PS5 restock dates: Sony Direct, Best Buy, GameStop and Target – when to buy it

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PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider

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PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider has helped 57,500 people in the US buy a next-gen console in 2021 with his tireless 24/7 tracking, in-stock Twitter alerts and exclusive restock reporting.

Update: The PS5 restock at Sony Direct today is live and the people getting it are followers of our 24/7 PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who has helped over 58,000 people secure a next-gen console andwill send you an alert when the PS5 is in stock next – if you follow his account and turn on notifications. We’re tracking PS5 at Best Buy, GameStop and Target – a dozen retailers in the US. If you miss the Sony Direct PS5 restock today, we also suspect a Walmart PS5 restock will happen soon, as it’s been a month since anyone was able to buy PS5 there.

► When will PS5 restock? Follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider and turn on notifications for restock news. It’s the fastest way to get PS5 restock updates.

► Don’t buy from other Twitter users – which are all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No one will legitimate sell a PS5 for just $550.

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Click on the PS5 restock GameStop alert that Matt Swider sent out last week on Thursday in order to follow and turn on notifications (it’s that little bell icon).

Update: There’s no Newegg Shuffle PS5 today as part of the PC component retailer’s popular products lottery. However, we’ll keep updating daily in case it appears.

Best Buy PS5 restock date and time

Best Buy PS5 restock dates and times have been all over the place recently, but we have seen the PS5 in stock weekly – at least during non-holiday weeks (4th of July Best Buy didn’t have any PS5 consoles for sale). That’s the good news.

The bad news is that Best Buy has done this in the past: weekly PS5 restocks of both the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition for a long stretch and then several weeks in a row without the PS5 for sale whatsoever.

That’s why our live reporting and Twitter tracker alerts have become so valuable to people. It can happen at any moment, and it may not be available to order online because your local Best Buy store had to have inventory coming to it from a regional warehouse. This means not every location will have inventory even when there’s a restock. The best solution is to keep on top of alerts.

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Sony Direct PS5 restock date and time

Next Sony Direct PS5 restock: It’s happened only once or twice a month recentlyLast Sony Direct PS5 restock date for email invites: Friday, July 17 at 3pm ETLast Sony Direct virtual queue for everyone: Wednesday, June 16 at 5pm EDTHow to buy PS5 from Sony Direct: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The Sony Direct PS5 restock has recently been limited to people who get an email invite from Sony, and that’s exactly what happened yesterday, July 16. It’s unclear how to get this Sony Direct invite other than being an active PSN user (which is free) and having a bit of luck. Previously, from June 16 on back (so a month ago), the Sony Direct virtual queue would open up to everyone at 5pm EDT. But that hasn’t happened during the last two invite-only queues.

Matt will still alert you when the Sony Direct email invites go out, just in case you don’t see it in your inbox. Without these Twitter alerts, a number of people have replied that they wouldn’t have looked in time otherwise. Email invites usually go out just under 48 hours ahead of the actual Sony Direct PS5 restock.

PS5 restock at Sony Direct Twitter alert from Matt Swider

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GameStop PS5 restock: every 10 to 15 days (it’s been 3)

Next GameStop PS5 restock date: Likely late this week or next weekLast GameStop PS5 restock date: Thursday, July 16 at 11am EDTHow to buy PS5 from GameStop: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The GameStop PS5 restock date is every seven and 15 days, and so far it’s been just five days since the game retailer has had the PS5 in stock in the US. Buyers of the last restock on Thursday, July 16 are just now getting their PS5 console orders in the mail. GameStop is one to hold out for because it offers bundles; this turns off resellers who can’t easily profit off readily available games and accessories, and that’s a good thing for real gamers who are still on the hunt for a PS5 console. GameStop is also limiting early access to its PS5 restock events to its Power Rewards Pro members, which costs $15 a year, further thinning out the heard.

Going by that time table, the next PS5 restock at GameStop should be late this week (from Wednesday to Friday) or early the week after (Monday to Wednesday), if the US game retailer sticks to its usual pattern that’s been used for much of 2021. 

Look for an alert for the GameStop PS5 restock similar to this one.

PS5 restock GameStop Twitter alert

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Walmart PS5 restock date: always Thursday

Next Walmart PS5 restock date: could be Thursday, July 22 at 3pm EDTConsistent restock pattern: Almost always a Thursday – but not every ThursdayLast minor Walmart PS5 restock date: Thursday, July 1 at 3pm EDTLast major Walmart PS5 restock date: Thursday, June 17 at 3pm EDTHow to buy PS5 from Walmart: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

The Walmart PS5 restock date and time is July 22 at 3pm EDT, if the retailer holds to its usual pattern of launching new orders on a Thursday (but not every Thursday). We didn’t see a restock of the PS5 on Walmart this last week, as Nintendo swooped in with Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders and controlled the narrative.

