PS5 stock shortages continue to be a problem for potential customers, despite a recent run of UK restocks.
Judging by the latest stock reports, large shipments of PlayStation 5 consoles won’t be available until February, although smaller batches are likely to be available in drips and drabs.
Express Online will do its best to make sure you don’t miss any potential PS5 restocks. We’ll keep this article updated with all the latest rumours, reports and live stock alerts as they come in.
According to the PS5 UK Stock – Instant Alerts Twitter page, BT and EE are expected to open PlayStation 5 console orders this week. Express Online hasn’t been notified of a BT restock (usually we find out the night before), but it’s still worth checking the website on Friday morning.
There’s also a good chance that some orders will be cancelled and more stock will trickle over the weekend.
In terms of bigger restocks, the PS5 Stock UK feed claims that Argos could have one update on February 4, followed by a second big drop on February 22.
Based on the report, the Argos Warehouse will get two additional drops on March 8 and March 22.
It’s speculated that GAME could be getting a big restock as early as February 9.
“GAME has now changed their PS5 delivery date to 26/02,” reads a PS5 Stock UK tweet.
“Previously, it was 05/02 and they released the console on the 19th, which was 17 days before. So if we take 17 days from the 26th, a restock is very likely on the 9th February which fits in as it’s a Tuesday.”
Elsewhere, Smyths has confirmed that the PlayStation 5 will be back in stock in February.
Sadly, there’s no word on when Currys and Amazon will get a full restock, although it’s safe to assume it will follow a similar timeline to the other major retailers.
If you’re really desperate, then you could head on over to CEX, where prices have been reduced to £790. It’s still ridiculously high, but it’s a good sign to see the prices coming down.
If you’re still struggling to get hold of a PS5, then it’s worth bookmarking the Stock Informer website, and following social media channels such as Digital Foundry Deals.
Some retailers allow customers to register their interest in the PS5, which should result in alerts when the consoles become available.
Express Online will also provide regular stock updates in this very article, so keep checking back if you want to bag a new console.
Anybody lucky enough to get hold of a PlayStation 5 console in the next UK re-stock is in for a treat.
There are already some fantastic games available on the console, including Demon’s Souls, Astro’s Playroom and Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Upcoming game releases include Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart, Resident Evil Village, Deathloop, Ghostwire: Tokyo and Horizon Forbidden West.
The Horizon Zero Dawn sequel is arguably the pick of the bunch, as Aloy explores a brand new area.
“Explore distant lands, fight bigger and more awe-inspiring machines, and encounter astonishing new tribes as you return to the far-future, post-apocalyptic world of Horizon.
“The land is dying. Vicious storms and an unstoppable blight ravage the scattered remnants of humanity, while fearsome new machines prowl their borders. Life on Earth is hurtling towards another extinction, and no one knows why.
“It’s up to Aloy to uncover the secrets behind these threats and restore order and balance to the world. Along the way, she must reunite with old friends, forge alliances with warring new factions and unravel the legacy of the ancient past – all the while trying to stay one step ahead of a seemingly undefeatable new enemy.”