PS5 stock UK LIVE – Amazon PlayStation5 console drop 'THIS week' – and latest on Game, Argos, Smyths, Amazon and Currys

AMAZON UK has been tipped to drop a massive new batch of Playstation5 consoles this week.

It comes after the much-sought console dropped at GAME and Very's UK online stores on Monday and Tuesday.

A huge Playstation 5 restock has long been predicted and it seems like we could finally see a proper supply of consoles on the shelves this month.

The PS5 was released six months ago to critical acclaim but for millions of gamers it has proven almost impossible to hold of.

Thanks to parts shortages, coronavirus-related delays and then, incredibly, a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal and holding up deliveries, supplies to the UK has been incredibly limited.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    SMYTHS LAUNCHED A DROP EARLIER TODAY

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    PS5 OWNERS TO GET EARLY PERKS

    PS5 owners can now bag new features earlier than their pals.

    Sony has launched a special scheme that gives you special access to upcoming features – BEFORE they go live for everyone else.

    Normally new features for gadgets and consoles are trialed internally – and then released to the world.

    But some companies will let select users try out features early, to see if they work well.

    Sony is doing just that with PS5 updates, and has launched a new PS5 System Software Beta Program.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED

    Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

    The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release .

    And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

    Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    LEVEL UP

    UK gamers still on the hunt for a PlayStation 5 will get another chance to get their hands on the sold out console as early as this week.

    Brit online retailer GameByte has announced that it will restock Sony’s next-gen machine “soon” on its website.

    That’s admittedly a little vague, but it’s fairly safe to assume the stock drop will arrive sometime in the next few days.

    To in with a chance of bagging one, you need to sign up to be notified on GameByte’s website, here.

    The Manchester retailer will then send an invite to purchase a PS5 on its web store to a lucky select few.

    The lottery-style system is designed to “protect genuine gamers and combat bots”, the company said.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    WATCH: BLACK AND RED PS5 DUALSENSE CONTROLLERS UNVEILED BY SONY

    Black and red PS5 DualSense controllers unveiled by Sony

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    CRIME TIME

    A revamped version of Grand Theft Auto 5 is coming to next-gen consoles later this year.

    The legendary crime simulator will be re-released for both PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

    Although it came out in 2013, it’s received myriad updates – and still remains one of the best games you can buy today.

    Now an “expanded and enhanced” version of both GTA 5 and its multiplayer counterpart GTA Online are launching for next-gen consoles on November 11.

    GTA Online will be available as a standalone option to PS5 players for free for the first three months.

    It’s an exclusive deal, and won’t be offered to Xbox Series X or Series S owners this time.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    WHY WERE SO MANY SITES AFFECTED BY THE FASTLY OUTAGE ON JUNE 8?

    Fastly is a data centre provider that crashed early in the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

    It allows users to view online content quickly and can provide things like video, imagery and cloud security.

    Lots of website rely on Fastly’s services for their websites to function.

    The likes of Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, AirBnB and even the NHS website all use Fastly.

    Fastly has said it’s implemented a fix for all affected websites.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

    The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

    Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

    Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

    “I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    EE STOCK NEWS

    It is understood that EE have ordered new stock according to 'PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates' twitter handle.

    They are expecting to have stock come in during the third week of July.

    EE have had stock drops before so make sure you keep your eyes on their site.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG CELEBRATES 30TH ANNIVERSARY

    It was on June 23, 1991 that the original Sonic the Hedgehog was released for the Sega Genesis in AmericA.

    Sega will be marking its birthday with some new releases and tie-ins, so keep your eyes peeled.

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    WATCH: EVER WONDERED WHAT THE WORLDS BIGGEST PS5 LOOKS LIKE?

    ‘World’s biggest’ PS5 stands 10ft tall and weighs more than four people

  • louis.allwood@thesun.co.uk

    KEEP AN EYE ON SMYTHS TOYS

    Customers looking to get their hands on a PS5 are advised to keep an eye on Smyths Toys as there could be small drops after the main one.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HIGH LEVEL OF DEMAND

    Speaking earlier this year, one expert described the tech industry’s microchip woes as a full-blown crisis.

    “Chips are everything,” said Neil Campling, speaking to The Guardian in March.

