LIVE: Smyths restocks PS5 consoles in store – how to get one

LIVE: Smyths restocks PS5 consoles in store – how to get one
All the latest news on PS5 console restocks at retailers across the UK, including Game, Amazon and John Lewis


PS5 disc installation issue seemingly returns

UPDATE: The PS5 is available to pre-order in-store at Smyths Toys now. Read on for more information.

The PS5 launched almost a whole year ago in the UK on November 19 2020, but supply problems and a global semiconductor shortage have caused the production of Sony’s new game console to slow substantially. New stock is still quite difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.

October got off to an extremely slow start when it comes to PS5 restocks. We only saw four retailers drop stock in the first two weeks. But last week, we had nine massive drops from AsdaStudioJohn Lewis & PartnersVeryLittlewoodsArgosHamleysGame and This week, we’ve had more drops from BT, EE, Argos, Amazon and Game, so the month has definitely improved. As we race towards the PS5’s one-year anniversary, let’s just hope November delivers the goods.

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.

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Want an Xbox series X?

If you’ve struggled with securing a PS5 from Smyths Toys today and want to try your hand at securing Microsoft’s next-gen console instead, then our friends over on the Xbox series X restock liveblog have you covered.

They have just spotted the console go live at Game via the All Access system. Head on over to the blog for all the info.

On the hunt for the Xbox series X? Our liveblog is tracking stock as it appears

Where can you buy an Xbox series X today? Follow our live tracker blog for Xbox restock alerts and news from Amazon, John Lewis, Asda, Smyths and more

Alex Lee29 October 2021 13:48

PS5 games coming soon

Well done to anyone who successfully managed to bag a console at Smyths Toys this morning! Although it might take a while to arrive in-store for collection, it does mean you won’t have to wait as long for these exciting upcoming PS5 game releases below. Some are already available to pre-order:

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard: £69.99, – released 5 November
  • Skyrim: Anniversary Edition: Releases 11 November
  • Battlefield 2042: £64.99, – releases 19 November
  • Solar Ash: Releases 2 December

For a round-up of the best PS5 games, check out our guide.

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Alex Lee29 October 2021 12:58

What PS5 bundles are there?

Game has the largest number of bundles out of all the retailers. There are 50 bundles in total, but not all of them go on sale during a drop.

During the restock yesterday, Game reduced its total bundles from 50 to 38. The cheapest disc edition bundle came with an additional controller and a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (£561.97,

Other bundles to highlight include one disc edition console with Demon’s Souls and an extra controller (£594.96, We also saw a good disc edition bundle with a copy of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Fifa 22 and an extra controller for £644.96 (

Alex Lee29 October 2021 12:08

Studio PS5 console availability

Like John Lewis & Partners, Studio also had a restock on 19 October. The retailer usually only has one restock every month, so we’re not expecting to see the consoles reappear on the company’s website until Tuesday 2 November at the earliest. It only ever restocks on a Tuesday or a Thursday.

Studio sells a few bundles, although they’re not currently viewable on the website, and we’ve had some readers get in touch to say that they’ve managed to secure one from the retailer with our help. It’s a website worth bookmarking for sure.

Alex Lee29 October 2021 11:18

When will John Lewis PS5 stock drop?

John Lewis & Partners drops a new batch of PS5 consoles every six weeks or so, and its haul is always pretty small. The retailer last restocked the console on 19 October and the drop only lasted a few minutes.

According to @PS5StockAlertUK, the retailer isn’t expected to receive another small shipment of PS5 disc edition consoles on 22 November, indicating another restock between 25-26 November. This should take place around 7am. Pop it in your diaries now.

Alex Lee29 October 2021 10:48

How to check Smyths Toys PS5 stock availability

Frustratingly, Smyths Toys doesn’t update its PS5 product pages to say whether or not your local store still has stock available.

While we’re doubtful as to whether there’s still some PS5s left in-store, with so many customers tweeting about the length of queues this morning, if you’re feeling lazy, then give Smyths Toys customer service (0333 344 1157) a ring, hit number 7 and ask for your local Smyths Toys store.

Politely ask whether there are any pre-order spots still available. That way you won’t have to waste a trip into town. But as we said earlier, some people have been queuing since 7am, so we won’t be surprised if all consoles have sold out.

Alex Lee29 October 2021 10:18

‘Riders Republic’ PS5

For all those Steep fans out there, Ubisoft’s extreme sports game Riders Republic is now finally released on the PS5 and PS4.

While it isn’t a direct sequel to Steep, Riders Republic is essentially a spiritual successor. You still get the snowy terrains seen in Steep, but also dirt-bike tracks and lots more.

Alex Lee29 October 2021 09:53

When will Smyths Toys PS5 pre-orders be available?

If you managed to pre-order a PS5 from Smyths Toys in-store this morning, you will be able to collect your console from your local store (at the latest) by 20 November.

Not got one yet? We’ve been hearing of extremely long queues outside Smyths Toys stores, so all the pre-order spots may have been snapped up by now. It’s still worth popping into your local store to check, especially if your one opens up at 10am.

We expect another Smyths restock to happen shortly after 20 November – potentially in the final week of the month.

Alex Lee29 October 2021 09:33

People successfully pre-order PS5s at Smyths Toys

It seems like a bunch of early birds have already pre-ordered their PS5 from Smyths Toys, paid their deposit and are now on their merry way, safe in the knowledge that they’ve secured a PS5, and that it’s arriving before Christmas.

Reports currently suggest that there are very few PS5 pre-order spots allocated to each store, so we wish everyone in line the best of luck in securing one. Let us know if you do!

Alex Lee29 October 2021 09:11

Tips for the Smyths Toys PS5 restock

Smyths Toys had one of these in-store only drops at the start of October and a bunch of you successfully managed to secure a console then. Annoyingly, Smyths didn’t update its PS5 listing page when it dropped stock in-store last time, so don’t expect to be able to find a stock count on the website.

Some Smyths Toys stores have already opened their doors. Get queueing if not because these consoles are going to go fast! Visit Smyths Toys’s website to find out where your local store is located. Some stores open at 10am.

Alex Lee29 October 2021 08:52

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