Update August 12: Standalone PS5 disc edition console is in stock at PlayStation Direct. PS5 bundles are also in stock at curries, EEthe BT Shop, Studio, Very, Hughes, The collection of games, ShopTo, AO and To analyse. In-store stock is available at select branches of Smyths Toys. Read on for more information.
Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been ridiculously difficult to pick up. Supply chain issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have all but halted production of Sony’s latest games console.
Thankfully, the inventory situation has improved significantly in recent months, with PS5 bundles readily available from at least one retailer since late April. Game and BT Shop, as well as several independent retailers such as The Game Collection and Scan continued to lead the charge.
This flurry of console restocks continued throughout July, and so far it looks like the good news will continue through August and into September. But while restocks have become more frequent, buying a console on its own remains a challenge, with retailers preferring to restock bundles rather than the standalone console – those sell out in the blink of an eye. We only started seeing digital console bundles hitting stores last month, but even those have since dried up.
If you’re still on the hunt for the elusive PlayStation 5, we’ve got a tip for you: sit back on this live blog and watch your real-time alerts. Our goal is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, whether it’s a bundle, standalone disc or digital edition console, as well as providing you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, plus the latest game reviews.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
Check US PS5 retailer stock below:
PS5 tracker, signing
That’s it for us this week! We still see consoles available from Currys, EE, BT Shop, Studio, Very, Hughes, The Game Collection, ShopTo, AO, Game and Scan. There are many packages to choose from, so be sure to find the one that suits you best.
We’ll be back first thing Monday for more PS5 updates, see you soon!
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 5:29 p.m.
Save £35 on games when you buy a Nintendo Switch from Argos
As for other game deals, Argos is currently offering a Nintendo Switch OLED with a game included for just £5, which is the best deal you can get if you’re looking for the “best version of the Nintendo console to date”. ”.
Some of the games you can choose from include recent Pokémon titles and even Metroid Dread, which made our list of the best games you can play on the Switch.
The offer is valid until September 9, 2022, so grab this deal while you still can. You can read our article below to learn more.
Save up to £35 on games when you buy a Nintendo Switch OLED console from Argos
Argos is offering Nintendo Switch games for £5 when you buy a Nintendo Switch OLED model. Here’s how to buy the game console
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 4:28 p.m.
Can you play Playstation games on PC?
If you’re hoping to play some of the best games the PS5 has to offer, then Playstation recently launched a dedicated page on its website for (previously) exclusive titles that are now available to play on PC. Expect to see fan favorites such as God of War, Horizon Zero Dawn, and Days gone appearing on this list.
All of these games are marketed as “Playstation Studios” and the company has been wanting to enter the PC gaming space for quite some time. Sony has even developed headphones and gaming monitors for the booming market.
To learn more about Playstation games you can play on PC, visit their website to learn more.
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 3:29 p.m.
Best “FIFA 23” pre-order offers
If you’re hoping to pre-order your copy of FIFA 23 ahead of its scheduled release, we’ve rounded up all the best deals we could find across different platforms. To find out where to get the best pre-order bundles and how to save 10% on a copy of FIFA 23read our full buying guide for more details.
These are the best FIFA 23 pre-order deals on PS5, Xbox series X and PC
EA Sports’ next football title is almost here. Find out where to get the best deals on PS5, Xbox series X/S, Ultimate Edition and how to get a discount
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 2:29 p.m.
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Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 1:28 p.m.
Are PS5 bundles still available on PS Direct?
If you’re hoping to pick up a new PS5 disc edition of the console, without all the bells and whistles of a bundle, then PS Direct currently has stock available for the standard edition of its consoles.
You’ll need to have an existing Playstation account to buy it, but it’s pretty rare to see standalone consoles these days, so get it while you still can.
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 12:30 p.m.
Can you buy a PS5 from Smyths Toys?
Some stores occasionally have PS5 stock available for walk-in customers, but there have been very few consoles available so far this year. With Smyths Toys, the retailer has a tool on its website to check stock across all of its stores. Currently there are small handfuls of consoles available at various Smyths branches across the UK.
Find PS5 stock at your nearest Smyths Toys store
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 11:41 am
What PS5 bundles are available from Very?
Very is currently operating a pre-order system for its remaining PS5 stock, which is expected to ship around August 26, 2022.
There is currently still a bundle available from them with a copy of Forbidden Horizon West as well as an additional dualsense PS5 controller. This is a total of £559.98.
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 10:31 am
What PS5 bundle is available from Currys?
If you’re looking to pick up a new PS5 bundle from Currys, the retailer offers the standard edition of the console, Forbidden Horizon West, Gran Turismo 7 and a Steelseries Arctis wireless gaming headset, costing a total of £649.
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 9:36 a.m.
Morning PS5 trackers
And we are back! It’s been a busy week for stock drops as we see new packs available at Currys and EE. They will join our long list of other retailers with the PS5: BT Shop, Studio, Very, Hughes, The Game Collection, ShopTo, John Lewis, AO and Scan.
But we don’t discount any other offers to appear to make sure you get the best deal. We’ll keep an eye on all the retailers to help you find the plan that’s right for you. Stay tuned.
Pickering JasperAugust 12, 2022 08:58