PS5 UK stock latest – Amazon, Argos, Currys, Game race to RESTOCK for Christmas after Cyber Monday Playstation 5 washout

PLAYSTATION 5 consoles remain out of stock across all major retailers – a week after it was launched in the UK.

Brits were unable to secure any bargain Cyber Monday deals and it's still not certain whether retailers will have consoles in stock for Christmas.

Trying to reassure desperate gamers, Playstation tweeted: "We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever.

"Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year – please stay in touch with your local retailers."

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.

  • Jon Lockett

    PS5 PERFORMANCE BOOST

    Sony has rolled out a major software update worldwide for its new PlayStation 5 console.

    There are few details on what the free download changes, but the tech titan has promised a performance boost.

    The new firmware, version 20.02-02.26.00, came one week after Sony's first ever software update for the PS5.

    And it's a pretty big one at that, weighing in at 868MB. The update is available to download to your console now.

    According to Sony's patch notes, the file “improves system performance”.

  • Jon Lockett

    PS5 'DEAL' WARNING

    Sony is banning some gamers for taking advantage of a rogue “deal” for the PS5.

    The offer gets you loads of games for a huge discount – but it's against Sony's terms and conditions.

    It involves PS Plus, a paid-for subscription that gets you loads of free games.

    But Sony is now cracking down. More here….

    Warning over new PS5 ‘deal’ that could get you BANNED from console for months

  • Jon Lockett

    BACK TO THE FUTURE

    Remember all the previous PlayStation consoles?

    • The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995
    • This was followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000
    • The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006
    • Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013’s PS4 launch
    • In late 2017, a spin-off console called the PS4 Pro was released
    • And finally in November 2020, the PS5 came out
    • Jon Lockett

      WHEN WILL UK STORES RESTOCK?

      It's not entirely clear when retailers plan to restock, but we can expect many of them to do so before Christmas.

      Some stores, such as Smyths Toys, have published vague timings as to when they expect to open up sales again.

      Game, for instance, is rumoured to have sent an email to customers suggesting the console will be back in stock on December 14.

      GAME hasn’t confirmed this (and has not responded to a request for comment from The Sun), so it might not happen.

      However, it may be worth checking back on the day as a last-ditch attempt to get a PS5.

      Most retailers have maintained radio silence over when they plan to restock to avoid a mad rush when stock returns.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      BIG NEWS – STOCK COMING SOON

      Sony has confirmed that more PS5 stock will arrive before the end of the year.

      Disappointed gamers are being urged to try their luck with retailers again – in hopes of bagging a console before Christmas.

      The PlayStation 5 launch on November 12 in the US and November 19 in the UK.

      But many gamers were left without a next-gen console due to rampant demand.

      Retailers went out of stock across the board, but Sony has given gamers fresh hope for a Christmas miracle.

      “We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” said PlayStation.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      PLAYSTATION 5 AND XBOX SERIES X – WHEN DID THEY LAUNCH AND HOW MUCH DID THEY COST?

      Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.

      The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.

      The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

      The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

      That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

      UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

      The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      CONTINUED

      The site's boss was said to recognise the man in the CCTV footage and said he would be fired.

      An Amazon spokesman told the newspaper: “We have very high standards for our delivery service providers and how they serve customers.

      “The delivery associate will no longer be delivering on behalf of Amazon.”

      The Walkers weren't the only family to feel let down by Amazon over a PS5 delivery.

      Last week, Amazon came under fire after furious PS5 customers said they received the wrong orders on launch day – including cat food, loo roll and a foot massager.

      The PS5 went on sale on November 19 and some UK Amazon users who pre-ordered claim they received random household items instead.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      AMAZ-OFF

      Amazon has fired a delivery driver after CCTV footage caught him claiming to deliver a PS5 shaped box and then putting it back in his van.

      Jenni and Richard Walker, from Oxfordshire, believed the package was actually the birthday present they had ordered for their son's 16th birthday.

      Outraged father Mr Walker tweeted footage of the driver and wrote: “Amazon driver “delivering” (i.e. scanning then putting back in the van) my son’s PS5 on launch day, which was also his 16th birthday.”

      According to The Oxford Mail, the family got in touch with Amazon and were told the incident would be investigated.

      Apparently, Amazon's initial response was to offer a £5 gift voucher as compensation, which was later upped to £50 and a refund.

