Amazon PS5 restock: what time and alert
The Amazon PS5 restock date was April 19. Here's the and and how to get an alert for the next stock update from Amazon.
The Amazon PS5 restock time happens once a month, and I just sent an alert for the April 19, 2022 PlayStation 5 restock that happened on the same day as the scheduled Walmart PS5 restock. That means the next notification from my PS5 restock tracker on Twitter likely go out to my followers during May 2022.
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Next Amazon PS5 restock
📦 Check Amazon PS5 Disc (just sold out April 19, 2022)
📦 Check Amazon PS5 Digital (more rare) for 2022
🙌 You’ll need an Amazon Prime membership, but unlike the Walmart PS5 restock, which requires Walmart Plus, free trial and student memebrships work
⚠️ Note: these links are where to get the console once the PS5 is in stock and sold by Amazon. Until then, resellers usually sell for a higher price.
I will always do an Amazon PS5 restock live stream video to help teach you how to check out with the Sony console at Amazon (it’s a bit complicated). On April 19, it happened during my Walmart PS5 live stream, one hour before the Walmart PS5 drop (maybe designed by Amazon on purpose). Here’s the March 31 restock live stream that may teach you a thing or two about checking out with the console.
The Amazon PS5 restock is always sold and shipped online, unlike the Target PS5 restock, which requires an online checkout but an in-store pickup. And the price will be $499 for PS5 Disc, so you won’t have to get anything like a GameStop PS5 bundle. You’ll never need an invite like the Sony Direct PS5 queue invite email.
Amazon PS5 restock time
The PS5 restock time is usually a mystery and I expect the same for May 2022, but it’s consistently been in stock between 11am ET to 11:28am ET in 2022 once a month. There were a few times in late 2021 when the Amazon PS5 restock stretched to 2pm ET for the PS5 Digital Edition console, which sold quickly whenever that happened.
In other words, if you want to buy the PS5 from Amazon in April 2022, stay aware of the Twitter tracker alerts during the prime restock time of 11am ET to 11:28am ET.
Amazon PS5 restock treasure truck
Check the Amazon Treasure Truck offer daily at 12pm ET / 9am PT
Ahead of a potential May 2022 PS5 Amazon restock, there’s one caveat to that “usually around 11am ET" Amazon PS5 drop time pattern: in October of last year, Amazon initiated the PS5 Disc restock as a 12pm ET “Treasure Truck Drop.” What is Amazon Treasure Truck Drop? A one-product-a-day surprise sale that happens at noon ET every day. Twice in 2021 the daily “Treasure Truck” had the PlayStation 5 console (both times it was the PS5 Disc edition).
While you can never let your guard down when it comes to these restocks, your awareness should be heightened between 11am ET and 12:05pm ET at the end of each month – if you really want to buy the PS5 Disc console at MSRP.
So, basically, be very aware from 11am ET to 12:05am ET every day this week.
Amazon PS5 restock expert advice
How to check out during an Amazon PS5 restock remains a mystery to a lot of people. Too often people give up without refreshing the page a few times or don’t spend time reading how to effectively purchase the Sony PS5 console. If there’s one piece of advice to give, it’s to not give up right away.
Follow my PS5 restock tracker and get alerts by turning on notifications
You’ll need to have an active Amazon Prime membership to get the PS5
Click on the Amazon PS5 Disc or Digital link (I’ll tweet when the PS5 is in stock) when I notify you that there’s a PlayStation 5 restock. Don’t wait.
If you don’t see the Add to Cart button, click on “See All Buying Options.” This will reveal a window that lists the $499 PS5 Disc price. Beware of resellers trying to sell the console for a lot more before and after the restock.
See pic above: 1) If Amazon isn’t showing “See All Buying Options” or if it isn’t working, try tapping “Add to list,” then 2) “View list” from the next menu. This adds the PS5 console to your Wish List and, importantly, ushers you away from the stressed PS5 product page where millions are refreshing to try to buy it. Tap Add to Cart from this personalized page.
Finally: if you see a dogs-themed 404 error page, don’t give up. It can take up to 30 minutes to check out with the PS5. The ‘Amazon Dogs’ errors will go away as more people give up. That’s usually when persistent buyers get the console.
That’s a lot of Amazon PS5 restock advice for May 2022. If you have any questions, paid subscribers can ask me in the comments or in an email. Just mentioned you’re a paid subscriber, I’ll confirm and answer any details questions.
Will Amazon restock PS5 Digital Edition?
An Amazon PS5 Digital Edition restock is extremely rare. While Amazon did have the PS5 Digital console on March 30, I have some guidance for you regarding this $399 edition of the Sony console at all retailers in the United States: Sony hasn’t been making nearly as many PS5 Digital Edition consoles compared to the PS5 Disc version. I’ve confirmed this information by tracking PS5 sales through both Amazon and other retailers like Walmart. The exclusive data I’ve compiled shows that you’re 14 times more likely to get a PS5 Disc console than the PS5 Digital Edition.
The exclusive data I’ve compiled shows that you’re 14 times more likely to get a PS5 Disc console than the PS5 Digital Edition
So while you can try for the Amazon PlayStation 5 Digital Edition for $399 in the future, spending the extra $100 for the PS5 Disc console may be the surer route and you can always save money in other ways by finding the latest PlayStation Plus discount code and then downloading PS Plus free games monthly.
Amazon PS5 restock dates for May 2022
While the Amazon PS5 Disc restock time is easy to nail down, the actual in-stock date is a bit trickier. However, we have a usual window of dates: the Amazon PS5 drops are between the 19th to the 30th of any given month, based on my analysis of the Amazon PS5 restock history (updated for the April 2022 Amazon restock).
Amazon usually has a PS5 restock once a month, although it skipped out on giving us a PS5 drop in January and the February stock was nothing more than a blip. The PS5 restock in March 2022 was just for the PS5 Digital, with the PS5 Disc version never coming through by March 31. This may be why we saw the PS5 restock on April 19, 2022 happen earlier than we’ve usually seen from the US retailer.
Last Amazon PS5 restock
Amazon, for the first time, announced a PS5 restock, giving us the restock time and date. That was March 30, and although the actual restock time was 15 minutes late, it did offer the Sony console and a few people were able to successfully check out with the Digital Edition. Other consumers were greeted with photos of dogs (Amazon employee dogs act as the 404 error pages); cute, but not when you’re really eager to buy a PS5 console.
There are still thousands of people who message me every day about needing to buy PS5 from Amazon and other retailers. That’s why my PS5 restock Twitter tracker keeps monitoring Amazon and other stores with daily PS5 alerts until it’s fully in stock at all major retailers in the United States.