September PlayStation System Software Updates – New Features for PS5, PS4 and Mobile App
The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply issues and a global chip shortage have slowed production of Sony’s next-gen console. New stock is hard to find, and when it does show up, the PS5 sells out in the blink of an eye.
August was one of the best months ever for the PS5 restocking, with several drops at Very, Smyths Toys, BT, and EE, as well as availability at Argos, Amazon, and Game. There were about 35 drops in total. This month has already been impressive, with drops on AO.com, Ace Studio and ShopTo and Currys PC World in the first week. We’ve also seen stocks at BT and Smyths Toys, and earlier this week we had big dips at Game, Very, and Argos. And after?
If you’re still looking for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is here to give you the latest information on Playstation 5 restockings from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, the latest PS5 games and accessories to buy.
Check UK PS5 Retailer Stock Below:
How to find local PS5 stock at Smyths
PS5 restockings aren’t limited to online retailers, and we recommend shoppers regularly check for fresh inventory at their local stores. Smyths Toys has a useful online tool for this, where you can search for PS5 stock in each of the retailer’s UK stores.
Of course, you might not want to travel the country to buy yourself a PS5, but if a pre-ordered console isn’t sold at a local store, the Smyths website will tell you.
We just checked and the website doesn’t show any PS5 stock at any Smyths stores, but don’t give up hope as consoles are added sporadically throughout the day.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 12:26 PM
Pre-ordered consoles arrive at Smyths Toys
Good news for anyone who successfully ordered a PlayStation 5 during the last restocking on September 8: your console is ready to be picked up.
We hear that buyers will be contacted by Smyths to pick up their consoles at a local store, starting today.
The 8 was the last PS5 replenishment seen by Smyths, and came after drops on August 3, 4, and 17. We were initially hoping for a second or even third restocking of the PS5 for Smyths this month, but the website currently says buyers will have to wait until October.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 12:03 PM
The best games for your PS5
Congratulations to everyone who has successfully purchased a PS5 at Game, Very and Argos this week. With the console now heading for your door, you’ll want some games to go with it. Fortunately, we have a round-up of the best ps5 games, just for you.
In the bestseller Spider-Man: Miles Morales Game (Â£ 44.99, Currys.fr), Peter Parker is replaced by his awkward teenage protÃ©gÃ©, Miles Morales. A new generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales ârefines the formula of the original,â our reviewer said, adding, âThis is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, much less busy work, and an endearing, goofy protagonist who still has his powers under control. “
During this time, Demon souls (Â£ 57.99, Currys.fr) on PS5 is a showcase of what the powerful new console is capable of. âThe oppressive Gothic architecture, gaping arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while still staying perfectly true to the aesthetics and vibe of the original game,â said our tester.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 11:31 AM
When was the last time Smyths Toys had a PS5 restock?
Smyths Toys may be one of the smaller retailers selling PS5 stock, but it has also been among the most reliable. The store had two PS5 restockings in June, followed by three in August. So far we’ve seen a re-supply of Smyths this month, September 8th.
That leaves plenty of time for another drop to land before the end of the month, but Smyths calls for caution and is currently saying new stock is expected in October. Smyths also explains how pre-orders from the last release will be fulfilled by September 24, so those lucky enough to grab a PS5 shouldn’t have too long to wait.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 10:32 AM
Currys PC World sends new VIP codes
Currys PC World has just sent a new batch of VIP codes to those already registered via email. Codes must be used in store and by September 21 at the latest.
If you don’t know, Currys was hosting a VIP raffle, allowing people to sign up for the option to purchase a PlayStation 5, but it closed in early June to new entrants. The retailer continues to go through those who signed up. So check your inbox and junk folder, you might just be one of the chosen ones!
These codes are for the PS5 disc edition, not the digital edition.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 10:11 AM
When did the PS5 stock last arrive at AO?
Electronics retailer AO has had two PS5 restockings per month since June and has already completed two drops in September, 2 and 9. The site currently lists both versions of the PS5 as unavailable and gives no indication of when more stock will arrive. We have a feeling gamers will have to wait until October to get their hands on a PS5 from AO.
In better news, AO is more consistent with its replenishment than some other retailers. John Lewis hasn’t had PS5 stock since August 3, and Asda hasn’t lost any stock in September, having last restocked on August 25.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 9:57 AM
The best PS5 accessories
If you’ve managed to pack a PS5 this week thanks to drops at Game, Very, and Argos – or even if you’re still hopeful – you’ll probably want to shop for accessories as well.
From controllers and cameras to charging docks, hard drives and headphones, there are plenty of accessories to enhance your PS5. You can read all about them at The independent ‘guide to best PS5 accessories for 2021.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 9:28 AM
What is the difference between the PS5 and PS5 digital edition?
Sony sells two versions of the PlayStation 5. Unlike the Xbox S series and the X series, the two PS5 consoles perform the same and play games equally well. They also have the same 825 GB of internal solid-state storage.
The only difference is that the digital edition does not have a disc player. This means that his games must be downloaded from PlayStation Store and he also cannot play Blu-ray movies.
The lack of a disc player means the digital edition is cheaper, priced at Â£ 359.99 compared to Â£ 449.99 for the regular console with a disc player. Currently, the digital PS5 edition is more difficult to obtain and appears much less frequently in restocking than the disc edition.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 8:58 AM
Which retailers might still have a PS5 restock this week?
It’s been a busy week for PS5 restockings, with BT ditching consoles on Monday, followed by Game, Argos, and Very resupplies on Tuesday. We then also saw a small replenishment of Game on Wednesday, which was likely canceled orders from the day before. The rumor that Amazon’s decline on Wednesday did not materialize.
Meanwhile, AO has had two PS5 restockings this month, on the 2nd and 9th, so he’s unlikely to have any more stock until October if he continues to go through his two-drop-a-month routine. Smyths has only dropped PS5 stock once this month, so we got to see more of them in the toy store in September, while Asda and John Lewis have yet to make stock available. in September so far.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 8:39 AM
Could an Amazon replenishment happen again this week?
On Wednesday, all eyes were on Amazon as it was hoped that the retail giant would have some shiny new PS5 consoles to share with all of us. But unfortunately that wasn’t the case, and we end up with the all-too-familiar “currently unavailable” message.
The question now is: Could Amazon have a PS5 restock later in the week? We can’t say for sure, but Amazon typically restocks its PlayStation 5 supplies on Tuesday or Wednesday, so it would be unusual for a restock to land on Thursday or Friday. But don’t give up hope, because replenishment is not an exact science and Amazon just might surprise us again.
Alistair CharltonSeptember 16, 2021 8:30 AM
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