PS5 stock UK – Latest Playstation 5 console news at John Lewis, Argos, Amazon, Ace, Currys, GAME, Smyths and BT

SINCE its release in November, millions of gamers around the world have found it nearly impossible to bag themselves a PS5.

In the UK, rumours swirl almost daily about new stock drops at the likes of Argos, GAME, and Amazon.

Most of the time these time out to be untrue, but even when new consoles DO drop, they seem to be snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites.

But never fear, The Sun is here…

You can follow all the latest news and stock rumours here, live on this page – giving you the best chance to get yourself a console today. And why we're at it, we'll be bringing you the latest PS5 game reviews too.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    GOVERNMENT PETITION TO MAKE SCALPING AN OFFENCE GAINS OVER 12,000 SIGNATURES

    A petition lobbying Government to crackdown on scalping has reached over 12,000 signatures.

    The “Prevent/deter the buying and reselling of goods/services at inflated prices” has reached 12,080 signatures by Monday evening. It needed 10,000 to require a response from Government.

    If it hits more than 100,000 backers before the deadline date of June 10, the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

    It reads: “This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology.

    “The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles. Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these.”

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    PS5’S POWERFUL FEATURES

    The PS5 has many upgrades from its predecessors – but here are some of the most notable:

    • A super-fast NVMe SSD
    • A powerful GPU, which offer higher frame rates and ray tracing
    • Built-in microphone on the controller that can replace a headset

    DESPERATE FOR A PS5?

    There are some stock available on eBay – however you’ll be forced to pay at least double the retail price.

    The listings range from £600 to £1000.

    To have a look at what’s available click here.

    • Dan Keane

      TOKYO PS5 SALE TURNS INTO RIOT

      A shop in Tokyo sparked a riot after announcing it would sell PS5 consoles.

      Local reports translated by PSU claim that the shop attempted to sell "a few hundred" consoles – but gamers stormed the shop and knocked tills over.

      Staff were later evacuated from the building.

      It comes despite reports recently suggesting that Sony's influence may be waning in Japan – and gamers are shunning the new console.

      Credit: Reuters
    • Dan Keane

      PLAYSTATION 'TO LAUNCH XBOX GAME' FOR FIRST TIME

      Playstation Studios is about to launch its first-ever game on the Xbox, insiders have claimed.

      Leaked box art for an Xbox version of Sony's MLB: The Show 21 has turned up online.

      MLB: The Show is a longstanding baseball game series that debuted in 2006.

      The game is typically a PlayStation exclusive, but leaker Anerdydad has posted images of an Xbox One cover for the game.

    • Dan Keane

      DESTRUCTION ALLSTARS: A NEW THRILL FOR PS5 GAMERS

      PS5 gamers have a treat in store today.

      Destruction Allstars has been released – a new vehicular combat game developed by Lucid Games.

      Players assume one of 16 heroes, each of whom have access to unique vehicles and compete to be the last player standing in the arena.

    • Dan Keane

      MOST POPULAR PLAYSTATION NOW GAMES REVEALED

      Sony has released its top three most popular PlayStation Now games of 2020.

      Insomniac's Marvel's Spider- has grabbed the top spot, with Days Gone coming in at second, PSU reports.

      Guerilla's Horizon Zero Dawn has grabbed third place.

    • Dan Keane

      STOCK UPDATE 'JUST RUMOURS', ACCOUNT CLAIMS

      A PS5 tracker account on Twitter has dismissed claims that PS5 stock will arrive this week.

      PS5 Instant wrote: "Guys there have been NO new shipments of the PS5 into the UK as of yet.

      "The alleged stock this week is just rumours."

      It's certainly a contradiction to claims made by other tracking accounts today, who have suggested that Argos and GAME UK stock could be dropping imminently.

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      RESTOCK LIKELY THIS WEEK AND NEXT WEEK

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      CUSTOMERS BRAWL OVER PS5

      Two women were filmed brawling at a Walmart over a PS5 after being told it was sold out.

      They exchanged punches over the gold-dust item in a Walmart in Charlotte, North Carolina, on December 13.

      The beginning of the video shows a woman with long braids shouting at another woman in a black hoodie, "What the f**k are you gonna do?"

      The woman in long braids then removes her jacket and her face mask as she continues to exchange heated words with the other customer.

