UPDATE: The PS5 is now in stock at EE and the BT Shop for BT Broadband customers after selling out at Asda. Read on for more information.
It’s almost been a year and a half since the PS5 was first launched, yet we’re all still here, struggling to find a console thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.
April has been one of the best months for restocks since the start of 2022. We’ve seen PS5 consoles available at PlayStation Direct, ShopTo, Currys, Argos, AO, Game, Smyths Toys, Very and many more independent retailers to boot. Let’s hope the momentum continues as we speed towards the end of the month and towards May.
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 machine, plus the latest game reviews. 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:
The PS5 is in stock at EE and may still be available at Asda
Gooooood morning PS5 hunters and what a glorious morning it is. We’ve just seen the PS5 drop at two retailers – Asda and EE.
In true Asda style, stock sold out on the front-end in within literal minutes, though it may still be available if you keep on refreshing because you can still add it to your basket.
If you’re an EE customer, now’s your chance to secure a console.
Alex Lee26 April 2022 08:40
A recap of today’s PS5 restock events
All righty PS5 hunters, we’ve come to the end of another day of PS5 stock tracking action. We don’t usually see restocks on a Monday, so it was good to see the BT Shop drop some stock.
Not a BT Broadband customer but still want a PS5? You might have to wait a couple more days before you can get your hands on one. We’re expecting to see a consignment of consoles land at Amazon on Wednesday morning, so keep your eyes peeled for that one. EE customers, we might get a drop tomorrow.
Of course, there are always unexpected restocks when it comes to the PS5, so don’t be surprised if you see a bunch of retailers (who we haven’t predicted) drop stock tomorrow morning. In any case, we’ll be back here to bring you through all the restocks in real-time. Catch you all then!
Alex Lee25 April 2022 17:30
Where is the PS5 in stock right now?
The only place you can buy a PS5 right now is from the BT Shop and even then, it’s only available to buy if you have an access code, which you can only get if you’re a BT Broadband customer.
Most of the standalone consoles have sold out now, but we’re still seeing some bundles on the retailer’s website. Get buying/begging friends for their access code if you’re still on the hunt.
Alex Lee25 April 2022 16:30
‘The Witcher III: Wild Hunt’ PS5 news
We’ve got some bad news for you Witcher fans. CD Projekt Red, the developer of The Witcher series and Cyberpunk 2077,has confirmed that the planned next-gen upgrade for The Witcher III: Wild Hunt has been delayed until further notice.
To find out more about what’s happened and why The Witcher III: Wild Hunt won’t be coming to PS5 and the Xbox series X/S just yet, have a read of our explainer below:
Alex Lee25 April 2022 15:30
‘F1 2022’ PS5 release date
If you’ve got your PS5 and are now thinking ahead to some upcoming games, you’ll be pleased to hear that a release date for the next installment in the official F1 22 videogame series has been confirmed on EA’s website with a new trailer stating it will be released this summer.
According to EA’s official F1 22 website, a release date of 1 July 2022 has been confirmed. If you’re interested in hearing about what’s coming to the game, have a read of our article below:
Alex Lee25 April 2022 14:40
On the hunt for an Xbox series X?
If you’re searching for an Xbox series X, you’re going to have a much easier time than if you were on the hunt for a PS5. The console is readily available from a number of retailers right now.
The Xbox series X is in stock at the Microsoft Store. An Xbox bundle deal is also available from Currys, while EE, Asda and 4gadgets have availability of Xbox All Access.
Alex LeeApril 25, 2022 1:50 p.m.
Why is the PS5 digital edition harder to find than the disc edition?
If you’ve been following our stock updates for a while, you’ve probably noticed that the PS5 disc edition console is far easier to buy than the digital edition. That’s why we were so pleased to see the BT Shop restock the digital edition console this morning.
It’s been this way ever since the console was first released back in November. When Eurogamerspoke to sources at various retailers before the console launched, it was told that retailers had been allocated around 25 per cent digital edition consoles and 75 per cent disc edition consoles.
We don’t know if the situation has changed since then, but we still see fewer digital edition consoles dropping than disc edition consoles. Retailers themselves might also prefer to order in the disc edition console over digital – they cost more (£449.99) for one, and they can bundle it with physical games to charge a premium.
Reports suggested that a lighter digital edition PS5 would be easier to manufacture and increase supply of the console, but we haven’t really seen that come to fruition. If you want a digital console, head on over to the BT Shop and get a mate to give you their access code.
Alex LeeApril 25, 2022 1:00 p.m.
We need to talk about Argos
Argos, it’s time to address the elephant in the room: Your restocks. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to buy a PS5 from the retailer since the new year.
While it’s always been tricky to buy a PS5 from Argos, with the retailer previously setting stock live at around 1am in the morning, it has begun setting stock live at 3am or 3pm in the afternoon, but only allowing a subsection of customers buy the console .
It takes the retailer a good few hours to fix the bug. We saw consoles go live at Argos last Friday for a handful of customers, but most weren’t able to buy it until Saturday. It’s just a mess right now and Argos really needs to sort itself out. Rant over.
Alex Lee25 April 2022 12:10
Should you buy a PS5 from CeX?
Ah CeX, the butt of playground jokes and childhood second-hand game nostalgia. While we think basically of CeX, we’d recommend not buying a PS5 from the retailer.
CeX is currently selling the PS5 for £650 – that’s more than the most expensive bundle at the BT Shop right now. Our suggestion? Stick to the major retailers and get a new PS5 with a bundle for the same price or cheaper.
Alex LeeApril 25, 2022, 11:30 a.m.
What BT PS5 bundles are in stock?
Both the PS5 disc edition console (£449, Bt.com) and the PS5 digital edition consoles (£359.98, Bt.com) are in stock at the BT Shop right this second, but there are also bundles available to buy. Here they are in full:
- PS5 digital edition console with an extra dualsense controller (£419.97, Bt.com)
- PS5 disc edition console with an extra controller (£508.98, Bt.com)
- PS5 disc edition console with Gran Turismo 7 (£518.98, Bt.com)
- PS5 disc edition console with Horizon Forbidden West (£518.98, Bt.com)
- PS5 disc edition console with an extra controller and a charging station (£533.98, Bt.com)
- PS5 disc edition console with an extra controller and a pulse 3D wireless headset (£598.95, Bt.com)
Alex Lee25 April 2022 11:00