PS5 Launch – The Game Has No Limits
Update: the Ratchet & Clank The PS5 pack is now sold out at AO and Smyths Toys, Scan could be next. Read on for more information.
The PS5 console was released over six months ago, but if you’re a gamer you’ll know how difficult it was to get your hands on the latest device.
Replenishment issues have plagued Sony since the reveal, and despite stores reopening in April in the UK as lockdown measures lift, it is still virtually impossible to secure a console in-store.
It has become so difficult for people to get their hands on a PS5 that it has spawned a whole Twitter community of stock trackers, as well as a community of Redditors of 24,500 people all trying to get hold of the console before it was released. ‘she never sells again.
But it’s not all bad news, as the resupply landscape has started to improve in recent weeks. We enjoyed some of the best PS5 drops of all time last month, as all major retailers released consoles, including a 20,000-person drop from Game. June is shaping up to be similar, as we saw two big restockings yesterday at Very and Game, with AO, Smyths Toys, Asda and ShopTo expected to follow. John Lewis also released a drop this morning that only lasted four minutes.
Due to high demand, we’re here to help you get your hands on the coveted Playstation by keeping an eye out for all the major retailers, as well as providing you with the latest details on release rumors. Follow live so you don’t miss a thing.
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Currys PS5 restocking: retailer abandons Currys PS5 VIP passcode system
If you didn’t know, Currys recently closed its VIP sweepstakes, which gives everyone a random chance to win a code to purchase a console. Apparently, this hasn’t been the smoothest experience for consumers, as many people who have redeemed codes are still waiting for the retailer to call them back.
Currys may go for something different this month, with rumors suggesting the console could return to stores for general sale. Curries is expected to receive a new consoles shipment on June 23.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 4:32 PM
Five of nine supposed declines this week have materialized
On Monday we released a huge list of retailers rumored to be giving up inventory this week and the majority of them have actually come true. On Wednesday, we had crashes at Game and Very; Tuesday we had falls at John Lewis and JD Williams, and today we finally had the fall at AO and another at Smyths Toys.
The ones we’ve missed so far are the three S’s – Studio, Scan, and ShopTo – and also Asda. Fingers crossed, they will appear later tonight, if not next week.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 2:55 PM
Death Stranding PS5 Director’s Cut Edition Coming Soon!
Kojima also popped his head into the live stream to talk about Death stranding. There aren’t many details yet, with a vague “coming soon” slogan, but we should get more information on the PS5 launch in the coming weeks. For now, check out the trailer below.
In our 2019 PS4 game review, our tech editor said it was “one of the best, most interesting and radical games of the year, perhaps of the decade, can – never be “.
“And somehow, that’s about the least interesting thing you can say about it. It’s a very good game, a deeply beautiful and horrifying piece of culture that ranks among the greatest masterpieces in the form. Anything less would be a disappointment. It does not disappoint, ”he continued.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 1:44 PM
GameByte PS5 replenishment information
GameByte reportedly had a PS5 restock at noon today, only for those already signed up to its newsletter. That’s why it’s always a good idea to sign up for alerts on any website selling the PS5. You’ll be the first to hear about any drop in stock, and if you’re lucky you might even have exclusive console access.
One of the limited PS5 GameByte packs available, if you’re curious, was a PS5 A console with Resident Evil Village, Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate, Fortnite The Last Laugh, the fall of god,Spider-Man: Miles Morales ultimate edition, a dualsense controller, an HD camera and a dualsense charging station. The huge package cost £ 792.95 (Gamebyte.com)
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 12:35
AO PS5 restock out of stock
What a morning! Two unexpected drops occurred today at AO.com and Smyths Toys. We hope you’ve managed to get one or the other, even if you needed to use that convoluted Google Chrome trick – credit goes to the @ PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account for hitting the drums about the trick.
This has already been one of the best Fridays for PS5 stock drops – it’s usually pretty quiet on Fridays, and we might still see a Scan drop today, too. For more potential restock dates, why not check out our guide to future PS5 stock drops?
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 12:14
AO.com PS5 phone orders
So we have not yet received a confirmation regarding the callers, but we will continue to check if someone was successful in calling. Here are some great tips from a Twitter stock tracker. Being kind always helps, just about anytime.
The product code for editing the disc is “p5hehwsny39500”. The product code of the PS5 pack with Ratchet & Clank is “p5hehwcst60128”. Try these product codes in the Google Chrome Inspection Item Tip below and call.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 11:37
AO.com PS5 replenishment – call if you can’t buy a console
The product page has now been removed, with stock tracks suggesting it could only be phone orders. If the trick below doesn’t work, it’s worth calling AO.com by phone. It’s one of those retailers that works surprisingly well when it comes to taking orders over the phone versus their website. We will inform you in case of recovery or out of stock. Keep checking AO.com.
The telephone number to call is 0161 470 1200. Ignore the message and continue talking to an operator. Good luck!
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 11:24
AO PS5 Replenished Live Now
PSA! The PS5 is now in stock at AO! You can get the PS5 Disc Edition for £ 449.99 (AO.com) or the PS5 digital edition for £ 359.99 (AO.com). The decline has been halted for the time being. AO still does, but keep an eye on the page. Follow the tip below – it may help.
Here’s a reminder of our top AO tip – it only works on Google Chrome on the desktop.
- Copy the Product ID from the PS5 and save it in a safe place.
- Navigate to a random item on the AO website.
- Right click the “Buy Now” button on the random item and click “Inspect Item”. In the Item Inspector, change the Product ID to the Product ID of the PS5.
- Click on “Buy Now”.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 11:16 AM
Upcoming PS5 Games
For those of you who didn’t listen to the Summer Game Fest live stream last night, a number of developers have just announced the release of new PS5 and PS4 games in the coming months.
Hidetaka Miyazaki’s dark fantasy game Ancient ring has been announced. It will be released on January 22, 2020 on PS4 and PS5. At the moment, Amazon only has the PS4 version available for pre-order, but for all the forward-thinking gamers who are hoping to get a PS5 very soon, the PS4 version of Ancient ring will have a free PS5 upgrade – so don’t worry if you pre-order the game now.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 11:02 AM
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available for purchase now
This Friday morning was exciting, but the fun doesn’t end there! Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart is available for purchase now. If you bought a console from Smyths Toys this morning or very yesterday, chances are you already have the game.
Otherwise, Amazon is currently selling it 99p less than other retailers. It costs £ 69 on the retailer’s website (Amazon.com). Ignore the misleading original price of £ 74.29 – you can get it for £ 69.99 everywhere else. In The independents review of the game, our writer said that “Rift apart has burning charm, in its character design, animated combat mechanics and explorable levels that feel big without looking like a maze, busy without being crowded.
If you have a PS5, “this is one of the best glimpses yet of what the new generation of consoles has to offer. It’s big, it’s shiny, and it’s almost impossible not to like, ”our reviewer said.
Alex leeJune 11, 2021 10:04 AM
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