GAMERS desperate to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 console could be in luck next week as big retailers are thought to be getting new stock in.

John Lewis, Currys, Smyths and GAME are all expected to be lined up for restocks this week, according to PS5 stock trackers.

Online retailer Amazon is also predicted to get new stock in later in April.

It comes after gamers were left disappointed when rumours of a Smyths restock swirling on social media throughout last week came to nothing.

@Ps5Instant said: “Expecting GAME (9-10am) & Argos (1-4am) 8th to 14th April.”

This has been backed up by another PS5 restock alerts account on Twitter, which has assured gamers desperately trying to get hold of the elusive console that “April is promising for stock”.

The account, @PS5CentralNews, claims “at least one major retailer will release every week”.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours…

  • PS5 CONTINUES TO BREAK RECORDS

    The PS5 has already sold more than Wii U, PS Vita, and Dreamcast in the UK.

    This titbit of information was dropped on Twitter by Christopher Dring, who is the Editor-in-Chief of GamesIndustry.biz, an industry-focused games website.

    Estimates by VGChartz put the PS5’s total worldwide sales at just shy of 7 million units, which is impressive for a supply-constrained games console that has only been on sale for five months.

  • PLAYSTATION COULD BE LOOKING TO BOOST ITS MOBILE GAMING

    PlayStation could be planning to develop and expand its mobile gaming offering, if a recent PlayStation Studios job listing is anything to go by. 

    The job listing, shared on the ResetEra forums (via IGN), is for a new Head of Mobile at PlayStation Studios, reports Tech Radar.

    According to the job description, Sony Interactive Entertainment is looking for someone based in San Mateo or Los Angeles to “own and develop the mobile games strategy for PlayStation Studios” and be “responsible for building and scaling a team of mobile leaders and will serve as the Head of this new business unit within PlayStation Studios.”

  • OUTRIDERS PATCH ARRIVES EARLY FOR PLAYSTATION

    A patch for Outriders has arrived earlier than expected for PC and PlayStation consoles.

    It fixes some bugs as well as some crossplay issues, according to Tech Radar.

    Although Xbox gamers will have to wait for theirs.

    Square Enix states: “We are hoping to have this patch ready for Xbox very soon and will update you the moment we have news.”

  • SMYTHS ‘DO NOT HAVE NEXT RESTOCK DATE CONFIRMED’

    Smyths “do not have the next restock date confirmed yet” – despite social media being abuzz with rumours that the retailer will restock the elusive PS5 this week.

    The @AskSmythsToys account on Twitter replied to a customer to say: “We do not have a stock notification system in place

    “Please keep an eye on our website for update”.

  • PS5 SCALPERS REVEAL HOW THEY RAKE IN CASH USING BOTS

    The scarcity of PS5 consoles has meant profit for “scalpers”. These bedroom traders use bots to buy up sought-after stock and sell it on at inflated prices.

    One teen told the BBC he has made at least £10,000 since November.

    Jake, 18, said: “At the start when stock was limited, you could easily sell a PS5 for £800.”

    Sam, 17, said she made £2,000 a month. She said: “I’m not a scammer. I’m an entrepreneur of sorts.

    “The reality is we buy stock, we own it, we can set the price. Some of the people in these groups do this to feed their families.”

  • PS5 STATS: THE NEXT GEN CONSOLE’S BEST FEATURES

    The PlayStation 5 console “unleashes new gaming possibilities that you never anticipated”, according to Sony.

    Here are some of its top features:

    • Ultra-High Speed SSD
    • Integrated I/O
    • Ray Tracing
    • 4K-TV Gaming
    • Up to 120fps with 120Hz output
    • HDR Technology
    • 8K Output
    • Tempest 3D Audio
  • PS5 CONTINUES TO BREAK RECORDS

    The PS5 has already sold more than Wii U, PS Vita, and Dreamcast in the UK.

    This titbit of information was dropped on Twitter by Christopher Dring, who is the Editor-in-Chief of GamesIndustry.biz, an industry-focused games website.

    Estimates by VGChartz put the PS5’s total worldwide sales at just shy of 7 million units, which is impressive for a supply-constrained games console that has only been on sale for five months. 

