Game to release PS5 stock on its website through online 'Easter Egg' hunt starting next week

GAME is launching an online "Easter Egg hunt" where eagle-eyed winners can bag themselves a sold-out PlayStation 5.

Starting next week, the Brit retailer will release clues on its website that lead gamers to one of more than 100 PlayStation prizes.

As well as four PS5 bundles up for grabs, players can also win accessory bundles and some of the next-gen console's top games.

The contest launches on December 7 and is spread across five dates, closing on December 17.

"Easter eggs" will be disguised as PlayStation's iconic triangle, circle, cross and square shapes on random web pages across the official Game site.

With more than 1,000 pages to scan through, that's a daunting task, but Game says it will release clues on its official Twitter and Instagram pages.

Easter eggs will be hidden for two hours on each of the following dates:

  • Monday 7th December     
  • Tuesday 8th December    
  • Thursday 10th December 
  • Tuesday 15th December  
  • Thursday 17th December

One players have discovered one of the PlayStation shapes, they'll simply need to click on it.

This will take them to the prize entry page where they can plug their contact details for a chance at winning.

The PlayStation 5 boasts 8K graphics and a powerful processor – making it one of this year's must-have Christmas presents for gamers.

Sony released two new consoles – the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – in the US on November 12 and in the UK a week later, on November 19.

Retailers including Amazon, Game and Smyths sold out of their stocks within hours of putting them on sale.

The machine has already popped up on resale sites like eBay, where some desperate buyers have shelled out three times the asking price.

You can find more information on Game's Easter Egg hunt here

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when did they launch and how much do they cost?

Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.

The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.

The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

So how does that compare to the new Xbox's biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?

The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New and South Korea.

UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

In other news, out our review of the iPhone 12 Mini.

Read our verdicts on the Xbox Series X and PS5 – if you can buy either.

And take a look at our 2020 Christmas tech gift guide.

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