All the latest news on PS5 console restocks at retailers across the UK, including Argos, Smyths, Game and John Lewis
It has now been over a year since Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), first arrived in the UK. But supply problems and a worldwide semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic have caused the production of the device to slow to a crawl. New stock is still tricky to find and, when it does appear, the PS5 sells out quickly, both online and in-store.
It’s your last chance to bag a console before Christmas, and it looks like retailers are pulling out all the stops to ensure one is sat underneath the tree this year. So far this month, we’ve seen restocks at Smyths Toys, Currys, PlayStation Direct and ShopTo. Yesterday, we saw BT drop the elusive console, and there have been five restocks today.
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 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, plus the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
The PS5 has now sold out at Very
Littlewoods sells the standalone disc edition console for £589.99, when most other retailers – including Very – sells it for £499.99. The PS5 is also still in stock at BT, but you’ll need an access code, which you can get by being a BT Broadband customer.
Can you use a Very discount code to buy the PS5?
So, Very still has the PS5 in stock, but you won’t be able to use any Very discount codes to knock some pounds off the price.
You can, however, find Very discount codes for PS4 and Xbox one games, as well as fashion and electronic items if you’re looking for other gadgets this Christmas.
The PS5 is still in stock at Very, Littlewoods and BT, after selling out at Studio
Whew, that was a really lengthy restock from Studio, with the drop lasting well over two hours. A lot of our readers have secured a console from Studio in the past, so we hope lots of you bagged one this time round, too.
Didn’t cop one from Studio? It’s still in stock at Very, Littlewoods and BT – you’ll need to be a BT Broadband customer to get an access code and Littlewoods has over-inflated its prices, so Very is your best bet.
Need an Xbox series X?
Retailers have seemingly pulled out all the stops to get you guys a next-gen console before Christmas, because the Xbox series X is also in stock at Very and Currys.
If you’re in the market for an Xbox series X, head over to our live blog for your best chance of securing a console. We’re providing all the latest updates and stock alerts you’ll ever need.
Where is the Xbox series X in stock today? Follow our restock tracker blog for live UK stock alerts and Xbox news from Smyths, Game and AO
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The PS5 is in stock at Littlewoods
The PS5 is also in stock at Littlewoods, but as usual, the retailer has heavily inflated prices. Stock will last quite a while, but we’d recommend purchasing a console from one of the other retailers in the post below.
Littlewoods is selling the disc edition for £589.99 – that’s well over the recommended retail price, but we’ll let you make the decision on whether to buy it from the retailer.
The PS5 is still in stock at Very, Studio and BT
Well done to anyone who managed to cop one of the digital edition consoles at Currys. It was in stock for an hour and a half before selling out. This was the retailer’s first general sale in months, and it seems like it was a pretty big success!
The PS5 is still in stock at BT, Very and Studio.
How to get Very PlayStation 5 consoles
If you’re stuck in Very’s waiting room, we’d recommend using the retailer’s app. Very physically can’t use the queuing system on the app, so you can go straight through and buy the console without any issue.
You will need your card details at hand if you don’t already have an account set up with Very.
A round-up of where you can buy the PS5 right now
We have never seen so many retailers drop the console simultaneously before. Currently, there are four retailers with stock available – all of them are selling bundles, with Studio selling the standalone console.
Here is a roundup of where you can buy the console:
The PS5 is now in stock at BT
The PS5 is now in stock at BT!
As usual, you’ll need an access code to buy the console. If you’re a BT Broadband customer, this can be retrieved via this link. The retailer sells a range of different bundles, but it seems like the only one available right now is the disc edition console with a dualsense controller and a PS Plus 12-month subscription for £558.98.
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