Without any warning whatsoever, Best Buy released a new slate of PlayStation 5 consoles for sale this morning which ended up taking many by surprise. As with many restocks go, this one seemed to be more successful than normal for many, but others ended up missing out just barely on the available number of units.
As mentioned, this morning's PS5 drop was a major shock to many which seemed to be the key factor in determining who may have been able to buy one. Those that were already online when the restock occurred generally seemed to have pretty good luck this time around. However, many others didn't catch wind of the new PS5 consoles being available until it was already too late. Other commitments like being at work seemed to be a distraction for some as well.
As we move forward, Best Buy and many other retailers will surely continue to have restocks like this for the PS5 in the future. The bad news is that many of these storefronts have stopped warning potential customers in advance when PS5 consoles might become available. As such, it's become incredibly hard to get one unless you happen to be on the Internet the moment that they drop.
If you're still hunting one for yourself, I'd definitely suggest that you put on restock alerts on your internet browser or follow dedicated social media accounts that can let you know when new shipments may become available. This is the best course of action if you're looking to buy the PS5 as soon as possible compared to waiting until the hype dies down and systems inevitably become available on store shelves.
Were you able to snag a PS5 in this morning's restock? Be sure to let me know either down in the comments or over on Twitter at @MooreMan12.
And be sure to keep reading on if you'd like to see some of the reactions from people who tried to snag a PS5 at Best Buy for themselves today!
TWF when you hit checkout on the PS5 and it actually processes your order pic.twitter.com/rwJtxO3HV5— Andrew (@HuskerPower66) February 19, 2021
Barely Missed It
I was SO close to snagging a PS5 in the Best Buy restock earlier and of course the damn thing goes out of stock as I'm pressing the "check out" button 😒— e l l e ❁ (@elle_s21) February 19, 2021
Best Buy Might Indeed Be the Best
Best Buy is the easiest place to get a #PS5 from when they do their drops— StaySleep-_- 🤫 (@PJ_Stay_Sleep) February 19, 2021
You Never Had Me
Yo best buy! get some more ps5’s. pic.twitter.com/B06HNoc79A— Vertex eSports (@Vertex_ggs) February 19, 2021
When BestBuy drops PS5 stock and you're in a meeting. pic.twitter.com/HoFHcDoAbG— Ethan Hallesy (@uncle_porky) February 19, 2021
Highlight of 2021
Somehow I successfully ordered a PS5 from Best Buy today and that is easily one of the highlights of my year so far— Straw Hat Rios 🏴☠️ Rios de Uchiha 🩸 (@BjwalkinRIVERS) February 19, 2021
Can't Get Hurt Anymore
im done tryna get the ps5 from best buy bro... pic.twitter.com/CfmywKuApH— emilio 🪐 (@emilio_o26) February 19, 2021