It is no secret that it is difficult to find PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X consoles at the moment. Although the frenzy to obtain these new consoles may have calmed down a bit, they are still replenished with little warning and tend to wear off very quickly. It is difficult to predict when the next replenishment is likely to occur for these consoles, but looking at previous replenishment dates for certain retailers can indicate when those retailers are likely to make the next replenishment.
The retailer we are specifically interested in is Best Buy. If you look at NowInStock.net’s extended replenishment history for PlayStation 5, you’ll see that Best Buy replenished the standard PlayStation 5 or PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (or both) every Friday for the past six consecutive weeks. Between February 19 and March 26, Best Buy replenished PlayStation 5 consoles every Friday without fail, according to data from NowInStock.
We see something similar with Best Buy’s Xbox Series X replenishment trend: Starting February 26, Best Buy replenishes the Xbox Series X every Friday, with the exception of March 12. While the replenishment of the Xbox Series X has not been as consistent as that of the PlayStation 5, there are still enough stockouts on Fridays in Best Buy’s history to suggest a trend.
So what does that mean? While there are never guarantees when it comes to console refueling, it could mean that we will see Best Buy refueling the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X tomorrow, April 2nd. If you are looking for one of these consoles, it may be worth checking out Best Buy tomorrow to see if a refueling happens. Best Buy usually replenishes these consoles in the late morning / early afternoon – usually between 11 am east and 1 pm east – but refueling took place until 4 pm east also in the past.
Again, we cannot say for sure that Best Buy is restocking these consoles tomorrow, but if the company’s history of refueling is indicative of the future, we expect Best Buy to have both consoles available tomorrow. We will keep an eye on the situation and let you know if there is a refueling, so stay tuned for more information.