Update: PS5 is now sold out at Argos stores, after limited regional availability arrived online. Who could fall next? Read on for more information.
2022 looks set to be one of the most promising years for PS5 gamers, with upcoming titles such as like Ring of Elden, Sifu, Horizon: West forbidden, Gran Turismo 7 and maybe even the PS5 VR2 headset coming in the next few months.
But customers are still struggling to get their hands on a PS5 console due to the continued shortage of chips around the world, which has had a big impact on supply chains for over a year now.
Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and in early 2022 demand is still high for the console. January was one of the slowest months for restocks, but we saw a handful of restocks from PlayStation Direct, Game, BT , Amazon, Very and AOindicating that things are beginning to pick up.
Our live blog is here to bring you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console. If you want to know which online retailers will be restocking first, keep scrolling to get updates as they come.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
Details of “Dying Light 2”
zombie fans, Dying Light 2 is almost there! The game is already available for pre-order for £59.99 (Amazon.co.uk), the most exciting news is that new content is going to be coming your way for at least five whole years.
The game appears to be fairly open world, with a heavy emphasis on climbing and parkour, so expect to see a bunch of side quests after release.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 2:25 p.m.
Looking for an Xbox Series X?
If you’re looking for Microsoft’s next-gen console, you’re in luck. Currently, the Xbox Series X is in stock at Asda and EE, with a drop at Argos selling out earlier today.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 1:35 p.m.
Release date of “Lego Star Wars” on PS5
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was first announced in 2019 to coincide with the release of the upcoming The Rise of Skywalker movie, but as you’d expect from video games these days, due to frequent delays, it’s been pushed back to “Spring 2022.”
But fortunately, on January 20, 2022, a new trailer was released, confirming that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga would arrive on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 12:45 p.m.
Best PS5 Games
I managed to buy a PS5 from Argos yesterday? With the console on the way or already in your hands, you’ll probably want to buy some games to go along with your new machine. We’ve got a roundup of the best PS5 games to go through.
In the bestseller Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced by his awkward teenager protege, Miles Morales. A new generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the formula of the original,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, much less heavy work, and an endearing, clumsy protagonist who’s still in control of his powers.”
During this time, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, gaping arches, and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on new hardware, while staying perfectly true to the original game’s aesthetic and vibe,” our tester said.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 11:55 am
Should you buy a PS5 from CeX?
Ah CeX, the butt of playground jokes and nostalgia for childhood second-hand games. Although we think of CeX fondly, we recommend that you do not buy a PS5 from the retailer.
Why? Because you’ll be paying the wazoo for a standalone disc editing console, with the retailer currently selling it for £650. The console usually costs around £449, so it’s better to wait for Amazon or Very to restock the console rather than buy it for the extra £200. That’s scalping territory, if you ask us.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 11:25 a.m.
Sign up to buy a PS5 from PS Direct
Finally, Sony has opened registrations to buy a PS5 on the PlayStation Direct store to more than US residents. Players in the UK can now register their interest to purchase a PS5 from PS Direct and receive an exclusive invite.
All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and away you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 8am. All remaining consoles are made available to everyone else around 10 a.m.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 10:55 am
Could Asda PS5 stock drop this week?
and finally Asda, arguably the most annoying retailer of the four stores that have yet to drop inventory. Like a bratty little brother stealing your ice cream right after you buy it.
The retailer’s website is incredibly glitchy. It doesn’t always say the console is in stock even if it is, and sometimes it doesn’t let you add the console to your cart from the product page. You need to add it to your wishlist and check out from there. It’s a good old pain.
Worse still, refills usually only last about 5-10 minutes, so by the time you’ve done all that, it’s all gone. It last fell on Wednesday December 22. However, we might see another drop this month, as Asda has consistently dropped once a month since the PS5 was released. Give us our ice cream.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 10:25 a.m.
When Could John Lewis PS5 Stock Drop?
John Lewis and partners is not a retailer that is generally flush with PS5 consoles. The retailer drops stock approximately once every one to two months, with the last restocking occurring on Wednesday, December 29. Before that, it restocked on Wednesday, November 3.
Stock is also flying off the shelves of John Lewis, with PS5 consoles selling out in literal minutes. That said, John Lewis & Partners still hits 7 a.m. like clockwork. Could it drop again on a Wednesday? It would help our algorithm if it did.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 10:00
Smyths Toys PS5 Stock Predictions
Smyths Toys is another retailer that had no restocks at all in January. According to the retailer’s website, there shouldn’t be more stock available until February, but take that with a pinch of salt.
This post is generally a placeholder and does not take into account in-store restocks which are not reflected on the website. So could he restock this month?
We often rely on @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account to divulge Smyths Toys restock dates as it is generally correct when it comes to that specific retailer. If it drops, it will likely be in stores, with doors opening for pre-orders around 8 a.m. It drops every day of the week, so the next drop is anyone’s guess.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 9:40 a.m.
Currys PS5 Stock Predictions
We used to hate curries drops. They were reserved exclusively for people who signed up for the retailer’s VIP pass raffle system, which began in March and ended in June. Although no one could sign up after July, the retailer was still sending people codes until December.
Apparently the well has all but dried up now because last month the retailer stopped sending codes altogether (probably because there was no one left on the mailing list to send codes to) and started falling normally like everyone else.
There was a gigantic number of seven “normal” restocks in the last month. Oddly, since its last restocking on December 28, no restocking at Currys has taken place. Hopefully that changes today. It seemed to favor Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
Alex LeeJanuary 25, 2022 9:20 a.m.
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