  • NEW PS5 STOCK ‘WON’T BE RELEASED TILL NEXT WEEK’ SAYS STOCK TRACKER SITE

    Fresh PS5 stock “won’t be released till next week”, according to @PS5Instant.

    They tweeted that this coincided with an earlier tip that the next-gen consoles would be available from April 8-15.

    With the UK easing out of its Covid lockdown, and non-essential shops reopening for the first time on April 12, tech stores are “busy setting up” for the big day.

    However, “stock will still be sold online due to Sony’s Covid policy,” the account added.

  • GAME AND AMAZON GEARING UP FOR PS5 RESTOCKS

    According to the Twitter account PS5 Instant, which shares rumours around upcoming stock drops, GAME and Amazon are also gearing up for restocks.

    As with previous batches, all number just a couple thousands consoles, meaning they’ll sell out pretty quickly.

    “Smyths has a small drop of 2000 units planned for early April. John Lewis has pallets of PS5 in warehouses,” PS5 Instant tweeted.

    “April is promising for stock; at least one major retailer will release every week! With GAME & Amazon receiving two big shipments minimum.”

  • TEEN SCALPER SAYS HE MADE £10,000 FROM SELLING PS5 CONSOLES

    An 18-year-old scalper claims to have made £10,000 from flogging PS5 consoles, GiveMeSport reports.

    The teen told Radio 1 Newsbeat that he has made around £10,000 from scalping consoles since November as prices skyrocket online.

    “At the start when stock was limited, you could easily sell a PS5 for £800,” says Jake.

  • APRIL’S PS PLUS GAMES ARE OUT NOW INCLUDING ODDWORLD AND ZOMBIE ARMY 4

    There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month – the first being Oddworld: Soulstorm, which is only available for PS5 owners.

    Legendary Oddworld hero Abe is back again in a game that follows directly on from 2014’s New ‘N’ Tasty. Once again you’re working to liberate your fellow Mudokons with platforming and puzzle-solving galore.

    The second freebie is available on PS4, and it’s Days Gone.

    It’s a survival horror game set in the Pacific Northwest, where you’re living in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Great…

    And if that wasn’t enough, you can also claim Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

  • RMC SPORT LAUNCHES ON PS5

    RMC Sport has launched on the PlayStation 5 console.

    The move coincides with the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League football tournament this week, to which the channel holds the rights.

    It will allow PS5 users able to watch all RMC Sport channels live on their devices, along with match replays and other reports and content.

    The RMC Sport app can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store, reports Digital TV Europe.

  • THE LAST OF US BEING REMADE FOR PS5

    The Last of Us is being remade for the PS5, according to a report.

    Naughty Dog is said to be working on a PlayStation 5 remake, reports Gaming Bible.

  • SPRING SALE DISCOUNTS NOW LIVE – INCLUDING THE LAST OF US PART 2

    The PlayStation Store’s annual Spring Sale is live now with deals on more than 700 PS5 and PS4 games.

    The first wave of deals are live until April 14, which is when the second wave kicks off.

    The sale includes a huge variety of games, including exclusives such as Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2.

  • PS5 SCALPERS REVEAL HOW THEY RAKE IN CASH USING BOTS

    The scarcity of PS5 consoles has meant profit for “scalpers”. These bedroom traders use bots to buy up sought-after stock and sell it on at inflated prices.

    One teen told the BBC he has made at least £10,000 since November.

    Jake, 18, said: “At the start when stock was limited, you could easily sell a PS5 for £800.”

    Sam, 17, said she made £2,000 a month. She said: “I’m not a scammer. I’m an entrepreneur of sorts.

    “The reality is we buy stock, we own it, we can set the price. Some of the people in these groups do this to feed their families.”

  • PS5 STATS: THE NEXT GEN CONSOLE’S BEST FEATURES

    The PlayStation 5 console “unleashes new gaming possibilities that you never anticipated”, according to Sony.

    Here are some of its top features:

    • Ultra-High Speed SSD
    • Integrated I/O
    • Ray Tracing
    • 4K-TV Gaming
    • Up to 120fps with 120Hz output
    • HDR Technology
    • 8K Output
    • Tempest 3D Audio
  • PS5 CONTINUES TO BREAK RECORDS

    The PS5 has already sold more than Wii U, PS Vita, and Dreamcast in the UK.

