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PS5 stock LIVE – Best time to bag a Playstation console with GAME, Smyths, Argos, John Lewis and Very due for restocks


PS5 CONSOLES could be coming to Smyth Toys ‘in the next 24-48 hours’ in the latest wave of Playstation5 restocks at major retailers.

Stock tracker @PS5UKstock has made a claim that due to a significant change on it’s website, Smyths could drop stock as early as TONIGHT.

The tracker tweeted: “Remember when we said Smyths will drop when they remove the purple banner? Well, they’ve removed it! Stay alert in the next 24 – 48 hours for a potential drop!”

It comes as yesterday saw stock Amazon and EE drop – but it went quickly as it came.

Meanwhile Very, John Lewis, Asda, ShopTo and eBuyer are all rumoured to have PS5 drops lined up over the next week.

And GAME looks likely to follow suit from April 6-8, say tipsters on social media.

In fact, April looks set to be a big month for PS5 restocks.

Insiders claim console availability will be “good” after a “dry spell” at the end of March.

Rumours continue that Amazon is about to make a large drop of PS5 consoles any day now.

There are also hopes that stores like Very and John Lewis will also get their hands on the in-demand consoles in the first week of April.

MSTVTweets said: “Seems like a dry spell is ahead of us, but April will be good.”

And there are whispers from stock tracking sites claiming consoles will land at GAME in the coming week – although, as always, nothing is guaranteed.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours…

  • GOOD MONTH LOOMING FOR CONSOLES

    April looks set to be a big month for PS5 restocks.

    Insiders claim console availability will be “good” after a “dry spell” at the end of March.

    Rumours continue that Amazon is about to make a large drop of PS5 consoles any day now.

    There are also hopes that stores like Very and John Lewis will also get their hands on the in-demand consoles in the first week of April.

    MSTVTweets said: “Seems like a dry spell is ahead of us, but April will be good.”

  • NEW PS5 BUNDLE INCOMING FROM EBUYER?

  • PLAYSTATION STORE IS CLOSING FOR OLDER CONSOLES

    Head’s up gamers:  Sony is closing down its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable this summer.

    It means anyone wanting to buy games for their retro systems online will have to do so before official marketplaces vanish worldwide.

    Sony announced the controversial move on Monday in a post on its website.

    The firm said: “We are closing PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3 consoles on 2nd July 2021 and on PlayStation Vita devices on 27th August 2021.

    “Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP will also retire on 2nd July 2021.”

  • SHORTAGE COULD GET WORSE

    THE PS5 shortage could get worse as chip-makers struggle to meet demand.

    Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been largely out of stock since November – and might not be widely available until July.

    Much of this is being blamed on a global “crisis” in the computer chip world.

    Demand for chips is through the roof, and suppliers can’t keep pace.

    Prices of chips are rising as a result, and major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are being prioritised.

  • SMYTHS STOCK DROP EXPECTED ‘VERY SOON’

    A Twitter tipster has predicted stock will be dropping on the Smyths website “very soon”.

    @ps5ukstock3 made the prediction based on a change on the Smyth website formatting.

    Keep your eyes peeled!

  • NEW GAMES

    Here’s the list of games arriving on or before April 2:

    • A Hat in Time: Seal the Deal
    • A Hat in Time: Nyakuza Metro
    • Acalesia
    • Auto Chess
    • C14 Dating
    • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
    • I Saw Black Clouds
    • Metal Gear Solid 6
    • Mittelborg: City of Mages
    • Narita Boy
    • Outbuddies DX
    • Outriders
    • Squad Killer
    • Undermine

    It follows last week’s release of the well-received It Takes Two.

    This co-op action-adventure has been well-received critically, and is unique in that there’s no single-player option.

  • BUYING GAMES ABOUT TO GET HARDER

    BUYING games for your favourite old PlayStation consoles is about to get a lot harder.

    That’s because Sony is closing down its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable this summer.

    It means anyone wanting to buy games for their retro systems online will have to do so before official marketplaces vanish worldwide.

    Sony announced the controversial move on Monday in a post on its website.

  • PETITION TO END SCALPING

    An online petition calling for an end to he buying and reselling of goods/services at inflated prices – known as scalping – has reached 17,913.

    It reads: “I believe it to be an unfair and unjust practice that well funded groups/individuals can deplete the stock of a single item and make it unaffordable/unavailable to the average consumer.

    “I believe the law around this practice needs to be reviewed and measures to prevent it need to be introduced.

    “This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology. The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles.

    “Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of listings appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these.”

  • NEXT-GEN VR CONTROLLER ‘UNIQUE DESIGN’

    “The first thing you’ll notice with our next-gen VR controller is the unique design, which takes on an ‘orb’ shape that allows you to hold the controller naturally, while playing with a high degree of freedom,” writes Sony’s Hideaki Nishino in a March 2021 PS5 blog post.

    It adds: “There are no constraints with how you’re moving your hands, providing developers with the ability to create unique gameplay experiences.

    “We also designed the new controller with great ergonomics in mind, so it’s well-balanced and comfortable to hold in each of your hands.

    “We applied learnings from testing users with a range of hand sizes, as well as the decades of insights from controllers across all PlayStation platforms.

    “The result is an iconic design that will change how VR games are played.”

  • PLAYSTATION’S FREE GAMES FOR APRIL

    PlayStation has revealed the free games it will be releasing for April.

    This month PlayStation announced the next batch of free games; focused on indie and VR titles, available now.

    These include Abzû, Enter the Gungeon, Rez Infinite, Subnautica, and The Witness.

    There is also Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Moss, Thumper, and Paper Beast; all of which support PS VR.

    It was also announced that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free on April 19.

