UPDATE: The PS5 is available for pre-order at Game. 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. New stock is always hard to find, and when it does show up, the PS5 sells out quickly, both online and in stores.
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’re still looking for a PS5, you’ve 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 UK PS5 Retailer Stock Below:
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 roundup of the best VPNs for more information.
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Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 5:00 PM
Best PS5 accessories: More colors besides the red controller are coming to the PS5
If you thought cosmic red, midnight black, and boring off-white were the only colors that PS5 controllers would ever go into, think again. Three new colors of illuminated dualsense controllers are coming very soon to a store near you! They include pink, blue, and purple.
The Sony PlayStation 5 dualsense controller took the # 1 spot in our roundup of the best PS5 accessories, with our editor noting that “in addition to looking and feeling great, it also has some useful features like haptic feedback, which is a form of far superior vibrations and a set of trigger buttons that are much more responsive and tactile than previous PlayStation controllers.
“It’s the natural next step for a PlayStation controller and arguably the best thing about the console. A second is an essential addition for everyone, but for the most anti-social player, ”they added.
To find out how to pre-order the new controller colors, read our article below:
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 4:00 PM
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Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 3:00 PM
The best PS5 games
Need games to go with your brand new console? We rounded the best ps5 games already for your reading.
In the bestseller Spider-Man: Miles Morales (£ 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.
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 2:00 PM
Which game console is the best?
With so many competitors out there, from Xbox to Nintendo, it’s hard to know which console to invest in.
Sony’s cutting-edge console is certainly a star that has several advantages over its direct rival, the Xbox Series X – including its DualSense controller with its haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.
Sony’s PS5 exclusives are also impressive with Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and child-oriented Bugsnax both instant release hits and upcoming games such as Horizon forbidden to the west and the next one God of War Ragnarok eagerly awaited sequel.
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 1:00 PM
Need an Xbox Series X?
If you’re also looking for the Xbox Series X, we recommend heading over to our Xbox Series X restocking liveblog, where our friends spotted it in stock at Currys.
We have all the latest information on Xbox drops from all major retailers. So be sure to put your head up and read.
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 12:00
Faceplates are finally coming to the PS5
Sony will finally allow people to change the color of their PS5 with official facades. The new cases are available in a range of options, including black, purple, red, blue, and pink.
This means that the existing off-white exteriors of the PlayStation 5 can simply be removed and put the new one in its place, Sony said. Read our news below for more information:
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 11:30 AM
Ratchet & Clank review: Rift Apart ‘PS5
Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart is one of our favorite games of 2021 and earned a spot in our roundup of the best PS5 games.
“Rift apart has fiery charm, in its character design, animated combat mechanics and explorable levels that feel big without looking like a maze, busy without being cluttered, ”our writer said in their opinions. “It’s one of the best glimpses yet of what the new generation of consoles has to offer. It’s big, it’s bright, and it’s almost impossible not to like.”
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 11:00 AM
The best 4K TV for your new PS5
While waiting for the next PS5 restocking, it’s time to think about upgrading your TV. The PS5 produces videos at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. This is something that not all TVs can handle, so if you want to see your new console perform at its best, a new TV might be worth it.
We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available today, from manufacturers like Samsung, LG, Sony, and Panasonic, among others. And the good news is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to get a great 4K TV – prices for our favorites start at under £ 400.
Sarah YoungDecember 27, 2021 10:30 AM
Best Tech Deals for Boxing Day Sale Shopping
Christmas is over, but no sooner have we unwrapped all the presents under our tree than our thoughts turn to the Boxing Day sales.
There are plenty of great deals to grab hold of, including a saving of £ 50 on Bose’s QuietComfort wireless bluetooth headphones (down from £ 249, now £ 199, Currys.fr) and £ 400 off the Apple MacBook Pro 13 (was £ 1,999, now £ 1,599, Johnlewis.com).
Sarah YoungDecember 27 2021, 10:00 am
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