Update: The PS5 is now in stock at Littlewoods, Game and the BT Shop for BT Broadband customers after selling to Very. It could fall to Amazon tomorrow. Read on for more information.
2022 looks set to be one of the most promising years for PS5 gamers, with upcoming titles such as like Ring of Elden, Sifu, Horizon: West forbidden, 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 more than a year after its release, demand is still high. While January was one of the slowest months for restocks, we saw plenty of drops in December during the run-up to Christmas at retailers such as Currys, PlayStation Direct, Game, BT and AO.
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 console. 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:
‘Elden Ring’: Release date and how to pre-order
Ring of Elden is one of the most anticipated games of 2022 and we can’t wait to get our hands on the game.
The action RPG was developed in collaboration with George RR Martin and from the first appearances of the game it promises to be just as demanding as previous FromSoftware titles such as dark souls and Transmitted by blood.
Ring of Elden will be released on PS5, as well as Xbox series X, Xbox one, Playstation 4 and PC on February 25. You can read more about it in our article below.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 1:22 p.m.
PS5 two way controller
You get one dualsense controller out of the box, but we recommend buying another if you want to play with another person on the couch. Most Game and Very bundles come with additional dualsense controllers.
“It has a comfortable ergonomic fit that fits your hands perfectly, no matter what size your hands are, and its buttons are sleek and premium,” our writer said in his roundup of the best PS5 accessories. . “Besides looking and feeling good, it also has some useful features like haptic feedback, which is a much superior form of vibration, and a much more responsive and tactile set of trigger buttons than the previous PlayStation controllers.”
Sony recently launched the dualsense controller in a range of vibrant new colors including purple, pink and blue.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 12:32
Where can you buy the PS5 right now?
Here’s your afternoon roundup of all the places you can buy the PS5 right now. The cheapest place you can buy the PS5 is at Very, which is currently selling a disc edition console with a copy of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart for £509.98 (Very.co.uk).
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 12:20 p.m.
PS5 disc vs digital
Sony is selling two versions of the PS5. These are known as Disc Edition and Digital Edition. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive. This means that games can only be played by downloading them, and there’s obviously no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.
The digital edition is also cheaper, at £359.99 versus £449.99 for the disc edition.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 11:42 am
Looking for an Xbox Series X?
If you’re looking for the Xbox Series X, we have great news for you. Microsoft’s next-gen console is currently in stock at multiple stores, including Asda, EE, and Very right now.
Want to know how to buy it? Head over to our Xbox Series X Restock Live Blog for all the latest information. We’ll be rounding up all the drops, breaking news, and our own restock predictions. We meet on the other side.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 11:12 am
Analysis on the drop in the Game PS5 bundle
This game drop will be a real litmus test for customer appetite for PS5 bundles. When Game last restocked the console on December 23, stock remained for nine full days.
If we see bundles on Game’s website lasting this long, chances are people are just tired of having to buy a console with a bunch of extras. The bundle at BT, for example, has been in stock for over a week now.
Did you manage to buy a bundle from Game? Miss it? Contact us on Twitter – @1AlexL – and let us know.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 10:42 am
PS5 game packs are now live
SOUND THE ALARM! The PS5 is now in stock at Game.
The cheapest disc edition pack comes with an extra controller and a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales (£561.97, Game.co.uk).
Other highlights include the same PS5 bundle, except with Demon’s Souls (£594.96, Game.co.uk) and a disc editing console with a second dualsense controller, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and FIFA 22 for £644.96 (Game.co.uk)
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 10:17 am
What Very PS5 bundles are available?
It looks like Very’s standalone Disc Edition console has already sold out, but there are three packs left available from 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 additional cosmic red dualsense controller and 12 month PSN subscription for £564.97 (Very.co.uk).
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 10:15 a.m.
Can you move around in the Very PS5 waiting room?
This is possible with the Very app. Although the stock is still hidden from web browsers such as Google Chrome and Safari, it is not when using the Very app. You will need to download the app first and then return to the blog.
Once the app has been downloaded, click on the buy now link below using your mobile web browser and you will be taken directly to the product listing. Searching for the PS5 in the app will not work.
You might be put in a waiting room in the app itself, but you’ll be let through within 5-10 minutes, instead of half an hour on the website.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 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 for a while, but we recommend buying 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 above the recommended retail price.
Alex LeeJanuary 18, 2022 9:45 a.m.
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