PS5 stock checker UK – New Playstation 5 stock drop TODAY at Sony Direct,, Argos, Smyths, Currys, Game, Amazon

NEW YEAR, same old struggle to get your hands on a PlayStation 5, as the new console continues to sell well following its November release.

New stock drops at the likes of Currys, Argos, Game, Smyths and Amazon are snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites, so it pays to be super-fast when rumours of an imminent release begin to swirl.

But never fear, The Sun is here….

You can follow all the latest news and stock rumours here, live on this page – giving you the very best chance to get yourself a console or accessories like wireless headphones.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.

  • Alice Peacock


    According to the Sony Rewards Twitter account, a limited number of PS5 systems will be available on its site sometime today, available to US customers.

    The account also recommends that users keep notifications on as systems will likely be limited and will sell out fast.

  • Alex Winter


    The console might be far easier to find in 2021, experts claim.

    Sony is tipped to be mass-producing 18million consoles ready for stores.

    Industry news site Digitimes reports that many more are on the way.

    “Production for Sony's PS5 games consoles is likely to reach 16.8-18million units in 2021,” Digitimes insiders wrote.

  • Niamh Cavanagh


    The latest Grand Theft Auto (GTA) game will boast a major first for the hugely popular franchise, according to the latest rumours.

    A trusted leaker claims that Rockstar, the US developer behind the crime simulator, will introduce a playable female character to GTA 6.

    She'll likely be one of multiple law-breakers that gamers can switch between at any time, a model adopted with 2013's Grand Theft Auto 5.

    Rockstar hasn't announced a new GTA, but multiple reports have confirmed the game is well into development.

    Tipped for release in 2023, it'll be the first big entry to the franchise since GTA 5, which to date has netted an estimated £5billion worldwide.

    According to leaker Tom Henderson, who regularly shares big Call of Duty scoops, Rockstar is mixing things up when it comes to its central characters.

  • Niamh Cavanagh


    Both versions of the PS5 come with very similar features.

    The only difference between the two is that the PS5 Digital Edition console does not have an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive.

    When you get hold of one, no matter which you choose, you'll get:

    • The PS5 console or PS5 Digital Edition console
    • One DualSense wireless controller
    • USB Type-C to Type A charging cable for the DualSense wireless controller
    • HDMI cable (compatible with Ultra High Speed defined by HDMI v2.1)
    • AC power cord
    • Base that allows you to orient the console either vertically or horizontally
    • Quick Start and Safety guide.

    Additionally, both PS5 models come with a free game pre-installed.


    Dozens of PS5 games are set to be dropped this year – but many don't yet have release dates.

    Here are titles coming out in 2021:

    • Aragami 2 – 2021
    • Blood Bowl 3 – 2021
    • Braid: Anniversary Edition – 2021
    • Bridge Constructor: The Walking Dead – 2021
    • Dustborn – 2021
    • Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires – 2021
    • Evil West – 2021
    • Far Cry 6 – 2021
    • Ghostrunner – 2021
    • Ghostwire: Tokyo – 2021
    • God of War Ragnarok – 2021
    • Goodbye Volcano High – 2021
    • Gotham Knights – 2021
    • Gran Turismo 7 – 2021
    • Heavenly Bodies – 2021
    • Hogwarts Legacy – 2021
    • Horizon Forbidden West – 2021
    • In Sound Mind – 2021
    • Jett: The Far Shore – 2021


    A secret “enhanced” version of Grand Theft Auto 5 may be in development.

    Eagle-eyed fans think they've found proof that an improved GTA 5 is coming to the PS5 – possibly as soon as this year.

    The game first launched seven years ago, but the Rockstar Games title is still wildly popular.

    This streak of success could continue on next-gen consoles, according to a recent post on GTAforums.

    In a post, top insider Tez2 says that there are references to Red Dead Redemption 2's game engine.

    RDR2 is another more recent Rockstar Games entry, acclaimed for its stunning graphics.


    The PS5 launch fell on November 12, but not everywhere.

    That date only stood for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

    UK gamers had to wait until November 19 to order one of the consoles.


    It seems extremely likely that Sony will release a PlayStation 6 console at some point in the future – and the company has trademarked PS names up to PS10.

    But says it'll be at least another seven years before we get that based on the pattern of console releases.

    There were six years between the launch of the original PlayStation and the PS2, six years between the PS2 and PS3, seven years between the release of the PS3 and PS4, and seven years between the PS4 and the PS5.


    Sony's website has revealed the most downloaded games of 2020 in Europe – take a look at the list below.

    1. Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
    2. Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
    3. Assassin’s Creed Valhalla

    4. FIFA 21

    5. Demon’s Souls

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      Harry Potter spin-off Hogwarts Legacy will now launch in 2022, Warner Bros. Games has announced.

      A message on Hogwarts Legacy's Twitter reads: “We would like to thanks fans from around the world on the tremendous reaction to the announcement of Hogwarts Legacy from our Portkey Games label.

      “Creating the best possible experience for all of the Wizarding World and gaming fans is paramount to us so we are giving the game the time it needs.

      “Hogwarts Legacy will be released in 2022.”

      It was due to be one of the big releases of 2021.

    • Niamh Cavanagh

      LEVEL UP

      Your PlayStation 5 now warns you if you're about to play the PS4 versions of your games.

