PS5 stock UK - live: Today’s restock dates and news from Currys, Game, Argos and more

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PS5 stock UK - live: Today’s restock dates and news from Currys, Game, Argos and more

Update: Fresh PS5 stock landing this morning at Argos and Studio has now sold out, but a handful of consoles will be offered by Goal on TikTik this afternoon. Read on for more information.

The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global semiconductor shortage have slowed the production of Sony’s next-generation console to a crawl. New stock is still difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.

August was one of the best months ever for PS5 restocks, seeing multiple drops at Very, Smyths Toys, BT and EE, as well as availability at Argos, Amazon and Game. There were around 35 drops in total. September has also been impressive though, with drops at AO.com, Ace Studio, ShopTo, Currys PC World, BT, Smyths Toys, Game, Very and Argos all taking place. We’ve had eight drops so far this week, but could we receive more before the month is up?

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.

Read more:

Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:

PS5 stock updates UK

  • How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT

  • Goal to sell PS5s through TikTok today

  • Studio PS5 stock sells out

  • PS5 sells out at Argos

Live blog signing off

16:59 , Alistair Charlton

That brings another day of PS5 hunting to a close. Did you manage to grab one from the Argos restock earlier? Or perhaps you got incredibly lucky with the four comsoles up for grabs on Goal’s TikTok?

Don’t worry if you missed out though, as we’ll be back bright and early tomorrow morning for another day of helping you bag a PS5.

Can you play PS4 games on PS5?

16:02 , Alistair Charlton

Yes, you can! Almost all PS4 games, including those you already own, can be played on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation store on your PS4 and play them on the new console.

If you’ve got the PS5 disc edition, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 games into it and play them that way, too. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We’ve compiled together a list of our favourite PS4 games, and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 came out.

How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT

15:28 , Alistair Charlton

BT sometimes gives its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of throwing open the virtual doors and dealing with a stampede like other retailers, BT sends out unique voucher codes to its customers ahead of each PS5 restock.

If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribe to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed out sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a neat way of rewarding BT customers and giving them a better chance of securing a console.

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15:05 , Alistair Charlton

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(The Independent)

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Can you get a VPN on the PS5?

14:30 , Alistair Charlton

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(iStock)

Sony doesn’t allow any VPN apps like NordVPN or ExpressVPN to be downloaded from the PlayStation Store (VPNs aren’t supported on the gaming platform at all), but there’s still a way to use a VPN on the PS5 console if you want to stream geo-restricted content.

We’d recommend getting a VPN that has the Smart DNS feature. It’s a service provided by a number of VPN firms, including NordVPN, allowing you to spoof your location on devices that don’t have VPN support. You can read our round-up of the best VPNs for more information.

Need some new wireless earbuds?

14:01 , Alistair Charlton

Earbuds might not be great for gaming, but that doesn’t stop us from using them while playing a bit of Fortnite. We’ve tested a range of the latest models in our review of the best wireless earbuds, primarily focusing on audio quality, but also checking out the various features and styles currently on the market.

Whether you’re a style-conscious pop lover, a fitness fan on a budget or a blasphemous earbud-wearing gamer, there’s something for everyone in our earbuds guide. Our top pick are the Sennheiser CX 400BT true wireless earbuds. Our reviewer said that they were a “top-notch” pair for those who don’t want to splash out.

Where to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED

13:03 , Alistair Charlton

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

If you’re in the mood for another game console, then how about the upcoming Nintendo Switch OLED? Featuring a new screen that is larger and has an OLED display with vivid colours, plus extra storage and a redesigned kickstand, the Nintendo Switch OLED promises to be one of the hottest tech products of the year.

The Switch OLED is available for pre-order now – although stock is already tricky to find – priced at £309.99, and is released on 8 October.

Where to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED in the UK

PS5 sells out at Argos

12:20 , Alistair Charlton

A sizeable PS5 restock at Argos has now run dry. The disc edition of the console became available on a regional basis this morning and remained on the website for several hours before stock ran out once again.

