PS5 UK stock LATEST – John Lewis, Currys, Argos, GAME and Very tipped for Playstation 5 console drops this week

GAMERS will be getting another chance to buy a PS5 console very soon.

More stock is being released next week, and according to the latest reports, restocks will be happening at several major retailers.

John Lewis is expected to be on the lucky list, alongside others like Amazon, Argos and GAME.

Playstation CEO Jim Ryan reassured fans that Sony are "working as hard as they possibly can" to get more stock and blamed a global shortage in semiconductors for a slow rollout that has caused prolonged misery around the world.

"I know there were people who wanted a PS5 and couldn’t find one. We’re very sorry about that and obviously grateful that demand has been as strong as it is," he said.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours…

  • Jon Rogers

    PC MODDER CREATES WATER-COOLED PS5

    A Vietnamese PC modder has created a fully-functioning PS5 console and indicated he will make them commercially available.

    Water cooling is a method of heat removal using water, which is often more efficient and less noisy than traditional air cooling systems which use large fans.

    Custom PC creator Nhenhophach built the console over two months, first by deconstructing a PlayStation 5 console and then creating entirely custom plates and parts, in order to reassemble it with a new water cooling system, reports Video Games Chronicle.

    “This is just the very first version of water cooled PS5, there will be so many more versions,” Nhenhophach said in a video published on his YouTube channel.

    “We are continuing [to] prepare for [a] commercial version and also ready to integrate the water cooled PS5 into one of our next PC build, don’t miss it.”

  • Jon Rogers

    TARGET PS5 RESTOCK THIS WEEK

    Target is "likely" to get a PS5 restock this week and could be as early as today, Monday.

    Target employees have told Techradar they are expecting new stock of both the PS5 and Xbox to arrive this week.

    The exact date is not known but could be as early as today or as late as Thursday.

    The site was told by one employee who wished to remain anonymous: "We have roughly 8 Xbox consoles and 22 PS5 consoles."

  • Katie Davis

    HOW MUCH DOES A PS5 COST?

    The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399

    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.

  • Katie Davis

    WHY NOT DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE?

    If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you don’t need.

    Why not donate it to Get Well Gamers, a charity which takes devices and games to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where youngsters are being cared for.

    Its website reads: “Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial.”

    To find out more, click here

  • Joseph Gamp

    PLAYSTATION GIVE THEMSELVES PAT ON THE BACK

    PlayStation boss Jim Ryan praised the company for delivering a “considerable amount” of consoles into the UK market last week.

    He told GQ,”We’re doing our best. I was just looking at the supply figures for the UK – we put a considerable amount of product into the UK market last week.

    “And that will continue over weeks and months to come.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    FINAL FANTASY 7 REMAKE AMONG FREE MARCH PLAYSTATION PLUS GAMES

    There are four free games this month, if you’ve got a PS5 – or three if you don’t.

    The first game is for PS4: Final Fantasy 7 Remake. It’s a reimagining of the iconic and widely loved RPG, with much better graphics.

    Then there’s Remnant: From the Ashes, also available on PS4. It’s a third-person survival shooter where you’re battling space monsters to retake Earth.

    The PS5 exclusive is Maquette, a first-person puzzler inspired by Escher.

    And then there’s a PSVR freebie called Farpoint. It’s a first-person VR shooter that lets you roam (and attempt to survive) in an alien world.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GAME OVER FOR SCALPERS AS GOVERNMENT RESPONDS TO PETITION

    A crackdown on PS5 scalpers is coming – to the delight of gamers everywhere.

    The UK Government has responded to a “scalping” petition vowing further action against the rogue resellers.

    A petition asking the Government to “prevent or deter” this practice has racked up over 17,000 signatures online.

    According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, action is on the way.

    “Using automated software to buy more tickets than allowed by the retailer is probated, with unlimited fines for breaches,” it said.

