PS5 UK Expands: PlayStation Direct, Argos, GAME, Amazon, AO, Currys, Smyths LIVE ALERTS

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PS5 consoles should be back in a big way this week (Image: GETTY)

After a quiet month with PS5 stock dropping so far, Sony looks set to finally ship consoles to retailers. UK restocks have already started this week, with the PlayStation Direct website launching on console earlier today. The PlayStation Direct website often replenishes the device several times a week, so it’s worth checking back regularly, even if you missed it today. For a chance to win an invite to purchase the console, visit the PlayStation website and sign in to your account. Once logged in, click on notifications, select ‘receive email notifications’ and save. Playstation Direct customers will receive an invitation to purchase the PS5 console through the website. This is followed by a stock decline for the general public. Don’t forget to log in to PSN first.

Where to buy a PS5 in the UK?
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GAME – PS5 Consoles, Bundles

GAME was one of the best places to buy a PS5 in the UK in 2021. GAME sells the PS5 Digital (£359.99) and PS5 Disc (£449.99) consoles separately, as well as a range of bundles of accessories, games and more.

FROM £359.99

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Argos – PS5 Disc

Argos was the other best place to buy a PS5 in the UK this year. One of the best things about ordering a PS5 from Argos is that customers were able to pick up a shiny new PS5 console from their local Argos store not too long after placing their order.

£449.99

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Argos – PS5 Digital

Unlike GAME, Argos typically only sells standalone PS5 consoles. The cheapest PS5 purchase option from Argos is the PS5 Digital console, which costs £359.99. With previous restocks, Argos has offered both same-day in-store pick-up and home delivery.

£359.99

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Amazon – PS5 Disc Console

Amazon has been a great place to buy the PS5 in the UK this year. However, if you want to be first in line, you’d better update your Amazon Prime subscription. That’s because Prime members tend to get “priority access” to Amazon UK PS5 add-ons.

PRIME VIP ACCESS

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Very – PS5 Signup

Very also offers a range of PS5 purchase options for its restocks, including standalone consoles and bundles including accessories or subscription services. You can go to the Very PS5 signup by clicking here to receive email updates on the PlayStation 5.

EMAIL SUBSCRIBE

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John Lewis – PS5 Digital and Disc

John Lewis is another leading UK retailer taking online orders for the PS5. The iconic high street store has had new stocks for both the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital consoles in the past. But with John Lewis, you have to act fast as stocks tend to pick up quickly.

£359.99 AND £449.99

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Currys – PS5 Ordering Hub

Currys is another UK retailer that has taken orders for the PS5 this year. A VIP code is required for most 2021 Curry’s online orders. But we’ll have to wait and see if this schedule changes as PS5 stock – hopefully – becomes more readily available.

FROM £359.99

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BT – PS5 code required

Telecom giant BT also lets customers order a PS5 through its official online store. To be in with a chance of winning a PS5 from BT, you must be a customer and also register your interest online.

REGISTER

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EE – PS5 code required

As with parent company BT, EE also sells the PS5 to its customers. But you must register your interest, have received a code and also be an existing customer with a handset subscription that falls within the first 17 months of their contract.

REGISTER

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AO.com – PS5 Store

AO.com is another retailer that has taken innovative approaches to its PS5 additions. While some PS5 add-ons have been purchased through the conventional online route, other customers have had to call the store to place an order. You can head over to the AO PS5 store to find the latest deals currently being bought online.

LATEST OFFERS

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ShopTo – PS5 Stock Alerts

ShopTo is a specialist gaming retailer that has also taken orders for the PS5 in 2021. If you’d like to be notified when ShopTo gets more PS5 stock, you can sign up for email notifications on the retailer’s website today.

STOCK ALERTS

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The Game Collection – PS5 Games, Consoles, Accessories

Another gaming specialist that has gotten PS5 additions this year is The Game Collection. The retailer has previously opened orders for bumper bundles that include games and accessories. While you wait for the next stock, check out the wide range of other PS5 items the retailer has in store, as well as all the money-saving deals The Game Collection has right now.

PS5 BUNDLES

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If you haven’t been able to get your hands on a PlayStation Direct console, you’ll be happy to hear that other major retailers are expected to get stock as well.

Previous reports suggest that several UK retailers have recently received shipments, meaning the console should be available sometime this week.

“PS5 shipments are starting to arrive in UK retailers, so we can expect some dropouts from major retailers next week!” reads a recent PS5 Stock UK tweet.

Specifically, fans will hope that GAME and Amazon will replenish the device as these retailers have the most stock.

Elsewhere, new reports suggest that Argos will replenish the device between January 25 and January 28. Argos drops usually go live at 8am GMT UK time, so don’t forget to set your alarm if you want a chance to win a PS5 in January.

Express Online will keep this article updated with the latest inventory developments, including potential additions for Amazon, Argos, GAME, John Lewis, Smyths, ShopTo, AO and Currys.

Likewise, if you’re struggling to find a PS5 near you and online, check out the shopping tips below.

General shopping tips for PlayStation 5…

• Log in if you already have an account with the retailer.

• Use multiple devices as much as possible – desktop browser, laptop, tablet, smartphone.

• If the retailer has a dedicated app, download and use the app to purchase a PS5.

• Sign up for retailer stock alerts whenever possible. Sites like ShopTo allow users to register interest.

• Track stock checker accounts and websites including PS5 UK Stock and Express Gaming.

PlayStation 5 shopping tips when buying GAME…

• Familiarize yourself with the bundles so you know which one to target first: Dark bundles are easier to come by, standalone bundles almost impossible. [GAME]

• Click on warning as soon as possible to your first bundle of choice, this will put you in the queue. [GAME]

• If it says it failed at checkout, it means the bundle is now OOS. So go back to the bundles and pick another one. [GAME]

• Paying too much too soon will give you a 30-60 second timeout, so don’t rush. If this happens, please wait for a while and try again. [GAME]

While the PS5 stock problems will likely continue throughout the year, 2022 should be a better year for new games.

It all starts with the release of the Uncharted Legacy of Thieves Collection later this month.

The PS5 remaster includes shiny new versions of Uncharted 4 and Uncharted: Lost Legacy. Launching on January 28, the game features a brand new Performance+ mode, which targets 120 frames per second at 1080p resolution.

The Uncharted Collection will be followed by Horizon Forbidden West in February and Gran Turismo 7 in March.

As for third-party games, titles like Dying Light 2, Elden Ring, and the brand new brawler Sifu.

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