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The long bank holiday weekend is nearly upon us. The birds are singing, the bunnies are hopping, and it’s still terribly difficult to buy a PS5. What’s changed? It has now been well over a year since its launch, yet we’re all still struggling to find a console thanks to the ongoing global semiconductor shortage sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

Things started to look up in March, after a dire start to 2022 with the worst two months for drops on record in January and February, and there have been several restocks in April too. We’re only half-way through the month, but already there have been PS5 consoles available at PlayStation Direct and ShopTo, plus more restocks at  Currys, Argos, AO, Game and Smyths Toys so far this week alone. Let’s hope the drops continue.

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Our liveblog is here to get you one of Sony’s elusive next-gen consoles, as well as provide you with the details on the best games and accessories to grab alongside your new machine, plus the latest game reviews. If you want to find out which online retailers will be the first to restock, then keep scrolling to receive updates as they happen.

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  • PS5 bundles available at Currys
  • The PS5 can be pre-ordered from Game right now
  • A recap of yesterday’s PS5 restock events
  • We’ve spotted the best ‘Fifa 22’ deal at Amazon

PS5 bundles available at Currys

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09:15 , Jasper Pickering

While the standalone console has sold out, Currys still has a number of large bundles available to purchase.

Bundles start from £749 but include a PS5 console, an extra dualsense controller, upgradeable SSD storage, a gaming headset and a copy of either Gran Turismo 7 and/or Horizon Forbidden West.

Buy now

Good morning, PS5 trackers

08:49 , Jasper Pickering

And we’re back! The last week has been one of the busiest PS5 restock periods in recent memory, with drops from AO, Game, Smyths Toys, Currys and Argos.

If you missed out on getting a console during these drops then not to worry, we’re on hand to give you the best buying advice to make sure you can secure a console at checkout. Stay with us as we run through all the retailers we can expect to see release new stock of the elusive console soon.

Horizon Forbidden West review for the PS5

Wednesday 13 April 2022 16:00 , Alistair Charlton

Horizon Forbidden West is the follow up to 2017’s Horizon Zero Dawn and will follow hunter Aloy on her journey across the west coast of an apocalyptic United States.

We absolutely loved our time with Horizon Forbidden West. Our reviewer said: “In Horizon Forbidden West, Guerilla Games has developed its post-apocalyptic marriage of technology and nature to craft a beautifully realised vision of a world desperate for rebirth.

“The story will take new players to unexpected and breathtaking places, and fans of Horizon Zero Dawn will have plenty of their questions answered.

“While Horizon Forbidden West takes great leaps in its visual and story presentation, it stays the path with its gameplay, making small but notable additions that improve the experience.

“Not much has changed since Zero Dawn, but when that gameplay revolves around hunting mechanical dinosaurs, why would you want it to?”

Read our full review of Horizon Forbidden West to find out more.

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Horizon Forbidden West is one of the best-looking PS5 games yet

PS5 vs Xbox series X

Wednesday 13 April 2022 15:00 , Alistair Charlton

Stuck on which console to choose? The Independent’s technology editor, Andrew Griffin, weighed in with his comparative review of both consoles when they were first released, and it’s well worth a read if you’re struggling to decide.

“Both consoles offer a host of improvements on their predecessors: new designs, vastly improved performance, and new games”, he said. To find out his verdict, read his review of the PS5 and Xbox series X.

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PS5 vs Xbox series X: Which console is better?

Dying Light 2 review

Wednesday 13 April 2022 14:30 , Alistair Charlton

Combining parkour with the survival-horror genre, Dying Light 2 (£54.99, Currys.co.uk) came out in February and is one of several big releases to land on the PS5 already in 2022, along with Horizon Forbidden West, Elden Ring and Gran Turismo 7.

In our review, we said: “Dying Light 2 is at its best when it has the freedom to explore its environments.

“Running through, around and over the city’s inhabitants is the kind of gameplay that would bring players back to visit after the first roll of the credits but when that freedom of movement is taken away is when those cracks start to show. While only occasionally mired by technical issues and stopgaps, Dying Light 2 makes confident attempts to breathe life into a tired genre.”

