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PS5 restock updates on December 8

Follow the latest updates on whether the PS5 is in stock and available to buy from Amazon, GameStop, Walmart and other retailers in the US.

Where to buy PS5: restock updates at Walmart, Costco, GameStop Kohls, Best Buy, Target, Amazon...

After its 12 November release in the United States, the PlayStation 5 (PS5) didn't take long to sell out due to the number of pre-orders and the expectations generated by the next-gen device. The main gaming retailers from the US such as Walmart, Costco, GameStop, Kohl's, Best Buy, Target and Amazon have been restocking bundles (both online and in physical stores) during the last month on expected dates such as Black Friday 2020 and at unannounced moments.

New PlayStation demand "unprecedented", says Sony

Sony says demand for its new console has been "unprecedented", but has assured customers that it is working to get new stock to retailers.

"We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers," tweeted the compnay on 25 November. 

However as it stands, it seems virtually no retailers have the console in stock, at least on their online stores. Even Amazon has said it has doesn't know "when or if this item will be back in stock". Although you may still have a chance of finding a PS5 at a a physical store. 

There are two types of PS5: a $499 model with a disc-reader and a $399 digital-only version. Given its lower price, the digital-only PS5 has, unsurprisingly, been the quicker of the two to go out of stock.

Gamers' attempts to get their hands on the PS5 have also not been helped by opportunistic scalpers buying in bulk and then reselling the console on sites such as eBay for exorbitantly marked-up prices.

If you're after a PS5, check below for the latest information on PS5 stock at Walmart, Costco, GameStop, Kohl's, Best Buy, Target, Amazon and Sony.

PS5 stock updates, as of Tuesday morning, 8 December:

Walmart: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock online

While Walmart's online store is completely out of stock, the company says that physicals locations across the multiple states including California, Colorado, Illinois, New Jersey, and Texas, still have some PS5s available in store. You can use the BrickSeek inventory checker website to see if your local Walmart has any PS5s in stock. Just enter your post code and click "Check Inventory".

According to some reports, Walmart stores were set to receive more stock yesterday December 7, and today, December 8.

Costco: (membership-only): PS5 gaming bundle out of stock (the bundle appears to be the only option for buying the console from Costco)

Costco is currently sold out of its stock of PS5 bundles. The latest restock was on December 2 but the store quickly sold out after about two minutes. 

GameStop: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Kohl's: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Best Buy: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Target: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

Both BrickSeek and PopFindr report that the PS5 is largely out of stock at Target online. According to PopFindr, a few Target stores have very limited stock. It may be worth getting in touch with your local Target to see if they have any consoles.

Amazon: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock. Amazon says it doesn't know" when or if this item will be back in stock."

PlayStation Direct: PS5 and PS5 digital edition both out of stock

PS5 prices on Ebay: 

For those who cannot wait for stores to restock and are willing to pay a significantly extra buck, eBay is always an option. At time of writing, there were several "buy it now" options for the PS5, ranging from $1,029.00 to $1,749.99.

At time of writing, bidding options were ranging from $450 to $750, although those prices are likely to have risen quite a bit when bidding times close. 

PS5 restock: useful Twitter accounts to follow

You'll find live updates on the availability of the PS5 at retailers in the US at Twitter accounts such as @PS5Drop and @PS5StockAlerts. The official @PlayStation handle has also provided information on the arrival of new stock.