Amazon is restocking the PS5 on March 18, don't miss out on your chance to buy a PS5

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Ps5 With Controller (Image credit: Nick Sutrich / Android Central)

What you need to know

  • Amazon should be restocking the PS5 this week with tens of thousands of consoles.
  • We don't have an exact date or time for when this restock is set to take place, but it shouldn't be Monday, March 15.
  • We'll keep you updated so that you can hopefully buy a PS5 as soon as it drops on Amazon.

Update, March 18 (12:54pm ET): TechRadar has acknowledged that stock did not go up as planned but reiterates it is confident in its sources that Amazon will have the PS5 in-stock soon.

Update, March 18 (11:07 am ET): Stock should go live any minute now.

Update, March 18 (10:03 am ET): According to TechRadar, Amazon should have the PS5 in-stock shortly after 10am ET on March 18.

Update, March 16 (5:40 pm ET): TechRadar reports that Amazon should have the PS5 in-stock on Thursday, Match 18. They did not reveal an exact time as to deter scalpers and bots.

You'll have plenty of chances to buy a PS5 this week from Amazon. TechRadar's Matt Swider, who's been diligently tracking PS5 stock and helped thousands get a hold of the elusive console, says that Amazon should be dropping nearly 50,000 PS5 units. Swider's teamed up with YouTuber Jake Randall to track the stock, which he says should hit the retailer sometime this week.

Though we don't have an exact date just yet, Randall is confident it's not Monday, March 15. We'll update this article with exact times and dates as soon as we learn more.

If you haven't been able to get a PS5 just yet, we have several tips for buying a PS5 from Amazon. You'll want to make sure you're signed into your Amazon account and have your shipping and billing information saved for a quick checkout. Be sure to download the app as well because you may not be at your computer when stock drops. These sell out within minutes, so every seconds counts here.

While some stores drop stock in waves at 10 or 30-minute intervals, it's unclear what Amazon plans to do. If you get an error in the checkout process or it says that the system sold out, just keep trying. Stock like this is finnicky and store pages can act up when thousands of people are trying to buy a PS5 all at once.

Once you have your PlayStation 5 you should check out some of the best PS5 games and best PS5 headsets that are out there. There are amazing exclusives like the Demon's Souls remake and Spider-Man: Miles Morales that pair wonderfully with an upgraded audio experience by using a SteelSeries Arctis 7P or Razer BlackShark V2 Pro headset. Whatever you're looking for to suit your needs, you're sure to find it.

Stay tuned and follow Android Central on Twitter for stock updates.

Update, March 18 (12:54pm ET) — Stay tuned for stock updates

TechRadar's initial post was updated to acknowledge that stock did not go live as planned. However, it is confident in its source given their track record and still believes that Amazon should be selling nearly 50,000 PS5 units very soon.

Stay tuned for more updates.

Update, March 18 (11:07am ET) — Amazon should have the PS5 in-stock any minute now

TechRadar reports that stock should go live any minute now according to an inventory scheduler it has seen.

Update, March 18 (10:03am ET) — Amazon should have the PS5 in-stock shortly after 10am

TechRadar now reports that Amazon should have the PS5 in-stock after 10am this morning. Keep checking back to see when they go live. It's unclear if the Digital Edition and regular PS5 will drop at the same time or at separate times soon after one another.

And if you see PS5 consoles being priced at over $1,000, don't panic. Those are third-party sellers you shouldn't buy from. Wait until the official drop comes from Amazon at $500 and $400.

Update, March 16 (5:40 pm ET) — Amazon will have the PS5 in-stock on Thursday, March 18

According to TechRadar, Amazon is getting its stock of 46,000 PS5 consoles on Thursday, March 18. Unfortunately, sources could not confirm the breakdown between the PS5 Digital Edition and the regular PS5. TechRadar notes that the last time Amazon had a restock on March 3, the company only had 38,000 units to sell. As for an exact time on Thursday, TechRadar is keeping that close to its chest so bots don't scoop in.

Jennifer Locke
Games Editor - PlayStation, Android, VR

Jennifer Locke has been playing video games nearly her entire life. You can find her posting pictures of her dog and obsessing over PlayStation and Xbox, Star Wars, and other geeky things.