Since launching in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been notoriously difficult to get hold of. Supply chain issues stemming from the global pandemic have brought production of Sony’s latest games console to a standstill.
Thankfully, the situation has improved in recent months. The PS5 was pretty much in stock throughout the entire month of May, with Game leading the charge. We had nearly 108 restocks across the month – the most we’ve ever seen since Sony released the console. And as we approach the end ofJune, the month has so far continued this momentum, with Game, EE and the BT Shop being in stock for much of the last few weeks.
Saying that, buying a console on its own is still more difficult than picking up a bundle, with standalone consoles selling out in the blink of an eye, while digital consoles (bundles included) have been non-existent. But we’re here to help, whether you’re after a bundle or the standalone PS5 disc and PS5 digital edition consoles.
Still hunting down the elusive PlayStation 5? Our goal is to secure you a next-gen machine, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new console, plus the latest game reviews.
If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
Check stock from US PS5 retailers below:
Where is the PS5 currently in stock?
Let’s recap the current stock situation. Where can you buy a PlayStation 5 online right now?
It’s all bundles we’re afraid, so here they are starting with the cheapest.
- BT Shop (BT customers only) – £549.97 with an extra controller and Horizon Forbidden West download code
- Studio – £629.99 with an extra controller, Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7
- Hughes – £669.94 with Sackboy, FIFA 22, an extra controller, the PS5 media remote and a charging dock
- The Game Collection – £759.95 with Elden Ring Launch Edition, Deathloop, Back 4 Blood, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs Legion, Fortnite, The Last Laugh Bundle and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 11:54
Horizon Forbidden West review for the PS5
There’s one official PS5 bundle out there, which comes with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and costs £499.99. You can tell it’s official because it comes in this lovely outer box.
So what’s the game all about? Horizon Forbidden West is the follow up to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn and follows hunter Aloy on her journey across the west coast of an apocalyptic United States.
We absolutely loved our time with Horizon Forbidden West. Our reviewer said: “In Horizon Forbidden West, Guerilla Games has developed its post-apocalyptic marriage of technology and nature to craft a beautifully realised vision of a world desperate for rebirth.
“The story will take new players to unexpected and breathtaking places, and fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will have plenty of their questions answered. While Horizon Forbidden West takes great leaps in its visual and story presentation, it stays the path with its gameplay, making small but notable additions that improve the experience. Not much has changed since Zero Dawn, but when that gameplay revolves around hunting mechanical dinosaurs, why would you want it to?”
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 11:24
Can you buy a PS5 at Argos?
Argos is sold out of the PlayStation 5. Sorry. We wish it wasn’t the case, but it is.
The retailer occasionally receives a smattering of PS5 stock dotted about random branches up and down the country, making it hard to predict where Sony’s console might pop up next. When it does appear in stock it tends to sell out quickly, so we’d recommend using the Argos app to purchase the console. For reasons beyond the expertise of this humble stock tracking liveblog, the Argos app seems to get priority over the website when it comes to popular, fast-selling items.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 11:01
Hughes has a PS5 bundle in stock
The cheapest PS5 bundle at Hughes this morning comes with Sackboy, FIFA 22, an extra controller, the PS5 media remote and a charging dock.
That little lot will set you back £669.94, which is a big reason why it’s one of the few places with consoles still in stock right now. The PlayStation 5 by itself costs £449.99. The version without a disc drive costs £349.99.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 10:43
The PS5 is in stock at Studio
If you’re after a PlayStation 5 without any accessories or games, turn away now because there’s more bundle fun at Studio.
The online retailer is selling the official PlayStation 5 + Horizon Forbidden West with an extra dualsense controller and a copy of Gran Turismo 7 . The racing simulator features split-screen local multiplayer, so that extra contoller will come in handy next time you’ve got friends round.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 10:26
The Game Collection has this expensive PS5 bundle in stock
The Game Collection lives up to its name with a game-rammed bundle packed with next-gen titles that we’d ordinarily recommend anyway.
It’s a PS5 disc edition bundle and comes with Elden Ring Launch Edition, Deathloop, Back 4 Blood, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Immortals Fenyx Rising, Watch Dogs Legion, Fortnite, The Last Laugh Bundle and Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate.
It costs an eye-watering £759.95, which isn’t too bad when you consider the sheer amount of stuff you get.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 10:09
PlayStation Plus has launched in the UK
The long-awaited overhaul of Sony’s premium subscription service has finally arrived in the UK this morning.
PlayStation Plus now offer three tier to choose from. The basic plan costs £6.99 and nets you all of the online, cloud saving and multiplayer functionality you’re used to.
The new “extra” and “premium” tiers cost more and unlock a growing library of PS4 and PS5 games, as well as retro classics and exclusive demos.
We’ve got all the PlayStation Plus UK launch news in this helpful little article. It explains everything.
Steve Hogarty23 June 2022 09:47
How do you get a PS5 from BT?
The PS5 has been in stock at the BT Shop for an entire month now, and it’s supply of consoles doesn’t seem to be waning. It has also consistently had the cheapest console bundle in stock for weeks on end, sometimes being surpassed by retailers with the standalone disc or digital console.
Why? Well, it’s probably because BT locks its consoles behind a heavy metal door, which can only be unlocked by BT Broadband customers with an access code. That’s right, if you’re not a sacred Broadband customer, tough luck, you won’t be able to buy the console.
Alex Lee23 June 2022 09:30
G’morning PS5 hunters
Hello PS5 hunters and welcome back to The Independent’s PS5 restock liveblog. After a fairly eventful Wednesday, it seems like the PS5 has now sold out at Argos.
But fret not, because it is currently still in stock at the BT Shop for BT Broadband customers, as well as Hughes, Studio and The Game Collection. Granted, the latter three are pretty expensive, but you’ve still got options! Either way, we’ll be here all day bringing you the live restock updates as they happen. Stay tuned!
Alex Lee23 June 2022 09:00
Live blog signing off
As we bring another day of PS5 hunting to a close, it appears that consoles are still available at Argos, but only in some regions of the UK. We can also see that The Game Collection’s massive £760 PS5 bundle is still available, and consoles with Horizon Forbidden West are still in stock at the BT Shop, but these are exclusively available to existing BT customers.
As ever, we’ll be back tomorrow for another day of PS5 restock live-blogging.
Alistair Charlton22 June 2022 17:18