PlayStation Portal stock tracker: how to find the next drop

PlayStation Portal showing homescreen on a wooden table
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Recent updates

April 19, 10.50PM ET: This PlayStation Portal stock page has been updated with info on where the system is still available in both the US and UK. We've also updated store entries below as appropriate.

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PlayStation Portal stock is back! Well, in some stores. However, you'll need to move quickly. If the handheld's track-record is anything to go by, PS Plus stock will be snapped up all too soon. 

At the time of writing, you can grab PlayStation Portal from GameStop for $199.99. (Or for £199 from Very if you're based in the UK). Considering how difficult it's been to get the system in the US recently, that's one hell of a way to end the week. Indeed, PS Portal stock isn't available anywhere else we can see - or if it is, you'll be paying an absurd markup.

That's definitely something to watch out for in your hunt. A few online stores we've seen have been filled up with third-party sellers charging hugely inflated price tags. Because the PS Portal shouldn't cost more than $199.99 / £199, we wouldn't recommend shelling out much extra for Sony's best gaming handheld contender.

The PlayStation Portal has been difficult to get hold off following its launch last year, and it was largely out of stock for a chunk of 2024. Now that stock is trickling back onto shelves, grabbing Sony's remote player should be less of a chore, but the situation still seems to be changing day by day. Luckily, we know a thing or two about sniffing out in demand products, and we're rounding up all the places you should check for PlayStation Portal stock to help you quickly grab any handhelds that pop up.

Where to buy PlayStation Portal in the US

GameStop

GameStop
In stock now
GameStop is currently showing an 'Add to Cart' option, and it seems to be working! In the last few days we've seen it out of stock, and an "Add to Card" option that didn't work. GameStop had a strong allocation of PlayStation Portal units from release day, but it might be worth jumping on this quickly in case they're running short.

Best Buy
Last restock: April 12
Best Buy has been ramping up its PlayStation Portal stock drops recently, going back to back in recent days. Things are hot here, so it's always worth checking in first. Sign in ahead of time for your best chance at scooping up a handheld quick.

A quick update: Best Buy is currently saying that the PlayStation Portal is unavailable nearby, so it's worth checking your local area. You may just get lucky! 

Best Buy
Last restock: April 12
Best Buy has been ramping up its PlayStation Portal stock drops recently, going back to back in recent days. Things are hot here, so it's always worth checking in first. Sign in ahead of time for your best chance at scooping up a handheld quick.

A quick update: Best Buy is currently saying that the PlayStation Portal is unavailable nearby, so it's worth checking your local area. You may just get lucky! 

Amazon
Last restock: April 4

Amazon
Last restock: April 4

Amazon is on a roll right now, regularly offering new PlayStation Portal stock in the last week. However, things have dried up as of the last few days. Hopefully the system will return soon.

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PlayStation Direct
Last restock: March 22
If you want to head straight to the source you'll be going to Sony's PlayStation Direct page. Stock is also out here at the moment, but was available very recently.

Walmart
Last restock: March 28
Walmart started out with a pretty good supply of PlayStation Portal devices, but that quickly dwindled towards the end of last year. We'd recommend Walmart Plus members keep a close eye here, as the store has been known to offer private stock drops for these customers during major sales in the past.

Update: Watch out for third party sellers listing PlayStation Portals on Walmart's site, with incredibly inflated price tags - don't buy them, they're not worth it.

Walmart
Last restock: March 28
Walmart started out with a pretty good supply of PlayStation Portal devices, but that quickly dwindled towards the end of last year. We'd recommend Walmart Plus members keep a close eye here, as the store has been known to offer private stock drops for these customers during major sales in the past.

Update: Watch out for third party sellers listing PlayStation Portals on Walmart's site, with incredibly inflated price tags - don't buy them, they're not worth it.

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Target
Last restock: February 20
Target has been active recently, with its most recent PlayStation Portal stock drop landing within the last couple of weeks. For now, Target seems to be out of stock on Portals, but since they serve such a wide bracket of shoppers, it might be worth keeping an eye on them if all else fails.

Where to buy PlayStation Portal in the UK

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Very
In stock now
Very has the PlayStation Portal in stock, though this one's a pre-order. That means you're securing your handheld, but you'll be waiting until April 19 for it to ship.

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EE
Last restock: April 16
EE had the PlayStation Portal on the shelves a few days ago after dropping out of the race entirely for a period of weeks.

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Currys
Last restock: April 12
Currys is back in the PlayStation Portal stock game, with the handheld available to buy right now. We don't know how long this stock will last, though.

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PlayStation Direct
Last restock: April 12
Annoyingly, the official PlayStation Direct page has run out of stock after a good run. Keep an eye on this one, as it could come back soon.

Amazon

Amazon
Last restock: April 11
Amazon's most recent PlayStation Portal restock took place last week, and while it's currently unavailable we expect to see more units up for grabs shortly.

Game

Game
Last restock: April 12
Game has run out of its current PlayStation Portal stock roll, making it the first retailer to drop out of this week's race. 

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Argos
Last restock: December 18
Argos is allowing us to add the PlayStation Portal to cart, but offering no collection options right now. It's well worth checking your delivery postcode, though, as your local depot could have had an influx. Argos has been fairly active over the weekend, offering fleeting chances to buy PlayStation Portal. However, that stock is assigned by post code.

PlayStation Portal: FAQ

PlayStation Portal running a Crash Bandicoot game on a wooden table

(Image credit: Future)

When will PlayStation Portal stock return?

Sony was confident that more PlayStation Portal stock would be available in 'early December' across the US. We have seen several stores offering new units in the last couple of days, but these drops are particularly fleeting. Until the holidays are over, we would expect this stock drought to continue, relenting in the first couple of months of 2024.

What is the PlayStation Portal price?

The PlayStation Portal price is $199.99 / £199.99 / AU$329.95. If you see it selling for more than that, it's likely to be a third-party scalper trying to make you fall for an overpriced unit.

Should you buy a PlayStation Portal?

The PlayStation Portal is a pricey remote player, but if you regularly find yourself without rights to the TV in the evenings it could be a godsend. The tablet is wrapped by a DualSense controller giving you the full PS5 experience without having to take up the big screen, giving it a boost in functionality and ease of use over cheaper alternatives like the Backbone One or GameSir G8 Galileo mobile controllers (and the phone you'll need to run it). However, the PlayStation Portal is only for those who already have a PS5 as it requires the console itself to do all the heavy lifting, simply casting the on-screen action to your Portal device. If you don't have a PS5, you shouldn't buy the PlayStation Portal. 


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Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.