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GameStop PS5 restock over — where to look next

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Update: The GameStop in-store PS5 restock is over. Check out our main PS5 restock guide for the latest info on where to find your console.

In what could be the last in-store PS5 restock of 2021, select GameStop stores have PS5 consoles available for purchase today. This will almost certainly be your last chance to score a PS5 in person this year. 

GameStop has updated its store locator tool, which allows you to check if your local retailer will be participating in this restock. Note that not every branch of GameStop will have stock, so make sure to check ahead of time to avoid disappointment.

Additionally, this in-store PS5 restock is for PowerUp Rewards Pro members only. You can sign up at GameStop via this link. News of this restock originally came from console tracker, Lord Restock

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This PS5 restock will start from each individual store's opening time (which could be as early as 8 a.m. local time) — but expect eager shoppers to start queuing for the console much earlier than this, especially since this could be your last chance to get a PS5 console in 2021. 

As is now the standard with GameStop PS5 restocks, the console will only be available in bundles. GameStop bundles usually sell at face value and include a PS5 Disc console, an extra DualSense controller, one or two of the best PS5 games, a third-party controller charging dock, 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.

If you don’t live near to a GameStop, or would prefer to purchase a console online in the New Year, be sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates over the coming weeks. We can't guarantee you a machine, but it’ll help make the job of tracking down a next-gen console a little bit more manageable.

How to become a PowerUp Rewards Pro Member

In early June, GameStop announced that it's changing the way it handles console restocks. It will give first dibs to its PowerUp Rewards Pro members. Although there's a free tier, only Pro members will get early access to the restocks. Membership starts at $14.99 per year and includes perks like a Game Informer subscription, $5 reward coupons per month (total of $60/year), 10% extra trade credit on games/accessories, and a $5 welcome certificate. If you sign up today, you'll have access to the restock. 

PowerUp Rewards Pro membership: from $15 @ GameStop

PowerUp Rewards Pro membership: from $15 @ GameStop
GameStop's PowerUp Rewards Pro membership already came with a host of benefits, but the retailer has added one more — early access to next-gen console restocks. If you're still after a PS5 or Xbox Series X, this could be $15 very well spent. 

PS5 restock tracker — stores to check

As deals editor at Tom’s Guide, Louis is constantly looking for ways to avoid paying full price for the latest gadgets. With over 10 years of deals-hunting experience, Louis price checks against multiple retailers and searches high and low for the best deals to bring readers. A born-and-bred New Yorker, Louis is also an avid swimmer and marathoner. His work has appeared on Gizmodo, CNET, and Time Out New York.