Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been hard to come by as pandemic-related supply chain issues have slowed production. The inventory situation has improved significantly in recent months, with PS5 bundles readily available. However, Sony has raised the price of the PS5 due to inflation, and this has already gone into effect at select retailers.
Fortunately, we spotted a few packs available at the original price before the increase. Today such packages are available from ShopTo, Argos, Currys, EE, Scan, Hughes and Box. PS5 Digital Edition Packs are in stock in the BT Shop for BT customers. The bundles hit their new price at Game, and the console is available for pre-order at Very, but carries the new price.
Because retailers prefer more expensive bundles, standalone consoles are rare and sell out quickly. While the standard PS5 edition is easier to snag, the cheaper digital edition is harder to find.
Still looking for a PlayStation 5? Bookmark this live blog for real-time restock alerts. We’ll help you find a PS5 – whether in a bundle, on its own, or at its old price – and share the latest on the best games and accessories to buy, plus the latest game reviews.
This is the perfect PS5 bundle for racing fans
If you’re a Formula 1 fan, this PS5 bundle is for you. Available now from electronics retailer Box, the bundle includes a PS5 disc edition, plus F1 2022 and the Thrustmaster T150 steering wheel and pedals.
Box also has a second set, priced at £744.99 and includes the same console and steering wheel as above, but replaces them F1 2022 for Gran Turismo 7 and Forbidden Horizon West.
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 4:31 p.m.
Everything we know about the Dualsense PS5 edge controller
Announced at Gamescom this year, PlayStation is launching its first high-end gamepad dubbed the dualsense edge. Designed specifically for PlayStation 5, the dualsense edge is similar in philosophy to the elite gamepad Xbox owners are already familiar with.
The gamepad has a range of hardware and software customization options to personalize the gaming experience. This includes triggers and sticks with adjustable sensitivity and dead zones, interchangeable stick caps, and the ability to remap or disable the buttons.
We currently don’t have a confirmed release date for PlayStation’s new hardware, but you can find out everything you need to know about the dualsense edge in our article below.
PS5 dualsense edge controller: what you need to know about the customizable gamepad
Everything you need to know about the features and functions of Sony’s new dualsense edge gamepad for the PlayStation 5
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 3:29 p.m.
The best games of 2022 (so far)
2022 has been a particularly busy year for new games, as delayed titles slated for release in 2021 have finally arrived on our screens. As we take stock ahead of an even busier release schedule this holiday season, we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites.
They range from AAA blockbusters such as Ring of Elden and Forbidden Horizon West to independent darlings who took us by surprise, like rollerdrome and Worship of the Lamb.
If you want to know which games are worth playing in 2022, read our full roundup of the best games of the year so far.
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Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 2:31 p.m.
Pre-orders “Hogwarts Legacy”
If you would like a copy of Hogwarts Legacy ahead of its new February release date, there are currently standard, digital, deluxe, and collector’s edition pre-orders available for purchase on various platforms.
If you want to pre-order physical versions of Hogwarts Legacy standard edition right now, Argos has listings for PlayStation 5 (£59.99, Argos.co.uk), PlayStation 4 (£59.99, Argos.co.uk) and Xbox consoles (£59.99, Argos .co.uk).
The Hogwarts Legacy The Collector’s Edition will be available for PC (£269.99), PlayStation and Xbox One (£274.99) and for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S (£279.99) and includes content from the deluxe, the Dark Arts Garrison Hat, as well as an Ancient life-size floating magic wand with book base, steel casing, and in-game kelpie robe.
For fans who want a first look at the contents of the Hogwarts Legacy Collector’s Edition, Avalanche unboxed it on their YouTube channel.
For more information on how to pre-order Hogwarts Legacyread our comprehensive buying guide to learn more.
Hogwarts Legacy is available for pre-order now, ahead of its February 2023 release
Hogwarts Legacy will be available for pre-order from August 25 on PlayStation, Xbox, PC and Switch. Here are the versions you can buy
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 1:31 p.m.
Can you play PS5 games on the go?
