PS5 restock tracker: where to buy PS5

Beat the scalpers with the help of T3's PS5 stock tracker

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More than one year since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand for the console. Whether that be scalpers at every turn, automated bots trying to swipe everything within seconds, or just the millions of other shoppers trying to get their hands on the games device – it's a minefield out there.

Fear not! We've scoured the web far and wide to save you the hassle. While the surge in sales for the PS5 is expected to continue well into 2022, we've compiled a list of the top retailers to find the elusive console from as well as some handy tips to be aware of to help get you to the checkout – and more importantly, receive that sweet, sweet confirmation message.

T3's PS5 stock tracker is regularly updated but there's also a few extra steps worth considering. We'd recommend bookmarking a number of stock trackers across social media (especially Twitter), checking in at any local retailers in case some have stock unexpectedly without warning, and making an account across said retailers online accounts to save time on checkout. It can help to keep the console in your wishlist basket too. Now onto the important bit: where to find a PS5.

Please note any stock availability is based on the time of writing. Consoles are still selling out in a matter of minutes, so may not be available when you click through.

Where to buy PS5 in the UK

AO.com

AO.com
AO.com last went live with various PS5 bundles on January 21st. It's not the most straightforward of retailers to purchase through but we've seen some success from consumers. 

Argos

Argos
Argos previously went live with PS5 stock on January 21st before selling out online in a couple of hours. Both disc and digital standalone consoles were up for sale. Success is often found better in person than online.

BT Store

BT Store
BT last went live with PS5 stock via its BT Shop on January 10th. It lasted more than 10 days. Users are required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code before being taken through to an online queue to purchase. 

GAME

GAME
GAME last went live with PS5 stock on January 18th and 19th, with the likes of Spider-Man, FIFA 22, Ratchet & Clank all available as part of various bundles. Deliveries will be made by January 26th at the latest, so we don't expect another restock until February now. 

Very

Very
Very went live with PS5 stock last on January 18th, made up of both disc and digital consoles. It lasted a good portion of the day with lots of consumer success.


Amazon

Amazon
Amazon PS5 stock went live on the morning of January 19th, before selling out in around 10 minutes flat. You needed to be an Amazon Prime member to secure a console.

PlayStation Direct

PlayStation Direct
Sony held its first restock of 2022 on January 17th, barely lasting 20 minutes. Stock seemed even smaller than normal on the occasion, possibly a factor of the number being sold over the Christmas period. 

GameByte

GameByte
Online retailer GameByte last had a PS5 bundle on January 14th with seven games, a PS5 HD camera and a subscription to PS Plus for 12 months. It sold out in a couple of days. 

EE Store

EE Store
EE previously put a number of PS5 bundles live on January 5th. You needed to be an account holder to access the purchase page and add it to your pay-as-you-go contract. Well worth considering if you are a customer already.  

John Lewis

John Lewis
A shipment of John Lewis PS5 stock went live on December 29th, with both disc and digital consoles available. The John Lewis mobile app proved most successful. 

Currys

Currys
Currys last went live with one of the best PS5 bundles we've seen, featuring Ratchet & Clank and Spider-Man: Miles Morales on December 24th. There were also a couple of offers with SSDs. It sold out after a day or so.

Studio

Studio
Online shopping store Studio went live with a small supply of PS5 stock on December 21st. It lasted barely 30 minutes before all being purchased, with disc and digital consoles on offer. 

Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys
Smyths Toys had PS5 stock up for pre-order in-store on December 16th. A £20 deposit was required to secure one with disc-only consoles available. One final chance to get one in time for Christmas. 

ShopTo

ShopTo
ShopTo PS5 stock last went live on December 6th, after nearly a month of waiting. Disc and digital consoles went in the first hour with lots of bundles up for grabs throughout most of the day.

BOX

BOX
Online tech store BOX had a rare PS5 restock on November 19th. It consisted of disc and digital consoles only. This was the first in months but potentially a good sign for Black Friday and the holidays. 

Littlewoods

Littlewoods
Littlewoods has become the latest retailer to start selling PS5 consoles. It last went live on November 10th, offering disc consoles and bundles. Not the cheapest but worth considering. 

ASDA

ASDA
ASDA went live with PS5 stock early on November 9th. It sold out ridiculously quick, with supposedly only 900 disc consoles up for sale. Users needed to wishlist the item, move it to their basket and then finally proceed to checkout.

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Matthew Forde
Matthew Forde

Matthew is the Staff Writer for T3, covering news and keeping up with everything games, entertainment, and all manner of tech. You can find his work across numerous sites across the web, including TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattForde64