GameStop hasn’t held PS5 restock for more than two weeks but that could change as the gaming retailer is being tipped for a drop as early as today (July 15).
TechRadar’s Matt Swider , who is a full-time restock tracker, has received emails from his sources at GameStop that suggest the retailer is gearing up to take fresh orders of Sony’s in-demand machine. This would be GameStop’s first restock since July 1.
A restock this week would make sense as typically GameStop has restocked every couple of weeks since the PS5 launched back in November 2020. It’s definitely fair to say that a GameStop PS5 restock is overdue at this point.
It was announced last month that GameStop would be giving Pro Reward Card members early access to restocks. Swider’s sources have indicated that will be the case with this latest drop as well. We’ve seen the early access period in effect twice now, and it works reasonably well.
This drop could be followed up by a general sale where anyone can attempt to purchase a PS5. Though this may not happen, previous drops have sold out during the Pro member early access window. We recommend paying the $15 for an annual Pro membership — after all, that’s a small price if it allows you to finally get your hands on a PS5.
It’s also worth noting that so far as every single GameStop PS5 restock has involved the console being bundled with additional items like an extra DualSense controller or some of the best PS5 games. If you just want the console standalone, you might want to wait for the Sony Direct restock scheduled for tomorrow (July 16).
PS5 restock at GameStop
PS5: $499 @ GameStop (check stock)
GameStop PS5 restock tends to come in bundles. The bundles offer everything from an extra controller to a $20 GameStop gift card. Sony’s next-gen console isn’t currently in stock at GameStop but the retailer is being tipped for a restock this week. It’s currently out of stock, but if you’re a Pro PowerUp Rewards member you’ll get early access. View Deal
PS5 Digital: $399 @ GameStop (check stock)
The PS5 Digital console lacks a 4K UDH Blu-ray disc drive. As a result, it’s slightly thinner than its counterpart. It also sells for $399 ($100 less) and includes a PS5 DualSense controller. It’s currently out of stock, but if you’re a Pro PowerUp Rewards member you’ll get early access. View Deal
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How to become a PowerUp Rewards Pro Member
In early June, GameStop announced that it’s changing the way it handles console restocks. It will give first dibs to its PowerUp Rewards Pro members. Although there’s a free tier, only Pro members will get early access to the restocks. Membership starts at $14.99 per year and includes perks like a Game Informer subscription, $5 reward coupons per month (total of $60/year), 10% extra trade credit on games/accessories, and a $5 welcome certificate. If you sign up today, you’ll have access to the restock.
PowerUp Rewards Pro membership: from $15 @ GameStop
GameStop’s PowerUp Rewards Pro membership already came with a host of benefits, but the retailer has added one more — early access to next-gen console restocks. If you’re still after a PS5 or Xbox Series X, this could be $15 very well spent. View Deal
GameStop restock — tips and tricks
It may be obvious, but you’ll want to have a GameStop account and be logged into your account when the restock begins. If you click the “add to cart” button and nothing happens, try refreshing the page. Alternatively, you could clear your browser cookies and try to open the page via an incognito web browser. You might be asked to solve a captcha before adding the console to your cart. We don’t yet know if this restock will be opened up to the general public after the early access window.
What to do if you miss out
As with the previous GameStop PS5 restock events, these units will sell out fast. So if you missed out don’t worry. There will be other restock events in the future. Also, make sure to follow our restock coverage for up-to-the-minute news on the latest restocks. In the meantime, you can browse other retailer pages to see if they may have quietly added any new inventory.