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On the hunt for a next-gen console? Here’s where to buy it

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On the hunt for a next-gen console? Here’s where to buy it

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UPDATE: The PS5 is still in stock at ShopTo and game after selling out at PlayStation Direct and Amazon. It could restock at curries later this week. Read on for more information.

It’s been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released, yet we’re all still here, clinging on to the dream of owning one of the elusive consoles.

Shelves remain barren and empty, and restocks still come and go in the blink of an eye thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic. This has meant consoles are still tricky to get hold of, both online and in-store.

But the situation is getting better – slowly. April was one of the best months for restocks since the start of 2022, seeing 21 drops take place in total, We saw restocks from PlayStation Direct, ShopTo, Currys, Argos, AO, Game, Smyths Toys, Very and many more independent retailers to boot. As we inch closer to summer, we’re hoping May will continue that momentum, though it’s looking like a quieter month so far.

Still on the hunt? Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.

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Can you buy a PS5 on the high street?

It’s complicated. Some retailers have occasional PS5 stock available for walk-in customers to buy, but there have been very few consoles available on shelves so far this year. Your best options are game and Smyths. The former has a Twitter account for each of its shops, used to tweet about when PS5 (and Xbox series X) stock becomes available. For your best chance of spotting a console at your local store, use this Twitter list to view every tweet from all of Game’s shops across the UK.

As for Smyths Toysthe retailer has a tool on its website for checking stock at all of its stores, We occasionally see the odd console crop up here, but for now there’s no PS5 stock anywhere in the UK.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 15:00

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Looking for an Xbox series X? We can help

We’ve had a couple of successful days here on the PS5 restocking live blog, thanks to consoles being available at Game, ShopTo and Argos (although your mileage may vary with that one). But there’s another next-generation console you might also have your eye on…

If you’re looking for the best deal on the Xbox series X – bundled with games or as a standalone console, you’ll want to head over to our Xbox restocking guide for all the latest info.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 14:30

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EA Sports ends partnership with Fifa

Football fans were shocked this week, as EA Sports announced the end of its partnership Fifa, the world football governing body. The split means the next installment of EA Sports’ Fifa game franchise will be its last, and is to be followed by a new titles called EA Sports FC.

Andrew Wilson, CEO of Electronic Arts made a statement, saying: “The introduction of EA Sports FC will not impact any current EA Sports global football games, and EA and FIFA are excited to deliver the greatest, most expansive game ever later this fall. Our final Fifa product will also include more game modes, features, teams, leagues, players, and competitions than any previous edition. Fans will be able to experience these innovations across the full EA Sports FIFA ecosystem including FIFA Mobile, FIFA Online 4and eSports.”

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 14:00

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Just one bundle remains in stock at ShopTo

We’re just spotted that three of the four PS5 bundles added to the ShopTo website yesterday have now sold out. Only one bundle remains available, priced at £589.89 and including the PS5 disc edition with Horizon Forbidden West, LEGO Star Wars: Skywalker Sagaand an additional Dualsense controller in white.

Alistair CharltonMay 11, 2022 1:35 p.m.

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Gotham Knights gameplay revealed

This week, we saw the first official gameplay footage from Gotham Knightswhich is due out on the PS5 (as well as the Xbox series X/S and PC) on 25 October 2022.

Revealed on May 10, the new gameplay trailer shows the characters of Nightwing and Red Hood patrolling the streets of Gotham and taking down enemies with their own combat styles. Batman himself won’t be playable in the game, but Gotham Knights is an open-world game that will be familiar to anyone who has played any titles in the Arkham series.

Characters that will be playable in Gotham Knights include Batman sidekick Robin, and Bat Girl. A true next-generation titles, this game is not coming to the PlayStation 4 or Xbox one.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 13:00

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How to watch Nintendo’s Indie World showcase live this afternoon

Nintendo’s Indie Showcase is taking place this afternoon, and is expected to show off a range of upcoming games. Fans can expect to see new titles revealed, and be treated to footage of upcoming games that are currently in development. The last Nintendo showcase took place in mid-December, and was where OlliOlli World, Chichory: A Colorful Tale and Omori, were all revealed.

As for today’s event, it is scheduled to begin at 3pm UK time and run for 20 minutes.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 12:00

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Is Currys due for PS5 restock soon?

We could see a PS5 restock at Currys this week. This would be the retailer’s first round of fresh consoles this month, as the last restock spanned 12 to 18 April. Before that, we saw just one restock per month for January, February and March. It stands to reason that this pattern will continue, and we’ll see a restock before the end of May.

Currys tends to offer fresh PS5 stock around the middle of the month, but predicting this with greater accuracy would purely be guesswork for now.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 11:30

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How to buy a PS5 at Argos

Buying a PS5 from Argos is far more difficult than it should be. This isn’t to do with limited stock, because every retailer is suffering from the fallout of the ongoing global semiconductor shortage. But instead it’s how Argos makes its consoles available that is frustrating.

You see, Argos technically has PS5 consoles available right now. But only in some of its stores, and the only way to find these is to enter random postcodes into the website until you get lucky. You might then also need to click the ‘change store’ button, then in the ‘happy to travel?’ box click the ‘tell me where’ button to expand your store search radius.

We tried our London postcode today but couldn’t find any consoles. Then we switched to a West Yorkshire postcode, expanded our search, and found a single store in Altrincham with PS5 stock available. A few minutes later, and the same search brought up availability in Blackburn instead. It’s all a bit of a pain. but if you happen to know someone elsewhere in the UK, and who is willing to travel for a console, you might just get lucky.

Or you could buy a bundle from Game or ShopTo instead.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 11:00

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When will Amazon have another PS5 restock?

If you missed out on Amazon’s brief PS5 restock this morning, you’ll be eager to know when the next round of consoles will arrive. Unfortunately, it’s difficult to say with any real accuracy. Amazon last had a restock on 27 April, and before that is was 2 and 23 March, and 23 February. Based on this track record, shoppers shouldn’t expect to see more PS5 consoles at Amazon until the end of May, or perhaps even June.

Amazon has restocked at least once per month for over a year now, so we’re hopeful that more consoles will at least land in June, if not sooner.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 10:30

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Where is the PS5 available today?

As well as a couple of bundles still offered at ShopTo, there are PS5 consoles available at Game. The console can’t be bought on its own, but is instead offered as part of several bundles with Horizon Forbidden Westplus accessories and branded clothing.

Of the bundles still available, prices range from £519.98 to £654.96. Instead of being offered via a pre-order system, as is often the case with Game, these bundles can be ordered for home delivery right now.

Lastly, some PS5 consoles are available at Argos. However, this is on a store-by-store basis, so you’ll have to shop around on the Argos website until you find a branch with PS5 consoles available for collection.

Alistair Charlton11 May 2022 10:23

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