Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been very difficult to obtain. Supply chain issues resulting from the global pandemic have all but halted production of Sony’s latest games console.
Fortunately, things have improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout May and June, with Game and the BT shop, as well as several independent retailers like The game collection lead the charge. We expect this flurry of console restocks to continue throughout the summer. With Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, we’re also paying close attention to the tech giant’s website this week.
Although restocks are becoming more regular, buying a console on its own is still more difficult 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.
Are you still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews.
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fans of the skate the series have been eagerly waiting for the next episode since the last entry, Skate 3launched in 2010. And good news, a first version is available for testing.
In a new trailer, showcasing the upcoming game (stylized as “skate.“), Electronic Arts warned fans that the game is in “pre-pre-pre-alpha”, meaning it’s still early before the game’s full release.
Entitled “still working on it“, the trailer invites fans to sign up for playtests to experience the as-yet-untitled game skate game for comments and suggestions.
If you want to know how to sign up for playtesting, read our article below:
EA’s skateboard. is currently in “pre-pre-pre-alpha” – how to register for playtesting
The long-awaited skateboarding game is almost here. Find out how to play the game in preview and what new features to expect
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 4:30 p.m.
When might Game restock the PS5?
Cor, it’s been a while since we’ve seen each other Game restock PS5. The retailer last restocked the console on June 21, but since then we haven’t even seen a glimpse of it.
That’s pretty odd, considering the retailer had the console available for purchase throughout May and most of April and June. We expect more consoles to release early next week, so keep your eyes peeled.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 3:30 p.m.
This isn’t turning into a Nintendo Switch liveblog, we promise, but there’s so much news on Switch right now, and very few new restocks to report.
Announced on April 19, Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is now releasing two months ahead of its scheduled July 29, 2022 date, much to the delight of Nintendo Switch fans. And now we’ve had the chance to try out a first part of the game ourselves.
For our first full impressions of Xenoblade Chronicles 3read our article below.
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 brings much-needed quality of life improvements – our preview
Xenoblade Chronicles 3 is the latest installment from Monolith Soft with great improvements. Here are our first impressions of its gameplay, combat and more
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 2:30 p.m.
The limited edition Splatoon 3 Switch OLED just went on sale
Pre-orders for the limited edition Nintendo Switch OLED Model – Splatoon 3 console have just opened on the My Nintendo Store.
The console costs £319.99, just £10 more than the base Nintendo Switch OLED console.
Splatoon 3’s colorful OLED Nintendo Switch is coming in August
Nintendo’s paint-em-up is getting its themed Switch. Here’s when you can buy it and what accessories are included
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 1:30 p.m.
Best first offers in real time
Speaking of Amazon Prime Day. The big event starts on July 12, but the first offers have already started to arrive. We filter through the spam to bring you the best deals on our Prime Day live blog.
Want a curated list of the best discounts already available? Head on over for all the top tunes you won’t want to miss and instructions on how you can enter.
Your live guide to Amazon’s early Prime Day deals
When is it, what is it, and what are the best Amazon Prime Day deals? Find out all this and more by following our live blog
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 12:30 p.m.
We’ve never seen the Nintendo Switch OLED this cheap before
OK, it’s not the PS5 – we won’t see any deals on the standalone console until it’s in stock everywhere, but we just spotted this extraordinary Prime Day deal on the Nintendo Switch OLED.
Amazon has just slashed the price of Nintendo’s latest and greatest console to just £284. Interested in the case? Read our Nintendo Switch Prime Day deals below.
The best game deals to expect this Amazon Prime Day
Amazon Prime Day is fast approaching. Find out how to buy the best games deals and the discounts we can expect on games, headsets, consoles and more
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 11:40 a.m.
This is the mother of all bundles available from Scan
And finally, the mother of all bundles sits on To analyse for a spicy £739.99. What do you get for so much money? Especially a lot more storage by the looks of things.
You get a PS5 disc edition console that comes with a 1TB WD SSD, an additional white dualsense controller, a digital download copy of Forbidden Horizon West, a Sabrent heatsink and a pair of Gunnar blue light gaming glasses.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 11:10 a.m.
PS5 sells out at Smyths Toys
Aaaaaa and here we go. As expected, the standalone Disc Edition Console sold out at Smyths Toys in the blink of an eye. Kudos to anyone who managed to get one – we might not see another drop from the retailer for a while now, as it tends to only have one restock per month.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 10:41 a.m.
There are six different packs in stock at Currys
Want something with a little more punch? Currys currently has six different PS5 bundles in stock, but they all cost over £640.
The cheapest package comes with Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, Forbidden Horizon Westan additional midnight black dualsense controller and Pulse 3D wireless headphones (£649, Currys.co.uk).
The most expensive package includes Forbidden Horizon West, Lego Star Wars, Gran Turismo 7a midnight bblack dualsense controller and pulse 3d wireless headphones (£709, Currys.co.uk).
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 10:40 a.m.
The PS5 is in stock at Smyths Toys
To hurry up! The standalone PS5 console just dropped at Smyths Toys. This is going to go fast, so get moving. It costs £449.99 and gets you the Disc Edition console with no extras, accessories or games.
Alex LeeJuly 8, 2022 10:11 a.m.