PS5 UK stock – live: today’s restocking news from Studio, John Lewis, Argos and more
Sony opens registrations for people wishing to buy a PS5
UPDATE: The PS5 is available on Very right now, while Studio and John Lewis both had PS5 restockings early this morning at 7 a.m. but sold out quickly.
The PS5 launched almost a year ago, in November 2020, but supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage have significantly slowed production of Sony’s new game console. New stock is still pretty hard to find, and when it does show up, the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restocking, but was still much better than June and July. While not a patch in the sunny August highlands, we did see steady drops last month at Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys, and Game. We had 10 drops to complete the month of September. The question now is, how is October going? The news hasn’t looked great so far. This month we’ve only seen restockings online at AO.com, BT, and ShopTo, with Game joining the gang on Tuesday last week, as well as an in-store drop at Smyths Toys.
But don’t give up hope. If you’re still looking for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our live blog is here to give you the latest information on Playstation 5 restocking from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, latest games PS5 and accessories to buy.
Check UK PS5 Retailer Stock Below:
How to buy an Xbox Series X
Fancy an Xbox Series X instead? Well, unfortunately the Microsoft gaming console is even harder to buy than a PS5 at the moment – you can blame the global chip shortage for that as well. But fear not, because the IndyBest team is here to help you! We follow a live blog daily every time a UK retailer replenishes their Xbox Series X stock, giving you the best chance of getting one.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 4:01 PM
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
Are you also looking for a new portable game console? Well, you should take a look at the Nintendo Switch OLED, which arrived earlier this month and has a brand new OLED display that’s bigger and brighter than before, with vivid colors and deeper blacks. The new Switch (£ 309.99, Argos.co.uk) also has a redesigned kickstand and twice as much internal storage as the previous model.
Our review gave the Nintendo Switch OLED a 9/10 rating and said, “The bigger screen is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is absolute fun. The kickstand is so solid and makes us want to never look at that little rocker on the back of the original Switch ever again … if you’re new to Nintendo Switch and haven’t bought one before, this is absolutely the best console version yet.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 3:32 PM
How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT
BT is lending a helping hand to its customers when it comes to securing a PS5 (and other flagships, like the Xbox X series as well). Instead of opening virtual doors and facing a stampede like other retailers, BT is sending out unique discount codes to its customers.
If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribed to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 the next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a good way to reward BT customers and give them a better chance of getting a console.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 2:58 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. It’s a service provided by a number of VPN companies, including NordVPN, allowing you to spoof your location on devices that don’t support VPN. You can read our overview of best VPNs for more information.
Alistair Charlton19 October 2021 14:30
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Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 2:01 PM
How to find the best gaming deals this Black Friday
As the nights approach (we’re not entirely sure the sun actually rose yesterday), it’s time to turn to Black Friday. After a tough 2020, retailers will strive to offer plenty of deals and discounts across the tech market. The game is always well represented, with offers and discounts on consoles, games, accessories and packs from Argos, Very, Game and many more.
Naturally, the IndyBest team will be there to help you find the best game deals for Black Friday 2021.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 1:28 PM
Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
You can of course! Almost any PS4 game you already own is playable on PS5. You will be able to download all the games you bought through PlayStation Store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.
If you have the PS5 Disc Edition, you will also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way. Obviously, since there is no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you will not be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We have compiled together a list of our favorites PS4 games, and most of them have come down in price since the PS5 was released.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 1:02 PM
The best PS5 games
Congratulations to everyone who managed to buy the PS5 from Very this morning. With the console now on the way, you’ll want to purchase games to go with your new console. 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 (£ 57.99, 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.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 12:01 PM
When was the last game PS5 restocked?
The game has already had a few PS5 restockings this month. They both took place on October 12, with shares falling steadily in the morning, followed by a smaller second round in the afternoon to sell canceled orders placed earlier in the day.
But that’s all we’ve had from Game so far this month. We saw two proper restockings of the PS5 in September, so hopefully the retailer will treat us with another round of inventory before we head into November. But it is not known if this will happen right away. Both the disc and digital editions of the PS5 are showing as out of stock on the Game website, so we’ll have to wait and see.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 11:25 AM
Very PS5 replenishment is sold out
It looks like Very has run out of PS5 consoles again. After about 30 minutes of waiting, we arrived at the first row of the queue, but by then the console was already gone. But it was a successful shopping trip for some, as we saw tweets from Very customers who were able to grab a PS5 before the stock ran out. For those who have been successful in ordering a console, we hear that orders will be fulfilled by November 1.
Don’t worry if you missed a game, as we’re also expecting an Argos replenishment this week.
Alistair CharltonOctober 19, 2021 10:48 AM
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