PS5 will provide news for May
May looks set to be a big month for PS5 sales in the UK, with several retailers tied to large shipments.
April was dominated by severe slowdowns that left many gamers unable to find a next-gen console to buy.
That’s on top of the normal shortages that have left a lot of scribble after every PS5 replenishment in the UK.
The good news is, thousands of consoles are expected to be available from Argos, Very, Amazon and GAME in the coming weeks.
We don’t know the order, but it looks like Argos and GAME will be among the first to bring new stock.
Very and Amazon are also expected to offer limited releases this month, as is Smyths Toys.
It’s still unclear how others will fare, but Currys and John Lewis are usually involved at some point as well.
A source has suggested that John Lewis will be offering PlayStation 5 shares next week, between May 11 and May 13.
This comes from PS5 Stock UK on Twitter, who posted this week, “John Lewis expects PlayStation 5 shipments to arrive between May 3rd and 8th. There is no information about the stock count. They should go live with a drop between 11 and 13 May. “
Meanwhile, this week should see at least one stock drop from Argos, Very or GAME.
Argos usually releases its latest stock very early in the morning, which means we won’t see anything new until Wednesday May 5th at the earliest.
And other stock tracker accounts have also suggested that these leading UK retailers have something to offer gamers between now and May 12.
As usual, gamers will have to take this latest news with a grain of salt until something is officially announced.
PlayStation 5 consoles remain in high demand, and even with some major stock drops expected in May, supply is unlikely to keep up with demand.
Gamers have been warned several times that it could take months for enough next-gen consoles to become available, meaning some in the UK will wait until summer.
However, other recent reports suggest it could take longer, meaning problems could persist into the busy November season.
Knowing there are more PlayStation shares to come is important, but console hunters also need to know the best ways to get shares from each platform.
Here are a few examples of how best to buy a PlayStation 5 console from leading UK retailers:
AMAZON UNITED KINGDOM: Amazon UK is under better tension, but still has a few notable kinks. Having an account with your card details is a good start, and gamers should also try adding a console to their wishlist before checkout.
GAME: GAME is a UK retailer offering the most regular stock updates for PS5 consoles. However, console hunters have been warned to use Guest Checkout as this option is less likely to crash when completing a purchase. GAME is expected to get the next major addition in May 2021.
ARGOS: The Argos website is notorious for crashing and not being able to complete purchases when there is a lot of site traffic. Stock trackers suggest using the Argos mobile app and keeping an eye on the local store listings. Argos will not receive any more shares until 5 May at the earliest.
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