2022 looks to be one of the most promising years for PS5 gamers, with upcoming titles such as Elden Ring, Sifu, Horizon: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and maybe even the PS5 VR2 headset coming in the next few months.
But customers are still struggling to get their hands on a PS5 console due to the ongoing microchip shortages around the world, which has had a big impact on supply chains for over a year now.
The Playstation 5, gamers are desperately trying to get a new console, and it continues to be the most popular gadget on the planet.
Since its release in November 2020, the British have found it almost impossible to find and even though we’re now in 2022, demand for the console is still high. January has been one of the slowest months for restocks on record, but we have seen a handful of restocks from PlayStation Direct, Game, BT , Amazon, Very and AO, indicating that things are starting to pick up again.
Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new console. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
But British game fans Argos..
Argos PS5 Stock
The new PS5 will be sold at Argos Later this month.
Both the disc and digital versions of the console are in stock.
The console is available from 8am from January 25th to January 28th. Reported by PS5StockUK (@ PS5StockAlertUK).
PS5 inventory demand in the UK
Due to the high demand, many retailers have introduced new rules to prevent Scalper from using the system for profit.
“Demand for PlayStation 5 continues to be very high, and that demand far exceeds current supply.
“We are taking strong steps to maintain a” one per customer “statement so that as many individual customers as possible can successfully purchase.
“All pre-orders are subject to automatic checking.
“Order updates occur after the customer receives a valid order confirmation email.
“At this point, these orders are still pre-orders and have not yet been paid by the customer.
“Once the order check is complete, payment will begin.”
When was the last ShopTo PS5 restock?
Electronics specialist ShopTo had two drops in December, making it the best independent store to buy a PS5 from last month. That said, it hasn’t restocked at all in January, and a lot of people like ShopTo restocks because they always take place on the weekend.
Bizarrely, ShopTo tweeted a restock announcement on 30 December, but it quickly deleted the tweet before most people could see it. We thought that this meant that a restock was about to take place, but nada – we didn’t get a thing. Thankfully, the folks over on the @PS5UKStock Discord server grabbed a screenshot before it was deleted. Could it restock this weekend? We’ll have to wait and see.
PS Plus games February 2022
This has to be one of the first months where the PS Plus games haven’t leaked ahead of time. Usually we know what free games subscribers will be getting at least a week before they’re announced, but nope, not this time. We’ve heard nothing.
We don’t have long left to wait though. The free games for PS Plus subscribers for the PS4 and PS5 games are expected to be unveiled today at 4.30pm. Let’s hope they’re good!
As we’re sure you are all well aware by now, Sony makes two versions of the PlayStation 5. The PS5 digital edition is priced at £349.99, while the regular PS5, which includes a disc drive, costs £449.99. The latter is the same as the Xbox series X, while the less powerful Xbox series S (which also lacks a disc drive) undercuts the digital PS5, at £249. Do note though that the series S is considerably less stacked in processing power compared to the digital edition PS5.
But many retailers, including Game, Very, Argos, ShopTo and Ace Studio, like to sell their PS5 stock in bundles. This often means spending more but getting extras like a second controller, a selection of games and other accessories. Bundles tend to be easier to get hold of, but you’ll end up spending more money than when buying the console on its own. It does help stop scalpers though.
When will Game have more PS5 stock?
Both versions of the PS5 console are currently out of stock at Game. But if the retailer’s recent restocking schedule is anything to go by, we shouldn’t have too much longer to wait.
The last restock at Game took place on 18 and 19 January. There were a large number of console bundles available. The retailer updates its PS5 bundles page with new release dates every few weeks, so we’ll keep our eyes on that page and let you know if we get a new release date.
How to buy a colourful faceplate for your PS5
Fancy giving your PS5 a bit of a makeover? Well now you can, thanks to a set of colourful new faceplates offered by Sony. The first couple of colour options, midnight black and cosmic red, landed ahead of schedule late last week. They are both priced at £44.99 and are available exclusively from Sony’s own PlayStation Direct store. until arriving at other retailers from 17 February.
Three more console covers, with colours called nova pink, starlight blue and galactic purple, will be available later in 2022. Dual sense controllers are also available in these five colours, as well as black and white.