PS5 restock LIVE – Huge UK stock update with Smyths 'dropping TOMORROW' and Playstations at Very and Game next week

THERE have been some major UK PS5 stock rumours – with fans excited at the prospect of FINALLY getting their hands of a console.

Stock trackers across the country are united in their view that Smyths will be releasing a batch on Playstations either tomorrow or Friday in what amounts to gamers' next hope of bagging a consoles.

After that the rumours are all about Very and GAME, both of whom are tipped for a restock next week – although, as always, nothing is guaranteed.

The restock news comes as Curry's made a dramatic change to way customers can buy PS5s, introducing a new "raffle" system.

The tech retailer is planning to scrap the queue system it and many other websites have previously used as it "unfairly" rewards those with stronger interview connections and with time to sit online.

Now Curry's is allowing customers to register for a "priority pass" which enters them into a raffle which in turn gives them a special code that's valid for 72 hours and allows them to make a PS5 purchase.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours…

  • Alice Peacock

    AMAZON RESTOCK ON THURSDAY: RUMOURS

    Hopeful PS5 buyers have been refreshing their Amazon wishlists since Monday morning after a number of PS5 stock tracking accounts pegged the site for a restock.

    But it seems the stock drop is now more likely to happen near the tail end of this week.

    YouTuber Jake Randall posted on Twitter today, saying his sources had tipped him off with the latest update.

    Amazon would be dropping a 46,000 PS5 units on Thursday, he said.

  • Alice Peacock

    SONY DIRECTLY INVITING PEOPLE TO BUY CONSOLES

    Sony is reportedly inviting customers directly to buy the coveted PS5 consoles.

    It appears that Sony is gradually managing to fix its PS5 stock problems, with restocks seemingly coming quicker and with more units, Gaming Intel reported.

    And the word is, Sony is directly inviting would-be buyers to attend their restock with a series of emails.

    Users are being sent personalised URLs that they can use to buy a PS5.

    This would allow hopeful buyers to secure a console, without worrying about scalpers or stock running out too quickly.

  • Alice Peacock

    STOCK DROPS ANTICIPATED FROM SMYTHS, VERY, GAME AND CURRY'S

    Twitter tipsters say several stock drops may be on the cards for the coming week.

    More on this, below:

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    RETURNAL TRAILER LIVE

    Returnal is coming for the PS5 next month on April 30th.

    To get a glimpse of what to expect, watch the trailer below.

  • Niamh Cavanagh

    RUMOURS AROUND GAME STOCK NEXT WEEK

    GAME could be restocking as early as next week.

    According to a PS5 stock rumour page, GAME is forecast to drop next week.

    Make sure to keep an eye out on our blog for the latest updates!

  • Alice Peacock

    AMAZON RESTOCK ON THURSDAY: RUMOURS

    Hopeful PS5 buyers have been refreshing their Amazon wishlists since Monday morning after a number of PS5 stock tracking accounts pegged the site for a restock.

    But it seems the stock drop is now more likely to happen near the tail end of this week.

    YouTuber Jake Randall posted on Twitter on Tuesday, saying his sources had tipped him off with the latest update.

    Amazon would be dropping a 46,000 PS5 units on Thursday, he said.v

  • Alice Peacock

    SMYTHS 'LIKELY' TO DROP STOCK TOMORROW

    Smyths could be dropping stock tomorrow, tipsters are saying.

    Initial thoughts that the restock could be happening today, have been dropped, as stock drops typically happen in the morning.

  • Alice Peacock

    ARGOS ADDRESSES LAST WEEK’S RESTOCK ISSUES

    A statement from Argos reads: “We’re working hard to replenish stock of the PS5 at the moment.

    “Please keep an eye on our website, where you’ll find the most up to date information on current stock availability.

    “Our contact centre staff are unable to provide any additional info on stock levels at this time.”

  • Alice Peacock

    NEW HORROR GAME SET FOR PS5 LAUNCH

    A brand new horror game inspired by Silent Hills is set for release on the PS5 soon, GameRant reports.

    Evil Inside will be available on the console later this month.

    According to GameRant, the game is a “first-person psychological horror” which focuses on a man who attempts to contact his murdered mother using a spiritual board.

  • Alice Peacock

    HOPEFUL BUYERS ENCOURAGED TO ADD ITEMS TO WISHLIST

    Brits with their hopes set on snagging a PS5 console are being encouraged to add the item to their Amazon wishlist, to improve their changes when the next lot of stock drops.

  • Alice Peacock

    AMAZON RESTOCK ON THURSDAY: RUMOURS

    Hopeful PS5 buyers have been refreshing their Amazon wishlists since Monday morning after a number of PS5 stock tracking accounts pegged the site for a restock.

    But it seems the stock drop is now more likely to happen near the tail end of this week.

    YouTuber Jake Randall posted on Twitter today, saying his sources had tipped him off with the latest update.

    Amazon would be dropping a 46,000 PS5 units on Thursday, he said.

  • Alice Peacock

    WHEN DID THE PS5 LAUNCH?

    The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

    That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

    UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.