Read our review of Dying Light 2 in full to find out more.

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Have we helped you get a PS5? Want more shopping insights? Why not sign up to the free IndyBest newsletter, where you can access the best deals and round-ups of the week’s must-have products chosen by IndyBest experts.

Dropping into your inbox every Friday morning, the handy digest features items from our tried and tested reviews by pros in the field – helping you make the most informed choice with your hard-earned cash.

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The best 4K TV for your new PS5

Wednesday 13 April 2022 13:00 , Alistair Charlton

If you managed to grab a PS5 today, it’s perhaps time to think about upgrading your television. The PS5 outputs video at 4K resolution and can even handle games running at 120 frames per second. That’s something not all TVs can manage, so if you want to see your new console running at its best, a new TV could be worthwhile.

We’ve rounded up nine of the best 4K TVs available right now, from manufacturers including Samsung, LG, Sony and Panasonic, among others. And the great news is you don’t need to spend a fortune to get a great 4K television – prices of our favourites start at under £400.

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9 best 4K TVs for needle-sharp viewing

Save up to 75% off in the Playstation Store spring sale

Wednesday 13 April 2022 12:30 , Alistair Charlton

Now that spring has sprung, the Playstation Store sale is finally here and while there are quite a few to sift through, we’ve spotted some excellent deals on some of our favourite games from the past year.

Every spring, a new sale promises the best deals on hundreds of items on Sony’s game store, not just on expansions and other downloadable content, but also on “deluxe” editions of AAA titles.

The sale will be running from 30 March through to 27 April with some huge savings on popular titles such as Ghosts of Tsushima: Director’s Cut and the 2021 Game of the Year winner It Takes Two.

You can find the full list of games currently in the sale on the Playstation Blog, but if you want to find out more we’ve rounded up the best Playstation deals.

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Every blockbuster game on offer in Playstation’s big spring sale

Can you buy a PS5 on the high street?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 12:00 , Alistair Charlton

Yes and no. Some shops have occasional PS5 stock available for walk-in customers to buy, but there have been very few consoles available so far this year. Your best options are Game and Smyths. The former has a Twitter account for each of its shops, used to tweet about when PS5 (and Xbox series X) stock becomes available. For your best chance of spotting a console at your local store, use this Twitter list to view every tweet from all of Game’s shops across the UK.

As for Smyths Toys, the retailer has a tool on its website for checking stock at all of its stores, We occasionally see the odd console crop up here, but for now there’s no PS5 stock anywhere in the UK.

How big is the PS5?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 11:40 , Alistair Charlton

Not as strange a question as you might think, because the PS5 is massive. It’s often an easy joke to say how big the next generation of game consoles are, ever since the chunky original Xbox arrived, followed by the even bigger PS4.

But, while the Xbox series X is also rather large, it’s the PS5 that is least likely to fit under your television. The digital edition is slightly slimmer, due to not having a disc drive, but both consoles are equally tall when stood on end.

They are 390mm tall and 260mm deep, while the disc edition is 104mm thick and the digital edition is 92mm. Both consoles are intended to be stood upright, but also come with a plastic stand to help them rest on their side – likely the only way most buyers will fit the console under their TV.

Some branches of Game have PS5 stock today

Wednesday 13 April 2022 11:20 , Alistair Charlton

Buying a PS5 on the high street can be even more difficult than finding one online. But, every so often, branches of Game have handfuls of PS5 consoles available for walk-in customers to snap up.

It’s hard to keep track of these stock levels, but so far today we have seen consoles available at Game branches in Cowley, Plymouth, Workington and Carmarthen, while the store in Tamworth has just sold out. Keep an eye on this Twitter list, which shows tweets from all of Game’s store, for the latest news on PS5 availability.

What’s the difference between the two models of PS5?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 11:00 , Alistair Charlton

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Sony sells two versions of the PS5. These are known as the disc edition and the digital edition. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive. This means games can only be played by downloading them, and obviously there’s no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.

