The PlayStation 5 continues to be in very short supply in 2021, with consoles selling out near-instantly every time they appear online. However, if you’re someone who lives in the Midwest region of the United States, you may have a chance to get your hands on a PS5 in person soon. Supermarket chain Meijer announced on Twitter that PS5 consoles will soon be available in stores only. It urged hopeful buyers to check with their local Meijer store for availability and confirm it has PS5 stock.
According to Meijer, stores should have signs up indicating whether PS5 consoles are available in stores, but you may want to ask a store manager as well in case they know when stock will be available. The PS5 will be available at Meijer while supplies last, with “no rainchecks or substitutions.”
Restock alert! PS5 consoles are coming soon in stores only! Look for this sign in your store for availability and to confirm your store has stock. While supplies last. No rainchecks or substitutions. pic.twitter.com/pUhElS3TyD
— Meijer (@meijer) February 2, 2021
For those who are unfamiliar with Meijer, its stores are common in Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, and Wisconsin. The supermarket chain has stocked the PS5 online before, but this is the first time we’ve seen Meijer announce an in-store-only restock.
We’re continuing to track PS5 restocks as stores announce them. Most recently, Target restocked both the PS5 and PS5 Digital online today (February 2), but both systems are now sold out. While Sony hasn’t spoken on the PS5 stock situation for 2021, Microsoft recently said it expects Xbox Series X stock will be constrained through at least June, so we expect the same will be true of the PS5.