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It's been over two years since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 (PS5) and the console has been one of the most difficult products to find in Canada since 2020.

Heading into 2023, the PS5 is much easier to find compared to 2020-22, as the console is usually available for extended periods of time when in stock. However, stock is still somewhat inconsistent at many retailers, while some stores require an additional purchase with the console (usually a controller) in order to deter scalpers, which will raise the overall price.

Finding the PS5 still takes a bit of persistence and a little luck – here are the best stores to buy a PlayStation 5 in Canada in 2023.

The Best Stores – consistent stock with no extra purchase required

  • Amazon.ca – Amazon re-stocked PS5 consoles several times in 2022, roughly once every three months. Stock is usually plentiful, but overpriced third-party sellers are still abundant, so be sure to double-check the price and that the seller is Amazon before buying
  • Staples – Staples is a relative newcomer to the list, as PS5 listings did not appear online until recently. However, Staples does allow coupon redemptions with video games (if you can find one), making it the only Canadian retailer where you can get an immediate discount on the PS5
  • Walmart – Walmart was the most consistent retailer to carry the PS5 in 2022, with multiple re-stocks during the latter half of the year and no additional purchase requirement

The Good Stores – consistent stock, but an extra purchase is required

  • Best Buy – Best Buy re-stocked the PS5 multiple times in 2022, but an extra controller is usually required for online purchases. Standalone consoles are available, but often with in-store pickup orders only
  • Costco – Costco frequently stocks the PS5, but it's often bundled with multiple accessories and no discount. However, Costco's warranty coverage is second-to-none and some members don't mind the higher cost just for the warranty
  • GameStop – GameStop (formerly EB Games) usually re-stocks PS5 consoles on a monthly basis, but an extra purchase is usually required
  • Shoppers Drug Mart – Shoppers Drug Mart was surprisingly one of the most consistent retailers to carry the PS5 in 2022, but an extra controller is required. However, Shoppers does allow PC Optimum members to redeem points, making SDM one of the very few options to get an indirect discount
  • The Source – The Source re-stocked the PS5 multiple times in 2022, but like Best Buy, online purchases often require an extra purchase, while standalone consoles were only available in-store

The Other Stores – inconsistent stock, but occasionally available

  • Air Miles – PS5 bundles are sometimes available from Air Miles, but the major caveat is that they're only available by redeeming Dream Miles and cannot be purchased outright
  • Dell – Dell re-stocks PS5 consoles infrequently, often bundled with multiple accessories. Despite the higher overall price, the bundles are usually discounted slightly compared to buying items individually
  • London Drugs – London Drugs carried the PS5 at launch, but the console has been unavailable online for most of 2021-22
  • Real Canadian Superstore – RCSS sometimes stocks PS5 bundles online, but the listings appear very rarely and sell out quickly
  • Toys R Us – Toys R Us carried the PS5 at launch, but the console has not been spotted online since

Originally launched in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 is Sony's successor to the PlayStation 4 and one of the most sought-after products in 2020-2021, capable of playing next-generation games at up to 4K, ray-tracing, SSD storage and backwards compatibility with most PS4 games.

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This guide was last updated on January 11, 2023.

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    • Orleans Walmart got 3 PS5 with Horizon in stock today. Get 'em while it's hot.
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    • Gone lol. Now I need to enable push notifications for RFD! Appreciate you posting the thread though.
      Lol yeah - they *did* last longer (that thread was posted around 3, when I shared it around 5 there was still stock) but we're not yet at the point where drops are lasting multiple days. You can try lbabinz' discord too if you want, but you need to have an existing mature (ie not created in the last week or two) Discord account to get in: https://discord.com/invite/Y9ptq5pZDG
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    • Subscribing to this thread to track availability lol, didn't think it'd be this hard years later.
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    • Is there a thread tracking PS5 console availability?
      This is the closest thing we have to one, really.
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    • Is there a thread tracking PS5 console availability?
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    • Does that mean my used PS5 went up too?
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    • Prices just went up for base models.

      Canada:

      PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99 ($629.99 before)
      PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99 ($499.99 before)
      That's terrible! I'm glad I got one back in January.
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    • Prices just went up for base models.

      Canada:

      PS5 with Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive – CAD $649.99 ($629.99 before)
      PS5 Digital Edition – CAD $519.99 ($499.99 before)
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    • Costco and Walmart are in stock online.
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    • Brilliant, thanks! Discord should do the trick.
      Shoppers Drug Mart often gets them back in stock at physical locations without any announcements, either, so it never hurts to regularly check there too.
      Went into my local SDM which is under renovation and yet, the PS5s are back in. Time to use up some points if you have them. Go go go...
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    • Discord worked for me but I think it was mainly because it was the costco bundle. It took a few weeks but one day I noticed there was more notifications than most days so I just kept a close eye and made sure was logged in to Costco and eventually was able to grab one. I still keep an eye on the discord but it's pretty random, so just get lucky.
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    • Im a regular on hot deals... Nothing as of late.
      Thanks.
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    • Any updates? Buddy is looking for ps5 console.
      Keep an eye on hot deals. There's been a bunch relatively recently. Only bundles for the most part, though.
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    • Any updates? Buddy is looking for ps5 console.
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    • If you’re in BC, check your local Best Buy. Not sure if every store did, but most should have received inventory yesterday/today but it’s being sold in store only, unadvertised.
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    • I still can't find a PS5 anywhere. This is frustrating..
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    • Picked up a disc version (non bundle) at best buy in Kingston today. Figured I'd ask while in there. They got a bunch delivered yesterday.
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    • This discord group never worked for me and I have been on it for a few months. I get notified of the PS5/RTX 3060 Ti drop, click the link immediately (within a minute of the actual post) and it's already sold out. There are bots in that group that just buy everything up.

