Where can you buy a PS5 today? Follow live for the latest PS5 restock UK updates from John Lewis, Argos, ShopTo and more
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global shortage of semiconductors have slowed production of Son’y next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is hard to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out fast.
July has been a mixed bag so far, but restocks have been picking up pace again, with four drops last week from the likes of Very, Smyths Toys, Argos and Game. Yesterday, we saw drops at Amazon and AO, with Asda and ShopTo potentially following today.
If you’re looking to buy a PS5, there’s still hope. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major 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:
When will ShopTo have the PS5 in stock?
Stock sniffers are predicting a restock at ShopTo today.
The retailer last had the PS5 in stock on 11 July, though the supply didn’t last very long. The store tends to receive anaemic allocations of Sony’s next-gen machine, so you’ve got to be fast to swoop in and get that chap in your trolley.
Follow our stock tracking liveblog to find a PS5
Good morning, PlayStation hunters!
Welcome to Friday’s PS5 stock tracking liveblog, where we’ll be scanning the retail horizon for availability of Sony’s next-generation console. If new stock drops, we’ll alert you in real-time to give you the best chance of picking one up.
When that happens, make sure you’re here with us to be the first to know about it.
Goodbye from your resident PS5 stock trackers
Let’s recap today’s restock events, shall we? While it’s been fairly quiet on the restock front, it’s been a surprisingly eventful day on the whole. We had a strange Amazon half-drop in the morning in which only people who had added the PS5 to their Saved for Later list during the Prime-only drop yesterday were able to check out.
Then we had a drop at Smyths Toys Ireland. Only people who lived in, well, Ireland were able to order the console. It did last an hour, though – pretty unusual for Smyths Toys. The biggest news was that we actually got a real concrete date for the next Amazon PS5 drop. If you didn’t see our earlier post, earmark 12 August. For now, we’re signing off. Thanks for following along with the liveblog, and we hope you were able to secure a console today!
The PS5 is basically impossible to secure. But do you know which gamers are laughing in glee at us console gamers? PC gamers, of course. If you want to join in on the PC gaming fun, why not take a look at our round-up of the best laptops?
The Dell XPS 15 is our pick for the best gaming laptop, with our reviewer saying that it’s a showcase of everything the manufacturer can reasonably pack into a single machine without the entire thing melting into a hot puddle of silicon and plastic. “The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and pairs a minimalist, no-fuss design with top-level functionality and performance,” they added.
Have a read of our best laptops guide below to find out what other machines we’re giving two big thumbs up to.
What is the best laptop to buy? We’ve selected the 10 best laptops in 2021 in the UK, from Surface laptops and MacBooks to budget laptops from Dell and more
PS5 SSD expansion
It’s finally official! Sony is going to allow PS5 beta owners to expand their console’s storage. While players can already attach an external hard drive to the PS5 using a USB, they can’t be loaded up with PS5 games, only PS4 games.
It’s complicated though. You need a screwdriver, a cooling structure like a heat sink and a PhD in engineering to attach it safely to your console. Have a read of the user manual and you’ll see what we mean. If you just want an external one, have a look at the Seagate, which features in our round-up of the best PS5 accessories.
From controllers to memberships, these are the best PS5 accessories to enhance your game playing, from Amazon, Sony, Nacon and more
Need an Xbox series X instead?
Amazon is having a weird ole day today. On top of people managing to buy a console from the retailer’s website, Amazon also had an Xbox series X drop, and it lasted all of two minutes. While it’s probably harder to secure than the PS5 , we’ve started tracking Xbox series X stock live as well.
Head on over to our live blog and we’ll provide you with the latest restock news and updates as they happen. We successfully predicted that Amazon would drop the series X today, and lo and behold, it did.
Where can you buy an Xbox series X in the UK today? Follow live for the latest Xbox series X restock updates from Argos, Game, John Lewis, Currys and more
When is the next Amazon PS5 restock?
A fortunate consequence of the weird Save for Later Amazon hack earlier this morning? The retailer has inadvertently revealed the date for the next Amazon PS5 restock, and it won’t be coming until the second week of August.
Again, discovered by the clever clogs over at @PS5UKStock, Amazon is expected to drop new consoles on 12 August. Big whoops! Make sure to add the console to your Save for Later list when it next drops. It will most likely be a Prime-exclusive drop, similar to yesterday.
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Want a Nintendo Switch instead?
If all the stock issues associated with Sony’s latest console has got you feeling a little, well, over it, perhaps consider a Nintendo Switch (£279.99, Argos.co.uk) as a viable alternative.
There is fierce competition between the best gaming consoles. In our round-up, our writer noted that “Nintendo has never been afraid of taking risks with its console designs, and the Switch console, first released in 2017, is a perfect example of them getting it just right.”
As “a home console that can be detached from a TV dock and used as a portable device,” it’s “well-suited to couch multiplayer, a mode that is facilitated by the novel controller design, which allows each controller to separate into two parts, each functioning independently.”
Earlier this month, the company announced a new console called the Nintendo Switch OLED – it’s already out of stock everywhere, despite only being available to buy on a pre-order basis.
The Nintendo Switch OLED is available to pre-order in the UK. Here’s where to buy it, it’s price, release date, specs, battery life and more
Smyths Toys PS5 stock is now live in Ireland
Do you live in Ireland? Stock of the PlayStation 5 disc edition console (£449.99, Smythstoys.com) has just been made available. We can’t see any in-store stock available but, personally, we prefer home deliveries anyway.
Live in the UK? We should be getting another Smyths Toys restock early next month, so keep watch for a drop then.
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