      Displeased with the voucher, the daughter of the Walker family drove to the Amazon depot and raised the issue with the site's boss.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      PLAY DATE

      Playstation owners can bag a brilliant deal on Watch Dogs Legion.

      The hit game is discounted by a whopping £21 for Cyber Monday – if you've got a PS4 or PS5.

      Watch Dogs Legion is one of the latest and greatest games to grace the new console.

      It's got slick graphics, an engaging story and unique hacker-inspired gameplay.

      You'd usually pay £59.99 for the new Ubisoft title, but it's now down to just £38.99.

      • Watch Dogs Legion (PS4/PS5) at PlayStation for £38.99 – buy here

      • Niamh Cavanagh

        CONTINUED

        “Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year.

        “Please stay in touch with your local retailers.”

        Sadly, Sony only said “before the end of the year” and not “before Christmas”, which could mean new stock arrives after the big day.

        But many are hoping for new stock in early December.

        Millions of gamers rushed to buy the next-gen console, which boasts 4K and even 8K graphics.

        But the PS5 launch has also been plagued by another problem: scalpers.

        Scheming buyers have been snapping up early PS5 stock – only to resell it online for a profit.

      • Niamh Cavanagh

        CHRISTMAS MIRACLE

        Sony has confirmed that more PS5 stock will arrive before the end of the year.

        Disappointed gamers are being urged to try their luck with retailers again – in hopes of bagging a console before Christmas.

        The PlayStation 5 launch on November 12 in the US and November 19 in the UK.

        But many gamers were left without a next-gen console due to rampant demand.

        Retailers went out of stock across the board, but Sony has given gamers fresh hope for a Christmas miracle.

        “We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” said PlayStation.

      • Niamh Cavanagh

        SCREEN SHARE

        Playing PS5 on your telly is fun – but you can also enjoy those same games on other devices.

        PlayStation's Remote Play feature lets you stream PS5 games to your smartphones, tablets and more.

        Your iPhone or Android, PC or Mac, and even the iPad will likely all support Remote Play.

        And you can use your next-gen DualSense controller to play games – just like on the PS5.

        It works in exactly the same way as the PS4 version of Remote Play.

        In fact, you can even stream PS5 to your PS4 console – or another PS5.

      • Niamh Cavanagh

        HOW MUCH DOES A PS5 COST?

        The PS5 release date landed on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

        In the UK, gamers weren't able to get their hands on it until November 19.

        The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at $399/£359.So how does that compare to the PS5's biggest rival, the Xbox Series X?

        Microsoft's pair of next-gen consoles came out a little earlier and landed on November 10, 2020.

        The cheaper disc-free Xbox Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

      • Niamh Cavanagh

        WHAT IS A PS5?

        The PS5 is Sony's latest and greatest gaming console.

        It's the successor to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and is available in two distinct versions.

        Those are the pricey PS5 proper with all the bells and whistles, and the digital edition, which is cheaper but with no disc tray.

      • Niamh Cavanagh

        STOCK – UK

        Due to high demand and the coronavirus restrictions, most retailers are only selling the consoles through their websites.

        • Amazon – sold out, no restock date given
        • Very – £449 sold out, stock “coming soon”
        • Studio – sold out, no restock date given
        • Argos – sold out, no restock date given
        • eBuyer – sold out, stock “due soon”
        • <a href="https://www.game.co.uk/en/hardware/playstation-5?cm_sp=homepage-_-banner0-_-PS5page2“>GAME – sold out, rumoured restock date of December 14
        • Currys PC World – sold out, no restock date given
        • Smyths Toys – sold out, new stock available “December 2020”
        • John Lewis – sold out, no restock date given
        • Niamh Cavanagh

          WHEN WILL UK STORES RESTOCK?

          It's not entirely clear when retailers plan to restock, but we can expect many of them to do so before Christmas.

          Some stores, such as Smyths Toys, have published vague timings as to when they expect to open up sales again.

          Game, for instance, is rumoured to have sent an email to customers suggesting the console will be back in stock on December 14.

          GAME hasn’t confirmed this (and has not responded to a request for comment from The Sun), so it might not happen.

          However, it may be worth checking back on the day as a last-ditch attempt to get a PS5.

          Most retailers have maintained radio silence over when they plan to restock to avoid a mad rush when stock returns.

          Below are links and some dates for PS5 restocks in the UK.

