PS5 stock UK – live: Latest console restocking news from Smyths, Argos, Very, BT and more
Sony has a “gigantic list of things” that it wants to bring to the PS5 via firmware updates
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage have slowed production of Sony’s next-gen console. New stock is always hard to find, and when it does show up, the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag for PS5 restocking, but was still much better than June and July. Although not as good as in August, we still saw some big drops in Very, Smyths Toys, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon and Game. We had 10 drops to complete the month of September. The question now is: will October kick off with a bang? Twice now AO.com lost small amounts of stock this month, and so was yesterday BT.
If you’re still looking for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is here to give you the latest information on Playstation 5 restockings from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, the latest PS5 games and accessories to buy.
Check the UK PS5 retailer stock below:
Goodbye to your PS5 stock trackers
It was a fairly quiet morning for restocking of the PS5, the only drop taking place being an in-store drop of Smyths Toys. We could get a drip Very tomorrow, as there hadn’t been a resupply for over three weeks now.
As usual, we’ll be back here tomorrow for some more PS5 stock follow-up action. See you all here then!
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 5:00 PM
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Alex lee5 October 2021 16:30
Best PS5 games – ‘Astro’s Playroom’
There are a number of games available exclusively for those who own one of the coveted PlayStation 5 consoles. In the same way Hitman 3 and Death loop, another one that we like is Astro’s playroom (free, Playstation.com), which was actually the best game we tested in our review of the best PS5 games.
“A love letter to a 27-year-old legacy, Astro’s playroom serves as both an introduction to the functionality of the new dualsense touch controller on the PS5, as well as an old-fashioned, complete and inventive platform game in its own right, ”our writer noted.
The best thing is that it comes preinstalled on your device and it’s free. To win!
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 3:40 PM
Can you get a John Lewis PS5 pre-order?
Unfortunately not. John Lewis & Associates does not offer any PS5 pre-orders, but the retailer is is expected to have another restock next week according to the @ PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account.
Expect a restocking between October 13th and 15th around 7am. Yes, this is a morning low that John Lewis & Partners is sticking to religiously since he started selling the console.
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 2:50 PM
Will the PS5 go on sale on Amazon on Black Friday?
So, Amazon shouldn’t have a PS5 restock this week. But with Black Friday just around the corner, what are the odds of a Black Friday restocking?
The shopping extravaganza kicks off in November, but we’re pretty sure the PS5 won’t drop off at that time. There could be a replenishment from Amazon, however, especially considering the length of the purchase event. One console that we’re pretty sure will be on sale, however, is the Nintendo Switch.
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 2:00 PM
Need a PS5 headset?
Our tester said, “There’s no shortage of gaming headset options, but the PlayStation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset is a bit special. Designed with certain PlayStation 5 games in mind, its 3D audio means you can feel completely immersed in the experience, with the feeling that things are really happening all around you.
It uses a wireless adapter to connect to your console rather than Bluetooth, which is a minor irritant, and you’ll have to remember to charge it, but it looks fantastic and it’s comfortable to wear even after hours of playing.
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 1:10 PM
Best PS5 Games – “Deathloop” and “Hitman 3”
I got a PS5 from Smyths Toys today and are you still here? Still joining us in solidarity on this journey towards PS5 restocking nirvana? You are kind, kind soul. Well this post is for you.
Now that you’ve reserved your PS5, we think it’s time for us to go wild over some of our favorite PS5 games. Of which the first is Death loop (£ 59.99, Argos.fr).
“Already announced to be the game of the year 2021, Death loop is a freestyle assassination game with a groundhog day weather warping style mechanic, ”said our reviewer. “You are trapped on a mysterious island and doomed to repeat the same 24 hours over and over again until you can find a way to kill eight VIPs before the stroke of midnight.”
Another is Hitman 3 (£ 51.99, Argos.fr), a freestyle assassination game. “You could infiltrate the upper floors of a Dubai skyscraper dressed as a janitor on a mission and disguise yourself as a detective investigating a murder mystery inspired by Agatha Christie in the next one, ”our review wrote. “There are hundreds of ways to achieve your goals, and Hitman 3invites and rewards the player’s experimentation.
Alex lee5 October 2021 12:20
Should you buy a PS5 from CeX?
Ah, CeX, the retailer we all used to laugh at when the topic of used games was brought up on the playground. Hope you don’t mean it bad for lolz yet, Jeremy.
While metallic floors reek of childhood nostalgia, we’re sadly going to have to advise against purchasing a PS5 from CeX. Scalpers might make a small profit by selling a PS5 to the used dealer – who buys it for £ 520, but you’ll definitely lose a lot money if you are just trying to buy the console.
It costs £ 720 to buy it from CeX which is more expensive than the most expensive PS5 Game Pack.
Alex lee5 October 2021 11:30
When could EE PS5 consoles be able to restock?
If you weren’t hanging out on the blog yesterday, BT had a good and long replenishment of the PS5, and if the stock pattern repeats itself, the partner company EE is also expected to drop the console this week.
We usually see BT launch its shares early in the week, with EE following closely behind in the second half of the week. Be warned, however, that EE replenishment is still only available to monthly EE customers paying on a contract of 12 months or more.
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 10:45 AM
A tip for restocking Smyths Toys PS5
annoyingly, Smyths Toys has updated their PS5 product pages to show that your local store is still in stock. You will just have to come in and verify.
But if you are feeling lazy and don’t have to get out of bed to go to your room Smyths Toys shop? Some people would say that you are either fully on the PS5 or not, and get up and out. But, we are not that person.
Call Smyths Toys Customer Service (0333 344 1157), press number 7, then ask for the phone number of your local Smyths Toys. Just call and ask if there are still pre-orders available. This way you won’t have a wasted trip. Good luck. You can thank us later.
Alex leeOctober 5, 2021 10:13 AM
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