Amazon and John Lewis due "massive" PS5 restock this week, ending "dry spell"

Amazon and John Lewis due "massive" PS5 restock this week, ending "dry spell"
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Wondering where to buy a PS5 in the UK? Wonder no more. Amazon and John Lewis are tipped for "massive" restocks this week. According to various stock watchers on Twitter, it should the end the recent "dry spell". 

Amazon is set to drop 8000 consoles either tomorrow (Tuesday 30th March) or Wednesday, 31st March. The record-breaking wave is expected to hit between 8am - 10am. Make sure you add a the PS5 of your choice to your Amazon wishlist in advance – it should speed up the checkout process.

High street chain John Lewis is also set for a major PS5 restock this week. According to a tweet posted by @PSInstant, JL will release a big batch of consoles between 4am – 7am this week. Again, there are whispers that stock could hit as soon as tomorrow so make sure you're primed and ready.          

EE customer? Good news: the mobile phone provider will be taking orders for the PS5 on Tuesday, 30th March. You'll need to buy via EE's Add to Plan programme and and in the first 17 months of a 24 month contract (SIM-only won't cut the mustard).

Meanwhile, Game, which released a generous amount of PS5 consoles last week, is due another restock on 6th - 8th April. Asda has published a new PS5 listing and is expected to release more consoles this week while Smyths Toys is due to drop by Thursday 1st April.

Argos could join the fray in early April, unleashing another massive wave of PS5 stock that could (finally) put an end to bots and scalpers snapping up large numbers of consoles to relist at a profit.

Game has been happy hunting ground for PS5 seekers in recent weeks. Earlier this month, the specialist games retailer released hundreds of disc and digital versions, including some of the best PS5 deals and bundles we've spotted.

Today's PS5 restock news comes as Currys reveals it has ditched its "unfair" virtual queuing system for a new "raffle" system that provides winners with a code to buy a PS5 (register here). The company has been phoning more winners this week.

This week could be your best chance to bag a PS5 for a while. There's talk of PS5 stock levels worsening again due to that gigantic container ship that got wedged in the Suez Canal. Thankfully the Ever Given has been freed, but the snafu has caused a backlog of boats that could affect the global supply chain. Best secure your PS5 quick, before the next "dry spell"...


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