Update: The PS5 is available at Studio now and could drop at Game later today. Read on for more information.
2022 looks to be a promising year for PS5 gamers, with such upcoming titles ace 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 to PS5?
Well, we’re sad to say that over a year since its launch, customers are still struggling to get their hands on a PS5 console due to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the pandemic.
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Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and even though we’re now in February 2022, demand for the console is still high. January was one of the slowest months for restocks on record, with only 13 drops taking place throughout the month. February has also been pretty slow. There wasn’t a single restock at all last week, but our fortunes are starting to change with drops from Smyths Toys and Very taking place so far this week, and many more predicted to arrive.
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 console. 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:
Consoles are in stock at Studio right now
Good morning and welcome back to the PS5 restock live blog – and we have some good news for you, as the console is available at Studio right now! The PS5 disc edition is being sold as part of a bundle, priced at £554.99 and including both Spider-man: Miles Morales and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart.
Alistair Charlton10 February 2022 08:46
PS5 stock trackers, signing off
And it all started out so well. We’ve had another quiet day here on the blog when it comes to restocks. Nothing from Amazon, and – more shockingly – nothing from Game.
Never mind, there’s still a good chance that we could see more consoles restock at Game tomorrow morning. We’ll be back online bright and early to bring you through all our PS5 predictions and the latest restocks. Bye for now!
Alex Lee9 February 2022 17:21
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Alex Lee9 February 2022 17:10
Follow along with all the Nintendo Direct announcements
Look, we know we’re all Sony fanboys here, but this is a safe place. It’s OK if you love your Nintendo Switch just as much as your PS4 or your (non-existent) PS5. If you’re also a Nintendo loyalist, then you won’t want to want to miss the Nintendo Direct live-stream taking place this evening.
According to Nintendo, fans can expect up to 40 minutes of new information about upcoming titles launching in the first half of 2022. Want to follow along with all the latest? Head on over to our Nintendo Direct live blog below.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 16:40
Save £19 on ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ PS5
‘Horizon Forbidden West’ on PS4 pre-order with free PS5 upgrade: Was £59.99, now £50.99, Currys.co.uk
Curry’s is offering Horizon Forbidden West at a discounted rate when you use a voucher code at checkout. In order to redeem this offer all you have to do is simply add the game to your basket, and make sure to enter the offer code “ALOY15” at the payment stage so as not to unintentionally miss out.
Horizon Forbidden West will be the last title to receive the free PS5 upgrade treatment, meaning that all future PS5 games will require an upgrade fee if users purchased the PS4 version initially.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 15:55
Samsung Galaxy S22 hands-on review
Samsung has just kicked off its Galaxy Unpacked event, and the company is set to unveil a whole new range of S22 smartphones. Want to watch the event while we track PS5 restocks in real-time for you? Call it a done deal. Here is the live-stream embedded below.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 15:00
Want an Xbox series X instead?
We were so hopeful for another great day of restocks after the Smyths Toys and Very drops on Monday and Tuesday, but that doesn’t seem to have happened. We do have some good news for those of you looking for Microsoft’s next-gen console, however.
If you’re on the hunt for the Xbox series X, then the console is currently in stock at Asda, the Microsoft Store and EE. Want to find out how to get it? Head on over to our Xbox series X restock liveblog below.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 14:30
How much is a PS5 in the UK?
As we’re sure you are all aware by now, Sony makes two versions of the PlayStation 5. The PS5 digital edition is priced at £349.99, while the regular PS5, which includes a disc drive, costs £449.99. The latter is the same as the Xbox series X, while the less powerful Xbox series S (which also lacks a disc drive) undercuts the digital PS5, at £249.
But many retailers, including Game, Look and, Argus, ShopTo and Ace Studio, like to sell their PS5 stock in bundles. This often means spending more but getting extras like a second controller, a selection of games and other accessories. Bundles tend to be easier to get hold of, but you’ll end up spending more money than when buying the console on your own.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 13:45
Save 44 per cent on a WD PS5 SSD at Amazon
WD_Black SN850 1TB NVMe gaming SSD with heatsink: Was £257.99, now £144.98, Amazon.co.uk
According to some reports GT7 will reportedly require 110GB minimum in order to play the game and with a storage capacity of 825GB the PS5 will only be able to store so many games at once. Luckily there are options to expand your storage.
We’ve seen this deal for a WD_Black SN850 1TB NVMe Gaming SSD with Heatsink (was £257.99, now £144.98, Amazon.co.uk). That’s a 44 per cent discount which can give your new console up to 2TB of extra storage space.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 12:55
There’s a new PS5 upgrade coming out soon
Sony is about to get the Alexafication treatment. The company revealed that an upcoming software update will give players the ability to say “Hey PlayStation!” and then give the console a range of voice commands.
Commands will include the opening of games or apps, changing settings and skipping songs, just as an example. For those privacy conscious folk, it’s a feature that you will be able to turn off. We’ve got more details in our article below.
Alex Lee9 February 2022 12:08
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