PS5: where to buy the new Playstation console, how much it costs - and latest on stock at BT, EE, Currys, John Lewis, Game, Very, Tesco, Argos and Amazon
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Gamers have been put on red alert with speculation surrounding the restocking of PS5s on Thursday 11 February.
UK retailer GAME has been tipped to release new stock of the latest PlayStation console, following recent supplies at Smyths and Amazon selling out fast.
Twitter tipster PS5StockAlertUK posted: "GAME have added back some bundles in preparation for their PS5 drop. The links I posted yesterday for the standalone consoles still state 11th for payment, so tomorrow seems to be GAME’s drop date. The timeframe is expected between 9AM-4PM."
For many the hunt for a new PS5 console continues months after its UK launch day – which saw retailers overwhelmed by interest, as demand outstripped supply.
But stock is appearing so it’s worth keeping tabs on the links below.
How much does a PS5 cost?
Sony has released two PS5 consoles with the main one, which features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, priced at £449.99 and a digital-only edition, which is also slimmer, from £349.99.
Keep checking on the main retailers to see if they are back in stock:
Where can I buy a PS5?
The PS5 remains the hottest property in town.
Those with the foresight or fortune to have pre-ordered a PS5 were able to pick up their shiny new consoles from the shops or have them delivered on the morning of launch day.
While the rest of us frantically scoured the internet for places that had it in stock.
Those places were increasingly hard to find with the likes of GAME, John Lewis, Curry’s, Tesco and Argos all selling out on the morning of release.
Some PS5s are popping up on ebay for princely sums in excess of what you would expect a new console to cost in high street shops.
How much are PS5s going for on eBay?
Gamers eager to get their hands on the new PS5 have been bidding thousands of pounds online.
The price for a new PS5 on ebay has moved into four and five figure sums, with one being advertised for an eye watering £10,000.
All the major UK retailers sold out of the new installment of the Sony PlayStation within minutes of the console being released on Thursday 19 November.
When is Very restocking PS5?
Very.co.uk helped ease some of the anxiety on Wednesday 18 November when it posted an update on Twitter stating: “The PS5 console will be available to order tomorrow from mid-morning”.
What time specifically they meant by mid-morning caused a stir across the internet, with rumours it was from 11am as others predicted a more likely time of midday.
It quickly sold out, but check back on the links below.
When is Amazon restocking PS5?
Even online shopping powerhouse Amazon has had difficulty keeping up with demand. Though it did have some availability through the afternoon on launch day after a midday restock it too is now out of stock of the new PS5.
It has now added the line "we don't know when or if this item will be back in stock" with shoppers being told to check back regularly on all their usual sites.
When is Smyths restocking PS5?
Though currently out of stock, Smyths has confirmed on its site it is expecting to receive further stock of the PS5.
Do Curry’s, Game, John Lewis, Tesco or Argos have any stock?
They are all currently sold out of the PS5 - with a promise of restocking soon - so be sure to keep tabs on each retailer's website.
What was the mix up between Game and Yodel on launch day?
Even those who had pre-ordered a PS5 weren't guaranteed to receive their console on launch day with some retailers experiencing delivery delays.
Game and Yodel made headlines when Game, who had used "multiple couriers" sent an email to its customers acknowledging the delivery challengers for retailers and couriers.
It added: "Yodel have informed us today (18 November) that not all orders due to be delivered by them will be delivered on release day."
Yodel said it was experiencing no delays and added: "Yodel does not work directly with Game. Our client is GFS, a fulfilment business who work in partnership with Game. We have been consistently clear on the order volumes we are able to carry for them and it is deeply disappointing that Yodel's name has been incorrectly used in an email to customers on the status of orders."
Game has since clarified that the "vast majority" of deliveries would be made on time, with the remainder coming a day later, the BBC reported.
Why did some of the Oxford Circus tube signs look like PlayStation control buttons?
Eagle-eyed commuters might have seen some of the tube signs around Oxford Circus replaced with a triangle, square and cross, as well as the customary red circle this week, in a PR stunt to promote the release of the PS5.
The shapes symbolise the classic Sony PlayStation control buttons.