Gaming experts have been looking into when the prized PS5 consoles will be back in stores – with thousands of gamers hoping to get hold of one.
The PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account has posted expected restock dates for Amazon Currys, GAME and more.
Announced in 2019 as the successor to the Playstation 4, the PS5 was released to rave reviews in November 2020 – but it has been virtually impossible to buy of late.
Exceptional demand driven by the pandemic has led to a shortage of the custom chips needed to build more PS5 consoles.
A rise in bots buying consoles has added to the PS5 stock shortage – as stock is mainly available online over lockdown. Automated retail bots scan websites around the world for the exact second an item goes on sale.
The big retailers including Amazon, Currys, GAME, Argos are all PS5 restocking. But when?
Here is what we know so far:
Smyths dropped the PS5 digital on Friday, January 15 and is the latest to drop new stock – today (January 30). @PS5UpdatesUK has tweeted it is expecting more this weekend. But it’s more likely that the next drop will be around February 6.
The toy store continues to advertise the PS5 for February.
We previously reported that Argos will get new PS5 drops in March
PS Stock UK on Twitter says to expect Argos drops will be March 8 and March 22. But adds earlier Argos dates to watch out for are February 4 and February 22.
PS5StockAlert reports that Feb 4 seems ” a little unlikely now”. So it looks like circling Feb 22 on your diary is your best chance.
Asda releases a small amount in January. No news yet on the next stock.
GAME UK dropped stock on Tuesday, January 19.
It confirmed plans to fulfill orders by February 26 so the next major stock release is expected early to mid-February.
The last drop for Currys was January 20.
Currys has not issued any statement on future drops but most likely we should expect some movement around Feb 6 – 9 and Feb 22- 26.
Amazon UK dropped PS5 stock on Monday, January 25. The next restock is expected to be February 6-9.
The department store has restocked a small number of consoles on Tuesday, January 19. Nxt restock is expected to be February
Very dropped stock on Tuesday, January 26. The next stock is expected to be in February.
It restocked on January 28. No news yet on the latest restock.
Hughes was expected in January but no news yet on its website.
According to @PS5StockAlertUK this retailer is hard to track “due to selling to existing customers only. However, a restock is rumoured to be dropping soon. We have no info to confirm this. “
Maplin went live on Wednesday, January 20 with a very limited amount of stock. No news on whether there will be a restock.
AO restocked on Wednesday, January 20 with a limited amount of consoles. Another drop is expected in February.