Latest: BT and PS Direct restocks have both sold out after an earlier drop today
It is now over a year since the Sony console arrived in the UK, in November 2020. But, as you will be well aware, supply problems and a worldwide semiconductor shortage sparked by the pandemic have caused the production of Sony’s new game console to slow. New stock is still tricky to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out quickly, both online and in-store.
November got off to a slow start when it comes to PS5 restocks, with consoles only appearing at John Lewis & Partners, Game and ShopTo during the first week of the month.
Follow live: The best early Black Friday deals to shop now
The situation has since improved though, and we have seen recent restocks at Very, AO, Argos, Asda and Littlewoods, plus a drop at Sony’s new PS Direct online store. There have also been several more restocks at Game. We just hope this momentum can continue as we head towards Black Friday and the Christmas shopping season.
If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on PlayStation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, plus the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.
Check stock from UK PS5 retailers below:
PS5 stock trackers, signing off
Well that’s all from us, thank you for following the PS5 stock tracking liveblog. While there have only been a few drops, it inspires some hope to keep searching!
Join us again tomorrow when we’ll be resuming the mission.
Adam Smith22 November 2021 17:00
Why it’s so hard to buy a PS5 right now
A shortage of PS5s is likely to continue as time goes on, unfortunately. Sony has been revising its estimations downwards, according to recent reports.
Adam Smith22 November 2021 15:25
BT has sold out again!
Once again, sales of the PS5 are moving fast as BT has run out of stock for the third time today.
Adam Smith22 November 2021 15:00
The best gaming deals for Black Friday 2021
Black Friday is now upon us, with retailers already cutting prices ahead of the big day itself, which lands on 26 November for 2021. As ever, technology and gaming are hot topics, with discounts to be found on consoles, games, accessories and more. The IndyBest team will be with you every step of the way, highlighting the best deals from right across the web.
Gaming deals this Black Friday will be up for grabs far and wide, from specialists like Game and ShopTo, as well as general retailers like Amazon, Very, Argos, Currys and more. We can’t promise discounts on the still-tricky-to-find Xbox series X and PlayStation 5, nor the Nintendo Switch OLED – which we have recently reviewed, but you can definitely expect to see money off games, accessories, other consoles and digital services.
Tal Dekel-Daks22 November 2021 14:09
Best TV Black Friday 2021 deals
Black Friday is synonymous with heavily discounted televisions. While the sight of shoppers brawling over a cheap Sony Bravia is thankfully a thing of the past, the very best Black Friday TV deals are still highly sought-after online.
Earlier in November, AO, Currys and Studio all kicked off their Black Friday celebrations early, heavily discounting some of their bestselling TVs by up to £500. Before Black Friday officially begins on 26 November, we’ve already found some eye-catching offers, which we’ve compiled in our guide to the best TV Black Friday deals.
Tal Dekel-Daks22 November 2021 13:00
PlayStation 5 available again for BT customers
Adam Smith22 November 2021 12:05
The best 4K TV for your new PS5
While we wait for the next PS5 restock, it’s time to think about upgrading your television. The PS5 outputs video at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. That’s something not all TVs can manage, so if you want to see your new console running at its best, a new TV could be worthwhile.
We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available right now, from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others. And the great news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great 4K television – prices of our favourites start at under £400.
Adam Smith22 November 2021 11:40
Best PS5 games
In the bestselling Spider-Man: Miles Morales game (£44.99, Currys.co.uk), Peter Parker is replaced with his awkward teenage protégé, Miles Morales. A next-generation spin-off, Spider-Man: Miles Morales refines the original’s formula,” our reviewer said. “This is a streamlined adventure with a more focused story, far less busy work and an endearingly clumsy protagonist still getting to grips with his powers.”
Meanwhile, Demon’s Souls (£57.99, Currys.co.uk) on PS5 is a showcase of what the new console is capable of. “The oppressive gothic architecture, yawning arches and festering dungeons of this cult classic look spectacular on the new hardware, while remaining faultlessly faithful to the aesthetic and vibe of the original game,” our tester said.
Adam Smith22 November 2021 11:20
BT and PSDirect sold out!
As quickly as they appeared, PlayStation 5 consoles at both BT and PSDirect are now sold out.
It is unclear where will next supply the elusive console, but stores including Amazon, John Lewis, AO, and more are yet to post any deals – stay on this blog for more updates!
Adam Smith22 November 2021 11:15
Can you get a VPN on the PS5?
While Sony doesn’t allow any VPN apps like NordVPN or ExpressVPN to be downloaded from the PlayStation Store (VPNs aren’t supported on the platform at all), there’s still a way to use a VPN on the PS5 if you want to stream geo-restricted content.
We’d recommend getting a VPN which has the Smart DNS feature. It’s a service provided by a number of VPN firms, including NordVPN, allowing you to spoof your location on devices that don’t have VPN support. You can read our round-up of the best VPNs for more information.
Adam Smith22 November 2021 11:00
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