When will the PlayStation 5 be available on Amazon, John Lewis and Argos?
UK GAMERS are in turmoil as several retailers prepare to restock the PlayStation 5 in the coming weeks.
Amazon, Argos and many more are rumored to be dropping new bundles of Sony’s new console – here’s where to find one.
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PS5 restocking – when and where?
A number of major UK retailers are expected to drop huge PlayStation 5 restockings as early as this week.
As always, they’re based on estimates retailers rarely, if ever, give away when planning to restock Sony’s next-gen machine.
The following dates and times were established by the metro based on predictions from several sources.
- Asda – From Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 (8 a.m. to 10 a.m.)
- John lewis – From Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 (7 a.m. to 8 a.m.)
- Very – From Tuesday 3 to Thursday 5 (9 a.m. to 12 p.m.)
- Argos – From Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 10 (1h to 4h)
- ShopTo – from Tuesday 3 to Wednesday 11
- Blacksmiths – from Wednesday 4 to Friday 6 (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.)
- AO and Amazon.com – Thursday 12 to Thursday 19 (8 to 10 a.m.)
Times are based on previous inventory declines released by these retailers over the past several months.
Most retailers are expected to release at least one batch of consoles this month.
This is a trend they are expected to maintain through the end of the year, reaching three per month in December as Christmas approaches.
The two main retailers that are not on the list are GAME and Currys PC World. They should take one or two inventory cuts this month.
What is the PS5?
The PS5 is Sony’s latest and greatest gaming console.
It is the successor to the PS4 and the PS4 Pro, and comes in two separate versions.
These are the expensive PS5 proper with all the bells and whistles, and the digital edition, which is cheaper but without a disc tray.
Both consoles released in November 2020 with an impressive roster of launch games.
And they take on Microsoft’s next-gen consoles, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.
Like Sony, Microsoft has chosen to launch two machines: a full console with a higher price tag and a cheaper one without a disc tray.
The PS5 release date arrived on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea.
In the UK, players were only able to get their hands on it on November 19.
The PS5 itself costs £ 449.99 / $ 499.99, while the digital edition costs $ 399 / £ 359.
So how does this compare to the PS5’s biggest rival, the Xbox Series X?
Microsoft’s next-gen pair of consoles released a little earlier and landed on November 10, 2020.
The cheaper discless Xbox Series S costs £ 249 / $ 299, while the Xbox Series X costs £ 449 / $ 499.
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All prices were correct at the time of writing, but may have since changed. Always do your own research before making a purchase.
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