Update: GameStop is now sold out of PS5 consoles. Make sure to follow our PS5 restock guide for the latest drops.
GameStop will hold its next PS5 restock on today (Friday, March 11). This comes on the heels of Tuesday's online restock. Today's in-store restock will be for PowerUp Reward Pro members only.
News of this restock comes from Matt Swider of The Shortcut. Matt is one of the most trusted stock trackers in the game, with notoriously strong sources across major retailers. Multiple GameStop sources have confirmed to him that an in-store drop is happening in the next few hours.
As is now standard with GameStop restocks, the retailer will only offer the console in a prebuilt bundle and you'll need to be a PowerUp Reward Pro member in order to secure one. Swider has also provided information on what will be included in the package this time, and it's good and bad news.
The bundle will cost $797 and includes a PS5 Disc console, Gran Turismo 7 (25th Anniversary Edition), Horizon Forbidden West (Limited Edition), PowerA PS5 DualSense Charging Station, PS4 HyperX Cloud Headset and a $50 PlayStation Network gift card.
We have pretty mixed feelings about this bundle. For starters, at almost $800 it's a little more expensive than previous GameStop bundles which were generally closer to $700. We also don't love that it includes a third-party controller charging dock instead of the official Sony one, plus the supplied headset is technically a PS4 accessory that is compatible with the PS5.
On the other hand, the package does at least include two new PS5 exclusive games. Although, including the more expensive special edition of each game is a little sly. At least GameStop always charges the combined retail price of the items within its bundles, so you won’t be getting price gouged.
We don't currently know which locations will be participating in this restock, but we're hoping that GameStop provides that information very soon as the restock is just hours away. That said, you should expect a smaller restock than normal at most stores.
Swider has received intel that suggest the retailer is switching up the way it handles stock distribution. GameStop is apparently no longer allocating big quantities of stock to a handful of flagship locations, but is instead spreading its PS5 stock more evenly across its many stores. This means that the majority of GameStop locations will have between four and eight bundles for sale, which will surely be snapped up quickly.
This in-store restock will start from each individual store opening time (which could be as early as 8 a.m. local time) — but expect the most keen shoppers to start queuing before then. You'll want to load up on coffee and head out early if you don't want to be left empty-handed.
While some previous GameStop in-store restocks have been open to everyone, this latest restock event will be held exclusively for PowerUp Reward Pro members. Make sure to get signed up now ahead of time. If you're not a Pro member, you will likely be denied the opportunity to purchase a console during the restock.
If you'd rather purchase your console online or don't want to stretch your budget to cover a pricey GameStop bundle, be sure to check our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates. We can't guarantee you a machine, but it’ll help make the job of tracking down a next-gen console much easier.
PS5 restock tracker — stores to check
- Walmart: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 24)
- Best Buy: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock January 20)
- GameStop: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock March 11)
- Amazon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 25)
- Dell: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock January 20)
- Target: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock March 10)
- Sony: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock March 9)
- 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 February 15)
- Antonline: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock March 2)
- Sam's Club: PS5 (last restock December 16)
- Verizon: PS5 | PS5 Digital Edition (last restock February 28)