With demand so high right now and the busy holiday season upon us, it’s not expected to get any easier to buy a PlayStation 5 in October. The good news is that more PS5 stock is coming to the UK, starting this week.
September ended with some big PlayStation 5 shipments, including from Amazon, GAME and Argos. And now, thousands of more consoles are expected to arrive later this week, with more on the way for later in October.
New information shared this week by stock tracker accounts suggests that GAME will be offering the first PS5 consoles for sale. This next PS5 restock is expected to happen between October 11 and October 13, with Tuesday, October 12 the most likely date.
The GAME PS5 restock will drop between 9am BST and 12pm BST on one of these dates, with next-gen consoles available to buy from the digital store.
These restock events are usually followed by much smaller ones that include consoles that were allocated but never sold.
The news has been shared by PS5 Stock UK – a reliable stock tracker account on Twitter – which is known for providing the best guides on what’s happening next.
They have also revealed that Currys will be offering more stock during October 2021 that will not be open to the general public to buy online.
Instead, those who have signed up to the Currys VIP services and have already been designated a place in the list will have a chance at buying a console later this month.
The message posted on Twitter by PS5 Stock UK reads: “Our previous prediction on the delivery dates for GAME is spot on. It’s official that priority deliveries will be made by the 15th, with all other delivery methods by the 21st. Online restock most likely either 11th or 12th October.”
Other retailers like Argos and Very are expected to receive more PS5 stock during October, but it’s unclear on what dates these new consoles will be available to buy.
Knowing when a PS5 restock is happening can be vital, but it’s also worth knowing how each retailer handles its shipments.
And here are a few examples of how best to try and buy a PlayStation 5 console from leading UK retailers:
ARGOS: The Argos website is notorious for crashing and being unable to complete purchases when site traffic is high. Stock trackers suggest using the mobile Argos app and keeping an eye on local store listings.
AMAZON UK: Amazon UK runs better under strain but still comes with a few kinks worth mentioning. Having an account set up with your card details is a good start, and gamers should also try adding a console to their wishlist before checking out.
GAME: GAME is a UK retailer that offers the most regular stock updates for PS5 consoles. However, console hunters have been warned to use Guest Checkout, as this option is less likely to crash when completing a purchase. The next GAME restock is expected to happen around October 12, 2021.
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