After a few false starts, it looks like the PlayStation 5 is finally about to go back on sale in the UK.
UK retailer GAME is reportedly planning to open up PS5 orders on the morning of February 11. Frustratingly, GAME is yet to announced a time, but previous drops have taken place in stages, typically on the hour.
One UK stock checker account claims the consoles will be available between 9am GMT and 1pm GMT, which ties in to previous stock drops.
While some rumoured restocks have failed to pan out this week, the latest reports are much more concrete.
GAME has once again started listing PS5 bundles, which is a sign they’re about to go on sale. The GAME website also confirms that payments will be taken from February 11.
Click the link to buy the PS5 from GAME.
Other reports suggest that the PS5 will go on sale at Currys on February 11, as well as Amazon and Very. Other rumours suggest BT and EE will have stock, although our sources claim otherwise.
Express Online will keep updating this article with new information as it becomes available, so keep checking back for live PS5 stock updates.
“PS5 bundles have appeared at GAME. There’s no stock *yet*, but this is a good opportunity to scope out what you want and BOOKMARK THE PAGES so you can get there quickly once the stock goes live. Remember the bigger bundles will last longer!” reads a Digital Foundry Deals tweet.
“It’s likely that we’ll see a drop tomorrow, so stay tuned and I’ll let you know when it happens. Of course, there’s always the danger that I’m away from a computer when it happens, so follow some other Twitter feeds just in case.”
“Since GAME didn’t drop today we are expecting them tomorrow from 9am onwards! There WILL BE A QUEUE! They will drop in WAVES & only accept 1 per household to prevent bots so stay in the queue bcs they may bring you forward randomly!” PS5 UK Stock Alerts tweets.
“I will send the queue links when they drop!”
Needless to say, if GAME has PS5 stock, then there’s a good chance other retailers will restock the device.
Check out the likes of Argos, Currys, ShopTo, AO, John Lewis, Very, Smyths and Amazon.
In addition to bots and scalpers, another reason why the console is so hard to come by is a lack of components.
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki recently said that the manufacturing of PS5 consoles has taken a hit in the last few months. This is due to a lack of semiconductors and other components.
“It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components,” Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki explained.
“We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”
Fingers crossed Sony rectifies the problem sooner rather than later, especially with some of the games expected to drop later in 2021.