PS5 stock live: Argos, Currys and other retailers are restocking the console – how to get yours



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The PS5 just got a price hike but can you still save money on a bundle?

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Since its launch in November 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been notoriously difficult to obtain, as pandemic-related supply chain issues have slowed production. Fortunately, the situation has improved, with PS5 bundles now readily available. Just yesterday, PlayStation announced that the PS5 would be getting a price hike to offset rising manufacturing costs.

Luckily, we still managed to spot a few packs available at the same price before the increase was announced. Today, PS5 bundles are available at AO, Argos, Currys, EE, ShopTo, Studio, Base, Scan, Box, and select Smyths Toys branches. Stock is low at Game, while PS5 Digital Edition packs are in stock at BT Shop for BT Broadband customers, as well as The Game Collection.

Because retailers prefer to sell more expensive bundles, standalone consoles are rare and sell out quickly. While the standard PS5 edition is easy to nab, the cheaper digital edition is a little harder to get your hands on.

Still looking for a PlayStation 5? Bookmark this live blog and watch for our real-time restock alerts. We’ll help you find a PS5 – whether as part of a bundle or on its own – and share the latest information on the best games and accessories to buy, plus the latest game reviews.

Read more:

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PS5 tracker, signing

That’s it for us this week! We didn’t see any new drops today, but there are still plenty left at most major retailers.

We are still seeing stock available at the following stores:

We’ll be back next week for all the latest updates, see you soon!

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What PS5 games are coming in September?

September should be a busy month for new game releases on PS5. Fans can expect The The Last of Us Part I remake as well as the last (and last) episode of Fifa.

But what other titles can we expect to see? We’ve collected a few of them below:

  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R, September 2 (£42.95, Thegamecollection.net)
  • The last of us part I, September 2 (£64.99, Very.co.uk)
  • Steelrise, September 8 (£49.99, Game.co.uk)
  • NBA 2K23, September 9 (£69.99, Playstation.com)
  • FIFA 23, September 30 (£64.99, Game.co.uk)

Read our full list of upcoming PS5 games to find out more.

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Pack “F1 22” available at Box

If you’re a Formula 1 fan then there’s a perfect pack available from Box.

Priced at £699.99, it includes the Disc Edit Console, F1 22 and the Thrustmaster T150 steering wheel and pedals for a more realistic racing experience.

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Free Amazon Prime Gaming Titles for September

Did you know you can get free games with your Amazon Prime subscription?

Along with other services, such as Prime Video and Prime Reading, Prime Gaming is an often overlooked category that offers existing subscribers a few free games each month, as well as exclusive in-game items for titles such as Fifa and Apex Legends.

In September, Amazon offers eight games, including Assassin’s Creed Origins, Football Manager 2022 and Shadow of Mordor, to name a few. For more, read our full Prime Gaming guide for more details.

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‘Hogwarts Legacy’ pre-orders are now live

If you’re hoping to get a copy of Hogwarts Legacy ahead of its February 2023 release date, pre-orders are now live, with various packs available for Harry Potter Fans.

The top-tier “collector’s edition” includes a number of goodies, such as a dark arts garrison hat, as well as an antique life-size floating wand with a book base, steel case and robe of in-game kelpie. It does come at a hefty price tag though – £279.99 (Game.co.uk).

If you want to know what pre-order deals are available, read our full guide to learn more.

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PS5 two-way edge controller

Sony has announced its first high performance and highly customizable game controller called the dualsense edge.

Designed specifically for PlayStation 5, the dualsense edge is similar in philosophy to the elite gamepad Xbox owners are already familiar with.

Revealed by Sony at this year’s Gamescom, the gamepad features a range of hardware and software customization options to personalize the gaming experience. This includes triggers and sticks with adjustable sensitivity and dead zones, interchangeable stick caps and the ability to remap or disable buttons.

Read our full guide to the PS5’s upcoming dualsense edge controller

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Morning PS5 trackers

Good morning! We’re here to wrap up the week with all the places you can currently buy a new console.

Currently stock is available at AO, Argos, Currys, EE, ShopTo, Studio, Base, Scan, Box and select Smyths Toys branches. Stock is low at Game, while PS5 Digital Edition packs are in stock at BT Shop for BT Broadband customers, as well as The Game Collection.

We’ll let you know when we start seeing more consoles, bundles, and more, as well as the recently announced price increase. Stay connected for more news.

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BT customers have exclusive access to this digital edition pack

The cheaper PS5 Digital Edition has been hard to come by for months now, but BT is helping customers get one. The company is currently offering a digital edition bundle that includes the console, a second Dualsense controller, and Forbidden Horizon West for £459.99.

BT customers simply log into their account, where an access code will be waiting for them. After showing it on the BT store website, they can purchase the console.

BT also has a PS5 disc edition pack in stock with Forbidden Horizon West for £499.99.

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What is the difference between the two PS5 models?

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Sony is selling two versions of the PS5. These are known as Disc Edition and Digital Edition. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive. This means that games can only be played by downloading them, and there’s obviously no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.

The digital edition is also cheaper, with an original RRP of £359.99, compared to £449.99 for the disc edition. However, on August 25, Sony announced that it would increase the RRP of both consoles with immediate effect, to £389.99 and £479.99, respectively.

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