Sony’s PlayStation 5 remains hard to find months after its launch – here are the latest details on where to buy the next-gen console

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  • Sony’s PlayStation 5 launched with two models— the $500 standard PS5 and a $400 digital edition.
  • The PS5 has been consistently sold out since release, but retailers have been restocking weekly.
  • We’ll continue to update this post with purchase options and new details about PS5 availability.

Sony’s PlayStation 5 launched worldwide nearly six months ago, but it’s still one of the hardest items to buy in stores, whether you’re looking for the $500 standard edition or the $400 all-digital edition. Retailers have primarily been selling PS5 consoles online, but the high demand makes them a prime target for resellers, many of whom use automated tools to purchase the consoles as soon as they’re available.

Walmart announced it will have another batch of PlayStation 5 consoles on sale at 3 p.m. ET on March 18. Amazon is rumored to have a major restock of PlayStation 5 consoles coming to its online storefront sometime soon as well, with as many as 46,000 consoles available. While that may seem like a large number, the massive popularity of Amazon and Walmart and the millions of people looking for PS5s will see that stock empty out quickly.

So far, other retailers we’ve restock consistently include Best Buy, GameStop, and Sony’s own PlayStation Direct hardware store. GameStop sends emails to subscribers ahead of PS5 restocks but typically only makes the PlayStation 5 available in bundles with games like “Spider-Man: Miles Morales” and “NBA 2K21.”

We’ll keep this post updated as we get more information about upcoming PS5 restocks, but ultimately you’ll need to keep checking multiple stores and get a bit lucky with timing and availability to secure the console.

We got to try out the PlayStation 5 ahead of release, along with some top PS5 games, like “Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.” The PlayStation 5’s new features include a customized solid state drive, support for 120 frames per second gameplay, and real-time ray tracing graphics.

Sony’s console is now competing with two new Xbox models for the affection of gamers. Microsoft’s $300 Xbox Series S and $500 Xbox Series X also launched in November 2020, but stock for both consoles remains hard to find.