UPDATE: The PS5 is now in stock at The game collection after selling to AO and EE. Read on for more information.
It’s now 2022, and somehow the PlayStation 5 (PS5), which launched over a year ago in November 2020, is still hard to buy in the UK, both Online and in-store. Supply issues and a global chip shortage caused by the coronavirus pandemic have slowed production of the Sony games console.
But if it’s your New Years resolution to finally get your hands on one, fear not, because the IndyBest team are here to help. December was the best restocking month on record, with 53 drops across Currys, PlayStation Direct, Game, BT and AO. While it remains to be seen whether this trend will continue into January (it’s been a very quiet month so far, with only a few restockings at Ebuyer, AO, and EE), retailers are likely still recovering and recovering. stock levels, us hoping for bigger and better things as January progresses.
Our liveblog is here to give you the latest information on restocking from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, as well as the latest games and accessories. PS5 to buy. Keep scrolling for the latest information.
Check the UK PS5 retailer stock below:
Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
If you’re sitting there right now, staring at your stack of PS4 games, wondering if they’ll play on your new PS5. Don’t worry, they sure will!
If you have the Disc Editing Console, all that blood, sweat and tears that end these campaigns will not have been wasted because you will be able to insert your PS4 discs and play them just fine on the PS5. However, only PS4 games purchased from PlayStation Store will work on the Digital Edition console. Why? Well, because you are going to try to insert a disc into a nonexistent hole and that is not a good idea.
Most PS4 games have seen generous price cuts since the release of the PS5, so it’s worth reading our roundup of. best ps4 games to shop now.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 2:40 PM
Scuf PS5 controller news
If you haven’t heard the news, here’s a reminder – Scuf PS5 controllers are finally out, but that doesn’t mean you can buy them. Like the Sony, Scuf has supply issues. On the first drop, the controllers sold out in three hours.
Each of the controllers has removable rear control paddles, which can be configured on the go, and they all work with Sony’s Dualsense technology, so you can always feel the game in your hands. I keep my fingers crossed for more drops soon.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 1:50 PM
Need an Xbox Series X?
There are packs galore in the world of console inventory tracking right now. If you’re looking for Microsoft’s next-gen console, you’ll be happy (or not) to know that two bundles are always in stock at Currys.
The first pack includes the Xbox Elite Series 2 Wireless Controller and costs Â£ 589. That’s a saving of Â£ 9.99 compared to buying the console and controller separately. There’s more money on the second pack, but you’ll have to read our Xbox Series X restocking live blog to learn more about this one. We know, such a tease.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 1:00 PM
AO PS5 stock is sold out
What a whirlwind of restocking. The PS5 is now sold out at AO. Well done to everyone who managed to secure the console at the retailer. It was gone in the blink of an eye. AO drop, we barely knew you.
Still on the hunt? PS5 packs are still in stock at The Game Collection, but sold out at EE.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 12:13
The standalone PS5 console is now in stock at AO
UPDATE (12:01 PM): High demand message appeared so you may not be able to checkout due to a break in new orders. We will keep you posted if this message disappears.
Bundle haters, your time has come. The PS5 Disc Edition is now in stock at AO (Â£ 449, Ao.com) and you don’t even have to perform Google Chrome Item Inspector antics to get it in your cart. It will go extremely fast!
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 11:55 AM
When was the last replenishment of BT PS5?
BT came third in the PS5 restocking rankings in December, with the retailer’s virtual shelves remaining flush with consoles for five of the 31 days. Unfortunately, you need to be a BT Broadband or BT TV subscriber to purchase a console from the retailer.
When the console goes live, all BT customers can log into their account and get a PS5 passcode, which is needed to purchase the console. Because it’s so exclusive, the PS5 usually stays in stock for a good couple of hours. EE replenishments are usually a good indicator of an impending BT replenishment, as they frequently share actions.
The PS5 is still in stock at EE and The Game Collection.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 11:20 AM
You can buy an expensive PS5 pack from The Game Collection right now
We know you hate every pack, but this one is the mother of all PS5 packs and you’ll be set for life (or until new games are released, at least). The Game Collection is currently selling a ma-hoosive disc edition pack with seven epic games and a few extras for a tempting price of Â£ 799.9 (Gamecollection.net).
What do you get with this disc edition pack?
- Death loop
- Back 4 Blood
- Ratchet & Clank: Rift apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Immortals Fenyx Rising
- Guard Dog Legion
- Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
- PlayStation 5 HD Camera and
- 12 month PlayStation Plus subscription
Do not click the actual product listing if you want to purchase this pack or you will be taken to a 404 error page, just click the “Add to Cart” button and you will be sorted. The majority of these games are part of our roundup of the best PS5 games.
Too expensive? This HD camera and additional controller set is also in stock at EE. It costs Â£ 570 in total (Ee.co.uk).
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 10:50 AM
All the news of the PS5 VR2
Finally! More PS5 VR2 news has arrived. Although Sony announced that it was working on the headset last year and showing it off at random developer conferences in the fall, the product name was just confirmed at the Consumer Electronics Show Tuesday in Las Vegas. .
Sony claims that the PS VR2 has 4K resolution, which translates to 2000 x 2040 pixels per eye, and that there is also HDR (high dynamic range) technology, for improved contrast and brighter colors. Want to know more? Read our PS5 VR2 explainer below.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 10:30 a.m.
Has the Maplin PS5 stock been uploaded just now?
May be? For a second? Twitter account @ PS5StockAlertUK posted a tweet but quickly deleted it, so something may have happened in the background to trigger the tweet.
At the moment, neither the disc nor the digital edition consoles are in stock at Maplin, but the retailer is selling both at a premium price anyway.
The PS5 disc edition pack with an additional controller and HD camera, however, is still in stock at EE.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 10:04 AM
When was the last restocking of Currys PS5?
Currys had a monster month of restocking in December, after finally ditching its PS5 VIP raffle system and starting selling the consoles to everyone. There were eight in total, and we hope many more will follow in January.
The console isn’t in stock at the retailer right now, but if we use the Xbox Series X as an example, we could definitely see more of it this month. Currys is one of the best places to find an Xbox Series X, with (on average) the console restocking the most often per month. Hopefully the PS5 will follow. Keep your eyes open.
Alex leeJanuary 6, 2022 9:50 AM
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