UPDATE: PS5 console packs are now available on GAME, although queues have already started to form.
PlayStation 5 console packs include games like FIFA 22 and Deathloop, as well as additional controllers and other accessories.
At the time of writing, fans are urged to stand in line for more than 30 minutes to grab a console, but this is likely to fluctuate based on interest.
ORIGINAL: PlayStation 5 console packs are in stock and available on GAME UK.
The UK retailer has officially announced plans to restock the device amid a surprise midweek drop in inventory.
A potential drop in PS5 inventory was first detected by the PS5 UK Stock account, after GAME updated its website with a selection of new packs.
“Did you miss Amazon? Read a PS5 UK Stock tweet. “GAME has just reduced its bundles from 17 to 38 and now includes Fifa 22.
“So we think we could see a drop as early as tomorrow morning. Keep our Twitter notifications to be alerted if that happens.”
Despite speculation that the restocking would take place on September 30, GAME later confirmed that the inventory drop would occur today (September 29).
Needless to say, GAME has warned customers to expect large queues on the website as customers scramble to place an order online.
Additionally, GAME has told customers that PS5 consoles will be limited to one per customer.
This means that more consoles will likely be available tomorrow (September 30), as GAME cancels duplicate orders.
The company also encourages customers to visit their local GAME outlet to inquire about in-store availability.
“PlayStation 5 stock update,” reads a GAME article. “This morning we’ll be bringing a selection of PS5 consoles and packs online.
“Due to the large amount of traffic, we operate a queue system to make the process as smooth and fair as possible for our customers.
“If you try to order more than one console, any additional orders will be canceled within 24 hours.
“If you are unable to secure an online console, please contact your local GAME store to discuss your options.”
If you’ve tried to get a PS5 console in the past year but haven’t been successful so far, check out the Express Online buying tips below.
PlayStation 5 shopping tips when purchasing on GAME (via PS5 UK stock) ….
• Familiarize yourself with the bundles, so you know which to target first: Dark bundles are easier to get, standalone ones almost impossible. [GAME]
• When you are alerted, click on the first batch of your choice as quickly as possible, this will put you in the queue. [GAME]
• If it indicates that it failed during the payment attempt, it means that the bundle is now OOS. So go back to the packages and choose another one. [GAME]
• Checking too too fast will give you a 30-60 second timeout, so don’t rush. If this happens, wait a bit and then try again. [GAME]
General shopping tips for PlayStation 5 …
• Log in if you already have an account with the retailer.
• Use multiple devices whenever possible – desktop browser, laptop, tablet, smartphone.
• If the retailer has a dedicated app, download and use the app to purchase a PS5.
• Sign up for stock alerts from retailers when possible. Sites like ShopTo allow users to register their interest.
• Follow stock checker accounts and websites including PS5 UK Stock and Express Gaming.