Being a regional drop, consoles sold out in some areas of the UK more quickly than others. We spotted how some stores in London ran out of consoles almost immediately, while some in West Yorkshire had PS5 stock available for a good few hours, offered with same-day pick-up, before running out.

That was the second PS5 restock at Argos for September, and we hope to see more consoles arrive at the retailer through October, but there’s no indication yet of when that might happen.

How to buy an Xbox series X

12:02 , Alistair Charlton

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

Sick of trying to find a PS5? Or perhaps you’ve bagged a PS5 and now want an Xbox series X too? Well you’re in luck, because The Independent’s IndyBest team also runs a live blog for Xbox series X stock right across the UK.

Just like this page, we keep the Xbox series X live blog updated throughout the day, letting you know as soon as stock arrives with retailers.

When is the ‘Fifa 22' release date?

11:17 , Alistair Charlton

Chelsea players Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic in ‘Fifa 22' (EA Sports)
Chelsea players Kai Havertz, Mason Mount and Christian Pulisic in ‘Fifa 22' (EA Sports)

Fifa 22 (from £59.99, Amazon.co.uk) is the biggest game of the moment, and it’s available to order right now. In fact, if you pre-ordered the ultimate edition you can start playing right now, as that version of Fifa 22 became available on 27 September.

If you’ve opted for the standard edition instead, then you have just one more day to wait, as that version becomes playable on 1 October. From that date you’ll also be able to pick up Fifa 22 in-store.

Can you buy a PS5 on the high street?

10:45 , Alistair Charlton

Yes! There isn’t much stock floating around, but it is sometimes possible to pick up a PS5 at a highstreet shop. Game occasionally has consoles in stock for walk-in customers, and today we have heard about shoppers getting lucky in branches of Argos too.

Smyths Toys also sometimes has PS5 stock in-store, with a tool on its website showing exactly how many consoles are available in each of its UK stores. That tool is currently showing zero stock nationwide, but it’s worth checking regularly as the odd console might well appear at a branch local to you.

Goal to sell PS5s through TikTok today

10:05 , Alistair Charlton

Kylian Mbappé and Virgil van Dijk in ‘Fifa 22' (EA Sports)
Kylian Mbappé and Virgil van Dijk in ‘Fifa 22' (EA Sports)

Do you feel lucky, punk? Like, really lucky? Well you might just have what it takes to land yourself a PS5 through the TikTok account of Goal, the football website.

The account, called GoalGlobal, will be hosting a Fifa 22 live stream between 1pm and 3pm BST today, 30 September. PS5 stock will be dropped during the stream, ready to purchase through TikTok’s commerce system.

But...just four consoles will be available to buy, priced at £449 for the disc edition and £359.99 for the digital edition. The consoles will be made available when the show host Brandon Smith hits certain in-game milestones. Orders are UK-only and will be fulfilled by Maplin with next-day delivery.

PS5 accessories and games will also be available, with their prices discounted during the TikTok stream.

Studio PS5 stock sells out

09:22 , Alistair Charlton

Following a restock first thing this morning, PS5 stock at Studio has now run dry. The website employed a virtual queuing system to help manage the crowds as three different PS5 bundles hit the store. That same queuing system now says stock has run out.

Congratulations if you managed to get one, but fear not if you missed out. Argos still appears to have some PS5 stock left in some regions, ready to be collected from stores today.

When will Smyths Toys next have PS5 stock?

09:02 , Alistair Charlton

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

Smyths Toys had three PS5 restocks in August and two so far this month, on 8 and 20 September. The retailer now says that new PS5 stock will land in October, so we could potentially see a restock at the end of this week.

Smyths has historically listed fresh PS5 stock towards the end of the month, but had a couple of early drops in August, so an early drop in October could also be possible.

Which retailers have had PS5 restocks this week?

