Update 7 July: PS5 bundles in stock at the BT Shop, EE and Scan. The PS5 could restock at Game this week. Read on for more information.
Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been seriously difficult to get hold of. Supply chain issues stemming from the global pandemic have brought the production of Sony’s latest games console to a near-standstill.
Thankfully, things have improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout the entire months of May and June, with Game and the BT Shop, plus several independent retailers like The Game Collection leading the charge. We expect this avalanche of console restocks to continue throughout the summer. With Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, we’re also playing close attention to the tech giant’s website this week.
Despite restocks becoming more regular, buying a console on its own is still more difficult than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re after a bundle or the standalone PS5 disc and PS5 digital edition consoles.
Are you still hunting down the elusive PlayStation 5? Our goal is to secure you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to nab alongside your new console, plus the latest game reviews.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Check stock from US PS5 retailers below:
Good morning, PS5 hunters, and welcome back to another day here on the IndyBest live blog. Amazon stock ran dry overnight, but we can still see console bundles available at a handful of retailers, and there’s hope that Game might have a restock before the end of the week.
As ever, stay tuned to this live blog for all of the very latest PS5 restocking news across the UK and US.
Alistair Charlton7 July 2022 08:41
PS5 stock tracker, over and out!
That’s all from us today! It’s been a busy day, with drops from John Lewis & Partners and Very, while the restocks at Currys, BT, and EE continued.
If it’s a bundle you’re after, head over to Currys. Its currently selling the PS5 bundled with Horizon Forbidden West, starwars, an extra controller, and even a headset (£649, Currys.co.uk). But if it’s the standalone console, we’ll be back tomorrow with all the latest news and intel.
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 17:30
Will there be a PlayStation 5 Slim?
There shouldn’t be any doubt that it will, but of course, it’s just a matter of when. Reports have noted that with its previous track record in mind, the company will launch a slimmer version of the console in 2023 or 2024, which is around three years after the PS5 hit the shelves. We’ll of course keep you in the know as soon as we hear any news.
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 17:00
Can you play PS4 games on the PS5?
Yes, you can! The overwhelming majority of the PS4 games you own are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation Store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.
If you’ve got the disc edition of the PS5, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way, too. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite PS4 games, and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 came out.
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 16:00
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Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 15:00
Amazon’s pre-Prime Day gaming deals
Amazon’s Prime Day will be on 12 and 13 July, but of course, the online giant kicked off its early deals a whole two weeks in advance, which is its earliest date. So if you can’t wait until next week to bag a bargain, we’ve already started documenting all the best early discounts.
Our guide to the best pre-Prime Day gaming deals is looking particularly strong, so if you want to save on your next big purchase, we’d recommend having a browse:
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 14:00
Smyths PS5 restock news
Smyths Toys last had an online restock on 25 May at 10am. So if you’re wondering when it’ll do its next drop, you’re not the only one. But, judging by the retailer’s website, PS5 stock is expected at some point this month (we know, not very precise). With this in mind, we’ll be checking Smyths Toys very regularly to make sure you’re kept in the know.
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 13:00
When will Amazon restock the PS5?
Amazon last had a restock of the disc edition console on 21 June and the digital edition console on the same date. Both times, stock sold out in less than an hour. The retailer usually releases the PS5 disc edition before the PS5 digital edition, so be aware if you see one go live before the other.
On 14 July 2021, Amazon made the console exclusively available to Prime members for the first time, which may be good at combating scalper bots in the future. It has only made the console available to Prime customers ever since.
As it stands, we’re unsure of the exact date Amazon will restock, but our top tip is to make sure you’re a Prime member – you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 12:30
PS5 VR2: What you need to know
In case you didn’t already know, Sony has a new virtual reality headset on the way. It’s been designed to work exclusively with the PS5 and is called the PlayStation VR2. The tech giant hasn’t yet announced when it will be releasing the new device, but we’re hazarding a guess that it’ll be sometime in autumn. If you want to know more, read our detailed guide which has all the details, including spec, price, and the best VR games to play:
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 12:00
Upcoming PS5 games to expect in 2022, from Stray to The Last Of Us Part I
If you’re yet to get your hands on the all-new console, we’d recommend snapping up one now. The PS5 is available to buy now from John Lewis & Partners (£629.99, Johnlewis.com).
But once you’ve ordered that, it’s time to think about the games you can play on it. And as for upcoming options this year, there’s plenty to get excited about. For example, stray will be available from 19 July, while The Last of Us Pat I will launch in September.
For all the details on new, upcoming games to get excited about, read our guide now:
Eva Waite-Taylor5 July 2022 11:36