It appears at least two retailers will not be hosting any extra PS5 re-stock events in the UK this year.
Argos has updated its website to confirm that they will not have anymore PlayStation 5 stock to sell in 2020.
Argos has been one of the front-runners when it comes to snapping consoles, but it looks like gamers will be stuck waiting until 2021 before they can find more next-gen consoles on its site.
A message posted on the Argos PS5 website reads: “Sorry, PlayStation 5 is currently unavailable. We will not have any further stock for the rest of 2020.”
A sales representative on Twitter has also confirmed that there will be no further stock options in 2020, after a fan was left unable to complete a purchase.
“We are out of stock of the PS5; we are expecting more early 2021. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience and disappointment you have been caused,” the message from Argos support adds.
And Argos isn’t the only retailer in the UK who will be shutting up shop when it comes to further PS5 availability this year.
Smyths have also posted a message saying that “All stock is now allocated. Pre-orders will be fulfilled by December 18th.”
Its website adds that the PlayStation 5 is expected in stock: January 2021, which means a PS5 re-stock is still weeks away.
While the PS5 will remain out of stock at some leading retailers, there is more hope for next-gen gamers hoping to snap up an Xbox Series X.
Argos and Smyths look set to host a stock refresh sometime in December, so there might still be a chance to grab a console before the end of the year.
UK retailer Box.co.uk has confirmed that new shipments of Microsoft’s next-gen console have gone live this week and another allocation is being planned for around December 14.
Box.co.uk is using a ballot system, meaning that it won’t be just a mad rush to grab a next-gen console before they sell out.
A message from the retailer reads: “We’ve been overwhelmed by the support shown to this idea & to everyone who’s entered. We wanted a system that would avoid a fight to the checkout & that would be random & fair to all.
“Successful entries will be contacted informing them of this, with details of how to purchase.
“Our second wave of Series X / S allocation will be drawn the week commencing 14th Dec.
“Unsuccessful entries will be contacted when the ballot is completed & all stock allocated.”
Earlier this week it was revealed that GAME and PlayStation would be holding a free PS5 giveaway.
This event includes four PS5 bundles being offered alongside over 100 PlayStation prizes that can be won.
To be in with a chance of winning one of these PlayStation prizes, you’ll have to head to the official GAME website between 3pm and 5pm GMT on the following dates – Monday, December 7, Tuesday, December 8, Thursday, December 10, Tuesday, December 15 and Thursday, December 17. Then, you’ll need to keep an eagle eye out for the iconic triangle, circle, cross and square PlayStation shapes.
The symbols will be hidden across the GAME website for you to find, with clues being dished out on GAME’s Twitter and Facebook pages.
Over £10,000 of PlayStation prizes are up for grabs, with the PS5 console bundles the most exclusive wins.
And while more PS5 stock is expected in early 2021, it should be noted that supply is expected to remain limited and unable to keep up with demand until later next year.