Update: Studio PS5 stock dropped this morning. Game, Very and Smyths Toys could follow next. Read on for more information.
The PS5 console launched more than six months ago, but ongoing supply problems mean it’s difficult to actually get your hands on Sony’s new console.
Restock issues have plagued the console since launch day, and despite stores reopening in the UK, it’s still almost impossible to secure a console in-store (and not easy online either).
But the restock landscape seems to be improving, with huge drops appearing from every single major retailer throughout May. Sadly, that wasn’t the case in June, with the only bright spots being from Game and Very. This week, we’ve had drops at AO and an unexpected one from Currys.
So if you’re still searching for the console, we’re here to help you get your hands on the coveted PlayStation 5 by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well as offering the latest insight on any rumoured releases.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
You can get a PS5 in-store at Game tomorrow
We’re all waiting for an online drop, but we’d like to draw your attention to the fact that you can add your name to a pre-order waiting list in-store at your local Game right now. The retailer is expected to get new stock in tomorrow. Once it does, you’ll get a call from the retailer, telling you that your time has come – those on the waiting list will reportedly get priority access.
It’s far easier to do this than wait for Game to drop online, but one Twitter stock tracker says there are only 23 spots per month.
Alex Lee8 July 2021 09:34
Game PS5 bundles are slated to drop this morning (maybe?)
The PS5 from Game is coming home, it’s coming into our homes, it’s coming. But seriously, is it? There’s a high probability it’s about to drop any minute now, but should we temper our expectations? The @PS5UKStock Twitter account says it’s not a 100 per cent guarantee that it will drop this morning.
But we have another two hours to wait and see. Keep your toes and fingers and arms crossed. We’ll bring you news of the drop as soon as it happens.
Alex Lee8 July 2021 09:14
What about John Lewis PS5 and Asda stock?
John Lewis last had a drop at 7am on 10 June, so it has been quite a while since there was a restock. The rumour mill suggested we’d see a drop this week, but it hasn’t yet materialised. We doubt the console will drop on the retailer’s website today, as stock becomes available at 7am each time, just like clockwork. Although one stock tracker suggests that it has just received 2,000 new shipments. Be aware that John Lewis drops are never big.
As for Asda, well it was also rumoured to drop this week, but @PS5Instant says that the retailer will be getting shipments over the weekend and now going live between 13 July and 21 July.
Alex Lee8 July 2021 08:54
What time will Game PS5 consoles be available this morning?
Game usually drops its consoles between 9am and 11am, so we shouldn’t have long to wait now. According to the @PS5Instant Twitter account, we could see 7,000 to 8,000 consoles drop onto the website – the largest drop we’ve seen so far this month.
We always advise that you go for bundles, purely because they’re less competitive than the standalones. There are also a bunch of new bundles with caps on offer. Popularity level? Low, probably, and an unpopular bundle gives you a better chance of bagging a console. And @PS5Instant suggests that only 5 per cent of the consoles on offer are standalones.
Alex Lee8 July 2021 08:42
What Game PS5 bundles will be up for grabs this morning?
Now that the excitement from Ace Studio has died down, we’re all waiting impatiently for that Game drop. Luckily, we already know what bundles are going to be on offer. You can browse the PS5 bundles page already, but here are a few highlights.
The last time we checked, Game had the largest number of PS5 bundles out of all the retailers. The cheapest disc edition bundle came with a “Player1” T-shirt (£464.98, Game.co.uk). The most expensive disc bundle came with a dual sense controller and a pulse 3D gaming headset (£599.97, Game.co.uk).
At the start of June, Game listed new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart bundles onto its website. A PS5 disc edition with a copy of Rift Apart cost £519.98 (Game.co.uk).
Alex Lee8 July 2021 08:29
Ace Studio just dropped, what else could we expect today?
The PS5 console dropped at Studio at 7:37am and was in stock for about 20 minutes before selling out. Despite the quick turnaround, it seems a few of you were still successful! Fret not if you didn’t get it, however, Game is rumoured to have a mammoth restock in the next few hours. Keep your eyes peeled!
Alex Lee8 July 2021 08:20
A goodbye from your favourite PS5 stock trackers
Although today wasn’t the most exciting day for stock drops, it felt pretty momentous for one retailer in particular. For the first time in months and months, Currys actually had consoles available for everyone. No PS5 VIP draw, no waiting for a call or waiting for a code. Nope, you just went onto the site and ordered a PS5. It wasn’t the biggest drop in the world – there were only 1,300 consoles on offer – but it does signal a new era for the retailer.
Tomorrow could be a very exciting day indeed, with Game predicted to drop between 9am and 11am. We’ll be here bright and early to give you the updates as and when they happen. Enjoy your evenings! ⚽️
Alex Lee7 July 2021 17:07
Looking for the Xbox series X instead?
The PS5 isn’t the only console which is ridiculously hard to secure. Microsoft is also experiencing restock problems, with the Xbox series x being just as dire. The situation started to occur in June, but it seems like the well has dried up again.
Finding a retailer with stock isn’t the easiest task, so to help give you guys a fighting chance, we’ve got a detailed guide to how you can get your hands on the Xbox series x below. You’ll find out expected restock dates and a list of the top tips for each retailer. Check back frequently for the latest.
Alex Lee7 July 2021 16:45
How much is the PS5?
The PS5 disc edition costs £449.99, while the PS5 digital edition is cheaper at £349.99. The standard PS5 is the exact same price as the new Xbox series x – conveniently also out of stock at most retailers. But the Xbox series s (the all-digital edition of the Xbox series x) is cheaper than the PS5 digital edition, costing just £249. If you want more information on the differences, you can read our comparison of the Xbox series x and PS5 here.
Alex Lee7 July 2021 16:16
When was the last Amazon PS5 restock?
Amazon last had a restock on 29 June and stock sold out within half an hour. The retailer usually releases the PS5 digital edition before the PS5 disc edition, so be aware if you see one go live before the other. Stock trackers predict that the retailer will have another drop between 13 July and 21 July, and it’s expected to be “big”.
- Make sure to use Amazon Smile – a separate website that gives a portion of the cost of your purchase toward a chosen charity of your choice. Amazon Smile gets a lot less traffic than the regular Amazon website, so if there are issues, Smile should work better
- Add the console to your wish list and then add it to your basket – apparently, people have found more success this way
Alex Lee7 July 2021 15:55
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