Follow live for the latest PS5 stock updates from major retailers, including Game, Argos, Amazon and more
2022 looks to be a promising year for PS5 gamers, with upcoming titles such as Elden Ring, Sifu, Horizon: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and maybe even the PS5 VR2 headset coming in the next few months. But how difficult is it to get a PS5?
Well, we’re sad to say that over a year since its launch, customers are still scrambling to get their hands on a PS5 console due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the pandemic.
Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and even though we’re now in February 2022, demand for the console is still high. January was one of the slowest months for restocks on record, with only 13 drops taking place throughout the month. February has also been pretty slow. There were only four restocks last week from Smyths Toys, Very, ShopTo and Studio. But we’re ever optimistic and are hoping that our fortunes are set to change this morning.
Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new console. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
When was the last Argos PS5 restock?
PS5 restocks at Argos are difficult to predict and, sadly, consoles are just as difficult to secure. The retailer last restocked the PS5 on Friday 21 January, and we usually see Argos restock once every three to four weeks.
Argos is one of the retailers where we usually rely on the @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account. It apparently has moles in the system, leaking it information whenever Argos hubs get more shipments in. We’re hoping to see another drop this week or next.
Drops tend to take place region by region, with consoles going live at around 6am on the Argos website. It’s usually recommended to head in-store if you’re having issues with the website, but we’ll get into the nitty gritty of that when Argos actually drops stock.
When was the last Currys PC World PS5 restock?
Currys used to use a horrible VIP pass draw system to dish out consoles to its customers. It sounded great in theory, but not great in practice.
It essentially meant that anyone hunting for the console after June weren’t able to get a PS5 from the retailer at all. And that’s because it closed the pass draw to new entrants early that month, but continued to send out invitations to buy the console all the way up to 2 December.
Thankfully, that system had been done away with in late December, and we ended up seeing seven restocks at the retailer before and after Christmas. The last drop took place on 28 January, and we’re hopeful for another drop this month, too.
Upcoming PS5 games
- King of Fighters XV, 17 February (£49.99, Very.co.uk)
- Truck Driver: Premium Edition, 22 February (£55.99, Amazon.co.uk)
- YouTuber’s Life 2, 22 February (£24.99, Game.co.uk)
- Martha Is Dead, 24 February (£24.99, Amazon.co.uk)
- Call of the Sea, 25 FEbruary (£27.85, Base.com)
- Elden Ring, 25 February (£54.99, Game.co.uk)
- GRID Legends, 25 February (£79.99, Playstation.com)
- Monark, 25 February (£48.69, Amazon.co.uk)
- Tormented Souls, 25 February (£23.29, Base.com)
And, of course, Horizon Forbidden West is launching on the PS5 tomorrow. There’s an excellent pre-order deal still available, too.
Playstation 5 users will be able to enjoy upcoming titles such as ‘Gran Turismo 7’, ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ and more
What happened to the Amazon PS5 restock?
Amazon was predicted to restock yesterday morning, but once again the Bezosverse let us down. We frequently see Amazon drops take place on Wednesday at around 8:30am, so we aren’t expecting any drops from the retailer this week.
The @PS5StockAlertUK stock tracker is currently predicting a drop for 22-23 February. We’re leaning more toward 23 February though, seeing as it’s a Wednesday.
Game adds ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ PS5 bundles
As expected, Game has added Horizon Forbidden West PS5 bundles to its product page. These bundles still have a dispatch date of 18 February, which makes sense considering the game is released on Friday. There are 15 Horizon Forbidden West bundles in total, so you’ve got your pick.
The cheapest bundle just comes with Horizon Forbidden West and costs £519.98 (Game.co.uk). You won’t be able to order the bundle until stock goes live, however.
Game updates PS5 bundles page with new release dates
So, it looks like Game has pushed back the release date of the PS5, but it could still restock today. The retailer’s PS5 bundles page previously said 18 February, but some of the consoles’s dispatch date now says 25 February.
We usually see stock drop online a week and a half before the stated dispatch date, so we’re still in the range of a typical Game drop, but with the retailer delaying the restock, it might end up being next week instead.
There are currently 16 bundles listed on the page right now, but this could change when stock actually goes live.
When could Game PS5 stock drop?
Game has been teasing us since the beginning of February with its cheeky little release date banner, so we’ve been hoping for a restock all week long. Will this be the week we get a drop? We hope so. It’s one we’re keeping an eye on this morning.
If it does drop today, it could restock at around 10am, but it has restocked as late as 11:45am before.
Smyths Toys PS5 stock came and went in the blink of an eye
So, it seems like the PS5 dropped at Smyths Toys and flew off the shelves within…seconds? We can’t see the stock available any more, and the home delivery button is currently greyed out.
It also seems like it isn’t going to be dropping in all or potentially even most stores this morning, so well, that was a pretty underwhelming drop (if it even counts as one at all).
When could Smyths Toys PS5 restock?
Smyths Toys is reportedly going to be dropping disc edition consoles online and in-store this morning, with the stock tracker advising people to go in half an hour earlier than their local store’s opening time (if pre-ordering in-store). If not, then consoles are expected to restock online at around 9am.
Who could restock the PS5 today?
Gooooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome back to The Independent’s PS5 live stock tracker. We’ve made it our mission to bag you all a PS5, and if the rumours are correct, we might just do that today.
According to a rumour from @PS5StockAlertUK, there could be a disc edition restock at Smyths Toys this morning, with consoles potentially having already gone live in-store.
We’ll bring you more details on that rumoured drop throughout the morning. Ready to bag a console? Let’s go hunting.
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