Finding a PS5 in stock right now is still difficult though it’s not impossible. This guide will help you get a PS5, 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 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition costs $399.99 while the standard PS5 is priced at $499.99. Both versions are still difficult to find in stock and it will take some patience to find one if you haven’t managed to yet.
Unfortunately, we’ve seen stock shortages continue as we push into the fall. Sony says the situation will improve every month though consumers will likely have to wait longer for PS5 stock issues to truly recover. In fact, the chip shortage impacting the consoles could stretch well into 2022.
For now, you can expect PS5 stock to remain in a constant state of flux as we push through October into the holiday shopping season.
Where to Find the PS5 in Stock Now
The PS5 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 because 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
You can use these links to check for the PS5 Digital Edition in stock to save $100 if you don’t need access to the console’s 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
Some 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.
Here’s the PS5 bundle available in GameStop stores.https://t.co/4GgcidcJ4B
— PS5 Stock Alerts (@PS5StockNews) September 30, 2021
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 of stock trickle in, you can look for the PS5 at resellers like eBay and Craigslist.
People are reselling both versions of the PS5 on eBay for large amounts of money. In some cases, we’ve seen them listed at well over $1000. That’s obviously far from ideal, but it’s an option if you’re tired of waiting.
Be careful to read the listing before you buy as we’ve seen questionable listings in the months since the PS5’s release last fall. eBay is pretty good at closing them down, but you’ll still want to exercise caution.
Pre-Order If You Love Soulsborne Games
If you absolutely love Soulsborne games, pre-ordering Elden Ring is probably a no-brainer.
If you had a great time with Demon's Souls, Dark Souls, Dark Souls 2, Dark Souls 3, Bloodborne, and/or Sekiro, this game will be right up your alley.
From the trailer and information that we have, it looks like Elden Ring pulls in elements from all of FromSoftware's previous titles.
The game features "a vast and seamless landscape with natural weather and time-of-day progression" which you'll be able to traverse on foot or horseback. You can do it alone or with friends.
The developer says Elden Ring's world is filled with "grandeur on a scale never seen before in a FromSoftware title."
Like previous games, there will be action-RPG elements as well. FromSoftware says "role-playing and customization options allow players to define their own unique playstyle."
And then there's the lore. Hidetaka Miyazaki and George R.R. Martin, the author of A Song of Ice and Fire, have teamed up to create the game's characters and stories.
Elden Ring is the next evolution of Souls games so if that's something you're interested in, you might want to put in a pre-order and start counting down the days until January.
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