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GameStop in-store PS5 restock now over — where to check for inventory next

a photo representing a PS5 restock
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Update: The latest GameStop in-store PS5 restock is now over. Check our PS5 restock hub for the retailers to check for inventory next.

GameStop has confirmed it will be holding its next in-store PS5 restock this week. The drop is scheduled for today (Thursday, January 27) and it will once again be exclusively for PowerUp Reward Pro members

News of this restock originally came via Matt Swider (opens in new tab) of The Shortcut (opens in new tab). Matt is one of the most well-known stock trackers in the game, with strong sources across retailers. His exclusive reporting has now been confirmed by the retailer itself. 

As is standard with GameStop restocks, the retailer will only offer the console as part of a bundle during this in-store event. Swider has also provided information on what will be included in the pre-built package, and there are some useful extras in there. 

The bundle will cost $747 and includes a PS5 Disc console, Call of Duty Vanguard, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, a DualSense controller (Cosmic Red) and a $50 GameStop Gift Card. GameStop always charges the combined retail price of the items within its bundles, so you won’t be getting price gouged. Although, Vanguard is being priced at $60 even though it's on sale for $53. 

GameStop internal communications confirming a PS5 restock

(Image credit: Matt Swider/The Shortcut)

Which specific locations will be participating in this restock are unknown. We're hoping that GameStop provides that information very soon. You can check its store locator tool (opens in new tab) for the latest updates. However, the retailer didn't publically confirm which stores would have next-gen consoles ahead of its last instore restock on January 14, so may opt to be similarly vague this time. 

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 eager 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 (opens in new tab) 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 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

Rory Mellon

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.