If you’re a PlayStation fan trying to buy a PS5, you know that the PS5 retail situation has been endlessly busy and frustrating since the day it was launched, the system has been selling in a matter of seconds, websites have crashed and scalers have piled up the system and selling for more than $ 1,000 will take advantage of the situation. Particularly disappointing was the PS5 launch day replenishment – many stores immediately recharged and ran out at midnight, and Walmart offered several online replenishments throughout the day, all of which had slow load times, the site crashed and payment was incorrect. In short, if you’ve tried to buy a PS5 and haven’t done it yet, you’re not alone and we feel your pain.
Black Friday 2020 offers another opportunity to buy the PS5 this week, though we don’t expect it to go smoother than the previous PS5 supply. Retailers love it for Black Friday 2020 Walmart and GameStop has confirmed the availability of the PS5, but you should prepare in advance if you want to get an idea of whether the console will arrive on time for the holidays. Sony has confirmed that there will be more stocks available before the end of the year, is. Find out all about PS5 Black Friday reloads and availability here.
Where to buy the PS5 on Black Friday 2020
Black Friday Walmart PS5 set
Walmart loaded the PS5 after 18:00 PT / 9 PM ET tonight (November 25), but the consoles sold out within two minutes. The PS5 listing now states that the consoles are “out of stock” at Walmart and there is no information on when the PS5 shares will be available next. Walmart has only loaded all of its stock online so far, so you probably won’t be able to find the PS5 in Walmart stores this Black Friday.
Recharge the Black Friday GameStop PS5
GameStop only has an in-store PS5 kit on Black Friday. At least two PS5 units will be available in each store when they open 7 a.m. local time on Friday, November 27th. Don’t expect them to have much more than that, and there are almost certainly people who are trying to get their own just as early. We recommend that you call your local store ahead of time and inquire about the availability of Black Friday PS5. GameStop has not confirmed whether PS5 Digital will be available in stores – again, we recommend that you visit your local store and be there early and bright on Friday. (Be sure to wear a face mask if you go there in person!) You can also try your luck on the GameStop website with occasional replacements, although these have so far come in the form of expensive packages.
Other possible PS5 reloads and options
Best Buy has confirmed that there will be no PS5 units in stores throughout the holiday season, so by 2021 you will not be able to see PS5 in any Best Buy brick and mortar stores. Although the PS5 will appear in Best Buy’s Black Friday ad, the retailer would not confirm Black Friday’s availability at GameSpot and said the shares will be available on BestBuy.com if they receive more units. We also saw that stocks rose before Black Friday, especially in the middle of the night, without any particular warning. Keep an eye out and you may get one ahead of time.
PlayStation Direct has been running queues on its site almost every day since launch, but finding PS Direct doesn’t necessarily mean the PS5 is in stock; it simply indicates a high turnover of the business. It never hurts to pop in and wait if you find the queue and stay at your computer for a while, but you know there’s no guarantee you’ll be in stock by the time you get through.
Of course, you can always find the PS5 and its accessories on reseller sites, for example StockX and Ebay, but you probably pay more than a hundred MSRPs for the console. Contextually, StockX reseller prices currently range from $ 800 to $ 900, although you can bid to buy the console cheaper. There are plenty of stocks on the site, so if you’re desperate, you might want to check to see if you can negotiate a fair price.
Other PS5 recommendations:
We’re constantly updating this story as we keep track of PS5 availability, but from now on you can check out the list of top retailers below. Plus, check out our PS5 overview for more details and our thoughts on the new console.
Where to buy a PS5
Where to buy PS5 Digital Edition
Where to buy PS5 accessories now
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset was the first PS5 accessory to be sold at major retailers, and a media remote and DualSense charging station are also proving popular. See where you can grab all the official PS5 accessories currently available and don’t wait too long when you’re considering a purchase – we’re looking forward to finally running out of everything.
Where to buy the biggest PS5 games
Quite a few PS5 games are now available, including starting titles like Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls. Check out the biggest PS5 games available below. Keep in mind that many PS4 games come with a free, next-generation update and are currently being released, so it’s a better deal.