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PS5 stock – live: Latest UK restock news from Amazon, Game, Very and more

We’ve got all the latest news on upcoming drops

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UPDATE: The PS5 could restock at Argos and AO before before the end of this week. Read on for more information.

Spring has sprung, yet it’s still undeniably difficult to buy a PS5. What’s new? It has now been well over a year since its launch, yet we’re all still struggling to find a console thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

That said, things have certainly looked up this March after having faced a dire start to 2022 with the worst two months for drops on record in January and February. In March we’ve seen restocks from AmazonEE, HamleysShopToPlayStation DirectVeryLittlewoodsAOJohn Lewis & Partners (finally), Smyths ToysGame – thrice, Currys and Argos. It’s the last day of the month, but we could still see a couple more restocks before we roll into April.

Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new machine. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:

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Can you buy a PS5 on the high street?

Yes and no. Some shops have occasional PS5 stock available for walk-in customers to buy, but there have been very few consoles available so far this year. Your best options are Game and Smyths. The former has a Twitter account for each of its shops, used to tweet about when PS5 (and Xbox series X) stock becomes available. For your best chance of spotting a console at your local store, use this Twitter list to view every tweet from all of Game’s shops across the UK.

As for Smyths Toys, the retailer has a tool on its website for checking stock at all of its stores, We occasionally see the odd console crop up here, but for now there’s no PS5 stock anywhere in the UK.

Alistair Charlton31 March 2022 10:00

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The best 4K TV for your new PS5

While we wait for the next PS5 restock, it’s time to think about upgrading your television. The PS5 outputs video at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. That’s something not all TVs can manage, so if you want to see your new console running at its best, a new TV could be worthwhile.

We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available right now, from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others. And the great news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great 4K television – prices of our favourites start at under £400.

Alistair Charlton31 March 2022 09:44

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Did Currys have a PS5 restock in March?

Yes, but just the one. We saw Currys’ only PS5 restock of this month on 16 March, and this fits the retailer’s recent trend of having just one restock a month for both January and February. Hopefully we’ll see more restocks in April, but it’s too early to say for sure.

Alistair Charlton31 March 2022 09:40

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Wasn’t Smyths due a PS5 restock this month?

We thought so too. Smyths Toys usually says if new PS5 consoles are due in stock online during the current month, and the retailer’s website had said that fresh PS5 stock was coming in March. But this has now changed to say April instead. That’s for the PS5 disc edition; Smyths just says ‘TBC’ for a restock of the cheaper PS5 digital edition.

Smyths last had a console restock online on 9 March, and before that we also saw a restock on 18 February.

Alistair Charlton31 March 2022 09:16

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Where might the PS5 restock today?

As with yesterday, our eyes are firmly on both Argos and AO for last-minute March restocks before we roll into April tomorrow. Argos last had a PS5 restock on 11 March and before that we saw one in January and one in February.

Meanwhile, AO  last had a restock, which was limited to a console bundled with Horizon Forbidden West, on 8 March. Before that, AO had PS5 restocks on 21 January and 18 February. We’ll have news on these restocks – and any others that come along by surprise – as soon as they happen.

Alistair Charlton31 March 2022 08:58

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Good morning

Morning PS5 hunters! Welcome back to another day of PS5 restocking news from the IndyBest team. It’s the last day of March but we’re hoping to see a couple of restocks today before we roll into April. Keep an eye on this live blog for all of the latest UK PS5 restocking news throughout the day.

Alistair Charlton31 March 2022 08:40

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PS5 tracker, signing off

That’s all from us today! Still no updates from Argos and AO but we’re hoping that tomorrow will bring better fortune before the month closes out.

Even if you weren’t lucky enough to bag a new PS5 this month, your chances will be much better in April where we can expect to see plenty of console drops from all the major retailers. We’ll be back first thing to help with all your Playstation-related needs!

Jasper Pickering30 March 2022 17:31

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Free PS Plus games for April announced

PS5 users can look forward to Hood: Outlaws and Legends (£15.99, Playstation.com) a 4 vs 4 medieval heist-em-up where teams must work against each other to steal from the rich.

Over on the PS4, players can enjoy Slay the Spire (£19.99, Playstation.com), a critically acclaimed roguelike deck-building card game where players must ascend an ever-changing tower.

Finally PS4 gamers can also enjoy Spongebob Squarepants: Battle for Bikini Bottom – Rehydrated (£24.99, Playstation.com), a remake of the cult classic PS2 game of Nickelodeon’s most famous sponge.

The games will be available through PS Plus on 5 April 2022.

Jasper Pickering30 March 2022 16:51

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Can you expand PS5 storage?

PS5 gamers can expand their PlayStation 5’s internal storage with the installation of an M.2 SSD. If you’re looking to expand your PS5’s storage, then we recommend the Seagate firecuda 530, which comes with a heatsink. It costs £160 (Currys.co.uk).

“A cooling structure, like a heatsink, is something all PS5-compatible SSDs require in order to work correctly, and it’s nice that you don’t have to do a hatchet jot of installing your own with this Seagate model,” our writer said in their review. “The firecuda 530 lets you conveniently download, copy and launch PS5 and PS4 games straight from the internal storage, as well as media apps like Plex. Transfer speeds are blazing fast as well, with Seagate saying that it delivers speeds of up to 7,000MB/s.”

Want an external PS5 SSD? Take a look at our best PS5 accessories for our top pick.

Jasper Pickering30 March 2022 16:27

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Best 4K TVs for gaming

While we wait for the next PS5 restock, it’s time to think about upgrading your television. The PS5 outputs video at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. That’s something not all TVs can manage, so if you want to see your new console running at its best, a new TV could be worthwhile.

We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available right now, from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others. And the great news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great 4K television – prices of our favourites start at under £400.

These are the 9 best 4K TVs for a needle-sharp viewing experience.

Jasper Pickering30 March 2022 15:27

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