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Amazon PS5 restock: surprise Prime Day closer appears – and sells out in under 10 minutes

PS5 restock frustration and mistakes
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Update: If you missed the overnight Amazon PS5 restock, then the Sony Direct PS5 restock is next, according to our PS5 restock Twitter tracker Matt Swider, who will send you an alert when the Sony console is in stock – if you follow his account and turn on notifications.

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What time was the Amazon PS5 restock?

The Amazon PS5 restock time was 12am ET (technically Wednesday), and it marked the last three hours of Prime Day (which ended at 3am EDT). 

The Amazon PS5 restock time made perfect sense to restock at this time. Plenty of Amazon customers had things sitting in their cart, and offering a PS5 was the fastest way to get them to checkout with less than three hours left for deals. 

The Amazon PS5 restock was the first time was see the PS5 in stock this week in a big way. Newegg did have a PS5 Digital in stock earlier in the same day along with its usual GPU restock, but it's been nothing compared to last week when Walmart, Sam's Club, Target and Antonline have the PS5 in stock. Walmart even through in a free upgrade to PS5 Disc after overselling PS5 Digital Edition.

When is the next Amazon PS5 restock?

It's always impossible to say, especially this early. Amazon has done PS5 restocks between 15 days and 54 days, so there's really to been pattern – at least as far as the date goes.

The Amazon PS5 restock time, however, tends to flip back and forth between a night time (12am EDT or 3am EDT) and an morning (11am EDT) time frame. As sources tell us how inventory of the PS5 looks at Amazon warehouses, we'll keep you updated.

Matt Swider

US Editor-in-Chief

Matt Swider is TechRadar's gadget-savvy, globe-trotting US Editor-in-Chief Editor who leads the US team in New York City. He began his tech journalism career all the way back in 1999 at the ripe at of 14, and first started writing for TechRadar in 2012. He's tested over 1,000 phones, tablets and wearables and commands a Twitter account of 600,000+ followers. Matt received his journalism degree from Penn State University and is never seen without his TechRadar headphones.