PS5 stock – live: PlayStation Direct, Argos and Game restocks and bundles available now
The PS5 is a year and a half old, but for much of its short life, Sony’s latest console has been notoriously hard to get.
Fortunately, the situation has improved in recent months. Consoles were pretty much in stock throughout May, with Game lead the charge. We’ve had almost 108 restocks during the month – the most we’ve seen since Sony released the console in 2020. And June has continued its momentum so far, with Game, EE and the BT Shop being in stock almost all month.
That said, buying a console on its own is always harder 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.
Still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as providing details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews. If you want to know which online retailers will be restocking first, keep scrolling to get updates as they come.
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PS5 Digital Edition vs Disc Edition
Wondering if you should get the digital-only version of the PS5 rather than the one that takes discs? Confused about the differences?
The only difference is that the digital editing console does not have a disk drive. That’s (we guess) why it’s cheaper. If you don’t own physical PS4 games and don’t have a Blu-ray movie collection, it might be a good idea to go with the digital edition.
Games are downloaded from the PlayStation Store and ownership is tied to your PlayStation Network account. Unfortunately, since there’s no disc drive, you won’t be able to play any physical games you might own.
The PlayStation 5 Disc Edition alone costs £449, while the Digital Edition, without the disc drive, is cheaper at £359.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 2:29 p.m.
Do I need an additional dualsense controller?
Local multiplayer is obviously the main reason to get your hands on a second pad. This is essential if you hope to play two-player games such as It takes two one of our favorite PS5 games.
But even if you’re only playing with yourself, it’s handy to have a second controller that can be swapped out and charged when the battery starts to drain.
In our review we said, “It’s the natural next step for a PlayStation controller and arguably the best thing about the console. A second is an essential addition for everyone but the most antisocial player.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 1:27 p.m.
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Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 12:28
The PS5 is still in stock at the BT Shop
The cheapest package is sold out, but when available includes a copy of Horizon: West forbidden (£499.99, Bt.com), although you can get a more expensive bundle with an additional controller (£549.97, Bt.com).
Remember you must be a BT Broadband customer to get an access code, which can be redeemed from your MyBT Portal.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 12:01
When will Amazon restock the PS5?
Amazon tends to drop the PS5 once a month, and the last restock was earlier this week. It also pretty much always drops the console on a Wednesday morning, around 8am.
That means we don’t expect another restock until mid-July, which is also when Amazon Prime Day takes place.
We don’t expect to see any discounts on the console, but we recommend adding the PS5 to your wishlist now so you can easily check when it’s in stock.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 11:39 am
Hughes has a PS5 bundle in stock
As of yesterday, retailer Hughes has a PS5 console bundle in stock and available to order online.
Cheapest £639.94 bundle includes PS5 Disc Edition, plus FIFA 22 and Resident Evil: Villagetwo additional Dualsense controllers and the official PS5 media remote.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 11:20 a.m.
Where can you buy the PS5 right now?
Let’s recap the current stock situation. Here are the places where you can buy a PlayStation 5 today.
- Game: From £519.98 – PS5 Horizon Forbidden West Bundle
- BT Shop: From £549.97 – Forbidden Horizon West PS5 pack with additional controller
- Studio: £629.99 – Forbidden Horizon West, Gran Turismo 7 and a black dualsense controller PS5 set
- Hughes: From £639.94 – Forbidden Horizon West and Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order with controllers
- The game collection: £659.95 – PS5 bundle with seven different games
- To analyse: £699.98 – PS5 pack with 1 TB hard drive
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 11:01 a.m.
Sign up to buy a PS5 directly from PS Direct
Gamers in the UK can register their interest for a chance to purchase a PS5 direct from PS Direct, Sony’s official storefront for consoles and accessories. If you’re chosen, you’ll get early access to buy the console before anyone else.
All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and away you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 9:30 a.m. All remaining consoles are made available to everyone else around 11am.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 10:44 a.m.
When could Currys restock the PS5?
If you’re hoping to buy a new PS5 from curries, then we’re going to have to disappoint you. The UK’s most delicious retailer is sold out.
Based on previous stock models, we expect Currys to restock the console at least once a month, so we expect another drop soon.
Like so many other stores, Currys likes a bundle. By adding accessories and games to the console, retailers can fend off scalpers and extend the life of a restock.
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 10:31 a.m.
Is ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ worth it?
Released in February 2022, Forbidden Horizon West (£59.99, Argos.com) quickly became one of the PS5’s best-selling titles. Most PS5 bundles we’ve seen since March have included it, alongside Gran Turismo 7, so chances are that if you’re in the market for a PS5, you’ll pick one of these games up with it.
So is Forbidden Horizon West actually any good? As you’d expect from a first-party Sony title – yes, yes.
In our review, we said: “While Forbidden Horizon West makes great strides in its visual and narrative presentation, it stays on track with its gameplay, making small but noticeable additions that enhance the experience.
“Not much has changed since zero dawnbut when that gameplay revolves around hunting mechanical dinosaurs, why would you want that?”
Steve HogartyJune 17, 2022 10:16 a.m.