The PlayStation 5 console is still proving difficult to buy despite the console’s official launch in the UK over a year ago. Sony released the PlayStation 5 in the UK on November 12, 2020, and it sold over 10 million times worldwide, making it the biggest console launch in US history.
For the past two years, the console has been plagued by supply issues following a global shortage of computer chips. This means that fewer PS5s have been produced, which in turn has affected the supply of retailers and products to customers. Whenever a console is in stock, it seems to quickly get listed as sold out due to demand, and in some situations scalpers, someone who resells wholesale or fast, bulk order the items because they are available for sale at a profit.
The government has previously said it is speaking to trade associations to ensure consumers are protected from bulk purchases, similar to the ban on automate purchases for paid events, but it is still happening in the gaming industry.
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Around 3.9 million PS5 consoles were shipped over Christmas from Sony, meaning around 17.3 million units were sold in total, but many are still missing the company’s latest gaming hardware due to supply and bulk purchasing issues.
The PlayStation 5 comes in two forms, the PS5 console: £449.99 and the PS5 Digital Edition console: £359.99. The only difference between the PS5 console and the PS5 Digital Edition console is the inclusion of an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc player in the PS5 console. The PS5 Digital Edition console does not include a disc drive.
Retailers such as Amazon, BT, Very, AO and many more offer a PlayStation 5 release online every other month, which means if you follow the trends you can probably predict when a new drop will take place. place.
With that in mind, we’ve compiled a list of expected restock dates from popular game retailers below, along with when they last sold the console, so you can hopefully follow the trend for yourself. -same.
Experts who have followed PlayStation 5 trends, such as Talha Sonmez who started a popular company that tracks console sales, said Amazon was one of the best retailers selling the PS5. Amazon is considered the best because of its next day delivery service.
Although their sales were restricted to Amazon Prime members, users were able to participate by signing up for a 14 day free trialthis way they can also bag next day delivery of all the products they order.
The console was last restocked by Amazon on March 23. They had the Disc edition available for purchase for Prime members only. The online retail giant typically drops a console every month, so it’s worth checking back later in April for updates. Mark the products here and here for easy access.
AO is not a site that many players like. Still, they occasionally sell out the PlayStation 5 consoles and bundles. The online retailer hasn’t posted a drop in four weeks, their last restock drop was on March 8 and is notorious for spontaneous releases.
AO usually drops PS5 consoles Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays based on their previous lows, around 8-11am. Their previous sales have mostly focused on PS5 bundles rather than standalone consoles.
Save their landing page here for updates.
Argos is a popular retailer for purchasing the PlayStation 5 from consumers due to its flexible purchasing options. However, shoppers have already reported issues with the website’s stock checker locator, with some saying stock is running out too quickly or doesn’t even exist in their local stores.
Their last upload was on March 11, and the site offered the PS5 Disc edition to gamers. A problem was encountered soon after they went live and many had to follow certain criteria to get their hands on one. If you want to catch up on their next possible restock drop, it’s best to save their PS5 landing page here.
Believe it or not, the Asda supermarket also makes the PlayStation 5 available on occasion. However, their restocks are very rare and it’s not often that they will live with a drop. Their latest was released on March 24 and offered buyers a PlayStation 5 console bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7 for £579.99. The stock went very fast.
It’s unclear when another online delivery might take place, but here’s Asda landing page on the PS5 if you want to keep an eye on future sales.
BT is another company that has been rated well when it comes to the PlayStation 5. Talha Sonmez, who runs the PS5StockUK Twitter account, said the telecom company took a good second place in terms of top retailers for selling the PlayStation 5. console.
He said: “BT would take second place for invite-only deliveries, as they both have powerful servers and a seamless queuing/buying experience, with both standalone offers and good offers. »
BT’s last drop was on March 22. It should be noted that whenever BT offers an online sale for the PlayStation 5, only BT customers are eligible to purchase through an invite code. If you would like to know when PlayStation 5 consoles will be available to purchase through your BT Broadband account, you can register your interest here. You will need to log in to your account on bt.com when you receive your email.
Currys haven’t received great marks when it comes to PlayStation 5 drops. They do drop frequently though. Their last restock was on March 16, which included PlayStation bundles. Many gamers blasted the price though, saying £700 was too much for the console and game bundle.
The site is currently showing the PlayStation 5 Digital console as in stock but worth checking postcode and stock locator for double confirmation.
Prior to their last online decline, their previous one was on February 18, so there is a pattern of monthly declines. Worth saving their landing page hereto see if they launch a potential Easter drop.
Like BT, EE only allows existing customers to purchase a PlayStation 5 with them. Customers can choose to add the console to their existing plan or purchase it outright.
Their most recent PlayStation 5 online launch was on March 22 and offered players a variation of bundles. You can check if the PS5 is in stock by heading to this dedicated section of the EE website. If you are a customer with EE, you can buy a PS5 with them here or through the MyEE app.
EE said: “PlayStation 5 is currently only available online, and you will need to be an EE customer on a monthly prepaid handset plan to purchase one with us. As long as you are within the first 17 months of your contract and pass credit checks, you can buy a PS5 on EE and be incredibly smug about it with your friends.”
The company known as the largest gaming retailer in the UK, Gameis also due to an upcoming drop, according to tracking experts.
The game has updated its bundles page with a release date of April 14 on both PS5 Disc Edition and PS5 Digital Edition brackets. The release date is not when GAME will drop PS5 consoles, but just a date they promise customers as the last day they will ship their orders.
Per-game drops usually happen a week or two before the release date mentioned on the bundles page, therefore, experts predict that a drop might happen soon. Save their landing page here for updates.
John Lewis and Partners
John Lewis & Partners conducted a major PlayStation 5 restock on March 9. They offered buyers standalone consoles and bundles that included a Disc Edition with the game Gran Turismo 7 and Horizon.
Customers were advised to use the mobile app for a better experience. Checking through their app rather than their website may be more helpful, but it’s not guaranteed. See their PlayStation 5 page here for stock checks.
The online game retailer has not restocked PS5 consoles in nearly a month, and typically, a month is the time it takes for a retailer to restock PlayStation 5 consoles, according to the PS5 Stock UK Twitter account.
Smyths Toys last had a PS5 restock and sale on March 9. The retailer generally operates via pre-orders to be picked up in store. Some buyers have found it easier to secure a console with Smyths via click and collect instead of online.
Restocking has fallen silent at Studio after it was revealed earlier this year that the company had been placed into administration. Accrington-based Studio Retail Group, known as Findel until 2019, has appointed trustees after it failed to secure an urgent £25m loan. However, the business was saved when it was bought by Mike Ashley’s Frasers Group for £26.8m.
With that in mind, their last PlayStation 5 restock was on February 10 before this news broke. It’s unlikely they’ll get another for a while.
Tesco sold the PS5? Yes they did, when the PlayStation 5 first launched and because it’s been so long since the supermarket has been restocked, trackers have stopped looking for it through Tesco altogether.
However, that doesn’t mean Tesco will never offer a sale again. Mark them PS5 sales site here for the next drops.
The retail giant Very is expected to drop PS5 consoles this month, usually in the morning around 9-10:30 a.m. Very are known to be very specific with their drops, usually launching a new restock sale every four weeks.
Their last resupply was on March 8. Worth keeping an eye on their PS5 landing page here for updates.