August 15 Update: The PS5 Standalone Disc Edition Console Is Available At playstation direct. PS5 bundles are also available at curries, USAthe BT Store, Very, hugs, the game collection, buy from, OA Y Scan. Read on for more information.
Since its release in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been ridiculously hard to come by. Supply chain issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have brought production of Sony’s latest games console to a near standstill.
Fortunately, the stock situation has improved greatly in recent months, and PS5 bundles have been available from at least one retailer since the end of April. Play and the bt Store, plus several independent retailers such as The game collection Y Scan They have continued to lead the charge.
This rush of console restocking continued through July, and so far it looks like the good news will continue through August and September. But while restocks have become more frequent, buying a single console remains a challenge, as retailers prefer restocking bundles rather than the standalone console, which sell out in the blink of an eye. We only started seeing digital console bundles in stores last month, but even those have since sold out.
If you’re still on the lookout for the elusive PlayStation 5, we’ve got a tip for you: sit on this live blog and keep an eye out for its real-time alerts. Our goal is to secure you a next-generation machine, whether it’s a bundle, stand-alone disc, or digital edition console, as well as give you the lowdown on the best games and accessories to enjoy alongside your new console, plus the latest . game reviews
Check out the stock of UK PS5 retailers below:
Check out the US PS5 retail stock below:
A roundup of today’s PS5 restock events
Alright folks, thanks for joining us here on the PS5 Restock Live Blog. There are no new releases today, but with the number of retailers already in stock, that’s not a big deal.
alex lee15 August 2022 17:20
The best ‘Fifa 23’ pre-order deals
now that fifa23 is just around the corner, it’s a great time to start shopping for the best deals on Playstation, Xbox, PC and Nintendo Switch. Since the game is scheduled for release at the end of September, EA Sports has gone revealing new information about the upcoming title, such as an overhaul of 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? Read our summary below. We have listed the best deals you can find today.
These are the best FIFA 23 pre-order deals on PS5, Xbox series X and PC
EA Sports’ next football title is almost here. Find out where to get the best deals on PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Ultimate Edition and how to get a discount
alex lee15 August 2022 16:20
After the slim PS5? You may be waiting until the end of 2023 to see one come to fruition. Although Sony has released its own “slim” versions of its consoles in the past, they don’t materialize until around three years later.
But patience waits for no player. Rather than sit back, YouTuber DIY Perks has slashed the console down and placed it in a much more attractive metal case.
The PS5 slim is real, more or less
The world’s first slim PS5 has finally appeared, thanks to a YouTuber who completed the difficult process of building one himself.
alex lee15 August 2022 15:20
Is Scan’s £719 PS5 bundle worth it?
And finally, we have Scanwhich currently sells this monstrous £719 PS5 disc edition bundle with a couple of major accessories and Forbidden Horizon West. But is it worth it? We will break down each item in the package to tell you the true cost. Let’s find out together.
If you bought all those items individually, it would set you back £667.15, so you’re actually paying over £50 more if you bought this bundle from Scan.
alex lee15 August 2022 14:20
PS5 bundles at Currys start from £629
Now things get real expensive. Although there are a number of curries packs in stock all start from £629, that’s the cheapest pack price. What do you get for all that dosh?
A PS5 disc edition bundle with Forbidden Horizon West, lego star wars and a SteelSeries gaming headset. There are other packages with Gran Turismo 7, additional controllers and 1TB internal SSD. Feel free to read them all below.
alex lee15 August 2022 13:20
The Game Collection has this digital edition PS5 bundle in stock
Independent dealer The game collection also sells 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 Forbidden Horizon Westan additional midnight black DualSense controller, a controller charging station, a Pulse 3D wireless headset and Fortnite: The Last Laugh Pack.
That’s a lot of gear, and in fairness to the retailer, all of those accessories were included in our roundup of the best PS5 accessories, so we can vouch for them.
alex lee15 August 2022 12:20
Do you want a PS5 with an extra controller and Horizon Forbidden West?
Some retailers are selling the PS5 disc edition console with a copy of Forbidden Horizon West and an additional controller. Most of them sell it for the same price, so take a look at the shipping costs to determine which retailer you’d like to buy the console from.
It’s cheaper at the BT Shop, which currently sells it for £549.97, but you obviously need to be a BT Broadband customer or you won’t be able to get an access code.
AO sells this pack for £559, Very sells it for £559.98 and ShopTo for £559.85. The game also sells this pack for £559.98, but it’s included in a PlayStation t-shirt, if you want one of those.
EE has inflated the price of this pack considerably, and it’ll set you back £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).
alex lee15 August 2022 11:50
Very has this £499.99 PS5 Disc Edition Bundle in stock
this pack of Very would normally be the cheapest disc edition package available, with a copy of Forbidden Horizon West for £499.99. While it’s still a good deal, it’s no longer the better agreement.
With Game currently selling a PS5 disc edition console with Forbidden Horizon West and a control box for £489.99 – Very can’t really compete. That said, there is no shipping charge if you choose to click and collect at Very, and there may be a small charge if you opt to package at Game.
alex lee15 August 2022 11:20
BT is selling the digital edition PS5 console
Looking for a digital editing console? the BT Store it’s currently the only retailer to have the digital console in stock, but you can’t get it on your own and it’s only available to BT Broadband customers.
The retailer sells the digital edition console with a copy of Forbidden Horizon West and an extra controller for £459.99 – that’s the same price as the standalone Disc Edit console.
If you’re not a BT Broadband customer and don’t have an access code, you can ask a friend to lend you their code. The codes are not tied to people’s account details, so they won’t be charged.
alex lee15 August 2022 10:50
The game has one of the best bundle deals we’ve seen
If you’re looking for a cheap disc editing package, then Play it’s currently selling one for just £489.98. you get a copy of Forbidden Horizon West and a controller box along with the disc editing console. This is one of the best bundle deals we’ve seen, so it’s worth buying if you can afford it.
Sony’s official disc edition bundle with Forbidden Horizon West It costs £499.99, so you’re paying £10 less and you get a case for your controller for free. If you think about it, you’re basically getting Forbidden Horizon West and the case for a combined £40.
alex leeAugust 15, 2022 10:27