PS5 Launch – Play Has No Limits
Update: The Ratchet & Clank PS5 bundle has now sold out at Smyths Toys, Scan could be next. Read on for more information.
The PS5 console was released more than six months ago, but if you’re a gamer you’ll know how hard it has been to get your hands on the latest device.
Restock issues have been plaguing Sony since the reveal, and despite stores reopening in April in the UK as lockdown measures lift, it’s still virtually impossible to secure a console in-store.
It has become so difficult for people to get their hands on a PS5 that it’s spawned a whole Twitter community of stock trackers, as well as a 24,500-strong community of Redditors all trying to nab the console before it sells out again.
But, it’s not all bad news, as the restock landscape has started to improve in recent weeks. We enjoyed some of the best PS5 drops ever last month, as every major retailer released consoles, including a 20,000-strong drop from Game. June is shaping up to be similar, as we saw two big restocks at Very and Game yesterday, with AO, Smyths Toys, Asda and ShopTo rumoured to follow. John Lewis also released a drop this morning that lasted just four minutes.
Owing to the high demand, we’re here to help you get your hands on the coveted Playstation by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well as offering the latest details on any rumoured releases. Follow live so you don’t miss out.
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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
AO PS5 restock live now
PSA! The PS5 is now in stock at AO! You can get the PS5 disc edition for £449.99 (AO.com) or the PS5 digital edition for £359.99 (AO.com). The drop has been paused for now. AO always does this, but keep an eye on the page. Follow the trick below – it may help.
Here’s a reminder of our top tip for AO – this only works on Google Chrome on the desktop.
- Copy the PS5’s product ID and save it somewhere safe.
- Navigate to a random item on AO’s website.
- Right-click on the ‘Buy now’ button on the random item and click ‘Inspect Element’. In the element inspector, replace the product’s ID with the PS5’s product ID.
- Click ‘Buy now’.
Alex Lee11 June 2021 11:16
Upcoming PS5 games
For those of you who didn’t tune into the Summer Game Fest live stream last night, a number of developers have just announced new PS5 and PS4 games releasing in the next few months.
Hidetaka Miyazaki’s dark fantasy game Elden Ring was announced. It will be released on 22 January 2020 on both the PS4 and PS5. At the moment, Amazon only has the PS4 version available for pre-order, but for any forward-thinking gamers hoping to get a PS5 very soon, The PS4 version of Elden Ring will have a free PS5 upgrade – so don’t fret if you pre-order the game now.
Alex Lee11 June 2021 11:02
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available to buy now
It’s been an exciting Friday morning, but the fun doesn’t stop there! Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available to buy now. If you secured a console at Smyths Toys this morning or Very yesterday, chances are you’ve already got the game.
If not, then Amazon is selling it for 99p less than other retailers at the moment. It costs £69 on the retailer’s website (Amazon.co.uk). Ignore the misleading £74.29 original price tag – you can get it for £69.99 everywhere else. In The Independent’s review of the game, our writer said that “Rift Apart has charm to burn, in its character design, lively combat mechanics, and explorable levels that feel large without seeming maze-like, busy without being cluttered.”
If you’ve got a PS5, “this is one of the best looks yet at what the new console generation has to offer. It’s big, it’s bright, and it’s almost impossible not to love,” our reviewer said.
Alex Lee11 June 2021 10:04
Smyths Toys PS5 restock sold out
Well that was quick! The Ratchet & Clank bundle at Smyths Toys is now sold out, and it happened within a matter of minutes. It’s following the same pattern as other retailers, who seem to be getting new shipments of the PS5 and bundling it with Rift Apart. Great news for all of us
It was an unexpected drop, but we hope some of you managed to buy one. Others seem to be regretting their Very purchase.
Scan might be next on the drop list. Obscure Danny Dyer The Wall reference time – “Scan, drop ‘em!”
Alex Lee11 June 2021 09:11
Smyths Toys PS5 restock is available now
The PS5 console with Rachet & Clank is selling extremely quickly. We only see a handful of click and collect stores still listed. There are Smyths Toys stores in Northern Ireland which still have the console available – if you allow location services on the website, Smyths will automatically find your nearest store. If you’re checking out, do it quickly!
Alex Lee11 June 2021 08:56
Smyths PS5 restock live now
And just when we thought we were only going to get one stock drop today, the PS5 is now available at Smyths Toys! We’re not sure how long this drop is going to last because it’s just one bundle drop with the new Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart game, so act fast.
The Ratchet & Clank PS5 bundle costs £509.99. We’ll let you know if any other PS5 bundles or consoles come in stock. On our side, it looks like there’s no home delivery, but it’s available at our local store.
Alex Lee11 June 2021 08:42
Will we get a PS5 stock drop today?
Good morning PS5 seekers, and happy Friday! We’ve just had two glorious days of PS5 dropping action, and we’re hoping the PlayStation Gods are going to give us one last drop before the weekend.
On Wednesday, we saw some hefty drops at Very and Game, and yesterday we received a minute drop at John Lewis and a slightly more substantial one from JD Williams. Today, only one PS5 stock drop has been rumoured – and that’s from UK-based retailer Scan.
We’ll let you know when that rumour becomes a reality, but for now, settle into your Friday and we’ll bring you all the PS5 restock news and updates as they happen.
Alex Lee11 June 2021 08:32
A recap of today’s PS5 stock tracking events
We got two stock drops today, with the most successful being from JD Williams of all places, and the other from John Lewis, which was extremely short and incredibly disappointing. But while it might not have been the best day for drops, at least we actually got a couple, and some of you even managed to bag a console!
We also received some brand new information about future drops, and it’s great to see lots of retailers are going to be stocking bundles with the new Ratchet & Clank game. For now, have a great evening, and we’ll be back here tomorrow to help you secure a PS5.
Alex Lee10 June 2021 17:11
Why is the PS5 so hard to buy?
For those of you wondering why it’s so desperately difficult to get a PS5, it could be down to the coronavirus pandemic.
The PS5 launched in the middle of a global health crisis when production lines across the globe shut down and everyone was encouraged to stay at home. The demand for home electronics shot through the roof as people found themselves with nothing to do but bake banana bread, in-turn leading to a shortage in semiconductors, the chips which power the PS5 and many other consumer gadgets.
This messy situation is what has led to the current shortage of PS5 consoles. If you want to read more about why it’s so hard to buy a PS5, have a read of our explainer on the PS5 shortage. Sony’s boss expects production of PS5 consoles to ramp up in the summer, so hopefully, bigger drops are on the horizon.
Alex Lee10 June 2021 16:30
PS5 restock updates from ShopTo, Ebuyer, Currys PC World, Argos and Smyths Toys
A bunch of new information has just been delivered via social media carrier pigeon (well, Twitter’s logo is actually a mountain bluebird, but you get the metaphor), and it’s a big one!
According to @PS5StockALertUK, which is usually pretty reliable when it comes to PS5 stock drops, ShopTo has taken down its existing bundles from the site. We aren’t too sure what this means, but hopefully a Ratchet & Clank bundle is incoming. Ebuyer, for example, has just listed a new PS5 bundle with Ratchet & Clank.
Currys is expected to receive a new shipment of consoles on 23 June, while Argos and Smyths Toys are reportedly receiving new shipments in “mid-June”. We’ll let you know if anything changes.
Alex Lee10 June 2021 14:32
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