Sony Opens Up Registrations For People Hoping To Buy A PS5
Asda restocked the PS5 this morning, offering the disc version for home delivery at £449.99. All stock was sold out in minutes, but we are expecting further restocks today from John Lewis.
The PS5 launched almost a whole year ago, in November 2020, but supply problems and a global semiconductor shortage have caused the production of Sony’s new game console to slow substantially. New stock is still quite difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.
September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restocks, but was still much better than June and July. Although not a patch on the sunlit uplands of August, we still saw some consistent drops last month at Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Game. We had 10 drops to end the month of September. The question now is, how is October going? The news hasn’t looked great so far. This month, we’ve only seen online restocks from AO.com, BT, and ShopTo, with Game joining the gang on Tuesday last week, plus an in-store drop at Smyths Toys.
But don’t lose hope. If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
John Lewis also had stock early this morning
We’re also seeing claims that John Lewis & Partners had PS5 stock early this morning, at around 7am, but the consoles disappeared soon after. Were you able to get one from JLP this morning? Fear not if you didn’t, as we’re hopeful for some more substantial restocks later this week, including from Argos and Very.
Good morning, PS5 hunters!
Welcome back to another day of hunting down the illusive PS5 game console. If you were up particularly early then you might have seen the 7am drop by Studio, which included the PS5 disc edition, digital edition, and console bundles.
Reports on Twitter claimed the consoles disappeared in just 30 seconds, so don’t feel too bad if you missed out this time. As ever, we’re hopeful for some more substantial PS5 restocks through the rest of the week.
Keep it tuned to this live blog, where the IndyBest team will be on hand to help you find PS5 stock the moment it arrives.
Goodbye from the PS5 stock trackers’ team
Managed to secure a PS5? We have only seen one restock from Asda today, and we really hope you managed to be one of the lucky ones to get your hands on a shiny new PS5. When you get your console, you might be interested in Sony’s PS5 beta scheme.
The week has just started, and we are feeling optimistic. Particularly, we are expecting a PS5 drop from Very between today and tomorrow, and one from John Lewis by Wednesday.
Argos also seems to be restocking some consoles at the moment, with a predicted drop possibly happening on Wednesday.
We hope you had fun today, following the latest PS5 news. Join us again tomorrow for more.
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Black Friday 2021 tech deals
Not many PS5 drops today, so let’s have a look at some tech deals worth checking out.
Black Friday is fast approaching, and we have already compiled a handy list of the best tech deals that we suspect might be available on the day.
These include games consoles and toys, as well as phones, tablets, smart home gadgets and electrical appliances.
From Apple and Samsung, to Dyson and Amazon Echo’s, these are the tech deals you can expect to see this Black Friday
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Can you get a VPN on the PS5?
Unfortunately, Sony doesn’t allow any VPN apps like NordVPN or ExpressVPN to be downloaded from the PlayStation Store, or installed on the console in any other way, really.
However, there’s still a way to use a VPN on the PS5 if you need to stream geo-restricted content.
In order to do so, we recommend you get a VPN with the Smart DNS feature. It’s a service provided by a number of VPN firms, including NordVPN, which allows you to spoof your location on devices that don’t have VPN support.
In other words, you can set up you preferred location for connection on individual devices from a central desktop or mobile app.
You can read more about it in our round-up of the best VPNs.
Are you on the hunt for an Xbox series X as well?
The Xbox series X is even harder to find that the PS5
While we wait for more PS5 stock to drop, you should know we also have a liveblog to track restocks of Microsoft’s latest console.
Generally speaking, the Xbox series X has been harder to get than the PS5, with fewer restocks in the UK in the last few months.
The less powerful Xbox series S, on the other hand, is widely available from a number of retailers, including Amazon, Currys, and Argos.
The best TVs for gaming on PS5
To get the most out of the PS5, you’ll need a 4K television.
If your TV only goes up to 1080p, you won’t be getting the most out of your new PS5, and it’s not just about resolution.
In fact, the PS5 supports HDMI 2.1, which comes with dynamic HDR, enhanced audio return channel (eARC), and two gaming-focused features: auto low-latency mode (ALLM) and variable refresh rate (VRR) respectively.
To help you upgrade your set without breaking the bank, we’ve pulled together a list of the best 4K TV deals for entertainment, movies and gaming.
Whether it’s 32 inch, 40 inch or 50 inch, we’ve found the best 4K TVs from Samsung, Song, LG, Panasonic and more
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