Since launching in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been notoriously difficult to get hold of. Supply chain issues stemming from the global pandemic have brought production of Sony’s latest games console to a standstill.
Thankfully, the situation has improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout the entire month of May, with Game leading the charge. We had nearly 108 restocks across the month – the most we’ve ever seen since Sony released the console. And as we approach the end ofJune, the month has so far continued this momentum, with Game, EE and the BT Shop being in stock for much of the last few weeks.
Saying that, buying a console on its own is still more difficult than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re after a bundle or the standalone PS5 disc and PS5 digital edition consoles.
Still hunting down the elusive PlayStation 5? Our goal is to secure you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new console, 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.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Check stock from US PS5 retailers below:
PlayStation stock trackers, signing off
Well that’s all from us for another day, we hope you’ve managed to grab a PlayStation 5 using our timely advice and expert insights. Oh, that sound you hear? That’s the gentle patting of our own backs.
Before we go, please enjoy this recap digestif of sorts. The PS5 is in stock at Game (check a few similar bundles if the one you want isn’t available) and for BT customers at the BT Shop. It is also in stock at Hughes, Studio and The Game Collection.
Still holding out for a solo console with no frills or accessories? Then join us again tomorrow when we’ll be resuming the search all over again.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 17:22
Sign up to buy a PS5 straight from PS Direct
Gamers in the UK can register their interest for a chance to buy a PS5 straight from PS Direct, Sony’s official storefront for consoles and accessories. If chosen, you’ll get early access to buy the console before anyone else.
All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and off you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 9.30am in the morning. Any remaining consoles are made available to everyone else at around 11am.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 16:29
When will Amazon restock the PS5?
Amazon restocked the PS5 as recently as Tuesday, so we don’t expect to see more consoles any time soon. There’s still a chance we might get another drop before all of the Amazon Prime Day fun kicks off on 12 July.
When is Amazon Prime Day 2022 in the UK? What is it? How does it compare to Black Friday? Here’s everything you need to know, including the best early deals
We don’t expect we’ll see discounts on the console, but we recommend adding the PS5 to your wish list now so that you can check out easily when it comes in stock.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 15:25
Do I need an extra dualsense controller?
Local multiplayer is obviously the main reason to get hold of a second pad. It’s essential if you’re hoping to play some two-player games such as It Takes Two, one of our favourite games on the PS5.
But even if you’re only playing with yourself, it’s handy to have a second controller that can be swapped out and charged when the battery starts to get low.
In our review we said: “It’s the natural next step for a PlayStation controller and it’s arguably the best thing about the console. A second one is an essential addition for everyone but the most antisocial player.”
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 14:27
The PS5 is in stock at Game
Game has restocked its PS5 bundles.
The cheapest PS5 bundle comes with Horizon Forbidden West and an extra controller for £579.98.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 13:49
When could Currys restock the PS5?
If you’re hoping to pick up a new PS5 from Currys, then you’re going to have to sit tight a little while longer. The console is defiantly out of stock.
Based on previous restocking patterns, we expect Currys to have more PS5 consoles arriving soon. The retailer tends to receive more stock once per month.
Like so many other stores, Currys loves a bundle. By tacking accessories and games on to the console, retailers can repel scalpers and extend the lifespan of a restock.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 13:27
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Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 12:29
Where is the PS5 currently in stock?
Let’s recap the current stock situation. Where can you buy a PlayStation 5 online right now?
It’s all bundles we’re afraid, so here they are starting with the cheapest.
- BT Shop (BT customers only) – £549.97 with an extra controller and Horizon Forbidden West download code
- Studio – £629.99 with an extra controller, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7
- Hughes – £669.94 with Sackboy, FIFA 22, an extra controller, the PS5 media remote and a charging dock
- The Game Collection – £759.95 with Elden Ring Launch Edition, Deathloop, Back 4 Blood, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs Legion, Fortnite, The Last Laugh Bundle and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 11:54
Horizon Forbidden West review for the PS5
There’s one official PS5 bundle out there, which comes with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and costs £499.99. You can tell it’s official because it comes in this lovely outer box.
So what’s the game all about? Horizon Forbidden West 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 Horizon Forbidden West. 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. 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?”
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 11:24
Can you buy a PS5 at Argos?
Argos is sold out of the PlayStation 5. Sorry. We wish it wasn’t the case, but it is.
The retailer occasionally receives a smattering of PS5 stock dotted about random branches up and down the country, making it hard to predict where Sony’s console might pop up next. When it does appear in stock it tends to sell out quickly, so we’d recommend using the Argos app to purchase the console. For reasons beyond the expertise of this humble stock tracking liveblog, the Argos app seems to get priority over the website when it comes to popular, fast-selling items.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 11:01