21 months 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 – especially now that Sony has announced an incoming price increase – 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, 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 (a couple of hours on average currently), 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 September 23rd). You must have a PS account to make the purchase with standalone consoles or Horizon Forbidden West bundles up for sale.
Stock is now more readily available from Sony meaning that no exclusive queue (opens in new tab) access is required.
BT Store (opens in new tab)
BT is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of September 23rd). Three bundles are left to purchase, including a PS5 disc console with an additional DualSense controller.
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.
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 last had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on September 20th before selling out. It consisted of various bundles with The Last of Us Part 1, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, additional Dualsense controllers, t-shirts, and cases. Not the cheapest option out there, mind.
BOX (opens in new tab)
Online tech store BOX had PS5 restock (opens in new tab) on September 8th before selling out. It consisted of a bundle with Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, Thrustmaster T150 Wheel and an additional Dualsense controller, or another bundle with a disc console, F1 2022, and Thrustmaster T150 Wheel.
Currys (opens in new tab)
Currys last went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on August 4th with lots of standalone consoles and bundles up for sale. Whether it's Lego Star Wars, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, or an additional DualSense controller or headset, there was plenty to choose from.
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.