The digital edition is also cheaper, at £359.99 compared to £449.99 for the disc edition.

PS5 stock has just landed at AO

Wednesday 13 April 2022 10:47 , Alistair Charlton

Just minutes after PS5 stock landed at Game, we’re now seeing consoles available at AO too. The electronics retailer has a couple of options available. The first is a bundle with the PS5 disc edition, Ghost of Tsushima and the Pulse gaming headset for £609, and the second offer is the console with Ratchet & Clank and an extra controller for £579.

Buy now at AO

Can you buy a PS5 from John Lewis?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 10:40 , Alistair Charlton

Sometimes, but not all that often. John Lewis & Partners has struggled to secure PS5 stock for months now, and while the last restock was only a few weeks ago, on 9 March, that was the first batch of new consoles offered since 29 December. Prior to that, our records show that John Lewis managed just five PS5 restocks between May and October 2021. In short, unless you happen to stumble across a restock at the right time, you’re best looking for a PS5 console elsewhere.

The PS5 can be pre-ordered from Game right now

Wednesday 13 April 2022 10:25 , Alistair Charlton

As we predicted, Game has just made a load of PS5 console bundles available for pre-order. The PS5 disc edition and PS5 digital edition can be ordered on their own, or as part of bundles including games like Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West and Spider-Man.

A virtual queuing system is in place and ordered placed today will be released tomorrow, 14 April.

Buy now at Game

Will there be another Smyths Toys restock this month?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 10:20 , Alistair Charlton

Smyths Toys had a PS5 restock yesterday, 12 April, but the retailer’s website says more consoles are due before the end of April. More specifically, the product page for the PS5 disc edition states: “Out of stock. Expected in stock: April 2022,” giving us hope that more consoles are on the way in the next couple of weeks. As for the cheaper PS5 digital edition, which doesn’t have a disc drive, the Smyths website says vaguely: “Out of stock. Expected in stock: TBC 2022.”

Before the restock on 12 April, Smyths last had PS5s available on 18 February and 9 March. We haven’t seen two online restocks in the same month since way back in September, but hopefully that is about to change.

When did Game last have a PS5 restock?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 09:55 , Alistair Charlton

We’re hopeful of a PS5 restock at Game in the coming few days. This would be the retailer’s first PS5 drop for April, and by our records the seventh of the year so far, which is pretty good compared to many other PS5 stockists. We saw three PS5 restocks at Game last month, on 10, 16 and 24 March, and this followed restocks on 18 and 19 January, and 18 February.

If this track record is anything to go by, then we can expect to see more PS5 consoles land at Game before the end of April.

Who else might restock this week?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 09:34 , Alistair Charlton

We’ve already seen PS5 restocks from Currys and Argos this week. But there could still be more to come, as Game is also expected to announce console availability before the Easter break. This usually means the retailer posting a broad range of PS5 bundle deals on its website, all offered up for pre-order, then delivered a week or so later.

We’re not sure exactly when this restock will go live, but you can be sure that we’ll be posting here on the live blog as soon as we know more.

Can you play PS4 games on PS5?

Wednesday 13 April 2022 09:31 , Alistair Charlton

You sure can! The overwhelming majority of the PS4 games you own are playable on the PS5. You’ll be able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation store on your PS4 and play them on the next-gen console.

If you’ve got the disc edition of the PS5, you’ll also be able to insert your PS4 discs into it and play them that way, too. Obviously, because there’s no physical disc slot on the digital edition of the console, you won’t be able to play any PS4 discs you own. We’ve compiled together a list of our favourite PS4 games, and most of them have dropped in price since the PS5 came out.

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From Bloodborne to Spider-Man, these are still the best PS4 games

Good morning

Wednesday 13 April 2022 08:52 , Alistair Charlton

Good morning, PS5 hunters, and welcome back to another day on the IndyBest restocking live blog. Consoles that landed yesterday at Currys are still available, and if you live in the right postcode you might still be able to grab a PS5 from Argos too. Elsewhere, we’re expecting a restock at Game before the end of the week.

