UPDATE: amazon is expected to release new stock of the PS5 today with bundles from Curries Available at select stores. Read on for more information.
With Easter over for another year, leaving only piles of chocolate egg wrappers in its wake, we’re still on the hunt for PS5s – and finding restocked consoles is still as tricky as ever. It has been well over a year since its launch, yet we’re all still struggling to find a console thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
Things started to look up in March, after a dire start to 2022 with the worst two months for drops on record in January and February. April has seen better fortune with large drops from some of the biggest retailers in the UK. We’re now approaching the end of the month, and for the last couple of weeks the situation has slowly improved, with PS5 consoles available at PlayStation Direct and ShopTo, plus more restocks at Currys, Argos, AO, Game and Smyths Toys. Let’s hope that these drops continue as we head towards May.
Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Good morning and welcome back to another day of PS5 hunting with the IndyBest team. We have high hopes for today, as a restock at amazon is expected this morning, and we’ve also heard claims that Sony’s own PlayStation Direct store is due to restock in the coming days too.
As ever, stayed tuned to this live blog as we bring you all of the latest PS5 restocking news from across the UK.
Alistair Charlton20 April 2022 08:50
How to get a PS5 from Amazon
That’s all from us today! We were expecting to see a bundle drop from Very this morning as it’s now been six weeks since the last restock. By our count, this makes it the longest time the retailer has gone without a stock drop. Perhaps we will see more from them next Tuesday?
We won’t have to wait much longer though for the next retailer as we can expect to see more consoles arrive from Amazon tomorrow morning (20 April). Anyone hoping to score a bundle from the retailer will need to have an Amazon Prime subscription in order to be eligible. If you don’t have one already, you can sign up for a free 30-day trial.
Once you have an Amazon Prime membership, make sure that you add the PS5 to your wish list by clicking “add to list” on the product page. Remove often the product will be listed as available before they are shown on the main page.
Because Amazon is such a large retailer, stock tends to sell out within minutes, so make sure you follow the above steps before the drop happens between 8am to 9:30am BST to have a better chance at getting your hands on the console.
We will be back tomorrow morning with more news on PS5 stock as soon as it becomes available. See you then!
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 17:21
Playstation store sale ending soon
A new sale promises the best deals on hundreds of items on Sony’s game store, not just on expansions and other downloadable content, but also on “deluxe” editions of AAA titles.
Customers can make some huge savings on popular titles such as Ghosts of Tsushima: Director’s Cut and the 2021 Game of the Year winner It Takes Two.
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 16:31
‘Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga’ review
One of the biggest games to come out in April was the latest installment in the Lego Star Wars franchise that encompasses all three of the main trilogies.
Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga (£44.99, Currys.co.uk) is the biggest Lego game yet, with over 300 playable characters across nine films.
In our review of the game, we said: “The Skywalker Saga is a fitting tribute to the most enduring film franchise of the last three generations. Fans of both properties will enjoy it, especially those young enough to have missed the first few installations.
“For long-time fans of legostarwars, there’s enough of an improvement to the tried and tested formula to warrant some intrigue, if only to see how far the series has come along.”
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 15:27
‘World of Warcraft’ expansion details
A new live-stream event has been announced for the next expansion in the hugely popular online multiplayer game world of warcraft.
In an update on the official World of Warcraft website, Activision Blizzard posted told players what they can expect to see during the live-stream after the previous expansion, Shadowlands, you have finished.
The live-stream will be available to watch on World of Warcraft’s official Twitch and YouTube channels later today.
Activision Blizzard has not indicated how long the event will last for, but the live-stream itself will commence at 5pm BST and will go into detail about the upcoming additional content.
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 14:31
‘Elden Ring’ 1.04 patch update is now available
Have you had a chance to play one of this year’s biggest releases, Elden Ring? In our review of the game, we said: “Elden Ring offers plenty of challenges for players, while its improved combat mechanics and traversal provide ample opportunity for newcomers to get acquainted with the genre.”
If you have already ventured into the Lands Between, you might be happy to hear that the latest patch is now available.
The usual weapon balancing and bug fixes have been implemented but one additional detail adds some event phases for FromSoftware’s recurring NPC “Patches” who can be found in many of the developer’s games.
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Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 14:09
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Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 13:31
When will ‘Witcher 3’ be released on PS5?
If you missed the news last week, thenThe Witcher III: Wild Hunt next-gen versions for the PS5 and Xbox series X/S have been delayed indefinitely by developer CD Projekt Red.
First announced in September 2020, the planned update promised improved performance for the Playstation 5 and Xbox series X/S as well as faster loading times and ray tracing and smoother frame rates.
The Witcher III was first released in May 2015 on the PS4, Xbox One and PC. And the game has since seen a number of expansions and even a port to the Nintendo Switch.
The next-gen release was originally slated to arrive in the last quarter of 2021 but was then pushed back into 2022. It was being developed by Saber Interactive, who had previously worked on the Nintendo Switch port of the game. However, CD Projekt Red has now confirmed that it has taken over the project’s development.
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 12:34
‘Horizon Forbidden West’ PS5 bundles
Since arriving in February 2022 it can often be found included in many of the bundles that have been dropping in April but is the game worth the price?
In our review, we said: “Guerilla Games has developed its post-apocalyptic marriage of technology and nature to craft a beautifully realized vision of a world desperate for rebirth.
“The story will take new players to unexpected and breathtaking places, and fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will have plenty of their questions answered.”
If you want to find out more about one of the biggest Playstation exclusives then read our full review to find out more.
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 11:54
When will ‘Hogwarts Legacy’ be released on the PS5?
Hogwarts Legacy is an open world Harry Potter tie-in developed by Avalanche Software and published by Warner Bros. Interactive which will take students into the ever-changing halls of Hogwarts as we’ve not seen them before.
Set before the events of Fantastic Beastsplayers will attend Hogwarts in the 19th century as a customizable student in one of the four main houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Ravenclaw and Hufflepuff.
During Playstation’s live-stream of Hogwarts Legacy gameplay, a release window of “holidays 2022” was given, meaning that we can expect to see the new game released sometime before Christmas.
Jasper Pickering19 April 2022 11:11