08:40 , Alistair Charlton

Lots! It’s been a bumper week so far for PS5 restocks, with consoles available at EE, Amazon, Game, Argos, Ace Studio, John Lewis and BT. That’s a lot of consoles!

That said, it is still tricky to buy a PS5 when stock actually arrives, as demand is still so high that fresh stock gets snapped up quickly. But don’t lose hope, because we know of several shoppers who have been able to buy a PS5 this week.

PS5 stock is available at Argos right now

08:14 , Alistair Charlton

A restock of the PS5 disc edition has landed at Argos! The retailer has just dropped the PS5 and PS5 digital edition onto its website. The drop is happening region by region, so you should keep refreshing the page until stock is available locally to you.

Studio PS5 stock is now live

07:49 , Alex Lee

Goooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome to another day of PS5 stock tracking action. Studio has just gone live with PS5 consoles, and there are three different bundles to choose from. Stay in the queue! Good luck!

Buy now

We predict that Argos will be going live next. Keep an eye on the blog.

A recap of today’s PS5 restock events

Wednesday 29 September 2021 17:10 , Alex Lee

Whew, what a day. It’s been full to the brim with unexpected restocks. Firstly, Amazon! After going a whole six weeks without restocking, we saw the retailer drop the PS5 last week. We weren’t expecting another drop until next week at the earliest, but what do you know – we got one!

Then we’ve got Game, who shocked us all this morning by tweeting out that it was going to drop stock this very morning. The restock lasted nearly three hours before selling out, then it came back into stock for one lust hurrah at 3:30pm.

What’s next? Well, we could see Argos drop its haul of consoles tomorrow. Come back here bright and early if you missed out.. We’ll be here covering all the restocks live again. Bye for now!

Big discounts on PS5 games right now

Wednesday 29 September 2021 16:50 , Alex Lee

It’s blockbuster season on the PlayStation Store, meaning discounts on the console’s best game franchises. Most of the games don’t look to be “new” per se, but they are all subjectively exquisite. The best one we’ve seen on the list is Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, which has recently been added to our round-up of the best PS5 games. It costs £46.79 on the PS5 right now – that’s a 22 per cent reduction.

Buy now

“Ubisoft’s open-world adventure looks stunning on PlayStation 5, with richly detailed environments, higher resolutions, upgraded lighting effects and even bloodier decapitations,” our writer said in their review. Read more below:

Managed to grab a PS5? Here are the games you need to own

EE PS5 delivery update

Wednesday 29 September 2021 16:30 , Alex Lee

If you ordered a PS5 from EE yesterday, you should be getting your console within a maximum of two weeks. The retailer usually dispatches consoles to your home address or to your local EE store within seven days of receiving the order. That said, the delivery can take up to 14 working days, but hopefully it won’t be as long as that. Keep yourselves planted right here for more restock updates as and when we get them.

Game PS5 bundles sell out again

Wednesday 29 September 2021 16:18 , Alex Lee

Aaaand it’s gone again. Well done to anyone who managed to pick up a PS5 at that smaller Game drop. If you didn’t, you have two options:

A) Head into your local Game store to check if it has any stock available. If not, get yourself added to the pre-order waiting list.

or

B) Wait for a potential Argos drop tomorrow morning.

Game PS5 bundles live (again)

Wednesday 29 September 2021 15:50 , Alex Lee

The PS5 is back in stock at Game for a second time today. These are most likely cancelled orders, so don’t expect them to stay in stock for very long.

The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with a “Player1” T-shirt (£464.98, Game.co.uk). There’s also that new disc edition bundle with Fifa 22, costing £626.96 (Game.co.uk). It comes with an extra dualsense controller, as well as a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man” Miles Morales.

Buy the PS5 from Game now

Best gaming Black Friday deals 2021

Wednesday 29 September 2021 15:40 , Alex Lee

Now that you’ve got your hands on the PS5, we’d really recommend checking out our round-up of the best PS5 accessories to level up your gaming experience. Inside, you’ll find everything from cameras to controllers to headsets. And, if you can wait a little bit longer, we think that a bunch of them will be on sale during Black Friday 2021.

