If you're still waiting to get your hands on a mint PlayStation 5, we're with you. We're currently on the look out for PS5 restocks on Cyber Monday at GameStop, Walmart, and Target.
Why is the PS5 So Hard To Find?
There are three major reasons why you are still unable to purchase a PlayStation 5. The first is self-evident: the system is quite popular. Sony claims that the PS5 is its best-selling console, with 10 million units sold since its launch.
The current chip shortage, which is affecting most of the world's devices, is the second cause. Sony has stated that it has secured enough chips to meet its fiscal year goal of 14.8 million consoles.
It all comes down to bots for the last reason. Resellers are buying a large number of PS5s at once with software, leaving only a few for real people to buy. Various bot precautions were applied by retailers with PS5 restocks, however these limits only hurt resellers so much.
Where To Get Your PS5
According to leaked emails sent to PowerUp Rewards Pro members, a PS5 restock will take place "soon," which most likely means Monday afternoon.
Of course, you should check with Walmart, which has said that consoles will be available starting at 12 p.m. ET (9 a.m. PT) for anyone with a valid Walmart Plus account.
There are also some rumors circulating about a big Target restock. It's been 10 days since Target has had any consoles available, and Cyber Monday is a great time to get people's attention. It's not a guarantee, but keep an eye out at the link below on Monday and you might get a console before everyone else.
Getting a PS5 restock this time of year may be a pain, especially if you've already gone through a few and still haven't gotten your hands on one. The good news is that PS5 restocks are becoming more often; in fact, there have already been two major restocks this week, with more likely to come today or tomorrow.
If you're starting to crack and thinking about getting a PS5 right now (and we know the pressure is on with the amount of large PS5 games decreasing over the next few months), you can do so on sites like eBay or StockX, but expect to pay a significant markup. On eBay, for example, we've seen PS5 systems costing over $1,000, while prices have gradually dropped to around $700.