PS5 restock updates - Your guide to buying a PlayStation 5

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PS5 restock action has taken a hit over the last couple of days, and right now we're not seeing too much happening in the US. While the UK is enjoying some new God of War: Ragnarok bundles on the shelves, we're limited to email sign ups stateside for now. 

That means you'll want to head to (opens in new tab) to get signed up for the next wave of PS5 restocks this week. We've been seeing stock landing here weekly for a good while now, so it's definitely worth dropping your email address. Last week we did spot the standalone console drop its invite system, and still remains unavailable to this day. However, the Horizon Forbidden West bundle is still trucking on. 

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You'll find all the latest PS5 restock action just below, as well as the retailers you should be checking every day and our own top tips for finding new stock further down the page. 

And just before we cut right to it, remember that the Black Friday PS5 deals and Black Friday gaming deals are just around the corner. While we might not see a price cut on the consoles themselves, we could see some extra bundles appear, or some great price cuts across games and accessories.

Where to buy PS5 today

You'll find the current PS5 stock situation as of 12.43pm ET / 5.43pm GMT on Tuesday, November 8 below. 

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Amazon removed email sign ups for its standalone PS5 stock last week, but we're still seeing the option available on the Horizon Forbidden West bundle. Plus, with a restock as recent as last Friday, and plenty more weekly drops before that, we're confident we'll get another shot this week.

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Coming in 15p cheaper than other retailers, ShopTo has the top spot for the new God of War Ragnarok PS5 bundle in the UK today. Of course, that's just 15p off, so and if you're looking for a different title we'd recommend heading to (opens in new tab) instead for more choice. 

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PS5 restocks - US

Even in bundle format, we're still chasing PS5 restocks across the US. Things are by no means as bad as they once were, though, and we're even seeing some bundles holding their positions on the shelves at retailers like Walmart and Sony.

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The standalone PS5 console seems to have slipped from Amazon's email invite system today, but there's still good news. The Horizon Forbidden West bundle is restocking today, so it's well worth getting your name down if you haven't already. 

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Sony previously had Call of Duty bundles available on the shelves, but that stock seems to have run dry now. We'd stay tuned here, though, because we were even seeing standalone consoles flashing in before this drop in availability.

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Best Buy had its first PS5 restock for a good few months earlier this week, but this one didn't stick around. Reserved for Total Tech members, this latest wave of consoles flew off the shelves and haven't been seen since. 

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Walmart had a Horizon Forbidden West bundle on the shelves for a record amount of time over the last two weeks, with stock showing up day after day without wavering. However, it seems this honeymoon has come to an end, with the console unavailable today. 

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GameStop has been out of the rat race recently, but an in-store drop over the weekend has changed all that. We saw Pro Members rocking up to brick and mortar stores to enjoy exclusive PS5 bundles recently, so there may be more shipments making their way online soon. 

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Target has moved to an in-store first approach, which means you'll be able to scout out local stock without competing against the entire country. The last time we saw an online PS5 restock here was back in April, so we'd recommend checking your regional availability. 

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PS5 restocks - UK

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You'll find the cheapest disk edition bundle on UK shelves at ShopTo right now, with this God of War Ragnarok package priced at just £539.85. Yes it's just a 15p saving, but that's all it takes to cinch the top spot. 

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Game previously had stock of the Digital Edition on the shelves, but we're back to regular disk edition bundles today. The cheapest among them is a £539.99 package offering either FIFA 23 or God of War: Raganarok. 

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While we were previously seeing standalone PS5 stock on the shelves at Sony, we're back to bundles today. FIFA 23 is the order of the day here, available with a disk console for £539.99.

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You're actually getting pretty solid value in this £629.99 PS5 bundle at Studio. Packed with God of War: Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II there's a total value of £669.96 here. That means you're saving around £40 by going bigger with your purchase.

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Currys' cheaper bundles have been swept off the shelves today, but we are still seeing disk edition consoles live and ready to ship. These packages are a little pricier, at £699, but come with an extra DualSense controller, a copy of Gotham Knights, and a Razer Barracuda X headset. 

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Scan is offering a mega bundle in its latest round of PS5 restocks. You can pick up the PS5 console, a copy of FIFA 23, a DualSense controller, Pulse 3D headset, and Samsung 980 Pro 1TB SSD for £779 right now. That's perfect if you're after everything you need from day one.

