Sunday midday update: Our PS5 restock tracker on Twitter offers real-time updates in case there’s new stock of the Sony console Sunday. But that’s rare, and we expect it to be Monday or Tuesday. The good news is that we have a fresh way to track the next PS5 restock in the US.
Follow us for alerts on when to buy PS5 next – it has worked for Twitter users.
PS5 restock sold out at Best Buy. About 35% of my tweet replies are from people who got it! Shocking! 😮Follow & ♻️RT me + @techradar for instant PlayStation 5 tracking alerts 🚨 pic.twitter.com/S6fZmFGbDYFebruary 19, 2021
All weekend, we’re tracking PS5 restock from 12 different major retailers in the US. We may not see new stock until Monday or Tuesday but that’s why you follow us on Twitter. Last week, we saw PS5 drop four times: Amazon on Tuesday, Sony Direct on Wednesday, Antonline and Best Buy both on Friday.
Tip 1: Follow us for our PS5 restock Twitter updates above. You’ll get notifications on where you buy it next. We aim to tweet about new stock the first minute it becomes available to buy. See it really does works, according to real PS5 buyers:
This makes me happy. I’ve been seeing similar replies all night. The rest of you will get that PS5 restock too, and I’ll be happy to have played a small part. ❤️💪🏻 https://t.co/TtalBIhv1SFebruary 20, 2021
Tip 2: Tell us if you had success via Twitter. This helps people know what works and what doesn’t when it comes to successfully securing a PS5 after out Twitter tracking.
Today, we’re tracking PS5 inventory at trusted US retailers: the official Sony Direct store, GameStop, Walmart, Target and Best Buy. There are 12 different stores, and all of them are selling the PS5 at its normal MSRP. No relying on PS5 scalpers.
GameStop PS5 advantage: It’s important because this US retailer sells PS5 bundles at a slightly higher price (still face value for everything). All those resellers trying to turn a profit have to sell easy-to-buy games at full price. That’s a much harder resell opportunity for them – and a benefit to actual gamers.
Sony Direct PS5 ground rules: Remember, whenever the PS5 restock in the US happens from Sony (usually Tuesday to Friday), it’ll send you into a virtual queue and it’s choosing people at random to buy the much-sought-after video game console. You’re not guaranteed to get one.
As we always warn, getting into the Sony Direct queue doesn’t mean you’ll find the console in stock. Most people will see “more than an hour wait” from the estimated wait time. That’s what the message reads for us. For others, they’ll see a queue of just a few minutes.
Here are more rules, according to Sony:
Trust us, it’s serious about buying the PS5 within ten minutes. Make sure you have all of your information ready to go to buy PS5.