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Update: The Amazon PS5 restock time didnt happen as originally scheduled within the companys inventory system. However, were confident that our source is accurate (given their track record) and that there are indeed 46,000 PS5 consoles to be sold. Follow our PS5 restock tracker for alerts as soon as they go live. 

The Amazon PS5 restock some time today, Thursday March 18, according to TechRadars exclusive reporting which includes having seen the US retailers inventory schedule. Ready for us to alert you of the exact restock time?

Our PS5 restock alert via our PS5 restock Twitter tracker will notify you of when the Amazon PS5 restock – was supposed to happen at 14:00 UTC, or 10am EDT, according to the information shared with us. We worked to nail down the PS5 restock time today after confirming the date with our Amazon sources late last week. Were still waiting on a rescheduled time with YouTuber Jake Randall.

Our PS5 restock alerts will look like:

🚨🚨🚨 PS5 restock! 🌟 WALMART 🌟 in the US WILL HAVE IT!AT 3pm EST / 12pm PST♻️RT this & follow @mattswider + @techradar for instant Xbox & PlayStation 5 updatesPS5 Digital ($399) https://t.co/znn5fqVNI1PS5 Disc ($499) https://t.co/fOQxCworacXbox as well at 2:30pm ESTMarch 4, 2021

Two important facts: Right now, the following links lead to PS5 consoles that cost $1,000 on average from third-party vendors who are using Amazon Marketplace due to the demand that Sony cant meet. Weve gotten a lot of messages from people outraged at the price. This aint it, chief.

Ignore them. When the Amazon PS5 restock happens today, March 18 or a later date and time, the current listings will be replaced by consoles sold by Amazon.com. The point is, theyll appear on those same pages weve linked.

Why get an Amazon PS5 restock alerts? On average, we see PS5 restock sell out in less than three minutes. Some retailers release inventory in waves to extend the time to buy to 30 or 45 minutes, but when a PS5 restock happens unabated, you have under three minutes to buy the consoles. In other words, seconds count.

Amazon PS5 restock time: when to buy it and how

Simple answer: right away. This PS5 restock will sell out in minutes if not seconds because Amazon is such a popular US retailer.

So how do you buy the PS5 from Amazon today when the time comes? First, you need to decide between PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition. Second, youll want to visit these two Amazon links above, where the consoles will show up – eventually.

Second thing: Amazon doesnt sell the Sony PS5 console as a bundle. So you wont be forced to buy games or accessories. Its just the standalone console. Thats good in one sense, but bad news because bundles a lot last longer. Resellers have a much harder time profiting from bundles, as they cant mark up games and accessories (which are readily available outside of Sonys PS5 DualSense charging station).

Full list of PS5 restock at trusted retailers

Important PS5 restock tip: Dont buy PS5 off of Twitter or other online sources that dont have fraud protection. The reliable dozen US stores above have had PS5 stock in the past. People have lost thousands of dollars trusting others on Twitter.

Amazon PS5 restock consists of 46,000 consoles

46,000 PS5 consoles are up for grabs during the Amazon PS5 restock. We dont know the breakdown of PS5 Disc and Digital Edition inventory. We also dont have word of an Xbox Series X restock.

To offer context, the last Amazon.com restock of the PlayStation 5 was on March 3, and the same tipster mentioned that the retailer had 38,000 PS5 consoles. Hundreds of the people following our (then smaller) PS5 restock Twitter tracker fed back to us that they got the console. So 46,000 is a massive number.

Amazon remains the hardest retailer to buy from because everyone has their details set up in advance. No one is fumbling around, trying to log in to Amazon.com as they would be for Target or Walmart. And most people have their credit card information or their home address ready. Amazon makes things so easy. Thats good and bad.

Our PS5 restock track record

The Amazon PS5 restock on March 18 isnt the first time that multiple sources have come to us to reveal when the console would be back in stock. Its actually the third time in the last two weeks.

We also exclusively revealed the Target and Best Buy restock dates last week thanks to multiple sources inside retailer warehouses and in management positions. Side note: you shouldnt expect new Target stock this week, making the Amazon PS5 restock all the more meaningful. 

Weve been there on minute one for other retail inventory launches, with GameStop, Antonline, Walmart and Sony Direct notifications as soon as the consoles goes back in stock.

With the help of warehouse sources, weve gotten other PS5 inventory projections correct, including quantity, the time, and date of shipments.

Heres why the PS5 restock date and time is never set in stone at brick-and-mortar retail stores until the last day or two – and this may apply to Amazon, too: every warehouse around the Unites States that is due consoles needs to get the consoles in first – and there needs to be enough of them distributed around the country. Its an inventory and logistic necessity, were told.

Also, Amazon, like Best Buy, may not sell through its full inventory to consumers. Some consoles may be held in case someone comes back with a console thats defective. Were told situations like that are rare, but it does happen, so there needs to be enough stock to remedy those issues from each store.

Well continue to update this page as we hear more about the impending Amazon PS5 restock on Thursday. The time window has been narrowed, so you know when to look. Now its all about carting the console before everyone else does.

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