When Sony released the long-awaited PlayStation 5 in November of last year, avid gamers scrambled to get their hands on the console. But pre-orders quickly sold out and PS5 fans were stuck in long lines online, only to find that there were no more PS5s in stock.
To date, new inventory has been difficult to come by as Sony grapples with supply issues, a global semiconductor shortage and, of course, a global pandemic. That’s why it’s such big news when UK retailers restock, especially with a slew of new PS5 games expected in the coming months.
Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony, told the Financial Times: “The pace of supply chain improvement will accelerate throughout the year. By the time we come to the second half of , you’re going to see some really decent numbers.
In August alone, 15 UK retailers released inventory, with an influx of units available including Game, John Lewis & Partners, Smyths Toys, Very, Asda, Amazon, ShopTo and Argos.
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- Smyths Toys
- John Lewis & Associates
- Currys PC World
- As Studio
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Recent PS5 restocking drops
Over the past few weeks, retailers have abandoned inventory, sometimes more than once. Recently, we saw Game join the resupply race with six drops in one week. Meanwhile, Currys posted on their website saying, “Want to bring home a brand new PS5 today? We currently have a bunch of PlayStation 5 disc packs in some stores.
“And to make it fair for everyone, we’re limiting ourselves to one PS5 per person. Plus, don’t forget to ask in store for our flexible PlayStation trade-in and credit offers.”
Unfortunately, there aren’t specific details on how to order just yet, but it’s important to remember that these units will only be available in specific stores, so check the full list here to avoid disappointment when rushing to your local store.
the # PS5 is available for pre-order at select Curry’s PC World stores!
Check here if your local store has stock:https://t.co/atM2Gbf2wA
– PS5 Stock UK (@ PS5StockAlertUK) 25 August 2021
Earlier in the week, Amazon should have experienced a drop in PS5 stocks as well, but this has yet to be confirmed.
How to order a PS5
If you’re desperate to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, you’ll need to be diligent and pay close attention to news sites and dedicated accounts like @ PS5StockAlertUK on Twitter. Powered by @StockCheckerUK, this is one of the fastest and most trusted sources of PS5 drop stocks in the UK.
Did you manage to get your hands on a PS5? Let us know how you got it on Twitter.
And make sure you have the best broadband for the ultimate gaming experience, especially if you go for the PS5 digital edition. You don’t want to download games with a weak internet connection because it will take longer to get started.
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