PS5 disc installation issue seemingly returns
The PS5 launched almost a whole year ago, in November 2020, but supply problems and a global semiconductor shortage have caused the production of Sony’s new game console to slow substantially. New stock is still quite difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restocks, but was still much better than June and July. Although not a patch on the sunlit uplands of August, we still saw some consistent drops last month at Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Game. We had 10 drops to end the month of September. But how has October been going? After a slow start, we had nine massive drops last week from Asda, Studio, John Lewis & Partners, Very, Littlewoods, Argos, Hamleys, Game and AO.com, joining BT, ShopTo and Smyths Toys from earlier in the month. Yesterday, we had another drop from BT.
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 Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
EE PS5 Add to Plan restock available now
The PS5 is now in stock at EE!
To get the console, you need to be an EE pay monthly customer. It’s only available via EE’s Add to Plan service, and you’ll pay for the console or bundle over 11 months, interest-free.
You can either get a standalone PS5 disc edition console for £40 a month (Ee.com); a PS5 with an additional dualsense controller for £45 a month (Ee.com), or a PS5 disc edition console with an additional dualsense Controller and a 12-month PS Plus subscription for £50 a month (Ee.com) – all spread out across 11 months.
Alex Lee26 October 2021 08:26
What PS5 restocks could we see today?
Gooooooood morning PS5 hunters! And an extra special g’morning to any EE customers out there because, if you’re one, it’s going to be a very good morning indeed. The disc edition of the PS5 console is going to go live at EE in the next 15 minutes!
Alex Lee26 October 2021 08:15
EE PS5 Add to Plan drop tomorrow morning
The retailer is expected to have a restock tomorrow morning at 8:30am. As usual, the bundles on offer will only be available to EE pay monthly customers who are in 12-month or longer contracts. The best way to secure one is through the app.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 16:45
PlayStation State of Play kicks off on Wednesday
PlayStation’s State of Play is returning this week! On Wednesday at 10pm, PlayStation will be hosting a 20-minute show, and new third-party titles will be demonstrated on stage. Both PS4 and PS5 games will be shown off, so don’t worry if you don’t have the latest console yet, you’ll still be able to find something to whet your appetite.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 16:05
Need an Xbox series X?
Managed to bag a PS5 from BT this morning? Why not treat yourself twice and get an Xbox series X as well. Sure, it’s just as hard to secure as the PS5 – if not harder, but our friends over on the Xbox series X restock liveblog are on hand to help you get one,
For all the latest Xbox drops, head on over to our sister blog now.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 15:15
Apple Watch Black Friday deals 2021
Speaking of ones to watch. If you’re looking for a new watch, like an Apple Watch, then next month is going to be the perfect time to get one. Why? Because it’s Black Friday, of course. While the latest Apple Watch series 7 is unlikely to be discounted during the Black Friday event, older models probably will be.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 14:25
Tips for the potential Amazon PS5 restock tomorrow
So, as we mentioned earlier, Amazon could restock the PS5 tomorrow or Wednesday between the hours of 8am and 10am. If it does drop this week, it will most likely be an Amazon Prime exclusive drop, so only Prime customers will be able to buy the console.
The retailer hasn’t sold the console to non-Prime customers since July, and we don’t expect it to break that tradition any time soon. The retailer updated its disc edition listing page with the Prime message two weeks ago, so we’re even more hopeful for a drop this week than ever.
If you aren’t already signed up for Prime, you can get a 30-day free trial and just cancel it when you clutch the console.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 13:35
Game PS5 stock could drop this week
Game has once again updated its PS5 bundles page with new release dates. The bundles page now says that the consoles will be released on 4 November, meaning that – for the third week in a row this month – the retailer could drop even more stock.
Game usually has a drop a week and a half before the stated release date, so we could see more consoles land either tomorrow, Wednesday or Thursday. Game always tweets out the morning of a drop, so expect to see a warning tweet before stock goes live on the website.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 12:45
BT PS5 holding page has been removed
BT has removed its PS5 holding page, so if you’re not a BT Broadband customer, you can now browse the retailer’s entire catalogue of PS5 bundles without issue.
You’ll still need an access code if you want to get the PS5 into your basket, however. It’s too late to get an access code now, but if you register your interest for a PS5 on the BT website, you could have a chance of bagging one the next time there’s a drop. BT has roughly one or two drops each month.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 12:06
Could EE PS5 stock drop this week?
If you want to cop a PS5 from EE, you’ll need to be an EE pay monthly customer on a 12-month or longer contract. The retailer sells a bunch of disc edition consoles through its “Add to Plan” system, which lets you spread the cost of the PS5 over monthly instalments.
Let’s hope an E.T., er, we mean EE… drop takes place tomorrow.
Alex Lee25 October 2021 11:14
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