Update: curries, smyths toys, John Lewis and partners Y Asda They haven’t out of stock yet this month. Could they restock before February? Read on for more information.
2022 looks to be one of the most promising years for PS5 gamers, with upcoming titles like What elden ring, Sifu, Horizon: Forbidden West, Grand Touring 7 and maybe even the PS5 VR2 headset coming in the next few months. But how difficult is it to get a PS5?
Well, we’re sad to say that customers are still struggling to get their hands on a PS5 console due to the ongoing global shortage of semiconductors, which has had a huge impact on supply chains for over a year.
Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and even though we are now in 2022, demand for the console is still high. January has been one of the slowest months for restocks on record, but we’ve seen a handful of restocks from PlayStation Direct, Game, BT, Amazon, Very and AO, indicating that things are starting to pick up again.
As we enter February, we expect to see more regular stock updates from retailers. Our live blog is here to bring you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as give you the lowdown on the best games and accessories to bring along with your new console. If you want to know which online retailers will be the first to restock, keep scrolling for updates as they happen.
Check out the stock of UK PS5 retailers below:
Good morning PS5 stock trackers
Good morning everyone, we’re back with the PS5 live blog to let you know when we can expect some imminent drops from the console.
On the PS5 front, things have been very slow this week. we haven’t seen a unique Retailers will release PS5, which makes the upcoming restock a bit more exciting.
We’ll be sure to let you know as soon as we learn of one. Stick with us as we post regular updates and tips on what to do with a PS5 when you finally get your hands on one.
Jasper Pickering28 January 2022 08:12
A roundup of today’s PS5 restock events
Gosh Brain, what are we going to write in our closing post tonight?
Same thing we write every night, Pinky.
There have been no stock drops this week.
None. Any. Single. No. Keiner. τίποτα. It’s been the driest week we’ve ever seen, but we’re not giving up! Tomorrow we regroup! Tomorrow we find consoles! Catch them all then.
Alex Lee27 January 2022 17:04
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Alex Lee27 January 2022 16:30
Ratchet & Clank Review: Rift Apart’ PS5
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is one of our favorite games of 2021 and earned a spot in our roundup of the best PS5 games.
“Break Apart it has charm to burn, in its character design, animated combat mechanics, and explorable levels that feel big without looking like a maze, busy without being cluttered,” our writer said in his review. “This is one of the best looks at what the new generation of consoles has to offer. It’s big, it’s brilliant, and it’s almost impossible not to love.”
Currys currently sells it for £59.99; most places have it available for £69.99.
Alex Lee27 January 2022 15:55
Release date of ‘Lego Star Wars’ on PS5
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga was first announced in 2019 to coincide with the release of the upcoming skywalker rise movie, but as you would expect from video games these days, due to frequent delays, it got pushed back again and again and again.
But luckily, on January 20, 2022, a new trailer was released. And in it, we get confirmation that Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga would be released on Tuesday, April 5, 2022.
Alex Lee27 January 2022 15:05
Why is it harder to find the digital edition of PS5 than the disc edition?
If you’ve been following our stock updates for a while, you’ve probably noticed that the PS5 disc edition console is much easier to buy than the digital edition, and the digital console usually sells out in minutes.
It’s been that way since the console first launched back in November. When eurogamer spoke to sources at various retailers prior to the console’s release, retailers were said to have been allocated around 25 percent digital edition consoles and 75 percent disc edition consoles.
We don’t know if the situation has changed since then, but we still see fewer digital edition consoles going down than disc edition consoles. Retailers themselves may also prefer to order on disc edition console rather than digital: they cost more (£449.99) for one, and can bundle it with physical games to charge a premium.
Although Sony built a lighter PS5 console, it still seems like the digital edition is harder to find than the disc.
Alex Lee27 January 2022 14:15
On the hunt for an Xbox Series X?
The Xbox Series X is just as hard to buy as the PS5. Fortunately, the team at IndyBest are on hand, with our Xbox Series X Restock Live Blog, bringing you news of all the latest Xbox news from across the UK.
If you’re in the market for an Xbox Series X, head over to our live blog for your best chance of securing a console. We’ve seen it in stock at Asda and EE right now.
Alex Lee27 January 2022 13:25
‘Horizon Forbidden West’ will take up a lot of your PS5 storage
We are not exaggerating when we say that the next generation games for the PS5 and Xbox series X consoles are massive. They often take up a lot of storage space, which can be a problem for the PS5 (and Xbox series S) digital edition, since it doesn’t have a disc drive, so full games need to be downloaded and installed on the console itself. .
We mention this because it seems that the next Forbidden Horizon West the game will take up between 86GB and 120GB of storage, that’s almost an eighth of the PS5’s total storage supply.
This is why we recommend getting an SSD like the one shown in the post below. If you’re still intrigued by the game itself, read our explainer:
Alex Lee27 January 2022 12:35
PS5 Storage Expansion
Gamers can now expand the internal storage of their PlayStation 5 with the installation of an M.2 SSD. If you’re looking to expand the storage of your PS5, we recommend the Seagate firecuda 530, which comes with a heatsink. It costs £175 (Currys.es).
“A cooling structure, like a heatsink, is something that all PS5-compatible SSDs require to function properly, and it’s nice that you don’t have to go to the effort of installing your own with this Seagate model,” our reviewer said. Writer. in your review. “Firecuda 530 allows you to conveniently download, copy and launch PS5 and PS4 games directly from internal storage, as well as media apps like Plex. Transfer speeds are also blazingly fast, with Seagate saying it offers speeds of up to 7,000MB/s.”
Alex Lee27 January 2022 11:45
Get this PS5 ‘Fifa 22’ bundle for cheap
If you’re looking to buy the latest game on the fifa franchise, so Currys is currently bundling the game with a Midnight Black Two-Way Controller for £10 less than usual.
PS5 ‘Fifa 22’ with extra two-way controller: Was £129, now £119, Currys.co.uk
Haven’t managed to pick up Fifa 22 on PS5 yet? Now is your chance! The newest entry in the Fifa franchise is here, complete with the integration of HyperMotion technology, making the beautiful game look more realistic than ever. In addition, there are new mechanics in the game, such as an explosive sprint and a new goalkeeping system. Currys currently bundles the game with a midnight black dualsense PS5 controller for £119. All other retailers sell this bundle for £129.
Amazon is selling this bundle with the white two-way controller for even less (was £129.98, now £104.98, Amazon.co.uk). It’s temporarily out of stock, but you can still place and order now and the retailer will ship it out as soon as it’s ready.
Alex Lee27 January 2022 11:15
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