PlayStation Portal stock tracker: how to find the next drop

PlayStation Portal showing homescreen on a wooden table
(Image credit: Future)
Recent updates

April 2 - 7:42AM ET: We have updated this page with new PlayStation Portal restocks at Best Buy in the US, as well as new availability in the UK from Currys. We have also updated our retailer guidance inline with the latest drops. 

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BackBone One:
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We've seen a good round of PlayStation Portal stock drops over the last few days, with Best Buy rejoining the race most recently. The April 1 restock was no joke, and it's the only retailer we've seen offering the handheld so far this week. Traditionally, Best Buy had Portal stock in the bag, offering new handhelds pretty much every day a few weeks back. However, that's been taken over by the likes of Amazon recently, so we'd certainly recommend keeping an eye on Bezos's corner of the internet over the course of the day. 

Over in the UK, we're still seeing the PlayStation Portal in stock at Sony Direct, but Currys is also offering the handheld. The benefit of the latter is that you also get up to three months of Apple services for free.

Sony's $199 / £199 remote player has been unavailable since shortly after it first appeared. Those shelves are pretty bare right now, but this isn't our first rodeo. We were all there for the PS5 shenanigans and since then we've picked up a thing or two about tracking stock. We're rounding up all the retailers we've seen previously offering the chance to buy PlayStation Portal so that you can quickly check for new units.

The key here is patience. After all, that PlayStation Portal stock will return at one point or another and it's simply not worth giving scalpers the time or money they're looking for by taking advantage of the situation. 

Where to buy PlayStation Portal in the US

Best Buy

<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Best Buy
Last restock: April 1
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.

Last restock: March 30

<a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"">Amazon
Last restock: March 30
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Amazon is on a roll right now, regularly offering new PlayStation Portal stock in the last week. However, the online retail giant has been far more active recently so we'd certainly recommend keeping a close eye out. 


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">GameStop
Last restock: March 30
GameStop is currently showing an 'Add to Cart' option, but is failing when we attempt to do so. That's still a boost on yesterday's out of stock message, though, so we'd recommend keeping a close eye on this one today. GameStop had a strong allocation of PlayStation Portal units from release day, and they held out for a significant amount of time. Like other retailers these shelves are bare for now, but check back regularly.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">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.

Please note we have started seeing third party sellers listing PlayStation Portals on Walmart's site, with incredibly inflated price tags - don't buy them, they're not worth it.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">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.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">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. This is a little trickier to time but well worth keeping an eye on.

Where to buy PlayStation Portal in the UK


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Currys
In stock now
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.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">PlayStation Direct
In stock now
PlayStation Direct currently has the PlayStation Portal in stock, but considering just how quickly these handhelds have been running off the shelves we wouldn't take it for granted. Head over quick if you're hunting for new kit today.


<a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"">Amazon
Last restock: April 1
Amazon's most recent PlayStation Portal restock took place just this week, and while it's currently unavailable we expect to see more units up for grabs shortly.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Game
Last restock: March 30
Game has run out of its current PlayStation Portal stock roll, making it the first retailer to drop out of this week's race. 


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">Very
Last restock: March 26
Very repeatedly offered PS5 stock when no other retailer did back in the day, which means we're hopeful for more options on the PlayStation Portal here this week. If stock does appear, it might be worth buying a bundle - this is usually how we see this particular retailer holding onto stock for longer. It throws in extras on top of the price tag to scare away scalpers.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank">EE
Last restock: February 20
It's been a while since EE last stocked the PlayStation Portal, but with the phone retailer leading in other gaming areas right now (it's got some of the highest value PS5 bundles on the market), things could start shaking here.


<a href="" data-link-merchant=""">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. 

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 mobile controller (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. 

We're also rounding up all the best PS5 accessories and plenty more PS5 deals if you're after console discounts and bundles.

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.