GAME and Argos are not expected to get any more PS5 shares anytime soon
If you were hoping to buy a PS5 from GAME or Argos, one stock tracker account just got you a bad update. Previously, it was rumored that GAME could drop their next PS5 stock as early as this week, while Argos is rumored to release more PS5 stock this week or next week. Instead, however, we come to the end of the second consecutive week where there hasn’t been a major PS5 replenishment in the UK.
BT has started taking orders for the PS5 again in recent days – but this was only for the company’s customers, so it didn’t complement with general availability.
All eyes were on the GAME and Argos restocking as these retailers have arguably received the best inventory declines in 2021 – with restocks lingering longer than the competitors.
However, the @ PS5StockAlertUK Twitter – which has made huge bucks over past GAME and Argos restocks – just delivered some bad news.
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The PS5 stock tracker account said that both Argos and GAME are currently out of stock, and Argos does not expect PS5 shipments “in the short term.”
While GAME is reportedly not receiving PS5 shipments until the end of April, it’s unclear if there will be any movement at the store next week.
It has been claimed that GAME may take back orders for the PS5 next week, or that there will be no sales at all.
The @PSSStockAlertUK Twitter posted, “Breaking: GAME will not receive PS5 shipments until the end of April. They currently have no stock at all. The current release date shown on the bundle page is a placeholder, which they have done before for other products. will be making backorders next week, or no sales at all. “
The account then added, “Most of this is due to Sony’s semiconductor shortage. GAME does not currently know how much stock Sony will ship to them. Also, as contacted by Sony, GAME will not sell the PS5 in stores. as soon as UK retail opens. This is due to high demand for the product & COVID-19. “
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PS5 stock hunters in the UK have been through a dry spell in recent weeks
Speaking about Argos’ stock situation, the PS5 stock tracker account tweeted: “News: Argos will not be receiving PS5 shipments anytime soon. I have been informed that there is no stock available and no stock will be available for the time being. Argos does don’t know when to expect their next shipment from Sony. Why? Semiconductor shortage & Evergreen. “
In terms of other retailers, it was previously rumored that Very would be taking orders for the PS5 again this week – but so far that hasn’t materialized.
It was rumored that Amazon would be taking orders for the PS5 twice this month – and the first of these restocks would go live next week.
However, we’ll have to wait and see if that’s still the case or if Amazon – like other UK retailers – will now reopen orders for the PS5 at a later date.
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