Update: Best Buy is now sold out of consoles. Make sure to follow our PS5 restock and Switch OLED restock guides to get the latest updates on console drops. Plus, check out our Black Friday deals coverage for the latest holiday sales.
Best Buy is holding a PS5 restock right now. The electronics retailer only took fresh orders of Sony’s in-demand next-gen console last week but has already managed to replenish its stock levels enough to take fresh orders of the in-demand console.
News of this restock originally came via a Best Buy newsletter (which was quickly shared across Twitter). The retailer confirmed that members would have exclusive access to a PS5 restock “tomorrow morning." Although, the drop is technically taking place in the afternoon, so it was presumably delayed by a few hours.
It's not just the PS5 available during this restock, the Nintendo Switch OLED is also up for grabs at Best Buy. This will come as welcome news to anybody hunting Nintendo Switch OLED restocks as the console has been extremely tricky to track down since its launch in October.
The bad news is that these restocks are exclusively for Totaltech members. This isn’t the first time that Best Buy has gated restocks behind its premium membership. While the likes of GameStop and Amazon have put PS5 restock behind a paywall as well, Best Buy’s Totaltech exclusive drops are the most egregious as membership costs an eye-watering $200 a year.
If you already have a Totaltech membership (or have been considering signing up) then make sure you don’t miss this opportunity to secure a PS5. Alternatively, bookmark our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates across all major retailers — including ones that don't put drops behind a $200 paywall.
Best Buy PS5 restock & Switch OLED restock (sold out)
PS5 restock tracker — stores to check
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 9)
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 15)
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 26)
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 26)
- Dell: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock August 25)
- Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 27)
- Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 21)
- Newegg: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock April 29)
- Kohl's: PS5 (last restock April 21)
- Adorama: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition | Bundles
- Costco: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock November 10)
- Antonline: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock October 28)
- Sam's Club: PS5 (last restock October 22)
How to buy a PS5 at Best Buy
As with most retailers, setting up a Best Buy account ahead of time should be your first priority. You want to make sure that your payment details and address information is pre-saved, in order to shave precious time off your checkout; that could be the difference between securing a PS5 and being left empty-handed.
Previously, Best Buy PS5 restocks required that your refresh the product page until you see the yellow "add to cart" button or a grey "please wait" button. However, Best Buy's new process places you in a queue. A pop-up windows says it'll "verify your account" and check for inventory. So it pays to sign into your account asap.
If you see that the PS5 is no longer in stock, you might want to try again via an incognito browser window. Repeat the process until you (hopefully) manage to score a console.
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Rory is an Entertainment Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on gaming and streaming. When he’s not reviewing the latest games, searching for hidden gems on Netflix, or writing hot takes on new gaming hardware, TV shows and movies, he can be found attending music festivals and getting far too emotionally invested in his favorite football team.