Follow live for the latest PS5 restock UK updates from Argos, Smyths, Game, Amazon, Very, Tesco, John Lewis, Currys, Box and more
Update: AO and Argos are rumoured to drop this week. Read on for more information.
The PS5 console was released more than six months ago now, but no one could have predicted quite how difficult it would be to actually buy one.
Restock issues have been plaguing Sony since the initial reveal, and despite stores reopening in the UK, it’s still very hard to secure a console in-store (and not easy online either).
But, it’s not all bad news; the restock landscape has started to improve in recent weeks. While June hasn’t brought the similar monster drops we had in April, last week we saw a lengthy drop at Very, a restock at Asda, and even in-store availability at Game and Smyths. So far this week, we’ve seen a small drop from Amazon.
So if you’re still searching for the console, we’re here to help you get your hands on the coveted Playstation by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well as offering the latest insight on any rumoured releases.
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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Could a Currys PS5 drop be coming soon?
On 24 June, Currys sent out even more PS5 VIP pass codes to people who had previously signed up for the retailer’s PS5 pass draw. The retailer was expected to start selling consoles in store at the end of this month, but that hasn’t seemed to have happened. Instead, the company is still prioritising those who registered for the lottery, despite closing for new entries at the start of the month. If you didn’t manage to sign up for the draw, hopefully consoles will open up for general sale again soon.
When was the last AO PS5 drop?
The last time AO.com had a PS5 restock was on Friday 17 June at 11am, so it’s been a while since the retailer last had a drop. It could be one to watch this week, although it isn’t the easiest place to get a console. The retailer usually pauses orders soon after the console drops, forcing customers to use a mischievous hack to get around its website front-end. Here’s the hack – you need to be using Chrome on a computer.
- When the PS5 product page is live, copy the PS5’s product ID and save it somewhere safe.
- Navigate to a random item on AO’s website. Right-click on the ‘Buy now’ button on the random item and click ‘Inspect element’.
- In the element inspector, replace the product’s ID with the PS5’s product ID. Click ‘Buy now’.
A Game PS5 restock is on the horizon
While June hasn’t been the stellar month we were really hoping it would be – Very and Game were the real standouts – July is already starting to take shape. Yesterday the, @PS5Instant Twitter stock tracker tweeted that a drop at Game is penned for sometime between 6 July and 15 July. That’s such a wide timescale, we wouldn’t be surprised if it did drop then. Over the past few months, Game has consistently dropped more consoles every 12 days or so. We’ll let you know if we hear more.
What PS5 stock will be available today?
Good morning PS5 hunters! It’s been a quiet week so far for PS5 drops, but we hope beyond hope that we’ll get one final drop before the month is out. Yesterday we got that long-rumoured Amazon drop at last, and we could see AO drop next.
Goodbye from your resident PS5 stock trackers
It’s been a fairly quiet day for PS5 restocks, but we did finally get that Amazon drop, which was predicted to take place during the Prime Day shopping event. Sadly it only lasted 20 minutes, but we hope at least some of you managed to secure a console. Surprisingly, the Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart PS5 bundle didn’t drop, instead we only saw the disc edition and digital consoles drop on the retailer’s website.
There’s a chance that Argos could drop tonight at 1am, but since it started in-store drops, we’ve seen it drop at 8am. In any case, we’ll be here tomorrow bright and early to bring you the PS5 stock updates as they happen. Ta-ta for now!
‘Scarlet Nexus’ PS5 is out now
If you’ve been hiding under a rock and popped up when you heard the words Scarlet Nexus, hello! The game is out now. The anime-style action game puts you in control of Yuito Sumeragi, a novice psionic soldier or Kasane Randall, the mysterious Scout. This fast-paced combat game is said to make you feel like you’re playing through dual stories of anime – giving it the feel of a series as opposed to a film. As for the visuals, critics have been calling them incredible.
So, if you’ve managed to get your hands on the PS5 during one of the restocks, you’ll want to add this game to your collection. It was released on 25 June and costs £49.75 at Amazon.
When is the next BT PS5 restock?
We could be about to see a PS5 restock at the BT shop and BT-owned EE in the next few weeks, according to a Twitter PS5 stock tracking page. The retailer is slated for a restock between 19 July and 23 July.
We recommend signing up for alerts on BT’s website as it uses a priority code system similar to other retailers like Currys – who has recently stopped its VIP code system. EE works a bit differently in that only EE customers on the EE network will be able to buy a PS5 console from the network provider’s website.
Want an Xbox Series X instead?
Similarly to Sony, Microsoft is experiencing restock issues with its next-generation console: the Xbox Series X, but this is improving rapidly, with restocks occurring weekly at different retailers.
Finding a retailer with stock is quite the challenge and requires luck as well as research. To give you a helping hand, we’ve got a detailed guide to how you can get your hands on the Xbox Series X, where we list every retailer that has previously had stock or offered pre-orders, and their expected restock dates.
We’re always refreshing it with the latest information on when new consoles are expected to come in, so make sure to bookmark it for all the updates.
Find out when the Xbox Series X is back in stock at Currys and where to buy or pre-order the new console from Amazon, Very and John Lewis
‘Doom Eternal’ PS5 upgrade available now
If you were lucky enough to secure a PS5 in one of the previous drops and have a PS4 copy of Doom Eternal, we have some good news for you! From today, you can download the PS5 upgrade, and it doesn’t matter if you’ve got a physical disc or bought it from the PlayStation Store. The upgrade includes support for a higher frame rate, performance mode, running up to 120FPS in 1584p resolution, as well as a balanced mode and a ray tracing mode. Ultimately, games will look better, sharper and play faster with the PS5 upgrade.
Best PS5 headset
Managed to secure a PS5 during the Amazon drop earlier? It’s probably wise to partner it with a new headset. While there is no shortage of gaming headsets currently available, “the PlayStation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset is a little bit special”, according to our reviewer of the best PS5 accessories.
It’s “made with certain PlayStation 5 games in mind” and “its 3D audio means you can feel fully immersed in the experience”, creating the feeling that “things are truly happening all around you”. As for the audio, “it sounds fantastic”, and “it’s comfy to wear even after a number of hours of playing”.
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