dates.

Target PS5 Restock

Target is generally out of PS5 consoles but stock varies by store so check the Target website to see if any stores within 50 miles have availability.

Best Buy PS5 Restock

Best Buy is currently sold out of both its PS5 consoles and bundles and has not released any information on future restock dates.

Newegg PS5 Restock

Newegg's PS5 bundle which includes the Playstation 5 Digital console, DualSense controller, HD camera for PS5, and a PlayStation media remote, is listed as "coming soon." Newegg will alert customers when the console is available with the auto-notify option.

Amazon PS5 Restock

The only PS5 option on Amazon at the time of writing is from a third-party seller who has listed the console for more than $1,000. The digital edition is currently unavailable.

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