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This is where you can buy the elusive console today

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UPDATE: The PS5 is in stock at Verythe BT Shop and The game collection. It sold at Amazon, Game, PlayStation Direct, Hughes and Studio. Read on for more information.

It’s hard to believe, but it’s actually been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released in the wild, and a full year since we started officially tracking PS5 restocks. Although it’s been out for so long, it’s still a challenge trying to get your hands on the console.

However, the situation has improved considerably online in recent months. The consoles were pretty much in stock throughout May, with Game lead the charge. We’ve had almost 108 restocks during the month – the most we’ve seen since Sony released the console in 2020. We’re hoping June continues that trend, and so far things are looking good, with the PS5 regularly in stock at multiple retailers.

That said, buying a console on its own is always harder than getting hold of a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye. 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 live blog is here to bring you one of Sony’s next-gen consoles, as well as provide details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new machine, plus 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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Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:

Check US PS5 retailer stock below:

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Today has been another successful day when it comes to PS5 hunting. Packages were available all day from Very, BT Shop and The game collectionwhile inventory moved back and forth at Amazon.

Join us again tomorrow for another day of PS5 hunting, where we’ll bring you the very latest news on PS5 restocks in the UK and US as soon as we have it.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 7:02 p.m.

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When will Smyths Toys have a PS5 restock?

Smyths Toys does not currently have any PS5 stock on its website or in any of its stores. However, the website says that a new shipment of PS5 disc edition consoles is expected in stock at some point before the end of June. That might sound vague, but it’s better than the PS5 Digital Edition estimate, which says “TBC 2022,” and has been for some time.

branches of Smyths Toys sometimes get small shipments of PS5 consoles, and there’s a tool on the retailer’s website to check when they’re available. Currently there is no UK stock.

Smyths Toys last had PS5 restocks on May 17, 19, and 23.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 5:00 p.m.

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Currys has three PS5 bundles in stock today

curries is another retailer that has PS5 stock available online today. However, these are all bundles and range in price from £649 to £709, so gamers looking to spend less (or buy a console alone) will need to look elsewhere.

The first Currys pack is priced at £649 and includes the PS5 Disc Edition with Horizon Forbidden West, Lego Star Warsa white Dualsense controller and a Razer gaming headset.

The second bundle costs £669 and includes the same console, controller and headset, plus Forbidden Horizon West and Gran Turismo 7.

Finally, the third bundle costs £709 and includes the console, controller and headset, plus Horizon Forbidden West, Lego Star Wars and Gran Turismo 7.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 4:30 p.m.

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Read our review of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

As good as Forbidden Horizon Westanother game often bundled with PS5 at the moment is Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. It was one of our favorite games of 2021, and we loved it so much that it earned a spot in our roundup of the best PS5 games that year.

Our reviewer said: “Flaw apart has charm to burn, in its character design, lively combat mechanics, and explorable levels that feel big without looking like a maze, busy without being cluttered… It’s one of the best looks yet at what the next generation of consoles has to offer. It’s big, it’s bright, and it’s almost impossible not to love”.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 3:30 p.m.

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The PS5 has sold out again on Amazon

A PS5 bundle with Forbidden Horizon West landed on Amazon earlier today but is now sold out. This same pack is still available in the BT Store, but only for BT customers, and the packs are also still available at Very and The Game Collection.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 2:36 p.m.

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Which retailer sells the cheapest PS5 bundle?

As we said before, retailers very rarely sell the PS5 console on its own. This is likely an attempt to prevent resellers from buying multiple consoles and reselling them for a profit, as the inclusion of multiple games and an additional controller – which do not require a market premium of opportunity – eating away at their profit margin.

Sony’s own PS Direct store occasionally has consoles available on their own, but they sell out very quickly. Instead, players need to find the cheapest bundle possible, which has been the PS5 Disc Edition with Horizon Forbidden West for quite some time.

Right now, the honor of the cheapest PS5 bundle goes to Amazon and BT, both of which have the console and the game for £499.99. But, as always, only BT customers can use the BT Store, and only Prime members can purchase a PS5 from Amazon.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 2:30 p.m.

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F1 2022 release date for PS5

F1 fans won’t have long to wait for the next installment of EA’s official game, called F1 2022, which is coming to PS5 on July 1. Ideally, it’s the Friday of the British Grand Prix weekend, so you might need to install a second TV to make the most of an action-packed weekend of Formula 1 racing.

If you want to know more about what’s coming to the game, read our article below:

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 1:30 p.m.

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Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 12:30 p.m.

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Read our review of Horizon Forbidden West

Since it currently comes bundled with just about every PS5 console deal, we thought we’d share our review on Forbidden Horizon West.

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.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 11:30 am

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The PS5 is now in stock at Amazon

As expected, Amazon just had a PS5 console restock. This is the disc editing console and it comes with Forbidden Horizon West for £499.99. This matches the currently cheapest PS5 bundle, which is offered for the same price by BT, but in this case only BT customers can get their hands on it. The Amazon bundle is available to all Prime members, while supplies last.

Alistair CharltonJune 8, 2022 10:37 am