July 7 update: PS5 bundles in stock at BT Shop, EE and To analyse. PS5 could restock at Game this week. Read on for more information.
Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been very difficult to obtain. Supply chain issues resulting from the global pandemic have all but halted production of Sony’s latest games console.
Fortunately, things have improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout May and June, with Game and the BT Store, as well as several independent retailers like The Game Collection leading the way. We expect this flurry of console restocks to continue throughout the summer. With Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, we’re also paying close attention to the tech giant’s website this week.
Although restocks are becoming more regular, buying a console on its own is still more difficult than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re looking for a bundle or the standalone PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition consoles.
Are you still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
Check US PS5 retailer stock below:
What is the difference between the two PS5 models?
Sony is selling two versions of the PS5. These are known as Disc Edition and Digital Edition. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive. This means that games can only be played by downloading them, and there’s obviously no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.
The digital edition is also cheaper, at £359.99 versus £449.99 for the disc edition.
While the Digital Edition will look appealing to many gamers, the cheaper console has been incredibly hard to buy for the past few months. It’s very rarely available at any retailer, and we’ve only seen a handful of digital consoles sold in-store at select Game branches, often bundled with Forbidden Horizon West.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 10:30 am
Game will have a PS5 restock this week?
It’s been a while now since Game has had a PS5 restock. Several brick-and-mortar stores have received handfuls of consoles over the past few weeks, but we haven’t seen a restock online since mid-June. Hopefully that will change, with talk of an online restock landing the game before the end of this week.
The game usually adds PS5 stock to its website and then makes the consoles available through a pre-order system, with orders being taken and processed before the consoles are released a few days later. Stay tuned to this blog for the latest game restock news as soon as we have it.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 10:00 a.m.
This Scan Pack PS5 is available today
Electronics retailer Scan has a PS5 bundle available to buy online today. The bundle is priced at £739.99 and includes the PS5 disc edition, plus Forbidden Horizon Westan additional Dualsense controller, a 1TB Western Digital SSD, and a Sabrent SB-PSHS PS5 heatsink and cover.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 9:45 a.m.
Pay monthly for this PS5 bundle from EE
EE is another retailer that has PS5 stock today, but only for its own customers. In this case, the bundle includes a PS5 disc edition console, plus Forbidden Horizon West and an additional Dualsense controller. The price is £582, but spread over an 11-month payment plan. It starts with an initial payment of £10, followed by 11 monthly payments of £52, which are added to your existing EE bill.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 9:30 a.m.
How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT
BT is giving its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of opening the virtual doors and facing a rush like other retailers, BT sends unique voucher codes to its customers.
If you’re a BT TV customer, for example, or a BT Sport subscriber, you can request to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 the next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the normal price, of course, but this system is a convenient way to reward BT customers and give them a better chance of getting a console.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 9:15 a.m.
This PS5 bundle is available to BT customers today
The BT store has PS5 consoles in stock right now. But, as always, these are only available to existing BT customers, who receive access codes to get their hands on the console. Currently, BT offers a PS5 Disc Edition with Forbidden Horizon West and an additional Dualsense controller for £549.97.
There’s also the same bundle, but without the extra controller, for £499.99.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 09:02
Hello, PS5 hunters, and welcome to another day here at IndyBest’s live blog. Amazon’s stock dried up overnight, but we can still see console bundles available at a handful of retailers, and there’s hope Game could get a restock before the end of the week. .
As always, stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest PS5 restock news in the UK and US.
Alistair CharltonJuly 7, 2022 08:41
PS5 inventory tracking, done and done!
That’s all for us today! It was a busy day, with declines from John Lewis & Partners and Very, while restocking at Currys, BT and EE continued.
If it’s a package you’re looking for, head over to Currys. It is currently selling the PS5 that comes with it Forbidden Horizon West, star wars, an extra controller and even a headset (£649, Currys.co.uk). But if it’s the standalone console, we’ll be back tomorrow with all the latest news and information.
Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 5:30 p.m.
Will there be a PlayStation 5 Slim?
There should be no doubt that it will, but of course it’s only a matter of time. Reports have noted that given its previous track record, the company will launch a slimmer version of the console in 2023 or 2024, which is around three years after the PS5 was released. We will of course keep you informed as soon as we have any news.
Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 5:00 p.m.
Can you play PS4 games on the PS5?
Yes you can! The vast majority of PS4 games you own are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you’ve purchased through the PlayStation Store onto your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.
If you have the PS5 Disc Edition, you will also be able to insert your PS4 discs there and play them that way as well. Obviously, since there’s no physical disc slot on the digital console edition, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite PS4 games, and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 was released.
Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 4:00 p.m.