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

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    After a quiet month of PS5 stock drops so far, Sony finally appears to be shipping consoles to retailers. The UK restocks have already started this week, with the PlayStation Direct website stocking up on the console earlier today. The PlayStation Direct website often restocks the device multiple times throughout the week, so it’s worth checking back regularly, even if you missed out today. To stand a chance of getting an invite to buy the console, simply visit the PlayStation website and sign into your account. Once logged in, click notifications, select ‘receive email notifications’ and then save. PlayStation Direct customers will receive an invite to purchase the PS5 console from the website. This will be followed by a stock drop for the general public. Just remember to sign into PSN first.

    If you failed to bag a console from PlayStation Direct, then you’ll be pleased to hear that other major retailers are also expected to get stock.

    Previous reports suggest multiple UK retailers recently received shipments, which means the console should be available throughout the course of this week.

    “PS5 shipments are beginning to arrive into UK retailers so, we may expect some drops from major retailers next week onward!” reads a recent PS5 Stock UK tweet.

    Specifically, fans will be hoping for GAME and Amazon to restock the device, as these retailers tend to get the most stock.

    Elsewhere, new reports suggest Argos will restock the device between January 25 and January 28. Argos drops tend to go live at 8am GMT UK time, so remember to set your alarms if you want to stand a chance of bagging a PS5 in January.

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

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

    PlayStation 5 general shopping tips…

    • Login if you already have an account with the retailer.

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

    • If the retailer has a dedicated app, download and use the app for purchasing a PS5.

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

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

    PlayStation 5 shopping tips when buying from GAME…

    • Get familiar with the bundles, so you know which one to target first: Obscure bundles are easier to get, standalones almost impossible. [GAME]

    • When alerted, click through to your first bundle of choice as quickly as possible, this will get you into the queue. [GAME] 

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

    • Checking out too much too quickly will give you a 30-60 second timeout, so don’t rush it. If this happens, just wait a bit then try again. [GAME]

    While PS5 stock issues are likely to continue throughout the year, 2022 should be a better year for new games.

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

    The PS5 remaster contains 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 such as Dying Light 2, Elden Ring and brand new brawler Sifu.

    Published at Mon, 17 Jan 2022 13:55:00 +0000

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

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