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Looking for a shiny new console? We are here to help you.

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UPDATE: The PS5 is currently in stock at AO and is available for pre-order on Game. Read on for more information.

It has now been over a year since Sony’s last console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), arrived in the UK. But supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage triggered by the coronavirus pandemic have slowed production of the device.

If you didn’t find the console under your tree on Christmas Day, fear not, because the IndyBest team is here to help. It was the best month ever for restocking, with several restockings taking place in Smyths Toys, Curries, Playstation direct, ShopTo, Very, Littlewoods, Game, Studio, Argos, EE, BT, Asda, AO, John Lewis & Associates and Amazon, but will this trend continue into the new year?

If you are still looking, you have come to the right place. Our live blog is here to give you the latest information on restocking from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, as well as the latest. PS5 games and accessories to buy.

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Check the UK PS5 retailer stock below:

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Do PS4 games work on PS5?

If you’re sitting there right now, staring at your stack of PS4 games, wondering if they’ll play on your new PS5. Don’t worry, they sure will!

If you have the Disc Editing Console, all that blood, sweat and tears that end these campaigns will not have been wasted because you will be able to insert your PS4 discs and play them just fine on the PS5. However, only PS4 games purchased from PlayStation Store will work on the Digital Edition console. Why? Well, because you’re going to try to insert a disc into a nonexistent hole and, well, that’s not a good idea.

Most PS4 games have enjoyed generous price cuts since the release of the PS5, so it’s worth reading our roundup of the best PS4 games to buy right now.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 12:55 PM

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How do I get a PlayStation Direct PS5 invitation?

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Playstation direct uses an invitation system to distribute the PS5, similar to BT, by inviting a few lucky PSN users to buy the console before everyone else. Stock usually goes live around 8 a.m. and then the retailer opens orders for everyone around 10 a.m. But how do you get an invitation?

It’s an extremely vague process, and we’re not very familiar with the mechanics of how the PlayStation Direct invitation system works. As far as we know, the main requirement is that you need a PSN account. You probably need to be a bit network active i.e. playing games on your PS4 to get an invite as well.

Other than that, it seems to be completely hit and miss. We’ve already seen people with a PS5 being asked to buy the console, although they clearly don’t need it. We are waiting for another Playstation direct restocking will take place the first week of January.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 12:05 PM

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All the best early January sales to shop now

You know, when you’re in that interim period between Boxing Day sales and January sales and it all comes together? Yes, that’s where we are right now. This is good for us because it means that the price drop continues over and over again.

After the Boxing Day cuts, retailers are expected to lower their prices further to mark the start of January. And we’re here to help bring you the best deals and discounts on clothing, beauty, tech, toys, home appliances and more in our January sales live blog.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 11:30 AM

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Looking for an Xbox Series X?

The hunt for the PS5 at a retailer offering overnight delivery is real. If you’re as excited as we are for a next-gen console and don’t want to wait weeks for a pack at Game to happen, then we recommend that you buy the Xbox Series X.

Our friends on the Xbox liveblog spotted it in stock right now at Currys and Game. Next day delivery for the Xbox is available from Currys, we might add.

If you don’t mind the wait to get the PS5, you can always buy it from AO and Game right now.

We have all the latest information on Xbox drops from all major retailers. So be sure to put your head up and read.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 10:50 AM

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Is there a PS5 AO discount code available?

Unfortunately no, but we have a plethora of exclusive AO discount codes from The independent, which will save you money on fridge freezers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, coffee machines and more. If you want to buy cheap home appliances, we’ve got you covered.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 10:20 AM

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Could ShopTo PS5’s stock drop soon?

Yesterday afternoon, ShopTo accidentally tweeted that he had dropped the PS5 digital editing console on his website. Obviously, he quickly deleted the tweet and hoped no one saw it. But of course we did. Luckily, the guys at @ PS5UKStock’s Discord server managed to take a screenshot.

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Did they pull the trigger too soon? May be! The retailer likes to take the stock out on a Sunday, with a few Saturday drops sprinkled in between here and there, so we got to see a replenishment of the digital publishing console this weekend, and the scheduled tweet just came out at the wrong time.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 10:04 AM

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AO cuts PS5 package to £ 570

* Press the microphone * Hello, AO? Do you read the blog? The retailer lowered the price of the Disc Editing Console Bundle with a copy of Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales come back to a much more attractive price of £ 570.

It’s still pricey considering the PS5 costs £ 449.99, but it’s a better buy than before. If you’re listening to AO, ditch the standalone console and give people what they want!

If you order it today, you can have it shipped as early as Sunday January 2 at the time of writing.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 9:28 AM

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PlayStation Plus games January 2022

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For those of you who have a PS4 or received a PS5 over Christmas, Sony just announced the free PlayStation Plus games available in January. If you’re a PS Plus subscriber, which you’ll need if you want to play online multiplayer games, you’ll be able to download below on January 4th.

The first PS4 game you get is Persona 5 attackers, which is an action RPG game with a metacritic score worthy of 83. The second is the offroad racing game Dirt 5, which is available on PS5 and PS4. The third is cooperative FPS game Galactic Deep Rock, which is also available on PS4 and PS5. So if you don’t have a PS5 yet, you won’t be missing out on anything in January.

You can find out more about the games in PlayStation’s blog post.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 9:13 AM

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The PS5 is still in stock at AO

AO brazenly jacked up the price of its PS5 Disc Edition console bundle with a copy of Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart and Spider-Man: Miles Morales an additional £ 50 overnight. It now costs an incredible £ 620 (Ao.com).

It might have been worth buying before, with orders due to ship on Sunday 2 January, but £ 620 seems like a harder pill to swallow.

If you want both of these games, you can purchase this Game’s PS5 Disc Edition Pack, which includes Miles Morales, Rift Apart, as well as PlayStation merchandise for just £ 601.95 (Game.co.uk). The only thing AO has at the moment is that it will ship this week, rather than towards the end of January.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 8:54 AM

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The PS5 is in stock at Game right now

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After a whole week, the PS5 is miraculously still in stock at Game. The reason, let’s assume, is that the delay between ordering and sending the console is incredibly long.

Most consoles are scheduled to ship on January 21, with priority insured deliveries – which cost an additional £ 19.99, and come with a replacement console and £ 50 compensation if your PS5 gets lost in transit, will ship on January 7.

Alex leeDecember 30, 2021 8:39 AM

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