PlayStation 5 is one of Sony’s most successful consoles of all time and the hottest product for Christmas wish lists this year. Despite the console officially launching in the UK more than two years ago supply is still limited.
However many retailers are now getting stock back in and some are even offering deals on the console and bundles ahead of the Black Friday sales. Supply is slowly recovering since Sony’s initial chip production issues during the coronavirus pandemic but demand is as high as ever.
Amazon recently announced it would be sending initiations to customers who wish to buy the console on their website but said they cannot guarantee email invites will be sent to everyone. Deal sites are also offering ‘mystery prizes’ which contain the PlayStation 5 but there’s no assurance shoppers who buy these deals will be given a console, but can be enticing to gamers who are yet to get their hands on the Sony console nevertheless.
The PlayStation 5 comes in two forms; the PS5 Disc originally priced at £449.99 and the PS5 Digital, priced at £359.99. The only difference between the two is the inclusion of an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive in the PS5 console. The PS5 Digital Edition console does not feature a disc drive and so gamers stream the games via the PlayStation Store.
Today we will be letting shoppers know where the PlayStation 5 is available to buy from in the UK in our live blog, as well as bringing gamers updates on the latest deals on the console, accessories, games and bundles ahead of the Black Friday sale. If you wish to send any tips or deals you’ve noticed to us please email email@example.com or comment below.