Best Buy announces PS5, Xbox Series X restock for tomorrow

PS5 DualSense, Xbox Series X Controller
PS5 DualSense, Xbox Series X Controller (Image credit: Windows Central)

Ready your wallets — Best Buy has outlined plans to restock all next-generation consoles on December 15, with PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S orders expected to open for a brief window. The U.S. retailer detailed the plans in a new blog post (opens in new tab), committing to availability through its online store, shaping up as one of the last opportunities ahead of the holidays. It comes as stock for the latest gaming hardware hits record demand, while availability remains tight through their early weeks on the market.

Best Buy opens orders for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X, and Xbox Series S at 9 AM ET / 8 AM CT / 6 AM PT on December 15. However, you'll need to act fast to secure your consoles. PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks have been hotly-anticipated in recent weeks, with many looking to buy either next-generation system. The retailer also noted this will be an online-only restock, with no units available in stores.

You can check the respective pages for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at Best Buy below.

We recommend signing up for a free My Best Buy account (opens in new tab) for your highest chance to secure your preorder, where you'll have the opportunity to pre-configure your shipping and payment information to streamline the checkout experience. Past orders for the trio of devices sold out in seconds, and you'll need to be ready on the hour to secure a console.

The PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X cost $499 in the U.S., although various retailer bundles may include additional games and accessories, pushing the asking price above the usual going rate. The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition cuts the disc drive for a $399 RRP, while the Xbox Series S represents the most affordable entry point into the next-generation at $299.

Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, the latest flagships in console gaming, are expected to remain in short supply until the beginning of 2021. Stay-at-home orders have seen more people than ever flocking to gaming and online entertainment, while both firms aim to scale production amid the pandemic. For Microsoft, Xbox CFO Tim Stuart, recently stated Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S shortages are expected to continue throughout the holiday season and into April 2021.

Matt Brown is Windows Central's Senior Editor, Xbox & PC, at Future. Following over seven years of professional consumer technology and gaming coverage, he’s focused on the world of Microsoft's gaming efforts. You can follow him on Twitter @mattjbrown.

  • Pretty sure these will sell out seconds BEFORE they are posted...
  • Start writing your scripts now.
  • This is idiotic! No one cares for the consumer. What we have now is a middle-middleman. If they really wanted the consumer to have these devices in hand, they would sell them in the store, period.
  • Yeah, let's pile a bunch of people in a store to get a toy during a pandemic
  • Probably took a lot of thought to come up with that one. I guess once you get off your above neck break, you can think about an approach to selling a hot item in store. Here's an idea: don't announce restock, just let it fall in the day to day. If you are in store, you get it. Wanna check everyday? Do so. I guess you would survive with all the other customers I see in Best Buy every time I visit. Or, we can cultivate this new system which grants us the luxury of a 100% markup on hot items.
  • Oh look, Walmart is selling the series X online for only $1,249. What a steal of a deal!!!!......
  • Exactly! That's what happens when you allow resellers to take over the market.. Their marked up prices become the new market! Walmart is just being business smart.