After a surprise PS5 restock on Prime Day, it was assumed that Amazon wouldn’t have stock of Sony’s in-demand gaming console for several weeks. However, a Reddit user (opens in new tab) claiming to be an Amazon employee has suggested the online retailer is already building up quite a stock of the coveted machine.
The information comes from a post by Reddit user Sure-Estate-8094. The poster claims to be an Amazon employee and notes that while the warehouse in which they work has just 50 PS5 units, the retailer has “1,000s” in total. The user states that there’s "no telling how many Amazon actually has" but the implication of this post is that the retailer is gearing up for another restock soon.
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The alleged Amazon employee also provided an image that they claim is from inside an Amazon warehouse. In the background of the image, we see a pallet containing multiple PS5s, as well as several large boxes. Presumably, these boxes are also filled with PS5 consoles.
While the image and accompanying post would certainly suggest that the next Amazon PS5 restock isn’t too far off, another Reddit user has theorized that these consoles may actually be units sold during the retailer’s last restock on Prime Day. A claim the employee has not yet refuted.
The poster has not provided any verified evidence that they actually work for Amazon. While the image is not one that we’ve seen posted anywhere else, it could still be part of an elaborate ruse. Furthermore, even if the poster actually is an Amazon employee they could be unintentionally spreading misinformation. We definitely don’t recommend taking this post as a guaranteed fact.
Frustratingly, we likely won’t know if this leak is legitimate until the next Amazon restock actually takes place. Amazon never gives advanced warning before restocking either the PS5 or Xbox Series X. Instead the retailer favors dropping stock out of the blue, which can make tracking restocks difficult.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Amazon and every other major retailer in our PS5 restock hub. Here we collect the latest restock information as we get it, as well as rounding up any rumors we spot and making some (informed) speculation ourselves. Getting a PS5 is still pretty tricky but our guide will help make it a slightly easier task.