      An update issued to Sony's next-gen consoles this week added the message, which pops up whenever you play cross-gen titles.

      Some games, such as Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War, can run either the PS4 or PS5 version on the new machine.

      Players had previously complained that the PS5 didn't make clear whether they were playing PS4 or PS5 variants.

      It meant some gamers were inadvertently playing second-rate versions of games with worse graphics and frame rates.

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      It's the latest version of the PlayStation, offering 8K gaming and a slew of new console exclusives.

      If you missed out on a console, don't fret: industry news site Digitimes reports that many more are on the way.

      “Production for Sony's PS5 games consoles is likely to reach 16.8-18million units in 2021,” Digitimes insiders wrote.

      This would be “field by additional capacity support from TSMC and back-end services firms”.

      TSMC stands for Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, and is one of the world's biggest computer chip firms.

      Sony reportedly flogged more than 3.4million PS5 units in the first four weeks of sales.

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      Sony's smash-hit PlayStation 5 might be far easier to find in 2021, experts claim.

      The Japanese gaming giant is tipped to be mass-producing 18million consoles ready for stores next year.

      PS5 units have been near-impossible to find for many would-be customers.

      Since the console's launch in early November, the PS5 has been largely sold out across the board.

      Even stock-refreshes have been snapped up in seconds, as desperate gamers (and their friends and family) raced to bag a console before Christmas.

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      There are plenty of PS5 consoles available on eBay.

      However, the prices are nearly double that of the retail price.

      If you have time, wait out to save yourself the cash and keep an eye on PS5 stock updates here!

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      Amazon has currently crashed for a number of people looking at the PS5 page.

      Rumours are that stock will return to the site soon.

      Keep an eye on this live blog for updates!

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      It appears one or more people took things a step too far, with Sup3r5 reporting that staff received “credible threats to their safety.”

      Sup3r5 has cancelled all orders and is issuing full refunds as a result of the incidents, the company said.

      Some gamers reported they are still waiting for their money back, though Sup3r5 said transactions will happen over the coming days.

      “We intended this to be a fun way to celebrate a shared nostalgia,” the company wrote.

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      A retro PlayStation 5 styled after the PS2 has been pulled from an online store after sickos sent “credible threats” to its creators.

      American tech firm Sup3r5 released the modified console last week but has now cancelled all sales until further notice.

      Boasting a throwback all-black design, the machine started at $650 and only 304 were produced – a nod to the PS2's March 4, 2000 release date.

      With gamers still battling to get hold of the regular PS5, Sup3r5 registered 54,000 people on the “waitlist” before the contraption launched on Friday.

      It sold out within minutes after anxious gamers swamped the company's online store.

      Amidst the mad rush, some furious buyers reported money leaving their account without receiving confirmation they'd bought it.

    • Niamh Cavanagh


      • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
      • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
      • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
      • Returnal – March 19
      • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
      • It Takes Two – March 26
      • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
      • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)
      • Guilty Gear Strive – April 9


      The release of sci-fi game Pragmata on PS5 has been delayed, according to reports.

      A new PS5 trailer broadcast last night during the Consumer Electronics Show listed the game's release as 2023.

      Earlier promotional material had stated the game was expected for 2022, Eurogamer reports.

      The game is being made by Japanese developer Capcom, which also created the Resident Evil game and Devil May Cry.


      The eagerly anticipated PS5 thriller Back 4 Blood will be hitting the shelves on June 22 2021.

      Players at a the centre of a war against villains known as The Ridden – who are determined on “devouring” the remains of civilisation.

      The title is a thrilling first-person shooter game from the creators of the Left 4 Dead franchise.

      Gamers can choose to compete in a 4-player co-op story mode or can opt to go solo and lead from the front.

      The standard edition costs £59.99 and pre-orders can be made via the PlayStation Store website.


      The PS5 is the latest version of the PlayStation, offering 8K gaming and a slew of new console exclusives.

      Since the console's launch in November, stock has been largely sold out across the board, making units near-impossible to

      find for would-be buyers.

      Even stock-refreshes have been snapped up in seconds, as desperate gamers raced to bag a console before Christmas.

      • Katie Davis


        If you've been lucky enough to get your hands on the sought-after PS5, you may have an old console laying about.

        There is a charity which will deliver the device to a children's ward in the UK.

        Get Well Gamers takes games and consoles to youngsters in hospitals, hospices and other health care settings to help bring joy to them.

        Donate your old games and consoles here.

      • Katie Davis


        Argos isn't saying much about rumours of an imminent PS5 re-stock.

        The UK retailer will reportedly open pre-orders for PlayStation 5 stock later this week. However, customer support has told users that there's no official information as of yet.

        In a tweet, the company said: “Hello there, sorry we do not have any info regarding stock of the PS5 but please keep an eye on the website for stock updates.”

      • Katie Davis


        The PlayStation 5 sold out in seconds as gamers in India tried to pre-order the elusive console.

        Stocks were always expected to be limited but fans were left dejected after the console sold out in less than 60 seconds.

        The console is officially released on February 2 but gamers battled to secure their PS5 from retailers Amazon, Flipkart, Croma, Reliance Digital, Games The Shop, Shop at Sony Center and Vijay Sales.

      • Katie Davis


        Argos and John Lewis could be restocking the sought-after PS5 console on February 2.

        According to social media rumours, shipments will arrive on February 1 and will be followed be a drop the next day.

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