Two years since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand. 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 and potentially beyond, we've compiled a list of the top retailers to get the elusive console from as well as some handy tips to be aware of.
T3's PS5 restock tracker is regularly updated but there are also a few extra steps worth considering – most notably, making an account across retailers' online accounts to save time on checkout. It can help to keep the console in your wishlist basket too. Additionally, Amazon operates an invite-only system for those seeking a console in the UK and the US, saving a lot of hassle. Now onto the important bit: where to find a PS5 today.
Please note any stock availability is based on the time of writing. Consoles are still selling reasonably fast, so may not be available when you click through.
Where to buy PS5 in the UK
PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
The PlayStation Direct store is live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of November 3rd). You must have a PS account to make a purchase with either a standalone console or bundle with FIFA 23 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 available.
Stock is now more readily available from Sony meaning that no exclusive queue (opens in new tab) access is required.
You need to be an account holder (opens in new tab) to access the purchase page and add it to your pay-as-you-go contract. Well worth considering if you are a customer already.
GAME (opens in new tab)
GAME has PS5 stock (opens in new tab) live (as of November 3rd) with plenty of disc bundles available. These come with either Horizon Forbidden West, FIFA 23, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a controller case, an additional DualSense controller, Gran Turismo, a T-shirt or a PS5 charging station. Not the cheapest option out there, though.
John Lewis (opens in new tab)
High street retailer John Lewis had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on November 1st – the first time since July. It sold out with 24 hours and was made up of one bundle featuring a disc console, FIFA 23, an additional DualSense controller in black and a 12-month subscription to PS Plus.
Argos (opens in new tab)
Argos had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on November 1st last, made up of several bundles. These are made up of disc and digital consoles alongside copies of FIFA 23 and Horizon Forbidden West.
As usual, stock rolled out across different stores around the country with quantities differing per location.
Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on October 21st before selling out. The retailer had a PS5 disc and digital console bundled with FIFA 23, although it was listed at a price of over £700 for some unknown reason. An invite-only system (opens in new tab) is available too.
BT Store (opens in new tab)
BT has now sold out of PS5 stock (opens in new tab) as of October 13th. Six bundles were up for purchase, including a PS5 disc and digital console with either Horizon Forbidden West, FIFA 23, an extra controller or a charging station.
Users are required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code (opens in new tab) before being taken through to an online queue to purchase.
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.