The hunt for a PlayStation 5 continues on Cyber Monday. Find out when Walmart, Sony, Amazon, Best Buy, Target and other retailers plan to stock it next.
Cyber Monday is the next chance for most people to score a PlayStation 5 console or digital edition. For many retailers, Cyber Monday sales begin on Sunday, Nov. 29, and it’s part of several days of sales that begin with Black Friday.
Finding a PS5 has been difficult since the Nov. 12 launch day, with retailers such as Walmart selling out within minutes of making new stock available online. Walmart has been transparent about the time that new stock will be released, and the last big drop, at 9 pm EST on Nov. 25, was gone almost as soon as it arrived on the site. According to posts on Twitter and Facebook, many anxious customers-to-be received error pages and slow loading at the checkout, even with a PS5 in their cart. At this time, Walmart hasn’t announced new restock times, but when they do, this article will be updated with the latest information.
There are two versions of the PS5. There is a $400 digital-only model and a $500 console version. The only difference between the two is that the console edition includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive to allow for PS5 Blu-ray disc games and PS4 Blu-ray disc games, and video from 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays and standard Blu-rays and DVDs.
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Sony PS5 queue for direct purchasing
Buying a PS5 direct from Sony is a definite possibility as they restock periodically as well. A queue is formed when stock is available and it gives an approximate wait time (usually will say “over an hour”) and it will let you enter the purchase area once your time arrives. This actually happened once for me and of course I was away from my laptop and missed my chance after being in a digital line for about 90 minutes. But it does arrive, even with the “over an hour” wait time. So there’s hope.
PlayStation posted this message on Twitter to its fans to give information about restock: