Sony’s PlayStation 5 console has been out for over three months, but stock shortages mean a multitude of gamers are still hunting for a console.

The next-generation machine has been in high demand since that November 12 launch, and retailers are yet to receive a steady supply. Instead, consoles are dropping in small batches, often without warning and with many being bought up by scalpers.

As 2020 was coming to an end, one expert told Newsweek he predicted shortages may last months—a forecast that appears to have proven accurate.

Still, some drops are taking place at some retailers including Walmart, Target, Best Buy and Amazon—although it remains sporadic and unpredictable. Many gamers have now turned to Twitter accounts dedicated to tracking the consoles and monitoring for news, including @PS5StockAlerts, @PS5StockNews and @TargetRestockAlerts.

As previously reported, PlayStation 5 consoles did restock at Walmart and Amazon on Thursday but quickly sold out. Here’s the latest updates as of Sunday, March 21.

Walmart

The PlayStation 5 disc and digital editions were both out of stock at the time of writing on the website, with no official news on when they will return. The DualSense Wireless Controller ($64.87) was in stock and available for delivery at time of writing. The HD camera add-on and Pulse 3D wireless headset also each appeared to be in stock.

Its website says about the PS5 stock when available: “Only available with contactless Drive Up or Order Pickup. Quantities limited. Limit 1 per guest.” According to the tracker @PS5StockAlerts, Walmart had previously listed the PS5 consoles on March 18.

Check PS5 stock at Walmart.

Target

The PS5 and the digital edition were both out of stock at the time of writing, with no official news on when they will return to the retailer. The DualSense Wireless Controller ($69.99) was in stock and available for delivery at the time of writing. The HD camera add-on, Pulse 3D wireless headset and media remote appeared to be in stock.

Check PS5 stock at Target.

Amazon

The PS5 and the digital edition were both out of stock at the time of writing, with no official news on when they will return to the retail giant’s website. A disclaimer on the website reads: “We don’t know when or if this item will be back in stock.”

Check PS5 stock at Amazon.

Best Buy

The PS5 and the digital edition—and bundles of both—were both out of stock at the time of writing, with no official news on when they will return. The DualSense Wireless Controller ($69.99) was currently in stock and available for delivery. The HD camera add-on, Pulse 3D wireless headset and media remote appeared to both be in stock. According to @PS5StockNews, consoles were previously listed on March 19.

Check PS5 stock at Best Buy.

Sony Direct

Some consoles have unsurprisingly been surfaced via Sony’s own website, however the PS5 and the digital edition were both listed as being out of stock at the time of writing, with no official news from the company on when they will return to the website.

Check PS5 stock at Sony’s PS Direct.

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Sony’s Playstation 5 logo is seen at an electronics store in Tokyo on November 10, 2020.
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