PS5 stock – live: PS Direct has the standalone console in stock as Currys, Very and more restocks continue

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Here’s where you can buy a PS5 today   (The Independent)
Here’s where you can buy a PS5 today (The Independent)

Update 15 August: The standalone PS5 disc edition console is in stock at PlayStation Direct. PS5 bundles are also in stock at Currys, EE, the BT ShopVeryHughes, The Game Collection, ShopTo, AO and Scan. Read on for more information.

Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been ridiculously difficult to get a hold of. Supply chain issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have brought the production of Sony’s latest games console to a near-standstill.

Thankfully, the stock situation has improved massively in recent months, with PS5 bundles being readily available in at least one retailer since late April. Game and the BT Shop, plus several independent retailers such as The Game Collection and Scan have continued to lead the charge.

This avalanche of console restocks carried on throughout July, and so far it looks like the good news will continue throughout August and into September. But while restocks have become more frequent, buying a console on its own is still a challenge, with retailers preferring to restock bundles over the standalone console – those sell out in the blink of an eye. We only started seeing digital console bundles arrive in stores last month, but even those have since dried up.

If you’re still hunting down the elusive PlayStation 5, we’ve got one tip for you – sit yourself down on this liveblog and watch for your real-time alerts. Our aim is to secure you a next-gen machine, whether that’s a bundle, or a standalone disc or digital edition console, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to nab alongside your new console, plus the latest game reviews.

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Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:

Check stock from US PS5 retailers below:

PS5 stock updates UK and US

  • Game has one of the best bundle deals we’ve ever seen

  • Standalone PS5 available from Playstation Direct

  • BT is selling the digital edition PS5 console

PS5 digital edition available from BT

10:31 , Jasper Pickering

Searching for a digital edition console? The BT Shop is currently the only retailer with the digital console in stock, but it’s only available as part of a bundle and you will need to be a BT Broadband customer to buy it.

The retailer is selling the digital edition console with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and an extra controller for £459.99 – that’s only £10 more than the price of a standalone PS5 console.

If you aren’t a BT Broadband customer and don’t have an access code, you can ask a friend who is to lend your their code. Codes aren’t tied to people’s account details, so they won’t get charged.

Buy now from the BT Shop

This is the best value PS5 bundle you can buy today

09:29 , Jasper Pickering

If you want to make the most of your money, the best bundle you can buy right now is at Game, with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West as well as an extra controller case thrown in for good measure.

So what makes this one such a good deal? According to the website, it’s currently listed as £489.98, a full £10 cheaper than the RRP of £449.99 for the Forbidden West bundle by itself. That means you’re not only saving a significant amount on the game but effectively getting a free carry case (worth £14.99) as well.

Buy now from Game

Morning, PS5 trackers

08:58 , Jasper Pickering

Good morning and we’re back with the PS5 liveblog!

It looks like there is still stock available at Game, Currys, EE, the BT ShopVery, The Game Collection, ShopTo, AO and Scan.

There’s a number of different bundles on offer and we’ll be keeping a close eye at all the other retailers to make sure you’re getting the best deals. Stay tuned for regular updates.

A recap of today’s PS5 restock events

Monday 15 August 2022 17:20 , Alex Lee

All righty folks, thanks for joining us here on the PS5 restock liveblog. No new drops today, but with the number of retailers already in stock, that’s not too much of an issue.

As of right now, the standalone PS5 disc edition console is still in stock at PlayStation Direct, and you can still get a PS5 bundle from CurrysEE, the BT ShopVeryThe Game Collection, ShopToAO and Scan. We’ll be back tomorrow morning to bring you even more restock updates. Chat soon!

Best ‘Fifa 23’ pre-order deals

Monday 15 August 2022 16:20 , Alex Lee

Now that FIFA 23 is just around the corner, it’s an excellent time to start shopping the best deals on PlaystationXboxPC and Nintendo Switch. As the game is set for a late September release, EA Sports has gradually been revealing new information about the upcoming title, such as an overhaul to FIFA Ultimate Team (FUT) moments as well as an updated chemistry system between players.

After the best pre-order deals on the PS5 and other next-gen consoles? Have a read of our round-up below. We’ve listed all the best deals you can find today.

These are the best FIFA 23 pre-order deals on PS5, Xbox series X and PC

Monday 15 August 2022 15:20 , Alex Lee

After the PS5 slim? You might be waiting until the end of 2023 to see that one come to fruition. Although Sony has released its own “slim” versions of its consoles in the past, they don’t materialise until around three years later.

But patience waits for no gamer. Instead of sitting around, YouTuber DIY Perks has slimmed down the console dramatically himself and has put it into a far more attractive metal box.

The PS5 slim is real – sort of

Is the £719 PS5 bundle from Scan worth it?

Monday 15 August 2022 14:20 , Alex Lee

And finally, we have Scan, who is currently selling this monstrous £719 PS5 disc edition bundle with a couple of important accessories and Horizon Forbidden West. But is it worth it? We’re going to break down each item in the bundle to tell you the real cost. Let’s figure it out together.

If you bought all of those items individually, it would cost you £667.15 – so you’re actually paying over £50 more if you bought this bundle from Scan.

