PS5 restock tracker: where to buy PS5

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

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18 months since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand for the next-gen console. Whether that be scalpers at every turn, automated bots trying to swipe everything within seconds, manufacturing issues caused by the pandemic, 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 are 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 retailer's 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 (30 min to an hour on average currently), so may not be available when you click through.

Where to buy PS5 in the UK

GAME still has  PS5 stock live a good few days on now, with mostly bundles containing Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, an additional DualSense controller, console covers and/or T-shirts available. Not the cheapest option out there, still it does secure a console. 

Argos previously went live PS5 stock on May 18th with limited stock available at different stores across the country. Both disc and digital were available with Horizon Forbidden West and Lego Star Wars bundled. Success if often better found in-person than online.  

Smyths Toys
Smyths Toys went live with PS5 stock on May 17th last – specifically, a one-disc bundle with Horizon Forbidden West included. Quantity varied on where you were located in the country and arrived in waves.

A new contender! Independent electronics retailer eBuyer put PS5 stock live on May 16th with both disc and digital up for grabs. It sold out within a few hours. Possibly worth trying as not a common retailer for people to try. 

Amazon last went live with PS5 stock on May 11th with both standalone disc and digital consoles up for grabs. It sold out in less than 20 minutes. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to secure a console. 

ShopTo PS5 stock last went live on May 9th with a PS5 bundle, featuring Lego Star Wars and an additional DualSense controller. It sold out in under 30 minutes.

The retailer often goes live on weekends with Sunday being the most common day, so best to keep an eye out then. 

BT Store
BT went live with PS5 stock on April 25th and lasted for approximately four days. It was mostly console bundles with either Horizon, GT7, an additional DualSense controller or a Sony 3D pulse headset. 

Users were required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code before being taken through to an online queue to purchase. 

EE Store
EE previously went live with PS5 stock on April 26th. Several bundles were available for purchase with either additional DualSense controllers, Gran Turismo 7, a PS Plus subscription or a HD camera. It lasted approximately 48 hours. 

You have 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.  

ASDA went live with PS5 stock on April 26th and sold out throughout the day. The main offering was a PlayStation 5 disc bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7.

Online shopping store Studio went live with a batch of  PS5 stock on April 21st – its first restock in about two months. It was made up of a disc and digital PS5 bundle with an additional DualSense controller and PSN subscription for 365 days. 

Very previously went live with PS5 stock on April 20th with standalone disc consoles and disc bundles. Add-ons available included Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and an additional DualSense controller. It sold out in a few hours. 

PlayStation Direct
Sony PS5 stock went live last on PlayStation Direct on April 20th. It was made up of standalone disc and digital consoles and sold out in around an hour. 

An exclusive queue for those selected went live earlier in the day before then opening up to the public shortly afterwards. previously went live on April 13th with a couple of PS5 bundles containing Ratchet & Clank or Ghost of Tsushima. Additionally, DualSense controllers and Sony headsets were available. It sold out in less than an hour. 

Currys last went live with PS5 stock on April 12th for approximately 48 hours. It was made up of lots of bundles including Horizon Forbidden West, GT7, additional DualSense controllers and Sony headsets.

John Lewis
Retailer John Lewis put PS5 stock up for sale at 7AM UK time on March 9th, selling out in under 15 minutes. The main offering was a disc bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7. 

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. 

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 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. 

Where to buy PS5 accessories

Don't forget to check out our guide to the best TVs for PS5 too! With support for 4K 120Hz, VRR and ALLM – all the big next-features, basically. And with top picture quality too, of course.

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