PS5 UK stock – live: today’s news on AO, Game, BT, Argos restocking and more
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The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply issues and a global chip shortage have slowed production of Sony’s next-gen console. New stock is always hard to find, and when it does show up, the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restockings, but was still much better than June and July. While not as good as in August, we still saw some big drops in Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Game. We had 10 drops to complete the month of September. The question now is, will October be good? He doesn’t look too peachy yet. So far we have only seen online restockings of AO.com, BT, and ShopTo, plus an in-store discount at Smyths Toys.
If you’re still looking for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is here to give you the latest information on Playstation 5 restockings from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, the latest PS5 games and accessories to buy.
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The best PS5 games for your new console
Did you manage to get a PS5? Or maybe you’ll buy some games while patiently waiting for the console to come back in stock. In this case, we hope that these games will not torment you for too long.
If you’re looking for games, we’ve got a roundup of best ps5 titles so you can navigate.
In the bestseller Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game (£ 44.99, Currys.fr), Peter Parker is replaced by his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A new generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the formula of the original, ”said our reviewer. “It’s a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, much less busy work, and an endearing, goofy protagonist who continues to harness his powers.”
During this time, Demon souls (£ 57.99, Currys.fr) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive Gothic architecture, gaping arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while still staying perfectly true to the aesthetics and vibe of the original game,” said our tester.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 4:00 PM
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
While waiting for the new PS5 stock to arrive, we thought we’d draw your attention to our review of the all-new Nintendo Switch OLED. The portable console has received a major update, with a new OLED display that’s bigger and brighter than before, as well as a redesigned kickstand and double the internal storage. Our reviewer said, “The bigger screen is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is absolute fun. The kickstand is so solid and makes us want to never look at that little rocker on the back of the original Switch ever again.
The new Nintendo Switch OLED is priced at £ 309.99 and is available for purchase now.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 3:02 PM
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Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 1:59 PM
Get ready for Black Friday 2021 and the best PS4 deals of the year
Black Friday is approaching and you know the score. It is the trade event of the year and will see offers on a wide range of products. Game offerings are often plentiful, and with the PS5 still new (and hard to find), we expect to see plenty of discounts on the PS4. It’s an older console, but the developers will continue to make PS4 games for quite a while, and even many successful PS5 titles, like Gran Turismo 7, will also come to PS4.
The IndyBest team will work hard throughout Black Friday to bring you the best PS4 deals.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 1:01 PM
How is the PS5 Digital Edition different?
If you didn’t know, there are two versions of the PS5. The only difference between them is that the PS5 digital edition does not have a disc player, unlike the regular PS5 which is also known as the disc edition.
This means that the games must be downloaded in the digital edition before they can be played. It also means that this console is slightly thinner than the disc edition, but just as tall and deep. The disc edition measures 390 x 104 x 260 mm, while the digital edition measures 390 x 92 x 260 mm.
The lack of a disc player also means that the digital edition is cheaper, with a suggested retail price of £ 359.99, compared to £ 449.99 for the disc edition. Otherwise, they work exactly the same.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 12:02 PM
The best accessories for your new PS5
If you’ve managed to find a PS5 or just want to get a head start, we’ve rounded up some of the best accessories for the new console. These include a charging station for your controllers, an HD camera, headphones, additional storage space, a deal on PlayStation Plus and much more.
As a taster, here are some of the best accessories to buy for your PS5:
- Best controller – PS5 dualsense controller: £ 56.99, Amazon.com
- Best charging station – PS5 dualsense charging station: £ 24.99, Amazon.com
- Best camera – PS5 HD Camera: £ 40.99, Amazon.com
- Best headphones – PS5 pulse 3D wireless headphones: £ 89.99, Currys.fr
- Best remote control – PS5 multimedia remote control: £ 24, Amazon.com
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 11:32
When will Smyths Toys have more PS5 stock?
Smyths Toys already had a restock this month, on October 5th. But that drop was in-store only, and no console was available on the retailer’s website. As for online stock, Smyths says more PS5 consoles will be available at some point in October, but isn’t more specific than that at this time.
In the meantime, be sure to check your local Smyths Toys store regularly. Call or keep an eye on Blacksmiths website, which shows when any of its stores have PS5 stock available. The website currently does not display any stock at any stores, but we urge readers to keep an eye on the site as the site is updated when the consoles arrive.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 11:22 AM
How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT
BT lends a helping hand to its customers when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of opening virtual doors and facing a stampede like other retailers, BT is sending out unique discount codes to its customers.
If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribed to BT Sport, you can request to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 the next time the BT store has a replenishment. You still have to pay the normal price, of course, but this system is a good way to reward BT customers and give them a better chance of getting a console.
BT is one of the few retailers to have had a PS5 restock this month, dropping exclusively for its broadband customers on October 4. BT did have three restockings in September, however, so we expect to see at least two more during this month.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 10:52 AM
Can you play PS4 games on PS5?
Yes you can! Almost any PS4 game you already own is playable on PS5. You will be able to download all the games you bought through PlayStation Store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.
If you have the PS5 Disc Edition, you will also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way. Obviously, since there is no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you will not be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We have compiled together a list of our favorites PS4 games, and most of them have come down in price since the PS5 was released.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 10:28 AM
How to buy an Xbox Series X
If you think buying a PS5 is hard work, you should try and find an Xbox Series X. Microsoft’s next-gen rival console is even harder to locate at the moment with the stock appearing at random then disappearing almost immediately. Fortunately, the IndyBest team is here to help. We also run a UK live replenishment blog for the Xbox Series X, so if you’re in the market for Microsoft’s console, go ahead now.
Alistair CharltonOctober 11, 2021 10:05 AM
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