Buy now from Scan

PS5 bundles at Currys start from £629

Monday 15 August 2022 13:20 , Alex Lee

Now things get real expensive. While there are a number of Currys bundles in stock, they all start from £629 – that’s the price of the cheapest bundle. What do you get for all that dosh?

A PS5 disc edition bundle with Horizon Forbidden WestLego Star Wars and a SteelSeries gaming headset. There are other bundles with Gran Turismo 7, extra controllers and 1TB internal SSDs. Feel free to peruse them all below.

Buy now from Currys

The Game Collection has this digital edition PS5 bundle in stock

Monday 15 August 2022 12:20 , Alex Lee

Independent retailer The Game Collection is also selling the PS5 digital edition console as part of a bundle, but it’s not cheap, so brace yourselves. For £619.95, you can get a PS5 digital edition console with Horizon Forbidden West, an extra midnight black dualsense controller, a controller charging station, a pulse 3D wireless headset and Fortnite: The Last Laugh Bundle.

That’s a lot of equipment, and to be fair on the retailer, all of those accessories made it onto our round-up of the best PS5 accessories, so we can vouch for them.

Buy now from The Game Collection

Want a PS5 with an extra controller and Horizon Forbidden West?

Monday 15 August 2022 11:50 , Alex Lee

A few retailers are selling the PS5 disc edition console with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and an extra controller. Most of them are selling it for the same price, so have a look at the delivery charge to determine which retailer you’d rather purchase the console from.

It’s cheapest at the BT Shop, who is currently selling it for £549.97 but obviously you need to be a BT Broadband customer or you won’t be able to get an access code.

AO is selling this bundle for £559, Very is selling it for £559.98 and ShopTo for £559.85. Game is also selling this bundle for £559.98, but it’s thrown in a PlayStation T-shirt – if you want one of those.

EE has heavily inflated the price of this bundle, and it will cost you an eye-watering £582, so we’d avoid buying it from EE if you can (which you should be able to, considering it’s in stock at so many other retailers).

Very has this £499.99 PS5 disc edition bundle in stock

Monday 15 August 2022 11:20 , Alex Lee

This package from Very would ordinarily be the cheapest disc edition bundle available, featuring a copy of Horizon Forbidden West for £499.99. While it’s still a good deal, it’s no longer the best deal.

With Game currently selling a PS5 disc edition console with Horizon Forbidden West and a controller case for £489.99 – Very can’t really compete. That said, there’s no delivery charge if you choose click and collect at Very, and there may be a small charge if you opt for the bundle at Game.

Buy now from Very

Buy now from Game

BT is selling the digital edition PS5 console

Monday 15 August 2022 10:50 , Alex Lee

Searching for a digital edition console? The BT Shop is currently the only retailer with the digital console in stock, but you can’t get it on its own and it’s only available to BT Broadband customers.

The retailer is selling the digital edition console with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and an extra controller for £459.99 – that’s the same price as the standalone disc edition console.

If you aren’t a BT Broadband customer and don’t have an access code, you can ask a friend who is to lend your their code. Codes aren’t tied to people’s account details, so they won’t get charged.

Buy now from BT Shop

Game has one of the best bundle deals we’ve ever seen

Monday 15 August 2022 10:27 , Alex Lee

If you’re after a cheap disc edition bundle, then Game is currently selling one for just £489.98. You get a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and a controller case along with the disc edition console. This is one of the best bundle deals we’ve ever seen, so it’s worth snapping up if you can afford it.

The official Sony disc edition bundle with Horizon Forbidden West costs £499.99 – so you’re paying £10 less and getting a case for your controller thrown in for free. If you think about it, you’re basically getting Horizon Forbidden West and the case for £40 combined.

Buy now from Game

View all of Game’s PS5 bundles

‘Hogwarts Legacy’ delayed until February 2023

Monday 15 August 2022 09:59 , Jasper Pickering

If you were hoping to pick up a copy of Hogwarts Legacy in time for the holidays this year then we have some bad news for you.

On 12 August the developers confirmed that the release of the Harry Potter tie-in would be pushed back until next year with a new release date of 10 February 2023 for Playstation, Xbox and PC – although there is still no word on when the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be released.

To find out more, read our full guide on when you can expect to play Hogwarts Legacy and everything else we know about the game.

When you can play Hogwarts Legacy on Playstation, Xbox, PC and Switch

Standalone PS5 available from Playstation Direct

Monday 15 August 2022 09:30 , Jasper Pickering

If you’re hoping to pick up a console by itself, without all the pageantry of a bundled game or extra controller, then Playstation Direct currently has stock of the PS5 disc edition for an asking price of £449.99.

There is also a copy of Horizon Forbidden West included for £499.99, which works out approximately £20 than the RRP of the game by itself, if you’re interested.

Buy now from Playstation Direct

Where can you buy a PS5 today?

Monday 15 August 2022 09:00 , Alex Lee

Gooooooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome back to The Independent’s PS5 restock liveblog. Happy Monday! The restocks are still coming in thick and fast, and you’re still able to buy the console at several retailers this morning.

The only retailer selling the standalone disc edition console right now is PlayStation Direct, while the BT Shop continues to be the only retailer selling the digital edition console (as part of a bundle). We also have stock at CurrysEEStudioVeryHughesThe Game Collection, ShopToAO and Scan. Stick around, we’ll be here all day and all week, breaking down the best bundle deals and bringing you all the live stock updates.