UPDATE: The PS5 is now in stock at PlayStation Direct, Game and Scan. The PS5 is set to restock next at Look and, BT Shop and EE. Read on for more information.
It’s been a year and a half since the PS5 was first released, and a year since we started officially tracking PS5 restocks, yet we’re all still here, clinging on to the dream of owning one of the elusive consoles.
While you still can’t reliably buy a PS5 in-store, the situation has massively improved online in recent weeks, and it led to a temporary respite from the console shortage at the end of April and start of May. But things have gone back to normal this week.
Game has has PS5 bundles in stock for several days now, with some still available as of 24 May. Scan also still has consoles to buy, but The Game Collection has now sold out, and so too has Smyths Toys, which last had a restock yesterday, 23 May. Buying a console on its own is more difficult than picking up a bundle, and currently no retailer has the PS5 available to buy on its own.
Still hunting down the elusive PS5 console? Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Check stock from US PS5 retailers below:
How to get a PS5 voucher code from BT
BT is among several retailers we expect to see new PS5 consoles in stock later this week. But the BT Shop works differently from others.
The telecom company is giving its customers a helping hand when it comes to securing a PS5. Instead of throwing open the virtual doors and dealing with a stampede like everyone else, BT sends out unique voucher codes to its customers.
If you are a BT TV customer, for example, or subscribe to BT Sport, you can apply to receive a PS5 voucher code. These are emailed out sporadically and can be used to access a PS5 next time the BT store has a restock. You still have to pay the regular price, of course, but this system is a neat way of rewarding BT customers and giving them a better chance of securing a console.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 11:39
PS5 consoles are available from PlayStation Direct right now
As expected, the PlayStation Direct store just dropped a fresh batch of PS5 consoles. Both the disc and digital editions are available on their own, instead of being tied to a bundle. But there’s a small catch, in that buyers must be PS members and logged into the store with their account credentials before they can make a purchase.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 11:07
Is Very due to PS5 restock soon?
Yes, we expect to see a PS5 console restock at Very in the next few days. The retailer last had PS5s available on 20 and 21 April, but before that we saw just one restock per month through the first three months of the year, after three console drops across the Christmas period.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 11:00
PS5 consoles are available in some branches of Game
As well as having stock available on its website, Game is also selling PS5 consoles in-store. A handful of branches have limited stock, which they have publicized on their respective Twitter accounts this morning. To keep an eye on which branches have PS5 stock, check out this Twitter listwhich shows every tweet from every Game shop.
Store with PS5 stock today include:
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 10:20
PS5 bundles are still in stock at Game
Game has been one of the better performers in recent months, with regular PS5 console restocks that often last for ages. Although buying the console on its own is still tricky, those looking to spend a bit more can often secure a PS5 with a couple of games and an extra controller from Game.
Currently, the retailer has five PS5 bundles available to buy right now, all bundled with Horizon Forbidden West, among other items. They are fairly expensive though, with prices ranging from £584.97 to £654.96.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 09:40
When did PS Direct last have a PS5 restock?
As you might expect from Sony’s own store, the PlayStation Direct website has had quite a few restocks since it went live in the UK towards the end of 2021. We last saw consoles available on 10 May, and before that we saw stock on 23 February , 8 March, and 7 and 20 April. After having just one restock per month between January and March, it looks like the store is getting into a routing of having two console drops each month.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 09:17
When will PlayStation Direct have a PS5 console restock?
This very morning! Sony’s own PlayStation Direct will be having a PS5 restock shortly, between 09:30 and 11:00 BST. You can register your interest now to be among the first to be alerted to the stock going live. There tends to then be a virtual queuing system to make sure everyone gets a fair shot at securing a console. That said, we expect to see stock sell out pretty quickly.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 09:14
Good morning and welcome back to the IndyBest PS5 restocking live blog. Right now, PS5 bundles are still available at Game and Scan, and later this morning we’ll be seeing a fresh drop of consoles over at the PS Direct store.
As ever, we’ll bring you all of the latest restocking news, across the UK and US, as soon as we have it.
Alistair Charlton24 May 2022 08:56
PS5 stock trackers, signing off
All righty folks, aside from the ShopTo restock earlier this morning, it’s been a fairly quiet day on the blog – even more so when you consider the fact that the PS5 was basically in stock every single day of the week last week, but we power on.
Because tomorrow could be a big one, with Very and maybe even BT Shop and EE predicted to restock the console. Join us then for even more stock tracking action! Bye for now.
Alex Lee23 May 2022 17:20
When will Smyths Toys restock the PS5?
Smyths Toys has been one of the winners this month, with three drops already taking place throughout May. There was one on Tuesday 3 May, one on Tuesday 17 May and another on Thursday 19 May. The first drop was a standard disc edition restock, while the latter two were restocks of the official Horizon Forbidden West PS5 bundle – both disc and digital consoles.
We aren’t expecting another Smyths restock until June, so don’t get your hopes up if you’re seeking another Smyths Toys restock this week. You never know though, we’ll never say never.
Alex Lee23 May 2022 16:20