      I have been looking for a PS5 and a RTX 3060 Ti.

      Thankfully I got the 3060 Ti by using the Bestbuy blog and lucked out by dropping in the store at noon.
      How much did you end up paying for the 3060Ti?
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    • How did you join discord? I am trying the link but it's says whoops....unable to accept invite
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    • Get discord, join this server: https://discord.gg/Y9ptq5pZDG

      Have discord on your phone, have accounts with the big retailers (Walmart, Costco, Bestbuy, Gamestop etc.) and credit card details saved at each. Sign up for playstation alerts in the discord and wait for them let you know when PS5 is available. They can go very fast.
      This discord group never worked for me and I have been on it for a few months. I get notified of the PS5/RTX 3060 Ti drop, click the link immediately (within a minute of the actual post) and it's already sold out. There are bots in that group that just buy everything up.

      I have been looking for a PS5 and a RTX 3060 Ti.

      Thankfully I got the 3060 Ti by using the Bestbuy blog and lucked out by dropping in the store at noon.
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    • Anyone find inventory?
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    • I didn't sign up for any notifications. I just randomly call stores if I'm nearby. I don't want to support resellers. I have not been successful but I haven't tried really hard either.
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    • It's almost Xmas, still tons of Ads for the ps5 on kijiji and Facebook.
      I think supply met demand after this holiday.
      Possibly, although it's not as though every one that wants one gets one for Christmas. People will still be hunting afterwards with the Christmas cash they get
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    • It's almost Xmas, still tons of Ads for the ps5 on kijiji and Facebook.
      I think supply met demand after this holiday.
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    • Are retailers going to have consoles for Boxing Day in store shopping? Miss the good ol days of lining up.
      Feels like Boxing Day has been dead for the last few years. It’s been replaced by Black Friday sales. Even Black Friday sales have been lacking. All conventional sales seem so insignificant when you’re on RFD.

      Also, there is a 0% chance retailers will have PS5’s in store for Boxing Day.
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    • Are retailers going to have consoles for Boxing Day in store shopping? Miss the good ol days of lining up.
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    • So just going through the last few posts..

      If someone was a complete noob and wanted to be the dad hero….

      What would someone recommend to get the process rolling of getting a PS5?

      Find a good website that emails out the drops and sit back? If that’s the case, which site or sites are proven winners?

      Thanks,
      Get discord, join this server: https://discord.gg/Y9ptq5pZDG

      Have discord on your phone, have accounts with the big retailers (Walmart, Costco, Bestbuy, Gamestop etc.) and credit card details saved at each. Sign up for playstation alerts in the discord and wait for them let you know when PS5 is available. They can go very fast.
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    • So just going through the last few posts..

      If someone was a complete noob and wanted to be the dad hero….

      What would someone recommend to get the process rolling of getting a PS5?

      Find a good website that emails out the drops and sit back? If that’s the case, which site or sites are proven winners?

      Thanks,
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    • I'm just trying to understand the seemingly-mutually-exclusive claims of "they're really easy to get" and "the only place to get one if you want it before XMas is from a scalper". I don't understand why an scalper (who is, by definition, an asshole that is hoarding stock and helping create false scarcity, driving up prices) would bother giving up a console at retail price when they can just return it and get the exact same amount of money without the risk of getting robbed in a parking lot. Are they just gonna do it out of the goodness of their little black hearts? I'd be hella suspicious about anybody asking me to meet them somewhere with several hundred dollars on me, for them to make $0 profit on the transaction.
      They're "easy" to get if you know where to look. Not everyone has the time, ability, knowledge or care to do this though.
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    • They are easy to get. There's about 20 listings of these I can get for retail right now on FB or kijiji. Not everyone selling it on FB or Kijiji is a "scalper." There's a lot of people who bought into the hype and were able to get a few of them but now they can't sell it. If you look on kijiji and FB right now, there's a lot of them going for retail. Those noobs or wannabe scalpers are happy with their Credit card points / cashback and don't have to return the console to the store.

      People who are smart will meet at the police station or somewhere public like a food court. Also, we're able to verify the seller by their kijiji or FB history.

      If you know, you know.
      I bought a disk and digital version and decided to keep the disk and sold my digital bundle at cost.
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    • I'm just trying to understand the seemingly-mutually-exclusive claims of "they're really easy to get" and "the only place to get one if you want it before XMas is from a scalper". I don't understand why an scalper (who is, by definition, an asshole that is hoarding stock and helping create false scarcity, driving up prices) would bother giving up a console at retail price when they can just return it and get the exact same amount of money without the risk of getting robbed in a parking lot. Are they just gonna do it out of the goodness of their little black hearts? I'd be hella suspicious about anybody asking me to meet them somewhere with several hundred dollars on me, for them to make $0 profit on the transaction.
      I see your point. Getting robbed? Where do you live? Pay with e-transfer. The fact is that NO ONE is going to return a PS5 to the store if they are scalpers. Let's say they had a few made 100 on each and then sell one for cost. Also, if they collect points or whatever, they will make cash off that.

      If they buy from Costco, the bundles, are 885 taxes in, they have an exec membership, they will earn money towards that, then they can earn points on thier CC purchase or cash back and if they do this 5 times or whatever, they are making money.

      If they buy from gamestop, sell at cost or a little over, they earn points towards edge points, etc.

      Scalpers want the quick sale, they rarely hold onto things and want to get rid of it.

      Again, just my point. If I was a scalper, this is what I would do. Sell, them for like 50 more if I could and collect all the cashback and points off my memberships and CC's.

      At this time, even selling 50.00 more will be hard as there are so many.
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    • The GameStop bundle.
      What's the best game to get?

      Ratchet /spiderman / don't even remember the 3rd choice. Lol
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