        • Niamh Cavanagh

          THE PS5 IS SOLD OUT – WHAT HAPPENED?

          Sony released two new consoles – the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – in the US on November 12 and in the UK a week later, on November 19.

          Stocks at multiple British retailers ran dry shortly after orders opened on the morning of launch day.

          Boasting 8K graphics and a powerful processor that almost eliminates loading times, it's no surprise the consoles flew off the shelves.

          Some stores have since released small batches of PS5 stock, but those also went in a flash as word spread across social media.

        • Niamh Cavanagh

          RAY PLAN

          The PS5 is offering ray-tracing – but what is it?

          It’s one of the biggest graphics improvements for next-gen gaming, and is also offered on the new Xbox – as well as PC.

          For years, lighting has been poor and unrealistic in games.

          But ray-tracing changes that by using your PS5’s hardware to trace the rays of light.

        • Niamh Cavanagh

          CONTINUED

          The company wrote on Instagram: “We just notified our members of a Xbox Series X restock on a very well known online retailer.

          “They have now managed to secure over 1000+ today and there’s still many hours left. You snooze you lose.”

          The post received a lot of backlash.

          One Instagram user replied: “You people suck.”

          Another complained: “You guys are litterly making it impossible to secure xbox's n ps5s…”

          More on the story here.

        • Niamh Cavanagh

          GAME OVER

          A scalper group that aims to buy as many of the latest consoles as possible and sell them for profit claims to have bought over 1000 Xbox Series X consoles.

          CrepChiefNotify asks its members to pay a monthly fee for advice on how to buy up desirable items and sell to people who are desperate for them.

          CrepChiefNotify came under fire recently for boasting that its members bought 3500 PlayStation 5 consoles to sell for profit.

          The PS5 sold out almost everywhere and then appeared online for hundreds and even thousands of pounds over the original asking price.

          CrepChiefNotify is said to use a bot system to buy up consoles.

          It recently posted on Instagram to reveal its Xbox Series X success as its members were said to scoop up over 1000 of the consoles during the latest restock.

        • Niamh Cavanagh

          CONTINUED

          “Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year.

          “Please stay in touch with your local retailers.”

          Sadly, Sony only said “before the end of the year” and not “before Christmas”, which could mean new stock arrives after the big day.

          But many are hoping for new stock in early December.

          Millions of gamers rushed to buy the next-gen console, which boasts 4K and even 8K graphics.

          But the PS5 launch has also been plagued by another problem: scalpers.

          Scheming buyers have been snapping up early PS5 stock – only to resell it online for a profit.

        • Niamh Cavanagh

          XMAS MIRACLE

          Sony has confirmed that more PS5 stock will arrive before the end of the year.

          Disappointed gamers are being urged to try their luck with retailers again – in hopes of bagging a console before Christmas.

          The PlayStation 5 launch on November 12 in the US and November 19 in the UK.

          But many gamers were left without a next-gen console due to rampant demand.

          Retailers went out of stock across the board, but Sony has given gamers fresh hope for a Christmas miracle.

          “We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever,” said PlayStation.

        • Jon Lockett

          PS5 CONSOLES SOLD FOR £65,000

          PS5 games consoles are being sold for up to £65,000 on eBay after retailers sold out before Christmas.

          This comes as Britain will face a Christmas gift shortage in two weeks.

          Kids will miss out on in-demand gadgets such as PlayStation 5 and the XBox series X and S.

          Shops are also running out of toys, health and beauty products, say experts.

          Many have not been able to restock during the latest lockdown, while some shops have cut orders after the first

          lockdown clobbered trade.

          Millions of items are stuck at ports including Felixstowe in Suffolk, Southampton and London Gateway.

        • Jon Lockett

          PLAYSTATION IS A RECORD BREAKER

          Guinness World Records has certified PlayStation as the “best-selling home video game console brand ever.”

          And manufacturer Sony has sold more than 550 million gaming systems over the last 25 years.

          It's nearest competition for the best-selling home console brand is Nintendo.

        • Jon Lockett

          THE NEED FOR CREED

          The latest Assassin's Creed game is set in the bloody world of the Vikings.

          Players will raid 9th Century English towns and villages on a quest to find a new home.

          Assassin’s Creed Valhalla is out on PS5, as well as Xbox One, PS4, PC and Xbox Series X.

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