Live PS5 stock updates at BT Shop, Argos, Very, Currys, Amazon and Game as new Playstation consoles 'may drop'

SINCE its release last November, millions of gamers around the world have found it nearly impossible to bag themselves a PS5.

In the UK, rumours swirl almost daily about new stock drops at the likes of Smyths Toys, Argos, GAME, and Amazon.

Most of the time these time out to be untrue, but even when new consoles DO drop, they seem to be snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites.

But never fear, The Sun is here…

You can follow all the latest news and stock rumours here, live on this page – giving you the very best chance to get yourself a console today. And why we're at it, we'll be bringing you the latest PS5 game reviews too.

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

  • Claudia Aoraha

    WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO GET A PS5?

    "It is difficult for us to increase production of the PlayStation 5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components,’ said Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki, according to Ars Technica.

    "We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5."

  • Imogen Braddick

    RESTOCK NEXT WEEK?

    Some Twitter users claim the biggest PS5 restocks will happen this month, starting next week…

  • Imogen Braddick

    PRODUCTION BOOST

    Sony is said to be increasing production and appears on track to ship 7.6 million PS5 consoles by the end of the financial year in March.

    According to Gaming Bolt, Sony is maintaining its ability to produce this many consoles for its eager fans.

    We'll have to wait until next month to see if Sony manages to pull this off.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'GIVE US A CHANCE'

    One Twitter user has called for major retailers to communicate restock drop dates to stop websites overloading.

    "What would be good though is if the major retailers communicated with each other their drop dates and do them together, it would give everyone who still needs a PS5 a chance and would prevent their websites from overloading," he said.

  • Imogen Braddick

    LIKELY RESTOCK TIMES

    A reminder of the times of day when fresh stock is likely to drop.

  • Imogen Braddick

    BREXIT DELAYS

    Little Nightmares II is set to be released for Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on February 11, with versions for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S are released at a later date in the same year.

  • Imogen Braddick

    PLAYSTATION 5 SALES

    Less than two months after its launch, the PlayStation 5 had sold 4.5 million units, Sony revealed this week.

    The PlayStation 4 also had a comeback, with 1.4 million new consoles sold too.

  • Imogen Braddick

    RESTOCK ALERTS

    Twitter account @PS5StockAlertUK claims insiders have informed him Game UK and Very could potentially drop fresh stock on February 9.

    Retailers are expected to drop masses of consoles from the second week of February, after supply chain issues.

  • Imogen Braddick

    'POSSIBLE STOCK'

    Some PS5 Twitter accounts are hinting at possible restocks from today.

  • Imogen Braddick

    NEXT SHIPMENT OF STOCK SHOULD 'LAST A LOT LONGER'

    PS5 fans have been told the next shipment of stock should last a "lot longer" – with stock expected on February 18.

    A PS5 Twitter account wrote:

    "The next shipment of PS5s should last a lot longer.

    "Scalping is becoming less profitable as PS5s price on eBay went average £755 to £680 (disc and dig) and despite AMD issues, this stock will be much bigger for the UK. Expect stock 18th."

  • Patrick Knox

    PIMP UP YOUR PS5 WITH A BLUE OR RED COVER SHELL

    CMP Shells, who used to be known as Platestation 5 are planning to release blue and red shells for the console next month.

    This will allow PS5 owners to customize their own consoles ASAP.

    Find out more here.

  • Patrick Knox

    'PS5 SHORTAGES COULD LAST TO JULY'

    Shortages of the PS5 and Xbox Series X could continue well into the summer, insiders have warned.

    It’s devastating news for any gamers that still haven’t managed to clinch a next-gen console.

    Since its launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have been largely sold out.

    Neither Sony nor Microsoft has been able to keep up with demand.

    Now chip-maker AMD – who supplies both firms – has warned the shortages may continue.

  • Patrick Knox

    PS5 GAMES DUE FOR RELEASE IN MARCH

    • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
    • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
    • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
    • Returnal – March 19
    • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
    • It Takes Two – March 26
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
    • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)

    PS5’S POWERFUL FEATURES

    The PS5 has many upgrades from its predecessors – but here are some of the most notable:

    A super-fast NVMe SSD
    A powerful GPU, which offer higher frame rates and ray tracing
    Built-in microphone on the controller that can replace a headset

    WILL NEXT BATCH LAST LONGER?

    • Patrick Knox

      IS SONY RELEASING 2.8M PS5 CONSOLES THIS MONTH?

      PS5 restock UK said: “Sony are planning to release 2.8 million consoles this month – this may be just enough to start getting close to meeting demand.”

      An Argos drop was reportedly due today.

    • Patrick Knox

      SONY’S FIX FOR DISC UPGRADE ISSUE

      Sony has released a PS5 system update that sorts out a PlayStation 4 disc upgrade issue.

      The PS4 version of a game was sometimes installed from the console's game disc, even after the disc version was upgraded to the PS5 version.

      The new update, all 868.3 MB of it, released by Sony fixes this issue.

    • Patrick Knox

      GAME UK AND VERY COULD RESTOCK ON FEBRUARY 9

      @PS5StockAlertUK claims insiders have informed him Game UK and Very could potentially drop fresh stock then.

      Retailers are expected to drop masses of consoles from the second week of February, after supply chain issues.

    • Patrick Knox

      SONY: SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE STOPPING EXTRA PS5 PRODUCTION

      Gamers shouldn't expect the rate of production to increase, Sony said.

      Boss Hiroki Totoki said:  "It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components.

      "We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5."

    • Patrick Knox

      IN OTHER NEWS…

      Twitch streamer Indiefoxx has been banned from the platform again over strict nudity rules.

      A top Call of Duty player has quit the game because it's "saturated with cheating".

      And, Warzone has been branded "unplayable" by furious players following the arrival of an ultra-deadly new gun.

    • Patrick Knox

      WHEN DID PS5 LAUNCH AND HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

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

      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.

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