Buy PS5: where to find consoles in April 2021 The current status

Buy PS5: where to find consoles in April 2021 The current status

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Are you one of those unlucky gamers who still couldn't buy a PS5? You are not alone. We remember the queue in the Euronics shop at the end of February, when almost 130,000 people were hoping for the chance to load the new Sony console into the virtual shopping cart ...

How many devices were actually available, we do not know. Quotas of available PS5s have been in the three-digit range since the beginning of the year. The probability of getting a console in the normal way, unless you scan the usual shops, is therefore still low. Various websites have now started a live blog to inform desperate PS5 fans about current availability.

Sony was surprised by the demand for the PS5, it said a few weeks ago. Well, we can't think of anything anymore. More and more fraudsters are trying to get the money out of desperate buyers. And the fake pages are becoming more and more professional. After the announcement that Sony intends to sell PS5 consoles itself in the future, a website in particular attracted potential buyers. It is playstation-sony.XX (we do not include a direct link) but not an official Sony site! Overall, please be careful: If an offer is too good to be true, then it is usually too.

Unfortunately, we can't help you either, we in the editorial team still have it People without a Playstation 5. Perhaps the bot can help you as it searches German retailers for new PS5 availabilities. Or you can follow various Twitter accounts that draw attention to new offers. Until then, you only have a look at the usual shops and a quick mouse finger to forestall the scalpers.

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Where to buy a PS5: Everything you need to know about getting a PlayStation 5

The PS5 is now the fastest-selling in US history and even months after its launch, Sony is having trouble producing enough supply to meet demand. Due to the pandemic, interest in gaming systems that entertain people in the safety of their own homes has made it impossible to keep the PS5 in stock, and they're not alone -- Microsoft is encountering the same issue with its Xbox Series X|S. Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart all sell out of any inventory drops within seconds and their limited supply has left many customers frustrated and empty-handed. 

The PS5's $500 model with Blu-ray and the cheaper $400 digital-only edition with no optical drive are out of stock at every major retailer as of April 8. Our advice is to wait, but if you're willing to pay far above the sticker price, you can get a PlayStation 5 or PS5 bundle at a reseller like eBay or StockX.

In a few more months, we expect PS5 supply to increase and then you might regret having spent $1,000 or more instead of waiting it out. In the meantime, though, be sure to check back here frequently for the latest updates on when retailers might have inventory drops.

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You can monitor where the PS5 is available on your own; Twitter, for example, is a good source of restock rumors. But we occasionally get word directly from retailers and tipsters about upcoming PlayStation 5 console inventory restocks, and we update this post immediately. Again, be aware: It likely will be months before anything approximating normal inventory levels appears in stores, so getting your own PS5 is likely to be a challenge until summer, at the earliest. Below you'll find a list of all the major retailers (and a few high-profile resellers) where you can monitor stock and availability. 

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You can check out Amazon's page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you'd rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Target offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500, in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

You can check on availability of the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

When in stock, Best Buy offers the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 along with the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

We don't recommend spending more than retail to get a PS5, but if you must have a console right now, eBay is your shortcut to getting a console. That said, expect to pay hundreds over list; the average PS5 price on eBay is about $800. 

If you've exhausted all of the usual retail options and you're willing to pay hundreds over list price, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $650. We don't think it's worth it, but let your conscience (and your wallet) be your guide). 

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