A new restock of the PlayStation 5 took place at Best Buy today, and while it didn't come without its problems, it largely turned out better than many expected. This is primarily because, this time around, Best Buy opted not to release its latest stock of the PS5 behind a paywall. And while there's always a chance that this paywall could return in the future, the lack of its appearance this time around led to some customers finally being able to purchase Sony's console.
Not long after this PS5 restock at Best Buy began today, social media began lighting up with reactions from customers who are still looking to snag the console prior to this holiday season. In a general sense, more customers seemed to be finding success than normal. However, that success was also entirely dependent on where any given person looking to purchase the console may be residing.
At this point in time, in order to actually pick up the PS5, customers have to live within a certain proximity of a Best Buy store that is carrying the hardware. So if you don't happen to live near a store that has the PS5, you might be out of luck. Although Best Buy has previously run back this rule in certain situations, most PS5 restocks play out in this same manner.
Did you happen to finally score a PS5 for yourself today? Let me know either down in the comments or hit me up over on Twitter at @MooreMan12. Additionally, keep reading onward if you'd like to see how today's restock went for some users on social media.
Just Take Our Money!!
@BestBuy thanks once again for failing to take my money for a PS5 because you can be bothered to make your website work properly. Was in line within seconds of going live and was asked to login 20 times. Bloody amateurs— Adam (@admmikal) October 21, 2021
Had a best buy ps5 in my cart and it wouldn’t let me check out pic.twitter.com/l64SVEU5sJ— BAMuel L Jackson (@hof_13am) October 21, 2021
At Long Last
Finally scored a PS5 from Best Buy. Thank you!!! @mattswider— Berry Brews (@LunaRomaGator) October 21, 2021
Best Buy Keeps Getting Overloaded
@BestBuy is complete trash! Ps5 was in the cart now it said I had to verify my account, never got a verification code, and now what am I able to sign into now that my cart is EMPTY with no verification code? Yep! https://t.co/UN03OYBGKK— sʞɔᴉzᴉɥd₁₀₁ (@BlakkStreetz) October 21, 2021
The Most Common Problem
got into the link for a ps5 and was in my cart but wasn’t available at any best buy near by smh— ࿏ (@aaronjup_) October 21, 2021
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Canada Sounds Wonderful
I just came from BestBuy up in Canada and they have PS5's on the shelf for sale.— So ShAdy (@TheSeshEmpire) October 21, 2021
Five people walked out with one in the few minutes it took me to load up the new LG OLED TV we just purchased. No lists or anything, just walk in and walk out with it. pic.twitter.com/jv6Yr4b4vL
Don't Give Up!
Showed up to Best Buy for a ps5 30 minutes after they sold out. Im in complete and utter anguish— 13 enthusiast ❼ (@19flames_) October 21, 2021
Its possible Best Buy cancels this order on me, but if not, I'll have a PS5 next Wednesday.— Pezell56x (@Pezell56x) October 21, 2021