After another week in which thousands of PlayStation 5 consoles were dropped then disappeared in an instant, many fans will again be wondering when they'll next have a chance.

GAME and ShopTo both released new batches of the PS5 in recent days, leading to huge online queues and crashed websites as fans attempted to order theirs.

Restocks are predicted for a number of retailers next week, as Sony is reportedly preparing its biggest restock yet.

Twitter tipster PS5StockAlertUK, has told fans that a new supply of more than 10,000 consoles is due on GAME next Tuesday.

The account tweeted on Friday: "Confirmed PS5 stock drop by GAME with pre-orders next Tuesday (02/03). Expected stock size is around 10K-15K again. The last guaranteed dispatch (release date) is 16/03."

The message has come a day after they suggested that restocks are also expected at the likes of Argos and Curry's.

"I believe GAME will keep cancelled orders for their drop in March. Argos and Curry’s are also building stock so expect big drops from these three in the next week or so. Our usuals, Amazon and Very would be restocking next week onward too." they tweeted on Thursday.

The clamour for consoles led to more than 30,000 people descending on Curry's website on Thursday evening when they mistakenly thought the retailer was releasing a new batch.

Curry's bosses had to tell queuing customers to calm down, saying: "We are experiencing higher traffic than usual. We are not selling PS5s or Xbox's today"

PS5 shortage woes

Earlier this week PlayStation's CEO Jim Ryan warned fans that PS5 stock problems may continue throughout 2021 due to a semiconductor shortage.

He told the FT continuing supply limitations are expected to “ease incrementally throughout 2021” but could not guarantee there would be enough to meet demand by the next holiday sales season.

"It will get better every month throughout 2021," he said.

"The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather throughout the course of the year, so by the time we get to the second half of [2021], you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed."

In an interview with British GQ, Mr Ryan highlighted the semiconductor shortage as the main reason for supplies being unable to meet demand.

"Obviously in a pandemic supply chains become a little more complicated than would normally be the case," he said.

"You know, one very visible example is the difficulties in the semiconductor market. You know, whether it’s automobiles, smartphones, PCs or games consoles, the problems in all those areas are very widely documented.