We’ve put together a guide on the best gaming deals to expect this Black Friday, looking at the gear that was on sale during the 2020 shopping event. Have a read below for more info:

These are the top Black Friday gaming deals to expect this year

Pop into your local Game store

Wednesday 29 September 2021 14:00 , Alex Lee

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

Struggled to get a PS5 from Game’s website this morning? We’d recommend popping into your local store and asking to be put on the retailer’s pre-order waiting list. Each store runs a waiting list system, in which it allocates a set number of PS5s to those who are on it per month.

We’ve also heard reports of some disc and digital edition consoles just chilling in the back room, so if you’re very lucky, you could be walking out of the shop with a PS5 tucked underneath your arm.

Need an Xbox series X?

Wednesday 29 September 2021 13:10 , Alex Lee

Managed to bag a PS5 from Game today? If you’re also looking for the Xbox series X, we’d recommend heading over to our Xbox live stock tracking blog, where we do exactly the same thing over there – ie, try and help you get a console.

While the series X doesn’t seem to be in stock as frequently as the PS5, this month has been pretty kind to the console. Xbox drops happen pretty unexpectedly and they sell out within minutes, so you’ll need to follow the blog if you want to be on top of any restocks.

On the hunt for the Xbox series X? Here’s where to find one in stock today

Can you play PS4 games on the PS5?

Wednesday 29 September 2021 12:20 , Alex Lee

If you just bought a shiny new PS5 from Game or Amazon, and are now looking on at your stack of PS4 games, worried that you’re not going to be able to play them on the new console, fret not. If you bought the disc edition console, your PS4 discs will play just fine.

If you opted for the digital edition console, however, you’ll only be able to play PS4 games that you’ve purchased from the PlayStation Store. If you want a round-up of the best PS4 games, have a read below.

Looking for something to play this weekend? These are the best classic PS4 games

Shoppers successfully check out at Game

Wednesday 29 September 2021 11:30 , Alex Lee

As the Game restock trundles on, it’s great to see that loads of you have already been successful in securing the coveted console. If you selected “Priority Insured” delivery method at checkout, your console should be shipped by 4 October. If you didn’t, your console should be sent out by 11 October. Payment is only taken once the PS5 has been shipped.

There are still some bundles in stock.

Buy the PS5 from Game now

Get in touch if you managed to secure a PS5, we’d love to share your success on the blog.

Game PS5 bundles are now live

Wednesday 29 September 2021 10:54 , Alex Lee

SOUND THE ALARM! The PS5 is now in stock at Game.

The cheapest disc edition bundle comes with a “Player1” T-shirt (£464.98, Game.co.uk). There’s also that new disc edition bundle with Fifa 22, costing £626.96 (Game.co.uk). It comes with an extra dualsense controller, as well as a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man” Miles Morales.

Other highlights include a PS5 disc edition bundle with a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and an additional dual sense controller (£594.96, Game.co.uk) and the same PS5 bundle, except with Demon’s Souls (£594.96, Game.co.uk).

Buy the PS5 from Game now

Top tips for the Game PS5 restock

Wednesday 29 September 2021 10:40 , Alex Lee

There are 38 PS5 bundles available, so you’d expect the consoles to be in stock for a long old while. But this is the PS5 we’re talking about. The brawl is going to be fierce. We’ve got a few top tips for securing one at Game:

  1. Pick an obscure bundle. Don’t go for the cheapest one, nor the standalone console – both will sell out incredibly fast.

  2. Pick your PS5 bundle now and get ready to click the pre-order button once we give you the A-OK.

  3. Once you’re in the queue, stay in the queue and don’t refresh the page.

What time could the Game PS5 bundles drop?

