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The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global shortage of semiconductors have slowed production of Sony’s next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is hard to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out fast.
August has been one of the best months ever for PS5 restocks, seeing multiple drops at Very, Smyths Toys, BT and EE, as well as restocks at Argos, Amazon and Game. There were around 35 drops in total. The question now is: will September be able to top that incredible figure? Yesterday, we had two drops at AO.com and Ace Studio.
If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK 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:
What PS5 stock drops could we see today?
Good morning PS5 hunters! We’re back. Back and ready to help get you a new shiny PlayStation 5. We didn’t get any drops over the bank holiday weekend, but we could get three drops today to round off the spectacular month.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 08:21
Amazon PS5 consoles could drop this morning
We’re going to go through all the rumoured drops before the stock starts rolling in. Amazon is one of the retailers rumoured to drop stock this morning and the avalanche of consoles could arrive anytime now. We do have a few tips for securing stock from the retailer.
The first one isn’t really a tip, more a necessity. You *need* to be a Prime subscriber to buy a PS5 from the online retailer. If you aren’t one, we’d suggest signing up for a 30-day free trial. On 14 July, Amazon made the console exclusively available to Prime members for the first time. It has only ever been available to Prime customers ever since.
Here are some other handy tips:
- Make sure to use Amazon Smile – a separate website that gives a portion of the cost of your purchase toward a chosen charity of your choice. Amazon Smile gets a lot less traffic than the regular Amazon website, so if there are issues, Smile should work better
- Add the console to your wish list and then add it to your basket. We’ve found more success checking out this way
Alex Lee31 August 2021 08:37
When could AO PS5 stock drop?
We’re on the final day of the month and AO.com has still yet to drop its haul of consoles. It’s now the only major retailer yet to drop stock in August, so we’re waiting and hoping that today could finally be the day.
AO last had a restock on 28 July, but stock was only available for 10 minutes. It’s not a retailer you should be relying on, if we’re honest. The process to getting a console is arduous – with people having to amend the website’s code using the Google Chrome element inspector, just to get it into their basket.
AO doesn’t seem to have huge quantities of stock available when there is a drop, so the PS5s tend to get snapped up quickly. We’ll let you know as soon as it drops the console. Expect it sometime between 10am and 1pm.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 08:52
The new, lighter PS5 is worse than the one at launch
Now that the newer, lighter PS5 is being distributed and falling into the hands of eager gamers around the world, we’re starting to receive teardowns of the console. And it looks like the older version is very slightly better than the newer one.
According to YouTuber Austin Evans, the heat sink is smaller, meaning your PS5 will run hotter when it gets going. Rumours suggest that the change has been made to help alleviate Sony’s production issues. This new heat sink may be easier to acquire than the previous version, for example, or it could be cheaper – helping the company cut costs.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 09:08
When was the last Currys PC World PS5 drop?
Last week, Currys PC World uploaded a mysterious banner onto its PS5 landing page. The banner said that the PS5 would be available at select Currys PC World stores. There were around 80 on the list. You can check out the full list of retailers here.
While some stores told customers that it knew nothing about the restock, others were successfully able to bag themselves a console at their local shop. We’re still knocking exasperatedly on Currys’ door, trying to get some answers.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 10:04
Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
You sure can! The overwhelming majority of the PS4 games are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation store on your PS4 and play them on the PS5. If you’ve got the PS5 disc edition console, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 discs into the PS5 and play them that way.
Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the PS5, you won’t be able to play your PS4 discs on it, so bear that in mind when making your decision.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 10:35
PS Plus September 2021 games may have been leaked
The games coming to PS Plus in September may have just been leaked by a user on the French forum Dealabs. If correct, this could be the best month of PS Plus PS4 games and PS5 games we’ve seen since June. Unlike the lacklustre games in August, the Dealabs leaker suggests we could be getting co-op kitchen puzzler Overcooked: All You Can Eat on PS5, as well as multiplayer shooter Predator: Hunting Grounds and stealth assassination game Hitman 2 on PS4.
Of course, until we hear it from Sony’s own mouth hole, these are all still rumours, but we should be getting some confirmation tomorrow. An exciting lineup if true, though.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 11:00
News on the JD Williams PS5 restock
On Thursday afternoon, JD Williams dropped stock of the PS5 onto its website. A Thursday miracle, perhaps, but now it seems like several customers are getting their orders cancelled without any notice, and some are still waiting for a refund.
We’ve contacted JD Williams now and will update you when we hear more. According to a customer service representative, the digital edition console was in stock, but due to a system error, customers were still able to place orders despite the PS5 selling out in a short few minutes.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 11:30
Need an Xbox series X?
It’s been an awfully quiet morning for PS5 restocks. Maybe the bank holiday has thrown all the retailers through a loop. Looking at the time, we’re now most likely going to get an Amazon drop tomorrow instead of today.
We’re not the only ones having a quiet day today, though. The folks over at the Xbox series X restock live blog haven’t had any drops today either. That said, things have been picking up pace with the announcement of the limited edition Halo Infinite Xbox series X – which is weirdly less “limited” than, well, the standard series X. You can follow our live updates below:
Alex Lee31 August 2021 12:20
Could John Lewis PS5 stock drop today?
Asda and John Lewis & Partners are usually like two peas in a pod. Like tweedle dum and tweedle dee. Like Paul and Barry from the Chuckle Brothers. They usually follow the same restock pattern. Except, Asda last week broke that pattern when it dropped the console and John Lewis & Partners didn’t.
Alex Lee31 August 2021 13:10
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