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PS5 UK stock LIVE – Currys, Game, JohnLewis and Outriders set to drop after ’bleakest restock week since February’

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PS5 consoles are rumoured to drop in most UK retailers after has been dubbed as the worst week since February.

It comes after gamers have kept an eye on the Smyths website after rumours of a stock drop swirled on social media – but this did not happen.

But there could also be further restocks GAME and Argos between April 8 – 14 according to a online stock tracker.

@Ps5Instant said: “Expecting GAME (9-10am) & Argos (1-4am) 8th to 14th April, Smyths COULD drop tomorrow, but likely next week.

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

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

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

  • EXPLAINED: CAN YOU PLAY PS4 GAMES ON PS5?

    The PlayStation 5 console is compatible with PS4 games.

    The console accepts physical discs and the architecture is based on the PS4 so it will support an overwhelming majority of PS4 games, GAME reports.

    Sony also confirmed some older games may actually play better on the PS5 thanks to a boosted frequency and more stable frame rate.

  • SMYTHS DROPPING ON MONDAY?

    PS5 UK Stock has rumoured this. 

    It says: “Smyths has a small drop of 2000 units planned for early April,” reads a stock tweet. “John Lewis has pallets of PS5 in warehouses.”

  • FIFA 21 DOMINATES SALES ACROSS THE US AND EUROPE

    According to PushSquare, Fifa 21 is the most bought game for PS5 games across Europe and the United States.

    It was also the best-selling PS4 game in the European region.

  • TIMES OF PAST SMYTHS DROPS

    There were hopes the retailers were put out stock today – but still we wait.

    Twitter restock alert account @PS5UKStock has noted a list of the times of previous stock drops – which has been at various points of the day.

  • BAD WEEK

    Trusted PS5 Stock UK on Twitter said: “This week marked the first week with only one stock drop since the first week of February. 

    “Therefore, we expect most retailers except Amazon UK to drop stock this week. 

    “Retailers either stacked up on stock, or they had logistical issues due to Evergreen.”

  • ARGOS ‘WORKING HARD’ TO RESTOCK

    Argos has tried to allay concerns, saying it is “working hard” to replenish stock of the elusive PS5 console.

    Gamers have been urged to keep an eye on the website for updates as a drop looms.

    We will keep you updated!

  • PRICE DROPPING

    CEX is now selling the disc-based PlayStation 5 for £680 —.compared to the £800 plus price tags from just a few months before.

    Meanwhile, WeBuy price have dropped to just £470. 

    And thankfully, scalpers looking to offload units to CEX will no longer turn a profit.

    eBay have also gone way down, averaging between £500 and £600.

  • WHEN DID THE PS5 LAUNCH?

    Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.

    The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

    They’re up against Microsoft’s Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide on November 10.

  • GET READY, GET SET!

    According to the Twitter account PS5 Instant, which shares rumours around upcoming stock drops, GAME and Amazon are also gearing up for restocks.

    As with previous batches, all number just a couple thousands consoles, meaning they’ll sell out pretty quickly.

    “Smyths has a small drop of 2000 units planned for early April. John Lewis has pallets of PS5 in warehouses,” PS5 Instant tweeted.

    “April is promising for stock; at least one major retailer will release every week! With GAME & Amazon receiving two big shipments minimum.”

  • STOCK DROPS LIKELY NEXT WEEK

    Restock tipsters on Twitter believe the next stock drops won’t realistically be until next week now as it is Easter weekend.

    But gamers shouldn’t completely dismiss the idea of a drop today – as Smyths could restock today.

    We will keep you updated!

  • 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 17,887.

    It reads: “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.”

  • GAMES DROPPING THIS MONTH

    • Outriders – April 1
    • Guilty Gear: Strive Deluxe And Ultimate Edition Early Access – April 6
    • Guilty Gear: Strive – April 9
    • Final Fantasy 14 Online: A Realm Reborn Open Beta – April 13
    • MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition Early Access – April 16
    • MLB The Show 21 – April 20
    • MotoGP 21 – April 22
    • Judgement – April 23
    • Returnal – April 30
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – April 30
  • THE WAIT FOR PS5 STOCK GOES ON..

