PS5 restock tracker: where to buy PS5

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

PS5 Sony PlayStation 5
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More than one year 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 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. The great news is that it's set to become much easier to secure a console, with Sony set to bring in "phenomenal" amounts of PS5 stock just in time for Christmas. Huzzah!

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 stock unexpectedly without warning, alongside 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

PlayStation Direct

PlayStation Direct
Sony has gone live with PS5 stock right now. It first went up for those that obtained an exclusive invite at 8AM, before now opening up to the public from 10AM. You must have a PS Plus account to purchase. 

GAME

GAME
Here's the big one. A PS5 restock from GAME is now expected between December 9th to 10th from 9AM to 11:30AM UK time (via PS5 stock UK). Disc, digital and bundles will likely be available. Do not miss out!  

Amazon UK

Amazon UK
Amazon's next PS5 stock drop is expected on December 15th, kicking off from 8AM (via PS5 Stock UK). The last restock took place on November 17th and was the retailer's biggest ever. Let's hope we see a repeat. 

EE Store

EE Store
EE previously put a bunch of PS5 bundles live on December 8th. You have to be an account holder to access the purchase page and add it to your pay-as-you-go contract. Worth considering if you are a customer already.  

BT Store

BT Store
BT last went live with PS5 stock via its BT Shop on December 6th, lasting for around 36 hours (pretty unthinkable in today's market). Users were required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code before being taken through to an online queue to purchase. 

Very

Very
Very went live with PS5 stock on December 7th, consisting of disc, digital and consoles. It lasted a good few hours with deliveries expected before Christmas.  It's unlikely to have another before the New Year but you never know, 

Studio

Studio
Online shopping store Studio had a good supply of PS5 stock for three hours on the morning of December 7th. It then went live again briefly on the evening with a very limited supply of digital bundles. 

Currys

Currys
Currys last went live with has PS5 stock on the morning of December 7th. This was made up of digital-only bundles with T3 able to make it through to the purchase page within minutes. 

ShopTo

ShopTo
ShopTo PS5 stock last went live on December 6th, after nearly a month of waiting. Disc and digital consoles went in the first hour with lots of bundles up for grabs throughout most of the day.

Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys
Smyths Toys previously had  PS5 stock up for pre-order in-store on December 2nd. A £20 deposit was required to secure one with disc-only consoles available. We're not expecting another until the New Year now. 

BOX

BOX
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. 

Argos

Argos
Argos last had a PS5 restock on November 18th, made up of both disc and digital consoles. This was the largest drop from Argos since launch, hopefully, a good sign going into Black Friday. 

John Lewis

John Lewis
A shipment of John Lewis PS5 stock was expected to arrive at the retailer sometime between November 25th to 26th, however, this has now been internally delayed. The last restock took place on October 19th, so another must be soon. 

Littlewoods

Littlewoods
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. 

AO.com

AO.com
AO.com went live with PS5 disc, digital and bundles around midday on November 9th. It was a messy situation with many finding errors, though a number did come out successful. 

ASDA

ASDA
ASDA went live with PS5 stock early on November 9th. It sold out ridiculously quick, with supposedly only 900 disc consoles up for sale. Users needed to wishlist the item, move it to their basket and then finally proceed to checkout.

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