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It has now been over a year since Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), first arrived in the UK. But supply problems and a worldwide semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic have caused the production of the device to slow to a crawl. New stock is still tricky to find and, when it does appear, the PS5 sells out quickly, both online and in-store.
The situation improved through the moment, and we have seen recent restocks at Very, AO, Argos, Asda and Littlewoods, plus a drop at Sony’s new PS Direct online store. There have also been several more restocks at Game. Let’s just hope the momentum continues as we head into December and edge towards Christmas.
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 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, plus the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Live blog signing off
That brings a very quiet day of PS5 hunting to a close. But we have hope for a brighter day tomorrow, with news that the PS Direct online store is due to have consoles available from 10am. These are set to follow a two-hour window from 8am, during which customers who received an email today will be able to buy a console before the masses descend on the Sony website.
We also spotted a handful of consoles at Game stores today, so hopefully this trend will continue as we approach the end of the year. As ever, we’ll be back with more PS5 news tomorrow morning.
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 17:00
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
If handheld gaming is more your thing then check out our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED. The console features an OLED display for the first time, which is larger than before and produces punchier colours and deeper blacks. There’s also a redesigned kickstand and double the internal storage of its predecessor.
Our reviewer said of the £309.99 console: “The larger display is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is an absolute joy. The kickstand feels so solid and makes us never want to look at that little toggle on the back of the original Switch ever again…this is absolutely the best version of the console yet.”
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 16:04
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Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 15:00
PlayStation Direct sends out invitations to purchase
It looks like Sony’s PlayStation Direct website is preparing for a PS5 restock. Today, a batch of exclusive email invitations was sent out to customers, which they’ll be able to use to purchase a console. According to the PS5 Stock UK Twitter account, these purchases can be made between 8am and 10am tomorrow morning, 2 December.
For those who didn’t get an invitation this time, fear not. You can head to the PS Direct website and queue up to buy a PS5 for yourself from 10am tomorrow. We expect these to sell out quickly, as ever.
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 14:59
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 Charlton1 December 2021 14:03
How to buy an Xbox series X
The Xbox series X is just as hard to buy as the PS5. In fact, in recent weeks restocks of the Microsoft console have been even rarer. Thankfully, the IndyBest team is on hand, with a live blog bringing you all of the latest news on Xbox restocks right across the UK.
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 12:59
How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT
BT is giving its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of throwing open the virtual doors and dealing with a stampede like other retailers, BT sends out unique voucher codes to its customers.
If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribe to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed out sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a neat way of rewarding BT customers and giving them a better chance of securing a console.
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 12:20
Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
You sure can! The overwhelming majority of the PS4 games you own are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.
If you’ve got the disc edition of the PS5, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way, too. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We’ve compiled together a list of our favourite PS4 games, and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 came out.
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 12:01
When did Argos last have a PS5 restock?
Buying a PS5 from Argos isn’t the easiest route to take. Although some branches have begun offering consoles to lucky walk-in shoppers, the majority of consoles are offered online. Stock tends to arrive on the website at 8am, but consoles are made available gradually, on a geographical basis. This means shoppers in some cities will see PS5 stock appear online for them sooner than others. All you can do is hit the refresh button until the console is listed as available in your location.
Like we said, buying from Argos isn’t easy. The store last had an online restock on 27 October and 18 November. This suggests there will be at least one restock in December, but we don’t know when that will be.
Alistair Charlton1 December 2021 11:26
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 Charlton1 December 2021 11:05
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