Everyone said we’ll see PS5’s in store by April but with the way things are going I really doubt it

1 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:03 ID: lt2551

I'm still trying to get a PS5. I don't have time to keep waiting for Twitter updates and just staying on my computer constantly watching. A lot of people made assumptions that we'll see the PS5 in store around April. Do you guys still think this is possible, with the way it's still currently selling out and we're almost in March? I don't know, I'm just hoping to get one by the summer

2 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:33 ID: gour8kn

Don't feel bad, I'm kinda underwhelmed with the games that are currently out for it with the exception of ports.

ID: goutpon

True, there's not much out there right now. I really want to play Miles Morales though. I loved Spiderman PS4. And then I never played Horizon Zero Dawn, so I want to get that and play it before Horizon Forbidden West.

I was so stupid to sell my PS4 back in September. I thought I would be able to get a PS5 no problem lol

ID: gouvbrl

I just like being able to play my PS4 games without a jet engine running.

ID: gouwjy8

60fps God of War, Ghost of Tsushima and others. It’s a big change. I was most of the way through AC Valhalla when I got mine. The jump to 60fps upset me greatly because I wished I had waited to play it until I got the PS5. It’s a much better gaming experience for a lot of games.

ID: gouyznx

I haven't had a new console since the PS2, so everything is new to me.

3 : Anonymous2021/02/26 19:13 ID: govahv4

So fucking tired of this.

4 : Anonymous2021/02/26 18:01 ID: gouxfue

I think it's possible. If PSD keeps up with these near daily drops that is a good sign that production is beginning to keep up with demand. It seems like these last couple weeks we have had more drops than in the 3 months prior, but that could be perception.

ID: gozmqip

Stock is coming now but these are likely the ones that came off the line during the first shortage, after the initial wave was sold out.

A rush of drops means there’s likely a drought on the other side. Reports are that production is “being streamlined” (actually slowing in non PR language) and the price of materials going down (I don’t buy it) currently but the effects won’t be noticed in the retail market until this wave is sold. 18 million is Sony’s optimistic projection for all of 2021. PS plus as 50 million subscribers. Gonna be a lot of folks left out in the cold for a while.

ID: gp0uaxp

It's impossible to keep up with demand if scalpers can buy the entire stock in secs, to keep up with demand means us normal people have to be able to actually buy them

5 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:08 ID: goulltx

In some parts of Europe I don't think you will be able to easily get it this year. Ou biggest stock i think was the one from last week and had only 1000 disks. And also it was kind of the only one since lauch

ID: gov49g3

Yeah I'm in Amsterdam and its near impossible. This past week has been the first time I've seen more than one drop and from different sources. I found a great telegram that pushes notifications but even still it feels impossible.

ID: gozlb67

Stores in my country who received PS5 are selling it for 1000€, so only way to get it for 500€ is Amazon.

6 : Anonymous2021/02/26 21:14 ID: govzx1o

We won’t ever see PS5’s in stock until the end of COVID no matter how many PS5’s are in stock eventually, online scalpers are still going to snag as many of them as possible, I think it’s too big a thing for it to suddenly stop just because there are more in stock, bots will still snag them up everywhere as soon as it’s available unless policies are put in place or they’re available physically

ID: gp8whdz

Definitely true.

You have: big time scalpers with sophisticated bots, cook groups, small time scalpers that just have a knack for buying PS5s, people like me that buy for friends/family, gamers looking to get one and know what they are doing.....and then gamers trying to get one and don't even know they should be following Twitte


I think the percentage of scalpers is relatively small but so is the volume of consoles.

You have people that barely game going for this console. That makes it even tougher.

7 : Anonymous2021/02/26 22:13 ID: gowbhtv

Forget following Twitter accounts and Discord. There’s a Chrome extension called Octoshop and it’s free to DL. It helped me get my PS5 after about a week of trying. Once installed, you can track the PS5 on every major retailer site...You’ll receive a notification the moment a retailer adds stock online. Simply click the button in the pop up notification to go to the retailer’s website. If you’re lucky enough, you’ll be able to add the PS5 to your cart and check out.

