PS5 restock tracker: where to buy PS5

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

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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

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ShopTo (opens in new tab)
ShopTo has PS5 stock (opens in new tab) live (as of September 26th) made up of FIFA 23 bundles with either disc or digital consoles. and/or additional DualSense controllers. This is pre-order only with delivery expected on September 30th, 2022.

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PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
The PlayStation Direct store is live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of September 26th). 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. 

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BT Store (opens in new tab)
BT is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of September 26th). Four bundles are left to purchase, including a PS5 disc console with an additional DualSense controller, Gran Turismo 7 and Sony Pulse 3D Headsets.

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. 

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EE Store (opens in new tab)
EE has PS5 stock (opens in new tab) live (as of September 26th). It has one PS5 bundle featuring a disc console, Dualsense controller and Horizon Forbidden West.

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.  

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GAME has PS5 stock (opens in new tab) live (as of September 27th). It consists of various bundles with FIFA 23, Horizon Forbidden West, additional Dualsense controllers, t-shirts, and cases. Not the cheapest option out there, mind. 

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Argos (opens in new tab)
Argos last had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on September 21st before selling out with a standalone PS5 disc console available. As usual, stock rolled out across different stores around the country with quantities differing per location.

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Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon last had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on September 23rd, 2022. The main offering was a PS5 disc console with Horizon Forbidden West included. You needed to be an Amazon Prime member to secure a console. 

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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. 

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Very (opens in new tab)
Very last had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on September 5th with various PS5 disc bundles available. These featured Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and an additional DualSense controller. Deliveries will be made by September 26th, 2022.

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Littlewoods (opens in new tab)
Littlewoods last went live with a rare PS5 restock (opens in new tab) on August 23rd. It was made up of disc bundles with Horizon Forbidden West and an additional DualSense controller. 

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Smyths Toys (opens in new tab)
Smyths Toys last went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on August 23rd. There was one bundle up for grabs featuring a PS5 disc console and Horizon Forbidden West. Stock quantity depends on location. 

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Studio (opens in new tab)
Online shopping store Studio last went live with  PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on August 23rd. There was one disc bundle featuring Horizon Forbidden West and an additional Dualsense controller. Deliveries are expected to be made within 10 days. 

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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.

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AO (opens in new tab)
AO was live previously with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on July 29th before selling out in a day or so. It was made up of various bundles, including Horizon Forbidden West and an additional DualSense controller. 

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John Lewis (opens in new tab)
High street retailer John Lewis put PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on July 5th – the first time since May– before selling out throughout the day. The main offering was a  Horizon Forbidden West bundle with a disc console.

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eBuyer (opens in new tab)
A new contender! Independent electronics retailer eBuyer put PS5 stock (opens in new tab) 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. 

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ASDA (opens in new tab)
ASDA went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) 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.

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
Staff Writer

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