Your best chance of a Horizon Forbidden West PS5 restock is at these stores

If you’re looking for a PS5 restock this weekend to go along with the release of Horizon Forbidden West, then these are the places to check. Naturally, we can’t guarantee anything’s definitely going to happen, but it’s not a bad shout to try the likes of Gamestop (opens in new tab) or Amazon (opens in new tab) – just in case.

There has been precedent with retailers lining up a PS5 restock with the games’ release: in the UK, retailer Game made sure its latest PS5 tock drop lined up with Horizon’s release and saw a barrage of demand and stock take up. So there is reason to be cautiously optimistic, at least.

More recently, Sony Direct (opens in new tab) and CostCo have has dropped some PS5 stock, and Target (opens in new tab) was a few days before. We always say it’s worth checking back with these retailers as sometimes canceled or failed orders can reappear as new, live stock.

Elsewhere, we’d always keep an eye on Amazon (opens in new tab) as it hasn’t dropped stock in a while and is ‘overdue’. Meanwhile, the likes of Best Buy (opens in new tab) and Walmart (opens in new tab) are always worthy of having a page open if you are keen to give the m a chance through constant refreshes. 

Which PS5 should you buy?

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If you’re after the full PS5 experience (with disc-drive and all), you’ll want to pick up the $499.99 console. Not only will you be able to make the most of cheaper physical games, but you can also keep your PS4 collection alive and well.

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However, if you’re looking to spend as little as possible, the Digital Edition packs the same punch as the main console but for just $399.99. The only thing you’re losing here is that disk drive, though, which means you’re limited to buying your games through the PS Store.

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Our PS5 restock top tips

If you do stumble upon a PS5 restock, it’s important to make sure that you’re in the best position possible to take advantage of it. There are a few things you can do ahead of time to ensure this is the case next time you receive an alert. 

We’d recommend signing in (and making sure that you’ll stay signed in) and saving your payment and shipping information at your favorite retailers ahead of time. Navigating checkout is going to be the hardest part of securing a console, and the seconds you spend between adding to the cart and receiving that sweet order confirmation will be vital. 

You can also work out exactly what you want to buy for your new PS5 from day one – that means games and accessories. We’re increasingly seeing bundles outlast standalone consoles during major PS5 restocks, which means you have far more chance of taking a win if you’re happy to buy all your initial gear lumped in with your console. It’s a higher initial cost, but if you already know what you’ll be playing when your new gadget does arrive it’s well worth seeking these restocks out. 

When the time comes, you’ll need to be on it. You can often land on a product page as soon as the PS5 restock is announced, only to see it out of stock. This isn’t the end of the road. Keep refreshing the page and you’ll see it popping in and out – add it to a cart in another tab and try and proceed. If you fail from the cart, simply head back to the product page and refresh through again. It can also help to refresh your cart if the site bottoms out there as well. Sites can be overwhelmed with activity when PS5 restocks go live, which means you can get stuck in a cycle of errors – from there it’s a case of brute force to sneak your console through the gates. 

One final tip: ignore resellers. Third-party sellers are pedalling PS5s with crazy inflated price tags right now, but if you spend enough time chasing a few restocks you’ll see that nobody needs to be desperate enough to pay twice the cost. We see new PS5 restocks all the time. 

If you’re having a hard time holding off from the easy option, just consider this; resellers are the ones sniping your console from your cart when you try to buy from a retailer – don’t let them then sell it back to you. 

Check for PS5 restocks today

If you manage to secure the console, don’t forget to check out our guides on the best PS5 headsets and best TV for PS5. Equally, our PS5 SSD or best PS5 external hard drives guides may be of use if you’re looking for bonus storage.

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