Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been notoriously hard to get. Supply chain issues resulting from the global pandemic have crippled production of Sony’s latest games console.
Fortunately, the situation has improved in recent months. PS5 pretty much in stock throughout May, with Game lead the charge. We’ve had nearly 108 restocks during the month – the most we’ve seen since Sony released the console in 2020. And June has continued its momentum so far, with Game, EE and the BT Shop being in stock almost all month.
That said, buying a console on its own is always harder 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.
Still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as providing details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews. If you want to know which online retailers will be restocking first, keep scrolling to get updates as they come.
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Well, that’s all for us for today. Thanks for joining us.
Things are moving slowly in stock-land as we start the week. AOThe PS5 restock sold out in just hours, meaning you’ll either have to be a BT customer to grab a console, or take the plunge with the pricey game bundle on Hughes.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 5:36 p.m.
How to get a PS5 passcode from BT
BT is giving its customers a head start when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of opening the virtual doors and facing the rush like other retailers, the company sends unique promotional codes to its loyal customers.
If you are a BT TV customer or subscriber to BT Sport, you can request to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 the next time the BT store has a restock.
You still have to pay the normal price, of course, but this system is a convenient way to reward BT customers and give them a better chance of getting a console.
Not a BT customer? Ask around for friends and family – you can use someone else’s code at no cost to them.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 4:26 p.m.
Do I need an additional dualsense controller?
Local multiplayer is obviously the main reason to get your hands on a second pad. This is essential if you hope to play two-player games such as It takes two one of our favorite PS5 games.
But even if you’re only playing with yourself, it’s handy to have a second controller that can be swapped out and charged when the battery starts to drain.
In our review we said, “It’s the natural next step for a PlayStation controller and arguably the best thing about the console. A second is an essential addition for everyone but the most antisocial player.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 3:28 p.m.
The best wireless headphones
Headphones might not be ideal for gaming, but there’s no reason the pair you’re wearing while you’re away can also be used for home entertainment. We’ve tested a range of the latest models in our review of the best wireless headphones, focusing primarily on audio quality but also checking out the various features and styles currently on the market.
Whether you’re a style-conscious pop lover, fitness fanatic on a budget, or a blasphemous gamer wearing headphones, there’s something for everyone in our headphone guide. Our top pick are the Sony WF-1000XM4 headphones with our review dubbing Sony’s latest in-ear headphones “the company’s best yet”.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 2:28 p.m.
What you need to know about Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II
The next episode of the Call of Duty series, titled Modern Warfare II, will be released on October 28. The game is a sequel to the 2019 reboot and features iconic characters such as Captain Price.
Not to be confused with the original Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, which was originally published in 2009. Make that mistake at your next dinner party and there will be laughs when you’re out of the room, we can tell you.
The series returns in a modern setting for its latest outing, after a brief excursion with the 2020s Call of Duty: Cold War and 2021 Avant-gardewhich takes place during World War II. Modern Warfare II should include updates to the popular free-to-play Battle Royale war zone but there are no further details available on this at this time.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 1:29 p.m.
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Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 12:28
The best 4K TV for your new PS5
So you finally have your PlayStation 5, you’re holding the free end of an HDMI cable, scratching your head and wondering what it plugs into. Well, this piece goes on the back of a TV. And to make the most of the console’s extra graphics power, this TV should ideally be 4K.
To help you shop, we’ve rounded up the best 4K TV deals for every budget. The buying guide includes options from Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others, with prices starting from under £400.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 11:41 a.m.
The PS5 is in stock at AO
AO has restocked the PlayStation 5.
The bundle includes an additional controller and a copy of Gran Turismo 6 for £580.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 11:18 a.m.
When will Smyths Toys have a PS5 restock?
Smyths Toys just released PlayStation this morning, with the vague promise that more consoles will arrive at some point in 2022. Well, you hope so, don’t you?
branches of Smyths Toys sometimes receive small deliveries of PS5 consoles in store. You can check if your local branch has one by clicking the “select a store” button on the product page and hoping for the best. At the moment we don’t see any consoles in the UK.
Smyths Toys last had PS5 stock on June 10.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 11:11 a.m.
Review of “Horizon Forbidden West”
All of the bundles we saw in June included a copy of Forbidden Horizon West, but is the game really good? In short: yes.
In our review, we said, “Guerilla Games has developed its post-apocalyptic marriage of technology and nature to create a beautifully realized vision of a world desperate for rebirth.
“The story will take new players to unexpected and breathtaking places, and fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will have many answers to their questions.
Steve HogartyJune 20, 2022 10:51 a.m.