PS5 UK stock update – GAME restock 'totally SOLD OUT' plus latest on Playstation consoles at Argos, Amazon, Very, Currys

WANNABE owners have been dealth a major blow after revealed they'd totally sold out of consoles..

Following rumours the gaming giant has as many as 15,000 new consoles – one of the biggest restocks since the device first went on sale – GAME today tweeted that a huge number of pre-orders had already cleared them out.

They did, however, tell customers to keep their eyes peeled and keep checking the GAME website for the latest updates.

Since its launch last November, millions of gamers around the world have struggled to bag a PlayStation 5.

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

  • Sarah Grealish

    SONY WANT TO SELL 15 MILLION PS5 CONSOLES THIS YEAR

    Sony have revealed they hope to sell nearly 15 million PlayStation 5’s in the next financial year.

    After releasing their sales targets for between April 2021 and March 2022, it has offered a glimmer of hope for eager gamers desperate to get their hands on one.

  • Debbie White

    SHOPTO PS5 DROP THIS AFTERNOON

    "Potential stock at ShopTo? Site may go down," warned @PS5UKNews 10 minutes ago.

    Gamers are left frustrated on Twitter – yet again
  • Debbie White

    LOADS OF HAPPY GAME CUSTOMERS

    On Twitter, PS5 tipster @PS5UKStock asked today whether "anyone manage to get one from Game" in today's drop.

    Jada replied – after months of trying – 'finally', while an over-the-moon Alfie replied, in all caps: "I GOT ONE THANK YOU".

    An appreciative Ollie Jones said: "thanks for the help" while another gamer confirmed, "yes after waiting for 4 months".

  • Sarah Grealish

    FORTHCOMING PS5 GAMES NEXT MONTH

    PS5 gamers will be able to enjoy these titles from next month:

    • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
    • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
    • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
    • Returnal – March 19
    • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
    • It Takes Two – March 26
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
    • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)

    THE PRICE IS WRONG!

    Playstation owners are flogging their brand new consoles for more than double the price on eBay.

    The Sun saw listings as high as £1,000, which is £550 more than the actual console price.

    And when viewing “completed listings”, buyers had paid well over £700 to secure a console.

    PLAYSTATION ‘TO LAUNCH AN XBOX GAME’

    PlayStation Studios is about to launch its first-ever game on the Xbox, insiders have claimed.

    Leaked box art for an Xbox version of Sony’s MLB: The Show 21 has turned up online.

    MLB: The Show is a longstanding baseball game series that debuted in 2006.

    The game is typically a PlayStation exclusive, but leaker Anerdydad has posted images of an Xbox One cover for the game.

    HOW TO DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE

    If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you no longer use.

    There is a charity which collects in old devices and games and takes them to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities where children are beign cared for.

    On its website, Get Well Gamers says: “Your donated games and consoles help us bring joy to thousands of children and young people in hospitals across the country.

    “Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial.”

    To donate your unwanted games and consoles, click here.

    SCALPER CLAIMS INDUSTRY IS ‘MISUNDERSTOOD’

    A PS5 scalper has claimed his industry is misunderstood.

    Scalpers have been the scourge of many an honest gamer looking to get their hands on the console – with many selling the console for a £1,000 or more.

    One, named Jordan, told Forbes: “Essentially every business resells their products.

    “Tesco, for example, buys milk from farmers for 26p or so per litre and sells it on for upwards of 70p per litre.

    No one ever seems to complain to the extent as they are currently doing towards ourselves.”

    IS DONALD TRUMP TO BLAME FOR THE PS5 SHORTAGE?

    Donald Trump’s bitter trade war with China has been blamed for a global shortage of PlayStation 5s that has left gamers unable to get hold of Sony’s new console for months.

    Sony says that the resultant dearth of microchips – alongside the coronavirus pandemic – has hampered its efforts to produce enough consoles following the release of the PlayStation 5 (PS5) in November.

    A surge in sales of laptops and monitors is also thought to have contributed to the shortage, CNBC reports.

    • Sarah Grealish

      SECOND GAME PS5 DROP

      A second wave of PS5 are expected to drop between 121pm today from GAME.

      Thousands of fans managed to cop the in-demand gaming system this morning.

      All consoles are now out of stock but another drop is expected this afternoon according to the Twitter account @PS5UKStock.

    • Sarah Grealish

      GAME QUEUE 'LOOPHOLE'

      PS5 fans have found a 'loophole' to skip the queue for GAME's new stock drop.

      The link shared by @MSTVTweets says that it is for the GAME XBOX queue.

      But after waiting in the virtual queue it allows shoppers to purchase PS5 bundles.

    • Sarah Grealish

      STOCK DROP

      GAME has dropped a new supply of the PS5.

      PS5StockAlertUK, took to Twitter this morning to say GAME's stock was now live.

      But many customers immediately found themselves in an hour-long queue.

      GAME released an estimated 10,000 consoles in two batches earlier this month.

    • Sarah Grealish

      SONY TO SHIP 7.6 MILLION CONSOLES BY END OF MARCH

      A staggering 4.5million Playstation 5 consoles were sold in the last two months of 2020 – and yet fans are still struggling to buy them.

      Originally, Sony had only planned on the production of five million PS5 consoles by the end of March 2021.

      However, with record-breaking demand Sony is said to be increasing production and will be aiming to make and sell a lot more in that space of time.

      It now appears on track to ship 7.6 million PS5 consoles by the end of the financial year in March.

