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GameStop in-store PS5 restock is over — here's where to check for stock next

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Update: Today's scheduled GameStop in-store PS5 restock has ended. All the stores involved in the drop have sold out. Make sure to check out our PS5 restock hub for the retailers to check for stock next. 

The next GameStop PS5 restock will be held in select GameStop stores today (Friday, Oct. 22). This is the second in-store GameStop PS5 restock we've seen in recent weeks, although this one appears to be slightly bigger in scale. 

GameStop has confirmed via its own website that an in-store PS5 restock will be held at select stores across Los Angeles, Phoenix, Houston, San Antonio, Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Chicago, and Boston. This drop will be open to the general public, and unlike GameStop’s online drops, it won’t have exclusive benefits for PowerUp Rewards Pro members. 

If you’re wondering which stores will have stock, GameStop has a helpful store locator tool to tell you. It seems like this will be a slightly larger PS5 restock with stores in multiple metropolitan areas offering consoles. (However, we're not seeing any stores in the New York tri-state area that will offer restock). 

If you live near a location that will have PS5 consoles, you'll need to load up on coffee and get down there as soon as possible. Stock will be handed out when the store normally opens. That could be as early as 8 a.m. local time in some areas. We're already getting reports that queues are forming in areas like Boston. 

It’s important to note that this PS5 restock will not include standalone consoles for purchase. GameStop has been bundling its supply of next-gen console stock with additional items since launch, and even this in-store restock will only have pre-built PS5 packages for sale. 

Reportedly the bundle being offered during this restock includes a PS5 console, Ghost of Tsushima: Director's Cut, Far Cry 6, a 1-Year PlayStation membership, and a $50 GameStop gift card. It will cost $740 which is the combined retail price of all the times. It's certainly a better package than some previous GameStop bundles that have been a little bit strange.  

GameStop isn’t the first retailer to be experimenting with an in-store restock event. Best Buy held its first-ever in-store drop last month. It appeared to run reasonably smoothly. Although, there was of course more people in the line than consoles to sell, which did lead to a few unpleasant scenes as people jostled for stock. 

If you don’t live in one of the areas involved in this in-store PS5 restock, or just don’t feel like taking a trip to a physical store, make sure to check out our PS5 restock hub. This comprehensive guide is updated daily with the latest restock information to ensure you never miss a drop.  

PS5 restock tracker — stores to check