Wednesday 29 September 2021 10:11 , Alex Lee

The last time Game had a restock earlier this month, things were a little peculiar. While it usually drops stock between 9am and 11am in the morning, it made us all wait until 11:45am before its mountain of bundles were set live on the site. We don’t know if that will happen again today, but with the retailer’s restock confirmation this morning, we know that it should all kick off (at least) before midday.

Again, keep an eye on the blog and we will post the second consoles go live. You can view all the PS5 bundles here.

Game PS5 bundles going live in the next hour

Wednesday 29 September 2021 09:46 , Alex Lee

Game hasn’t given us much notice this time round, but it’s official. Thirty-eight bundles are about to go live on the site, hopefully, within the next hour. The retailer usually drops stock between 9am and 11am, so keep an eye on the blog and we’ll let you know as soon as the consoles go live. Expect this restock to be nice and lengthy.

Will the PS5 digital edition console drop at Amazon?

Wednesday 29 September 2021 09:38 , Alex Lee

The digital edition console hasn’t dropped at Amazon yet, and looking at the time, it’s unlikely to be restocked this time round at all. But we’re starting to notice a pattern. The retailer usually has two drops a month of the disc edition console, but only one digital edition drop per month, so a 2:1 ratio.

Like many other retailers, it seems to drop the digital console sporadically. We’ll explain why in a later post. For now, we’ll get back to scanning the stock horizon for new drops!

Game adds PS5 bundles with ‘Fifa 22'

Wednesday 29 September 2021 09:03 , Alex Lee

Game has just updated its website with new PS5 bundles, and some of them include Fifa 22! There’s now a solid chance that we’re going to get a drop tomorrow morning, so expect to see a Twitter alert from the retailer tonight, with it providing advanced notice of a Thursday restock.

The cheapest disc edition bundle with Fifa 22 costs £626.96 (Game.co.uk) and comes with an extra dualsense controller, as well as a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man” Miles Morales.

Check out Game’s PS5 bundles page here

Amazon PS5 disc edition sells out, digital might drop next

Wednesday 29 September 2021 08:36 , Alex Lee

Well done to those of you who managed to secure the console at Amazon. The disc edition has now sold out, but the digital edition console could drop next. The retailer usually drops the digital console half an hour after dropping the disc, or when the disc sells out.

We’ll let you know if and when the digital edition drops. Same tips as below.

View the PS5 digital edition console

Let’s just hope no orders get lost in transit.

Amazon PS5 stock is now live

Wednesday 29 September 2021 08:17 , Alex Lee

Good morning PS5 hunters, and what a glorious morning it is.

The disc edition of the PS5 is now in stock at Amazon! The console costs £449.99 (Amazon.co.uk). If it hasn’t appeared for you yet, keep refreshing the page – it’s often set live in the background before going live on the front-end. The digital edition console should drop next.

This is a Prime-exclusive drop, so you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime subscriber to buy the console. If you aren’t already signed up, you can get a 30-day free trial.

Weirdly, you need to click the “See All Buying Options” button to get it into your basket.

If you’re having issues checking out, try using Amazon Smile – a separate website that gives a portion of the cost of your purchase toward a chosen charity of your choice. Amazon Smile gets a lot less traffic than the regular Amazon website.

Buy now

Goodbye from your resident PS5 stock trackers

Tuesday 28 September 2021 17:00 , Alex Lee

This week has been filled with tiny, buggy console drops. From Hamleys and Currys PC World yesterday, which didn’t let people check out at all, to AO.com and John Lewis & Partners today, it seems like every retailer is just having a bit of a mare at the moment.

That said, we did get one successful drop today from EE. The mobile network’s exclusive “add to plan” model meant that the console stayed in stock for nearly four hours. We should, hopefully, be getting an Argos drop tomorrow. Come back then and we’ll take you through all the live restock updates. Chat then!

