The delayed PS5 restock at Best Buy isn’t destined to show up this week, according to our 24/7 PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert when the Sony console is in stock – if you follow his account and turn on notifications.
Best Buy has “zero next-gen consoles” at key warehouses, according to our exclusive sources, but Matt did send an alert via Twitter about the Costco PS5 restock today, and several of his followers were able to get the bundle.
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The Costco PS5 restock was members-only, so you’re likely wondering when Best Buy and Walmart will restock? Often they happen on Thursdays, though we have our doubts based on our sources (Walmart had a big PS5 restock last week, too).
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PS5 restock news: No Best Buy, but Costco was in stock
The PS5 restock at Costo today finally happened, although it was a region-limited bundle (meaning it may not have been in your zip code) and for Costco members only. That type of restock is instantly met with ‘who’s next’ replies – ‘when is Best Buy’ or ‘when is Walmart’ – on the Twitter account of PS5 restock tracker Matt Swider.
Best Buy and Walmart often favor a restock date on Thursday, and the most popular choice recently has been Thursday for Best Buy.
Great right? We have two problems with this. First Walmart just had a restock for PS5 Digital Edition last Thursday, and it sold so many PS5 consoles it ran out of inventory and had to promise many buyers a free upgrade to PS5 Disc – without paying customers paying the $100 premium. It wouldn’t do that if it had ample inventory for this week.
Second, the scheduled Best Buy PS5 restock on Monday (likely originally meant to compete with Prime Day 2021 deals) had to be rescheduled as we’re told some Best Buy warehouses have struggled to get inventory in this week. Our sources at some key warehouses had zero consoles, while Best Buy warehouse contacts did have enough consistent with a drop. Best Buy usually waits until stores nationwide can be sent the PS5 restock from the warehouses to stores for customer pick-up (after the purchase is secured online).
PS5 restock dates – last week vs this week
Last week was a very good week for PS5 restock news. We saw the Sony console at Walmart, Sam’s Club, Target and Antonline in the span of four days. This week is a different story – we had the long-awaited Amazon PS5 restock, but little else.
Here’s where we saw consoles yesterday, June 23.
Today’s Restock Re-cap✅🥳8am: Target Xbox Series X restock✅🥱2pm: Gamestop Xbox, but All-Access✅🥳2pm: Sony Direct for PS5 w/ email invites❌😬5pm: No Sony Direct for all users✅🥱8pm: Costco expensive Xbox bundleLet’s see what happens Thursdayhttps://t.co/lB3g2Sm1sxJune 24, 2021
Technically, Sony Direct restock had a restock on June 23 but the virtual queue was for people with a special (randomly sent) email invite. It never opened up the virtual queue to everyone else at 5pm EDT yesterday, although we did live stream a PS5 restock Q&A off the back of the virtual queue not happening.
There was a GameStop Xbox Series X restock, and three additional places had the console – all yesterday. So PS5 restock events have been lagging behind this week – with the exception of that Amazon PS5 restock. Newegg did have a PS5 Digital bundle in stock this week alongside the Newegg Shuffle GPU restock, but that was also a lottery system, and a much smaller one.
Stat tuned for more PS5 restock news, as we continue to send out alerts whenever stores in the US get inventory, or our sources tell us that there’s going to be the $499 PS5 Disc or $399 PS5 Digital in stock nationwide.