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 are certainly looking 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 the first few weeks alone, we’ve seen restocks from Amazon, EE, Hamleys, ShopTo, PlayStation Direct, Very, Littlewoods, AO, John Lewis & Partners (finally), Smyths Toys, Game – twice, Currys and Argos.
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.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
PS5 restock update
That’s it from us today, folks. Unfortunately, there were no restocks today. But tomorrow’s another day and we’ll of course be back then, keeping you updated on all the latest news and drops. So make sure you tune in and follow along for the ride.
Until then, have a nice evening!
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 17:30
PSA: A new Witcher game is in the works
News just in: game developer CD Projekt Red has officially announced that a new Witcher game is in the works. The announcement was made on CD Projekt Red’s Twitter and website, where it was made known that the new Witcher series will use Unreal Engine 5 rather than the company’s own REDengine.
To find out more details, read our feature on the announcement:
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 17:20
Hogwarts Legacy release date confirmed
Last Thursday (17 March), details of Hogwarts Legacy were announced at Playstation’s State of Play event. The release date for “Holiday 2022”, means that it should be available in time for (dare we say it) Christmas, providing there are no delays.
To find out more about the game, catch up on our liveblog as it happened:
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 17:10
Best deals in PlayStation’s mega March sale
And its currently running a mega March sale with up to 80 per cent off some of the biggest games, including Fifa 22 (was £59.99, now £24.49, Playstation.com), Assassin’s Creed Valhalla (was £59.99, now £23.99, Playstation.com) and so many more.
Like the sound of this? Read our guide to the best deals to shop in PlayStation’s mega March sale:
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 16:20
Best PS5 games to play now
If you’re looking for some inspiration on what to play, luckily we’ve been hard at work playing all the best PS5 games. One of the best action games to play is Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (£32.95, Amazon.co.uk), which our writer noted has being “a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers”.
For more of the best PS5 games, read the full round-up:
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 15:20
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Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 14:20
Smyths PS5 restock update
Smyths Toys last online restock was on 8 March at 10am, the first online drop it had since September.
As for when it’ll restock again, Smyths Toys has just updated the PS5 landing page to note that stock is expected in March 2022. So, it could be any day now.
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 13:20
Our review of Ghostwire: Tokyo
Wondering what new games to pick up on your PS5? Ghostwire: Tokyo is out on Friday and we’ve had a chance to play it early.
Jasper Pickering, our gaming writer, said: “The idea that every sandbox game needs to be the biggest yet is beginning to grow tiresome. Luckily, this isn’t the case for Ghostwire: Tokyo, which takes all the best elements of an open world game and condenses its most essential – and fun – components into a short but memorable experience.”
Read our full review of Ghostwire: Tokyo to find out more about Sony’s next big timed exclusive:
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 13:01
GTA 5 review: Is the update worth the price?
While the game has been out for nearly a decade, GTA V offers an update. When we reviewed it, our gaming writer, Jasper Pickering noted that it “really is one of the best ways to experience one of the biggest games ever made on a console”.
Still not convinced? Read the full review of GTA 5:
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 12:20
Elden Ring on PS5 review
“If you are worried that the open world, fast travel systems and optional dungeons will render the game too easy, then fear not,” noted our writer in our review of Elden Ring. The game “offers plenty of challenges for players, while its improved combat mechanics and traversal provide ample opportunity for newcomers to get acquainted with the genre”.
“If this is your first FromSoftware game and you relish a challenge, then there has never been a better time to jump in.”
Eva Waite-Taylor21 March 2022 12:00