PS5 stock checker UK – Playstation 5 console updates at GAME. Argos, Currys, Smyths and Amazon

PLAYSTATION 5's seem almost impossible to come by.

New stock drops at the likes of Currys, Argos, Game, Smyths and Amazon are snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites, so it pays to be super-fast when rumours of an imminent release begin to swirl.

But never fear, The Sun is here….

You can follow all the latest news and stock rumours here, live on this page – giving you the very best chance to get yourself a console or accessories like wireless headphones.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.

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    WHAT IS PLAYSTATION PLUS?

    PS Plus is a premium subscription service for PS4 gamers.

    It gives you access to online multiplayer as well as exclusive discounts across the PlayStation Store.

    But it also nets you two hand-picked PS4 games to download and play each month, which remain available as long as you're a member.

    Many PS4 owners will subscribe to PS Plus for the multiplayer alone, so the free games are a pleasant bonus.

    You can buy it here for £6.99 a month

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    SONY 'TO MAKE 18 MILLION NEW CONSOLES'

    The PlayStation 5 might be far easier to find in 2021, experts claim.

    The Japanese gaming giant is tipped to be mass-producing 18million consoles ready for stores next year.

    “Production for Sony's PS5 games consoles is likely to reach 16.8-18million units in 2021,” Digitimes insiders wrote.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GRAB A PS5 CHARGING DOCK FOR JUST £24

    Lucky PS5 owners can bag themselves a charging dock for just £24.

    Mashable is offering a two-in-one vertical stand that serves as both a charging system and a cooling station for the knockdown price from £65.

    It's already reduced to $41 but to get an extra 20 per cent off, just apply “HOLIDAY20” at the checkout.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PS5 CANDLE GOES VIRAL

    A bloke branded his nan an ‘a**hole’ after thinking she bought him a PlayStation 5 – only to unwrap a candle instead.

    The man had hoped to be opening the latest games console, but his gran played a hilarious prank on him instead for Christmas.

    A video has gone viral on TikTok showing a man opening a gift from his relative, which he says he hopes “isn’t coal”.

    But it was almost as bad, as instead of the gadget his nan had bought him a ‘PS5’ candle, which said: “Smells like you’re not getting one”.

    He captioned the clip, which has been viewed nearly three million times: “And the tradition of his Nanny being an a**hole continues…”

    While the gamer didn’t get what he wanted, the brilliant prank has gone down a storm online, with thousands of people branding the gift hilarious.

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    PLAYSTATION DEALS ON OFFER

    As Sony still struggles in keeping up with PS5 demand, more and more gamers are rushing to catch up with PS4 exclusives, now that the console is at its lowest price ever.

    Whether you are considering buying the console as a gift for someone who is into their video games, or are an avid gamer yourself, we have selected the best PlayStation 4 deals for you.

    There are several websites selling gaming consoles, and you can buy a PlayStation 4 virtually anywhere.

    However, there are some stores that often sell PlayStation 4 bundles at excellent prices.

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    DECEMBER'S PLAYSTATION PLUS FREEBIES STILL AVAILABLE

    PlayStation's Plus Freebies for the month of December are still available to claim until January 4.

    The four PS Plus games can be added to users accounts for another give days before January's are released.

    Three of the games, Just Cause 4, Rocket Arena and Worms Rumble, are for the PS4 while Bugsnax for the PS5 is still up for grabs.

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    PS5 LAUNCH DATE & COST

    The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

    That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

    UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

    The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

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    GET YOUR PS5 ENCASED IN REAL GOLD

    Caviar, a company that customises limited editions of tech items, has created the Golden Rock, a new extravagant case for your PS5.

    It uses 20kg of gold sheets to add volume and elaborate golden plating to cocoon new PS5 consoles.

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    PLENTY' OF STOCK COMING

    Twitter account PS5 Stock-Instant Updates has been tweeting about when gamers should be able to get their hands on the coveted console.

