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PS5 UK stock – live: PS Direct restock is available now – how to get a console

Dauntless (PS5 Launch Trailer)

UPDATE: The PS5 is in stock at PlayStation Direct now, after selling out at Smyths Toys. Read on for more information.

It has now been over a year since Sony’s latest console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5), first arrived in the UK. But supply problems and a worldwide semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic have caused the production of the device to slow to a crawl. New stock is still tricky to find and, when it does appear, the PS5 sells out quickly, both online and in-store.

November was an incredibly slow month for PS5 restocks, with the console only appearing at John Lewis & PartnersGame and ShopTo during the first week of the month.

The situation improved though, and we saw restocks at VeryAOArgosAsda, Littlewoods, PS Direct and Game. Let’s just hope the momentum continues now that we are in December and edging towards Christmas.

If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, plus the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:


No one has been able to buy the PS5 from PS Direct after the queue ended

It seems like we’re not alone, and no one managed to bag the console this morning, despite us all waiting in the queue for half an hour.

The queue may have already been set up to go live at a certain time, even if the consoles had sold out during the exclusive invitation period. This is all speculation though and it might come back into stock soon. Keep watch.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 10:51


PlayStation Direct is trolling us

(The Independent)

So, we all just got through the waiting room and the PlayStation Direct store sent us to an out of stock page. Thanks for trolling us, Sony.

We’ll keep an eye on the PlayStation Direct page and alert you if the queue comes back online or stock miraculously appears. Sony has probably just fluffed up the drop.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 10:35


The PS5 is in stock at PlayStation Direct now

The PS5 is now in stock at PlayStation Direct. There is a waiting room at the moment, so you’ve still got time to get in there before the buying gets started.

Luckily, it’s not first come first serve like a lot of other retailers. You get given a random unique ID once the countdown ends, meaning you don’t know what position in the queue you’ll be in when the consoles drop. Take that, scalpers!

Make sure to have your PSN credentials at hand or you won’t be able to buy the console.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 10:19


The PS5 has likely sold out at Smyths Toys

While we can’t check in-store stock levels at Smyths Toys, the PS5 is now probably sold out at your local store. We can’t guarantee that though, so if you’re nearby, there’s no harm in having a wander in and asking at the counter.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 10:13


How much is a PS5?

It depends on which console we’re talking about. The all-digital PS5 edition costs £359.99, while the disc edition PS5 costs £449.99.

There’s no real difference when it comes to specs – as seen with the Xbox series S and Xbox series X – just one is only able to play games bought from the PlayStation Store because it lacks a disc drive.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 10:05


Currys PS5 VIP passes were sent out yesterday

(The Independent)

The tiniest batch of Currys VIP invitations went out yesterday, meaning that the well has, er… well and truly dried up at the retailer when it comes to the exclusive pass draw.

If you don’t know what we’re talking about. Currys ran a PS5 priority pass draw between March and June, where people could submit their email into a draw to buy a PS5, and Currys would randomly pick out names. The retailer has been getting through all the entrants since June and now – we think – there are no more people left.

What does this mean? It could mean the return of general sale restocks in the new year. We’ll let you know more as the details roll in.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 09:45


Best PS5 accessories

When the PlayStation Direct store opens up for orders, you’ll be able to have your pick from a bunch of different bundle options with various different PS5 accessories.

These include everything from extra controllers to media remotes to pulse 3D wireless headsets. Best part? They all appear on our round-up of the best PS5 accessories, which you can read below.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 09:21


How to secure a PS5 at PlayStation Direct this morning

(iStock/The Independent)

If you’re not going to be able to get to a Smyths Toys store this morning, or think you’ve missed your chance in line, fret not, PlayStation Direct is also dropping the console today.

The retailer has invited some PSN users to buy the console from 9am, but others will be able to purchase it from around 10am.

Unlike other retailers, you don’t get priority access by being first in the PlayStation Direct queue. A 15-minute waiting room will open up before stock goes live. Enter it and once the doors beyond the waiting room open, you’ll be given a random position in the actual queue to buy the console, so scalping bots won’t have the upper-hand here. Win!

Alex Lee2 December 2021 09:06


People successfully bag a PS5 at Smyths Toys

It seems like some Smyths Toys stores have been super generous and have opened their doors early for customers to pre-order a console.

This customer had five other people queuing up in front of them – which isn’t too many, in the grand scheme of things.

And another previous customer has offered up some intel as to how the whole process works when pre-ordering in-store at Smyths Toys.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 08:49


Smyths Toys has PS5 stock in stores nationwide this morning

Some of you may have already caught wind of this bit of news from the folks over at @PS5StockAlertUK, but Smyths Toys is set to have an in-store restock this morning

If you’re not already queuing up outside your local Smyths Toys, we’d get in line immediately!

Last time there was an in-store restock, we saw queues of over 20 people. Opening times vary, so some stores might start taking pre-orders at 10am, others at 9am.

And just a reminder – Smyths Toys won’t be updating its PS5 listing page with stock availability, so your local store will say that it’s out of stock, when the console will actually be available in-store.

Alex Lee2 December 2021 08:34

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