Battlefield 2042 digital standard edition on Xbox Series X/S and PS5 now offers cross-gen bundle
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global chip shortage caused the production of Sony’s next-generation console to slow to a crawl. New stock is still difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restocks, but was still much better than June and July. Although not as good as August, we still saw some hefty drops at Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Game. We had 10 drops to end the month of September. The question now, is, will October be any good? It doesn’t look too peachy so far. This month, we’ve only seen online restocks from AO.com, BT, and ShopTo, plus an in-store drop at Smyths Toys.
If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Need an Xbox series X?
As the Game PS5 restock comes to a sad end, we’d like to draw any Xbox heads lurking here to the fact that we also run an Xbox series X restock live blog, so if you’re in the market for one of those, check them out.
It’s a lot quieter over there in terms of restocks, but our friends are still predicting some significant drops this week. Head on over for all the latest.
Alex Lee12 October 2021 12:15
How good is the PS5 headset?
If you were looking curiously at all those expensive PS5 bundles which feature the pulse 3D wireless headset and wondering whether you should get one next time the console is in stock. Fear not, it landed a spot in our review of the best PS5 accessories.
Our tester said: “There’s no shortage of gaming headset options out there but the PlayStation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset is a little bit special. Made with certain PlayStation 5 games in mind, its 3D audio means you can feel fully immersed in the experience, feeling like things are truly happening all around you.”
Alex Lee12 October 2021 11:35
The PS5 is now out of stock at Game
After an hour and a half, the PS5 is now out of stock at Game. Stock didn’t last as long as it usually does, with three hours being the norm, but we are getting closer to Christmas, and demand for the console is only increasing.
The console could come back in stock later this afternoon after Game has sorted through the cancelled orders, so stay on this page and we’ll update you soon.
Alex Lee12 October 2021 11:16
‘Ratchet and Clank’ PS5 review
Some of Game’s PS5 bundles come with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. If you’re thinking about buying the bundle and aren’t too sure about the game. Don’t fear, our reviewer loved it.
“Rift Apart has charm to burn, in its character design, lively combat mechanics, and explorable levels that feel large without seeming maze-like, busy without being cluttered,” they wrote in their review. “This is one of the best looks yet at what the new console generation has to offer. It’s big, it’s bright, and it’s almost impossible not to love.”
Alex Lee12 October 2021 11:05
What are the PS5’s specs?
Weighing up whether to get a PS5 or an Xbox series X? We’ve reviewed both of them and put together a handy comparison guide to help you choose.
Here are the top line specs for the PS5.
- Backwards compatibility? All PS4 games
- Resolution: Up to 8K
- Frame rate: Up to 120fps
- Storage: 825GB SSD
- CPU: 8-core, 3.5GHz AMD Zen 2
- GPU: 10.3 teraflop AMD RDNA 2
- RAM: 16 GB GDDR6
For the Xbox series X specs, have a look at our review below:
Alex Lee12 October 2021 10:30
Can you bypass the Game PS5 queue?
Afraid not, folks. There’s no real way of avoiding that slow walking man, but we’d recommend choosing an obscure bundle – one that might not get a lot of attention – if you want to speed through the queue. Standalone consoles sold out within two minutes.
It seems like some of you have already breezed through the queue and paid for your bundle, though. If you’re still waiting, hang on in there. It seems like there’s a fair few consoles to go around.
Alex Lee12 October 2021 10:05
The PS5 is now in stock at Game
The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with a “Player1” T-shirt (£464.98, Game.co.uk).
Alex Lee12 October 2021 09:43
A tip for the potential Amazon PS5 restock
Alex Lee12 October 2021 09:40
Game PS5 restock confirmed to take place this morning
There are 50 bundles listed on its page right now, so this is going to be a pretty significant drop. Our top tip? Scroll to page two and pick a bundle from there – more people are going to pick one from the first page. It could drop any time between now and midday.
Alex Lee12 October 2021 09:20
A reminder of the Game PS5 early warning system
Game kindly alerts its Twitter followers about a PS5 restock the afternoon before a drop or sometimes even the morning of a drop, so it’s well worth following the retailer on Twitter for a little head’s up. Of course, if Game does warn us about a drop, we’ll let you know here on the blog.
If Game doesn’t drop today, it could still drop this week on Wednesday or Thursday, so stay vigilant, PS5 hunters.
Alex Lee12 October 2021 09:10
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