PS5 UK restock – live: Latest updates on Playstation 5 stock from Smyths, Very, Asda and more

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More consoles are on their way

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Update: Very, Smyths Toys and Asda could drop this morning. Read on for more information.

It’s been six months since the launch of the PS5, but persistent supply problems and a global shortage of semiconductors have slowed production of the next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is hard to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out fast.

Despite pandemic restrictions lifting and high street stores reopening to customers, PS5 restock issues have meant bare shelves and disappointed gamers fighting over what few consoles can be made available in the UK.

Things are slowly improving, Large quantities of PlayStation 5 consoles appeared on almost every single major retailer’s online stores throughout May. The comeback faltered in June, the only highlights were a few big stock drops at Game and Very. As we enter mid-July the arrival of new stock is picking up pace again. Last week, we had no fewer than six drops across several retailers, with ShopTo rounding off the pack on Sunday. This week, we’ve had a drop at John Lewis, Amazon and now Ace Studio, with more predicted to follow this morning.

If you’re still looking to get your hands on a PS5, this is your best chance yet. We’re here to help you get ahead of the game and find a PlayStation 5 by keeping an eye on all major retailers, as well as offering the latest insight on any rumoured releases.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below: 

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Buy the new cosmic red and midnight black PS5 controller today

If you’ve successfully bagged yourself a PS5 at one of the three drops at Amazon, John Lewis or Ace Studio this week, you might want to feast your eyes on Sony’s new cosmic red and midnight black dualsense controllers.

The “cosmic red” controller features a sleek two-tone black and red design, which looks a lot more eye-catching than the original controller. The colourway offers a “striking design inspired by the unique vivid shades of red found throughout the cosmos”, Sony says.

Alex Lee15 July 2021 09:40

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Game could drop PS5 consoles next week

Game has just updated its PS5 bundles page with new release dates of 30 July. The retailer usually drops stock about a week and a half before their stated release date. This means we could see a drop between 21 and 22 July. The retailer always drops new stock between 9am and 11am.     

The @PS5UKStock Twitter account even says that there’s a chance the retailer could drop new stock today. That would be the dream, right? We’ll be watching with eager anticipation.

Alex Lee15 July 2021 09:25

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When could Smyths Toys have a PS5 restock?

Smyths Toys is another candidate in line for a stock drop this morning. The guys over at @PS5StockAlertUK believe that more PS5 stock could drop either today or tomorrow. It’s not the easiest website to secure stock from, however, with consoles going in and out like a flickering bulb.

It’s been weeks since the last Smyths restock, and like other retailers, it’s begun accepting in-store pre-orders. You’ll have to ask a staff member for some more details, meaning yes, you’ll have to talk to a real human being. Worth trying… if you dare.

Alex Lee15 July 2021 09:06

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When is the next Very PS5 restock?

After months of tracking PS5 stock, it’s only natural that certain retailers have risen up to become our favourite PS5 stockists. Yes, we play favourites here.

One of these retailers is Very. It’s purely because – in the two most recent drops – stock has lasted a whopping four hours. We don’t know how it manages to keep stock in for so long, but it’s doing a great job. It’s why we’re pretty pumped to see that Very could drop sometime today. If it does, it will likely happen between 9am and 10am this morning.

Alex Lee15 July 2021 08:51

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Ace Studio just had a tiny drop

At around 7:30am, Ace Studio dropped a couple of PS5 disc edition bundles onto its website. The folks at @PS5UKStock didn’t think there would be a lot of them, and they were right.

The bundles sold out within literal minutes. We can’t see what bundles were available because we’re stuck in a queue with that slow-walking man. Hopefully bigger drops are on the horizon today. Plus we’ve received news on the next Game drop and potential in-store drops at BT. Stick around for all the details.

Alex Lee15 July 2021 08:36

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What PS5 stock drops could we see today?

Good morning PS5 hunters! We’re back with some more stock tracking goodness, and hopefully today is going to be great for a hefty stock drop. The rumour mill suggests drops will take place at Very, Smyths Toys and Asda today, so keep your eyes peeled.

We’ve also just had a nice (very little) drop at Ace Studio this morning, which we’ll tell you about in a short while. For now, grab your morning coffee and sit tight as we wait for the PS5s to start rolling in.

Alex Lee15 July 2021 08:21

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Goodbye from your resident PS5 stock trackers

So, here’s the deal. We only got one drop today – from Amazon, but it was one of the most interesting drops we’ve seen. Why? Because for the first time, only Prime members were able to purchase the console. As we explained earlier on, this is a pretty good development for most people as it will help in the battle against scalping bots. Scalpers will now have more of a hard time hoovering up consoles, giving you a better chance of checking out.

While we didn’t see drops at Very, Asda or Smyths Toys today, all three of them could drop tomorrow instead. We’re heading off for tonight, but we’ll be back here again tomorrow morning to help you secure a console. Bye for now!

Alex Lee14 July 2021 17:00

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What about Xbox series X stock?

Fed up of trying to get a PS5? It isn’t the only console which is ridiculously hard to secure. Microsoft is also experiencing restock problems, so spare a thought for those struggling to get the Xbox series X as well. The Series X situation started to improve in June, but it seems like the well has dried up again in July.

Finding a retailer with Xbox stock isn’t the easiest task, so to help give you a fighting chance, we’ve got a detailed guide walking you through how exactly you can get your hands on the Xbox series X. In the guide, you’ll find out expected restock dates and a list of the top tips for each retailer. Check back frequently for the latest information.

Alex Lee14 July 2021 16:35

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Alex Lee14 July 2021 16:00

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New ‘F1 2021’ game for PS5

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Racing fans, there’s a new F1 game speeding onto the scene this week, and you won’t want to miss it. F1 2021 (£59.99, Argos.co.uk) is released on the PS5 this Friday, and will make a great addition to your shiny new bubble wrap-coddled console.

The reviews for F1 2021 dropped yesterday, and the next-generation Formula 1 simulator is drawing praise for its pristine, ray-traced graphics and sublime performance on PS5.

Alex Lee14 July 2021 15:00

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