UPDATE 9: The Argos Helpers Twitter account has been responding to PS5 fans about when the retailer will be getting more PlayStation 5 stock.
The @ArgosHelpers Twitter said the retailer is “working hard” to replenish PS5 stock at the moment.
In one tweet the account said: “We are working hard to replenish stock of the PS5 at the moment. Please keep an eye on our website, where you will find the most up to date information on current stock availability. Our contact centre staff are unable to provide any additional information”.
While in another the account posted: “We have no confirmed dates of when we will be receiving any more stock for the PS5. Please keep checking the website for the latest stock information.”
This comes as the @PS5Instant account – which for weeks has been tweeting about the PS5 restocks that recently went live in the UK – said Argos currently has stock, it just needs to be processed.
The @PS5Instant Twitter posted: “I know from the logistics team that Argos currently has stock, just waiting for processing”.
UPDATE 8: PS5 fans have noticed some unusual activity at Amazon UK today which makes them think a new stock drop is imminent.
As spotted by the @UKPS5Notify Twitter account, earlier today Amazon UK removed the listing for the PS5 Disc Edition from their website.
This page was removed earlier this morning, with PlayStation fans thinking this could be a sign a PS5 restock could be happening soon.
The @UKPS5Notify Twitter posted: “PlayStation 5 Disc version seems to have vanished from Amazons product page. Monitoring.”
Responding to the news one PS5 fan tweeted: “It’s not on at all, not even my saved for later one is going to a page or anything, hopefully a sign for a drop”.
While another posted: “If I were to guess, they are getting prepared for all the traffic and are gonna restock it soon”.
A few hours later the PS5 Disc console was relisted on Amazon UK but was still out of stock.
The @UKPS5Notify account posted: “[#PlayStation5 Amazon update] There she is again. Although still [Currently unavailable] …for now?”
UPDATE 7: PS5 stock is expected back at Amazon in the coming moments.
According to the latest stock checker updates, Amazon could soon have a big re-stock, similar to the US retailer.
“Amazon US just had stock,” reads a recent stock checker tweet. “The servers didn’t crash and the stock was available for almost 5 minutes. Expecting to see the same in the UK as well.”
The links below will take you to various PS5 landing pages, which is where you should find stock.
UPDATE 6: According to a new report online, PS5 will be back in stock at Argos on January 24.
It’s worth pointing out that Argos support has given conflicting estimations of a PlayStation 5 re-stock, so you may want to keep checking in the meantime.
UPDATE 5: PS5 is back in stock in the US, where Amazon and Gamestop have both refreshed its stock.
Back in the UK, there are reports that some consoles have been available at Amazon, although this is unconfirmed by Express Online.
Still waiting on the rumoured Argos refresh, although support lines are telling customers to check local listings for potential click and collect orders.
UPDATE 4: Additional PS5 consoles are expected to hit the UK later today (January 21).
According to the PS5 UK Stock Twitter, PlayStation 5 consoles are likely to go on sale at Argos, Very and potentially BT and EE. Smyths should also get digital-only PS5 consoles.
“BT & EE drop tomorrow most likely. Still expecting a drop from Argos who have stock, Smyth’s digital PS5s, Very, Hughes, Amazon, and Amazon Europe (we can import over) & JD Williams (Register interest).”
UPDATE 3: ShopTo is the latest retailer to re-stock the PS5 in the UK.
According to the latest reports, ShopTo is fulfilling PlayStation 5 back orders, presumably to customers who pre-ordered in the past.
The only problem with shopTo is that the website really struggles when demand is high, which could stop some customers from logging in.
“ShopTo has stock guys, but due to heavy demand, their server cannot handle it,” reads a PS5 Stock UK tweet.
“I would recommend downloading Auto Refresher as a Chrome extension and have the bot to reload the website every 10 seconds, and sooner or later it’ll be back online once people get off the site.”
UPDATE 2: PS5 consoles are out of stock at GAME and Currys, although additional units are expected to hit UK retailers in the next 24-hours.
It’s believed some of today’s GAME stock consisted of orders that were cancelled due to suspicious activity. Needless to say, it’s possible we’ll get something similar from Currys.
UPDATE: PS5 consoles are now out of stock at GAME, following a second re-stock in 24-hours.
While many fans have been left disappointed by the big queues and lack of stock, the UK does seem to be getting stock more frequently, which is a good sign.
Interestingly, ShopTo servers are also struggling, which may mean PS5 consoles are back in stock. It’s unconfirmed, but worth checking out.
As a reminder, more retailers are expected to get stock within the next 24-hours, so keep checking back for all the latest PS5 re-stock news.
ORIGINAL: PS5 consoles are slowly coming back in stock throughout the UK.
After Smyths received PS5 stock last week, more and more UK retailers are beginning to replenish their supplies.
Currys and GAME have both started selling PS5 consoles on January 20, although queues for the websites have made it difficult for customers to get hold of consoles.
According to various PS5 Stock accounts on Twitter, even more stock will be released throughout the next 24-hours.
“Don’t worry, there will be more PS5 stock from other retailers – stay tuned,” reads a Digital Foundry Deals tweet.
“PS5s at Currys have just sold out. So if you didn’t manage to get one there’s more drops coming so don’t worry,” PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates tweets.
IGN also claims that more PS5 consoles are on the way, telling fans to try the likes of Argos, Currys, Very and Amazon.
Likewise, it’s also worth visiting John Lewis, AO, ShopTo and the aforementioned GAME, which is likely to receive the most stock.
Some retailers allow customers to register their interest in the PS5, which should result in alerts when the consoles become available.
Express Online will also provide regular stock updates in this very article, so keep checking back if you want to bag a new console.
Anybody lucky enough to get hold of a PlayStation 5 console in the next UK re-stock is in for a treat.
The new PlayStation device has some fantastic features to go with its killer launch line-up.
Most notable of all is the DualSense controller, which makes use of advanced haptic feedback to mirror the action on screen.
In games like Astro’s Playroom, for example, you’ll feel it when your character walks on ice, or is blown backwards by a strong gust of wind.
Adaptive triggers are also used to better mimic the sensation of firing a gun, or pulling back on the strings of a bow.
The adaptive triggers are best demonstrated in games like Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, Fortnite and Borderlands 3, where different weapons provide different levels of resistance.
It will be interesting to see how games like Horizon Zero Dawn 2 use the adaptive triggers and haptic feedback, especially considering the emphasis of hunting hulking beasts with high-tech bows.
Speaking of the DualSense controller, Bethesda recently revealed how the pad would be used in upcoming action game Deathloop.
“Your trigger button locks up mid-firefight. Damn, another gun jam. It really might be time to find a new weapon,” reads a PlayStation blog post.
“You feel the scrape of your boots against stone as you clamber up a wall. The control rumbles in your hands with each movement.
“You hear a quiet beeping emanating from the controller’s speaker; there’s a mine nearby, so you better watch your step.
“These are just a few examples of how Deathloop is taking advantage of the PlayStation 5’s DualSense controller to enhance the immersive experience. Deathloop arrives on consoles exclusively for PS5 on May 21, 2021.”