UPDATE: The PS5 is available for pre-order at Game and in stock at Curries. Read on for more information.
It has now been over a year since Sony’s last console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), arrived in the UK. But supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage triggered by the coronavirus pandemic have slowed production of the device.
If you didn’t find the console under your tree on Christmas Day, fear not, because the IndyBest team is here to help. So far this month, we have seen replenishments at Smyths Toys, Curries, Playstation direct, ShopTo, Very, Littlewoods, Game, Studio, Argos, EE, BT, Asda and Amazon, but will this trend continue into the new year?
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:
The only PS5 headset you need
“There’s no shortage of gaming headset options, but the PlayStation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset is a bit special,” our editor noted in his review of the best PS5 accessories. It has been specially designed for certain PS5 games, so that the 3D audio gives you a completely immersive gaming experience, “the feeling that things are really happening all around you”. Also, it can “help get an edge in some titles” which is definitely a bonus.
Eva waite-taylor28 December 2021 12:00
The PS5 accessory you need
If you’ve found the PS5 neatly wrapped under the Christmas tree for yourself, you’ll know you already have a PlayStation 5 dualsense controller in the box, but to play with others on the couch, “you really need it. another, and the official PlayStation 5 dualsense controller is the best of the bunch ”.
It topped our guide to the best PS5 accessories, with our editor noting that it is a “well-designed controller that feels great in your hands and offers unique features like its pressure-sensitive triggers and his haptic feedback I don’t feel the same elsewhere ”.
Eva waite-taylor28 December 2021 11:30
Best tech deals in Boxing Day sales
Christmas Day may be over, but there’s something even more exciting than the big day (for us here at IndyBest, anyway), and it’s Boxing Day sales and retailers have grew up with their offerings.
Very has the AirPods pro on sale right now (it was £ 239, now £ 187, Very.co.uk), while Amazon also has some impressive Boxing Day sales, which you can see in our roundup.
If you’re looking for gaming essentials, this Turtle Beach recon 70 gaming headset (was £ 29.84, now £ 21.99, Amazon.com) is currently proposed.
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28, 2021 11:00 AM
Is the PS5 in stock at Smyths Toys?
Smyths Toys last restocking online on September 20 at 10 a.m. Like Argos and Game, Smyths Toys has started accepting pre-orders in stores. People can currently walk into their local Smyths Toys store and request a PS5.
Store discounts usually occur at the same time as online discounts. Smyths isn’t the easiest retailer to use for securing inventory online, with consoles typically being picked up only. Its website doesn’t always show that the PS5 is in stock for everyone either, even if someone in the same town as you did manage to buy the console.
There was a store-only delivery on December 16, but the website has not been updated with inventory. People could only buy a console by going in and asking at their local store.
It looks like the retailer will get more inventory in 2022. Fingers crossed.
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28, 2021 10:30 AM
‘Fifa 22’ for PS5 is currently 33% off
EA announced the good news of the new edition, as well as the official trailer a few hours before the Euro final in July, while also confirming a number of new gameplay features, including ‘hypermotion’ technology, described by EA as “the biggest refresh animation in FIFA the story”.
There’s a new goalie system, imported real-world data, an option for explosive sprints, attacking tactics and over 100 of football’s all-time giants, which means the latest edition of FIFA maybe still the best.
If that sounds a bit like you, Amazon has slashed the price of the game by 33%.
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28 2021, 10:00 am
PS5 Pack in stock now at Currys
PlayStation 5, logitech G435 wireless headphones, “Marvel’s Spider-Man” and “Ratchet & Clank” pack: £ 619, Currys.fr
We bring you news of yet another bundle replenishment, but this time at Currys. It must be a Christmas miracle. If you are looking to get the game console but are also keen to play Marvel’s Spider-Man and Ratchet & Clank as well as a new wireless headset, this is the one for you.
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28, 2021 9:42 AM
Sony Introduces Perfect for PS5 TV Line
If you want a literally perfect TV for your PS5, Sony has announced a series of ‘Perfect for PS5’ TVs that will make games look very special.
The “Perfect for PS5” televisions are basically all Bravia XR models, including the A80J, A90J, X90J, X95J and Z9J.
When TVs get updated in January 2022, they will bring HDR auto tone mapping and auto low latency mode, perfect for gaming.
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28, 2021 9:30 AM
PSA: The PS5 is still in stock at Game
We have great news for you: the PS5 is still in stock at Game.
If you’re willing to wait a few weeks, head over to Game now where you can pick up a PS5 pre-order with a release date of January 21, 2022.
There are 23 packs to choose from or the console is also available for pre-order solo for £ 449.99 (Game.co.uk).
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28, 2021 9:00 AM
Hello, PS5 hunters
Welcome to today’s PS5 stock monitoring liveblog. Hey !
Today we’re looking for every UK retailer at once for any sign of Sony’s elusive console, to bring you live replenishment updates as they happen.
If you haven’t put the PS5 under the Christmas tree and are still looking, stay with us to be the first to know when the console drops. Ready? Let’s go.
Eva waite-taylorDecember 28, 2021 8:55 AM
PS5 action trackers, signature
Well that’s it for us, thanks for following the PS5 inventory tracking live blog.
If you are still looking for a console, Pre-order game replenishment has been available all day and it looks like there is still a long way to go. So what are you waiting for?
Join us again tomorrow when we resume research once again.
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 5:10 PM
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