PS5 restock tracker: where to buy PS5

Beat the scalpers with the help of T3's PS5 stock tracker

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20 months since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand for the next-gen console. Whether that be scalpers at every turn, automated bots trying to swipe everything within seconds, manufacturing issues caused by the pandemic, or just the millions of other shoppers trying to get their hands on the games device – it's a minefield out there.

Fear not! We've scoured the web far and wide to save you the hassle. While the surge in sales for the PS5 is expected to continue well into 2022, we've compiled a list of the top retailers to find the elusive console from as well as some handy tips to be aware of to help get you to the checkout – and more importantly, receive that sweet, sweet confirmation message.

T3's PS5 stock tracker is regularly updated but there are also a few extra steps worth considering. We'd recommend bookmarking a number of stock trackers across social media (especially Twitter), checking in at any local retailers in case some have stock unexpectedly without warning, and making an account across said retailer's online accounts to save time on checkout. It can help to keep the console in your wishlist basket too. Now onto the important bit: where to find a PS5.

Please note any stock availability is based on the time of writing. Consoles are still selling reasonably fast (A couple of hours on average currently), so may not be available when you click through.

Where to buy PS5 in the UK

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Very (opens in new tab)
Very is now live with PS5 Stock (opens in new tab) (as of August 4th). Two bundles are up for grabs: one with a PS5 disc console and Horizon Forbidden West and another with an additional DualSense controller. Deliveries will be made by August 26th, 2022. 

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Studio (opens in new tab)
Online shopping store Studio is now live with  PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of August 4th). It has one disc bundle featuring Horizon Forbidden West and an additional Dualsense controller. Delivery is expected within 10 days. 

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Currys (opens in new tab)
Currys is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab)  (as of August 4th) with lots of standalone consoles and bundles up for sale. Whether it's Lego Star Wars, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, an additional DualSense controller or headset, there's plenty to choose from.

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EE Store (opens in new tab)
EE is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of August 4th) with a PS5 bundle featuring a disc console, Dualsense controller and Dual charge station. 

You need to be an account holder (opens in new tab) to access the purchase page and add it to your pay-as-you-go contract. Well worth considering if you are a customer already.  

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GAME has lPS5 stock (opens in new tab) live (as of August 4th). It consists of standalone consoles as well as bundles featuring Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, additional Dualsense controllers and cases. Not the cheapest option out there, mind. 

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Argos (opens in new tab)
Argos is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of August 4th). It's made up of bundles featuring Horizon Forbidden West, an additional Dualsense controller and headphones. As usual, stock is rolling out across different stores around the country with quantity differing per location.

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BT Store (opens in new tab)
BT is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of August 4th). Two bundles are available to purchase: one with a PS5 disc console featuring Horizon Forbidden West and another with the same items plus an extra DualSense controller. 

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AO was live previously with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on July 29th before selling out in a day or so. It was made up of various bundles, including Horizon Forbidden West and an additional DualSense controller. 

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Littlewoods (opens in new tab)
Littlewoods last had PS5 stock (opens in new tab), offering pre-orders on Sony's highly sought-after games console on July 28th. The options were a PS5 disc console with Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart or an additional Dualsense controller. Deliveries will be made on August 12th, 2022. 

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Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on July 25th last. The main offering was a PS5 disc console with Horizon Forbidden West included. It sold out within 24 hours. You needed to be an Amazon Prime member to secure a console. 

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Smyths Toys (opens in new tab)
Smyths Toys went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on July 15th last. There were various bundles up for sale, including a PS5 disc console and the choice of Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7. 

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ShopTo (opens in new tab)
ShopTo had PS5 stock (opens in new tab) up for sale on July 13th before selling out in under four hours. This included standalone consoles (disc and digital) as well as bundles with Horizon Forbidden West.  

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BOX (opens in new tab)
Online tech store BOX had a rare PS5 restock (opens in new tab) on July 13th. It consisted of disc and digital bundles with lots of add-ons, such as Horizon Forbidden West, Lego Star Wars, Sony headsets and additional Dualsense controllers.

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PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
PlayStation Direct is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of July 13th). You must have a PS account to make the purchase with standalone consoles or Horizon Forbidden West bundles up for sale. 

An exclusive queue (opens in new tab) for those selected has historically gone live earlier in the day before then opening up to the public shortly afterwards. 

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John Lewis (opens in new tab)
High street retailer John Lewis put PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on July 5th – the first time since May– before selling out throughout the day. The main offering was a  Horizon Forbidden West bundle with a disc console.

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eBuyer (opens in new tab)
A new contender! Independent electronics retailer eBuyer put PS5 stock (opens in new tab) live on May 16th with both disc and digital up for grabs. It sold out within a few hours. Possibly worth trying as not a common retailer for people to try. 

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ASDA (opens in new tab)
ASDA went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on April 26th and sold out throughout the day. The main offering was a PlayStation 5 disc bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7.

Where to buy PS5 accessories

Don't forget to check out our guide to the best TVs for PS5 too! With support for 4K 120Hz, VRR and ALLM – all the big next-features, basically. And with top picture quality too, of course.

Matthew Forde
Matthew Forde

Matthew is the Staff Writer for T3, covering news and keeping up with everything games, entertainment, and all manner of tech. You can find his work across numerous sites across the web, including TechRadar, IGN, Tom's Guide, Fandom, NME, and more. In his spare time, Matthew is an avid cinema-goer, keen runner and average golfer (at best). You can follow him @MattForde64