Finding a PS5 in stock in 2021 is extremely difficult though it’s not impossible. This guide will help you get a PlayStation 5, hopefully without paying inflated prices. It will also show you where to check for the PS5 in stock and how to get notified when the PS5 is in stock at a retailer so you can order one quickly.
Sony’s PS5 Digital Edition is $399 and $499 for the version with a disc. Both versions are difficult to find in stock and it will take some patience to find one if you haven’t managed to find one yet.
After seeing the PS5 go in and out of stock in late 2020, January, and February it has remained hard to find in March. And we could see the stock shortages continue well into the first half of the year.
Sony says the situation will improve every month though it looks like consumers will likely have to wait until the second half of 2021 for PS5 stock issues to truly recover.
So for now, you can expect PS5 stock to remain in a constant state of flux during the winter and spring.
Where to Find the PS5 in Stock Now
The PlayStation 5 is sold at several stores directly though you can buy it on resale sites like eBay if you’re willing to pay a premium for the console.
Here’s a rundown of where you can check the PS5 stock manually which is smart to do as it can give you an edge in some cases:
- Check Amazon PS5 Stock
- Check Best Buy PS5 Stock
- Check GameStop PS5 Stock
- Check Walmart PS5 Stock
- Check Target PS5 Stock
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You can use these links to check for the PS5 Digital Edition in stock to save $100 if you don’t want access to a disc drive:
- Check Amazon PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check Best Buy PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check GameStop PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check Walmart PS5 Digital Edition Stock
- Check Target PS5 Digital Edition Stock
Most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. You can also try and order inside physical retail locations, some GameStop locations have allowed this, but quantities may already be spoken for.
How to Find the PS5 in Stock
If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. These are great in addition to any stock alerts that retailers allow you to set up directly.
- Go to the PS5 page on NowInStock.
- Register for a free account at NowInStock.
- Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
- Go back to the PS5 NowInStock page.
- Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
- Add an item to track it.
You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.
You can also see the history of when the PS5’s been in stock at specific retailers. You can use this to figure out when you should manually check or when you should expect an alert.
PS5 will be back in stock at 4:00 PM ET at Walmart. pic.twitter.com/CPk0IRpcUi
— PS5 Stock Alerts (@PS5StockNews) March 4, 2021
If you use social media, we also recommend following accounts like PS5 Stock Alerts for the latest news.
How to Get a PS5 Right Now
It’s difficult to find a PS5 in stock right now. If you don’t want to mess with a retailer or waiting for orders to start back up when small amounts trickle in, you can look for stock at resellers like eBay and Craigslist.
People are reselling the PS5 on eBay for a several hundred dollar premium. In some cases, we’ve seen them listed well over $1000.
Be careful to read the listing before you buy as we’ve seen questionable listings in the months since the PS5’s release. eBay is pretty good at closing them down, but you’ll still want to exercise caution.
Install iOS 14.4 for Better Security
If security is important to you, think about installing iOS 14.4 right now.
iOS 14.4 has important security patches on board and you can read about them right here. These patches will help protect your iPhone from harm.
If you skipped iOS 14.3 you'll get its nine security updates with your upgrade. You can read more about them on its security site.
iOS 14.3 also included a new privacy information section on App Store pages that includes a developer-reported summary of the app’s privacy practices.
If you skipped iOS 14.2, your iOS 14.4 update includes iOS 14.2's 24 security patches. You can learn more about the patches on Apple's security website.
If you're still running iOS 13, iOS 14.4 include iOS 14.0's security updates.
iOS 14.0 brought 11 new security patches to the iPhone. If you're interested in the exact nature of these improvements, you can read about them over on Apple's website.
In addition to those patches, iOS 14 comes with some security and privacy upgrades including improvements to Home/HomeKit and Safari.
For instance in Safari, you can now tap the Privacy Report button to better understand how websites handle your privacy.
With iOS 14 on board you can now get information on the App Store that will help you understand the privacy practices of apps before you download them.
There is also a new recording indicator that will appear at the top of your screen whenever an app is using your microphone or camera. You can see if an app has used them recently in Control Center.
Researchers also discovered that Apple brought a new "BlastDoor" sandbox security system to iOS 14. The system is meant to prevent attacks from occurring via the Messages app.
You can read more about "BlastDoor" right here.
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