That means any PS5 console inventory that Walmart has been building will release on another day, and if the American retail chain has been doing Thursday afternoon restocks (almost always at 3pm EDT), then there’s a good chance it’ll be this week.

PS5 restock Walmart Twitter alert from Matt Swider

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Antonline PS5 restock: two PS5 restocks last week

There were two PS5 restock events at Antonline last week: one on Wednesday and another on Friday, July 16 for a giant games-filled bundle. You’re going to spend more money, but games and accessories are often included in these 

The good thing about the Antonline PS5 restock is that everything is at face value, so you’re not paying a premium for just the console like you would a reseller. The retail site doesn’t mess around with the add-to-cart button (meaning once orders open, the checkout process is first-come, first-serve) and Antonline ships the PS5 quickly. It just lasts two minutes in stock, so you’ll need our alerts.

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Target PS5 restock date: always in the morning

Next Target PS5 restock date: Likely next week or the week afterLast Target PS5 restock date: Friday, July 9 at 7:07am EDTHow to buy PS5 from GameStop: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

Update: We can exclusively report that individual Target stores have about three consoles in the back room on average, and more have to come in before there’s a restock. The last Target PS5 restock happened less than two weeks ago, so we don’t expect there to be another for a week or two (unless it’s a really small PS5 drop).

To give you context: Target went three weeks without a restock of the PlayStation 5, so it’s safe to assume it needs way more than a single week to move inventory through its warehouses and to individual stores. There have been a few Target PS5 Digital restocks on Monday and Tuesday, the theory being it’s at stores that got late shipments of the restock last week.

In 2021, the Target PS5 restock date has always been on a Wednesday or Thursday – except for last week in which it happened on a Friday (maybe because of the 4th of July holiday). It’s also usually at 7:40am EDT, but the PS5 Disc went on sale first at an earlier time: 7:07am EDT. That’s why we send out alerts so you don’t have to check.

PS5 restock Target Twitter alert

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Newegg PS5 restock date is left up to chance

Next Newegg PS5 restock date: Every week or two in the Newegg ShuffleLast Newegg PS5 restock date: Friday, July 17 at 11am EDTHow to buy PS5 from Sam’s Club: Follow our PS5 restock tracker account

Update: There was a PS5 in stock at Newegg on Friday as part of its Newegg Shuffle, a popular products lottery where you can buy sought-after tech in the US. It was among a lot of RTX GPU stock. 

Newegg Shuffle is where to find the true Newegg PS5 restock, not the PC component retailer’s individual console product pages where the prices are above MSRP care of third-party resellers. Note: the PS5 console doesn’t always make it into the selection. We’ll send out an alert daily before the two-hour window in which the Newegg Shuffle period is open for new entries (usually the time is 11am EDT to 1pm EDT).

PS5 restock Newegg Twitter alert

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Sam’s Club PS5 restock time is in the early mornings 

The next Sam’s Club PS5 restock date is likely next month since we just saw a restock in the early mornings hours of Friday (Thursday night for some people on the West coast of the United States). We don’t see Sam’s Club offer many PS5 bundles week-to-week, but the benefit to this store, as opposed to Costco, for example, is that you don’t have to be a member – you can pay a small fee to buy the console and checkout as a guest.

With Sam’s Club restock dates being so rare, we don’t advise staying up until 1am EDT every night in order to snag the PS5. However, that’s been the most popular time from Sam’s Club since launch and we’ll send out an alert via our Twitter tracker like the one you see below.

PS5 restock Sam's Club Twitter alert

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Costco PS5 restock date is overdue

Costco doesn’t restock PS5 often – maybe once a month – and it’s limited to Costco members, which is actually a good thing if you’re a paid member. Even then, it sells out of its bundles just as quickly as Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart. This is due to the fact that its bundles are at face value for the games and accessories. You’ll have less than three minutes on most Costco PS5 restock dates to get the console.

Our PS5 restock alerts for Costco, like the one below, is a good reason to tracker the PlayStation 5 with us on Twitter. It can crop up at any moment. 

PS5 restock at Costco Twitter alert

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PS5 restock news updates in the US will continue until the Sony console is in stores and readily available on shelves. That might not happen in 2021 simply because we still see demand through our PS5 restock Twitter tracker every day, and as soon as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, there’s going to be a surge in demand right in time for the holidays. So the summer months in the US marks the best time to buy PS5. PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider is offering the same advisement based on what he expects from the Nintendo Switch OLED pre-orders, which are more readily available than PS5 ahead of the October 8 launch of the upgraded, but that won’t last.