A recap of today’s PS5 restock events

Tuesday 12 April 2022 17:30 , Alex Lee

Things are finally picking up in the world of PS5 restocks! We only had two drops last week and none the week before, but it’s all change today.

We’ve had three drops in one day, and we’re still expecting more restocks to take place before the bank holiday on Friday – Game being the most likely.

Still on the hunt? Currys still has a few PS5 bundles left on its site, so if you don’t mind spending over £749 on a bundle, Currys is now your best bet.

Buy now from Currys

We’ll be back tomorrow morning for some PS5 restock tracking action. Until then, g’night!

‘Lego Star Wars’ PS5 review

Tuesday 12 April 2022 16:31 , Alex Lee

Across Harry Potter, Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park and even Lord of the Rings, the Lego games follow a familiar pattern: Journey through each film across a handful of levels that succinctly capture their most recognisable set pieces with as much accuracy as a cast of minifigures can muster.

The latest in the line-up is Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga, and it may be the best Lego game yet. “Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is a grand continuation of this process encompassing all three of the mainline trilogies with as much enthusiasm and heartfelt appreciation as could be expected from a studio working on their sixth tie-in of the sci-fi epic,” our writer said in their review. Want to know their full thoughts? Have a read of our review below.

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is the biggest blockbusting game yet

Is the WD_BLACK SN850 worth it?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 15:41 , Alex Lee

The bundles at Currys come with a WD_BLACK SN850 internal SSD with an integrated heatsink, but is it any good? The SSD is actually our top pick in our round-up of the best PS5 accessories.

“Once you spend 10 minutes with a screwdriver, your storage capacity is vastly increased. It’s an expensive upgrade but one that will prove useful for a long time. Expect to be able to store at least 10 PS5 games on the hard drive with that number potentially higher depending on the games you play,” our reviewer said.

Buy the PS5 now from Currys

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12 best PS5 accessories that will enhance your gaming experience

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Tuesday 12 April 2022 14:51 , Alex Lee

Managed to bag a PS5 today? Want more shopping insights? Why not sign up to the IndyBest newsletter to access the best deals and round-ups of the week’s must-have products chosen by IndyBest experts. Dropping into your inbox every Friday morning, the handy digest features items from our tried and tested reviews by pros in the field – helping you make the most informed choice with your hard-earned cash.

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On the hunt for an Xbox series X?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 14:01 , Alex Lee

The Xbox series X was widely available in January, February and March, but retailers are starting to sell out of the Microsoft console again. Right now, you can only buy it from the Microsoft Store, Smyths and Asda.

Want to know which retailer gives you the best bang for your buck? Head on over to our main Xbox series X restock guide, where we’ve pulled together all the latest information.

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On the hunt for an Xbox series X? Here’s when retailers expect more stock

We’ve spotted the best ‘Fifa 22’ deal at Amazon

Tuesday 12 April 2022 13:11 , Alex Lee

If you’re looking to buy the latest game in the Fifa franchise, then Amazon is currently bundling the game with a dualsense controller for £35 less than usual – the best deal we’ve ever seen.

‘Fifa 22’ PS5 with an extra dualsense controller: Was £129, now £94.98, Amazon.co.uk

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Haven’t managed to pick up Fifa 22 on the PS5 yet? Now’s your chance! The newest entry in the Fifa franchise is here, complete with the integration of HyperMotion technology, making the beautiful game look more realistic than ever before. Plus, there’s new in-game mechanics like explosive sprint, and a new goalkeeper system.

Amazon is currently bundling the game with a midnight black PS5 dualsense controller for just under £95 – that’s a massive 26 per cent saving.

Buy now

Who has PS5s available right now?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 12:21 , Alex Lee

It’s been an incredibly successful morning here on the PS5 stock tracking liveblog, with restocks at ArgosCurrys and Smyths Toys all taking place.

Unfortunately, we didn’t get that Very PS5 restock, which would’ve been the cherry on the cake, considering the retailer’s restocks tend to last a good few hours, but alas, we wait until next week now.

