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Looking for a next generation console? Here’s where to buy it

(The Independent)

UPDATE: The PS5 is currently in stock at Game. curries could then restock. Read on for more information.

It’s hard to believe it’s been almost a year and a half since the PS5 first launched on UK shores, but we’re all still here, scouring retailers for an elusive console.

We all have the global semiconductor shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic to thank. That means consoles are still hard to come by, both online and in stores. And when the consoles finally arrive, they’re often picked up within minutes.

But the situation is improving – slowly. April was one of the best months for restocks since the start of 2022, with 21 declines in total, with restocks of PlayStation Direct, ShopTo, curries, Argos, AO, Game, Smyths Toys, Very and many other independent retailers to boot. As we get closer to summer, let’s hope May will be just as fruitful.

Our live blog is here to bring you one of Sony’s elusive 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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A recap of today’s PS5 restock events

And so ends another day of PS5 stock tracking action. It’s becoming increasingly clear that the appetite for PS5 bundles is limited, but retailers are still churning them out.

Whenever retailers like Gamethe BT Shop and curries drop bundles, they always keep in stock for days. But when Argos or Amazon restocks the PS5, the consoles sell out in minutes, and that’s probably because they only sell standalone consoles.

Alas, we’ll be back tomorrow morning to hunt down some of those standalone consoles (if we can). Join us here tomorrow and we’ll walk you through it all. If you want a bundle, bundles are always in stock at Game.


Is the PS5 Digital Edition in stock anywhere?


Unfortunately not. While there are indeed digital edition sets listed on game websitewhen you try to add them to your cart, you get an error message telling you it’s out of stock.

Right now your best bet is still the PS5 Disc Edition Bundle with a copy of Forbidden Horizon West (£519.98, Game.co.uk). If you pre-order it now, it will ship on May 10.


Get ‘Fifa 22’ for free now

This might be the best game PS Plus has had in… years. FIFA 22 (usually £69.99, Playstation.com) is currently free for PS Plus subscribers and can be downloaded on PS4 and PS5.

This is the last episode of the long running Fifa franchise and contains new features such as “HyperMotion” technology and a new option to create your own club in career mode.


Looking for an Xbox Series X?

Okay, you might be stuck with a PS5 bundle right now, but if you’re looking for an Xbox Series X and just want to buy the console on its own, you’re spoiled for choice.

The Xbox series X is in stock on the Microsoft Store, Smyths Toys and George at Asda. The paid monthly Xbox All Access program is also available at EE, Asda and 4 gadgets. Basically, if you want a standalone console, you won’t have to search for it. More details below:


Review of “Trek to Yomi”

The embargo has been lifted, and our review of the action-packed Hike to Yomi is. If you want to read our full thoughts, click on the article below. But here’s an excerpt for those who want a quick summary:

Hike to Yomi is a pretty compelling story that makes heavy use of cinematic techniques to tell a samurai story in a new way,” our writer said in his review. “Its approach could easily be imagined on the big screen, but its interactive medium makes it a compelling, combat-heavy side-scroller with enough mechanical depth to warrant multiple playthroughs.”


When could Very restock the PS5 next?


Oh Very, our favorite black horse retailer. While Very only really restocks the PS5 once a month, its drops tend to last for a while, its website is easy to use, and it often (but not always) sells the standalone console.

We last saw a very restock on April 20-21, so it may not restock until next week at the earliest, as it usually waits 3-4 weeks between drops. If there are no holidays to spoil his schedule, the retailer usually visits on Tuesday mornings. Book May 9 and May 16. We will keep an eye on the retailer in any case.


When could PlayStation Direct restock the PS5 next?

(The Independent)

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 the rest of the public. Stock typically goes live around 9 a.m., then the retailer opens orders for everyone around 11 a.m. But how do you get an invite?

All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and away you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 9:30 a.m. All remaining consoles are made available to everyone else around 11am.

We last saw a drop at the retailer on April 20. It recently started restocking the console twice a month, and we could see another drop this week or next. Keep an eye on the blog and we’ll let you know if we hear more.


PS5 price

If you wonder if the Forbidden Horizon West The PS5 disc edition bundle at Game is worth it, so we’re here to do the math for you. The PS5 Disc Edition alone costs £449.99. Forbidden Horizon West usually sells for £69.99. Add them together and you have the cost of the cheapest PS5 bundle available on Game (£519.98, Game.co.uk).

You can to buy Forbidden Horizon West on its own for £54.99 from the Amazon site (Amazon.co.uk), but for now, this game bundle is your best choice if you want to buy a PS5 console.


When could Argos restock the PS5?


Argos has seen such chaotic and messy declines over the past few months that it’s become a nightmare to buy a console, let alone predict restocks. But frustratingly, it’s one of the very few retailers still selling the console on its own – without any extras.

He was dropping the PS5 between 1am and 3am. It was bad enough, but things are even worse now. The PS5 tends to drop for a handful of lucky customers with the right browser settings around 4am.

Others then have to wait for the retailer to restock at their nearest store – this may be in the morning, afternoon or even at night. It could even be the next day – even if it’s a Saturday. Who knows? It’s just a mess.

But if you To do want a standalone console then this is still a retailer to watch. It last dropped the PS5 for a handful of customers on Friday, May 22, and then for everyone else on Saturday, April 23. It usually has two restocks per month, so one could be early next week.


When could Currys restock the PS5 next?


curries Last PS5 restock on Tuesday, April 12. It’s been quite a while, and that’s why we’re predicting it to be the next retailer to restock the console. The drops tend to last quite a long time, mainly because the bundles at the retailer are so expensive.

What packs were in stock last time? There were six different packages available, costing £749 or £799. All PS5 disc edition console bundles contained a Logitech G435 headset, WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD, and additional controller in white or starlight blue. But they also contained either a copy of Gran Turismo 7, Forbidden Horizon West or both.

Expect the same bundles to be in stock when Currys drops upcoming consoles on its website.