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PS5 restock dates: Best Buy, Walmart and GameStop – when PS5 may be in stock

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'When is the next PS5 restock?' is usually impossible to answer, but our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider will send you an alert when the Sony console is back in stock – if you follow his account and turn on notifications.

Today, June 15, we're tracking Best Buy as we've heard they have inventory ready for this week – it could happen today through Friday. Our retail sources aren't in charge of that crucial add-to-cart button, only PS5 stock in warehouses. GameStop is also due to have a restock, while Walmart may have PS5 Disc available to buy (it only had PS5 Digital at 3am EDT). Here are the updated dates and times we'll be looking.

  • When? Where? Follow our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider for notifications and live restock updates. It's the fastest way to get real-time updates.
  • Don't buy from Twitter users – which are all scams. Only buy from the US stores Matt alerts you about. No legitimate person will sell a console for just $550.

Trust and credibility: Matt has helped 40,400 people find a next-gen console via his tweets and exclusive reporting of restock news. Click on this example of a past PS5 restock alert to get notifications.

PS5 restock news for June 15: when will it be on sale?

We did see Sony console bundles at Newegg (PS5 bundle) and Antonline (PS5 Digital) early last week, but outside of yesterday's Walmart PS5 Digital restock and Antonline bundle that lasted one minute flat, no major PS5 drop has happened since the Best Buy restock that was more than a week ago (on a Thursday).

There's an in-store GameStop Xbox Series X restock confirmed for Wednesday, but we don't expect the PS5 console to be a part of this in-person nationwide event. Instead, we should expect things to continue online due to the limited availability of the Sony console. 

All of this is odd given the fact that Sony is now launching a flagship game. However, it's also a good sign that retailers in the US, including Walmart, Target and Sony Direct, are amassing next-gen console inventory. We reported that we didn't anticipate a Target PS5 restock last week and our 24/7 PS5 restock Twitter tracker was right.

Sources: Our US retail sources are in charge of inventory; that add-to-cart button could go live at any time, hence the importance of alerts and the reason the PS5 restock Twitter following of Matt Swider has become important to people.

Walmart PS5 restock happened overnight

  • Last small Walmart restocked date: Monday, June 14 and June 3 at 3:10am EDT
  • Last major Walmart restock date: Thursday, May 20 at 3:26pm EDT

Walmart PS5 restock dates often happen on Thursdays, however, the followers of the Matt Swider PS5 Twitter tracker account have been woken up by 3am restock opportunities the past two cycles. A few were lucky enough to buy the PS5 Digital console. We're still keen on checking out Walmart at 3pm EDT (normal hours) every Thursday just in case Walmart follows its usual PS5 restock pattern.

We'll send out a news alert on Thursday whether or not there will be a PS5 restock at Walmart (we often know one way or another ahead of time).

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Best Buy PS5 restock date seems imminent

  • Last Best Buy restock date: Thursday, June 3 at 9:37am EDT

Best Buy is poised to have the next PS5 restock in the US, and we're confident of this because it has recently loaded a new Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart PS5 bundle. You're not required to buy a PS5 bundle at Best Buy like GameStop and Antonline – it's an optional purchase (meaning Best Buy's stock isn't tied down to purchasing a game. It's all the same inventory). But the fact that there's a new SKU loaded onto the Best Buy site – of a game that just launched – is a very good sign.

While the Best Buy restock time has been all over the place in 2021 and we know the American electronics retailer often favors Thursday and Friday restocks, we have seen it launch inventory once a Monday (our sources helped us report that this stock was originally meant for a Friday, but supply just wasn't there nationwide so it got delayed). Since Best Buy didn't do a PS5 restock last week, we could be in for the same surprise restock early this week.

GameStop PS5 restock update

  • GameStop restocked date: Possibly next week online along with Xbox in-store
  • Last GameStop restock date and time: Wednesday, May 26 at 2pm EDT

GameStop is rumored to be preparing a 'special event' for Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. One with an Xbox theme and the other with a Zelda theme. They could be readying in-store console purchases for the first time. Sony PS5 consoles remain harder to get, so while those in-store purchases are going on, we expect GameStop to stick to offering PS5 bundles online, maybe at the same time next week.

Newegg raffles weekly PS5 bundles

  • Last Newegg restock date: Wednesday, June 9 at 11am EDT

Newegg occasionally offers PS5 bundles  with games and accessories, like Destruction All-Stars and MLB The Show. It's always a lottery with the Newegg Shuffle, so you're never guaranteed to get it, but you also don't have to constantly try to add it to your cart. Newegg also has RTX GPU stock almost every day.

Antonline had a PS5 Digital restock – Disc is next

  • Last Antonline restock date: Tuesday, June 8 at 10:36am EDT

Antonline did have a PS5 Digital restock again on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, making it the only US retailer to have the Sony console in stock this week. The latter PS5 restock date, Wednesday, June 9, was a blip rather than a full restock.

Antonline is one of the better retailers to buy PS5 from – even if it's not a household name. It ships fast, according to the thousands of Twitter tracker replies we've gotten showing a solid customer service experience. People have gotten the console in as little as two days. The company also doesn't mess with the add-to-cart button, so when orders open up you have less than three minutes to check out. In other words, it's the opposite of a PS5 Walmart restock (which ships slow and often yanks the console out of your cart quite randomly).

Sony Direct virtual queue hasn't happened in June

Sony Direct hasn't had a restock since May 20, according to Matt Swider. That's the last time he sent out a PS5 restock Twitter alert for the official PlayStation Store, which does a virtual queue for offering the PlayStation 5 console for sale. No one has inside sources at Sony Direct, but you'd expect its virtual queue to open up given the fact that the company just launched a flagship PS5-exclusive game.

Amazon PS5 restock

Amazon has had a restock anywhere between 15 and 54 days, according to our PS5 restock tracker timeline. That means it can happen at any point and the date hasn't had a pattern.

However, there is potentially good news as part of our research into the Amazon PS5 restock times. We've noticed that it shifts back and forth between morning and 3am EDT every month. The current restock cycle calls for a 3am EDT Amazon PS5 restock time, though we don't know the date. It could be between now and Amazon Prime Day deals.

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