To update: The PS5 Digital Edition is now sold out on Amazon. There has been online speculation that the retailer will also offer the option to buy a standard PS5 ahead of the weekend, but this is unconfirmed. Be sure to check ours PS5 replenishment Hub for the latest updates and the retailers to look for inventory next.
After weeks of waiting and a few false starts, Amazon is finally stopping PS5 replenishment at the moment. The online mega retailer currently has the PS5 Digital Edition in stock for $399but you need one Amazon Prime membership to buy one.
This Amazon PS5 restock started around 11:15am ET and we’re expecting the console to sell out extremely quickly, so head to the retailer now if you’re looking to snag a PS5 during this drop. Only the PS5 Digital Edition is available in this restock, but there has been speculation that the retailer will put the disc console up for sale later this week.
That Amazon PS5 boost was hinted at in February when the retailer’s PS5 listing page was updated with the notification that “Amazon Prime customers will get priority access to the PlayStation 5 through March 31.” Official confirmation came earlier this week from the Amazon video games social media account.
Amazon PS5 Replenishment (In Stock)
After weeks of waiting for hints of an upcoming PS5 restock at Amazon, the mega-retailer finally announced on Twitter that it will be stocking PS5 Digital Edition today (Wednesday, March 30).
Prime members have priority access to this drop, and due to the limited nature of PS5 supplies, there’s a good chance the console will sell out before it hits general sale. So if you’re looking to score a PS5 during this boost, you’ll almost certainly need a Prime subscription. You can also access the replenishment by using an Amazon Prime free trial.
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As mentioned above, it appears that only the PS5 Digital Edition will be available during this restock. This version of the console costs $399 compared to the standard machine which costs $499 and is exactly the same console just without a disk drive.
The Digital Edition was actually the more difficult of the two PS5 models last year, so a boost dedicated solely to the cheaper version will be welcomed by some. However, we think the flexibility of a disc drive and the option to purchase physical games are worth the extra $100 cost.
If you’d rather score a standard PS5 or don’t have an Amazon Prime membership, make sure to bookmark ours PS5 replenishment hub. This comprehensive guide provides the latest stock updates and information at all major retailers to ensure you don’t miss a drop.
Here’s how to get early access to Amazon PS5 Restock
Receive early access to Amazon PS5 supplies is very simple: Sign up for Amazon Prime. For $14.99 a month ($139 a year) you get a slew of perks including free shipping and access to the Prime Video streaming service, not to mention potential priority access to the next PS5 restock. You can sign up below, and there’s even a 30-day free trial of the service available, so it won’t cost you anything to begin with.
How to buy a PS5 on Amazon
There’s no guaranteed winning formula when it comes to snagging a PS5 during an Amazon restock, but there are a few things you can do to put the odds in your favor.
First, make sure you have set up an Amazon account in advance with your pre-saved address information and payment details. Adding inventory to your shopping cart is only half the battle; Once you’ve managed that, it’s a race to complete the checkout. If you’re stuck entering your card number and zip code, the console is likely sold out as you type.
There is a somewhat strange Amazon trick this has been proven to make checking out with a PS5 easier. By adding the console to your wishlist ahead of time, when it’s restocked you can add it to your cart from there. This way you can bypass the listing page which almost always crashes due to overwhelming traffic.
This trick usually allows you to add stock to your cart once the replenishment is live, and it gives you a considerable advantage over the folks who are stuck trying to refresh the actual PS5 listing page in hopes of getting it to the to get running.
Just make sure you have the PS5 on your wish list ahead of time, as you can still add it even if the console is sold out. To use this trick, do this well before refilling. Attempting to add the console to your Wishlist during a stock decline usually results in the site throwing an error message.
We tested this method during a self Replenishment for Xbox Series X and can confirm that it actually works. We managed to add the Series X to our cart 4 times while not even being able to get the console into our cart via the listing page as it kept crashing.
Also, make sure you keep our guide on PS5 replenishment bookmarked as we will update it with additional information on the latest Amazon PS5 restock as soon as we receive it.