    According to the page which tracks when stores have the next-gen system in stock “most” retailers will be getting “a huge third shipment” in the first week on January.

    They wrote: “Plenty of PS5 drops will occur on the 7th and 12th. Don't buy stock from the scalpers, make sure they lose!

    “The next drop is huge, anyone who REALLY wants one will get it and demand is much lower as Christmas has passed and second hand market is emerging.

    “Most likely all the major retailers will drop by 12th again.”

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    ARGOS AND SMYTHS SAY 'NO STOCK' OF PS5

    Both Argos and Smyths have given an update on PS5 availability and it's not good news for Brits.

    They both took to their official websites to confirm the sorry state of affairs.

    Argos wrote: “We will not have any further stock for the rest of 2020,” while Smyths wrote that more stock is “expected” in 2021. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    PS5 VOTED BEST NEXT-GEN CONSOLE

    The Playstation 5 has been voted the best next-gen console.

    The PS5 emerged victorious in a Unilad poll with a big win, taking 70.1 per cent of the vote over the Xbox Series X.

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    PS5 WARNING

    Your PlayStation 5 now warns you if you're about to play the PS4 versions of your games.

    An update issued to Sony's next-gen consoles this week added the message, which pops up whenever you play cross-gen titles.

    Some games, such as Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, can run either the PS4 or PS5 version on the new machine.

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    CAPTAIN CRUNCH DESTROYS PS5 IN VIRAL YOUTUBE VIDEO

    YouTuber Captain Crunch Experiments recently posted a video that shows a PS5 being destroyed by an industrial shredder.

    The popular account regularly films expensive and sought after gadgets and tech shredded and destroyed.

    “In this video I'm shredding and destroying the all new Sony Playstation 5 , the ps5 controller , the power cables , books and also shredding the boxes it comes in. So you can see what's inside a PlayStation 5,” he wrote while sharing the video.

    Globally, its scarcity has been attributed to “scalper bot” software that resellers use to snatch up products online and relist them moments later at significant mark-ups on eBay and Amazon Marketplace, according to a Reuters report.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PLENTY' OF STOCK COMING

    Twitter account PS5 Stock-Instant Updates has been tweeting about when gamers should be able to get their hands on the coveted console.

    According to the page which tracks when stores have the next-gen system in stock “most” retailers will be getting “a huge third shipment” in the first week on January.

    They wrote: “Plenty of PS5 drops will occur on the 7th and 12th. Don't buy stock from the scalpers, make sure they lose!

    “The next drop is huge, anyone who REALLY wants one will get it and demand is much lower as Christmas has passed and second hand market is emerging.

    “Most likely all the major retailers will drop by 12th again.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    EXCLUSIVE FREE GAME FOR PS5

    Among the free games on offer with PlayStation Plus in January 2021 is an exclusive game for the PS5.

    Maneater from Tripwire Interactive is only be available to PS Plus subscribers on PS5. Next-gen benefits include 60fps performance and 4K display.

    Other free games in the line-up for next month is Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Greedfall.

  • Joseph Gamp

    NEW PS5 GAMES TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2021

    There are some big games in the pipeline for 2021 and here are some you should probably keep an eye on.

    • Hitman 3
    • Far Cry 6
    • Horizon Forbidden West
    • Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake
    • Resident Evil Village
    • Grand Turismo 7
    • Hogwarts Legacy
    • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

    EXCLUSIVE FREE GAME FOR PS5

    Among the free games on offer with PlayStation Plus in January 2021 is an exclusive game for the PS5.

    Maneater from Tripwire Interactive is only be available to PS Plus subscribers on PS5. Next-gen benefits include 60fps performance and 4K display.

    Other free games in the line-up for next month is Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Greedfall.

    NO PS5? THEN GRAB ONE OF THESE GREAT PS4 DEALS

    As Sony still struggles in keeping up with PS5 demand, more and more gamers are rushing to catch up with PS4 exclusives, now that the console is at its lowest price ever.

