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PS5 UK latest updates LIVE – Latest stock at Amazon, Game and Argos as Currys rumoured to drop console batch on MONDAY

PLAYSTATION fans have predicted new stock will land at Curry's on March 1, as the new month is expected to bring a series of restocks.

The store is one of very few major UK retailers who didn't restock in February, which has convinced multiple Twitter stock trackers that the next month could bring a Currys console drop.

Playstation CEO Jim Ryan reassured fans that Sony are "working as hard as they possibly can" to get more stock and blamed a global shortage in semiconductors for a slow rollout that has caused prolonged misery around the world.

"I know there were people who wanted a PS5 and couldn’t find one. We’re very sorry about that and obviously grateful that demand has been as strong as it is," he said.

"Obviously in a pandemic supply chains become a little more complicated than would normally be the case... We had to move to a distribution model that is entirely online and that’s something that we never had to do before.

"And, finally, just the level of demand for PlayStation 5. So, you know, all of those things kind of combined," he added explaining the shortage.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours...

  • HUGE SONY SALE SLASHES PRICES OF PS4 AND PS5 GAMES

    Sony has a huge PlayStation sale on that could you you save £££s off top games.

    You’ll be able to scoop up some heavily discounted PS5 and PS4 games for a limited time.

    Some games are discounted up to 75%, which is fairly generous.

    It’s part of the new PlayStation Indies sale.

    This discounts games created by independent studios, giving the limelight to fantastic games often built by very small teams.

  • PLAYSTATION BOSS SAYS COMPANY IS ‘VERY SORRY’ ABOUT LACK OF NEW STOCK

    Jim Ryan, CEO at playstation, recently addressed the lack of stock available for their new console – and apologise to disappointed gamers around the world.

    He told GQ: “All I can say is we’re working as hard as we possibly can.

    “You may have read that we sold 4.5 million PS5s at the end of December – that’s more than we did PS4s in 2013 and that was the high watermark for the PlayStation generation.

    “So, with everything in the world throughout last year, we feel like that was fairly decent.

    “I know there were people who wanted a PS5 and couldn’t find one. We’re very sorry about that and obviously grateful that demand has been as strong as it is.”

  • JOE BIDEN ORDERS INVESTIGATION INTO SEMICONDUCTOR SHORTAGE HITTING CONSOLE PRODUCTION

    US President Joe Biden has ordered an investigation into the supply chains of Critical and essential goods such as semi-conductors – which are needed for manufacturing consoles.

    The executive order, signed by the president on Wednesday, launches a 100-day review to address vulnerabilities in the supply chains of four key products.

    The four categories include pharmaceuticals, critical minerals, semiconductors, and large capacity batteries such as those used in electric vehicles.

    The share of global semiconductor manufacturing capacity in the US has fallen from 37 percent in 1990 to 12 percent today, according to the Semiconductor Industry Association.

    The organisation, which recently called on the Biden administration to offer “substantial funding for incentives for semiconductor manufacturing”, welcomed the signing of the executive order on Wednesday.

  • GRAN TURISMO 7 DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR DUE TO ‘COVID CHALLENGES’

    CAR racing video game Gran Turismo 7 will now be delayed until 2022.

    Sony has revealed that the highly anticipated game won’t be released until next year due to Covid-19 issues.

    Read more here.

  • WHAT GAMES ARE AVAILABLE AT SONY’S PLAYSTATION INDIES SALE?

    Smash-hit game Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is one of the blockbuster games avilable at a cut price.

    Multiplayer favourite Royale is down from £15.99 to £11.99, making it a serious steal.

    Epic VR hit Job Simulator is down from £15.99 to £10.39, but you’ll need PlayStation VR to enjoy it – while Lorry fans can bag a 30% saving on Truck Driver, taking the price down to just £24.49.

    Whimsical cartoon title SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom Rehydrated is down from £25 to £16.24.

    And if you want to scrub up on your car knowledge, you can get a whopping 45% discount on Car Mechanic Simulator.

  • HOW MUCH IS A PLAYSTATION PLUS MEMBERSHIP?

    Membership prices vary depending upon the period of use.

    One months membership costs £6.99.

    Three months membership will set you back £19.99.

    A twelve month membership plan costs £49.99.

  • SONY ANNOUNCES 2ND VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET

    Sony has revealed that its new next-generation Virtual Reality headset is coming soon, with major advancements.

