Where can you buy a PS5 today? Follow live for the latest PS5 restock UK updates and news from Argos, Game, Scan and more
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global shortage of semiconductors have slowed the production of Sony’s next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is hard to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out fast.
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. September has already been impressive though, with drops at AO.com, Ace Studio and ShopTo and Currys PC World all in the first week. We’ve also seen drops at BT and Smyths Toys, and yesterday, we had some hefty drops at Game, Very and Argos. What’s next?
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:
Game PS5 stock is live (again)
The PS5 is back in stock at Game! The bundles available are most likely cancelled orders from the drop yesterday, so we expect them to go fast.
The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with a “Player1” T-shirt (£464.98, Game.co.uk). The most expensive disc bundle comes with a dual sense controller and a pulse 3D gaming headset (£599.97, Game.co.uk).
Other highlights include a PS5 disc edition bundle, which includes a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and an additional dual sense controller (£594.96, Game.co.uk) and the same PS5 bundle, except with Demon’s Souls (£594.96, Game.co.uk).
When was the last Currys PC World PS5 drop?
Currys PC World hasn’t had a general sale drop since March, when it first started the PS5 VIP pass draw. If you’re unfamiliar, it’s essentially a raffle system in which Currys would dish out codes that people could redeem in their local store to buy a console,
Currys had a surprise in-store restock at the end of August, with people managing to buy a bundle from roughly 80 different stores. It last sent out new VIP codes at the start of September. Sadly, the pass draw has been closed to new entrants since June, so you’ll have to look elsewhere if you didn’t sign up in time.
What time could Amazon PS5 consoles drop?
Amazon is one of the retailers rumoured to drop stock this morning and its avalanche of consoles could arrive anytime now. It’s been absolutely ages since Amazon last had a drop on 11 August, which is pretty unusual for the online retail juggernaut.
Since July, you’ve had to be a Prime subscriber to buy a PS5 from the online retailer. If you aren’t one, we’d suggest signing up for a 30-day free trial. Amazon usually updates its product description page with a note about Prime exclusivity prior to a drop, so watch out for that. If it does drop today, expect it sometime between 8:30am and 10am.
Where could the PS5 restock today?
Good morning PS5 seekers and welcome to another day of stock tracking action. Yesterday was an absolutely incredible day for restocks, we saw three massive retailers drop hefty bags of consoles, including Game, Very and Argos. Can hump day live up to terrific Tuesday? We’ll have to wait and see…
This morning, we’ve got our eyes trained firmly on Amazon, who hasn’t had a drop in over a month. Fingers crossed we’ll finally get one today. Stick around and we’ll deliver all the stock updates as and when they happen.
Goodbye from your PS5 stock trackers
Whew, what a day! The big hitters have finally come to town. We had three massive drops today from Game, Very and Argos, meaning PS5 stock was available from pretty much 8am until 2pm, giving us six hours of consoles.
We say this a lot – but Very and Game both continue to deliver the goods in a massive way, providing drops that consistently last hours on end. We’ll be back tomorrow for some more PS5 stock tracking action, and we’re hoping to see a restock at Amazon.
PS5 disc edition vs PS5 digital edition console
The major difference between the PS5 disc edition and the PS5 digital edition console is that the former has a disc drive and the latter does not. If you’ve got the disc edition console, you’ll be able to insert your PS4 discs into the PS5 and play them. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the PS5, you’ll only be able to play games you’ve downloaded from the PlayStation Store.
The PS5 disc edition costs £449.99, while the PS5 digital edition is cheaper at £349.99. The digital edition console seems to have less stock availability than the disc edition console, with it getting frequently snapped up at a moment’s notice.
Which games console is best?
With so many competitors on the market, from Xbox to Nintendo, it’s hard to know which console to invest in.
Sony’s cutting edge console is certainly a standout that has several advantages over its direct rival, the Xbox Series X – including its DualSense controller with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Sony’s PS5 exclusives are also impressive with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and the kid-focused Bugsnax both instant hits upon release and upcoming games such as Horizon Forbidden West and the forthcoming God of War Ragnarok sequel eagerly anticipated.
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“Thanks to Razer’s offering, you don’t have to spend £300+ on a wireless gaming headset to get excellent in-game sound,” our tester said. “Aimed at esports players, the headset offers superb directional audio and a superbly clear microphone ensuring your team communication is completely unimpeded.”
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Why is there a PS5 shortage?
PS5 consoles are notoriously difficult to secure – gold dust for gamers, some would say. And while the stock situation has definitely improved today and last month especially, There are a number of reasons why it’s always out of stock. For one, it was released in the middle of a global pandemic, and the Covid-19 crisis caused much of the manufacturing industry to shut down.
If you want to read more about the pandemic’s effect on supply and distribution, check out our explainer below:
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Best PS5 games
Now that you’ve got your hands on a PS5, you’re probably going to want to get some games to play on it. If you haven’t yet, Game PS5 stock is still available.
Lucky for you, we’ve rounded up the best PS5 games already.
In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A next-generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the original’s formula,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers.”
Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” our tester said.
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