    No drops have taken place yet today, despite hopes of a Smyths restock.

    It is thought that realistically after today, no retailers will restock the PS5 until Tuesday at the earliest, given it’s Easter Sunday tomorrow and a bank holiday on Monday.

    We’ll continue to keep you updated throughout, however, on the latest updates and possible drop times and dates!

  • GAME OVER AS STORE CLOSING FOR PS3

    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 in a post on its website.

    It read: “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.”

  • APRIL ‘PROMISING’ FOR PS5 STOCK DROPS

    Gamers are hoping several major retailers will be dropping stock this month.

    The PS5 has been extremely difficult to get hold of – despite being released months ago.

    Restock account @Ps5Instant on Twitter believes “at least one major retailer will release every week”.

  • EXPLAINED: CAN YOU PLAY PS4 GAMES ON PS5?

    The PlayStation 5 console is compatible with PS4 games.

    The console accepts physical discs and the architecture is based on the PS4 so it will support an overwhelming majority of PS4 games, GAME reports.

    Sony also confirmed some older games may actually play better on the PS5 thanks to a boosted frequency and more stable frame rate.

  • SCALPER CLAIMS TO HAVE MADE £10K

    An 18-year-old scalper claims to have made £10,000 from flogging PS5 consoles, GiveMeSport reports.

    The teen told Radio 1 Newsbeat that he has made around £10,000 from scalping consoles since November as prices skyrocket online.

    “At the start when stock was limited, you could easily sell a PS5 for £800,” says Jake.

  • SUN’S FAVOURITE ALTERNATIVE TO A GAMES CONSOLE

    The Sun’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

    Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.

    And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.

  • SAVE CONTROLER BATTERY

    You can also hold the PlayStation button for other shortcuts.

    Pressing it down for about 10 seconds switches off your controller manually.

    This is a quick and easy way to save battery if you’re stepping away from your console for a while.

  • READY TO GO BEYOND?

    A new UK company has created a next level, healthy, energy drink which supports the brains cognitive function, whilst also delivering absolutely everything the body needs for long-term gaming sessions.

    Beyond NRG is the next generation of energy supplements for gamers.

    Billy Webb, Founder and CEO of Beyond NRG, said: “We are seeing an incredible difference in how people view esports this year.

    “It’s like suddenly everyone is realising that these professional gamers are proper athletes, and they need to be treated (and nourished) as such.”

  • PS5 CHIP MAKERS STILL STRUGGLING TO KEEP PACE WITH DEMAND

    The PS5 shortage could get worse as chip-makers struggle to meet demand, warn industry insiders.

    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.

  • EASY WAY TO GET TO HOME SCREEN

    There’s a quick and easy way to get straight to your PlayStation’s home screen.

    While pressing the PlayStation button opens the control centre, holding it down takes you to the console’s dashboard.

    Hold the button for about five seconds to activate the shortcut.

  • TIMES OF PAST SMYTHS DROPS

    Gamers have been busy refreshing the Smyths website this week after rumours of a stock drop swirled on social media.

    There were hopes the retailers were put out stock today – but still we wait.

    Twitter restock alert account @PS5UKStock has noted a list of the times of previous stock drops – which has been at various points of the day.

  • CHILDREN PLAYING PS5 AND XBOX AT RISK OF GROOMING

    Children playing games on Xboxes and PlayStations have been groomed by paedophiles.

    They are among more than 1,000 victims to be targeted online in the past two years, according to police force data.

    Many grooming cases involve popular sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

    But a handful of the 1,009 online grooming cases involved PlayStations and Xboxes.

    Read more here. 

  • MUCH EASIER TO GET PS5 FROM JULY, SAYS PLAYSTATION BOSS

    Sony has given hope for anyone who hasn’t been able to bag a PlayStation 5 yet, with PlayStation president Jim Ryan admitting more PS5 stock is on the way.

    Speaking to the Financial Times, Ryan admitted that stock levels would climb steadily month-on-month, and from July onwards, it will be much easier to get a PS5.

    “It will get better every month throughout 2021,” Ryan explained.

    “The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather through the course of the year.

    “So by the time we get to the second half of [2021], you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed.”



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