The PS5 arrived in the UK almost a full year ago, on 19 November 2020, but supply problems and a global chip shortage have caused the production of Sony’s new game console to slow significantly. New stock is still difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly, both in-store and online.
November has got off to an extremely slow start when it comes to PS5 restocks. Last week, we only saw John Lewis & Partners, Game and ShopTo drop stock. But it’s starting to pick up, with AO, Very and Asda having dropped on Tuesday and Littlewoods on Wednesday. We’re hoping that momentum will continue to improve.
If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, plus the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED
If handheld gaming is more your thing then check out our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED. The console features an OLED display for the first time, which is larger than before and produces punchier colours and deeper blacks. There’s also a redesigned kickstand and double the internal storage of its predecessor.
Our reviewer said of the £309.99 console: “The larger display is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is an absolute joy. The kickstand feels so solid and makes us never want to look at that little toggle on the back of the original Switch ever again…this is absolutely the best version of the console yet.”
Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 15:59
The best tech deals for Black Friday 2021
With November under way, Black Friday really is just around the corner. The day itself lands on 26 November this year, but retailers like to fire the starting gun early, and we’re already seeing some early tech and gaming deals land online.
Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 15:00
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Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 14:02
How big is the PS5?
Not as strange a question as you might think, because the PS5 is massive. It’s often an easy joke to say how big the next generation of game consoles are, ever since the chunky original Xbox arrived, followed by the even bigger PS4.
But, while the Xbox series X is also rather large, it’s the PS5 that is least likely to fit under your television. The digital edition is slightly slimmer, due to not having a disc drive, but both consoles are equally tall when stood on end.
They are 390mm tall and 260mm deep, while the disc edition is 104mm thick and the digital edition is 92mm. Both consoles are intended to be stood upright, but also come with a plastic stand to help them rest on their side – likely the only way most buyers will fit the console under their TV.
Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 13:01
The rumoured John Lewis PS5 drop has been cancelled
We aren’t too surprised by this bit of news, considering it coincides with Black Friday, but according to @PS5StockAlertUK, the rumoured John Lewis & Partners restock at the end of the month has been cancelled.
John Lewis did have a restock earlier this month, so it’s more likely now that the retailer will restock the console in December, depending on stock levels during the Christmas rush.
Alex Lee12 November 2021 12:30
How to buy an Xbox series X
The Xbox series X is just as hard to buy as the PS5. In fact, in recent weeks restocks of the Microsoft console have been even rarer. Thankfully, the IndyBest team is on hand, with a live blog bringing you all of the latest news on Xbox restocks right across the UK.
Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 11:59
Currys PS5 vip codes could drop next week
Despite Currys having shuttered its priority pass draw to new entrance in June, the retailer is still sending out codes on a regular basis. For those still waiting to be selected for a priority pass, next week might be your final chance before Christmas.
According to @MSTVTweets, who tracks stock of the PS5, another round of PS5 disc edition codes will be sent out on 16 November. We’ll alert you when these codes are sent out next week.
Alex Lee12 November 2021 11:28
The best gaming deals for Black Friday 2021
Black Friday is now upon us, with some retailers starting their sales more than a fortnight early. As ever, technology and gaming will be hot topics, with discounts expected on consoles, games, accessories and more. The IndyBest team will be with you every step of the way, highlighting the best deals from right across the web.
Gaming deals this Black Friday will be up for grabs far and wide, from specialists like Game and ShopTo, as well as general retailers like Amazon, Very, Argos, Currys and more. We can’t promise discounts on the still-tricky-to-find Xbox series X and PlayStation 5, nor the Nintendo Switch OLED – which we have recently reviewed, but you can definitely expect to see money off games, accessories, other consoles and digital services.
Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 11:03
Best PS5 games
Congratulations to anyone who has managed to buy a PS5 recently. With the console now on its way, you’re probably going to want to buy some games to go with your new machine. We’ve got a round-up of the best PS5 games for you to peruse.
In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A next-generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the original’s formula,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers.”
Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” our tester said.
Alistair Charlton12 November 2021 09:59
Sony is struggling to make enough PS5s to meet its target
Despite nearing its one-year anniversary in the UK, the PS5 is still almost impossible to secure. But now reports are suggesting that the problem could be about to get worse. Rumours suggest that Sony is struggling to manufacture the elusive console.
The company had aimed to make 16 million PlayStation 5s between April 2021 and March 2022. That has now been revised down by a million, to 15 million, Bloomberg reported. You can read more in our news story below.
Alex Lee12 November 2021 09:25
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