A new find on PS5 restocks at Best Buy may help you finally get your hands on the elusive console. It’s been almost two years since the PS5 was released. When it was released, it was incredibly hard to buy. Since then, the situation has not improved much. Not only is demand high, but supply is limited by the global shortage of microchips and the current shipping crisis. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like things are going to get better anytime soon.
Worse, as long as demand remains high, the reseller market will continue to function, meaning resellers with bots that can buy inventory instantly will continue to poach restocks online. Some stores are starting to do in-person restocks, but these restocks are often random, unannounced, and very limited.
That said, if you’re still in the PS5 market, you should know a recently discovered trick. As relayed by the popular Twitter account, Wario64, if you’re looking for a PS5, you should regularly check the best shopping app to see if your local store has any units. Why? Well, apparently when you search for PlayStation 5 and activate the in-store setting, if the PS5 shows up in the results, even though it says it’s sold out, your local store may actually have consoles. Why this happens and how it was discovered we don’t know, but in the comments some have confirmed that it does indeed work.
If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5, check the Best Buy app to see if your local BB may have consoles (search for playstation 5, disable then enable the setting in store – if the PS5 shows up in the results, it may be consoles at location – ignore sold out message on results) pic.twitter.com/yNcW0mlYuF
— Wario64 (@Wario64) June 22, 2022
It is unknown what the success rate of this trick is and if it is consistent at the time or if it worked on that day, June 22. Of course, if more information is provided, we’ll be sure to update the story accordingly. In the meantime, for more coverage on all things PlayStation – including all the latest news, rumours, leaks, speculation and deals – click here or, alternatively, check out the relevant and recent links listed below: