PS5 stock UK – live: Very and Smyths PS5 consoles available now, Argos, Game, AO could restock next
Update: Very PS5 stock is available now, with Argos, Game and Asda set to follow next. Read on for more information.
It’s been seven months since the launch of the PS5, but persistent supply problems and a global shortage of semiconductors have slowed production of the next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is hard to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out fast.
Despite pandemic restrictions lifting and high street stores reopening to customers, PS5 restock issues have meant bare shelves and disappointed gamers fighting over what few consoles can be made available in the UK.
Things are slowly improving, as large quantities of PlayStation 5 consoles appeared on almost every single major retailer’s online stores throughout May. The comeback faltered in June, with the only highlights a few big stock drops at Game and Very. As we enter mid-July the arrival of new stock is picking up pace again. Last week, we had no fewer than six drops across several retailers including Amazon, John Lewis and Smyths Toys. This week we could see seven massive drops take place, with Very being in stock right now.
If you’re still looking to get your hands on a PS5, this is your best chance yet. We’re here to help you get ahead of the game and find a PlayStation 5 by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well as offering the latest insight on any rumoured releases.
What a morning! The PS5 is now available for delivery at Smyths Toys. We don’t expect the stock to last long, however, so be quick! The disc edition console costs £449.99 and the digital edition console costs £359.99.
The PS5 is now in stock at Very! You’ll be put into a queue as soon as you navigate to the website, but once you’re in you’ll be able to pick up the PS5 disc edition for £449.99 or the PS5 digital edition for £359.99. Very also sells PS5 bundles, which includes copies of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
We’d recommend not hitting the refresh button too many times if you’re in the qeueu as you’ll be booted out due to the retailer’s bot detection system. Good luck!
Good morning PS5 hunters! Yesterday was a quiet one for PS5 stock drops, but today could be extremely busy! Very has been heavily tipped to drop this morning, while Argos, Game and Asda could follow next. Very always has lengthy drops, so we’re looking forward to the consoles dropping on the those virtual shelves.
We’ll be here all day bringing you the latest PS5 news as and when we get them. For now, sit back and wait for that Very drop.
It’s been a pretty quiet day for PS5 stock drops, but if you’ve been trying to secure a PS5 for as long as we’ve been tracking them, you’ll know that Mondays are never great days for retailers to release new consoles. The action always starts on a Tuesday, and that could become true this week as well.
We’re hopefully going to see drops at Game, Very, Argos and Asda this week, so come back tomorrow and we’ll be here bright and early to help you get a shiny new console. Goodbye for now!
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On Friday at around 8am, Smyths Toys had a tiny restock of the PS5, and it only lasted 20 minutes. The retailer isn’t expected to have a restock this week, but maybe that’s for the best. It’s not the easiest retailer to secure stock from, thanks to the retailer apparently drip-feeding stock onto its website (at a snail’s pace). It’s so bad that you could be refreshing the page all day and never see your local store go green on the website.
The retailer has started accepting in-store pre-orders, so if you’re keen to try, you could pop into your local Smyths and see if it has a pre-order waiting list that you could join. We’ll let you know if we receive any more news.
If you’re still holding onto your PS4 console while you wait for the next PS5 drop, Sony has some good news for you. In a lengthy interview on the PlayStation blog, PlayStation Studios boss Herman Hulst revealed that the PS5’s next-gen flagship titles God of War Ragnarok, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 would all be made available on the PS4 and PS5. Ragnarok isn’t going to be released until 2022, so there’s still a way to go.
Whichever side of the exclusives debate you fall on, this essentially means that not many of the PS5 games are going to actually be ”PS5 games”. It’s a bit of a U-turn considering Gran Turismo 7 was advertised as a PS5 exclusive in the game’s trailer. At least you won’t get major Fomo if you can’t secure the PS5 just yet.
Need a new gaming headset? Logitech’s pro x lightspeed (£169, Amazon.co.uk) works brilliantly on the PS4 and PS5. In our round-up of the best wireless gaming headsets, our reviewer said that it’s probably the “best looking wireless gaming headset” in the list, “with its coiled cable retro charm”.
Our reviewer said that the Logitech pro X lightspeed “does not disappoint with superb sound quality both for music and gaming,” adding that they’re well-priced for headphones close to £200.
Scan could have a PS5 restock this week. When the retailer had a drop on 1 July at 8am, stock flew off the virtual shelves within minutes. Although many people failed to secure one, it offered up a valuable lesson for future drops.
The moderators of the @PS5UKStock Twitter account noticed that it was easier to check out if you added it to your wish list on one browser and then checked out on another browser – preferably Safari or Edge or Opera. These PS5 stockists don’t make it easy to buy a console, do they?
Currys has reportedly just received a new PS5 disc edition shipment, and it’s a tiny one. Accoridng to the @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account, there are only 400 available, and they will be reserved for those who had redeemed a PS5 VIP pass code in their local store.
For those uninitiated, Currys used to run a PS5 VIP pass draw, in which people would be randomly selected to buy a PS5 from the retailer. It closed to new entrants in early June, reopened again in late June and closed again last week. If you didn’t sign up, well, tough luck – it’s the only way to secure a console from the retailer right now.
Alex Lee19 July 2021 12:15
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