    “There’s a perfect storm of supply and demand factors going on here.

    “But basically, there is a new level of demand that can’t be kept up with.”

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

    The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

    Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

    Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

    “I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

  • caroline.mortimer@thesun.co.uk

    HOPES FADE FOR AMAZON'S PS5 RESTOCK

    The prospect of an Amazon restock today is looking increasingly unlikely.

     

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHY WERE SO MANY SITES AFFECTED BY THE FASTLY OUTAGE ON JUNE 8?

    Fastly is a data centre provider that crashed early in the morning of Tuesday, June 8, 2021.

    It allows users to view online content quickly and can provide things like video, imagery and cloud security.

    Lots of website rely on Fastly’s services for their websites to function.

    The likes of Amazon, Reddit, Spotify, AirBnB and even the NHS website all use Fastly.

    Fastly has said it’s implemented a fix for all affected websites.

  • Joseph Gamp

    ROCKSTAR GAMES SHUTTING DOWN GRAND THEFT AUTO MULTIPLAYER MODE ON SOME CONSOLES

    Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has announced that it is shutting down the game’s popular multiplayer mode on some consoles.

    GTA Online, which is played by more than 100,000 people globally, will cease to exist on Xbox 360 and PS3 from December 16.

    The move will bring an end to the multiplayer mode as well as website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, Rockstar said.

    The US company will continue to run the service on Xbox One and PS4, where it’s still going strong nearly eight years on from the launch of GTA 5. “Please note, these changes are strictly for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online,” Rockstar said in a statement on Wednesday.

    The shutdown “will have no impact on access to, or progress within, the Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode”, the New York-based firm added.

  • Joseph Gamp

    CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED

    Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

    The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release date.

    And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

    Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PS5: LATEST GAME RELEASES ANNOUNCED

    During the latest Game Fest live stream, developers took the opportunity to announce new PS5 and PS4 games which are scheduled to release this year.  

    Hidetaka Miyazaki’s dark fantasy game Elden Ring was announced, detailed to be released on 22 January 2020 on both the PS4 and PS5. 

    Amazon only has the PS4 version available for pre-order, but those hoping to grab a PS5 shortly, the PS4 version of Elden Ring will have a free PS5 upgrade.

  • Joseph Gamp

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    PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

    The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

    Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

    Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

    “I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

    • Joseph Gamp

      WASTED

      Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has announced that it is shutting down the game’s popular multiplayer mode on some consoles.

      GTA Online, which is played by more than 100,000 people globally, will cease to exist on Xbox 360 and PS3 from December 16.

      The move will bring an end to the multiplayer mode as well as website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, Rockstar said.

      The US company will continue to run the service on Xbox One and PS4, where it’s still going strong nearly eight years on from the launch of GTA 5.

      “Please note, these changes are strictly for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online,” Rockstar said in a statement on Wednesday.

      The shutdown “will have no impact on access to, or progress within, the Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode”, the New York-based firm added.

    • Joseph Gamp

      HIGH LEVEL OF DEMAND

      Speaking earlier this year, one expert described the tech industry’s microchip woes as a full-blown crisis.

      “Chips are everything,” said Neil Campling, speaking to The Guardian in March.

      “There’s a perfect storm of supply and demand factors going on here.

      “But basically, there is a new level of demand that can’t be kept up with.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      HOW TO GET FREE GAMES WITH PS PLUS THIS MONTH

      There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month.

      The first is a PS5-only offering called Operation: Tango.

      It’s described as a co-op spy adventure where you complete missions in a near-future sci-fi world.

      It’s available until Monday, July 5.

      Then PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown.

      It’s an epic 1v1 fighter exclusive to PlayStation, with support for 16-player tournaments.

      You can get it until Monday, August 2.

      Finally there’s Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a space battle game where you take on the role of a starfighter pilot following the events of the Return of the Jedi.

      It’s up for grabs until Monday, July 5.

    • Joseph Gamp

      HIGH LEVEL OF DEMAND

      Speaking earlier this year, one expert described the tech industry’s microchip woes as a full-blown crisis.

      “Chips are everything,” said Neil Campling, speaking to The Guardian in March.

      “There’s a perfect storm of supply and demand factors going on here.

      “But basically, there is a new level of demand that can’t be kept up with.”

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