GameStop will hold two PlayStation 5 restock events this week

Today may be Apple event day, but for those still trying to get their hands on Sony’s next-gen gaming console, every day is something to look forward to. Luckily, we’re happy to report that GameStop is set to restock the PlayStation 5 twice this week. The retailer will have the PS5 Digital Edition available for sale on its site starting today, March 8, at 11:00 a.m. EST / 8:00 a.m. PST. This is a rare drop only for the entry-level model of the PS5, which doesn’t have a disc drive. But if you’re hoping to snag the standard disc-equipped PS5, there’s more hope for you later this week. According to The shortcutselect GameStop stores will have the standard model on Friday, March 11 for in-person sales.

Both of these PS5 restocks will be in bundle form, which is typical of GameStop. They’re also exclusive to GameStop’s Power Rewards Pro members, a paid membership that costs $14.99 per year. The PS5 Digital Edition will be available in two bundled configurations. One costs $658.97 and contains the console (normally $399 on its own), an additional DualSense controller in red, PowerA DualSense charging station, $50 GameStop gift card, $50 PlayStation Network gift card $ and a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.

The second bundle costs $668.97 and includes the PS5 Digital Edition with a red DualSense controller and PowerA charging station, but comes with a Samsung 1TB 980 Pro SSD instead of the gift cards, which lets you put upgrade the storage capacity of your PS5.

Replacement PS5 covers are available in different colors, should you wish to match your console to your supplied controller.
Photo by Cameron Faulkner/The Verge

As for the in-store restock scheduled for Friday, March 11, the bundle is expected to include the standard PS5 with a disc drive, Gran Turismo 7 25th Anniversary Edition, Horizon: Forbidden West Special Edition, a PowerA DualSense charging station, a HyperX Cloud headset and a $50 PlayStation Network gift card. In total, this bundle will cost around $797 – a far cry from the console’s $499 value when sold on its own, but at least these are some of the latest games and accessories you might want.

This is shaping up to be one of GameStop’s most comprehensive PS5 restocks in quite some time, but availability will likely be very limited. When it comes to ordering a Digital Edition bundle from GameStop’s site, be sure to log in with your Pro account ahead of time and pre-populate all of your shipping and billing information. We’ll update this post with more details and links to GameStop’s listings once we have them. Good luck, online and in person.

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition GameStop Gift Card Bundle

One of GameStop’s PlayStation 5 Digital Edition bundles. It includes the console, an additional DualSense controller in red, a PowerA DualSense charging station, a $50 GameStop gift card, a $50 PlayStation Network gift card, and a 12-month subscription to PlayStation Plus.

PlayStation 5 Digital Edition GameStop SSD Bundle

GameStop’s second bundled option for the PS5 Digital Edition includes the console with a red DualSense controller, PowerA charging station, and a speedy Samsung 1TB 980 Pro SSD with heatsink to expand the console’s storage.

Some accessories and games for your future PlayStation 5

If you do manage to get your console, here are some recommendations for accessories and games that GameStop’s bundles overlook.

Sony Pulse 3D headphones

Sony’s own wireless gaming headset, designed to showcase the PS5’s 3D audio effect, also works on the PS4.

Ring of Elden

The latest FromSoftware title, Ring of Eldentake it dark souls formula to a vast open world.

Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Insomniac Games’ latest adventure into the Ratchet & Clank The series is the funnest entry yet. It’s also the first to launch on PS5, and it’s both a showcase for stunning graphics and fast loading speeds.

Update at 10:23 a.m. ET, March 8: This post has been updated to indicate that the Digital Edition packs are now live at GameStop. We’ve also updated prices and added product cards to the post.

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