PS5 stock UK: New Argos, Amazon and GAME PlayStation 5 Restock Dates
The PS5 is the most anticipated games console of all time. The PS4's successor has been hotly anticipated ever since Sony first announced it in March, and with good reason.
It's a brand new generation of PlayStation that we have never seen before, which means it will be more powerful than anything else on the market by an order of magnitude.
So when will you be able to buy one?
The newest stock dates for Argos, Amazon, and GAME stores were revealed today with all three confirming they would get more units available this year. The first batch of shipments went into an online lottery system which closed so people who didn't manage to buy one had their chance taken away.
UPDATE: The next PS5 restock from Argos will happen between June 17, 2021, and June 24. This would come as a huge relief to fans who are currently waiting anxiously for Sony's iconic console after the disappointment of its predecessor.
It has been suggested that something could be revealed later today but it appears we won't find out until at least tomorrow morning; which is frustrating given how much time some have already invested in getting their hands on one.
Amazon might be dropping Playstation 5 stocks as early as next Thursday, with a rumored date range between June 16-18 according to rumors swirling around on social media and forums among other sources we cannot name for security reasons.
This would make them one of the earliest stores in Europe or North America (depending) who will get their hands on some items after exclusivity expires across all regions where Sony has signed agreements.
ARGOS: PS5 stock drop between June 15 and June 17
AMAZON UK: PS5 stock drop between June 15 and June 23.
GAME: PS5 restock and pre-orders going live between June 15 and June 23.
PlayStation 5 restocks are expected to kick off in the morning. Gamers will need to be ready from 8 am BST onwards, but they might have a few more hours than that before their PS5 becomes available again.
Some of these deals could happen this week or next week for those who don't want to wait too long.
Meanwhile, the PS5 Stock Alert UK Twitter account has published slightly different dates for upcoming restocks at of these retailers:
- Amazon UK: June 14-17
- Argos: June 15-16
- ASDA: June 15-17
- GAME: June 15-17
- ShopTo: June 14-18
- Smyths Toys: June 17-18
The earliest PS5 stock drop is expected to happen on June 14th, but this remains unlikely.
Based on these predictions, the earliest PS5 stock drop could happen on Monday, June 14, but this remains unlikely.
A disclaimer with this week’s predictions reads: “As usual, these dates are not guaranteed. They are only predictions which we base on three things; our own restock experience, previous restock patterns, and a bit of insider information.
“The two most likely retailers on this list we highly expect to drop are Argos and GAME.”
Here are a few examples of how to buy the PlayStation 5 from leading UK retailers:
AMAZON UK: Amazon UK runs better under high demands but still comes with a few kinks worth noting.
Setting up an account and adding console preferences before checking out is helpful.
More stock is expected before June 10.
ARGOS: The Argos website is known for crashing when demand is high. Stock trackers suggest using the mobile app instead and checking in with local stores regularly.
There is no anticipated stock restocks until later June.
GAME: One source for PS5 stock updates is GAME, a UK retailer that offers the most regular stock updates for console releases.
However, customers using Guest Checkout are less likely to experience a technical glitch than those who purchase as the guest with their main account.
A representative from the UK's GAME store has indicated that PS5 consoles will be restocked in the next 7 days.
The @PS5StockAlertUK account on Twitter periodically posts updates about PlayStation 5 stock. On Monday, it narrowed down when the new wave of PlayStation 5 stock might arrive in stores.
The PS5 stock tracker account tweeted: "Exclusive: GAME is on course to drop PlayStation 5 consoles this Thursday 17th June (9-11 am). There is currently no further information on the stock count. Both disc and digital editions will be available, with bundles having more availability."
The account later tweeted: "Please keep in mind that we have been informed things could change if GAME does not send out their current orders from last week on time, causing a delay like we've seen two weeks ago however, we believe they'll successfully send out existing orders and drop this Thursday."
So, if you want PS5 stock in the UK then be ready for new stocks on Thursday, June 17 between 9 am and 11 am.
This is great news for PlayStation 5 owners who've waited so long to get their hands on a console, with scalpers and bots continuing to take advantage of those looking for just one.
This new technology deployed by the GAME chain will hopefully prevent scalpers from swamping any upcoming restocks with PlayStation 5 pre-orders.
So, are you in the market for a new PS5?
Now that they're back in stock, have you managed to get your hands on one?