  • Alice Peacock

    HOW TO DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE

    If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you don’t need.

    Why not donate it to Get Well Gamers, a charity which takes devices and games to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where youngsters are being cared for.

    Its website reads: “Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial.”

    To find out more, click here

  • Alice Peacock

    NEW VR SYSTEM ON THE WAY

    Sony confirmed last week that they’ll launch a new virtual reality system for the PS5.

    The gaming giant said a new VR headset that is currently in development will offer the “ultimate entertainment experience, with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity”.

    Sony released its first PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset in 2016, with the headset connecting to a PlayStation 4 console to enable users to play games.

  • Katie Davis

    AMAZON RESTOCK ON THURSDAY: RUMOURS

    Hopeful PS5 buyers have been refreshing their Amazon wishlists since Monday morning after a number of PS5 stock tracking accounts pegged the site for a restock.

    But it seems the stock drop is now more likely to happen near the tail end of this week.

    YouTuber Jake Randall posted on Twitter on Tuesday, saying his sources had tipped him off with the latest update.

    Amazon would be dropping a 46,000 PS5 units on Thursday, he said.

  • Katie Davis

    SMYTHS TO DROP STOCK THIS WEEK?

    Smyths could be dropping stock later this week.

    According to @PS5StockAlertUK on Twitter, the retailer is expected to restock later this week.

    We’ll keep you updated on the latest restock news.

  • Katie Davis

    GAME OVER FOR SCALPERS?

    A crackdown on PS5 scalpers is coming – to the delight of gamers everywhere.

    The UK Government has responded to a “scalping” petition vowing further action against the rogue resellers.

    A petition asking the Government to “prevent or deter” this practice has racked up over 17,000 signatures online.

    According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, action is on the way.

    “Using automated software to buy more tickets than allowed by the retailer is probated, with unlimited fines for breaches,” it said.

    “Government is discussing other markets with relevant trade associations.”

  • Katie Davis

    GTA 5 TO BE RE-RELEASED ON PS5

    Grand Theft Auto 5 is being remastered for release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – and it won’t be a “simple port”.

    That’s according to Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Rockstar parent company Take Two Interactive, who discussed the US firm’s upcoming remasters during a virtual conference this week.

    The GTA 5 remake was announced last summer with the promise of boosted graphics and improved performance.

    It’ll be the third iteration of the game after it launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2013 and was later remastered for the Xbox One and PS4.

  • Katie Davis

    PS4 COMMUNITIES TO BE SHUT DOWN

    Sony has confirmed that the Playstations 4 Communities feature will officially be discontinued and shut down next month.

    Communities is a social feature allowing users to create groups based on games or topics.

    Sony seemed to be wrapping up several of the PS4’s social features, as it moved to focus on the latest PS5, Comic Book reported.

    “Thank you for using the PS Communities feature on your PS4 console. Beginning in April 2021, this feature will no longer be supported or available on your PS4 console,” the official notice of the discontinuation reads.

    “However, you’ll still be able to stay connected and enjoy messaging features and more on your PS4 and the PlayStation App.”

  • Katie Davis

    GAMES OUT IN APRIL

    • Outriders – April 1
    • Guilty Gear: Strive Deluxe And Ultimate Edition Early Access – April 6
    • Guilty Gear: Strive – April 9
    • Final Fantasy 14 Online: A Realm Reborn Open Beta – April 13
    • MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition Early Access – April 16
    • MLB The Show 21 – April 20
    • MotoGP 21 – April 22
    • Judgement – April 23
    • Returnal – April 30
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – April 30

    CHILDREN PLAYING PS5 AND XBOX AT RISK OF GROOMING

    Children playing games on Xboxes and PlayStations have been groomed by paedophiles.

    They are among more than 1,000 victims to be targeted online in the past two years, according to police force data.

    Many grooming cases involve popular sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

    But a handful of the 1,009 online grooming cases involved PlayStations and Xboxes.

    Read more here. 

    • Katie Davis

      NEW VR SYSTEM ON THE WAY

      Sony confirmed last week that they’ll launch a new virtual reality system for the PS5.

      The gaming giant said a new VR headset that is currently in development will offer the “ultimate entertainment experience, with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity”.

      Sony released its first PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset in 2016, with the headset connecting to a PlayStation 4 console to enable users to play games.

    • Katie Davis

      HOW MUCH DOES THE PS5 COST?

      The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99,

      Meanwhile, the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

      Many are being sold at a much higher price on eBay, however.

    • Katie Davis

      RESTOCK COULD BE ON CARDS FOR TOMORROW

      Smyths could be restocking as early as tomorrow, according to rumours swirling on social media.

      Restock alerts account @PS5StockAlertUK tweeted that the retailer has dropped consoles "every 13 days exact for the past two drops".

      Keep an eye on here for latest updates.

    • Katie Davis

      WHY NOT DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE?

      If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you don’t need.

      Why not donate it to Get Well Gamers, a charity which takes devices and games to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where youngsters are being cared for.

      Its website reads: “Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial.”

      To find out more, click here

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