PS5 restock update: Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop and Sony Direct – when will PS5 restock?

When will PS5 restock next? Good news, it'll be back in stock this week, according to our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert as soon as the Sony console is available to buy – if you follow his Twitter account and turn on notifications. We're overdue for a PS5 Best Buy restock on Friday, but before that, we may see it back in stock at Target, Walmart and maybe GameStop. Matt is also tracking Sony Direct, Antonline and Newegg throughout the week.

  • Miss it? Follow @mattswider, our PS5 restock Twitter tracker for notifications about when the PS5 restock is live. It's the fastest way to get real-time updates.
  • Do not buy directly off Twitter users – which are all scams – only to the websites Matt points you to.

Didn't get to buy PS5 yet? Matt will send you an alert explaining what time PS5 will be back in stock – if you follow his Twitter account.

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Click on this example of a PS5 restock alert you can get when following Matt Swider. It was when the $399 PS5 Disc and $499 PS5 Digital Edition were in stock at Walmart.

When will PS5 restock next in the US?

The next PS5 restock this week, with Matt Swider tracking all US stores and, this week in particular, new PS5 stock expected at Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Matt is ready to send tweets about each retailer so that you get the Twitter alert fast.

While the PS5 restock dates aren't confirmed, we suspect Target will be Wednesday, April 27 or Thursday, April 28 – and either date they go with will be in the early morning hours (we'll know for sure which date with an announcement on Monday, April 26 night), and the Walmart PS5 date Thursday, April 28 at 3pm EDT. The first Best Buy restock in weeks could finally happen Friday, April 30. 

GameStop PS5 bundles are now due for a PS5 restock, and that could happen at any date this week, and we see a next-gen console back in stock at Antonline every week, while Sony Direct usually has a PS5 drop weekly – but not always. Costco and Sam's Club have the rare restock every few weeks, and we're monitoring those stores too.

Best Buy PS5 restock date time

  • Rumored PS5 Best Buy restock date: this week, Friday, April 30
  • Rumored PS5 Best Buy restock time: maybe 12pm EDT (or soon after that time)
  • Last Best Buy restock date: Friday, March 26 (almost five weeks ago)
  • When it's in stock: Best Buy PS5 Disc | Best Buy PS5 Digital
  • Wait time: Online orders, in-store pick up 3-5 days later 
  • Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker

The Best Buy PS5 restock date is likely Friday, April 30, according to the sources of PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider. We've heard back from various warehouses and can confirm it will indeed be another week without the Sony console, even though Best Buy has been one month without a restock already. It's actually been even longer since the PS5 Digital Edition has been in stock.

When is the Best Buy PS5 restock time? 12pm EDT to 3:15pm EDT has been the US store's launch window in the past. And it has never done a PS5 restock over the weekend in 2021, so since it's not today, we don't expect any Best Buy restock news until next week.

Here's our PS5 restock tracker alert from Friday, March 26:

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Amazon PS5 restock

  • Next Amazon PS5 restock date: Truly random – between 15 and 52 days in the past
  • Last Amazon PS5 restock date: Saturday, April 24 at 3:15am EDT
  • When it's in stock: Amazon PS5 Disc | Amazon PS5 Digital
  • Wait time: Online orders, obviously, ship fast unless backordered
  • Get alerts: Follow our Twitter tracker

The next Amazon PS5 restock is unpredictable simply because the online retailer has waited anywhere from 15 days to 52 days to restock the Sony console. We saw the last Amazon PS5 restock on Saturday, April 24 at 3:15am, according to the many Twitter replies received by PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider. It seems like thousands of people were finally able to buy PS5, but console inventory numbers are unknown.

While we don't know when the next Amazon PS5 restock date will be, it could drive major hype to the Amazon Prime Day date that's rumored to be happening in two months. That would be a clever way to draw attention to the sales marathon. If it's a stretch and Amazon can't wait that long, but maybe it'll go live with another PS5 drop when it announces the Amazon Prime Day date, theorizes Matt Swider.

