PS5 stock – live: Latest restock news from Game, BT, Argos and more
UPDATE: PS5 bundles are in stock at Game and the BT Shop for BT Broadband customers. A lot of AO is now sold out. Read on for more information.
It’s been almost a year and a half since the PS5 was first released in the UK, but we’re all still here, scratching our heads and desperately struggling to find a console.
Why? All thanks to the global semiconductor shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, of course.
But the situation is improving – slowly. April was one of the best months for restocks since the start of 2022. We’ve seen PS5 consoles available on PlayStation Direct, ShopTo, Currys, Argos, AO, Game, Smyths Toys, Very and many other independent retailers for to start up. As April comes to an end, let’s hope the momentum continues as we slowly move into May.
Our live blog is here to bring you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to know which online retailers will be restocking first, keep scrolling to get updates as they come.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
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PS5 VRR is rolling out this week
Finally, Sony is rolling out variable refresh rates for PS5 players this week. If you don’t know what VRR is, it basically synchronizes the refresh rate of the display with the graphics output from the console, minimizing screen tearing and frame rate lags and making your smoother gaming experience.
Some games will release updates to take advantage of the VRR upgrade. Here is the full list:
- Astro’s Playroom
- Call of Duty: Vanguard
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Death Loop
- Destiny 2
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
- DIRT 5
- Marvel’s Spider-Man Remastered
- Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
- Resident Evil Village
- The wonders of Tiny Tina
- Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege
- Tribes of Midgard
Most of these games appear in our roundup of the best PS5 games, which you can read below.
Alex LeeApril 26, 2022 1:50 p.m.
PS5 Digital Edition vs Disc Edition
Looking at the PS5 digital edition bundle on the BT store and wondering if you should get this one instead of the disc? Confused about the differences?
Really, the only difference is that the digital editing console doesn’t have a disc drive. That’s (we guess) why it’s cheaper. If you don’t own physical PS4 games and don’t have a Blu-ray movie collection, it might be a good idea to go with the digital edition.
Games are downloaded from the PlayStation Store and ownership is tied to your PlayStation Network account. Unfortunately, since there’s no disc drive, you won’t be able to play any physical games you might own.
The PlayStation 5 Disc Edition alone costs £449, while the Digital Edition, without the disc drive, is cheaper at £359.
Alex LeeApril 26, 2022 2:40 p.m.
Sign up to buy a PS5 directly from PS Direct
Gamers in the UK can express interest for a chance to purchase a PS5 directly from PS Direct. If you are selected, you will have early access to buy the console before everyone else.
All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and away you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 9:30 a.m. All remaining consoles are made available to everyone else around 11am.
Alex LeeApril 26, 2022 3:30 p.m.
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Alex LeeApril 26, 2022 4:20 p.m.
Best PS5 Games
Congratulations to everyone who managed to purchase the PS5 from Game this morning. With the console on the way, you’ll probably want to buy some games to go along with your new machine. We’ve got a roundup of the best PS5 games to go through.
In the bestseller Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced by his awkward teenage protege, Miles Morales. A new generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the formula of the original,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, much less cluttered work, and an endearing, clumsy protagonist who’s still in control of 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, gaping arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on new hardware, while still staying true to the original game’s aesthetic and vibe,” our tester said.
Alex LeeApril 26, 2022 4:55 p.m.
PS5 inventory tracking, signing
Alright, we’re closing the live blog for tonight, but if you don’t have a console yet, you still have a chance to get one.
The PS5 is still in stock at BT and EE, but as always you’ll need to be either an EE paying monthly customer or a BT Broadband customer.
Either way, we’ll be back online tomorrow morning, and hopefully see Amazon restock the PS5.
Alex LeeApril 26, 2022 5:30 p.m.
PS5 inventory tracking, enable
Gooooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome to The IndependentThe live PS5 restock tracker. We’re back for another day of hunting down the good old console after arguably one of the most disappointing Amazon drops we’ve ever seen.
After building up hype for weeks, it was all over in minutes. Don’t worry though, today is a new day, and we hope to see even more retailers restocking the console this morning. Let’s go hunt the PS5.
Alex LeeApril 28, 2022 09:00
The PS5 is still in stock at the BT Shop
The BT Shop continues to deliver the goods! The retailer’s consoles are still in stock after their first drop on Monday morning, though they’re now sold out at EE.
The cheapest bundle currently comes with a PS5 Disc Edition console and extra controller (£508.98/$663.60, Bt.com), although you can get more expensive bundles with Gran Turismo 7 or Forbidden Horizon West.
Remember you must be a BT Broadband customer to get an access code, which can be redeemed from your MyBT portal.
Alex LeeApril 28, 2022 9:26 a.m.
The PS5 is now in stock at Game
SOUND THE ALARM! The PS5 is now in stock at Game.
The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with a copy of Forbidden Horizon West (£519.98/$678, Game.co.uk). There are also digital edition console bundles in stock.
As always, there are no standalone consoles available, although they appear on the page.
Alex LeeApril 28, 2022 9:37 a.m.
What PS5 Game Packs are in stock?
According to @PS5StockAlertUK, not all bundles listed on Game’s website are in stock, even though they may appear to be. Trying to purchase some of the bundles from the retailer’s website leads to an “out of stock” message.
You can get a PS5 disc edition bundle with Forbidden Horizon West and an extra dualsense controller (£584.97/$762, Game.co.uk) or the same set with an extra t-shirt (£599.98/$782, Game.co.uk).
Alex LeeApril 28, 2022 9:58 a.m.