PS5 consoles have sold out at major retailers across the UK following their release on Thursday.
Amazon, GAME, BT, Curry's, Argos, John Lewis, Very and Sony had all sold out with hours, with some assuring customers they will have stocks again soon.
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has proved the best-selling title since the first batch of games for the new platform were released last week.
Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Assassin's Creed Valhalla took second and third place respectively.
Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.
PS5 CONTROLLERS 'NOW SELLING OUT'
Controllers for the PS5 are now selling out in the UK, according to reports.
Stocks of the much-awaited console ran out within hours of its release last week.
Birmingham Live reports that only a handful of retailers still have controllers available.
It reports that Curry's PC World is still selling them, but that more than 7,000 people viewed the page yesterday and today.
AMAZON RELEASES BLACK FRIDAY PS PLUS DEAL
Amazon has announced its Black Friday deal for a PlayStation Plus subscription.
The membership gives users discounts at the PlayStation store and allows them to download 24 hand-picked for PS4 every year.
A subscription normally costs £6.99 a month, but Amazon is offering 12 months for £37.49.
ARGOS WEBSITE BACK UP AFTER CRASH
Argos's website is back up and running after crashing this morning.
Both the site and the store's mobile app went down at around 10am.
A message on a red background read: “Sorry about this. We're just fixing something, bear with us and we'll be back soon.”
The incident led some Playstation fans to speculate on social media that the store could be restocking the new console.
The PS5 has sold out at stores around the world following release dates in recent weeks.
'EVERYTHING IS SOLD', SAYS PLAYSTATION BOSS
All the current stock of the Playstation 5 has now been sold, the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment has said.
Speaking to state-owned Russian outlet TASS, Jim Ryan said: “Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold.
“I’ve spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product.
“And now in terms of my executive bandwidth I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand.”
He added that the current shortage had not been caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
TIME NAMES PS5 ONE OF 2020'S BEST INVENTIONS
Time magazine has named the PS5 as one of its 100 best inventions of this year.
The publication said that the console has combined “small advancements… to create a revolutionary experience”.
It added that the new controller is “full of haptic feedback sensors that add a new dimension to play”.
The rival Xbox Series S was also included on the list.
DESTINY 2: BEYOND LIGHT
Another one that came out on PS4 has received a beefed-up PS5 version at launch.
The Sci-Fi shooter incorporates role-playing and massively multiplayer online game (MMO) elements.
It's available to buy now
AMAZON UK CUSTOMERS RECEIVE BAGS OF RICE INSTEAD OF PS5
Customers who ordered the PS5 via Amazon UK have reported instead receiving bags of rice and other household good instead of the console.
The consoles appear to have been replaced and stolen before being delivered on Thursday and Friday of last week, the Metro reported.
Numerous customers also took to twitter to report receiving items including foot massagers, cat food, and George Foreman grills and ordering a PS5.
Amazon has said it is investigated the incidents and urged anyone affected to contact its customer services.
AMAZON STAFF BLAMED FOR MISSING CONSOLES
Amazon has launched an investigation after PS5s have gone missing.
Customers were furious after finding their consoles had been replaced by kitchen appliances or toys.
Many feared their new gadget had been stolen in transit with fingers pointing at Amazon staff.
“We're really sorry about that and are investigating exactly what's happened,” Amazon said.
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PS5s SELLING FOR OVER £1000 ON EBAY
PS5s continue to sell on bidding sites and market places such as Ebay for over triple the retail price of £449.99.
This comes as major retailers sell out on stock immediately after its release.
SONY UNDECIDED ON EXPANDING PS5 PLAYSTATION PLUS COLLECTION BEYOND LAUNCH
Sony says it hasnt decided whether to expand the PS5 Playstation Plus Collection beyond it's initial line up.
PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan told GQ Magazine the company is taking a wait and see approach.
“Well, we’re going to wait and see how the world receives the Plus Collection,” he said.
“You know, which games are played how much they’re played before we make any decisions about that.
“We think it’s potentially going to be a great user acquisition tool. Arguably if you never had a PS4 and you choose to buy a PS5 you basically get a PS4, right?”
WHICH AUDIO FORMATS WILL PS5 SUPPORT?
PS5 will support the following audio formats:
PS4 CONVERTER GLITCH
PS4 versions of Watch Dogs Legion and Assassin's Creed Valhalla should offer free upgrades on PS5 but many gamers have said the option to redeem these isn't showing up in store.
Ubisoft is investigating the issue which has been reported by dozens of people on twitter.
TIMELINE: HISTORY OF PLAYSTATION RELEASES
CONTROLLERS SELLING OUT
PS5 controllers have begun to sell out with just a few retailers selling them – including Curry's PC World with controllers in stock for £59.99.
Currys have had 7,000 page views in 24 hours as desperate gamers try to get their hands on the kit.
WHICH AUDIO FORMATS WILL PS5 SUPPORT?
PS5 will support the following audio formats:
PICTURED – MIC JAMES TAYLOR SELLS HIS PS5
Made in Chelsea's James Taylor sold his gifted PS5 for a £1200 profit, bragging about the swap on socials.
MADE IN CHELSEA STAR SLAMMED FOR SELLING PS5
James Taylor who stars in Made in Chelsea bragged that he sold a promotional PS5 for a £1,200 profit.
He claimed to thank 'PlayingStation' for gifting him the PS5 on Friday but on Saturday he claimed he'd sold it for a £1,200 profit because he “preferred his PS4”.
One user said: “It seems especially in poor taste given the current climate, where PS5 stock is flying out and where the majority of consumers have not and likely will not be able to get one before Christmas.”
Another added: ““It’s probably allowed? But it’s certainly disrespectful. I mean, sure they gave it to him as part of a marketing stunt, but he should at least learn to appreciate the privileges he has.”
HOW TO USE REMOTE PLAY
You can play your PS5 remotely on a PS4, Mac, PC, Android, iPad or iPhone using either a DuelShock4 or DualSense.
Follow these steps to connect a controller wirelessly.
1. Follow Setttings > System > Remote Play
2. Check 'Enable Remote Play'.
3. Download the PS Remote Play app for Android, iOS, Windows or Mac
4. Open the PS Remote Play app and sign in to the PlayStation Network
5. Select PS5 on the next screen.
6. If the PS Remote Play app doesn’t automatically find your PS5, select Link Device on your console, then enter the code provided into the Remote Play app.
VRR TO BE ADDED TO PS5
Sony has confirmed it'll add Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) – a key visual feature of Xbox Series X and S – to the PS5.
The feature is designed to reduce of eliminate frame tearing and judder in high-framerate games.
It'll be added via a future firmware update, Sony said in an updated system FAQ.
“After a future system software update, PS5 owners will be able to use the VRR feature of compatible TVs when playing games that support VRR,” it said. A modern television with HDMI 2.1 is required to use VRR.
SPIDER-MAN TOPS PS5 SALES CHART
Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales has been the PS5's best-selling game since its UK release, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Games for the PS5 have been available since last week, despite the console only being released this week.
The new spider-man game is available exclusively on PS5 and is viewed as a key launch title for the console.
In second and third place were Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Assassin's Creed Valhalla.
Demon's Souls was in fourth while Sackboy: A Big Adventure was in fifth.