KEY POINTS

  • Target and Best Buy are reportedly restocking PS5 units this week
  • Sony Direct is not expected to have any new PS5 on stock this week
  • GameStop's PS5 stock sold out within 45 minutes of availability

Another wave of PS5 units are allegedly coming to retail stores in the U.S., but gamers who have been eagerly waiting to get their hands on the new console are going to have to scramble once again.

Stores will reportedly be restocking this week on Thursday, April 8, according to TechRadar’s Matt Swider who is currently tracking restock dates for the PS5, Xbox Series X and GPUs.

TechRadar has a network of insider contacts in warehouses like Target and Best Buy. The insiders provide accurate or close-to-accurate information on crucial details like restock dates for gaming consoles. The previous week’s predicted PS5 restock dates were found to be accurate, so the following schedules may also follow through.

While a PS5 normally costs between £360 and £450 ($500/$627, 420/525 euros) depending on the model, its median resale price on sites like eBay is £650-750, according to US researcher Michael Driscoll. While a PS5 normally costs between £360 and £450 ($500/$627, 420/525 euros) depending on the model, its median resale price on sites like eBay is £650-750, according to US researcher Michael Driscoll. Photo: AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAU

According to them, Target will have a new stock of PS5 units available on Thursday at 7 a.m. EDT, so those who are looking to buy one are advised to keep an eye on their nearest Target branch.

Walmart is also reported to have a fresh batch of PS5 devices for sale this Friday, assuming that they stick to their usual schedule.

Best Buy is rumored to replenish their PS5 stocks by April 9 as well. Hopeful buyers can expect a new wave of consoles to be available slightly past noon on the said date.

Sony Direct, the official store of Sony, won’t be having a new wave of PlayStation units available this week according to TechRadar, but they are expected to restock soon since it has been over almost two weeks since the last time they had the console on their shelves.

GameStop recently restocked some PS5 units, but all were sold out 45 minutes after they were made available. A new wave is expected to arrive within the next two weeks.

The slow pace of PS5 stock replenishment is a direct effect of the global semiconductor shortage that has drastically slowed down the production of computer parts. Additionally, the looming presence of scalpers and resellers are still affecting PS5 stocks and even PS5 bundle prices, with some retailers opting to raise the prices of bundles in an attempt to prevent scalpers from making a profit.