It’s been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released, and a year since we started officially tracking PS5 restocks, yet we’re all still here, clinging on to the dream of owning one of the elusive consoles.
While you still can’t reliably buy a PS5 in-store, the situation has massively improved online in recent weeks, leading us to think that the shortage may be temporarily over.
Throughout the entire month of May, at least one retailer has consistently had stock of PS5 bundles available to buy, 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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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).
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
Morning, PS5 trackers
Good morning everybody! We’re back with the PS5 liveblog to walk you through all the latest stock updates of Sony’s elusive console.
As of writing, the PS5 is currently available at Game, Scan and The Game Collection, all of which are bundles including games such as Horizon Forbidden West as well as some extras. We’ll be going into detail around which ones are worth looking into.
Stay with us for more information as we get it!
When could Very restock?
Today could be the big day! We’ve been eagerly awaiting another drop from Very since we last saw them restock the standalone consoles on 20 April.
Based on previous stocking patterns, Very is usually quite reliable when it comes to Tuesday restocks so we’re keeping a very close eye on them this morning.
We’ll keep this liveblog updated as soon as we get even a whiff of Very stock, so stay tuned!
‘Fall Guys’ goes free-to-play
Wondering what new games are available to play on your new console? There’s plenty of freebies to be had, whether you’re looking for a third-person shooter like Fortnite or an action-RPG like Genshin Impact.
If you missed the news yesterday, then a popular battle royale with a twist is going free-to-play. Fall Guys was first released back in 2020 on PC and Playstation consoles and if you missed it the first time round you can try it for no extra cost from June!
Fall Guys is basically a massive multiplayer game show in a similar vein to Total Wipeout, Takeshi’s Castle or The Crystal Maze. Each match starts with 100 players and lasts until there is only one person (or bean in this case) standing.
Find out more on the Fall Guys website.
When could Amazon restock the PS5?
Amazon has been a particularly good retailer when it comes to stocking the standalone console but getting your hands on one is another matter.
Being the massive retailer that it is, there is plenty of demand for the new console, with the PS5 selling out usually within minutes of going live. It also requires an active Prime subscription in order to take part in the drop.
The last stock drop we saw from Amazon took place on 11 May, so we’re not expecting another one any time soon as they tend to restock once a month.
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