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GameStop will hold two PlayStation 5 restock events this week

GameStop will hold two PlayStation 5 restock events this week

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Online today and in-store on March 11th, both exclusive to Pro members

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A photo showing a front-on view of the disc-based Sony PlayStation 5 standing upright
Sony’s PS5 came out more than a year and a half ago, but remains challenging to get.
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Today might be Apple event day, but for those still trying to procure Sony’s next-gen gaming console, each and every day is one to wait with bated breath. Thankfully, we’re happy to report that GameStop is scheduled to restock the PlayStation 5 twice this week. The retailer will have the PS5 Digital Edition available for sale on its site beginning today, March 8th, at 11AM EST / 8AM PST. This is a rare drop just for the entry-level model of the PS5, which lacks the disc drive. But if you are hoping to snag the standard, disc-equipped PS5, there’s more hope for you later this week. According to The Shortcut, select GameStop stores will have the standard model on Friday, March 11th, for in-person sales.

Both of these PS5 restocks will be in bundle form, which is typical of GameStop. They also are exclusive to GameStop’s Power Rewards Pro members, a paid membership that runs $14.99 a year. The PS5 Digital Edition will be available in two bundle configurations. One costs $658.97 and contains the console (normally $399 on its own), an additional DualSense controller in red, a PowerA DualSense charging station, a $50 GameStop gift card, a $50 PlayStation Network gift card, and a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.

The second bundle costs $668.97 and features the PS5 Digital Edition with a red DualSense controller and a PowerA charging station, but comes with a Samsung’s 1TB 980 Pro SSD instead of the gift cards, which allows you to upgrade the storage capacity of your PS5.

Replacement PS5 covers are available in various colors, if you want to match your console to your bundled controller.
Replacement PS5 covers are available in various colors, if you want to match your console to your bundled controller.
Photo by Cameron Faulkner / The Verge

As for the in-store restock set for Friday, March 11th, the bundle should include the regular PS5 with a disc drive, Gran Turismo 7 25th Anniversary Edition, Horizon: Forbidden West Special Edition, a PowerA DualSense charging station, a HyperX Cloud Headset, and a $50 PlayStation Network gift card. Altogether, that bundle will run a hefty price around $797 — a far cry from the console’s $499 value when sold on its own, but at least these are some of the latest games and accessories you may want.

This is shaping up to be one of the most extensive PS5 restocks from GameStop in quite some time, but availability will likely be very limited. When it comes to ordering a Digital Edition bundle from GameStop’s site, be sure to sign in with your Pro account ahead of time and pre-fill all your shipping and billing info. We’ll update this post with more details and links to GameStop’s listings once we have them. Best of luck, both online and in-person.

$658.97

One of GameStop’s PlayStation 5 Digital Edition bundles. It includes the console, an additional DualSense controller in red, a PowerA DualSense charging station, a $50 GameStop gift card, a $50 PlayStation Network gift card, and a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.

$668.97

GameStop’s second bundle option for the PS5 Digital Edition includes the console with a red DualSense controller, a PowerA charging station, and a fast Samsung 1TB 980 Pro SSD with heatsink for expanding the console’s storage.

Some accessories and games for your future PlayStation 5

If you manage to get your console, here are some recommendations for accessories and games that GameStop’s bundles overlook.

$99

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

$54.99

The crimson-toned cover gives the PS5 a deeply bold look without dialing up the vibrancy too much.

$47.99

The latest FromSoftware title, Elden Ring, takes the Dark Souls formula to a vast open world.

$69.99

Ghost of Tsushima is an open-world third-person sword-fighting game that sees your character trying to prevent the Mongolian invasion of Japan.

$69.99

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.

Update 10:23AM ET, March 8th: This post has been updated to reflect that the Digital Edition bundles are now live at GameStop. We’ve also updated the pricing and added product cards to the post.