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Looking for Sony’s next-gen console? Here’s where to buy it

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July 5 update: PS5 bundles in stock at John Lewis and partners, Basethe BT Shop, curries and EE for existing EE customers. The standalone console is in stock at Very. PS5 could restock at Game this week. Read on for more information.

Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been very difficult to obtain. Supply chain issues resulting from the global pandemic have all but halted production of Sony’s latest games console.

Fortunately, things have improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout May and June, with Game and the BT Store, as well as several independent retailers like The Game Collection leading the way. We expect this flurry of console restocks to continue throughout the summer. With Amazon Prime Day on the horizon, we’re also paying close attention to the tech giant’s website this week.

Although restocks are becoming more regular, buying a console on its own is still more difficult than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re looking for a bundle or the standalone PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital Edition consoles.

Are you still looking for the elusive PlayStation 5? Our aim is to guarantee you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with details on the best games and accessories to grab with your new console, as well as the latest game reviews.

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Very drops standalone PS5 console

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As we mentioned earlier, buying the console as a standalone unit is no easy feat. But, Very seems to have answered our prayers and restocked the PS5 on its own. This means Very is currently the cheapest retailer to buy Sony’s next-gen device. We expect an instant sale here. Go on! Go on! Go on!

Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 10:30 am


PS5 in stock at John Lewis & Partners

We are in shock. John Lewis & Partners has not restocked since May 27. And now there are two bundles in stock right now. You can currently buy the PlayStation 5 console with Gran Turismo 7 and an additional dualsense controller (£579.99, Johnlewis.com).

Or alternatively, go for the slightly larger bundle, which includes the console, Forbidden Horizon West, Gran Turismo 7and an additional controller for £629.99 (Johnlewis.com).

Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 10:13 a.m.


“Horizon Forbidden West” PS5 bundle in stock at Currys


This is not a drill, the PS5 is currently in stock at Currys PC World. You can choose the console in a bundle, which includes a 1TB SSD to improve storage performance, Forbidden Horizon Westwhich our game writer Jasper Pickering called “the best-looking PS5 game yet” and Gran Turismo 7 which was noted in our review to be an “unbeatable racing experience”.

Overall, this bundle is quite impressive. We therefore recommend that you recover it as soon as possible.

Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 9:45 a.m.


PS5 price


How much does the PS5 cost? Well, it depends on which one you are looking for. If you want to get your hands on the disc edition, the standalone console will set you back £449.99. As for the PS5 Digital Edition, it’s cheaper at £349.99. However, as it stands, there are no standalone consoles in stock, with all restocks currently only bundled. If you’re looking to just get the PS5 alone, we’re here to help and will keep looking for one for you.

Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 9:15 a.m.


Hello from your PS5 stock checker

Hello and welcome to another day of PS5 stock checking. That’s good news if you’re looking for the next-gen console, as it’s currently in stock at various retailers. The cheapest price we’ve seen so far this morning is from BT Shop, where you can buy the console with an additional controller for £508.98 (Bt.com).

Throughout the day we will keep you up to date with the latest news and information, enjoy!

Eva Waite-TaylorJuly 5, 2022 8:54 a.m.


PS5 tracker, signing

That’s all for us today! We’ve seen bundles available at Very, Base, BT Shop, Currys and EE with more stock expected to arrive later this week.

We’ll be keeping a close eye on all retailers to make sure you can get your hands on the cheapest PS5 bundle. Currently, you can purchase Very’s best deal with their Forbidden Horizon West bundle for a total of £499.99. We’ll be back with the blog tomorrow morning, see you soon!

Pickering JasperJuly 4, 2022 5:28 p.m.


PS5 bundle available from Base

This Base Pack is packed with accessories and a total saving of over £44, but it doesn’t come cheap.

Included in the bundle is a PS5 standard edition, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, an additional dualsense controller, 3D pulse headphones in black and a charging stand for a total of £720.24.


Pickering JasperJuly 4, 2022 4:27 p.m.


What games are coming to PS5 in 2022?

Summer is always a busy time for game announcements, as we start to see release dates appear later in the year. Some of the big Summer Games Fest announcements include Resident Evil 4 and Street Fighter 6.

There’s a lot of ground to cover in the coming months, so luckily we’ve compiled a list of all the games we’re looking forward to playing this year. Read our full guide to all the upcoming PS5 titles for 2022.

Pickering JasperJuly 4, 2022 3:28 p.m.


Can you expand PS5 storage?

The PS5 Standard Edition comes with 825GB of usable storage to download all the latest games, but as you may know, they can pack a bit of heft. For instance, Gran Turismo 7 on the PS5 (£58.95, Amazon.co.uk) has a file size of over 89GB, more than a tenth of the console’s capacity.

Luckily, there’s an easy way to expand your total storage, simply by removing the PS5’s lid and installing an internal SSD. Currently there’s one available on Amazon over 52% off (£124.98, Amazon.co.uk) that adds an extra 1TB of space to your console and it’s one of our accessories favorites for the PS5.


Pickering JasperJuly 4, 2022 2:32 p.m.


Can you get a PS5 on Amazon Prime Day?

Amazon Prime Day kicks off July 12 and 13 with its usual two-day shopping bargain next week. As always, there will be plenty of big ticket items on offer, so if you’re looking to pick up new games on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch, but are we likely to see any PS5 consoles available as part of the event?

The first Prime Day deals kicked off on June 21, which also happened to be the same day as Amazon’s latest PS5 release. While it might have been a coincidence, we expect Amazon to make at least one drop every month, so maybe we’ll see other consoles arrive for the event?

While it’s a hopeful thought, we’ve already seen plenty of great deals on other PS5 games and accessories, such as pre-orders for the upcoming horror title. The Callisto Protocol for £45.95 (Amazon.co.uk), the cheapest we’ve managed to find the game so far. Find out more about the best Amazon Prime Day game deals early next week.

Pickering JasperJuly 4, 2022 1:28 p.m.