Massive PS5 restock at GameStop continues into day two
GameStop still has the Sony PlayStation 5 in stock at many GameStop stores in the US
The PS5 restock at GameStop has entered into day two, as many store locations have enough Sony consoles in stock today, June 25. This is a rare Saturday restock when most other stores in the United States sell the PlayStation 5 on weekdays.
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PS5 restock news has changed in June 2022, with many retailers, including Antonline, Best Buy and Sam’s Club offering the video game system for almost an hour before it sells out. That said, the reason GameStop is continuing to sell the console more than 24 hours later is because it requires customers to purchase both a bundle (though everything is at MSRP) and annual membership, so that standalone PS5 Disc at $499 and PS5 Digital at $399 will still sell out within an hour otherwise.
Where is the PS5 restock today?
GameStop is the only store with the PS5 in stock today, June 25, with many locations throughout the US not able to sell the normally hard-to-find Sony console within the first 24 hours. Some GameStop store locations, however, have sold through their systems – on average, I’ve seen 19 consoles per store during this PS5 restock.
How do you buy a PS5 today? I suggest calling your local GameStop store, just in case it’s one of the locations that has sold through its PlayStation 5 allotment. On average, we’ve been seeing GameStop restock the PS5 once per month, so the next PS5 restock there should be near the end of July 2022.
PS5 restock news for June 2022
This past week has also seen small PS5 restocks at Sam’s Club, Antonline and select Best Buy stores. The Sony Direct PS5 queue has also opened up to the public twice, even if you didn’t have that coveted email invite from the company. As noted in The Shortcut’s Target PS5 restock guide, Target restocks happen at a local store level as consoles come into retail locations (you still have to buy it online, but you pick it up in stores; there’s just no more nationwide restock dates, as they’re sold locally as they come into their inventory system).
The next Walmart PS5 restock
The last Walmart PS5 restock was earlier this month and some people are still waiting for their shipments. This means we probably won’t see Walmart restock the PS5 until mid-July 2022. There are some rumors that Walmart will sell the PS5 in stores, however, we’ve heard this speculation before. So far, only a few Walmart stores in Texas have sold the PS5 Disc video game system (probably because they weren’t supposed to and were part of returns).
The next Amazon PS5 restock
Amazon has changed things up, too, when it comes to restocking the PS5. Amazon has switched to an email invitation in order to buy the console. So far, very few of my followers have actually received the invite to buy the PS5 from Amazon. That means it may be July before we see Amazon make a big push to sell consoles again.
The next Amazon PS5 restock is likely to be July 12 or July 13, as that’s when Amazon Prime Day deals launch in the US. Last year, Amazon did the same thing. It launched the PS5 restock right at the end of Prime Day in a genius move to cap off the last three hours of its 48-hour sales marathon.
PS5 focus shifts beyond restock info
My PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider account has turned into a lifeline for people who needed the Sony PlayStation 5 at MSRP (also the Xbox Series X restock guide when that was harder to get than it is today). But I always get asked what the next thing I’ll do after the restocks dry up. So far, it’s been seeding discounts on video games to people – and the PlayStation Plus discount code and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate 12 month membership deals have struck a chord with people. There’s also a really great PlayStation Gift Card deal today.
I also think that when the PSVR 2 pre-order date happens, people will need my Twitter tracking services again, especially if the release date is in late 2022. Finally, Adam Vjestica and I are rolling out guides for video games and tech, like the Best SSD for PS5 guide, PS5 controller colors ranked and best PS5 games. The latest edition is best Xbox Series X accessories. There’s a lot more content to come in 2022.