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How to Find the PS5 in Stock Now



Finding a PS5 in stock may be difficult, but it’s not impossible. This guide will help you get the PS5 as soon as possible, or at least before Christmas without paying inflated prices. Below are several links to where to check for the PS5 in stock, and a guide on how to get a notification when the PS5 is in stock at a retailer so that you can quickly order one.

The PS5 is available for $399 for the All Digitial Edition and $499 for the version with a disc. Both versions are difficult to find in stock and it will take some patience to find one if you haven’t ordered a PS5 yet.

Walmart held a special event on November 12th to sell the PlayStation 5 in batches, but that event is now over. Keep an eye out for similar promotions in the coming days and weeks from Walmart and other retailers.

After seeing the PS5 go in and out of stock in October, it remained out of stock so far this month for pre-order. We expect that we could see some stock arrive as orders are canceled and new stock is available.

Where to Find the PS5 in Stock

Where to find the PS5 in stock in 2020.

The PlayStation 5 is sold at several stores directly, and you can buy it on eBay if you are willing to pay a premium.

Here’s a rundown of where you can check the PS5 stock manually, which is smart to do as it can give you an edge in some cases

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You can also use these links to check for the PS5 Digital Edition in stock to save $100 if you don’t need a disc drive.

Most of these retailers let you sign up for an in-stock alert. You can also do in-store pre-orders at some GameStop locations, but quantities may already be spoken for.

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How to Find the PS5 in Stock

How to get a notification when the PS5 is in stock.

If you don’t want to manually check the stock at stores, you can sign up to get tracking alerts from NowInStock. These are great in addition to any in stock alerts that the retailers allow you to set up directly.

  1. Go to the PS 5 page on NowInStock.
  2. Register for a free account at NowInStock.
  3. Check your inbox for a verification email and click the correct link to verify.
  4. Go back to the PS5 NowInStock page.
  5. Click Add/Manage alerts in the right corner of the screen.
  6. Add an item to track it.

You can get browser alerts, text alerts, or email alerts when the model you want is in stock.

You can also see the history of when the PS5 is in stock at specific retailers. Use this to know when you should manually check or when you should expect an alert.

How to Get a PS5 Right Now

While you can’t get the PS5 right now, if you don’t want to mess with a retailer or waiting for pre-orders to start back up when small amounts trickle in, you can look for a reseller on eBay.

People are already reselling their PS5 pre-orders on eBay for a several hundred dollar premium.

Be careful to read the listing, we’ve already spotted someone selling a piece of paper pretending to be a PS5, and there will doubtlessly be other questionable listings. eBay is pretty good at closing those down on pre-orders like this, but just be cautious.

Last update on 2020-11-19. This post may contain affiliate links. Click here to read our disclosure policy for more details. Images via Amazon API

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  1. KlatuBerataNicto

    09/17/2020 at 10:05 am

    By even mentioning bot hoarding sites like NowInStock, you promote even further shortages and artificial scarcity. It should not be necessary to use a SKU hunting website to track availability and snap up units before John Q Public has a chance at his local games store or retailer. The average consumer is screwed by people using these sites to acquire multiple preorders from multiple retailers. This same nonsense happened with the switch and scalpers are STILL having a field day. Scalpers will be sitting on multiple units and ordinary gamers like myself will either be forced to pay egregious premiums on ebay, or simply go the xbox route. I dont want to do either. Sony dropped the ball with preorders, BIG TIME.

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