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Best Buy PS5 restock sold out — where to find inventory next

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Update: Best Buy has sold out of PS5 consoles. Make sure to follow our PS5 restock tracker for updates on where to find stock. 

A Best Buy PS5 drop is taking place right now. The electronics retailer hasn’t restocked Sony’s flagship gaming console since June 3, so it was long overdue. 

While it’s been a frustrating few weeks for anyone still trying to secure one of these in-demand machines, the good news is that Best Buy has both the PS5 with disc and PS5 Digital available as standalone consoles. 

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PS5: $499 @ Best Buy
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PS5 Digital Edition: $399 @ Best Buy
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The tip-off came by way of Matt Swider of TechRadar, who is a very prominent figure in the PS5 restock tracking world. According to his sources at Best Buy, inventory is trickling through to regional warehouses after several weeks of zero next-gen console stock.

Internal whispers had suggested a restock on Monday (June 21) was a possibility. The rumors of an imminent Best Buy restock are bolstered by the retailer adding a new listing for a PS5 bundle that includes the console itself and a copy of Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart a few weeks ago. For now, the listing is marked sold-out but orders will likely be taken in the near future. (Although that bundle isn't available during today's restock). 

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If you want someone else to do the hard work of keeping tabs on PS5 drops for you, then make sure to bookmark our PS5 restock hub. Here we’ll update you with the latest stock information as we get it so you never miss a drop. 

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. 

It’s also important to note that Best Buy is not currently delivering PS5 consoles — though the order process takes place online, you must opt for in-store pick-up. So, if you don’t have a local Best Buy, or don’t have the ability to get to your local store, then Best Buy may not be the PS5 retailer for you. 

YouTube stock tracker Jake Randall has laid out the best process for actually checking out with a PS5 at Best Buy. When a restock is taking place, refresh the product page until you see the yellow “add to cart” button or a grey “please wait” button. If you see the latter, do not refresh, but instead wait for the button to change to the yellow “add to cart” one. 

Once you’re able to add to cart, you might see a message telling you the PS5 is no longer in stock. Should that happen, you need to change your location to one that has the system in stock. Randall recommends that if the PS5 is showing as out of stock everywhere, leave the page as it is and open a new one. Repeat the process outlined above until the “add to cart” button appears again, then go back to the original page you had open and try again to choose a location. 

Best Buy, like several other retailers, is releasing its PS5 stock in waves, so hang around even if the site initially reads sold out during a restock window, as another opportunity to get a PS5 may appear. Investing some time into the process could pay off as other people may give up and lose patience.

The retailer will also ask you to enter a supplied code during the purchasing process, and you have the option for this to be sent via text or email. Always opt for text, as it’ll come through almost instantly. Email codes can take a while to come through or get lost in a spam filter, and by the time you’ve recovered it, the console will likely be out of stock again. 

Rory is a staff writer at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics including tech news, deals, gaming, streaming and more. When he’s not writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found watching a borderline unhealthy amount of movies and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.