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PS5 UK stock – live: Latest restock news from Currys, Argos, Game and more

Who could restock the elusive console this week?

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UPDATE: The PS5 could restock at Currys this week. Read on for more information.

Spring is here. The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, and it’s still ridiculously hard to buy a PS5. What’s new? Well over a year since its launch, we’re all still struggling thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and it’s still a challenge a year and a half on.

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 AmazonEE, HamleysShopToPlayStation DirectVeryLittlewoods, AO, John Lewis & Partners (finally), Smyths Toys, Game 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.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:

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PS5 stock trackers, signing off

All righty, we’re logging off for the evening after an incredibly quiet day, but we’ll be back tomorrow if you’re still hunting for the PS5 (and haven’t given up).

We aren’t too surprised – it is a Monday after all, which is when fewer drops generally take place, and we also saw eight restocks last week. That said, there are still three retailers we have our eye on for potential restocks this week. Join us back here tomorrow and we’ll continue our quest to find the PS5. See you all then!

Alex Lee14 March 2022 17:34

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Get this ‘Fifa 22’ bundle for cheap

If you’re looking to buy the latest game in the Fifa franchise, then Currys is currently bundling the game with a midnight black dualsense controller for £10 less than usual.

‘Fifa 22’ PS5 with an extra dualsense controller: Was £129, now £119, Currys.co.uk

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Haven’t managed to pick up Fifa 22 on the PS5 yet? Now’s your chance! The newest entry in the Fifa franchise is here, complete with the integration of HyperMotion technology, making the beautiful game look more realistic than ever before. Plus, there’s new in-game mechanics like explosive sprint, and a new goalkeeper system. Currys is currently bundling the game with a midnight black PS5 dualsense controller for £119. All other retailers are selling this bundle for £129.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 16:42

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PS5 price UK

(Independent)

As we’re sure you are all aware by now, Sony makes two versions of the PlayStation 5. The PS5 digital edition is priced at £349.99, while the regular PS5, which includes a disc drive, costs £449.99. The latter is the same as the Xbox series X, while the less powerful Xbox series S (which also lacks a disc drive) undercuts the digital PS5, at £249, but be aware that it’s significantly less powerful than the digital edition PS5 so it’s hard to compare.

But many retailers, including Game, Very, Argos, ShopTo and Ace Studio, like to sell their PS5 stock in bundles. This often means spending more but getting extras like a second controller, a selection of games and other accessories. Bundles tend to be easier to get hold of, but of course cost more compared to just buying the console on its own.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 15:52

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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ details at State of Play

Confused when Hogwarts Legacy didn’t get unveiled last week at PlayStation State of Play? Us too. But it turns out there’s a reason why.

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Hogwarts Legacy is getting its own show on Thursday night, dedicated solely to showing off the game. PlayStation says that the show will run for about 20 minutes, featuring over 14 minutes of Hogwarts Legacy gameplay captured on PS5, “and concluding with some insight from a few members of the team at Avalanche Software who are bringing the Wizarding World to life”.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 15:33

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Best PS5 games

Congrats to anyone who managed to buy the PS from one of the many drops last week. With the console now on its way, you’re probably going to want to buy some games to go with your new machine. We’ve got a round-up of the best PS5 games for you to peruse.

In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A next-generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the original’s formula,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers.”

Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” our tester said.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 15:02

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‘Horizon Forbidden West’ PS5 review

Horizon Forbidden West PS5 bundles are seemingly the most common these days following the launch of the game last month, and we were solidly impressed when we reviewed it.

“In Horizon Forbidden WestGuerilla Games has developed its post-apocalyptic marriage of technology and nature to craft a beautifully realised vision of a world desperate for rebirth,” our writer said in their review. “The story takes new players to unexpected and breathtaking places, and fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will have plenty of their questions answered.”​

Alex Lee14 March 2022 14:12

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How to buy a PS5 in-store at Game

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Getting a standalone PS5 console from Game is hard, but not impossible. The retailer pretty much only sells bundles during its nationwide drops online, but if you’re lucky, you could pick up a standalone console in-store and be done with all those extra games and accessories.

We’d advise checking this Twitter list, where all the regional Game stores have been compiled together. Each store sends out a tweet whenever it has more PS5s available to pick up then and there. Although, it doesn’t look like any branches have posted anything about PS5 stock recently, but follow your local branch and keep checking back.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 13:22

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Alex Lee14 March 2022 12:32

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How to get a PS5 from BT

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As well as Asda and Currys, the BT Shop also hasn’t restock the PS5 yet this month, but it is one of the easiest places to secure a console (if you’re a BT customer).

Since October, only BT Broadband customers have been able to buy the console from the BT Shop. The PS5 was last in stock at the retailer on 24 February and its bundles sold out on 25 February.

You need an access code to buy the console from the BT Shop. If you’re a BT Broadband customer, this can be found on your MyBT portal. Just log in, scroll down to the “Your Offers” section and click on the PS5.

You can also register your interest on the BT website. You’ll receive an email containing an access code that will take you directly to the order page where you can buy a PS5 when it goes live. It’s basically the same method as above, but with less steps. You’ll need your account details for both.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 11:42

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On the hunt for an Xbox series X?

The Xbox series X is a million times easier to buy than the PS5 right now, but if you’re searching for the best deal on the Xbox, we’re here to help. Our Xbox series X restock guide is dedicated to all of the very latest Xbox series X restock news and tips from across the UK.

As of today, the Xbox series X is in stock at the  Microsoft StoreCurrysEE and Game. The Xbox All Access scheme is also available at Smyths Toys and Asda. We know, that’s a lot of stock. We’re jealous of the Microsoft guys. It’s never been easier for them to buy a console.

Alex Lee14 March 2022 11:12

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