How to Buy a PS5 this holiday season

How to Buy a PS5 this holiday season

It has been a year since the PS5 first released back in November of 2020, and this will be the 2nd official holiday season for the console to experience, but what separates it from the prior year is people having a full year of preparation to save up and secure the console. While 2020 was still drastic in terms of covid-related regulations in person, it has eased up since then which means that online and physical retail sales for the PS5 will be even greater this year. Given this, many people are gonna try to buy the in-demand console, and it will likely be sold out in minutes for every restock. Resellers and scalpers will be unremittingly trying to land as many PS5’s as possible - bad for ordinary consumers like yourself.  If you want to increase your chances of being able to purchase a PS5 this holiday season, then read down below for the best advice.

There are two PlayStations to choose from, the standard PS5 priced at $499, and the PS5 Digital Edition for $399. Both are equally sought after.

Locations to purchase PS5’s

With black Friday and Cyber Monday, we saw how fast the PS5 was selling, and the same will occur around Christmas and New Year’s time. There are several social media pages that exist for simply providing notifications anytime there are PlayStation 5 restocks; e.g. PS5 In Stock Alerts or PS5 Restock News. The major electronic retailers selling PS5’s are: Amazon, GameStop, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target. Since they are the main sources of PS5 transactions, resellers and scalpers loom large here. This causes these website pages  to momentarily crash when restocks occur. A tip would be smaller retailer sites or foreign websites, such as one’s in China, such as Tmall or Taobao, which you can try accessing - it may require a VPN or proxy depending on your country, and Spider provides the latter.

Here are links to the major electronic retailer pages for PS5’s:

Most of the time, they will be sold out due to its high demand, but don’t worry, all hope is not lost.

Utilizing PS5 bots

The only way to be successful against resellers and scalpers is to also employ the same methods they use to acquire PS5 - bots. Remember, you are competing against them, so using everything to your advantage is vital. It will take some adjusting and practice to use these bots efficiently, but once done the rest is easy

Here are some of the top bots to use for PS5 consoles:

Where to find a bot

You can easily purchase a bot through the bot provider's own website. However, bots specifically made for console restocks can get sold out as well, which is why sites like can help you attain the bot you need since it provides a marketplace for all the various different kinds of bots in use. You can also find social media pages or discord servers that also provide these specific PlayStation 5 bots.

Once you have the bot, there is still one last step left - proxies. 

Spider proxies for securing a PlayStation 5 

If you're using a bot to constantly monitor websites that sell the console, you may find that your bot might have stopped working, and the common reason is that the bot was blocked by the website servers. When this happens, you can no longer access the website even without the bot, since your own physical IP address has been banned. What is needed to avoid this are residential proxies that have a feature called rotation. Not only does the proxy change your IP address to a different authentic one, but a rotating proxy allows the IP address to be automatically changed if any issue arises or for every new request made on a website-- Spider residential proxies have this awesome feature. 

Now, you will be able to snatch those PlayStation 5 console restocks with the greatest chance of success!

Spider residential proxies for PlayStation 5

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