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Tuesday 28 September 2021 16:10 , Alex Lee

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Best Black Friday tech deals

Tuesday 28 September 2021 15:20 , Alex Lee

Can you hear that? It’s only a distant rumble for now, but before you’ve had time to check the calendar and grab your wallet, Black Friday 2021 will be rolling into view. Your friendly PS5 stock trackers won’t just be hunting down PS5s. No, no, no.

We’ll be seeking out the best Black Friday tech deals to buy. Of course, we don’t expect the PS5 to go on sale during the event, but that doesn’t mean you can’t get a good deal on other sought after products, like headphones, smartwatches, speakers and more. Bookmark the page below for all the latest.

Black Friday tech deals: What offers to expect this year

When is the PS5 VR coming out?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 14:30 , Alex Lee

We sadly didn’t get a sneak peek at the PS5 VR during Sony’s PlayStation Showcase earlier this month, but that was to be expected. It did get shown off at a secret developers summit in August, however, so at least we know it’s definitely coming.

During the secret event, Sony revealed new controllers that will allegedly be able to tell where a user’s hands are, and how far away they are from the buttons, as well as the way it would release games for the sequel to its PSVR headset.

You can read more about it below:

PS5’s virtual reality headset has been secretly shown off, report claims

Need a PS5 headset?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 13:40 , Alex Lee

Sony is about to release a new colourway of its all-singing, all-dancing pulse 3D wireless headset on 29 October. It’s one of our favourite PS5 accessories, and the new colour just gives it a bit more glamour.

In our review of the best PS5 accessories, our writer said that “there’s no shortage of gaming headset options out there but the PlayStation 5 pulse 3D wireless headset is a little bit special”.

Made with certain PlayStation 5 games in mind, “its 3D audio means you can feel fully immersed in the experience, feeling like things are truly happening all around you,” they said. “It’s a distinctive way of doing things that stands out more so than conventional headsets.”

Pre-order now

8 best PS5 accessories that will enhance your gaming experience

When was the last Smyths Toys PS5 console drop?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 12:50 , Alex Lee

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

Smyths Toys last had a restock on 20 September at 10am. It usually has around two drops per month, so we’re not expecting another one in September. There’s a chance that more consoles could drop at the start of October, though.

In-store drops usually happen at the same time as online drops, so if you see your region go live onlne, it’s always worth dashing in-store to try and pick one up right then and there because Smyths’s website isn’t the easiest retailer to secure online stock from.

EE PS5 consoles sell out

Tuesday 28 September 2021 12:04 , Alex Lee

After three and a half hours, EE has now sold out of the PS5 disc edition console and all of its bundles. Well done to those EE customers who successfully managed to bag a console.

If you weren’t able to secure one – most likely because you’re not an EE customer, fret not, we’re predicting some heftier drops to take place later this week. Keep your eyes on the blog for all the latest restock updates coming to you live and uncensored.

Will Tesco PS5 stock ever come back?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 12:00 , Alex Lee

Hey, Tesco, remember that one time you restocked consoles? When was that again? Oh yeah, SIX WHOLE MONTHS AGO on 18 March. It’s been so long since the retailer last had a restock that we’ve just stopped predicting drops at the supermarket chain altogether.

We’re ever the optimist though, and are hoping that the retailer has some PS5s stored in a warehouse somewhere, just waiting to drop them all a month before Christmas. Watch this space.

Upcoming PS5 games

Tuesday 28 September 2021 11:25 , Alex Lee

There are a whole bunch of games coming out on the PS5 in October, but there are three that we’re particularly looking forward to playing. Below, we’ve rounded up the best upcoming PS5 games, plus where you can pre-order them today.

If you want to read more about the gameplay features coming to Fifa 22, have a read of our guide below:

Fifa 22 has a release date: Find out when it’s all kicking off

Can you play PS4 games on PS5?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 10:55 , Alex Lee

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

If you managed to get a PS5 at EE this morning and are wondering whether you can play your PS4 games on it, we’ve got some good news. You sure can! The PS5 is backwards compatible, so any PS4 games that you bought from the PlayStation Store will be playable on the PS5. If you bought the disc edition console, you’ll also be able to play your PS4 discs on it. Obviously, digital edition owners won’t be able to play any discs on the console, er, because there’s no disc drive on it at all, so don’t go trying to force discs into the motherboard.