    • Sarah Grealish

      CURRY STOCK DROP ON MARCH 1

      Currys is reportedly due to drop a PS5 restock on March 1.

      PS5 Stock tweeted: “AS OF NOW THE ONLY CONFIRMED DATE I HAVE IS FOR CURRYS WHICH WILL BE ON 1st MARCH.

      “STAY TUNED!”

    • Sarah Grealish

      MORE CONSOLES TO BE MADE THIS YEAR

      Both Sony and Microsoft have said they hope to ramp up production in 2021.

      Shortages are thought to have been caused by productions hiccups sparked by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as sky-high demand led by gamers twiddling their thumbs under Covid-19 lockdown restrictions.

    • Sarah Grealish

      WORLD'S LARGEST PS5

      AN INFLUENCER has bought the world's biggest PlayStation 5 – a fully functional console standing 10ft tall and weighing 230 kilos.

      In a recent video, American YouTube star Zachary "ZHC" Hsieh said that he purchased the bonkers contraption coupled with a gigantic, working controller for $70,000 (£50,000).

      ZHC, who boasts over 19million subscribers on the video platform, said he then spent 100 hours customising the behemoth with a colourful paint job.

      It's apparently 100 times larger than a bog standard PS5, which Sony launched in November 2020.

    • Sarah Grealish

      …BUT THE CONSOLE WAS NOT WORKING

      Katherine did a follow-up clip sharing the “reality” of the auction, explaining that they later found out the PS5 wasn’t working.

      She said: “They tested it, it stopped working. So it is broken. We will try to get it fixed.”

    • Sarah Grealish

      WOMAN REVEALS HOW SHE GOT A PS5 FOR £120

      A woman has revealed how she bagged a PS5 and others goodies from John Lewis in an auction for just £120. 

      Katherine Chalmers showed how she “hit the jackpot” after putting in a bid in the blind auction.

      She also managed to get five bean bags, a mug, curtain poles, wool, a dog bed, a mirror, a soap dispenser and a bath caddy – along with the popular console. 

      Katherine wrote in a TikTok video: “We put a bid for a random pallet of ex-John Lewis goods. It’s a blind auction so we didn’t know what would be in the box.

      “We paid £120 including delivery. This is pallet arrival day. This was a very exciting gloomy February day.”

    • Sarah Grealish

      PS5 EXCLUSIVE GAMES OUT THIS MONTH

      • Destruction AllStars – February 2
      • Nioh Remastered – The Complete Edition – February 5
      • The Nioh Collection – February 5

      ‘FLAWLESS GAME’

      A PS5 player said the God of War upgrade “has made the game flawless”.

      He shared a clip of the game on Twitter.

      A person replied: “This game is one of the best game I’ve ever played in my life. It’s such an amazing experience playing it.”

      Another added: “Currently replaying it now on PS5 and honestly it’s arguably the best looking game on PS5.”

      SONY FACING LAWSUIT OVER PS5 ‘JOYSTICK MALFUNCTION’

      Sony is facing a representative lawsuit after gamers complained about a “joystick malfunction”.

      The issue that’s been branded the ‘drift’ after several users commented on the suspected fault online.

      Gamers had a similar issue with the Nintendo Switch.

      In a suit recently filed in the US, a law firm claims that the faulty controller joysticks, which cost almost £60 – are registering movement even when a player doesn’t touch them Eurogamer reports.

      • Sarah Grealish

        PS5 PREORDERS COULD GO LIVE AT GAME NEXT WEEK

        A report by Gaming Intel claims “additional next-gen consoles will go on sale very soon, but they’ll be in limited supply”.

        On the retailer’s official website, GAME is updating its PlayStation 5 bundles to include a new release date.

        The bundles are preparing to go live on March 8, so we predict that this is the day to watch.

        However, pre-orders for the bundles may well go live from as early as next week, according to UKPS5Notify.

      • Sarah Grealish

        SONY TO SHIP 7.6 MILLION CONSOLES BY END OF MARCH

        A staggering 4.5million Playstation 5 consoles were sold in the last two months of 2020 – and yet fans are still struggling to buy them.

        Originally, Sony had only planned on the production of five million PS5 consoles by the end of March 2021.

        However, with record-breaking demand Sony is said to be increasing production and will be aiming to make and sell a lot more in that space of time.

        It now appears on track to ship 7.6 million PS5 consoles by the end of the financial year in March.

      • Joseph Gamp

        'GOD OF WAR' NOW 'FLAWLESS' FOLLOWING

        A PS5 player said the God of War upgrade "has made the game flawless".

        He shared a clip of the game on Twitter.

        A person replied: "This game is one of the best game I’ve ever played in my life. It’s such an amazing experience playing it."

        Another added: "Currently replaying it now on PS5 and honestly it’s arguably the best looking game on PS5."

         

      • Joseph Gamp

        WOMAN REVEALS HOW SHE GOT A PS5 FOR £120

        A woman has revealed how she bagged a PS5 and others goodies from John Lewis in an auction for just £120. 

        Katherine Chalmers showed how she “hit the jackpot” after putting in a bid in the blind auction.

        She also managed to get five bean bags, a mug, curtain poles, wool, a dog bed, a mirror, a soap dispenser and a bath caddy – along with the popular console. 

        Katherine wrote in a TikTok video: “We put a bid for a random pallet of ex-John Lewis goods. It’s a blind auction so we didn’t know what would be in the box.

        “We paid £120 including delivery. This is pallet arrival day. This was a very exciting gloomy February day.”

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