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PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks ‘to hit UK and US this week’ – how to get one

GAMERS anxious to get their hands on a sold-out next-gen console won't have to wait long, if the latest rumours are to be believed.

Insiders claim that multiple retailers in both the US and UK are expecting restocks of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 in the coming days.

The high-powered machines, which cost up to £450/$500, launched in November but huge demand has left stock in short supply.

Restocks are often gobbled up within minutes, leading many frustrated customers to simply give up the chase.

According to one trusted leaker on Twitter, up to seven UK retailers are releasing a fresh batch of PlayStation 5s soon.

PS5UKStock, an account that has previously made accurate predictions about the arrival of console restocks, said the next drop arrives today.

"BT & EE drop tomorrow most likely," the anonymous tipster wrote on Wednesday.

They added that they expect six other retailers to restock soon.

"Still expecting a drop from Argos who have stock, Smyth's digital PS5s, Very, Hughes, Amazon, and Amazon Europe (we can import over) & JD Williams".

In the US, Gamestop has revealed that it will open up additional PS5 stock this week.

The retailer wrote on Twitter that a "limited number" of consoles, including the Xbox Series X, Xbox Series S and Nintendo Switch, will go on sale today.

Gamestop is keeping the specific time its stock will go live a secret. The company told customers to keep an eye on its Twitter account for updates.

The Sun has reached out to BT, Smyths Toys, Argos, Amazon UK and Gamestop for comment.

Sony reportedly flogged more than 3.4million PS5 units in the first four weeks of sales.

It marks the biggest PlayStation launch of all time.

Those who fail to get hold of a PS5 this month need not despair.

Sony is tipped to be mass-producing 18million consoles ready for stores later this year.

Microsoft, which launched the Xbox Series X and Series S in early November, is also reported to be ramping up production.

Gamers can expect available stock for each console to rise rapidly from around March or April, according to rumours.

Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.

PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – when did they launch and how much do they cost?

Microsoft launched the Xbox Series X and its smaller, cheaper sibling, the Series S, on November 10.

The release date covered the UK, US, Australia and a bunch of other countries worldwide.

The disc-free Series S costs £249/$299, while the Xbox Series X comes in at £449/$499.

So how does that compare to the new Xbox's biggest rival, the PlayStation 5?

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.

The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

They're up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.

All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.

The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.

Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to this year.

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In other news, The Sun's favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

Grab a VR headset and you'll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.

And Dell's Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.

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