Happy hunting!

P.S. this is not a bot. It’s simply a program that tracks out-of-stock items online and notifies you when said item becomes available. Aka this is why it’s faster than Twitter.

ID: gp3apxf


This is amazing. Thank you so much for this... This method gives me more hope.

8 : Anonymous2021/02/26 19:46 ID: govhfm7

I feel it will be impossible to ppl that work or have a life. At least where I live. I’ve been notified of some stocks but the time is not publicised it’s usually on working hours, and it lasts a couple of minutes. I do think it’s a shame tbh. The thing is we don’t have another possibility, we are commercial hostages

9 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:24 ID: goup52p

I got mine yesterday. Turn on the notifications on Twitter to push to your phone. Target was great because it was for local pick up. I’d dedicate about 30 minutes after the notification to trying before giving up. I got mine about 10 minutes after the notification.

ID: gouq89j

I don't even have or use Twitter, but I'll try that. Who am I supposed to follow exactly to get notifications from?

ID: gov32ju

How do you actually get the push notifications instantly? I keep getting them 12-48 hours after they've been tweeted out. I've gone into the twitter settings and my phone settings and can't figure it out. Really frustrating.

10 : Anonymous2021/02/26 23:31 ID: gowqcxv

Attempting to buy a ps5 online is like having a second full-time job, you have to devote your entire day/week to stalking twitte

to get one.

ID: gozt6pn

Agreed, I’m an essential worker and can’t work from home, and I just simply don’t have the time to keep refreshing on my phone. I’ve always been at work during the drops. It’s so frustrating.

11 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:33 ID: gouract

The gamestop in my town has already had them in-store since the beginning of February. It'll take time but they'll start popping up.

12 : Anonymous2021/02/27 02:31 ID: goxeyaa

Once again, I have to question why Sony did not follow Apple in how they handle their preorders. Preorder, and when it’s available it’s available.

ID: gpe8pfx

Or, you know, make it in-store only. Pretty hard for scalpers to use bots to buy when they have to pick them up in-store.

But, nah. They don't care who gets their product. Only that it's bought. Typical Sony.

13 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:44 ID: goutqss

I scored one from Best Buy today with very little effort. There have been quite a few drops this week, so I feel like it's getting easier.

ID: gov8u4p

Holy shit, I just randomly checked out Best Buy site now and saw the "add to cart" button on the PS5, and got overly excited but right after I pressed it it said sold out of course LOL

ID: gp1qj71

Yes, I’ve noticed that too. I’m hoping one goes up today now that I have the money

ID: gozxhv8

Yes another West Virginian on reddit!!

14 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:29 ID: gouqgt1


15 : Anonymous2021/02/26 18:41 ID: gov4bvl

Just wait for bestbuy. That’s the easiest one when they have drops. Use the app and have all your payment info loaded. And go for the bundles first

ID: gp5yop1

What times do they usually drop there.

16 : Anonymous2021/02/26 19:01 ID: gov7x0e

I got mine last night on sam's club

17 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:57 ID: gouwgsy

Impossible bestbuy just sold out in 20mins.

ID: govvqpj

20mins is exceptionally long, generally they sell out in less then 2mins

18 : Anonymous2021/02/26 18:22 ID: gov1j91

My prediction is this entire year will be the same as January/February just was, online only with very small drops and having to compete with everyone else plus bots.

I just picked mine up from Best Buy after being able to order it last week against all odds. Luck has to be on your side, but you need to put in some work with Twitter notifications and having every retailer with an account ready to go.

Good luck out there.

19 : Anonymous2021/02/26 19:23 ID: govckvx

I've been trying to get one for a while just got one today or ordered one but I used twitter for updates and just prayed I was fast enough took a while but worked I got mine from amazon if there are restocks on amazon try adding it to your list so its easier to spam add to cart. Hope you get it.

20 : Anonymous2021/02/26 20:27 ID: govq1no

Who is "a lot of people "? Chances are you'll be battling to purchase one until the end of the year honestly

21 : Anonymous2021/02/26 21:59 ID: gow8vyv

I got mine back in late January from Best Buy. The best advice I can give you is to forget waiting for Twitter notifications. Join a discord! They announce stock at least 2 minutes before Twitter accounts do. I spent two weeks in January following Twitter accounts and failed everytime, even when I tried to purchase within seconds of the tweet. The day I joined a discord I got one.

