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The PlayStation 5 is available once again at Best Buy right now (update: sold out)

The PlayStation 5 is available once again at Best Buy right now (update: sold out)


It may hinge on your proximity to stores with inventory

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A PlayStation 5 DualSense controller rests on a PlayStation 5 console.
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Update January 20th, 3:29PM ET: Best Buy has sold out of its stock of PlayStation 5 consoles for the day. We hope that you scored one. But if not, we’ll try to help you get one next time.

While there have been many restocks of Sony’s PlayStation 5 console as it slowly gets a little easier to obtain one, we’re sadly not out of the woods just yet. The PS5 is still hard to come by for a product that is over one year old. Thankfully, there’s another chance to pick one up today, care of Best Buy.

Best Buy is opening up orders for the standard disc drive-equipped PlayStation 5 console, costing $499.99 and disc-less Digital Edition for $399.99. Orders from Best Buy are usually based around store pickup orders, so it is very likely that you may need some luck on your side with a nearby location that has inventory. Whatever the case, the key is to try and stay persistent. Log into your Best Buy account, with billing and shipping info pre-filled, and click “Add to Cart” to join the queue. Once it is your turn the button may change and prompt you to verify your account. It’s after that point that you may find out whether a nearby store has stock or not. If not, you it doesn’t hurt to close the window and try again. Sometimes the stock for Best Buy stores is rolled out in waves, with restocks lasting up to, and sometimes over, one hour in length before everything is all sold out once again.

Hopefully you manage to get one today, but if not we’ll be here to let you know of the next restocks from Best Buy and other major retailers. If you did luck out, be sure to regularly check out our deals pages, where we often surface some of the best prices around on games and peripherals. You can even subscribe to our Verge Deals newsletter, and get deals and promos right to your inbox. accessories you may need right off the bat, and


Sony’s flagship next-gen console, which includes a disc drive, allows you to play both digital and physical games for the PS4 and PS5.


The PS5 Digital Edition costs $399. Compared to the standard PS5, this console is $100 less and does not include a Blu-ray disc drive.

Some PS5 must-haves you don’t want to be without


Insomniac Games’ latest adventure in the Ratchet & Clank series is the most fun entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s a showcase for amazing graphics and fast loading speeds.

A screenshot of Demon’s Souls (2020) on the PlayStation 5.

A remake of the 2009 game Demon’s Souls by FromSoftware, rebuilt from the ground up by Bluepoint Games.


The black DualSense controller sports the same hardware as the original — haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, etc. — only with a two-tone black design reminiscent of PS2, PS3, and PS4 consoles.


Sony’s DualSense Charging Station matches the design aesthetic of the console — when held vertically, it actually looks like a mini PS5 — and simultaneously charges two DualSense controllers via the included AC power cord.


Sony’s own wireless gaming headset is made to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect and also works on the PS4.


A membership to PlayStation Plus allows PlayStation 4 and PS5 owners to play games online, download free titles every month, and take advantage of discounts on the PS Store. PS5 owners also get access to the PlayStation Plus Collection, a best-of selection of PS4 titles.