    “Government is discussing other markets with relevant trade associations.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    UK RETAILERS PS5 STOCK CHECK

    • Very published its new PS5 page this week so a drop could be on the way
    • Amazon dropped recently so there is unlikely to be another one soon, but it is still worth keeping an eye on
    • Currys recently removed its PS5 page to stop people flooding the site, but a drop could happen when it is relaunched
    • GAME could have more stock by the end of the month, it is hoped

    GAMERS CAN NOW TURN ANY NON-ELECTRONIC OBJECT INTO PS5 CONTROLLER

    A new patent has been discovered which will allow you to map buttons onto any inanimate object to turn it into a PS5 controller.

    According to the Metro, the patent, which was discovered by GamesIndustry.biz, using technology to turn any non-electronic item can be turned into a game controller by projecting AR buttons onto it.

    • Joseph Gamp

      RESTOCK UPDATE: JOHN LEWIS TO RELEASE PS5 STOCK NEXT WEEK

      Gamers will be getting another chance to buy a PS5 console this month.

      More stock is being released next week, and according to the latest reports, restocks will be happening at several major retailers.

      John Lewis is expected to be on that list, alongside others like Smyths, Argos and Currys.

    • Joseph Gamp

      RESTOCK AT AMAZON, CURRYS AND VERY FROM MARCH 8 (TOMORROW!)

      A well-known PS5 tracker account claims that stock could be dropping in Amazon, Currys and Very.

      But you'll need to be quick as most stock updates sell out within minutes.

      Gamers were left frustrated last month after new Amazon stock sold out just moments after going live.

    • Joseph Gamp

      GRAN TURISMO 7 DELAYED BY A YEAR, RELEASE SLATED FOR 2022

      Car racing video game Gran Turismo 7 will now be delayed until 2022.

      Sony has revealed that the highly anticipated game won’t be released until next year due to Covid-19 issues.

      Sony told GQ: “GT7 has been impacted by Covid-related production challenges and therefore will shift from 2021 to 2022.

      “With the ongoing pandemic, it’s a dynamic and changing situation and some critical aspects of game production have been slowed over the past several months.

      “We’ll share more specifics on GT7’s release date when available.

    • Joseph Gamp

      TIPS ON HOW TO PROTECT YOURSELF FROM SCAMMERS ONLINE

      Follow these steps to protect yourself from hackers in the future:

      • Make a ‘strong’ password with 8 or more characters and a combination of upper case characters, numbers and symbols
      • Don’t do online banking on public WiFi, unless absolutely necessary
      • Don’t click on dodgy email links claiming to be from banks
      • Use different passwords for different sites
      • Never re-use your main email password
      • Use anti-virus software
      • Don’t accept Facebook friend requests or LinkedIn invitations from people you don’t know
      • Think before you put personal info on social media
      • Find My iPhone, Android Lost and BlackBerry Protect all allow you to remotely wipe a stolen phone. Set this feature up
      • Only shop online on secure sites
      • Don’t store your card details on websites
      • Password protect your phone and other devices

      NEW CALL OF DUTY: WARZONE AND BLACK OPS COLD WAR UPDATES NOW LIVE

      Call of Duty: Warzone and Black Ops Cold War’s Season 2 update is now live, adding new locations to the battle royal game and more.

      Activision claims that Season 2 adds “incredible amounts of free content” to the shooters, including a new event, four new Operators, six new weapons, new points of interest and more.

      In Warzone, the Verdansk map has been updated with a shipwreck, missile silos, mysterious Black Ops zombie terminals and a new dock at the dam.

      2 Battle Pass earlier this week. Featuring 100 tiers of unlockable content, the Battle Pass includes two free weapons, new operator Naga and 20 weapon blueprints.

      HOW TO DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE TO A GOOD CAUSE

      If you’ve been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you don’t need.

      Why not donate it to Get Well Gamers, a charity which takes devices and games to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where youngsters are being cared for.

      Its website reads: “Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial.”

