PS5 stock – live: Game, BT and studio restocks available now – find the best deal on the console
Update June 24: The PS5 is in stock at Game and for BT Broadband customers at BT Shop. It is also in stock at Hughes, Studio, Base and The game collection. Read on for more information.
Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been notoriously hard to get. Supply chain issues resulting from the global pandemic have crippled production of Sony’s latest games console.
Fortunately, the situation has improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout May, with Game leading the way. We’ve had nearly 108 restocks during the month – the most we’ve seen since Sony released the console. And as we approach the end of June, the month so far has continued this momentum, with Game, EE and the BT Shop and several independent retailers being in stock for much of the past few weeks.
That said, buying a console on its own is always harder than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re looking for a bundle or the standalone PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition consoles.
Still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as providing details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews.
If you want to know which online retailers will be restocking first, keep scrolling to get updates as they come.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
Check US PS5 retailer stock below:
Paramount Plus PS5: now available on your console
Paramount Plus is finally available in the UK. This coincides with the release of several platform-exclusive big-money shows, including star trek: Picard, Star Trek: Discovery and the link to the live video game Halo. You’ll also be able to watch classic MTV and Comedy Central shows like Beavis and Butthead and South Park.
Paramount Plus is available on the PlayStation Store in the UK, so head over there if you want to get it on your console. Interested in a free trial? Read our Paramount Plus guide below.
Alex LeeJune 24, 2022 10:40 a.m.
USA: GameStop will restock the PS5 today in stores nationwide
US PS5 hunters, restocking is finally starting to resume. After dropping at PS Direct yesterday afternoon (US time), those who couldn’t get one will be able to pick up a console at GameStop at select stores today.
To purchase the bundle, you must be a PowerUp Rewards Pro member, and the retailer will only sell the console as part of a bundle. Crafty customers bought one of GameStop’s expensive bundles and then returned the extras.
Alex LeeJune 24, 2022 10:10 a.m.
The game (essentially) also offers the cheapest PS5 bundle available
OK, if you want to get technical about it, it’s a dime more expensive than BT’s bundle, but buying Game’s bundle is a million times easier – you don’t have to be a BT customer Broadband or a Game Reward Elite customer or whatever. You can just click that nice “Buy Now” button without any problem.
Plus, you have more options. The retailer is currently selling the PS5 console with Horizon Forbidden West and either a midnight black or white dualsense controller (£549.98, Game.co.uk).
Alex LeeJune 24, 2022 9:45 a.m.
The cheapest PS5 bundle available today is at the BT Shop
So it looks like the cheapest PS5 bundle from BT Shop, which contained a Forbidden Horizon West The download code is now sold out, but the retailer still has another bundle on the way, and it’s still the cheapest – fair.
The retailer is currently selling a disc-edition PS5 console with an additional white dualsense controller and a copy of Forbidden Horizon West (£549.97, Bt.com).
If you’re not a BT Broadband customer (you have to be one to buy the console), then it’s only cheaper than Game’s cheapest penny pack. But an economy is an economy.
Alex LeeJune 24, 2022 9:25 a.m.
PS5 inventory tracking, enable
Hello PS5 hunters and happy Friday. Welcome back to The IndependentThe PS5 restock liveblog, where we’ve made it our mission to ensure that everyone has a PS5 console (with the best deal).
Currently, the PS5 is in stock at six different retailers. You can currently buy a PS5 from Game, BT Shop, Hughes, Studio, Base, and The Game Collection, but as always, all consoles are bundled with games and accessories, driving up the price. Looking for something cheaper or a standalone console? Stick around, we’ll be here all day to bring you the latest news.
Alex LeeJune 24, 2022 8:58 a.m.
PlayStation inventory tracking, signing
Well, that’s all for us for another day, we hope you managed to get yourself a PlayStation 5 using our timely tips and expert advice. Oh, that sound you hear? It is the gentle tapping of our own back.
Before you go, please take advantage of this sort of recap digestive. The PS5 is in stock at Game (check a few similar bundles if the one you want isn’t available) and for BT customers in the BT Store. It is also in stock at Hughes, Studio and The Game Collection.
Still waiting for a single-player console with no frills or accessories? So join us tomorrow when we resume the search again.
Steve HogartyJune 23, 2022 5:22 p.m.
Sign up to buy a PS5 directly from PS Direct
Gamers in the UK can register their interest for a chance to purchase a PS5 direct from PS Direct, Sony’s official storefront for consoles and accessories. If you’re chosen, you’ll get early access to buy the console before anyone else.
All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and away you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 9:30 a.m. All remaining consoles are made available to everyone else around 11am.
Steve HogartyJune 23, 2022 4:29 p.m.
When will Amazon restock the PS5?
Amazon restocked the PS5 as recently as Tuesday, so we don’t expect to see more consoles anytime soon. There’s still a chance we’ll get another drop before all the Amazon Prime Day fun kicks off on July 12.
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We don’t expect to see any discounts on the console, but we recommend adding the PS5 to your wishlist now so you can easily check when it’s in stock.
Steve HogartyJune 23, 2022 3:25 p.m.
Do I need an additional dualsense controller?
They’re sold out now, but bundles like ShopTo and Game usually come with an extra dualsense controller in the box, but do you really need one?
Local multiplayer is obviously the main reason to get your hands on a second pad. This is essential if you hope to play two-player games such as It takes two one of our favorite PS5 games.
But even if you’re only playing with yourself, it’s handy to have a second controller that can be swapped out and charged when the battery starts to drain.
In our review we said, “It’s the natural next step for a PlayStation controller and arguably the best thing about the console. A second is an essential addition for everyone but the most antisocial player.
Steve HogartyJune 23, 2022 2:27 p.m.
The PS5 is in stock at Game
The game has replenished its PS5 bundles.
The cheapest PS5 bundle comes with Forbidden Horizon West and an additional controller for £579.98.
Steve HogartyJune 23, 2022 1:49 p.m.