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(opens in new tab) - last seen November 3
Very's most recent PS5 restock has just shifted its last unit. That means we're waiting for more bundle options here, but it shouldn't be too long before more appear. 

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Box briefly had a particularly strong bundle on the shelves - with a saving on the included accessories no less. However, these packages have now been snapped up.

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BT has been offering PS5 stock to its own customers for weeks now, but it looks like that supply has finally run dry. You won't find any consoles here at the moment, but stay tuned because these are often some of the best value bundles out there.

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Argos doesn't have any PS5 consoles in the warehouse this week, dropping the last of its stock at the start of the week. However, this is a post-code system so it's always worth checking in to see if there are any at your local store. 

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We were seeing Amazon offering a Horizon Forbidden West bundle without requiring an email invite at the start of the month. However, that stock has now run dry - as expected. We'd recommend checking in regularly here, though, as you can still sign up for notifications on standalone consoles. 

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PS5 restocks - Canada

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Our PS5 restock top tips

We've been tracking PS5 restocks since the console launched, scouring the web day after day for even a hint of a DualSense on the shelves. That means we've seen hundreds of drops come and go and resisted the urge to dive into each and every one ourselves. We've certainly picked up some tips and tricks to finding these elusive drops along the way. 

1. Register for email invites
This is the first thing you need to do as soon as you consider buying a PS5. Amazon and Sony both offer the chance to sign up for an email invite to their future stock drops and you should be taking them up on it. While you're not guaranteed a win in these situations, you will have a far greater chance of waking up to some good news. 

2. Sign in and save your details
If you come across a PS5 restock out in the wild, the last thing you'll want to be doing is faffing at checkout. This is where we see the vast majority of punters missing out, their consoles sniped from right under their noses. This is a race, so you'll need to be as speedy through the process as possible. The best way to do so is sign in with all the retailers above and save your payment and shipping details to reduce clicks when it's crunch time.

3. Consider memberships
While this isn't such a big deal as it was earlier in the year (Best Buy has stopped reserving stock for its Total Tech members and Amazon doesn't require a Prime account any longer), Walmart still aims its restocks at its Plus members only. It's worth investing in a month's membership if you hear about a Walmart restock due. You'll have plenty of advance warning with this particular retailer.

4. Follow social media
Social media has been a saving grace in the great console race - it's simply the fastest way to find out about stock drops happening right now. And you'll need that speed. We're still seeing PS5s selling out in minutes at certain US retailers (the UK seems to be holding out a little longer), which means every second counts once a store pushes that big red button.

5. Keep refreshing
Refreshing a site's page when you know a restock is going down all around you means you'll have the best chance to landing on a good wave. These sites go bananas when consoles land, which means they can often buckle under the pressure and show an out of stock message. Keep trying and you'll likely catch a winning loop.

6. Don't give up
If you've hammered that refresh button to death and you're still getting nowhere, don't give up. We sometimes see sites turning off the faucet when the demand grows too high, only to switch those consoles back on again once interest has waned. Stick around for another wave of stock and you could get lucky.

7. Don't buy from marketplace sellers
If you're new to the PS5 restock race you may be tempted to sink some extra cash into a scalper's listing. Don't. There are plenty of PS5 restocks happening every month and there's no need to pay more than the MSRP.

Should you buy PS5 restock bundles?

Picking up a PS5 by itself is far more difficult than finding it bundled up with some games and accessories. Retailers prefer to package extra kit into their listings, and they do tend to stick around on the shelves a lot longer. We'd always recommend checking the value of the additional PS5 accessories you're buying against the total of the bundle, however, to make sure you're not being ripped off - you should only ever pay MSRP for anything you find. 

Is it still hard to buy PS5?

The state of PS5 stock today depends on your region. In the US, individual consoles are particularly difficult to locate and even bundles represent a rare opportunity. However, over in the UK we're seeing far more bundles holding their position on the shelves (standalone consoles are still rare). 

Another item you might want to pick up once you've been able to buy a PS5 is one of the options on our best PS5 external hard drives page to increase your storage capacity. Or if you've got the need for speed, the best PS5 SSD might be worth a look.

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