UK GAMERS are abuzz with anticipation as multiple retailers prepare to restock the PlayStation 5 in the coming weeks.
Amazon, Argos and more are rumoured to be dropping fresh batches of Sony’s new console – here’s where to get hold of one.
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PS5 restocks – when and where?
A number of major UK retailers are expected to drop huge PlayStation 5 restocks as early as this week.
As always, they’re based on estimates, at retailers rarely if ever give away when they’re planning to restock Sony’s next-gen machine.
The following dates and times were put together by the Metro based on predictions from multiple sources.
- Asda – Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th (8 to 10am)
- John Lewis – Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th (7 to 8am)
- Very – Tuesday 3rd to Thursday 5th (9am to 12pm)
- Argos – Tuesday 3rd to Friday 6th 10th (1 to 4am)
- ShopTo – Tuesday 3rd to Wednesday 11th
- Smyths – Wednesday 4th to Friday 6th (8am to 11am)
- AO and Amazon.co.uk – Thursday 12th to Thursday 19th (8 to 10am)
The times are based on previous stock drops released by those retailers in recent months.
Most of the retailers are expected to release at least one batch of consoles this month.
It’s a pattern they’re predicted to keep up until the end of the year, possibly increasing to three a month in December as Christmas approaches.
The two major retailers not on the list are GAME and Currys PC World. They’re expected to make one or two stock drops this month.
What is the PS5?
The PS5 is Sony’s latest and greatest gaming console.
It’s the successor to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and is available in two distinct versions.
Those are the pricey PS5 proper with all the bells and whistles, and the digital edition, which is cheaper but with no disc tray.
Both consoles came out in November 2020 with an impressive roster of launch games.
And they’re going head-to-head with Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Like Sony, Microsoft has opted to launch two machines: A full-works console with a higher price tag and a cheaper one without a disc tray.
The PS5 release date landed on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.
In the UK, gamers weren’t able to get their hands on it until November 19.
The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at $399/£359.
So how does that compare to the PS5’s biggest rival, the Xbox Series X?
Microsoft’s pair of next-gen consoles came out a little earlier and landed on November 10, 2020.
The cheaper disc-free Xbox Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.
PS5 UK store links
All prices were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making any purchase.
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