ID: goxdflp

Which discord did you join?

22 : Anonymous2021/02/27 13:25 ID: gozwg9t

Honestly you're probably better off making a dvd collection at this point. I'm still waiting for a ps5 and sadly I am starting to find the movies and TV shows more interesting than the games it's a real disappointment imao.

23 : Anonymous2021/02/27 20:02 ID: gp2gw36

I managed to get one from Target the other day. Download the app HotStock, it’s how I got one.

ID: gp2qb64

I just installed it. We'll see what happens!

24 : Anonymous2021/02/27 02:57 ID: goxiorg

I don’t know...I doubt in stores...from what I’ve read it seems this shortage might put in store consoles back til closer to the end of the year. With how crazy things have been I wouldn’t bank on them putting them on shelf’s right away. It would be mass chaos. They’d probably have store pick up

25 : Anonymous2021/02/27 03:21 ID: goxn12w

Not "everyone". I was told maybe the end of November or midspring:(

26 : Anonymous2021/02/27 11:34 ID: goz710w

Like you I seriously doubt it and tbh I've pretty much given up trying after the last alert I had. I got into a queue for Currys (uk) almost immediately and found that I was something like number 72623 in the queue. I guess it gives you an idea of what you're up against with the scalpers.

27 : Anonymous2021/02/27 13:22 ID: gozw1s7

honestly dude i think it may be possible, i recently got 3 not for my self but for my family since they all wanted one and they even sat on the website for like an hour it was weird i’ve never seen it do that till recently.

28 : Anonymous2021/02/27 15:47 ID: gp0usr9

It’s annoying and I wonder how many people (like myself) are looking into getting a bot just to get one.

29 : Anonymous2021/02/27 21:15 ID: gp2wbhl

I got one for my brother a few months back, only because I was playing Dead Space at 3am and notification popped up on my computer...

Looks like I need to start playing Dead Space again...

30 : Anonymous2021/02/28 12:35 ID: gp602n3


31 : Anonymous2021/03/01 01:21 ID: gp92yv2


A lot of people on here said Summer would be the beginning of normal.

32 : Anonymous2021/03/01 04:36 ID: gp9mw3q

Here in Taiwan, scalpers bought a ton of them.. hundreds probably (a lot currently still have 20-30 in stock) and we only got the pre-orders before release which sold out immediately. We don’t get regular restocks like the US. Sucks. I could spend $900 USD now and get one or wait til next year and pay retail price. I can afford to spend $900 USD but I don’t want to participate in filling scalpers pockets. Fuck them.

ID: gp9nhel

Yeah I can afford it too but I'm not paying someone $400+ extra. I want one but I can wait.

33 : Anonymous2021/03/02 13:02 ID: gpes24c
34 : Anonymous2021/03/02 14:00 ID: gpexyut

At least you guys in US have the fucking consoles. The whole Europe is fucked for ps5's only fucking UK gets them. Like I dont understand this shit with only shipping consoles to 2 countries in the whole world. Yeah I get that sony is more popular in Europe BUT DAMN MAN FUCK THIS WAITING!

35 : Anonymous2021/03/03 00:44 ID: gphatut

I recommend HotStock, it helped me. Unfortunately, my package was “lost” by Amazon so I’m back in the hunt but HotStock helped with notifying me as opposed to me chasing the system

36 : Anonymous2021/03/03 01:19 ID: gphexg6

Anyone that's sick of these bottom feeding scum scalpers. Sign this petition so we can start the process to take action. The UK is already working on making scalping using bots illegal. The US needs to follow suit. Can you help me out by signing this petition?

37 : Anonymous2021/02/26 18:00 ID: goux5as

Nah I'd say 2022 march realistically.

38 : Anonymous2021/02/26 19:34 ID: goveqd3

I was in a gamestop a couple weeks ago and asked the employee there. She said management was saying not to expect them in stock until June.

