For those hoping to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 this holiday season, things are looking up for you. The PS5 has been one of the hardest pieces of tech to come by over the past couple of years due to an ongoing chip shortage, which makes it difficult for companies to match demand for their products. The PS5 and Xbox Series X have both been pretty much online-only for quite some time, with very occasional, but brief, restocks in the store. However, many of these restocks were saddled with the fact that you had to buy a bundle with games, accessories, and more. It bumped up the console’s already expensive price by hundreds of dollars more, making it less ideal for those who can find one.
However, the PS5 appears to be in good supply this holiday season. While not everyone will be able to get one and it will take a bit of effort, this is probably your best chance to get one. Throughout November, stores had small supplies of the PS5, but Black Friday is where it became clear that the console was starting to meet more demand. Stores like Best Buy, GameStop, and Walmart all had large quantities of PlayStation 5s God of War Ragnarok Assembled on store shelves and behind the counter. We could personally check out literal sets of PlayStation 5 consoles at a couple of Best Buys we visited, and reports from all over the internet suggest this is the case across the country. With Cyber Monday on the horizon, this could mean that users have a good chance of getting one since it’s essentially a sequel to Black Friday.
If you can’t get your hands on one in the next few days, it’s worth checking with your local retailer and asking them about their plans for restocking in December. Sony and retailers will likely work together to make sure more of these consoles get into gamers’ hands this holiday season now that there’s a major first-party title available for the console and 2023 will have games like Marvel’s Spider-Man 2.
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