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PS5 stock – live: PS Direct sells out, BT and Very set to drop next

Keep up to date with the latest drops from BT, Smyths Toys, Amazon and more

Alex Lee
Tuesday 24 May 2022 17:21
<p>Here’s where you can buy a PS5 today </p>

Here’s where you can buy a PS5 today

UPDATE: The PS5 has once again sold out at PlayStation Direct, but is still available at Game and Scan. The PS5 is set to restock next at Very, BT Shop and EE. Read on for more information.

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, and it led to a temporary respite from the console shortage at the end of April and start of May. But things have gone back to normal this week.

Game has has PS5 bundles in stock for several days now, with some still available as of 24 May. Scan also still has consoles to buy, but The Game Collection has now sold out, and so too has Smyths Toys, which last had a restock yesterday, 23 May. Buying a console on its own is more difficult than picking up a bundle, and currently no retailer has the PS5 available to buy on its own.

Still hunting down the elusive PS5 console? Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s 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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Live blog signing off

That brings another day of PS5 hunting to a close, and we’d say it was a pretty successful one. Game has had a selection of bundles available all day, while the PlayStation Direct store offered bundle-free consoles for a good few hours through the afternoon, and the BT Shop says more stock is coming there before the end of the week.

We’re also expecting to see restocks at Very and EE before the week is out, and we’ve spotted consoles available for walk-in customers at a handful of Game shops too.

As always, we’ll see you here tomorrow for the latest PS5 restocking news across the UK and US.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 17:21

There’s more PS5 stock coming this week at BT Store

Just as we had hoped, BT just confirmed that its online store will be received a fresh shipment of PS5 consoles this week. BT tweeted this afternoon, saying: “We’ve more PlayStation 5 stock landing this week for BT broadband customers to buy,” and said it’ll tweet when the consoles are ready to buy.

As we have explained before, BT offers consoles exclusively to its own customers. So if you have BT broadband, or subscribe to BT Sport, for example, you will get exclusive access to the PS5 consoles once they hit the BT online store.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 16:59

When did EE last have a PS5 restock?

EE is one of several retailers expected to have a PS5 restock in the coming few days, along with Very and the BT Shop. EE usually makes the consoles available exclusively to its existing customers, who can add it to their monthly bill and pay gradually over the course of two years.

EE last had a PS5 restock on 26 and 27 April. Before that, we saw EE restocks on 5 January, and 2 and 22 March, making console availability at the phone network quite a rare thing so far in 2022.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 16:58

Will the PS5 fit under your TV?

Not as strange a question as you might think, because the PS5 is rather large. It’s often an easy joke to say how big the next generation of game consoles are, ever since the chunky original Xbox arrived, followed by the even bigger PS4.

But, while the Xbox series X is no lightweight (unlike the slender series S), it’s the PS5 that is least likely to fit under your television. The digital edition is slightly slimmer, due to not having a disc drive, but both consoles are equally tall when stood up on one end.

They are 390mm tall and 260mm deep, while the disc edition is 104mm thick and the digital edition is 92mm. Both consoles are intended to be stood upright, but also come with a plastic stand to help them rest on their side – likely the only way most buyers will fit the console under their TV.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 16:03

PS Direct restock sells out

It took a few hours, but a console restock landing at PlayStation Direct this morning has now sold out. Sony’s official online store is one of the few places where you can buy a PS5 console on its own and not as part of a bundle – so no wonder it sold out fairly quickly.

Those looking to pick up a bundle can still do so, with stock still available at Game.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 15:00

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Have we helped you secure a PS5? Would you like to receive more shopping insights? Then we suggest you sign up to the free IndyBest newsletter, where you can access the best deals and round-ups of the week’s must-have products chosen by IndyBest experts.

Landing in your inbox every Friday morning, the email features items from our tried and tested reviews by pros in the field – helping you make the most informed choice with your hard-earned cash.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 15:00

How to buy an Xbox series X today

Once as elusive as the PS5, Microsoft’s rival Xbox series X console is now much easier to buy. Stock shortages have eased somewhat, and currently the series X is available from a range of retailers, both online and in-store – these include Amazon, Microsoft, Very, Currys, Game and more.

To find out exactly which retailers have Xbox series X stock today, head over to our regularly-updated buying guide.

On the hunt for an Xbox series X? Here’s when retailers expect more stock

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

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 14:02

F1 2022 pre-order details

Ahead of the Monaco Grand Prix this weekend, racing fans might want to know when the next instalment of the official F1 game lands on the PS5. Well, the answer according to developer EA’s website is 1 July, which conveniently is the weekend of the British Grand Prix – F1 fans might want to go for a two-TV setup that Sunday, and here are the best TV deals of the month to help make that a reality.

For everything you need to know on F1 2022, the official Formula One video game, check out our guide below.

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Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 13:00

Read our review of Horizon Forbidden West review for the PS5

A lot of PS5 bundles currently available, especially those at Game, include the hit game Horizon Forbidden West. This is the follow-up to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn and follows hunter Aloy on her journey across the west coast of an apocalyptic United States.

We absolutely loved our time with the game. Our reviewer 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.”

Our reviewer added: “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 of Horizon Forbidden West to find out more.

Horizon Forbidden West is one of the best-looking PS5 games yet

Guerilla Games’s latest entry in the Horizon series is graphically stunning. Read our review of its gameplay, story and more

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 12:21

How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT

BT is among several retailers we expect to see stock new PS5 consoles later this week. But the BT Shop works differently to others.

The telecom company 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 everyone else, 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.

Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 11:39

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