Pre-orders for PS5 start today, September 17. But most outlets, including GameStop and Amazon, are already sold out of PS5 pre-orders. How to get a notification when PS5 pre-orders are in stock again.
Websites with stock notifications
- Sony: Register on the Sony website for a chance to pre-order the PS5. According to Sony, pre-ordering is on a first-come, first-served basis, so you should try to book your console ASAP.
- Amazon (PS5 / Digital Edition): Click the “Email Me” button on the right side of the Amazon website to receive an email when PS5 pre-orders are back in stock.
- Walmart (Discless Edition Not Available): Press the “Get Warning In Stock” button to receive an email when PS5 pre-orders are back in stock.
- Slickdeals: If you feel like putting in a little extra work, you can create a Slickdeals account and program the site to receive notifications when PS5 pre-orders are sold.
Are you desperate for a PS5 pre-order? Then maybe you should check websites manually. The following retailers are popular enough to get more PS5 shares from Sony, and they offer great-looking financing deals that can help you justify the $ 400 to $ 500 price tag.
Websites that are worth checking manually
- Best buy: Do not have $ 500 to drop on PS5? Best Buy offers special financing offers to customers with a Best Buy card, although the website can not warn you when pre-orders are in stock again.
- GameStop: GameStop offers financing for PS5 and sells pre-order packages that include extra games and controls. It is a pity that the website can not email you when pre-orders are in stock again!
- Goal: Desperate for a PS5 pre-order? Target does not notify you when pre-orders are in stock, but you can update the website manually!
Resale can happen at any time and they are almost guaranteed to sell out within an hour of going online. So set up your notifications now and take a few minutes each day to manually check the retailers’ websites.
Of course, stock for next-generation consoles is limited due to COVID-19. Retailers should never refill PS5 pre-orders – a reality you should prepare for if you are a day-one warrior. You may need to buy the console in the store on the November 12 launch day, or pony up to buy it from a scalp on eBay.