PS5 stock – live: Very, AO, Argos, Game and Currys restocks are still available – how to buy a console
Update July 28: The PS5 is still in stock at Verythe BT Shop and Argoswith digital edition packs also available at Game, To analyse and curries, which has no less than 13 bundles in stock. The PS5 is sold out at AO and Amazon. Read on for more information.
Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been ridiculously difficult to pick up. Supply chain issues resulting from the coronavirus pandemic have all but halted production of Sony’s latest games console.
Thankfully, the stock situation has improved dramatically in recent months, with PS5 bundles readily available from at least one retailer since late April, with Game and BT Shop, as well as several independent retailers like The Game Collection and Scan leading the way.
So far, this avalanche of console restocking has continued all summer. But while restocks have become more frequent, buying a console on its own remains a challenge, with retailers preferring to restock bundles rather than the standalone console – those sell out in the blink of an eye. Digital consoles – bundles included – were even harder to find until this week, when we finally saw the cheapest console arrive at several retailers.
If you’re still on the hunt for the elusive PlayStation 5, we’ve got a tip for you: sit back on this live blog and watch your real-time alerts. Our goal is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, whether it’s a bundle, standalone disc or digital edition console, as well as providing you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, plus the latest game reviews.
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What is the difference between the PS5 disc and the digital editions?
Sony produces two versions of the PS5. These are known as Disc Edition and Digital Edition. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive. This means that games can only be played by downloading them, and there’s obviously no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.
The digital edition is also cheaper, at £359.99 versus £449.99 for the disc edition. Retailers haven’t shown much love to the digital edition over the past couple of years, but we’re happy to say stock is now more readily available.
In fact, although it’s not available on its own, you can get the PS5 Digital Edition with Forbidden Horizon Westa second Dualsense controller and Game Controller Case for £479.99 right now.
Alistair CharltonJuly 28, 2022 11:01 a.m.
These branches of Game have PS5 stock on shelves today
As is increasingly the case, a handful of game stores have PS5 consoles on their shelves. Stock is usually very limited, so it’s often worth calling your local gaming branch ahead of time to check that the consoles are still available before you go.
Each game store has its own Twitter account, which is used to tweet about in-store promotions and daily console stock levels. You can see every tweet from every store using this twitter list.
Here are the stores with consoles in stock today:
- Greater Yarmouth
- Upper Wycombe
Alistair CharltonJuly 28, 2022 10:28 a.m.
The game has these PS5 bundles in stock today
The game currently has a good range of PS5 bundles in stock, ranging in price from £479.99 to £649.96. The entry-level bundle is a PS5 Digital Edition with Forbidden Horizon Westplus a second Dualsense controller and controller box.
Game’s most expensive deal includes the PS5 Disc Edition, Forbidden Horizon West, Gran Truismo 7 and a second Dualsense controller.
Alistair CharltonJuly 28, 2022 10:00 a.m.
This PS5 bundle can be pre-ordered today from Very
Very is another retailer with PS5 stock available, but shoppers will need to be patient. As Game sometimes does, Very operates a pre-order system where a bundle can be ordered today, but won’t arrive until August 12th. The bundle in question includes the PS5 disc edition, plus Forbidden Horizon West and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. It is priced at £559.98.
Alistair CharltonJuly 28, 2022 9:40 a.m.
This is the cheapest PS5 bundle available today
We said earlier that the PS5 console is not available on its own. While that’s true, the console can still be picked up, complete with game, for less than £500. It’s thanks to a bundle at Game that includes the PS5 Digital Edition and Forbidden Horizon Westan additional Dualsense controller and controller box, and is priced at £479.99.
The game previously sold the digital edition with only Forbidden Horizon West for £409.99, but this package is currently sold out.
Alistair CharltonJuly 28, 2022 9:21 a.m.
Hello, PS5 hunters
Hello and welcome to another day of PS5 hunting with the IndyBest team. We’re starting off with some good news today, as the console is in stock at various retailers across the UK. This also includes bundles with the Disc Edition and the cheaper, less spotty Digital Edition.
Buying either console on its own is always very tricky, with small handfuls of isolated consoles popping up on Game’s shelves from time to time. Your best bet is to get yourself a set, then you can always sell the included games and accessories if you don’t want them.
Stick with this live blog for the latest PS5 restock news, as soon as we have it.
Alistair CharltonJuly 28, 2022 9:12 a.m.
Logging out of the live blog
We’re closing the shutters on our PS5 restock live blog for another day, and it’s been another hit for UK console hunters. As we leave you tonight, there is still stock at Very (albeit for pre-order), as well as BT Shop, Argos (in select regions only), Game, Currys and Scan.
We’re even seeing digital edition consoles still available to buy from Game and Currys, which is something of a novelty given how rare this release is this year and much of 2021 too. Today, Amazon also introduced a purchase request system in the UK, where buyers can register their interest. Amazon then emails random redemption codes to some of those who signed up, in an effort to balance supply and demand and make shopping fairer for everyone.
As always, we’ll be back tomorrow for another day of PS5 hunting at retailers across the UK and US.
Alistair CharltonJuly 27, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Smyths is still expecting inventory before August
Smyths doesn’t have PS5 stock at the moment, but its website says more will arrive before the end of July. With August 1 falling next Monday, the toy retailer doesn’t have long to deliver on its promise. This will hopefully see the PS5 disc edit with Forbidden Horizon West for £499.99 back in stock.
As for the other PS5 elements, like the console alone or a bundle with Gran Turismo 7Smyths says these won’t be in stock online for some time in August.
Alistair CharltonJuly 27, 2022 5:03 p.m.
These Game Branches Have PS5 Stock Available In Stores Today
We spotted a handful of PS5 consoles on the shelves of select Game branches today. These tend to sell out very quickly, so it’s always worth calling your local store to check if the consoles are still there before you go. Stores tend to regularly tweet about console stock levels, and you can see all of the tweets from all branches of Game in this twitter list.
Here are the stores with PS5 stock today:
- Fraser’s Carlisle House
- Pontypridd Sports Direct
- Greater Yarmouth
Alistair CharltonJuly 27, 2022 3:58 p.m.
The best 4K TV for your new PS5
If you just bought a PS5, you might also be looking for a new TV. The PS5 outputs video at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. This is something that not all TVs can handle, so if you want to see your new console performing at its best, a new TV might be worth it.
We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available today, from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others. And the good news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great 4K TV – prices for our favorites start at under £400.
Alistair CharltonJuly 27, 2022 3:31 p.m.