Sony's PS5 was predictably hard to buy on launch day – those retailers lucky enough to get more stock sold out in minutes, and some had their restocks cancelled altogether.
Amazon's was one of the most highly anticipated restocks of the day. It had previously emailed customers telling them it would have more stock "from 12pm" on the day. Its stock inventory eventually started appearing shortly after 1pm, only to have sold out by 1:30.
Currys had its restock pushed back from 9am to 11am, and then cancelled altogether. High street stalwart Argos also had no stock on launch day, while the UK's biggest games retailer Game operated a queueing mechanism on its website. It too sold out.
Game also struggled to fulfil pre-orders – an issue it blamed on its courier company Yodel. Though Yodel denied claims it had last-minute capacity issues.
The good news? Argos and Currys should have more stock soon, though predictably there's no word on exactly when.
Here's the current state of play on where to buy as PS5.
- Amazon: sold out – keep refreshing
- Game: out of stock – check back soon
- Argos: out of stock – sign up to receive alerts
- BT: working hard to secure more stock – check back for updates
- EE: out of stock, register to hear when more are available
- Smyths Toys: out of stock – expected December
- Currys PC World: sold out – keep checking the website
- John Lewis: sold out – check website for stock updates
- Best Buy: sold out – keep refreshing
- Target: out of stock – keep checking back
- Walmart: more stock due at 9PM ET 25th November
- Amazon AU : currently unavailable – keep checking back
- Sony Store Australia: sold out – sign up for alerts
- JB Hi-Fi: out of stock – check back for further updates
In the US, Walmart had claimed to have more stock landing at 3PM ET yesterday. But it's now showing stock arriving at 9PM ET on 25th November, just ahead of Black Friday.
PS5 pre-orders went live back in September, but stockists promptly sold out. Amazon since warned some customers who had placed PS5 pre-orders that their console might not arrive on launch day.
The console went on sale in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea last week (12th November). The standard console costs £450 (€500, $500, AU$750), while the PS5 Digital Edition (which lacks a disc drive) is £360 (€400, $400, AU$599).
If you missed out on the PS5 restock, don't worry, there's always our guide on where to buy a PS5 which we're keeping up to date with all the latest news regarding the availability of the new consoles.
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