Update: Amazon is now sold out of PS5 consoles once again, check our PS5 restock hub for the latest stock information as well as which retailers to check for inventory next.
Amazon (opens in new tab) is currently holding its first PS5 restock of the month. The retailer's servers appear to be struggling with the demand of so many customers trying to buy the console at once so you'll need to be ready to deal with website issues, but customers are getting through and buying a console right now.
There is also a drop via the Amazon Treasure Truck running right now. If you miss out, make sure to sign up for Treasure Truck alerts (opens in new tab) in case of any future drops in your local area.
News of this restock was originally tipped by Matt Swider (opens in new tab) of our sister site TechRadar, who is one of the most prominent names in the PS5 restock tracking game. He has a strong track record when it comes to calling drops ahead of time and he's once again been proved to be on the money.
Amazon PS5 restock — quick links (check stock)
PS5: check stock@ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Sony's flagship gaming machine, the PS5 is one of the most in-demand tech products currently available. For good reason: this powerful console boasts 4K visuals, an innovative DualSense controller, and a 4K Blu-ray drive. It was restock today but is now sold out again.
PS5 Digital: check stock @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The PS5 Digital console lacks a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, it's slightly thinner than its counterpart. It also sells for $399 ($100 less) and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. Amazon is reportedly due to restock the console soon.
PS5: £449 @ Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
As one of the biggest retailers in the U.K. Amazon is the place to check regularly for PS5 stock. Stock tracking accounts are reporting that Amazon U.K. is also preparing for a PS5 restock in the coming days.
Matt took to Twitter (opens in new tab) to give a state of play update on various retailers and noted that Amazon has changed its links. This means the retailer has recently tweaked something on its PS5 listing page and updated the product URL. When this has happened previously a drop has followed soon after, so it does seem likely that Amazon is preparing to take PS5 orders once again.
🆕 PS5 / Xbox restock news + Spider-Man trailer⚠️PSA: NEVER buy from Twitter users (💯scams)1. Amazon due soon (changed its links recently)PS5 Disc https://t.co/jiCiZyFp2xPS5 Digital https://t.co/Z1x6HcLHWlXbox S https://t.co/ntgOmxQlRcXbox Series X https://t.co/5jhpFiXrJwAugust 24, 2021
Last month Amazon experimented with offering early access PS5 restocks exclusively to Prime members. This new perk for subscribers to the company’s premium membership service was trialed on Amazon UK, and has yet to make its way over to Amazon US. There’s been no indication that the next U.S. restock will include any early access window but that could change ahead of the drop.
Speaking of the U.K., stock tracking accounts on the other side of the pond have also indicated that Amazon UK will also be dropping PS5 restock in the coming days. This news originally came from the @ps5ukalerts (opens in new tab) Twitter account, although it's expected that Prime members will have exclusive access to this drop at least initially.
It’s also important to note that as of yet nothing has been official confirmed by Amazon. While Matt Swider is most definitely a source that should be considered reliable, no restock is guaranteed until it’s been announced by the retailer in question. We advise keeping an eye on Amazon in the coming days but don’t pin all your hopes on this restock, it could prove to be a false mirage.
If you’re still hunting for a PS5 then make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. This guide contains all the buying information you need and is regularly updated with the latest restock information, updates, and speculation so you never miss a drop. We can’t guarantee it’ll get you a PS5 but it’ll certainly tip the odds in your favor.