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 Collection joining 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 tracker, signing off
That’s all from us today! There appear to be some bundles left over from Smyths Toys, Game, as well as the ones featured on Scan and The Game Collection. If you’re looking for the most affordable bundle, then Smyths Toys is your best bet at the moment.
It appears that Very didn’t drop new standalone PS5 stock in the morning, so our predictions for their next drop will roll onto next Tuesday which is still within the realm of possibility. We’ll let you know if anything changes in the mean time.
Until then, we’ll continue to keep a close eye on Currys where we’ll hopefully see more standalone consoles being released. See you then!
When will the PSVR 2 be released?
One of the most anticipated PS5 add-ons is a new virtual reality headset dubbed Playstation VR2. It was first revealed back in January 2022 at CES and since then, we’ve had a better look at what the hardware will look like along with its updated controllers.
Not much more is known about the headset. What we do know is the PlayStation VR 2 sense controllers also come with built-in touch sensors and haptic feedback, much like the PS5’s dualsense controllers and the headset also has a built-in motor to simulate feedback for a more immersive experience.
Could we be hearing more details about it soon? Find out when more details might be revealed and how much we expect the headset to cost in our full PSVR 2 guide.
Details on the Playstation VR2 have been a closely guarded secret but new information might indicate we will have some updates imminently
When is Summer Game Fest taking place this year?
Summer Game Fest is one of the biggest gaming events in the calendar. Not only is it a chance for advertiser’s to promote new films and TV shows but it’s also a chance for studios to show off some big upcoming games.
Last year one of the event highlights was the first official look at Elden Ring gameplay, so expectations are exceptionally high.
The event is scheduled to kick off at 6PM BST on 9 June 2022 so make sure you get it pencilled in to hear more details about upcoming PS5 games!
Find out more about Summer Game Fest 2022 in our full guide.
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What games are coming to PS Plus in June?
If you missed the news, Playstation are completely overhauling their subscription service, PS Plus, with a new three-tier model that will allow players to download some classic first and third-party titles.
It will be similar to Xbox’s Game Pass service but with time-limited game trials included as well as streaming games from the PS3 catalogue.
We’ve got all the details about what to expect on 23 June, including all the new games that will be added, how much each tier will cost and what will be included. Find out more in our full PS Plus guide.
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What PS5 games are being released in May?
May is usually a quiet month when it comes to new game releases but you may be surprised that there are actually quite a few titles to look forward to.
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
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Are there PS5 bundles available from Smyths Toys?
As well as the standalone console (which we expect to sell quite quickly) there are also versions of the console including – you guessed it – Horizon Forbidden West which are available for pre-order.
These bundles are coming in at £499.99 (Smythstoys.com) which is a modest £50 more than the standalone console, so it’s definitely worth shopping to save £20 on the price of the game by itself.
PS5 now in stock at Smyths
The PS5 is now in stock at Smyths Toys with the disc edition of the console available. Smyths Toys stock always gets snapped up quickly, so we’d jump on it as soon as possible.
It looks like that stock is regional so make sure to check if your nearest store has any console availability.
‘Horizon Forbidden West’ review
Plenty of the bundles that we’ve seen today have a copy of Horizon Forbidden West included but is the game worth the price?
Absolutely, it’s one of our favourite games on the PS5 to date as well as being one of the system’s top sellers this year.
In our review, we said: “In Horizon Forbidden West, Guerilla Games has developed its post-apocalyptic marriage of technology and nature to craft a beautifully realised vision of a world desperate for rebirth.
The story will take new players to unexpected and breathtaking places, and fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will have plenty of their questions answered.
While Horizon Forbidden West takes great leaps in its visual and story presentation, it stays the path with its gameplay, making small but notable additions that improve the experience.
Not much has changed since Zero Dawn, but when that gameplay revolves around hunting mechanical dinosaurs, why would you want it to?”
Read our full review to find out more about Horizon Forbidden West.
Guerilla Games’s latest entry in the Horizon series is graphically stunning. Read our review of its gameplay, story and more
Game releases cheaper PS5 bundle
Game has just released a fresh bundle! Yes, this one also comes with Horizon Forbidden West as well as a dualsense controller, but it does come in at £559.98 (Game.co.uk) which is substantially cheaper than the previous bundle that came with the blue controller (£584.97, Game.co.uk).
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