      Click here to watch the clip

    • Dan Keane

      PLAYSTATION WRAP UP LAUNCHES

      Playstation Wrap Up 2020 has launched today, meaning Sony gamers can see their most played game of the year.

      As with previous years, it gives gamers stats on which games they've spent the most time playing, and details on which trophies they've earned.

    • Dan Keane

      HUGE UPDATE FOR PS5 CLASSIC

      God of War is getting a huge update on the PS5.

      The action game's incredible visuals are set to be improved further under the new update, developers Santa Monica Studios announced.

      It will be free to all PS5 gamers, according to Digital Spy.

    • Dan Keane

      PS5 RIVAL HIT BY STOCK SHORTAGE

      Gamers struggling to get their hands on a PS5 could suffer similar problems with the console's direct rival.

      The Xbox Series X is facing significant shortages until at least June, Microsoft admitted.

      According to the New York Times, Microsoft investor chief Mike Spencer said that Microsoft sold every single Xbox unit it had last quarter.

      Since their launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have both been largely sold out.

    • Dan Keane

      SCALPERS 'SNATCHED 10-15% OF PS5 CONSOLES'

      Scalpers snatched between 10 and 15 per cent of all PS5 consoles in the US, a software developer has estimated.

      TomsGuide reports that Michael Driscoll, of the DEV community, produced the figure after scouring fake listings on aftermarket retail websites.

      Stats from VGChartz claim that 2.067 million PS5 consoles have been sold in the US up to January 16, and Mr Driscoll noted that around 7 per cent were being resold on Ebay and Stock X and 3 to 8 per cent being offered to Craigslist or Facebook Marketplace.

      The developer admitted that his numbers may not be completely accurate – but it nonetheless shows the threat that scalpers pose to gamers looking to get their hands on the world's most valuable console.

    • Dan Keane

      STOCK IMMINENT FOR ARGOS & GAME, TRACKER CLAIMS

      One of the most popular PS5 stock tracker accounts on Twitter claims that a drop is imminent at Game, Argos and Very.

    • Dan Keane

      PS PLUS GAMES AVAILABLE NOW

      PS5 gamers can look forward to a host of exciting new games from PS Plus this month to help stave off lockdown boredom.

      According to Pushsquare, Destruction Allstars went live on the service last night.

      It was followed by PS5 exclusive Control: Ultimate Edition, which will also be available on the store from today.

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      CONSOLE WARS

      Games desperate to get their hands on the sold out PlayStation 5 have been left out in the cold again after scalpers scooped up a restock of the new console before it even went on sale.

      A devious online group exploited a loophole on the Argos website to buy up most of the stock before it went live last Tuesday, according to reports.

      The Sun understands that the embarrassing gaffe has now been fixed – but it's left a sea of frustrated gamers in its wake.

      "I’m looking for a ps5 and some people have hacked into your servers and found the checkout link," one fuming Twitter user wrote in a post directed at Argos.

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      CAN I UPGRADE A PS4 GAME TO LATEST PS5 VERSION?

      If you have a game on PS4 and a version is available on PS5, you may be able to upgrade without having to pay the full price.

      Depending on the game, the upgrade may require a smaller additional purchase or, in some cases, no extra cost.

      The process also differs slightly depending on whether you have the disc or digital edition of the console.

      Full details on the Playstation website.

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      EYES PEELED FOR VERY STOCK

      Very is still out of stock right now but more is coming soon.

      On its website, the retailer says: “Unfortunately we have sold out of our PS5 consoles for now. We have more stock coming so keep checking back for our next drop.”

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      'FINALLY GOT IT!'

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      COMPETITORS

      The PS5 is up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      HOW MUCH DOES THE PS5 COST?

      The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      SMYTHS TO RECEIVE FURTHER STOCK THIS MONTH

      A Smyths spokesperson told The Sun: "We received stock in mid January which has since been sold.​

      "We are not receiving further stock until February 2021."

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      PS5 EXCLUSIVE

    • Chiara Fiorillo

      WHEN IS GRAN TURISMO 7 OUT?

      The game was first announced during Sony's PS5 reveal on June 11, 2020.

      Sadly, Sony didn't announce a release date to with it.

      Worse still, there's been no word since about when the game will be out.

      All we know is that it'll launch at some time in 2021.

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