Follow live for the latest restock updates from Very, Smyths Toys, Argos and more
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global chip shortage have slowed the production of Sony’s next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is tricky to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out in the blink of an eye.
August was one of the best months ever for PS5 restocks, seeing multiple drops at Very, Smyths Toys, BT and EE, as well as availability at Argos, Amazon and Game. There were around 35 drops in total. This month has already been impressive though, with drops at AO.com, Ace Studio, ShopTo, Currys PC World, BT, Smyths Toys,Game, Very and Argos all taking place. This week, we’ve seen Smyths have another restock.
If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Amazon PS5 digital edition console in stock now
Been waiting for the digital edition console? The PS5 digital edition is now in stock at Amazon. The digital edition console costs £359.99 (Amazon.co.uk). If you’re having trouble checking out, make sure to add it to your wish list first and then add it to your basket through your wish list.
Once again, this is a Prime-exclusive drop, so you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to buy the console. If you aren’t already signed up, you can get a 30-day free trial. If you can’t see the “Buy now” button, click the “See more buying options” button and add it to your basket from there.
The disc edition console has now sold out.
Amazon PS5 stock is now live
It’s here! The disc edition of the PS5 is now in stock at Amazon! The console costs £449.99 (Amazon.co.uk). If it hasn’t appeared for you yet, keep refreshing the page – it’s often set live in the background before going live on the front-end. The digital edition console should drop next.
If you’re having issues checking out, try using Amazon Smile – a separate website that gives a portion of the cost of your purchase toward a chosen charity of your choice. Amazon Smile gets a lot less traffic than the regular Amazon website.
Could Amazon PS5 stock finally drop today?
It has now been exactly six weeks since Amazon last had a restock, which is the longest the retailer has ever gone without a drop here in the UK since the console was first released, hinting that the shipment issues facing a number of industries is also affecting Amazon’s PS5 stock supply.
Amazon usually reserves its PS5 stock exclusively for Prime subscribers, so we’d recommend signing up for a 30-day free trial if you aren’t already a member. The retailer usually updates the product page with a new bullet point, saying that it will give priority access to Prime subscribers, shortly before the console drops, so watch out for that.
If it does drop today, expect it to arrive as late as 9:30am.
What PS5 stock drops could we see today?
Good morning PS5 hunters! Welcome, one and all, to another day of PS5 stock tracking action. After a sluggish day yesterday without a single drop, we’re hoping to see Game, Asda and Amazon drop this morning.
As usual, we’ll be here all day bringing you the live restock updates as and when we get them, as well as providing you with all the tips and tricks you need to secure the PS5 at every retailer. Stay tuned!
Goodbye from your PS5 stock trackers
It’s been a pretty quiet day on the ol’ blog, with not a drop in sight.
We’re heading off for the evening to bathe in the sun,
We’ll probably fall asleep, dreaming about all the potential PS5 fun.
Come back tomorrow for some more PS5 stock sniffing action,
Hopefully the console restocks will start to gain traction.
Black Friday 2021: Tech deals to expect
Can you hear that? It’s only a distant rumble for now, but before you’ve had time to check the calendar and grab your credit card, Black Friday 2021 will be rolling into view. We’ve already started rounding up the best tech deals to expect when the shopping extravaganza comes around, and it includes everything from smart home devices like lights and thermostats, to laptops, tablets, earphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers, speakers, cameras, smartphones, streaming devices, security systems and broadband services. Our article will be updated with the very best hand-picked deals we can find throughout Black Friday 2021.
From Apple and Samsung, to Dyson and Amazon Echo’s, these are the tech deals you can expect to see this Black Friday
Can you gameshare on PS5?
Yes, yes you can! You can spread the love with your friends by sharing your entire collection of PS5 games with them, free of charge. Sony changed the name of this feature to console sharing, but it’s the same concept as gameshare. Here’s how to share your games with your friends:
- Head over to the console settings tab on the PS5 home screen
- Navigate to “Users and Accounts”, scroll down and hit “Other”, then “Console Sharing and Offline Play”
- Follow the instructions and disable and enable as necessary
- Now add your friend’s secondary account to your PS5 and voila, they’ve got access to your digital games
‘Fifa 22’ PS5 release date
Fifa 22 is so close now we can almost taste it. The game officially releases on 1 October, but if you’re a keen bean like us, you could pre-order the ultimate edition game now and be playing it on 27 September. What’s included in the ultimate edition? A lot.
- PS5 and PS4 Versions
- 1x FUT Ones to Watch Item
- 1x Team of the Week 1 Item
- 4,600 FIFA Points
- Kylian Mbappe Loan Item
- FUT Ambassador Loan Player Pick
- Career Mode Homegrown Talent
Read more about the game below:
Fifa 22 finally has a release date – here’s how to pre-order the game on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and more
‘Ratchet and Clank’ PS5 review
Interested in Ratchet & Clank? At the start of June, Game listed new PS5 bundles with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart onto its website. A PS5 disc edition with a copy of Rift Apart cost £519.98 (Game.co.uk). It’s one of our favourite PS5 games of 2021.
In our review of the game, our writer said that “Rift Apart has charm to burn, in its character design, lively combat mechanics, and explorable levels that feel large without seeming maze-like, busy without being cluttered.”
If you’re looking to bag a console this week, make sure to get one with Rift Apart. You can view all of Game’s PS5 bundles here.
Insomniac Games’ family-friendly action-platformer is a technical marvel with a good deal of charm
PS5 disc edition vs PS5 digital edition
There’s often more stock availability of the PS5 disc edition than the digital edition, but what’s the difference between the two?
Really, the only difference is that there’s no disc drive in the digital edition of the console. This is why it’s cheaper. That said, it’s often more difficult to secure than the disc edition.
Games are downloaded from the PlayStation Store and ownership is tied to your PlayStation Network account. Unfortunately, because there’s no disc drive, you won’t be able to play any physical games you might own. The disc edition of the PlayStation 5 costs £449.99, while the digital edition, without the disc drive, is cheaper and costs £359.99.
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