    There are several websites selling gaming consoles, and you can buy a PlayStation 4 virtually anywhere.

    However, there are some stores that often sell PlayStation 4 bundles at excellent prices.

    Moreover, if you're interested in buying second-hand gaming consoles, GAME.co.uk has pretty interesting deals.

    If you are looking at buying a new PlayStation 4, however, the sites below are your best shot:

    • Argos
    • Amazon
    • Currys PC World
    • eBay
    • GAME
    • Simplygames

    LATEST PS5 RESTOCK UPDATE

    Getting your hands on a PS5 console is no easy task and many people are still unable to get their hands on one.

    It looks like there will be some good news though with reports indicating supplies could be in stores later this month.

    Target – Target is currently out of stock but there may be some hope in the coming weeks. A December 31 tweet from the YtNextGenGaming account said: “A lot of target stores have been getting stock. From my sources there should be a drop in the next 2 weeks. Look for them to drop from Sunday's to Tuesday's.”

    Amazon – Amazon did have some PS5s in the early hours of January 1, but quickly sold out again, with the site saying, “We don't know when or if this item will be back in stock.”

    Ebay – Ebay is pretty much the only way to get a PS5 at the start of 2021. However, purchasing from Ebay comes with its own set of problems, with prices highly inflated and the chance of being scammed.

    SONY TO FINALLY RELEASE PS5 IN INDIA

    Sony has announced it will finally launch the PS5 in India next month.

    A release date has been set for February 2.

    Retailers selling the device, including Amazon, Flipkart and other partners, will start accepting pre-orders on January 12.

    When the next-gen console was put on the market for most countries Sony didn’t have a release date for India yet, because availability for each region is subject to “local import regulations”.

    GOLD-PLATED PS5 ON SALE FOR £1.2M

    Anyone who hasn’t managed to bag themselves a PS5 yet may want to consider splashing the cash on a gold-plated version – but it comes with an eye-watering price tag.

    Russian luxury brand Caviar is selling the next-gen console for a cool £1.2million ($1.7m).

    Dubbed The Golden Rock Caviar states that the console is assembled from eight sheets of solid gold, about 20 kilograms altogether.

    The Golden Rock moniker comes from Caviar's technique of crafting “unique geometry of the gold ore and the graceful, beautiful outlines of the rock.”

    • Joseph Gamp

      NEW PS5 GAMES TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2021

      There are some big games in the pipeline for 2021 and here are some you should probably keep an eye on.

      • Hitman 3
      • Far Cry 6
      • Horizon Forbidden West
      • Prince of Persia Sands of Time Remake
      • Resident Evil Village
      • Grand Turismo 7
      • Hogwarts Legacy
      • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

      SONY SAID TO BE OFFERING REFUNDS ON MANEATER FOR PS5

      Sony is reportedly offering refunds on Maneaster for PS5 after it was announced to be part of January's free games on Playstation Plus.

      A Reddit user BraeWhyit shared a message they had received on their console which states they will be getting their money back as PS Store credit and can keep the game in their PS5 library.

      BraeWhyit noted they're in the US, and that the money hasn't been returned just yet, but refunds do normally take a few days to process, according to PushSquare.

      PS5 LAUNCH DATE & COST

      The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

      That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

      UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

      The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

      CAPTAIN CRUNCH DESTROYS PS5 IN VIRAL YOUTUBE VIDEO

      YouTuber Captain Crunch Experiments recently posted a video that shows a PS5 being destroyed by an industrial shredder.

      The popular account regularly films expensive and sought after gadgets and tech shredded and destroyed.

      “In this video I'm shredding and destroying the all new Sony Playstation 5 , the ps5 controller , the power cables , books and also shredding the boxes it comes in. So you can see what's inside a PlayStation 5,” he wrote while sharing the video.

      Globally, its scarcity has been attributed to “scalper bot” software that resellers use to snatch up products online and relist them moments later at significant mark-ups on eBay and Amazon Marketplace, according to a Reuters report.

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