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PS5 restock UK – live: PS5 stock updates from Game, AO, John Lewis and more as they happen



PlayStation 5 restocks coming in soon

Update: The PS5 could drop at Game, Smyths Toys, Very, John Lewis, Asda and more this week. Read on for more information.

The PS5 console was released more than six months ago, but if you’re a gamer you’ll know how hard it has been to get your hands on the latest device.

Restock issues have been plaguing Sony since the reveal, and despite stores reopening in the UK as lockdown measures lift, the situation doesn’t seem to be getting much better.

It has become so difficult for people to get their hands on a PS5 that it’s spawned a whole Twitter community of stock trackers, as well as a 24,500-strong community of Redditors all trying to nab the console before it sells out again.

But, it’s not all bad news, as we enjoyed some of the best PS5 stock drops yet in May. There was a huge 20,000-strong drop from Game, the long-awaited Very release, and restocks at Amazon, AO, Smyths, ShopTo, Argos and others. Pretty much every major retailer had a stock drop (sometimes more than one) last month. And June is expected to be even better, although that hasn’t been the case just yet.

Last week was a lot quieter on PS5 stock drop front, with only one release appearing from Amazon which lasted just half an hour. However, there’s seven drops rumoured for this week from the likes of Game, John Lewis and Very.

Owing to the high demand, we’re here to help you get your hands on the coveted Playstation by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well as offering the latest details on any rumoured releases. Follow live so you don’t miss out.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:


For those of you who have yet to take advantage of the PlayStation Days of Play sale, what are you waiting for? Both PS4 games and PS5 games are discounted right now. The sale ends on 9 June, so you better get your skates on.

Miles Morales, Death Stranding, Ghost of Tsushima and many more are currently on sale. Take a look at our Days of Play buying guide for more information and a roundup of the best games currently on sale. We’ll keep looking out for any PS5 drops.

Alex Lee7 June 2021 11:29


A trick for the upcoming AO PS5 restock

It’s been a while since AO had a PS5 restock, with the console last hitting those virtual shelves on 19 May. Stock trackers are predicting that the console will drop between 8 June and 10 June this week, so hopefully not long left now.

There’s a little trick to getting the PS5 from, discovered in previous drops by the @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account. It takes a little bit of effort, but many people have seen success using it when the console is live but showing “out of stock”. Note: This will only work when the PS5 product page is live on AO and you’ll need to be using Google Chrome.

  1. When the PS5 product page is live, copy the PS5’s product ID and save it somewhere safe.
  2. Navigate to a random item on AO’s website.
  3. Right-click on the ‘Buy now’ button on the random item. In the element inspector, replace the product’s ID with the PS5’s product ID.
  4. Click ‘Buy now’.

Alex Lee7 June 2021 10:32


When will Amazon have a PS5 restock?

The last time Amazon had a PS5 restock was in the first week of June. It’s pretty much the only retailer to have a drop so far this month, if we discount’s meagre and ludicrously expensive new bundle. One PS5 stock tracking account says that we should expect at least one more PS5 drop from Amazon before the month is up.

The Amazon drop lasted a short half an hour, despite reportedly having 11,000 consoles in stock. Looking at past drops, it seems that Amazon always releases the PS5 digital edition (£359.99, first, and then follows it up with the PS5 disc edition (£449.99, roughly half an hour later. We’ll let you know if we hear more.

Alex Lee7 June 2021 09:42


An update on the Game PS5 restock

If you were following the live blog last week, you could probably feel our frustration seeping through the screen as the predicted Game drop continued to elude us. Apparently, the no-show was because the retailer was still trying to pack, deliver and fulfil the huge number of PS5s from the week before. If you remember – and were lucky enough to get one – there were 20,000 PS5s and PS5 bundles up for grabs.

Hopefully it’s all settled now, and those of you yet to secure one can order the console sometime this week. Until then, we’ll continue to keep you alert of any fresh news.

Alex Lee7 June 2021 09:00


PS5 restock UK – Here’s what’s coming up this week

Good morning PS5 seekers! After one of the worst weeks for PS5 drops in the first week of June, we’re hopeful that this week might make up for it. Stock trackers are predicting we’ll see not one, not two, but seven PS5 drops this week. While these ephemeral consoles don’t always materialise in the way we hope, we’ll be happy if at least four of them dropped.

We’re finally expecting to see last week’s rumoured 12,400 PS5 bundles from Game, potentially today, but more likely tomorrow or 9 June.

Alex Lee7 June 2021 08:36

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