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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Users are required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code (opens in new tab) before being taken through to an online queue to purchase.
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.
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.
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.