It’s been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released, but we’re all still here, clinging to the dream of owning one of the elusive consoles.
Shelves remain sterile and empty, and restocks come and go in a flash thanks to the global shortage of semiconductors caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That means consoles are still hard to come by, both online and in stores.
But the situation is improving – slowly. April was one of the best months for restocks since the start of 2022, with 21 drops in total, we saw restocks of PlayStation Direct, ShopTo, curries, Argos, AO, Game, Smyths Toys, Very and many other independent retailers to boot. As we move closer to summer, we expect May to continue this momentum, although it appears to be a quieter month so far.
Still on the hunt? 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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Happy birthday, PS5 liveblog!
May is a very special month for us who run the PS5 liveblog as we celebrate our one year anniversary!
With Sony’s stock issues dating back to the console’s launch in November 2020, we’ve taken the initiative to help as many of you as possible get a new PS5 before scalpers have a chance and we would like to think that we have been quite successful in this mission.
To commemorate this milestone, our tech writer Alex Lee has written an article highlighting what a year of tracking Sony stocks has taught him as well as the tips and tricks we use to make sure you’re the first to hear about new drops.
Pickering JasperMay 13, 2022 10:32 am
Should you buy The Game Collection PS5 bundle?
It comes with a whopping eight tracks, including (deep breath): Ring of Elden launch editionDeathloop, Back 4 Blood, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs Legion, Fortnite The Last Laugh Pack and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.
But are all these games worth it for the asking price? It’s a bit rich for our blood, if we’re honest and as long as there are still lots available at Game which are a little more reasonable, you’d better buy one.
Pickering JasperMay 13, 2022 10:02
What packs are available on Game?
The standalone PS5 has since sold out, which is usually the case as it’s normally the cheapest. But the next cheapest includes a copy of Forbidden Horizon West (£519.98, Game.co.uk) which costs an additional £69.99 on top of the PS5’s RRP of £449.99.
If you’re looking for even more extras, the next one also includes a blue dualsense controller for £584.97 (Game.co.uk) as well as the game, which will come in handy if you’re hoping to play two-player games on the console. It’s also one of our favorite PS5 accessories and the striking new colorway is an added bonus.
Pickering JasperMay 13, 2022 9:34 a.m.
Morning PS5 trackers
But we’ll stick around to see if any other retailers are looking to restock over the next few days. Stay with us for all the latest updates.
Pickering JasperMay 13, 2022 8:48 a.m.
PS5 inventory tracking, signing
That’s all for us today! It looks like there are still lots available for purchase on ShopTo and Game so if you’re hoping to get your hands on a new console, there are still plenty of options available.
As the week slowly draws to a close, we expect curries will drop shortly, so keep an eye out for updates on their store page to make sure you’re getting the best deal on a new PS5.
We’ll be back with updates tomorrow morning to help you secure Sony’s elusive console. See you later!
Pickering JasperMay 12, 2022 5:31 p.m.
How to get ‘FIFA 22’ for free on PS Plus
But in the meantime, players can still claim their copy of FIFA 22 through their PS Plus subscription. It’s one of the most generous offerings on the service and definitely worth adding to your library if you haven’t already. Remember that even if you don’t download it right away, simply claiming it will entitle you to the game as long as you have an active subscription.
Pickering JasperMay 12, 2022 4:29 p.m.
Summer game party
Summer Game Fest has quickly become one of the biggest gaming events of the year, with new trailers, gameplay and titles to be announced live.
Pickering JasperMay 12, 2022 3:32 p.m.
What games will come to PS5 in 2022?
2022 has already been a great year to be a gamer, with titles like Horizon Forbidden West, Ghostwire:Tokyo and Gran Turismo 7 all are heading to the PS5, but what other games can we expect to see later this year?
In May alone, we’re still expecting to see quite a few releases and it’s not even halfway through the month! Here’s what we have on our schedule so far:
- Endzone: a world apartMay 19 (£44.99, Amazon.co.uk)
- Vampire – The Masquerade: The Swan SongMay 19 (£44.99, Game.co.uk)
- DolmenMay 20 (£34.99, Game.co.uk)
- Elite Sniper 5May 26 (£54.99, Argos.com)
- IkaiMay 27 (£29.95, Thegamecollection.net)
- Kao the kangaroo,April 27 (£29.99, Game.co.uk)
- snow runnerMay 31 (£34.99, Argos.com)
If you want to know which games should be released for the rest of the year, read our complete guide to the next PS5 games in 2022.
Pickering JasperMay 12, 2022 2:31 p.m.
Best pre-order deals for ‘Gotham Knights’
After Warner Bros Games revealed new gameplay of the upcoming title Gotham KnightsDC fans can’t wait to get their hands on the latest open-world Batman spin-off.
The new story will feature four familiar heroes grappling with the death of their mentor Batman as well as a mysterious team of adversaries known as the Court of Owls. In two-player co-op, you can control Robin, Nightwing, Red Hood, or Bat Girl as you take on this new threat and clean up the streets of Gotham City.
Fans keen to grab a bargain on the upcoming title can pre-order the game ahead of its October release and receive a number of in-game bonuses for doing so, such as new cosmetic upgrades for their vehicles. There’s even a big collector’s edition for the most hardcore DC Comics fans.
Pickering JasperMay 12, 2022 1:32 p.m.
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Pickering JasperMay 12, 2022 12:32 p.m.