UPDATE: The PS5 is still in stock at Game, Analysis and The game collectionwith limited consoles also available on Argos. He could also restock at Very and curries this week. Read on for more information.
It’s been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released, but we’re all still here, clinging to the dream of owning one of the elusive consoles.
Shelves remain sterile and empty, and restocks come and go in the blink of an eye thanks to the global shortage of semiconductors caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That means consoles are still hard to come by, both online and in stores.
But the situation is improving – slowly. Throughout May, at least one retailer consistently had a stock of PS5 bundles, with smaller retailers such as Scan and The Game Collection joining the suit. That said, you’re out of luck if you’re looking for a standalone PS5 console without any extras. If you’re still looking for a PS5 on its own, we’ll bring you live stock updates as we have them.
Our live blog is here to bring you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to know which online retailers will be restocking first, keep scrolling to get updates as they come.
Check PS5 UK retailer stock below:
Check US PS5 retailer stock below:
Does Argos actually have PS5 stock today?
We’ve written about our frustration with the Argos website before, and unfortunately today is another example of how problematic this can be. The retailer added new PS5 consoles to its inventory this morning, but these have only been made available in certain parts of the country, due to how Argos’ in-stock collection system works.
So while we couldn’t find any at our own or our parents’ address, another IndyBest writer found some stock at their local store. It’s a frustrating system and makes us wonder why Argos can’t instead offer its stock PS5 nationwide to everyone. Even if there were shipping costs, we’re sure buyers would pick up the consoles in no time.
Alistair CharltonMay 18, 2022 11:00 a.m.
Where could an upcoming PS5 restock be?
PS5 restocks are hard to predict, but we reckon Currys and Very should be receiving new consoles soon, and potentially before the end of this week.
The very last had a PS5 restock on April 20-21, while Currys hasn’t had any consoles available for purchase since a restock that lasted between April 12-18 a month ago. entire. As always, we’ll be the first to tell you about upcoming PS5 restocks, as soon as they happen.
Alistair CharltonMay 18, 2022 10:30 a.m.
The stock of the Smyths bundle is sold out
Yesterday (May 17), Smyths Toys made the rare move of adding a bundle of PS5 games to its online store. The retailer usually only sells the console alone, but this bundle included the PS5 disc edition with Forbidden Horizon West, and was priced at £499.99. Unfortunately, the stock has already sold out, although the lot is still listed on the Smyths Toys website.
Those who successfully pre-ordered the bundle yesterday should be notified that their order has shipped or is ready for pickup within five to seven business days.
Alistair Charlton18 May 2022 10:00
Some branches of the game have PS5 stock today
We just noticed that several branches of Game have PS5 consoles and game packs available for walk-in customers to buy now. Each branch of Game has its own Twitter account, which is used to announce the availability of PS5 (and Xbox series X) consoles. This morning we saw a number of tweets announcing console availability.
Stores with PS5 stock today include:
- St. Austell
- queen’s gate
We expect more stores to advertise stock throughout the day, so we urge readers to keep a close eye on our blog, as well as this twitter listwhich displays every tweet from every branch of Game.
Alistair CharltonMay 18, 2022 9:38 a.m.
Where to buy a PS5 right now
We’re starting the day with good news for UK buyers, as several PS5 bundles are still available from Game, after the retailer had a restock yesterday. We also spotted some availability at Argos this morning, but as always it’s a bit of a postcode lottery, with consoles only available to buyers in certain parts of the country.
Finally, a few more expensive packs are still available at Scan and The Game Collection. They’re not cheap, but still represent good value for money if you’re looking to buy a console with multiple games at once.
Alistair CharltonMay 18, 2022 9:08 a.m.
Hello and welcome to another day of PS5 hunting with the IndyBest team. We’ll be blogging live throughout the day to bring you the latest on PS5 console availability in the UK and US.
Alistair CharltonMay 18, 2022 9:05 a.m.
PS5 tracker, signing
That’s all for us today! There appear to be lots left from Smyths Toys, Game, as well as those featured on Scan and The Game Collection. If you’re looking for the most affordable pack, then Smyths Toys is your best bet right now.
It looks like Very didn’t drop the new standalone PS5 stock in the morning, so our predictions for their next drop will continue next Tuesday, which is still in the realm of possibility. We’ll let you know if anything changes in the meantime.
Until then, we’ll continue to watch Currys closely where we hope to see more standalone consoles come out. See you later!
Pickering JasperMay 17, 2022 5:31 p.m.
When will PSVR 2 be released?
One of the most anticipated PS5 add-ons is a new virtual reality headset dubbed Playstation VR2. It was first revealed in January 2022 at CES and since then we’ve had a better look at what the hardware will look like with its updated controllers.
Not much more is known about the helmet. What we do know is that PlayStation VR 2 sense controllers also come with built-in touch sensors and haptic feedback much like the PS5’s dualsense controllers and the headset also has a built-in motor to simulate feedback for a more immersive experience.
Could we hear more details about this soon? Find out when more details might be revealed and how much we expect the headset to cost in our complete PSVR 2 guide.
Pickering JasperMay 17, 2022 4:29 p.m.
When will the Summer Game Fest take place this year?
Summer Game Fest is one of the biggest gaming events on the calendar. Not only is it a chance for advertisers to promote new movies and TV shows, but it’s also a chance for studios to show off great upcoming games.
One of the highlights of the event last year was the first official look at Ring of Elden gameplay, so expectations are exceptionally high.
The event is set to kick off at 6:00 PM BST on June 9, 2022, so be sure to have it penciled in to hear more details on upcoming PS5 games!
Pickering JasperMay 17, 2022 3:29 p.m.
What games are coming to PS Plus in June?
If you missed the news, Playstation is completely revamping its subscription service, PS Plus, with a new three-tier model that will allow players to download classic first-party and third-party titles.
It will be similar to Xbox’s Game Pass service but with time-limited game trials included as well as streaming games from the PS3 catalog.
We’ve got all the details on what to expect on June 23, including all the new games that will be added, how much each tier will cost, and what will be included. For more, check out our comprehensive PS Plus guide.
Pickering JasperMay 17, 2022 2:31 p.m.