Where to buy the PS5 in the U.K. is a question fraught with complications. At the time of writing, both the standard PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, priced at £449.99 and £359.99 respectively, are virtually nowhere to be found.
But there have been reports of Argos and Amazon suddenly having PS5 restocks available, only in the very early hours of the morning. And there have been reports of the ordering process failing, though it seems like there was a workaround for Argos, at least during the narrow window when some PS5 stock remained.
All this means we're quietly hoping to see more PS5 console stock pop up in U.K. retailers so people have a new games console to use across the holiday period. Make sure to check out our selected retailers below. Just remember to keep refreshing the pages as you never know when you might get lucky.
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We've assembled a list of U.K. retailers to check for PS5 stock, as well as our handy widget that'll surface any PS5 bundles and sales. We'll be keeping our eyes peeled for stock updates as well, so make sure to keep checking back for updates.
Where to buy PS5 UK: Latest updates
The PS5 U.K. launch has been one fraught with issues. Not only has it been extremely difficult to find either edition of the PS5 in stock, there have also been scalpers to contend with and problems of PS5 orders never arriving with Amazon customers getting kitchen appliances and cat food instead.
But things are looking up as Amazon has pledged to replace the missing PS5 consoles for U.K customers. And the retail giant even had some more stock of the PS5 available, though it has since sold out again.
Argos also had some stock available, but it sold out pretty quickly. Yet this indicates that there's still a glimmer of hope to get a PS5 before the end of the year.
Sony has promised more PS5 stock before 2020 comes to a close too: "Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers."
Where to buy PS5 UK: quick links and stock updates
- Game (out of stock)
- Amazon (out of stock)
- Asda (out of stock)
- Very (out of stock)
- Currys (no stock available yet)
- BT (out of stock)
- John Lewis (out of stock)
- Argos (out of stock)
- ShopTo (out of stock)
- Sony (out of stock)
PS5 consoles in stock now (checked every 15 minutes)
Where to buy PS5 in the UK
Your best bet at securing a PS5 now is likely to be with the bigger retailers. Several of them had some stock appear online on launch day, but as expected it sold out within just a few minutes. But some of them were drip feeding us, and are likely to continue to do so, so it's worth checking back on a semi-regular basis.
Below are some quick links for you to check all the aforementioned retailers and some other big names that may get stock in at some point over the coming weeks.
PS5 at Amazon UK
PS5: £449 at Amazon UK
Amazon UK has promised launch day stock would go live at 12 p.m., but they sold out almost immediately. As one of the biggest retailers in the U.K. they're guaranteed to get more, so keep checking back.View Deal
PS5 pre-orders at Currys
PS5: £449 at Currys
Currys had promised launch day stock, but after delays and technical issues this was scrapped. In other words Currys is more likely to have stock sooner, but it's not clear when. Watch this space.View Deal
PS5 at Game
PS5:£449 at GAME
GAME kept PS5 stock was on hold and kept until later in the day, but long virtual queue times means that they were sold out before many had a chance to buy. As the main high street video game retailer, GAME will get more in eventually, it's only a matter of when.View Deal
PS5 at BT
PS5 at Sony
PS5: £449 at Sony
Sony naturally has a dedicated sales page for the PS5, but nothing new appeared on launch day. That said if anyone is going to have stock it's Sony, and it's well worth checking in at regular intervals.View Deal
PS5 at Argos
PS5 at John Lewis
PS5: £449 at John Lewis
John Lewis did sell the PS5 but after its stock ran out it declared that the console will no longer be available. We can take this as a warning not to expect any new stock anytime soon. View Deal
PS5 at Very
PS5: £449 at Very.co.uk
Very's stock quickly sold out, but it had been dripfeeding people with new consoles throughout the day. In other words there may be more to come, and you should keep checking back to see.View Deal
PS5 at ShopTo
PS5 at Asda
PS5: £449 at Asda
Despise being a mostly food retailer, Asda is also selling the PS5. However, it's currently out of stock. It's worth keeping an eye on its PS5 page though as stock could suddenly be replenished. View Deal
Where buy PS5 in the UK: Tips and tricks
Get prepared: Make sure you have all the right payment card details and two-factor authentication available and to hand when you find a PS5 ready to buy. Units can go so fast that if you’re rushing around trying to find your credit card you could miss your chance to secure a PS5 order.
Select a retailer: As you can see from our list above, there are plenty of retailers to choose from, which can actually make the whole process of buying a PS5 a bit complicated. We suggest you select a couple of major retailers like Walmart and Amazon, and keep an eye on their PS5 landing pages.
Sign up to stock alerts: Plenty of retailers offer to alert you to when they have PS5 stock in. We suggest you sign up to those services for the retailers that are offering them.
Find the right product page: It might sound obvious, but make sure you’re on the actual buying page for the PS5 or the PS5 Digital Edition. If you’re on a landing page, you might end up missing the moment new stock arrives.
Sign in to retailers: Make sure you sign in to any retailers you might already have an account with. This will make things a lot faster when buying a PS5 if you spot one on sale. And speed is of the essence today.
Keep refreshing and don't give up: It can be a little demoralizing trying to find PS5 stock when everywhere looks sold out. But regularly refresh product pages to see what pops up; you might get lucky. And also keep checking back here for any PS5 stock updates.
It's been a fairly difficult process during this console generation to lock in any sort of next-gen purchase. But as we near the holidays, it's highly likely there will be additional PS5s available for purchase at some point as Sony catches up with those looking to buy PS5s.
If you still haven't had any luck getting a console, you can always check our stock widget below. If any other retailers get PS5 stock in throughout the day it'll show up there. So if you see something jump on that opportunity as soon as you can.