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

Who will be the first retailer to restock the console this March?

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Update: Consoles land at EE as digital edition sells out in minutes at Amazon. John Lewis & Partners, Asda and Very could be next to restock. Read on for more information.

With the recent launch of FromSoftware’s latest action RPG Elden Ring, it has never been a better time to get your hands on one of Sony’s coveted PS5 consoles. But that’s easier said than done.

Despite Gran Turismo 7  launching later this week and more next-gen PS5 titles dropping this March, it’s still unbelievably difficult to get your hands on a new console. Over a year since its launch, customers are still struggling due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and even though we’re now in March 2022, it’s still incredibly difficult to secure a PS5.

While the last couple of weeks of February were both pretty successful ones in terms of stock drops, it still managed to be the worst month for restocks since we started tracking consoles back in May, with only 12 drops taking place throughout the month. Our hope now is that March will be the month we start to see retailers really delivering the goods.

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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How big is the PS5?

Not as strange a question as you might think, because the PS5 is massive. It’s often an easy joke to say how big the next generation of game consoles are, ever since the chunky original Xbox arrived, followed by the even bigger PS4.

But, while the Xbox series X is also rather large, it’s the PS5 that is least likely to fit under your television. The digital edition is slightly slimmer, due to not having a disc drive, but both consoles are equally tall when stood on end.

They are 390mm tall and 260mm deep, while the disc edition is 104mm thick and the digital edition is 92mm. Both consoles are intended to be stood upright, but also come with a plastic stand to help them rest on their side – likely the only way most buyers will fit the console under their TV.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 10:40

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Ghostwire: Tokyo preview

Another big console exclusive we’re excited about for the PS5 is Ghostwire: Tokyo, from Tango Gameworks and Bethesda.

In Ghostwire: Tokyo, a paranormal event causes the citizens of the Japanese city to disappear in a mysterious fog and otherworldly spirits to invade. Players will explore the abandoned streets of Japan’s capital as they fight these paranormal threats using a blend of psychic abilities and conjured weaponry.

The game has been given an official release date of 25 March 2022. Read everything we saw in our sneak peek of Ghostwire: Tokyo.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 10:20

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Gran Turismo 7 release date

It’s been 25 years since the first Gran Turismo arrived and the latest instalment, Gran Turismo 7, is set to be the biggest one yet.

Gran Turismo 7 will be released on 4 March 2022 for both PS4 and PS5, so there’s now just a couple of days left to get your pre-orders in. Read our full article below for more details.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 10:00

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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 Charlton2 March 2022 09:45

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Can you buy a PS5 from Game?

Not at the moment, no. Game last had an online restock of PS5 consoles on 18 February, and before that we saw restocks across the Christmas period, then on 18 and 19 January. So it’s been a while, but for now there’s no indication of when Game might have more consoles available.

That said, Game is one of the few retailers to occasionally have PS5 consoles available in-store. So if there’s a branch of Game near you, it’s worth checking in regularly to see if any consoles have arrived.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 09:30

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Is Smyths due a PS5 restock?

The Smyths Toys website says a restock of the PS5 disc edition is due at some point in March, but with no specific date mentioned for now. The retailer is more vague about the PS5 digital edition, with a note simply saying consoles are due “TBC 2022”.

Smyths last had an online PS5 restock on 18 February.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 09:15

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Did Amazon have a PS5 restock today?

Yes, but it was one of the shortest restocks we’ve ever seen. We first spotted a restock of the PS5 digital edition (that’s the one without a disc drive) at 8:15am, and we’ve seen a couple of lucky shoppers report successful purchases on Twitter. But just a few minutes later, the consoles were gone. We hope this is a teaser of more stock arriving soon at Amazon, but can’t say for sure. It also isn’t clear when the PS5 disc edition might appear again at the retail giant.

We last saw PS5 restocks at Amazon on 19 January and 23 February.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 09:00

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PS5 stock has landed at EE

The PS5 is now in stock at EE! We’ve just seen that the console is being offered to current EE customers as part of a bundle that includes an extra Dualsense controller and PS5 HD camera. The bundle costs £570 but this is split over 11 months and added to your EE bill.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 08:40

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Good morning

Good morning, PS5 hunters! Welcome back to another day of restock live blogging. We start today with news that the PS5 digital edition restocked at Amazon at around 8:15 this morning. But, while we saw some lucky shoppers report successful purchases on Twitter, the restock was short-lived and Amazon is out of stock once again.

Alistair Charlton2 March 2022 08:37

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PS5 stock trackers, signing out

Alas, another quiet day on the ol’ PS5 liveblog and, sadly, a quiet start to the month. Could any retailers restock this week? The the tea leaves suggest that things will start to pick up in the second week of March, but we’re still holding out hope for a few drops before the weekend.

We’ll be back online tomorrow morning for some more PS5 stock tracking action. Until then, have a good night! Bye bye.

Alex Lee1 March 2022 17:30

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