UPDATE 5: Looks like the GAME delay is official, as the PS5 restock is pushed back until March 3.
The delay is reportedly due to staff shortages within warehouses, leading to longer wait times to ship orders.
“Unfortunately GAME stock is delayed as they still haven’t finished shipping out last weeks orders due to staff shortages in warehouses,” reads a PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates tweet.
“GAME (9-12am) should likely be tomorrow but could be anytime this week. Very also due to drop this week.”
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UPDATE 4: Despite rumours of a 9.45am GMT restock, there’s still no sign of PlayStation 5 stock at GAME.
It’s been a busy morning for PS5 customers, following stock drops at the likes of Amazon and Argos.
If the GAME restock doesn’t happen by 2pm GMT, then it’s possible we’ll be waiting until March 3 at the earliest for new stock.
That’s according to the PS5 Stock UK account, which claims stock will be available on Wednesday instead of Tuesday.
“Also I think GAME’s PS5 pre-orders drop will take place Wednesday 03/03 rather than Tuesday 02/03. I’ll let you guys know once I find out a properly confirmed date. Enjoy your evening!”
UPDATE 3: Amazon is the latest retailer to restock the PS5 in the UK, as fans wait for the big GAME drop.
The console is constantly in and out of stock, so keep refreshing the page to ensure you get one.
If you still struggling to get a console, one stock checker account recommends adding the PS5 to your wishlist and then checkout.
“You need to add it to wishlist then checkout, its still working some disc PS5s still in stock due to glitch.”
UPDATE 2: GAME is about to go live with its first major PS5 stock drop of the day.
The PlayStation 5 should be available from GAME between 9am GMT and 12pm GMT in the UK.
To ensure you don’t miss the GAME restock, hit play on the YouTube video embed below. The video will make a noise the moment the console is back in stock.
UPDATE: PS5 stock is currently available from Argos, but only on a regional basis.
Argos customers can potentially purchase a PS5 by logging into the website and setting delivery location for their local area.
There’s no guarantee that your region will have stock, but the retailer is expected to continue making units available throughout the day.
Click the links to buy the PS5 from VERY, GAME, Argos, Simply Games, Currys, ShopTo, AO, John Lewis, Smyths and Amazon.
ORIGINAL: March is shaping up to be a huge month for PS5 restocks in the UK, and it all begins at GAME.
The PS5 is tipped to be back in stock at GAME, Amazon, Argos, Currys and Very within the first week of March.
With such a huge week of restocks ahead, Express Online will be posting live PS5 stock alerts for interested customers.
We’ll keep this article updated with all the latest rumours, reports and live stock alerts as they come in, so keep checking back for more information.
If you really want to grab a PS5 in the next wave of restocks, then you should head to GAME, where the PlayStation 5 will reportedly be back in stock between 9am GMT and 12pm GMT on the morning of March 2.
“GAME release between 9 and 12 Tomorrow – Guest checkout with autofill saves 2nd queue,” reads a PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates tweet. “Currys and Argos this week- add wishlist using app in prep for drop.”
Meanwhile, a separate PS5 Stock checker site believes that the GAME restock will take place at 9.45am GMT. The link below will take you to the GAME website, while the YouTube video embed will make a loud noise the second stock is available.
In addition to bots and scalpers, another reason why the console is so hard to come by is a lack of components.
Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki recently said that the manufacturing of PS5 consoles has taken a hit in the last few months. This is due to a lack of semiconductors and other components.
“It is difficult for us to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors and other components,” Sony CFO Hiroki Totoki explained.
“We have not been able to fully meet the high level of demand from customers [but] we continue to do everything in our power to ship as many units as possible to customers who are waiting for a PS5.”
Fingers crossed Sony rectifies the problem sooner rather than later, especially with some of the games expected to drop later in 2021.