  • GOOD MONTH LOOMING FOR CONSOLES

    April looks set to be a big month for PS5 restocks.

    Insiders claim console availability will be “good” after a “dry spell” at the end of March.

    Rumours continue that Amazon is about to make a large drop of PS5 consoles any day now.

    There are also hopes that stores like Very and John Lewis will also get their hands on the in-demand consoles in the first week of April.

    MSTVTweets said: “Seems like a dry spell is ahead of us, but April will be good.”

  • WHEN DID THE PS5 COME OUT?

    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.

    UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

  • CUSTOMERS FUMING OVER AMAZON DELAYS

  • SHORTAGE COULD GET WORSE

    THE PS5 shortage could get worse as chip-makers struggle to meet demand.

    Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been largely out of stock since November – and might not be widely available until July.

    Much of this is being blamed on a global “crisis” in the computer chip world.

    Demand for chips is through the roof, and suppliers can’t keep pace.

    Prices of chips are rising as a result, and major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are being prioritised.

  • PS5 PULSE 3D HEADSET BACK IN STOCK

    The PS5 Pulse 3D headset is “finally back in stock” through Amazon UK, reports @PS5Instant on Twitter.

    The account adds: “I own one – best sound for the price point.”

  • BUYING GAMES ABOUT TO GET HARDER

    BUYING games for your favourite old PlayStation consoles is about to get a lot harder.

    That’s because Sony is closing down its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable this summer.

    It means anyone wanting to buy games for their retro systems online will have to do so before official marketplaces vanish worldwide.

    Sony announced the controversial move on Monday in a post on its website.

  • BIG DAY OF DROPS YESTERDAY – WHO WILL BE NEXT?

    Yesterday was big day for stock drops – with EE and Amazon dropping stock one after the other over the course of the morning.

    Some lucky punters are now awaiting the arrival of their new console, but for others, the search continues.

    Very, John Lewis, ASDA and ShopTo are still expected to have a stock drop this week, so keep your eyes peeled and your ears to the ground.

    Good luck!

  • PETITION TO END SCALPING

    An online petition calling for an end to he buying and reselling of goods/services at inflated prices – known as scalping – has reached 17,913.

    It reads: “I believe it to be an unfair and unjust practice that well funded groups/individuals can deplete the stock of a single item and make it unaffordable/unavailable to the average consumer.

    “I believe the law around this practice needs to be reviewed and measures to prevent it need to be introduced.

    “This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology. The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles.

    “Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of listings appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these.”

  • NEW PS5 GAMES THIS WEEK: METAL GEAR SOLID 6, UNDERMINE AND MORE

    We’ve got a whole list of new PS5 games coming out this week right here.

    It includes games such as Auto Chess, C14 Dating, Disco Elysium: The Final Cut, Metal Gear Solid 6 and Undermine.

    The latest drops follows last week’s release of the well-received It Takes Two.

  • PLAYSTATION’S FREE GAMES FOR APRIL

    PlayStation has revealed the free games it will be releasing for April.

    This month PlayStation announced the next batch of free games; focused on indie and VR titles, available now.

    These include Abzû, Enter the Gungeon, Rez Infinite, Subnautica, and The Witness.

    There is also Astro Bot Rescue Mission, Moss, Thumper, and Paper Beast; all of which support PS VR.

    It was also announced that Horizon Zero Dawn Complete Edition will be available for free on April 19.

  • SMYTHS STOCK DROP EXPECTED ‘VERY SOON’

    A Twitter tipster has predicted stock will be dropping on the Smyths website “very soon”.

    @ps5ukstock3 made the prediction based on a change on the Smyth website formatting.

    Keep your eyes peeled!

  • INDEPENDENT ‘HADES’ DOMINATES BAFTA GAMES AWARDS

    A video game from an independent developer, Hades, dominated Britain’s Bafta Games Awards on Thursday, triumphing over Sony’s hotly tipped The Last of US Part II.

    The prestigious BAFTA awards for cinema and television introduced prizes for the best video games in 2004, a decade before the launch of the main US awards ceremony, the Game Awards.

    Hades, a role-playing game for PC and Nintendo Switch developed by the small independent Californian studio Supergiant Games, won five of its nine nominations at a ceremony held entirely online for the second year running due to the pandemic.

    The game set in the world of Greek mythology and featuring 3D isometric graphics also carried off the awards for artistic achievement, game design and narrative and performer in a supporting role.

  • PLAYSTATION STORE IS CLOSING FOR OLDER CONSOLES

    Head’s up gamers:  Sony is closing down its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable this summer.

    It means anyone wanting to buy games for their retro systems online will have to do so before official marketplaces vanish worldwide.

    Sony announced the controversial move on Monday in a post on its website.

    The firm said: “We are closing PlayStation Store on PlayStation 3 consoles on 2nd July 2021 and on PlayStation Vita devices on 27th August 2021.

    “Additionally, the remaining purchase functionality for PSP will also retire on 2nd July 2021.”

  • SHORTAGE COULD GET WORSE

    THE PS5 shortage could get worse as chip-makers struggle to meet demand.

    Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been largely out of stock since November – and might not be widely available until July.

    Much of this is being blamed on a global “crisis” in the computer chip world.

    Demand for chips is through the roof, and suppliers can’t keep pace.

    Prices of chips are rising as a result, and major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are being prioritised.

  • MORE TITLES OUT

    ANOTHER week, another selection of top PlayStation games to enjoy.

    There are loads of new titles out on the PlayStation Store this week – ready to grace your new PS5.

    The PlayStation Store is Sony’s official online shop for console owners.

    You can buy games digitally, downloading them to your console without ever having to handle a disc.





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