There’s no Best Buy PS5 restock today, May 14, according to our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you alerts as soon as US retailers are in stock – if you follow his Twitter account and turn on notifications. Best Buy has recently switched to Thursday restocks of the Sony console, at least for the past two cycles. Instead, we’ve turned our PS5 Twitter tracking expertise to next week, when we’re likely to see a Target PS5 restock on Wednesday, May 19. This is likely to follow a much-anticipated Walmart PS5 restock on Thursday, May 20 at 3pm. Antonline is another retailer that may have PS5 Disc (not PS5 Digital) on hand next week, though no PS5 restock date is known at this point.
Here’s how to find the PS5 restock date and times.
- When? Follow Matt Swider, our PS5 restock Twitter tracker for notifications about when the next PS5 restock is live. It’s the fastest way to get real-time updates.
- Do not buy from other Twitter users – which are all scams. Only buy from the websites Matt points you to. No one is looking to eagerly sell a console for just $550.
The instant Twitter alerts from Matt Swider will look like:
When will PS5 restock in the US?
The Best Buy PS5 restock would be happening right about now if the retailer didn’t change when it put the PlayStation 5 on sale. For the last two weeks, we’ve seen Best Buy launch online orders Thursdays at exactly 3:40pm EDT. That time is important because it usually comes at the tail end of Walmart PS5 restock events (when they have them), with Best Buy swooping in to save the day for people who got shut out (it’s great for brand building after gamers have their hopes dashed at Walmart).
So we don’t expect a PS5 restock today from any retailer, and we know that Sony Direct, the official store for the PlayStation brand, is backed up on shipping out to customers from a restock earlier this week. When it does have PS5 in stock, it usually launches a virtual queue in the late afternoons or early evenings (around 5:30pm EDT).
You may be asking: when will PS5 restock next in the US? Target is likely to happen mid-next week, according to our retail sources. It has enough inventory of the PS5 that we expect console stock to go live on Wednesday morning, its new normal date for accepting PS5 orders as of the past two drops.
The PS5 restock time happens at 7:40am EDT / 6:40am CDT / 5:40am MDT / 4:40am PDT, but we highly suggest checking for our Twitter restock alerts 40 minutes before the usual drop time. During one PS5 restock in 2021, it happened at 7:15am EDT, so the scheduling isn’t always nailed down ahead of time.
The Walmart PS5 restock date and time may be Thursday, April 20 at 3pm. As the biggest retail chain in the US, it puts a lot of consoles on sale, but has also been taking the longest to deliver. The good news is that it’s been delivering a lot of overdue consoles to people in the last two weeks (it’s known for being very behind on shipments, according to our sources), so, with that, we’re likely to see orders open up next week. Matt Swider often knows about the Walmart PS5 restock ahead of time a few minutes after 12pm EDT.
Antonline had an Xbox Series X restock today, but among Sony consoles, it was the PS5 Digital Edition for two weeks in a row. That likely means we’ll see the PS5 Disc version next week, as the retailer promises to restock next-gen consoles every week. We’re due for a bundle that contains the $499 PS5 Disc.
There are other US retailers that have PS5 in stock off-and-on. GameStop could see PS5 in stock at the end of next week (it usually waits a week or a week-and-a-half between its restocks), while both Costco and Sam’s Club are overdue to sell the console in palpable bundles for club members. Rarely, we do see Kohl’s have PS5 bundles in stock, but the date isn’t known and it happens few times a year.