Finding where to buy a PS4 is not an easy task right now. Dwindling levels of stock mean it’s been incredibly difficult for anyone to pick up a console right now, so it’s not just you. In fact there are points when it feels as difficult as picking up a PS5, which is a really weird sentence to write because you’d have thought retailers would be struggling to give them away at this point.
So where to buy a PS4? Last time we checked (Jan. 15) there are still retailers selling stock for overinflated prices you definitely don’t want to pay. Thankfully there are still some good ones out there, and it is possible to pick up a brand new console for the MSRP.
Unfortunately there’s no telling how long that stock might last, because retailers don’t have a particularly healthy supply of stock these days. Now that Sony Japan has confirmed it’ll be discontinuing all but one PS4 model, we wouldn’t expect it to get any easier in the near future.
Fortunately it is still easier to tack down a PS4 than finding where to buy a PS5 because, well, those are damn near impossible to find no matter where you look. Same goes for where to buy Xbox Series X. You may want to check our guide on how to beat the bots and buy an Xbox Series X.
Where to buy PS4: Quick links and latest updates
Where to buy PS4: Latest stock updates (Jan. 15)
Good news: GameStop is still selling the PS4 Slim and PS4 Pro and is ready to ship right now. Best of all they are brand new models, and won’t cost you more than the MSRP. You should especially take advantage of the PS4 Pro availability if you want to play 4K games and can’t get your hands on a PS5.
Elsewhere, though, supplies of both versions of the PS4 are rapidly diminishing. Best Buy and Target both have the PS4 Slim in stock, but the latter only has it available with an in-store pickup. Likewise Walmart and Amazon seem to have a lot of consoles available, but those are all well over the MSRP — even the used ones. Avoid at all costs.
Where to buy PS4: Key dates
Sony of Japan has confirmed that it’s been pivoting its attention to the PS5, which has proven to be insanely popular since its launch at the end of last year. For that reason it’s announced it will be discontinuing all PS4 Pros and all but one PS4 Slim model.
While there’s been no word on what’s happening to consoles sold outside of Japan, it’s quite likely a similar announcement is coming. If you’re happy with a 500GB PS4 Slim, that’s great, but if you want something else we suggest you start thinking about buying one soon.
Just remember not to pay overinflated prices for your console, especially if it’s used, because it’s just not worth it. The PS4 may be on its way out, but there are still consoles out there that won’t cost you nearly as much as a PS5. So be patient, and keep your eye out for any good deals.
PS4 at Sony
PS4 Slim: $299 at Sony
Out of stock: Sony’s supply of PS4 Slim’s comes and goes. Because Sony makes them, there’s no retailer markup.
PS4 Pro: $399 at Sony
Out of stock: The PS4 Pro also goes in and out of stock frequently at the official Sony website.View Deal
PS4 at Amazon
PS4 Slim: $299 at Amazon
Out of stock: Amazon is currently out of stock of the PS4 Slim, though you can find it being sold via (overpriced) third party sellers. View Deal
PS4 Pro: $399 at Amazon
Out of stock: Amazon also normally stocks the PS4 Pro, but it is currently out of stock. As with the PS4 Slim, third-party resellers are jacking up the prices even on used models.View Deal
PS4 at Best Buy
PS4 Slim: $299 at Best Buy
Best Buy currently has the PS4 Slim in stock, and available for home delivery. There’s no telling how long this will last so don’t miss out.View Deal
PS4 Pro: $399 at Best Buy
Out of stock: Best Buy is currently out of PS4 Pros, and it’s not clear if or when they’ll be coming back in stock.View Deal
PS4 at Walmart
PS4 Slim: $482 at Walmart
Walmart has generally not had any PS4 Slims in stock at retail price, but you can find it for more.View Deal
PS4 Pro: $581 at Walmart
Walmart has long been out of PS4 Pro stock, so the only ones it has for sale come from third-party scalpers. Avoid these prices, because it’s not worth buying a PS4 Pro for more than it costs to buy a PS5.View Deal
PS4 at Gamestop
PS4 Pro: $399 @ GameStop
GameStop is just about the only place you can get a brand new PS4 Pro for the MSRP right now, with a slow stream of stock coming in every time it sells out. And if you want to save a bit of money, refurbished units are even cheaper.View Deal
PS4 Slim: $299 at GameStop
Likewise GameStop generally has some kind of PS4 Slim available to buy for a reasonable price — both new and refurbished modelsView Deal