Update July 8: The PS5 is currently in stock at curries, BT Shop, EE and To analyseafter selling to Smyths Toys. PS5 could restock at Game soon. Read on for more information.
Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been very difficult to obtain. Supply chain issues resulting from the global pandemic have all but halted production of Sony’s latest games console.
Fortunately, things have improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout May and June, with Game and the BT Store, as well as several independent retailers like The Game Collection leading the way. We expect this flurry of console restocks to continue throughout the summer. With Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, we’re also paying close attention to the tech giant’s website this week.
Although restocks are becoming more regular, buying a console on its own is still more difficult than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re looking for a bundle or the standalone PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition consoles.
Are you still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
Check US PS5 retailer stock below:
Best first offers in real time
Speaking of Amazon Prime Day. The big event starts on July 12, but the first offers have already started to arrive. We filter through the spam to bring you the best deals on our Prime Day live blog.
Want a curated list of the best discounts already available? Head on over for all the top tunes you won’t want to miss and instructions on how you can enter.
Your live guide to Amazon’s early Prime Day deals
When is it, what is it, and what are the best Amazon Prime Day deals? Find out all this and more by following our live blog
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 12:30 p.m.
We’ve never seen the Nintendo Switch OLED this cheap before
OK, it’s not the PS5 – we won’t see any deals on the standalone console until it’s in stock everywhere, but we just spotted this extraordinary Prime Day deal on the Nintendo Switch OLED.
Amazon has just slashed the price of Nintendo’s latest and greatest console to just £284. Interested in the case? Read our Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals below.
The best game deals to expect this Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching. Find out how to buy the best games deals and the discounts we can expect on games, headsets, consoles and more
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 11:40 a.m.
This is the mother of all bundles available from Scan
And finally, the mother of all bundles can be found at Scan for a spicy price of £739.99. What do you get for so much money? Especially a lot more storage by the looks of things.
You get a PS5 disc edition console that comes with a 1TB WD SSD, an additional white dualsense controller, a digital download copy of Forbidden Horizon West, a Sabrent heatsink and a pair of Gunnar blue light gaming glasses.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 11:10 a.m.
PS5 sells out at Smyths Toys
Aaaaaa and here we go. As expected, the standalone Disc Edition Console sold out at Smyths Toys in the blink of an eye. Kudos to anyone who managed to get one – we might not see another drop from the retailer for a while now, as it tends to only have one restock per month.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 10:41 a.m.
There are six different packs in stock at Currys
Want something with a little more punch? Currys currently has six different PS5 bundles in stock, but they all cost over £640.
The cheapest package comes with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Forbidden Horizon Westan additional midnight black dualsense controller and Pulse 3D wireless headphones (£649, Currys.co.uk).
The most expensive package includes Forbidden Horizon West, Lego Star Wars, Gran Turismo 7a midnight bblack dualsense controller and Pulse 3D wireless headphones (£709, Currys.co.uk).
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 10:40 a.m.
The PS5 is in stock at Smyths Toys
To hurry up! The standalone PS5 console just dropped at Smyths Toys. This is going to go fast, so get moving. It costs £449.99 and gets you the Disc Edition console with no extras, accessories or games.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 10:11 a.m.
The PS5 is also in stock at EE, but should you buy it?
For the sake of transparency, the PS5 is also in stock at EE, but if we were you, we’d miss it. The retailer is currently selling the Disc Edition console with Forbidden Horizon West and an additional dualsense controller for £582.
That’s a lot, considering the BT Store is selling this pack for £549.97. We also expect Game to restock the PS5 very soon, and it also sells this bundle at the same price as the BT store.
Still, it’s your choice to make. The button is there for pressing.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 9:55 a.m.
The cheapest place to buy the PS5 is the BT store
The BT store has had PS5 consoles in stock for almost two and a half months at this point, and that’s not expected to change any time soon. Why? Since the retailer has just received a new shipment of Forbidden Horizon West bundles – a package he had sold a few weeks ago.
It costs just £499.99 and is currently the cheapest plan. The problem? You must be a BT Broadband customer to purchase the plan. To get an access code, go to the MyBT portal, log in and scroll down to the “Your offers” section.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 9:30 a.m.
G’morning hunters PS5
Gooooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome to The IndependentThe PS5 restock liveblog. Our mission? To help you get a PS5 console at the cheapest possible price. Right now you currently have four different retailers to choose from – Currys, BT Shop, EE or Scan.
There are no standalone consoles available, although Smyths Toys may make a surprise appearance soon. For now, stay tuned and we’ll let you know which retailer offers the best value.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 9:05 a.m.
Logging out of the live blog
At the end of the game today, we can report that PS5 console bundles are still available from Currys, BT, EE and Scan. The console cannot be purchased alone, and the digital edition is still very much missing, but the disc edition that comes with Forbidden Horizon West, Lego Star Wars Where Gran Turismo 7 is still available for purchase at this time.
We’ll be back tomorrow with all the latest news on PS5 restocks in the UK and US.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 5:07 p.m.