PS5 HD camera review

Tuesday 28 September 2021 10:30 , Alex Lee

 (Amazon)
(Amazon)

Looking at that final EE PS5 HD camera bundle and wondering whether it’s worth the money? We’re actually big fans of the HD camera, and it appears in our round-up of the best PS5 accessories.

In our review, our writer said that it’s “remarkably easy to set up – simply plug it into a relevant port on your PlayStation 5 then take a moment to align it so it captures your face perfectly”. They added that its “stylings mean it ties into the PlayStation 5 aesthetic so it won’t steal focus next to your TV”.

8 best PS5 accessories that will enhance your gaming experience

AO PS5 consoles went live, then were swiftly taken offline

Tuesday 28 September 2021 10:02 , Alex Lee

In true AO form, the retailer listed PS5 consoles onto its website and then swiftly removed them. We would keep an eye on the retailer’s website as the stock may return. We’ll give you guys a heads up if the stock suddenly reappears. It usually sells disc edition bundles with Ghost of Tsushima: Director’s Cut or disc edition consoles with Ratchet & Clank.

Visit AO’s PS5 search page

Only one EE PS5 console remains

Tuesday 28 September 2021 09:57 , Alex Lee

Stock has been selling unusually fast at EE. The two cheapest PS5 bundles on EE have now sold out. There’s still one left, though. It’s the PS5 disc edition console with an extra dualsense controller and an HD camera. It costs £50 a month over an 11-month period, and you need to pay £10 upfront.

Buy now

Game PS5 bundles set to drop on Thursday

Tuesday 28 September 2021 09:41 , Alex Lee

The restock dates are all over the place on this one. The Game PS5 bundles are now reportedly going to be dropping onto the retailer’s website on Thursday 30 September instead of Friday 1 October. Again, courtesy of @PS5StockALertUK’s little moles burrowing away in the back of a retail store somewhere.

The retailer usually tweets out a restock note the evening before the drop, so expect an alert on Wednesday. Again, you can view all of the retailer’s PS5 bundles here.

When will Argos PS5 consoles drop?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 09:15 , Alex Lee

Argos has been filling its hubs full with PlayStation 5 consoles all weekend, and now, according to @PS5StockAlertUK, who seemingly has moles planted in every UK retailer, it’s all ready for a drop. Sadly, only the disc edition console is reported to restock this week.

It could drop any time between now and 1 October. It usually drops stock at 8am on the dot, but there’s been some movement with this timescale in the past. We’ll let you know the second it restocks.

We’d also recommend popping into your local store when it does drop. Stock availability doesn’t always update properly on the retailer’s website.

What Game PS5 bundles are there?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 08:53 , Alex Lee

As the EE restock trundles on, it seems like the Game drop has been pushed back to October. Two weeks ago, the retailer updated its PS5 bundles page with new release dates of 30 September, but it has now adjusted this to 11 October. It usually drops stock a week and a half before the stated release date, with one stock tracker suggesting that new consoles could drop this Friday 1 October.

As usual, we’ll let you know if we get any firmer confirmation. The retailer has the largest number of PS5 bundles out of all the retailers, but only 17 are showing on the live site at the moment. You can view all the Game PS5 bundles here.

EE PS5 stock is now live

Tuesday 28 September 2021 08:32 , Alex Lee

The PS5 is now in stock at EE! To get the console, you need to be an EE pay monthly customer and it’s only available via EE’s Add to Plan service, which you will pay over 11 months interest-free. You also have to pay £10 upfront.

Buy now

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.

In previous EE drops, the website has been a bit glitchy and hasn’t shown the console as being in stock. If that happens, we’d recommend trying to buy the console through the My EE app instead.

