2022 looks to be one of the most promising years for PS5 gamers, with upcoming titles such as Elden Ring, Sifu, Horizon: Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and maybe even the PS5 VR2 coming in the next few months. But customers are still struggling to get their hands on the console itself due to an ongoing shortage.
Sony’s Playstation 5 was released in November 2020 and even over a year after its release, demand is still high. While January has been one of the slowest months for restocks, we saw plenty of drops take place in December during the lead-up to Christmas from retailers including Currys, PlayStation Direct, Game, BT and AO.
Our liveblog is here to get 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 alongside your new console. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
On the hunt for an Xbox series X?
If you’re searching for the Xbox series X, then we’ve got some excellent news for you. Microsoft’s next-gen console is currently in stock at several stores, including Asda, EE and Very right now.
Want to find out how to buy it? Head over to our Xbox series X restock liveblog for all the latest information. We’ll be rounding up all the drops, latest news and our own restock predictions. See you on the other side.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 11:12
Analysis on the Game PS5 bundle drop
This Game drop will be a true litmus test for customers’s appetite for PS5 bundles. When Game last restocked the console on 23 December, stock stuck around for nine whole days.
If we see the bundles on Game’s website last as long, it’s likely that people are simply fed up of having to buy a console with a bunch of extras. The bundle at BT, for example, has been in stock for more than a week now.
Did you manage to buy a bundle from Game? Giving it a miss? Get in touch on Twitter – @1AlexL – and let us know.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 10:42
Game PS5 bundles are now live
SOUND THE ALARM! The PS5 is now in stock at Game.
The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with an additional controller and a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (£561.97, Game.co.uk).
Alex Lee18 January 2022 10:17
What Very PS5 bundles are available?
It seems like the standalone disc edition console at Very has already sold out, but there are three bundles still available at the retailer.
There’s a disc edition console with a cosmic red dualsense controller for £514.98 (Very.co.uk), a PS5 disc edition bundle with a copy of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for £509.98 (Very.co.uk) or a disc edition bundle with an extra cosmic red dualsense controller and a 12-month PSN membership for £564.97 (Very.co.uk).
Alex Lee18 January 2022 10:15
Can you get around the Very PS5 waiting room?
You can with the Very app. While stock is still hidden from web browsers like Google Chrome and Safari, it isn’t when you go through the Very app. You’ll need to download the app first, then come back to the blog.
Once the app is downloaded, click the buy now link below using your mobile web browser and you’ll be taken straight through to the product listing. Searching for the PS5 in the app won’t work.
You might be put into a waiting room in the app itself, but you’ll be let through within 5-10 minutes, rather than half an hour on the website.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 10:00
Littlewoods PS5 stock is also live
The PS5 is also in stock at Littlewoods, but as usual, the retailer has heavily inflated its prices. Stock will last quite a while, but we’d recommend purchasing a console from another retailer (like sister company Very) if you’re not in a hurry.
Littlewoods is selling the disc edition for £589.99 – that’s well over the recommended retail price.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 09:45
There’s only one PS5 bundle left at the BT Shop
It’s been more than a week and the PS5 is still in stock at the BT Shop for BT Broadband customers exclusively. Console bundles first dropped on 10 January and after rubbing our eyes repeatedly, we can tell you that, yes, you’re not dreaming – the PS5 is still there.
There’s only one bundle remaining though and that’s the priciest dualsense controller bundle and pulse 3D wireless headset bundle for £598.98 (Bt.com).
You need an access code to bag a console. This can be retrieved by heading over to your MyBT portal, scrolling down to the “Your Offers” section and clicking the PS5. Good luck!
Alex Lee18 January 2022 09:33
Very PS5 stock live
And just as we predicted it would do yesterday morning, Very PS5 stock has just gone live! Very has both the disc and digital edition consoles available, as well as bundles.
There is a waiting room at the moment, but we expect to see a PS5 disc edition console with a dualsense controller and a pulse 3D wireless headset bundle for £599.97 (Very.co.uk), as well as standalone consoles.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 09:18
Sign up to buy a PS5 straight from PS Direct
Finally, Sony has opened up registrations to buy a PS5 on the PlayStation Direct store to more than just US residents. Gamers in the UK can now register their interest to buy a PS5 from PS Direct and receive an exclusive invitation.
All you need is the email address associated with your PSN account and off you go. Invitations are usually sent out at 8am in the morning. Any remaining consoles are made available to everyone else at around 10am.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 09:10
PS3 games on PS5 news
Yesterday morning, we posted some intriguing news. PlayStation 3 games have been spotted on the PlayStation Store – a place where only PS4 games and PS5 games are supposed to live.
When you click on the PS3 game, however, you’ll be directed to PlayStation Now – the cloud gaming subscription service – which is expected to be rolled into PS Plus sometime this year. Just a bug? Or is Sony gearing up to launch PS3 games on the PlayStation Store?
Sadly, this isn’t new. We’ve seen this bug before, like quite a few times before, so we don’t want to get your hopes up just yet. That said, we’re fully expecting some more news of the PlayStation Now and PS Plus merger to arrive imminently.
Alex Lee18 January 2022 08:55
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