It’s been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released, yet we’re all still here, clinging on to the dream of owning one of the elusive consoles.
Shelves remain barren and empty, and restocks still come and go in the blink of an eye thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. This has meant consoles are still tricky to get hold of, both online and in-store.
But the situation is getting better – slowly. Throughout May, one retailer has consistently had stock of the PS5, with smaller retailers such as Scan and The Game Collectionjoining suit. That said, you’re out of luck if you’re searching for a standalone PS5 console without any extras. If you’re still on the hunt for a PS5 on its own, we’ll be bringing you the live stock updates as we have them.
Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
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PS5 stock trackers, signing off
All righty folks, thanks for joining us for another day of console stock sniffing. After a slightly slow Monday, the PS5 is still in stock at Game, Scan and The Game Collection after selling out at Ebuyer earlier this morning.
We’ll be back tomorrow morning to bring you through even more restocks, and we’re hoping to see a standalone console restock from Very. Chat to you all then!
When could Currys restock the PS5?
It’s been over a month since Currys last restocked the PS5, with the retailer dropping a bunch of bundles on Tuesday 12 April. Of course, because the PS5 was sold as part of a bundle, they didn’t sell out until Monday 18 April.
We’re expecting to see another Currys restock sometime this week, although we’re not exactly sure what day or what time the retailer might drop. It has restocked every day of the week in the past. Again, the next Currys restock will be a bundle drop, so look away if you’re after the standalone console.
PS5 games coming soon
Whether you’re looking for the biggest exclusives such as Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 or Ghostwire: Tokyo, we’re rounding up all the best upcoming PS5 game releases in our handy guide below.
PS5 games coming in May 2022
- Endzone: A World Apart, 19 May (£44.99, Amazon.co.uk)
- Vampire – The Masquerade: Swansong, 19 May (£44.99, Game.co.uk)
- Dolmen, 20 May (£34.99, Game.co.uk)
- Sniper Elite 5, 26 May (£54.99, Argos.co.uk)
- Ikai, 27 May (£29.95, Thegamecollection.net)
- Kao the Kangaroo,27 April (£29.99, Game.co.uk)
- SnowRunner, 31 May (£34.99, Argos.co.uk)
Playstation 5 users will be able to enjoy upcoming titles such as ‘Gran Turismo 7’, ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ and more
When could Smyths Toys restock the PS5?
Smyths Toys is one of the handful of retailers who has already restocked the console once this month – on Tuesday 3 May. We’ve noticed an interesting pattern with Smyths Toys’s restocks. When it drops extremely early in the month – between the 1st and 5th, it usually has another one towards the second half of the month.
This is all speculation, but we’ll grasp onto it with both hands, seeing as Smyths Toys sells standalone PS5 consoles, including the digital edition version.
Looking for an Xbox series X?
So you’ve copped a PS5, but did you know that the Xbox series X is also readily available right now? If you’re after some Xbox exclusives, then you’re going to want to get your hands on the Xbox series X.
Like the PS5, it’s often sold as part of a bundle, but we’ve found some standalone consoles hanging around. Want to find out where you can get one? Have a read of our article below.
Find out when the Xbox series X is back in stock at Argos and where to buy or pre-order the new console from Microsoft, Game, Currys, Amazon and Very
Why are there so many PS5 bundles in stock?
It appears that retailers these days are only ever selling the PS5 as part of a bundle, making it hard for console hunters who don’t have the extra cash to buy a standalone console. Why is this?
There are a couple of reasons. The cynic in us says that selling the PS5 as part of a bundle means that retailers can charge a premium on the console, shifting accessories and games as well as the machine itself. But it also helps deter scalpers. The non-cynic in us would say that bundles help provide customers with a gaming kit from the get go, without having to go out and buy anything extra. That would make sense, except fewer people are buying the bundles, so it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.
Ebuyer PS5 restock sells out
Whew, that was quick. The PS5 has now sold out at Ebuyer. The retailer most likely had very small quantities of the console in stock, but well done to anyone who managed to secure one.
That was the cheapest PS5 bundle we’ve seen all day, so it flew off the shelves. The next best (and cheapest) bundle is from Game. It’s actually only £10 more than the Ebuyer bundle, More details below.
The PS5 is now in stock at Ebuyer, and it’s the cheapest bundle available
Another independent games retailer has just dropped the PS5, and this is now the cheapest bundle on offer. Ebuyer is currently selling the PS5 disc edition console bundled with Horizon Forbidden West (digital download), a physical copy of Lego Star Wars The Skywalker Saga and an extra dualsense controller (£ 589.98, Ebuyer.com).
When could Very restock the PS5?
This might be the week, PS5 hunters! If you’ve been desperately waiting for Very to restock and drop a bunch of nice standalone PS5 consoles, your wait may soon be over.
There’s a good chance that Very restocks the PS5 tomorrow morning. As we revealed in our PS5 stock tracking anniversary article, Very loves a Tuesday. And seeing as it hasn’t restocked since 20 April, we could be in line for another drop. Keep your eyes peeled for that one, standalone console hunters.
It’s been 365 days since I first started tracking PS5 restocks. Here are all my top tips to help you secure a PS5 from major retailers like Game, Argos and more
This bundle from Scan is also in stock
If you do want a fully-kitted out PS5 set-up from the get go, then get a whiff of this bundle from Scan. It’s not cheap, but you get a lot of accessories alongside the console.
As well as a digital copy of Horizon Forbidden West, gamers also get an extra dualsense controller, a WD Black SN850 1TB SSD with a heatsink (our favourite SSD in our round-up of the best PS5 accessories) and a pair of Gunnar blue light glasses.
An extra 1TB of storage will be good for those intending on downloading a boatload of games onto their new console. We’d recommend getting an SSD even if you don’t want this specific bundle.
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