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UPDATE: We’re hoping for PS5 restocks from Game, John Lewis and Amazon this week.
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global chip shortage caused the production of Sony’s next-generation console to slow to a crawl. New stock is still difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restocks, but was still much better than June and July. Although not as good as August, we still saw some hefty drops at Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Game. We had 10 drops to end the month of September. The question now, is, will October be any good? It doesn’t look too peachy so far. So far we’ve only seen online restocks from AO.com, BT, and ShopTo, plus an in-store drop at Smyths Toys.
If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
The best PS5 games for your new console
Managed to bag yourself a PS5? Or perhaps you’re going to pick up some games while patiently waiting for the console to come back into stock. In which case, we hope those games don’t torment you from the shelf for too long.
If you’re looking for games, we’ve got a round-up of the best PS5 titles for you to browse.
In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A next-generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the original’s formula,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers.”
Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” our tester said.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 16:00
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
While we’re waiting for new PS5 stock to land, we thought we’d draw your attention to our review of the brand new Nintendo Switch OLED. The hand-held console has received a major update, with a new OLED display that is bigger and brighter than before, plus a redesigned kickstand and double the internal storage. Our reviewer said: “the larger display is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is an absolute joy. The kickstand feels so solid and makes us never want to look at that little toggle on the back of the original Switch ever again.”
The new Nintendo Switch OLED is priced from £309.99 and is available to buy right now.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 15:02
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Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 13:59
Get ready for Black Friday 2021 and the best PS4 deals of the year
Black Friday is approaching and you know the score. It’s the shopping event of the year and will see deals to be had on a huge range of products. Gaming deals are often plentiful, and with the PS5 still new (and difficult to find) we’re expecting to see loads of discounts on the PS4. It’s an older console, but developers will continue to make PS4 games for a good while yet, and even many of the PS5’s blockbuster titles, like Gran Turismo 7, will come to the PS4 too.
The IndyBest team will be working hard right through Black Friday to bring you the best PS4 deals on offer.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 13:01
What’s different about the PS5 digital edition?
If you weren’t aware, there are two versions of PS5. The only difference between them is that the PS5 digital edition does not have a disc drive, whereas the regular PS5, also known as the disc edition, does.
This means games have to be downloaded to the digital edition before they can be played. It also means this console is slightly slimmer than the disc edition, but equally tall and deep. The disc edition measures 390 x 104 x 260mm, while the digital edition is 390 x 92 x 260mm.
Lacking a disc drive also means the digital edition is cheaper, with a recommended retail price of £359.99, compared to £449.99 for the disc edition. They otherwise perform in exactly the same way.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 12:02
The best accessories for your new PS5
If you’ve managed to find a PS5, or just want to get ahead of the game, then we’ve rounded up some of the best accessories for the new console. These include a charging dock for your controllers, an HD camera, headphones, additional storage, a deal on PlayStation Plus, and much more besides.
As a taster, here are some of the top accessories to buy for your PS5:
- Best controller – PS5 dualsense controller: £56.99, Amazon.co.uk
- Best charging dock – PS5 dualsense charging station: £24.99, Amazon.co.uk
- Best camera – PS5 HD camera: £40.99, Amazon.co.uk
- Best headphones – PS5 pulse 3D wireless headset: £89.99, Currys.co.uk
- Best remote control – PS5 media remote: £24, Amazon.co.uk
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 11:32
When will Smyths Toys have more PS5 stock?
Smyths Toys has already had a restock this month, on 5 October. But that drop was in-store only and no consoles were made available through the retailer’s website. As for online stock, Smyths says more PS5 consoles will be available at some point in October, but is being no more specific than that for now.
In the meantime, don’t forget to regularly check your local Smyths Toys store. Either call in, or keep an eye on the Smyths website, which shows when any of its stores has PS5 stock available. The website currently shows no stock at any store, but we urge readers to keep an eye out, as the site does get updated when consoles arrive.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 11:22
How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT
BT is giving its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of throwing open the virtual doors and dealing with a stampede like other retailers, BT sends out unique voucher codes to its customers.
If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribe to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed out sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a neat way of rewarding BT customers and giving them a better chance of securing a console.
BT is one of just a handful of retailers to have had a PS5 restock this month, with a drop exclusively for its broadband customers on 4 October. BT had three restocks in September though, so we’re expecting to see at least a couple more through this month.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 10:52
Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
Yes, you can! Almost all of the PS4 games you already own are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.
If you’ve got the disc edition of the PS5, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way, too. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We’ve compiled together a list of our favourite PS4 games, and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 came out.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 10:28
How to buy an Xbox series X
If you think buying a PS5 is hard work, then you should try finding an Xbox series X. Microsoft’s rival next-generation console is even more difficult to track down at the moment, with stock appearing at random then disappearing almost immediately. Thankfully, the IndyBest team is here to help. We also run a live UK restock blog for the Xbox series X, so if you’re in the market for Microsoft’s console, head on over there now.
Alistair Charlton11 October 2021 10:05
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