    The PSVR 2 will bring “dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity” in relation to its predecessor, the hugely successful PlayStation VR.

    According to a new press release, gamers will feel more immersed with the new headset thanks to its enhanced resolution and greater field of view.

    It also includes better tracking and input and can be connected to the PS5 via a single cord, simplifying the setup process.

  • NO CURRY’S DROP CONFUSES FANS

    Fans were left confused after receiving an automated alert to join a queueing system to purchase a PlayStation 5.

    But it appears the retailer was just updating their website and product API.

    @PS5StockAlertUK said, “It’s unclear why Curry’s have done this, but I imagine they’re testing the system. To repeat: There is no drop, we apologise.”

  • PETITION TO OUTLAW SCALPING NEARS 17,000 SIGNATURES

    A petition calling for the Government to crackdown on scalpers has hit 14,127 signatures and counting.

    The petition has smashed an initial target of 10,000 – the amount required to gain an official response to the petition. If it reaches 100,000 by its deadline date of June 10, the Government will consider it for debate in Parliament.

    Blurb on the petition page reads: This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology.

    “The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles.

    “Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of listings appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these.”

  • NEW CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE AND BLACK OPS COLD WAR UPDATES NOW LIVE

    Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s Season 2 update is now live, adding new locations to the battle royal game and more.

    Activision claims that Season 2 adds “incredible amounts of free content” to the shooters, including a new event, four new Operators, six new weapons, new points of interest and more.

    In Warzone, the Verdansk map has been updated with a shipwreck, missile silos, mysterious Black Ops zombie terminals and a new dock at the dam.

    2 Battle Pass earlier this week. Featuring 100 tiers of unlockable content, the Battle Pass includes two free weapons, new operator Naga and 20 weapon blueprints.

  • DEMAND FOR PS5 REMAINS HIGH

    Resellers were peddling the console for thousands of pounds in the days after launch.

    And even months later, the PS5 is still in such high demand that people are selling the console for £1,000 on eBay.

  • GRAN TURISMO 7 DELAYED FOR ONE YEAR DUE TO ‘COVID CHALLENGES’

    CAR racing video game Gran Turismo 7 will now be delayed until 2022.

    Sony has revealed that the highly anticipated game won’t be released until next year due to Covid-19 issues.

    Read more here.

  • MORE GAMES TO BE RELEASED

  • STOCK EXPERT CREATES APP TO NOTIFY OF PS5 DROPS

    Stock experts are really going above and beyond to help customers secure a PlayStation 5 console – with one even creating their own app to provide restock alerts.

    The PS5 Stock+ Alert‪s‬ app has been produced by Twitter user @stockbacklive, to streamline the supply of information.

    It currently operates in 11 countries, hoping to expand to more, and uses a Ai algorithm to scan the market.

    It provides custom notifications and prompts to users when retailers restock.

  • SCALPERS SELLING PS5 CONSOLES FOR £8,000 ON EBAY

    Some eBay sellers are flogging PS5 consoles for well over the retail price.

    One seller has one listed for £8,000 – more than 16 times the retail price.

    Scalpers buy highly coveted items – like PS5s – in order to sell them on for a large profit.

  • FORTHCOMING GAMES DUE OUT IN APRIL

  • PLAYSTATION BOSS SAYS COMPANY IS ‘VERY SORRY’ ABOUT LACK OF NEW STOCK

    Jim Ryan, CEO at playstation, recently addressed the lack of stock available for their new console – and apologise to disappointed gamers around the world.

    He told GQ: “All I can say is we’re working as hard as we possibly can.

    “You may have read that we sold 4.5 million PS5s at the end of December – that’s more than we did PS4s in 2013 and that was the high watermark for the PlayStation generation.

    “So, with everything in the world throughout last year, we feel like that was fairly decent.

    “I know there were people who wanted a PS5 and couldn’t find one. We’re very sorry about that and obviously grateful that demand has been as strong as it is.”

  • MARCH TIPPED TO BE BIGGEST MONTH YET FOR PS5 RESTOCKS

    According to another tipster on Twitter Curry’s drop is imminent, most likely weekday mornings between 6-9am.

    Meanwhile Argos are building up stock for another drop in 1-2 weeks.

    Next month is expected to be the biggest yet for restocks.

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