      To find out more, click here

      • Joseph Gamp

        CODEMASTERS PLACES GOVERNMENT MENTAL HEALTH AND COVID MESSAGING SIGNS IN GRID, DIRT 5 AND OTHER GAMES

        Codemasters has extended the UK Government messaging used on trackside advertising in its racing games to add mental health awareness campaigns.

        Geotargeting technology will now see players of Dirt 5, Dirt Rally 2.0 and GRID based in the UK start seeing banners and advertising hoardings with official Government advice on them.

        There will be two Government messages on these ads: “Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives” (the current slogan to encourage people to stay at home during the pandemic), and “Every Mind Matters” (designed to offer support for mental wellbeing).

        The COVID-19 health messaging first started appearing in Codemasters’ games last year. Rebellion and King also put “Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives” ads in their games.

        Codemasters will be including its ads with the help of Bidstack, who specialise in geo-targeted advertising banners in games. This ensures that players located outside of the UK won’t receive the messaging.

      • Joseph Gamp

        FIFA 21 DOMINATES SALES ACROSS THE US AND EUROPE

        According to PushSquare, Fifa 21 is the most bought game for PS5 games across Europe and the United States.

        It was also the best-selling PS4 game in the European region.

      • Joseph Gamp

        CRASH BANDICOOT 4 AMONG SONY’S ROSTER OF FORTHCOMING PS5 GAMES

        • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time will achieve 4K 60fps on PS5 – plus haptic feedback through the DualSense joypad
        • Returnal gets a release date of April 30 for PS5 – it’s a sci-fi psychological horror FPS
        • Knockout City now has a cross-play beta – an epic dodgeball battle game
        • Sifu is coming in 2021 – it’s a modern 3D take on classic side-scrolling beat-’em-up games, inspired by Asian action movies
        • Solar Ash is coming later in 2021 – it’s an epic fast-paced 3D platformer set in a black hole

        PS5 RESTOCKS AT ARGOS AND AMAZON COULD BE ON WAY

        Argos have started receiving shipments, with more expected next week, according to a PS5 tracker on Twitter.

        Amazon usually drops the same day or a day after Argos.

        The two retailers are expected to drop more stock in the next 15 days.

        GRAND THEFT AUTO 5 TO GET REMASTER TREATMENT FOR PS5

        Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Rockstar parent company Take Two Interactive revealed GTA 5 will be remastered for releases on the PS5.

        The GTA 5 remake was announced last summer with the promise of boosted graphics and improved performance.

        Grand Theft Auto 5 launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2013 and was later remastered for the Xbox One and PS4.

        GAMERS CAN NOW TURN ANY NON-ELECTRONIC OBJECT INTO PS5 CONTROLLER

        A new patent has been discovered which will allow you to map buttons onto any inanimate object to turn it into a PS5 controller.

        According to the Metro, the patent, which was discovered by GamesIndustry.biz, using technology to turn any non-electronic item can be turned into a game controller by projecting AR buttons onto it.

        • Joseph Gamp

          PLAYSTATION GIVE THEMSELVES PAT ON THE BACK

          PlayStation boss Jim Ryan praised the company for delivering a “considerable amount” of consoles into the UK market last week.

          He told GQ,”We’re doing our best. I was just looking at the supply figures for the UK – we put a considerable amount of product into the UK market last week.

          “And that will continue over weeks and months to come.”

        • Katie Davis

          GAMES DROPPING IN APRIL

          • Outriders – April 1
          • Guilty Gear: Strive Deluxe And Ultimate Edition Early Access – April 6
          • Guilty Gear: Strive – April 9
          • Final Fantasy 14 Online: A Realm Reborn Open Beta – April 13
          • MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition Early Access – April 16
          • MLB The Show 21 – April 20
          • MotoGP 21 – April 22
          • Judgement – April 23
          • Returnal – April 30
          • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – April 30

          PS5: KEY FACTS

          Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.

          The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

          They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.

          All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.

          DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE

          If you've been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you don't need.

          Why not donate it to Get Well Gamers, a charity which takes devices and games to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare settings where youngsters are being cared for.

          Its website reads: "Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial."

          To find out more, click here

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