    This titbit of information was dropped on Twitter by Christopher Dring, who is the Editor-in-Chief of GamesIndustry.biz, an industry-focused games website.

    Estimates by VGChartz put the PS5’s total worldwide sales at just shy of 7 million units, which is impressive for a supply-constrained games console that has only been on sale for five months. 

  • NEW PS5 STOCK ‘WON’T BE RELEASED TILL NEXT WEEK’ SAYS STOCK TRACKER SITE

    Fresh PS5 stock “won’t be released till next week”, according to @PS5Instant.

    They tweeted that this coincided with an earlier tip that the next-gen consoles would be available from April 8-15.

    With the UK easing out of its Covid lockdown, and non-essential shops reopening for the first time on April 12, tech stores are “busy setting up” for the big day.

    However, “stock will still be sold online due to Sony’s Covid policy,” the account added.

  • ABANDONED COMING ONLY TO PS5

    Creep survival game Abandoned will only be released on the PS5, it’s been announced.

    As to why the game is a PlayStation 5 exclusive, it’s all to do with the unique features of the console, from the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback of the DualSense controller to the 3D audio which the studio hopes will make for an incredibly tense and memorable adventure, Cog Connected reports.

    “We want you to be nervous come each and every enemy encounter. To be aware that a wrong move can be the deciding factor between surviving a combat scenario or not,” said Blue Box Game Studios in the announcement.

  • WHEN DOES FORTNITE SEASON 7 START?

    The current season is only a few weeks old but attention is already looking to the future.

    According to the Epic website the current Primal Battle Pass runs until June 7, 2021, and the in-game Battle Pass screen also says “Chapter 2 – Season 6 through June 8th”, which should place the Fortnite Season 7 start date in the week commencing June 7, 2021, reports Games Radar.

  • APRIL’S PS PLUS GAMES ARE OUT NOW INCLUDING ODDWORLD AND ZOMBIE ARMY 4

    There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month – the first being Oddworld: Soulstorm, which is only available for PS5 owners.

    Legendary Oddworld hero Abe is back again in a game that follows directly on from 2014’s New ‘N’ Tasty. Once again you’re working to liberate your fellow Mudokons with platforming and puzzle-solving galore.

    The second freebie is available on PS4, and it’s Days Gone.

    It’s a survival horror game set in the Pacific Northwest, where you’re living in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Great…

    And if that wasn’t enough, you can also claim Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

  • RMC SPORT LAUNCHES ON PS5

    RMC Sport has launched on the PlayStation 5 console.

    The move coincides with the quarter-finals of the UEFA Champions League football tournament this week, to which the channel holds the rights.

    It will allow PS5 users able to watch all RMC Sport channels live on their devices, along with match replays and other reports and content.

    The RMC Sport app can be downloaded from the PlayStation Store, reports Digital TV Europe.

  • THE LAST OF US BEING REMADE FOR PS5

    The Last of Us is being remade for the PS5, according to a report.

    Naughty Dog is said to be working on a PlayStation 5 remake, reports Gaming Bible.

  • SPRING SALE DISCOUNTS NOW LIVE – INCLUDING THE LAST OF US PART 2

    The PlayStation Store’s annual Spring Sale is live now with deals on more than 700 PS5 and PS4 games.

    The first wave of deals are live until April 14, which is when the second wave kicks off.

    The sale includes a huge variety of games, including exclusives such as Ghost of Tsushima and The Last of Us Part 2.

  • PS5 SCALPERS REVEAL HOW THEY RAKE IN CASH USING BOTS

    The scarcity of PS5 consoles has meant profit for “scalpers”. These bedroom traders use bots to buy up sought-after stock and sell it on at inflated prices.

    One teen told the BBC he has made at least £10,000 since November.

    Jake, 18, said: “At the start when stock was limited, you could easily sell a PS5 for £800.”

    Sam, 17, said she made £2,000 a month. She said: “I’m not a scammer. I’m an entrepreneur of sorts.

    “The reality is we buy stock, we own it, we can set the price. Some of the people in these groups do this to feed their families.”



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