More than 10 months 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 outlets to find the elusive console from as well as some tips to be aware of to help get you to the checkout and receive that sweet, sweet message of "Your order is on the way".
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 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.
Where to buy PS5 in the UK
Reports have linked GAME to receive a new batch of PS5 consoles (both disc and digital) on September 23rd, with an online restock expected to follow. It's a good chance this will take place before the end of the month, so well worth checking in. View Deal
Amazon had a restock on PS5 consoles both disc and digital editions during the morning of September 22nd, 2021. This was the first drop of consoles from the retailer in six weeks with only those signed up to Amazon Prime able to claim one. Stock for Amazon drops typically take place on Tuesdays or Wednesdays. View Deal
John Lewis has confirmed that its next shipment of PlayStation 5 consoles will arrive on September 24th, according to the very well trusted PS5 Stock UK Twitter account. Expect an online restock in the following week or so. View Deal
EE is set to have more PlayStation 5 consoles in stock "soon" according to trusted Twitter account PS5StockAlertUK. Anyone interested in claiming one can pre-register for interest via the official site.
Currys PC World
Currys PC World has been running a PS5 VIP codes system that allows you to pick up the console in store. The latest batch went out on 16th September for Disc Edition console only, with pickup needed by September 21st. View Deal
Smyths previously showed stock for both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition on September 20th. The stock was short-lived and quickly sold out but it's likely the store will receive more in the near future. View Deal
AO.com had an allotment of PS5 consoles (both digital and disc) on September 9th, alongside some bundles. Stock was appearing in and out baskets but people did get through - persistence is key! View Deal
Very had a very large restock of 12,000 units back in August, which naturally sold out in minutes. We don't think the retailer will be next in line but as always, it's worth checking daily. Very does bundles as well as single consoles too, so those interested have double the chance to score a system. View Deal
Box.co.uk from time to time has a number of standalone consoles and bundles available. You can register through the official site and sign up to stock alerts to be notified the second they drop. It previously introduced a PS5 ballot system, however, it's for bundle offers-only and not the cheapest around.View Deal