If you want to play PS5 games on the go, PS Remote Play is a feature that will allow you to access your PlayStation console through an internet connection. You can use your smartphone’s touchscreen for input, but if you prefer a gamepad with physical buttons, Backbone has the device for you.
Designed for iPhone users, the Backbone One allows gamers to take their games on the go. This new edition will be able to work with the PS Remote Play iPhone app and will allow you to stream games from your PS4 or PS5 to play hundreds of different games over an internet connection.
This means that users will be able to enjoy the best PS5 games even when they are away from their consoles. Find out how to buy the Backbone One PlayStation Edition in our article below.
Backbone launches an official Playstation controller for mobile – how to buy
The Backbone One mobile phone controller will work with PlayStation Remote Play so you can play Playstation games on the go
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 12:30 p.m.
“The Last of Us Part I” is out today
If you’re wondering what games you can choose from on your new PS5, The Last of Us Part I is now out. It’s a remake (from scratch) of the original 2013 release, but is it worth the £69.99 price tag?
In our review, we said: “The last of us is (and always has been) a masterpiece and First part is arguably the best release yet, but it might not be enough for anyone hoping for a complete reinvention of the formula from the ground up.
“First part adds just enough to justify its remake for the latest hardware, which elevates it to the same level of The Last of Us Part II in smart design choices, flexibility and technical prowess, even though this is still the third time we’ve been on this journey.
“If the original PS3 version of Naughty Dog was the critically acclaimed theatrical release, then First part is the full Criterion 4K remaster with commentary and behind-the-scenes footage.
Read our full review at The Last of Us Part I to know more.
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 11:30 am
Here’s where you can buy a PS5 right now
If you’re wondering where you can buy a PS5 for the best price, we’ve rounded up the deals you can currently buy from various retailers:
- ShopTo: One set available, priced at £559.85
- Argos: Consoles available, but geographically limited, from £569.99
- curries: Several packages available, from £599
- EE: Available on an 11 month plan, priced at £10 upfront and £52 per month
- To analyse: One set available, priced at £719.99
- Box: Two packs available, from £699.99
- BT Shop: Digital console bundles available, priced at £459.99
- Game: Bundles available but with new prices, from £549.98
- Very: Standalone consoles available for pre-order, but at a new price, from £479.99
- Hughes: PS5 bundles are available from £654.96
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 10:30 am
“Gotham Knights” Pre-Order Offers
After Warner Bros Games revealed new gameplay of the upcoming title Gotham KnightsDC fans can’t wait to get their hands on the latest open-world Batman spin-off.
The new story will feature four familiar heroes grappling with the death of their mentor Batman as well as a mysterious team of adversaries known in fandom as the “Court of Owls”. In two-player co-op, you can control Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, or Bat Girl as you take on this new threat and clean up the streets of Gotham City.
If you want to pre-order Gotham Knights ahead of its October release, we’ve rounded up all the best deals. Learn more below.
Where to find the best Gotham Knights pre-order deals
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Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 9:41 a.m.
Happy Friday, PS5 trackers
Hello and we’re back to close the week with the PS5 liveblog!
Right now you can find a new console at ShopTo, Argos, Currys, EE, Scan, Hughes and Box. PS5 Digital Edition Packs are in stock in the BT Shop for BT customers. The bundles hit their new price at Game, and the console is available for pre-order at Very, but carries the new price.
We’ll keep you up to date with all the latest stock drops to ensure you get the best price. Stay tuned!
Pickering JasperSeptember 2, 2022 8:41 a.m.
Argos has very low PS5 stock levels
Argos is another retailer selling the PS5 at the pre-increase price. However, there is not a lot of stock for everyone. Consoles alone are not available from Argos, and the single bundle available can only be picked up at select stores. In our case, the Argos website said the nearest store with stock was almost 100 miles from where we live in London.
If you live near an Argos store with stock, the retailer is offering a £569.99 bundle with the PS5 Disc Edition, Forbidden Horizon Westa second Dualsense controller and a Stealth gaming headset.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 1, 2022 5:00 p.m.