Update: Game PS5 consoles in stock now. Read on for more information.
The PS5 console was released more than six months ago, but if you’re a gamer you’ll know how hard it has been to get your hands on the latest device.
Restock issues have been plaguing Sony since the reveal, and despite stores reopening in the UK as lockdown measures lift, the situation doesn’t seem to be getting much better.
It’s become so difficult for people to get their hands on a PS5 that it’s spawned a whole Twitter community of stock trackers, as well as a 24,500-strong community of Redditors all trying to nab the console before it sells out again.
But, it’s not all bad news, as Game is expected to restock this week, and there’s also rumours that Very and John Lewis & Partners will follow suit.
Owing to the high demand, we’re on hand to help you get your hands on the coveted Playstation by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well offering the latest details on any rumoured releases. Follow live so you don’t miss out.
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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
The best PS5 gaming headset
Kitting yourself out for a serious gaming session now you’ve finally landed a console? Check out Sony’s Playstation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset (£89, Amazon.co.uk), which landed a spot in our review of the best PS5 accessories.
Our tester said: “There’s no shortage of gaming headset options out there but the PlayStation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset is a little bit special. Made with certain PlayStation 5 games in mind, its 3D audio means you can feel fully immersed in the experience, feeling like things are truly happening all around you.
“It’s a distinctive way of doing things that stands out more so than conventional headsets, even if not all games fully take advantage of it just yet. It can help you gain an advantage in certain titles too, which is always useful.
“It uses a wireless adapter to connect to your console rather than Bluetooth which is a minor irritant, and you’ll need to remember to recharge it, but it sounds fantastic and it’s comfy to wear even after a number of hours of playing.”
Ellie Fry20 May 2021 12:16
PS5 stock available at Game
Despite some tipsters suggesting that Game’s latest restock would be a much smaller offering than the last, PS5 bundles are still available on the retailer’s website. The previous drop, which landed last week, lasted for an hour an a half, which is big news considering Amazon’s mini drop flew out of stock in just half an hour yesterday. Game’s stock is still seeming strong, however, as we’re way past the hour mark on this latest release.
Ellie Fry20 May 2021 12:10
‘Demon’s Souls’ on PS5
If you’ve lucked out on securing a PS5 during today’s drop at Game, your next task is choosing the best games to buy. Thankfully, we’re way ahead of you with our review of the best PS5 games for every kind of player. Demon’s Soul’s landed a spot in our round-up, with our expert reviewer noting: “A complete remake of From Software’s infamously punishing action RPG, Demon’s Souls on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of.
“The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” they added.
You can buy the game for £57.99 at Currys now.
Ellie Fry20 May 2021 12:05
The PS5 is still available to pre-order (from £489.97, Game.co.uk)! But if you’re wondering about the specifications of the new console, luckily we’re here to help.
The dimensions of the new consoles are below, with the PS5 digital edition (£499.97, Game.co.uk) slightly smaller than the two:
PS5 – 390mm x 104mm x 260mm (width x height x depth)
Eva Waite-Taylor20 May 2021 11:57
Game PS5 delivery
If you’re currently waiting in the Game queue, a PS5 stock tracker shared some useful information on delivery times this morning, which might influence which option you choose. The retailer updated a lesser-known section of its website to inform customers that those priority orders will be shipped on Monday 24 May, while non-priority will be shipped on Friday 28 May.
Game currently has a number of PS5 bundles to pre-order right now (from £489.97, Game.co.uk), but you’ll have to be quick.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 May 2021 11:53
Game PS5 queue
What a morning! Following rumours about Game’s big PS5 drop, the console is available to pre-order now.
Undoubtedly, gamers will find themselves in a queue on the Game website to buy one of the sought after PS5 consoles. Some unlucky people have been getting to the checkout, refreshing and then find themselves at the back of the queue or it out of stock.
Our advice? Stay in the queue and do not refresh. Good luck.
Eva Waite-Taylor20 May 2021 11:42
Gamers share their success in securing a PS5 in latest Game drop
Game just dropped a number of PS5 bundles (from £489.97, Game.co.uk) and gamers have been sharing their successes on Twitter:
Have you managed to get your hands on one?
If not, the PlayStation 5 digital edition has some neat PS5 bundles. You can get a 12-month PS+ subscription and a £50 gift card (£459.98, Game.co.uk) or a PS5 bundle with an extra dual sense control (£484.96, Game.co.uk).
Eva Waite-Taylor20 May 2021 11:12
Game – PS5 stock available now
News flash – PS5 is in stock at Game and is available to pre-order now.
It’s dropped a range of bundles, and we’ve selected a few good ones below – the links will put you directly into the queue.
The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with a “Player1” T-shirt (£464.98, Game.co.uk). The most expensive disc bundle comes with a dual sense controller and a pulse 3D gaming headset (£599.97, Game.co.uk).
Other highlights include a PS5 disc edition bundle that includes a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and an additional dual sense control (£594.96, Game.co.uk) and the same PS5 bundle, except with Demon’s Souls (£594.96, Game.co.uk).
Eva Waite-Taylor20 May 2021 10:59
So what about the Xbox Series X?
Similarly to Sony, Microsoft is experiencing restock issues with its next-generation device, the Xbox Series X.
Finding a retailer with stock is quite the challenge and requires luck as well as research. To give you a helping hand, we’ve got a detailed guide to how you can get your hands on the Xbox Series X, detailing every retailer that has previously had stock or offered pre-orders.
We’re always refreshing it with the latest information on when new consoles are expected to come in, so check it regularly for restock updates:
Eva Waite-Taylor20 May 2021 10:50
The Last of Us Part 2 PS5 update
If you haven’t heard, The Last of Us Part 2 (£29.49, Amazon.co.uk) received its PS5 performance patch yesterday. The free upgrade is 299MB in size (version 1.08) and you’ll finally be able to play Naughty Dog’s stellar game in 60FPS.
It also adds higher resolution visuals, faster load times and best of all, now supports haptic feedback for those playing on Sony’s dualsense controller (£56.10, Amazon.co.uk). The follow-up to the first zombie survival game saw Ellie take the reins from Joel, and it earned Naughty Dog a massive 300 Game of the Year awards in 2020.
Alex Lee20 May 2021 10:40
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