Two years since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand. 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 and potentially beyond, we've compiled a list of the top retailers to get the elusive console from as well as some handy tips to be aware of.
T3's PS5 restock tracker is regularly updated but there are also a few extra steps worth considering – most notably, making an account across retailers' online accounts to save time on checkout. It can help to keep the console in your wishlist basket too. Additionally, Amazon operates an invite-only system for those seeking a console in the UK and the US, saving a lot of hassle. Now onto the important bit: where to find a PS5 today.
Please note any stock availability is based on the time of writing. Consoles are still selling reasonably fast, so may not be available when you click through.
Where to buy PS5 in the UK
PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
The PlayStation Direct store is live with PS5 stock (as of December 19). You must have a PS account to make a purchase with either a standalone console or bundle with FIFA 23, God of War: Ragnarok or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 available.
Stock is now more readily available from Sony meaning that no exclusive queue access is required.
Very (opens in new tab)
Very has pre-orders for PS5 stock live (as of December 19) for its disc bundles. However, it does has the PS5 with God of War Ragnarok in stock. Deliveries will be made on December 23rd, 2022.
Studio (opens in new tab)
Online shopping store Studio has PS5 stock live (as of December 19). This includes a console bundle with FIFA 23, an additional DualSense controller, Call of Duty Modern Warfare II and Horizon Forbidden West. Deliveries will be made within 10 days of purchase.
EE Store (opens in new tab)
EE has PS5 stock live (as of December 19). It is made up of one PS5 bundle featuring a disc console, Dualsense controller and a copy of FIFA 23.
You need to be an account holder to access the purchase page and add it to your pay-as-you-go contract. Well worth considering if you are a customer already.
AO (opens in new tab)
AO has PS5 stock live (as of December 19). There's 3 bundles on offer, from the Just Dance 23, Fortnite: Minty Legends and Pulse 3D headset set, to the Gran Turismo 7 and FIFA 23 set.
GAME (opens in new tab)
GAME has PS5 stock live with plenty of disc bundles available. These come with either Horizon Forbidden West, FIFA 23, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, a controller case, an additional DualSense controller, Gran Turismo, a T-shirt or a PS5 charging station. Not the cheapest option out there, though.
Currys (opens in new tab)
Currys is now live with PS5 stock. Lots of bundles were available including Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, FIFA 23, Lego Star Wars, a wireless headset and/or an additional DualSense controller.
ShopTo (opens in new tab)
ShopTo has PS5 stock live now and is made up of console only (with £10 gift card), FIFA 23 or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 bundles, with either disc or digital consoles and/or additional DualSense controllers. Delivery is expected within five days of purchase.
Littlewoods (opens in new tab)
Littlewoods has pre-order PS5 stock available right now (as of December 19). It includes one or two game bundles, with a God of War Ragnarok and The Callisto Protocol bundle just added. Delivery is expected on December 23rd, 2022.
John Lewis (opens in new tab)
High street retailer John Lewis currently has PS5 stock (as of December 19). Bundles include a disc console, FIFA 23, an additional DualSense controller in black and a 12-month subscription to PS Plus.
Argos (opens in new tab)
Argos has PS5 stock (as of December 19), made up of several bundles. These are made up of disc and digital consoles alongside copies of FIFA 23 and Horizon Forbidden West. It also has a special offer on the PS5 Digital Console.
As usual, stock rolled out across different stores around the country with quantities differing per location.
Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon has PS5 stock available (as of December 19). Bundles are available to buy freely, while the console-only option is via an invite-only system .
BOX (opens in new tab)
Online tech store BOX has PS5 stock (as of December 19). It consists of several bundles with Horizon Forbidden West, Lego Star Wars, Gran Turismo 7, Saints Row, a H3 wireless headset, a T150 racing wheel or an additional Dualsense controllers.
BT Store (opens in new tab)
BT has PS5 stock available (as of December 19). Six bundles are up for purchase, including a PS5 disc and digital console with either Horizon Forbidden West, FIFA 23, an extra controller or a charging station.
Users are required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code before being taken through to an online queue to purchase.
Smyths Toys (opens in new tab)
Smyths Toys has PS5 stock (opens in new tab) available (as of December 19). There are multiple bundles up for grabs including FIFA 23 bundles, and God of War Ragnarok bundles. Stock quantity depends on location.
eBuyer (opens in new tab)
A new contender! Independent electronics retailer eBuyer has PS5 stock coming soon (as of December 19). There are no bundles listed or indication when stock will return.
ASDA (opens in new tab)
ASDA has PS5 stock live (as of December 19). PlayStation 5 disc bundles include FIFA 23 and God of War Ragnarok. It also has the digital edition as console-only.
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.