We’re Tracking the Next PS5 Restock: Where to Look on Thursday, April 28

Everything you need to know about the next PS5 restock.

After last week had a different PS5 restock every single day, this week has been noticeably slower. Of all the most common PS5 restock places, Walmart has been less frequent than expected. With Target having changed recently to immediately making consoles available at local stores instead of waiting for every store to have stock for a coordinated effort, it’s possible Walmart may have a new PS5 restock tactic soon.

There are no publicly announced PS5 restocks yet today, so your best bet is to either wait for after 8 a.m. PT (11 a.m. ET) for a surprise restock or accept a higher price tag for the console through StockX or eBay. Here are some of our tips, tricks and advice to help you snag your PS5:

  • If you see someone offering to sell you a console on Twitter, it’s almost certainly a scam. Avoid these people.
  • Where applicable, use an app to complete a purchase instead of a browser. Not only are apps frequently faster than mobile browsers, but also it’s easy to use an app and a browser at the same time if you’re trying to buy on multiple computers.
  • PS5 restocks are a lot more common in the afternoon and evening than in the morning. Chances of an unplanned restock tend to go up dramatically after 10 a.m. PT (1 p.m. ET), so if you’re wondering when to check, that’s usually the best time to start.
  • PS5 restocks almost never happen on weekends, unless they’re announced ahead of time.
  • If a restock starts and you immediately see “Out of Stock” on the screen, do not give up. Refresh the screen a few times and keep trying. Some retailers release the consoles in waves to keep bots from getting all of them.
  • Have an account set up and logged in for any retailers you’ll be shopping at. Speaking from personal experience, it’s devastating to get a console in your cart and then miss out because you had to waste precious seconds entering payment and shipping info.

Over the last period, the biggest retailers have made changes to the checkout process to offer peace of mind and to keep bots from buying all the consoles and selling them for more elsewhere. The most recent change in the PS5 restock game has been paid access — that means once you buy a subscription, you’ll hear about the next PS5 restock either earlier than anyone else or exclusively for your club. 

Or you always can buy it there in our shop!

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