It’s now 2022, and somehow the PlayStation 5 (PS5), which launched in November 2020, is still difficult to buy in the UK, both online and in stores. Supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage triggered by the coronavirus pandemic have slowed production of the Sony games console.
But if it’s your New Years resolution to finally get your hands on one, fear not, because the IndyBest team are here to help. December was the best month for restocking ever, with several restockings taking place at Smyths Toys, Currys, PlayStation Direct, ShopTo, Very, Littlewoods, Game, Studio, Argos, EE, BT, Asda, AO, John Lewis & Partners and Amazon. – although it remains to be seen whether this trend will continue in January.
If you are still looking, you have come to the right place. Our liveblog is here to give you the latest information on restocking from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, as well as the latest games and accessories. PS5 to buy.
Check the UK PS5 retailer stock below:
How big is the PS5?
A question not as strange as you might think, because the PS5 is massive. It’s often an easy joke to say how great the next generation of gaming consoles is, since the arrival of the original big Xbox, followed by the even bigger PS4.
But, while the Xbox x series is also quite large, the PS5 is the least likely to fit under your TV. The digital edition is slightly thinner, due to the lack of a disc drive, but both consoles are also tall when standing.
They are 390mm high and 260mm deep, while the disc edition is 104mm thick and the digital edition is 92mm. Both consoles are meant to stand upright, but also come with a plastic stand to help them rest on their side – probably the only way most buyers can mount the console under their TV.
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 2:00 PM
The best PS5 games
If you’re one of those lucky enough to get a PS5, you’ll probably want to buy games to go with your new machine. We have an overview of best ps5 games for you to read.
In the bestseller Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game (£ 44.99, Currys.fr), Peter Parker is replaced by his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A new generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the formula of the original, ”said our reviewer. “It’s a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, much less busy work, and an endearing, goofy protagonist who continues to harness his powers.”
During this time, Demon souls (£ 59.99, Currys.fr) 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 the new hardware, while still staying perfectly true to the aesthetics and vibe of the original game,” said our tester.
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 1:30 PM
Can you get a VPN on the PS5?
Although Sony does not allow any VPN apps like NordVPN Where ExpressVPN Downloadable from PlayStation Store (VPNs aren’t supported on the platform at all), there’s always a way to use a VPN on the PS5 if you want to stream geo-restricted content.
We recommend that you get a VPN with Smart DNS capability. This is a service provided by a number of VPN companies, including NordVPN, allowing you to spoof your location on devices that do not support VPN. You can read our overview of best VPNs for more information.
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Eleanor jones3 January 2022 12:45
How to buy an Xbox Series X
The Xbox Series X has always been as difficult to buy as the PS5, but things have improved in recent weeks. In fact, today the console is in stock at Smyths Toys for click and collect nationwide, and at Currys as a bundle.
If you’re in the market for an Xbox Series X, visit our live blog for your best chance of getting a console. As always, the cheaper, smaller, and less powerful Xbox Series S is also in stock at Game, Very, Argos and most other retailers ready to buy now.
Eleanor jones3 January 2022 12:00
When will the next Amazon PS5 restock take place?
Amazon’s most recent drop occurred before Christmas on December 23.
Previously, when stock was available, it was only available to Prime customers, so this is something to consider if you’re looking to buy a PS5 through the online giant. If you are not already registered, you can get a30 days free trial.
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 11:40 AM
Will AO restock the PS5 this week?
AO saw a drop that lasted from December 29-30, but before that we hadn’t seen any stock at the retailer since November, so it’s not the most reliable source of consoles.
It’s also not the easiest place to get one when the stock arrives, as we’ve found that the best chance of success is to use a nifty trick in the AO site’s code that doesn’t work. than on Google Chrome on a desktop computer. Here’s what you need to know if we’re lucky at AO today:
- Copy the Product ID from the PS5 and save it in a safe place.
- Navigate to a random item on the AO website.
- Right click the “Buy Now” button on the random item and click “Inspect Item”. In the Item Inspector, change the Product ID to the Product ID of the PS5.
- Click on “Buy Now”
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 11:20 AM
Can you buy a PS5 directly from Sony?
Yes and no. Sony recently launched its PS Direct website in the UK, selling PS5 consoles, games and accessories. However, the digital and disc versions of the PS5 are currently out of stock, with no knowing when that will change.
The UK PS Direct store last had consoles available for purchase on December 16, so it’s been a while now. Hopefully more stock will arrive in early January.
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 11:00 AM
The best tech offers from the January sales
Want to get a good deal on this holiday? Our guide to all of the best tech deals in sales is a great place to start.
Here’s our roundup of the products you can get your hands on for less today:
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 10:40 AM
Could Currys restock the PS5 this week?
Currys last had PS5 shares available on December 28 – and although it’s now officially 2022, that’s still not the case. this a long time ago, and we’re optimistic the retailer may have more uptime in the coming weeks.
Why are we so confident? Because before December 28, curries had also seen declines on December 24, 22, 21, 17, 14, and 7, suggesting a healthy replenishment pattern that should continue.
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 10:20 AM
When was the last time Game restocked the PS5?
Gaming has been a huge hitter when it comes to PS5 stock in December, with a drop that landed on December 23 for a full week.
In fact, if you browse the game’s website this morning, you might still see the console as available for pre-order – but we’ve found that when you click to add it to your cart, a notification pops up telling you that it’s out of stock, which means this awesome offer seems to have finally run dry.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed for another weeklong replenishment this month.
Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022, 10:00 am
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