This week has already seen several PS5 stock updates from Amazon, Argos and Very, with more predicted to drop in the near future.
According to reliable stock trackers, a Currys PS5 stock update is scheduled to arrive this week.
We don’t know for sure if this will be happening later today or on Friday, February 18, depending on scheduling.
There have been a few reports of localised Argos PS5 drops today, but it’s unclear if there will be any more coming this week.
A message from Argos suggests that we could see another stock drop in February, telling gamers today on Twitter:
“We are working hard to replenish the stock of the PS5/Xbox Series X at the moment. Please keep an eye on our website, where you will find the current stock availability.
“Our contact centre staff are unable to provide any additional information on stock levels at this time.”
When it comes to Currys, the live site for the PlayStation 5 page has not gone live again yet.
Stock trackers can usually pick up when pages have been refreshed but have yet to live, meaning they will be worth keeping an eye on for updates.
There have been no hints from the company when it will be dropping its next PS5 restock, telling gamers via social media:
“We would advise keeping an eye on our website and social channels for further updates regarding stock.”
The problem that many gamers are finding is that they are getting no prior warning before consoles are released.
And given just how difficult it is to get a PlayStation 5 onto a checkout page before they sell out, it doesn’t help when the timing can be so random.
Some sites have taken steps to make the process easier, albeit, for another next-gen product.
Box.co.uk have been selling Xbox Series X consoles via a ballot system, which allows those interested to sign up with an email.
This process gives you as much chance as everyone else and provides an extra step to try and weed out scalpers.
Scalpers using bots have left many gamers frustrated and unable to buy consoles this year.
The problem has become so widespread that the UK government are even hosting discussions regarding a proposed bill that would make scalping illegal.
The minister of state for digital and culture Caroline Dinenage had this to say on the matter, adding: “Officials are discussing this issue with the trade association for the video games industry.
“We know that bulk purchasing through automated bots is a concern for some of their members who we understand are currently looking at any further actions they can take to prevent these behaviours and are working with their retailers to improve experiences for customers.”
It’s unclear at this time whether such a bill will become law, but there is no doubt that the issues are starting to be talked about.
Published at Thu, 18 Feb 2021 10:05:00 +0000