The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global shortage of semiconductors have slowed production of Son’y next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is hard to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out fast.
July has been a mixed bag so far, but restocks have been picking up pace again, with four drops last week from the likes of Very, Smyths Toys, Argos and Game. Yesterday, we saw drops at Amazon and AO, with Asda and ShopTo potentially following today.
If you’re looking to buy a PS5, there’s still hope. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Need an Xbox series X instead?
If it’s any consolation to Sony, the Xbox series X is suffering the very same supply chain issues and is somehow even more out of stock than the PS5.
Microsoft’s next-generation console has been sold out for pretty much an entire month now, with just a pitiful handful of consoles popping up here and there. We’re tracking new Xbox series X stock over on our sister liveblog, in case you’re thinking of crossing the floor.
I mean, who could resist Blinky: The Time Sweeping Cat or whatever it is they play.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 10:27
All eyes are on ShopTo for a 10am PS5 restock
If ShopTo is restocking the PS5 today, it will be at 10am.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 09:59
When is the next Game PS5 restock?
Earlier this week, Game updated its PS5 bundles page with a new release date of 20 August.
The retailer reliably jumps the gun though, and drops new stock a week and a half earlier than the stated release date, so expect to see a Game PS5 restock during the second week of August.
That coincides with the heavily tipped Amazon PS5 restock on 12 August. See, it’s all connected maaaaan.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 09:57
When is the next Smyths Toys PS5 restock?
We know you’re all about the here and now, but let’s take a longer view for a moment, because early August should yield a bumper crop of PS5s.
Smyths Toys last restocked on 20 July. The toy shop isn’t the easiest retailer to secure stock from, as availability is very regional and changes depending on which bit of the country you’re in. We’re expecting more stock next week at the earliest.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 09:46
Amazon could restock the PS5 on 12 August
We deal with a lot of speculation and rumour on this liveblog, so it’s rare to have a firm PS5 restock date for a major retailer.
But yesterday, Amazon UK inadvertently tipped its hand and told us when the PS5 would next be in stock: Thursday, 12 August.
This could change, especially if Amazon realises its error and moves its restock dates to avoid being swarmed by console-hungry shoppers.
Whatever happens, make sure to add the console to your Save for Later list when it next drops.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 09:24
Asda could have PS5 stock today
Another likely candidate for a hot Friday stock drop is Asda.
The retailer last restocked over a month ago on 22 June, and sold out in two minutes flat. When there is a drop, it usually happens before 11am, so the PS5 could drop any second now.
The retailer reportedly received 3,000 new disc edition shipments last weekend.
Make sure to have all your payment details saved ahead of time and that you’ve added the console to your wish list. Sometimes you aren’t able to check out from the main PS5 landing page, but you are able to check out from your wish list.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 09:11
When will ShopTo have the PS5 in stock?
Stock sniffers are predicting a restock at ShopTo today.
The retailer last had the PS5 in stock on 11 July, though the supply didn’t last very long. The store tends to receive anaemic allocations of Sony’s next-gen machine, so you’ve got to be fast to swoop in and get that chap in your trolley.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 08:53
Follow our stock tracking liveblog to find a PS5
Good morning, PlayStation hunters!
Welcome to Friday’s PS5 stock tracking liveblog, where we’ll be scanning the retail horizon for availability of Sony’s next-generation console. If new stock drops, we’ll alert you in real-time to give you the best chance of picking one up.
When that happens, make sure you’re here with us to be the first to know about it.
Steve Hogarty30 July 2021 08:32
Goodbye from your resident PS5 stock trackers
Let’s recap today’s restock events, shall we? While it’s been fairly quiet on the restock front, it’s been a surprisingly eventful day on the whole. We had a strange Amazon half-drop in the morning in which only people who had added the PS5 to their Saved for Later list during the Prime-only drop yesterday were able to check out.
Then we had a drop at Smyths Toys Ireland. Only people who lived in, well, Ireland were able to order the console. It did last an hour, though – pretty unusual for Smyths Toys. The biggest news was that we actually got a real concrete date for the next Amazon PS5 drop. If you didn’t see our earlier post, earmark 12 August. For now, we’re signing off. Thanks for following along with the liveblog, and we hope you were able to secure a console today!
Alex Lee29 July 2021 17:00
The PS5 is basically impossible to secure. But do you know which gamers are laughing in glee at us console gamers? PC gamers, of course. If you want to join in on the PC gaming fun, why not take a look at our round-up of the best laptops?
The Dell XPS 15 is our pick for the best gaming laptop, with our reviewer saying that it’s a showcase of everything the manufacturer can reasonably pack into a single machine without the entire thing melting into a hot puddle of silicon and plastic. “The Dell XPS 15 is one of the best Windows laptops you can buy, and pairs a minimalist, no-fuss design with top-level functionality and performance,” they added.
Have a read of our best laptops guide below to find out what other machines we’re giving two big thumbs up to.
Alex Lee29 July 2021 16:37
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