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GameStop is selling PlayStation 5 console bundles in-store on December 17th

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Possibly one of the last, best chances to get a PS5 for Christmas

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GameStop has announced a special in-store sales event for the hard-to-get Sony PlayStation 5 console, taking place on December 17th. The restock event requires a subscription to GameStop’s Pro membership — which normally runs $14.99 per year but is currently discounted to $9.99 once added to your cart. GameStop lists all its participating retail locations on its site, which spans over 700 stores across the US. While this event is being hosted at many locations, GameStop has indicated that quantities will be limited.

According to Matt Swider’s The Shortcut, GameStop will have around 60 disc-based PS5 bundles at participating stores. The bundles will supposedly consist of a PS5 console, Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut, a third-party DualSense charging station, and an additional Sony DualSense controller. Some stores may also include a $50 GameStop gift card. Additionally, Swider claims a similar in-store event for the Xbox Series X is expected next week on Thursday, December 23rd.

Despite launching over one year ago, Sony’s PlayStation 5 is still very difficult to buy. If you have been struggling to luck out on recent online console restocks from GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, or other vendors, this may be one of the few remaining chances to score a PS5 in time for the Christmas holiday. GameStop sells its new consoles in bundle form only, so while you should not be paying more than MSRP, you can expect to potentially pay upwards of $700 or $800 depending on what accessories are being bundled.

Update 5:02PM ET, December 16th: Added information about expected quantities, bundle contents, and an upcoming Xbox Series X restock, as detailed in The Shortcut.

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