The PS5 has been on sale across the UK since its mass-hyped launch earlier this month.
Sony, the maker of the console, released it online because customers asked to order it through pre-order pick-ups due to the coronavirus.
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The tech company bought the console and asked people to “stay safe, stay home, and place your order online.”
But where can you get one’s hand and when will they be in stock?
The store is selling PS5
There are two versions of the PS5 available, the PlayStation 5 and the PlayStation 5 digital version, which were released on November 19th.
Shortly after the opening of the order on the morning of the launch day, the stock of multiple British retailers dried up.
So far the following online stores have stocked the console or are expecting more arrivals soon:
- Amazon UK – out of stock, Amazon “never know” when more will be available
- Argos – Closed again on December 3 at 3am, now retailers have sold more that are “working hard” to get more stock
- John Lewis – Sold out online, not available in stores
- EE – Only EE customers can buy and relaunch on December 3rd but have already sold out
- BT – Only BT customers can buy on December 3 and relaunch but have already sold out
- Smiths – More than expected in January 2021
- Also dot com – out of stock
- Tesco – Pre-order release day, out of stock now
- Game – Pre-Order Receives Sale “Holds”
Which stores will be available soon?
On Thursday, the console briefly returned to shares on Amazon, but users reported technical problems when trying to buy it.
Although Amazon listed it as “out of stock”, a message was shown using it to those who tried to add it to their basket indicating that it was not actually available.
Argos also made a brief retry on Thursday but saw its “small amount” of consoles fly off the shelves.
“It’s clear customers are excited for the new PlayStation,” said an Argos spokesman.
“We’ve released a small amount of extra stock and seen a huge number of customers try to place their orders with us and we’ve sold out now, so we’re sorry for the frustration, we’re sorry.”
Meanwhile, the game is offering PS5 pre-order bundles so that a direct stock release is imminent
The official PlayStation Twitter account thanked people for their interest in a post earlier this week, saying more stock would be available to retailers “before the end of the year.”
“We want to thank gamers everywhere for launching the PS5, our biggest console launch,” the tweet read.
“The demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to make sure that PS5 inventory would reach retailers before the end of the year – please keep in touch with your local retailers.”