  • In the EE app, open the hamburger menu and hit ‘plans & add -ons’

  • Toggle add-ons and hit ‘Get more add-ons’

  • Scroll down to ‘Accessories’

  • Tap on ’Shop’

What PS5 stock drops could we see today?

Tuesday 28 September 2021 08:20 , Alex Lee

Gooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome to another day of PS5 stock tracking action. Mondays are usually extremely quiet for restocks, but yesterday, four retailers decided to buck the trend. Asda, Currys PC World, BT and, weirdly, Hamleys all had drops – although the Currys and Hamleys drops seemed to be super broken.

This morning, we’ve already had one restock at John Lewis & Partners. In true JL fashion though, stock sold out within minutes. EE is set to drop at 8:30am this morning – we’ll walk you through how to get the console from the retailer in a mo.

PS5 live blog signing off

Monday 27 September 2021 17:01 , Alistair Charlton

Well, that was a busy day wasn’t it? And for once we’re not being sarcastic. Things slowed down somewhat in the afternoon, but the morning saw a quick restock from Asda, followed by a couple of chaotic drops from Currys PC World and, unusually, Hamleys, before BT sent out a bunch of PS5 voucher codes to its customers.

All in all, not a bad day. But don’t worry if you still haven’t managed to bag yourself a PS5. We’re expecting more drops of fresh stock later this week, so stay tuned to this live blog for the very latest news.

We hope you have a good evening!

How to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED

Monday 27 September 2021 16:02 , Alistair Charlton

 (The Independent)
(The Independent)

If trying to buy a PS5 or Xbox series X somehow wasn’t enough to keep you busy, Nintendo is also about to release its latest gaming console, the Switch OLED. The big upgrade over the regular Switch is, you won’t be surprised to learn, the new OLED display.

Standing for organic light-emitting diodes, this technology doesn’t need an LED backlight to illuminate the pixels from behind, because each pixel itself emits its own light. This helps to improve the contrast ratio of the display, makes colours more vivid and also creates deeper blacks, as when a pixel is switched off it is truly black.

The new Nintendo Switch OLED also has a slightly larger screen than the regular model and increased internal storage too. The console is priced at £309.99 and is due to be released in the UK on 8 October.

How to pre-order the Nintendo Switch OLED in the UK

How to buy an Xbox series X

Monday 27 September 2021 15:03 , Alistair Charlton

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(iStock/The Independent)

Tired of hunting for a PS5? Or perhaps you want to pick up an Xbox series X too? Well IndyBest is here to help, as we also have a live blog dedicated to the new Xbox console. Just like here, the Xbox blog brings you the latest news on when UK retailers are expected to receive fresh Xbox series X stock.

As a reminder, the Xbox series X is the current flagship console from Microsoft and goes head-to-head with the PS5. It is equally tricky to buy at the moment, but occasional restocks do happen at retailers like Game, Very, Argos and Smyths.

Meanwhile, the cheaper and less powerful Xbox series S (£249, Currys.co.uk) is available to buy right now from a range of UK retailers.

How to buy an Xbox series X

How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT

Monday 27 September 2021 14:30 , Alistair Charlton

BT is giving its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of throwing open the virtual doors and dealing with a stampede like other retailers, BT sends out unique voucher codes to its customers.

If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribe to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed out sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a neat way of rewarding BT customers and giving them a better chance of securing a console.

Sign up to the IndyBest email newsletter

Monday 27 September 2021 14:02 , Alistair Charlton

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Best PS5 games

Monday 27 September 2021 13:02 , Alistair Charlton

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(Amazon)

Congratulations to anyone who managed to buy the PS5 at Asda this morning. With the console now on its way, you’ll want to buy some games to go on your new console. The good news is, we’ve got a round-up of the best PS5 games for you.

In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A next-generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the original’s formula,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers.”

Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” our tester said.

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