Sony’s Playstation 5 quickly became one of the most sought after products of 2020, which has inevitably carried on into 2021.
PS5 fans will be hoping to get their hands on their latest creation - with many retailers almost instantly selling out due to the sheer demand.
But despite the stock issues, gaming surged in the UK to a record £7 billion last year with the arrival of a “new console generation,” according to the latest annual market valuation compiled by trade body UKIE.
However, now summer is on the way, new drops are expected to be announced by a number of the large retailers in Britain to cope with the market.
PS5 Stock UK Checker
UPDATE May 24th: While stock levels for PS5 may still be scarce, hope is being offered with consoles expected to be released soon.
PS5 Instant on Twitter revealed that Very are still expected to release a number of machines to the public after being hit with delays due to processing issues.
UPDATE May 18th: Whispers are circulating that Amazon may be the next large retailer to release PS5 stock today.
According to PS5 UK Stock on Twitter, they will be dropping both digital and disced versions of the next-gen console across the next 24 hours and recommended that those interested should add it to their wishlist.
UPDATE May 17th: This week is rumoured to be a huge one for PS5 stock drops with more retailers getting involved in selling the next-gen console.
Looking at PS5instant on Twitter, we can expect to see new united from John Lewis, Amazon and Very.
From May 17-21 between 9am and 1pm, 4000 units will be restocked on Very for customers to purchase.
Over at John Lewis, also from May 17-21 but an earlier time period of 4am-8am, you can try and grab your hands on a PS5 if you are quick enough.
The final restock retailer is Amazon; releasing 8000 disc and 24000 digital PS5 consoles from May 17-20. You will have a one hour time slot between 8am-9am to secure your purchase.
UPDATE 12th May: The good news continues to roll in as stock for May, as well as April, continues to roll in.
PS5 UK Stock told gamers on Twitter that Amazon France and Italy have dropped huge stock levels to customers, which could mean that the UK are about to do the same at 9:30 am.
They added that GAME will also be selling stock at the same time, so get your trigger buttons and devices ready to refresh those websites! Today could be the day you finally get your hands on an elusive PS5.
UPDATE 10th May: The restock week has finally arrived as now is the time that the influx of PS5 consoles will arrive in a number of retailers across the UK. But once again, gamers will have to have lightning-fast reactions to get their hands on one.
Live streams are now live on YouTube which keeps up to date on PS5 stock - and plays a siren when retailers start selling online. This could be a crucial resource for those unfortunate enough not to cop a PS5 at this time.
UPDATE 6th May: Stock continues to make its way onto UK shores after a quiet month for April due to a number of reasons. But it appears that more retailers have been releasing consoles to the public.
PS5 Instant revealed on Twitter that AO released a "small amount" of PS5 stock at 10:19 am on Wednesday morning, which could indicate that it might be a weekly event.
They also stated that GAME will be the best opportunity for players to get their hands on the next-gen console, adding that they have "huge numbers" of stock coming in. Keep your eyes peeled, gamers!
UPDATE 5th May: There is good news for gamers that have still not managed to get their hands on a PS5 as of yet. PS5 UK Stock confirmed on Twitter that Amazon are due to drop a batch of consoles between 10th-17th May.
They added that shipments are starting to arrive at warehouses across the UK.
UPDATE 26th April: Stock continues to be high in demand for Sony's elusive next-gen console. After stock was delayed until May last week, it appears that we have an update regarding an approximate timescale for the arrival of new PS5s in the UK.
PS5 UK Stock revealed on Twitter that GAME and Argos will be receiving stock, with the former getting around 25,000 units. With April's stock delayed, we expect more to arrive on our shores within the coming weeks.
UPDATE 16th April: The month of April continues to be one of the quietest months for the Playstation 5 drops in recent times - and the news gets from bad to worse for those patiently waiting for their opportunity to purchase the new console.
PS5 UK Stock posted a disappointing update on Twitter stating that due to transport issues, all UK PS5 stock has been delayed and no more will be available this month.
But every cloud has a silver lining - adding that stock for both April and May will arrive altogether which means that we can expect a significant amount of drops from all retailers.
UPDATE 15th April: Smyths had been rumoured to receive some stock for several weeks now, although no official announcement was ever made as to when gamers could bag a PS5 of their own.
However, that appears to have changed as an official message came out regarding their stock levels. But unfortunately, it's not good news for those wanting one in April.
As you can see from the image below, Smyths expect stock for the disc version of the next-gen console to be ready for May, while the digital edition still says April. No precise dates have been advised in terms of when they will be getting them in - with gamers constantly on high alert waiting for retail announcements.
UPDATE 13th April: Two major UK retailers are expected to drop more next-gen stock on the back of the easing of lockdown restrictions in the UK. This means that online-only orders will not be the only way to get a PS5.
According to the latest post by PS5 UK Stock on Twitter, Argos and GAME will have stock for in-store only, adding that consoles have arrived today with more expected to be added tomorrow and Wednesday.
However, the recommendation is 'best to call and check,' which suggests that any stock available is expected to go fast.
UPDATE 8th April: It appears that Smyths are not the only store getting their hands on the new consoles. Online shopping site Very is preparing another drop, according to PS5 UK Stock on Twitter.
They added that they were "overdue" to release more next-gen devices to the public, stating that previous times could be crucial, 9:55 am, 1:12 pm and 1:10 pm.
However, constantly refreshing the website could result in Very's server blocking you from access.
UPDATE 31st March: PS5 UK Stock has been keeping many Sony fans updated on Twitter since the console’s release last November and dropped a huge hint that more will be hitting the shelves as the warmer months edge closer.
They revealed that Smyths Toy Store has a small drop of 2000 units planned for the beginning of April, but did not specify a precise date regarding its release. John Lewis would also be receiving a significant batch in their warehouse for online orders.
GAME and Amazon, two of the more traditional retailers for PS5 sales, will also be receiving a minimum of two big shipments with the promise of one major retailer having the console available per week.
It might be a bit bold at this stage to make such assurances to those struggling to get their hands on the latest Playstation, but it will have people keeping a close eye on the websites of those concerned.
Where can I buy a PS5 from?
You can check stock levels of those respective retailers here:
How much does a PS5 cost?
Smyths has the console priced at £359.99 for the Digital Edition, and £449.99 for the standard. This will inevitably vary and fluctuate over time.
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