39 : Anonymous2021/02/26 21:27 ID: gow2k1m

I'm hoping, I regret getting the digital one.

ID: gow3puo

Why don't you like the digital one? I want the disc version myself just because I only like playing single player games and just sell the disc after beating the story.

ID: gp0vfiw

That’s funny because I’m holding out for digital but Sony makes like 8 of them each drop. I could’ve had a couple disc ones by now, if you keep looking they’re a lot easier to find (comparatively)

40 : Anonymous2021/02/27 01:06 ID: gox5yij

I have gotten 2 from PS direct. Before anyone wigs out, one was for a friend sent to a different address with a different PSN. I honestly feel like I can get one from PSdirect every time. If you have enough devices with different cookies its pretty simple and gets easier after every release as the demand pool decreases in size.

41 : Anonymous2021/02/26 17:40 ID: gousvy6

Biden’s now a gamer apparently, looking into scalper situation. We’ll see. Sony said they’ll optimistic about increasing production this year, but don’t expect significantly more drops. Chip shortage is real, demand is sky high across multiple industries. If I were in your shoes, I’d either forgot about it or (sighs quietly, awaits aggressive downvoting) just buy from a local scalper if you can afford it and you reeeeeaaaallly want it that bad. What I did. Got tired of the uncertain timing of drops, pulling myself away from work, spending half an hour on target, Walmart, etc, watching it sit in the cart, changing pickup location, sometimes rolling stock drops so I’d be on for another. 30 minutes... only to get rejected. Every time. You do you, but for your mental health I’d suggest you forget about picking one up hassle free anytime soon.

ID: gov2gjc

Honestly that’s what I’m about to do. I can’t keep waiting for these silly little drops. Sony fucked this up big time, I have a job, family, and responsibilities like other people on here. I’ll pay the extra money. I’m just going to wait till summer that’s it. It’s totally unacceptable that Sony couldn’t even get these to play that are actually going to play them. All they care about is the money.

42 : Anonymous2021/02/26 18:12 ID: gouzuyr

Which is why exactly why I had no problem paying a scalper $650 back in January.

Only a extra $100 after retail + tax and I saved so much time and headache. Plus being able to enjoy my system instead waiting for restocks is so worth it.

ID: gow0ibc

I agree with this. Extra $100 is just a “guaranteed” price lol

ID: gov1605

Is yours the disc or digital version? $650 is still a great deal from a scalper, especially when everyone else is selling it for $1000. I would pay $650 also if I could find one

ID: gov395g

I was able to find a Digital for $650 locally. I might just do it...

43 : Anonymous2021/02/27 02:25 ID: goxeaj8

If anyone is in the Albany New York area and scores one or multiple and they can't cancel an order for a disc one. Let me know and I'll take it off your hands. Has to be disc though not digital. Tired of this and my mental health is taking a beating plus I'm gonna be bedbound for a few months so I'd appreciate the help. We gotta help each other until everyone's got a PS5. No one should be left behind.

ID: goxekjn

What's going on bro? Why you going to be bed bound for? I hope the best for you

44 : Anonymous2021/02/27 02:20 ID: goxdsrl

Fuck you fuck you fuck you. I never got a notification from twitter that it dropped shoulda known a drop was coming when the tv I bought for playing the system on came back in stock today. Bullshit

45 : Anonymous2021/02/28 08:49 ID: gp5eg6j

I thiNk so too.l PS5 are so hard to come by, and sony not doing nothing about it, nintendo make better games and console availabilitys. fucking baby nintendo! and ps5 can't beat that???? bullshit,.

46 : Anonymous2021/02/27 00:03 ID: goww6uq

Just because of the way probability works, if you get ps direct on 10-15 browsers you’re essentially guaranteed a console after 2-3 weeks.

47 : Anonymous2021/03/04 21:14 ID: gpp6snu

let's just keep tweeting walmart till this fix this, pass the word around, keep bombarding walmart with tweets till they fix it


I already sent 5 complaint tweets to walmart and 2 to walmarthelp

I'm not going to stop till they fix this, you shouldn't either


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