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Who will restock Sony’s in-demand PS5 next this Cyber Monday?

Who will restock Sony’s in-demand PS5 next this Cyber Monday?
All the latest news on PS5 console restocks at retailers across the UK, including Argos, Smyths and John Lewis

It is now over a year since Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), first arrived in the UK. But supply problems and a worldwide chip shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic have caused the production of the device to slow. New stock is still tricky to find and, when it does appear, the PS5 sells out quickly.

This November started slowly, with PS5 restocks only appearing at John Lewis & PartnersGame and ShopTo during the first week of the month.

The situation has since improved though and we have seen recent restocks at VeryAOArgosAsda and Littlewoods, plus a drop at Sony’s new PS Direct online store. There have also been several more restocks at Game. We just hope this momentum can continue on Cyber Monday as we head towards the Christmas shopping season.

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.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:

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How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT

BT is giving its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5.

Instead of throwing open the virtual doors and dealing with a stampede like other retailers, the telecoms company sends out unique voucher codes to its customers.

If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribe to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code.

These are emailed out sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 next time the BT store has a restock.

You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a neat way of rewarding BT customers and giving them a better chance of securing a console.

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Follow The Indy’s dedicated Cyber Monday blog for the day’s best deals

For the very latest on today’s sales, discounts and offers in the UK, why not follow Daisy Lester and Eva Waite-Taylor’s live coverage of Cyber Monday via the link below?

The best Cyber Monday deals we’ve found so far – follow live

From Ninja air fryers to Sonos speakers, so follow live for the best post-Black Friday Cyber Monday deals from Amazon, Currys, John Lewis, Xbox, LG and more

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 11:37
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What’s the difference between the two models of PS5?

Sony sells two versions of the PS5.

These are known as the disc edition and the digital edition. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive.

This means games can only be played by downloading them, and obviously there’s no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.

The digital edition is also cheaper, at £359.99 compared to £449.99 for the disc edition.

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 11:17
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How big is the PS5?

Not as strange a question as you might think, because the PS5 is massive. It’s often an easy joke to say how big the next generation of game consoles are, ever since the chunky original Xbox arrived, followed by the even bigger PS4.

But, while the Xbox Series X is also rather large, it’s the PS5 that is least likely to fit under your television. The digital edition is slightly slimmer, due to not having a disc drive, but both consoles are equally tall when stood on end.

They are 390mm tall and 260mm deep, while the disc edition is 104mm thick and the digital edition is 92mm. Both consoles are intended to be stood upright, but also come with a plastic stand to help them rest on their side – likely the only way most buyers will fit the console under their TV.

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 10:57
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Can you get a VPN on the PS5?

While Sony doesn’t allow any virtual private network (VPN) apps like NordVPN or ExpressVPN to be downloaded from the PlayStation Store (VPNs aren’t supported on the platform at all), there’s still a way to use a VPN on the PS5 if you want to stream geo-restricted content.

We’d recommend getting a VPN that has the Smart DNS feature. It’s a service provided by a number of VPN firms, including NordVPN, allowing you to spoof your location on devices that don’t have VPN support.

You can read our round-up of the best VPNs for more information.

The best VPN for every type of device

The best VPN services on your iPhone, Firestick, Android and more in the UK for Netflix and streaming, including ProtonVPN, ExpressVPN, NordVPN and CyberGhost

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 10:37
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Can you play PS4 games on PS5?

You sure can! The overwhelming majority of the PS4 games you own are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.

If you’ve got the disc edition of the PS5, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way, too. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own.

We’ve compiled together a list of our favourite PS4 games – and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 came out.

Looking for something to play this weekend? These are the best classic PS4 games

From story-led games to online co-op adventures, we’ve found the best PS4 games of 2021 to play now, including ‘God of War’ and Ghost of Tsushima’

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 10:17
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Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 09:57
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The best 4K TV for your new PS5

While we wait for the next PS5 restock, it’s time to think about upgrading your television. The PS5 outputs video at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. That’s something not all TVs can manage, so if you want to see your new console running at its best, a new TV could be worthwhile.

We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available right now, from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others. And the great news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great 4K television – prices of our favourites start at under £400.

9 best 4K TVs for needle-sharp viewing

Whether it’s 32 inch, 40 inch or 50 inch, we’ve found the best 4K TVs from Samsung, Song, LG, Panasonic and more

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 09:37
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Fifteen of the best PS5 games for your new console

Congratulations to anyone who has managed to grab a PS5 so far. Next, you’ll be wanting some games to go with your new machine and we’ve got a round-up of 15 of the best for you to peruse.

In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé.

A next-generation spin-off, 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.

Managed to grab a PS5? Here are the games you need to own

Looking for the best games to play on PS5? Here are all of the new console’s greatest titles, including Deathloop, Hitman and Resident Evil Village

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 09:17
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Cyber Monday’s best deals and discounts for gamers

Cyber Monday is here and the sales are underway. As ever, technology and gaming will be hot topics, with discounts expected on consoles, games, accessories and more. The IndyBest team will be with you every step of the way, highlighting the best deals from right across the web.

Gaming deals this Cyber Monday will be up for grabs far and wide, from specialists like Game and ShopTo, as well as general retailers like Amazon, Very, Argos, Currys and more. We can’t promise discounts on the still-tricky-to-find Xbox series X and PlayStation 5, nor the Nintendo Switch OLED – which we have recently reviewed – but you can definitely expect to see money off games, accessories, other consoles and digital services.

Here are Alistair Charlton and Alex Lee with the latest news.

We’ve found the best Cyber Monday gaming deals to shop now

Cyber Monday 2021 is here. Get ready to bag a bargain with these post-Black Friday gaming deals from Amazon and Very on Xbox, PlayStation and Switch

Joe Sommerlad29 November 2021 08:57

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