Today is the day, the PS5 is here! We know PS5 stock is low, even those who’ve pre-ordered the console aren’t guaranteed to receive it today. But some stores still have stock; which they held back to sell on launch day.
Are you hoping to get your hands on a PS5 console today, but didn’t manage to pre-order one in time? Hope isn’t lost, you still may be able to buy one over the counter. Plenty of people have succeeded, there’s no reason why you can’t too.
How to Get a PS5 on Launch Day
Remember though, this list is fluid. So, we can’t promise that any of the below stores still have PS5 stock by the time you arrive. But the following stores represent your best chance to still buy a PS5 without a pre-order.
According to Twitter user @Wario64, the electronics chain PC Richards still have PS5 stock in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Philadelphia. We’d advise calling your local branch to verify and ask them to secure you one.
Walmart have more stock than they are letting on. The popular store is apparently refreshing it’s PS5 stock throughout the day.
We don’t know about which individual store has what, but we’d recommend calling your local branches and visiting their website periodically.
Are known to have a high volume of stock that they are refreshing throughout the day. Contact a nearby branch and check. Then try again a few hours later.
We’ve already seen Best Buy sell out then refill their PS5 stock once today. They are likely to do it again.
Find out more about Best Buy's PS5 launch day plans here.
GameStop will be the first port of call for many gamers looking for a PS5. So, their stock is likely to have depleted first. They have more bundles than just consoles according to our sources.
But every branch is different, give yours a try. We know they have had stock refills today. We’re especially confident about the digital PS5s, less so about the standard version.
Keep refreshing Target’s online store and contact your local branch. They have been refilling PS5 stock then running out since this morning.
This leads us to believe they still have it in certain areas. Go for it!
Find out more about Target's PS5 launch day plans here.
There’s a virtual queue, but this is only a good sign. Again, there’s no guarantee, but it’s worth a shot.
Who better to have stock than Sony themselves?
Had stock this morning, this means your local branch may have more. Refresh their online page periodically and call.
Costco is allegedly holding stock back to supply to their members. This is good news if you are a member or have a family member who is. Contact nearby stores and ask them to secure you one. Have your membership details ready!
Let us know how you get on in the comments below.
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