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Walmart PS5 restock date and time

The lack of Walmart PS5 restock news last week was actually positive, as the US retailer needed to build up inventory for Thursday, April 29. That's when we expect to see the Sony console back in stock – hopefully in a two-hour restock marathon split into 12 different waves like the last big restock update on March 18.

Matt Swider usually knows the Walmart restock time of 3pm EDT three hours early. So look out for his PS5 restock Twitter tracker alert at noon on Thursday.

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Target PS5 restock date and time

The Target PS5 restock date is expected to be this week, on either Wednesday or Thursday, as shipments of the PlayStation 5 make their way to Target US retail stores around the United States. Target didn't have enough PS5 consoles in stock to pull off orders last week, but both TechRadar and restock leaker Jake Randall are confident of it happening this week.

Don't expect a Target PS5 drop until our Twitter tracker mentions it. In other words, there's no reason to wake up for the brutal Target PS5 drop time unless we tweet about it in advance.

Here's what our Target PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 31 example shown):

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GameStop PS5 bundle restock date

The next GameStop PS5 restock date is likely this week. We usually have a one-week to one-and-a-half-week wait for a GameStop PS5 drop consisting of bundles. The last PS5 restock date was April 14, with a 45-minute wave of new Sony PS5 Disc and Digital Edition bundle stock (a lot of people got it, so this is where to buy PS5 if you want to get it easily).

GameStop ships consoles quickly, in about four to six days, and while it forces you to buy a PS5 bundle, this restock strategy deters resellers from snapping up all of the inventory. This is your best chance to buy PS5 among major retailers.

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Sony Direct PS5 restock date and time

The Sony Direct PS5 restock date could be this week. Sony's official store for the PlayStation brand has been rather unpredictable, however. It had two restock events two weeks ago on a Tuesday and Thursday, and just one this past week on Tuesday. The theory was that we'd see another Sony Direct restock on Thursday April 22, but that didn't happen in the end. So we're tracking Sony Direct this week – and have a heightened awareness of PS5 drops in the afternoon.

Here's what our Sony Direct PS5 restock alert looked (April 20 example shown):

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Antonline PS5 restock date

The next Antonline PS5 restock was April 23, but it sold out instantly with the PS5 Digital bundle only up for a few seconds in two waves. This US store promises weekly next-gen console drops and it's always in the form of loaded PS5 bundles. This means the price is higher, but it's easy to snag the console that way.

Important: Antonline sells out of PS5 in three minutes or less, but when PS5 is on sale at this retailer, there are no waves or in-stock/out-of-stock funny business with the add-to-cart button. And this American retailer ships fast. Basically, it's the opposite of a Walmart PS5 restock.

Here's what our Antonline restock alerts look like:

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Costco PS5 restock date

The Costco PS5 restock was overdue and we got one that quickly went out of stock on April 20, even though the retailer only offers the new console to its members. That really tells you how strong the demand is for PS5. It often has reasonably priced PS5 bundles, so it's no wonder it sells out in four minutes, according to our PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider. There was a glimmer of a PS5 restock on Thursday, April 22, but it didn't last long enough to purchase – the theory was that a few PS5 consoles from the prior restock two days before that were up for grabs. 

Here's what our Costco PS5 restock alert looked like last time (April 20):

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Sam's Club PS5 restock

Sam's Club is overdue for a PS5 restock – the last time was a surprise at 1am EDT on March 23. That off-putting time made it stay in stock way longer than normal: a whole four minutes. That's a lifetime in the console restock world. 

Sam's Club, unlike Best Buy and Walmart, doesn't do frequent restocks or stick to a time schedule. So it's important to follow our PS5 restock tracker for this store. While you don't have to be a member of Sam's Club to buy PS5, you will get charged a fee or need to use a temporary membership to purchase the Sony console.

Here's what our Sam's Club PS5 restock alert looked like last time (March 23):

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