We’ve seen a handful of Argos stores still have the PS5 disc edition console in stock, and Currys still has a massive number of bundles available to buy.

Buy now from Currys

Buy now from Argos

Could Very still restock the PS5 today?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 11:37 , Alex Lee

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Very‘s chances of dropping today are waning as we tick up towards midday. It’s a strange occurrence considering the retailer hasn’t restocked the console in five weeks now, and it tends to drop on a Tuesday every four weeks.

What now? Now we look towards a restock on 19 April instead.

If you weren’t able to pre-order a console from Smyths Toys, your only chance to secure one today is probably going to be from Currys and Argos.

Buy now from Currys

Is Smyths Toys back in stock?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 11:08 , Alex Lee

We’re getting reports that Smyths Toys may still have consoles available, with stock appearing intermittently on the website. The @PS5StockAlertUK stock tracker is advising people to keep refreshing the page or checking over the next half an hour. Good luck!

Buy now from Smyths Toys

Smyths Toys seem to be appearing in and out of stock frequently, it’s worth trying for the next half an hour or so.

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When could Game restock the PS5?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 10:55 , Alex Lee

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Game is another retailer heavily predicted to restock the PS5 this week. At the start of April, the retailer updated its PS5 bundles page with new release dates of 14 April 2022. This is the final date that consoles will be shipped to customers, hinting that the retailer could drop the PS5 any day this week.

The retailer tends to drop stock on a Tuesday, Wednesday or a Thursday. Because it hasn’t restocked today, there’s a good chance the retailer could restock the console tomorrow morning.

There are currently 27 different bundles listed on the retailer’s page, including digital edition bundles, but these are subject to change when stock actually goes live. Game never restocks the PS5 on its own, even though it might show up on the page, so it’s always worth going for a bundle or you’ll end up wasting your time in a queue.

View Game’s PS5 bundles page

When will your Smyths Toys pre-order be ready to collect?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 10:30 , Alex Lee

Well done to anyone who has secured a console at Smyths Toys so far. All pre-orders at Smyths Toys should be fulfilled and ready to collect in 1-2 weeks’ time.

Not managed to order one yet? It seems like Smyths has now sold out, leaving Currys and maybe Argos your only options.

Buy now from Argos

Buy now from Currys

The PS5 is now in stock at Smyths Toys

Tuesday 12 April 2022 10:08 , Alex Lee

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The PS5 is now in stock at Smyths Toys. Both the digital and disc edition consoles are available for click and collect, though we can’t see home delivery right now. Smyths Toys stock always gets snapped up quickly, so we’d jump on it as soon as possible. The digital edition console costs £359.99 (Smythstoys.com) and the disc edition console costs £449.99 (Smythstoys.com).

Buy the digital edition console 

Buy the disc edition console

Is the PS5 still in stock at Argos?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 10:05 , Alex Lee

It’s hard to tell if the PS5 is still in stock or not when it comes to Argos. The retailer drops region by region, so one local branch might go live before yours and all you can do is sit there refreshing the page.

More people have had luck physically heading in to their local Argos store, which is often the best way of securing a console when it comes to the retailer.

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Usually, when there’s still an “Add to trolley” button on Argos’s website, it means that the console is still in stock somewhere, though this may be nowhere near you.

Buy now from Argos

Buy now from Currys

‘GT7’ and ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ PS5 reviews

Tuesday 12 April 2022 09:45 , Alex Lee

All the bundles currently in stock at Currys come with either Gran Turismo 7 or Horizon Forbidden West. Both of these games appear on our round-up of the best PS5 games of 2022, so if you’re umm-ing and arr-ing about them, fret not. They’re excellent!

But if they’re still too pricey for you, we’re on the edge of our seats waiting for Very to drop its haul of consoles (if it actually has a haul, that is).

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What time could Very restock the PS5?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 09:30 , Alex Lee

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If a Very drop is happening this morning, expect the retailer to open up its waiting room any minute now – between 9.30am and 10am. Very hasn’t had a drop since 8 March, and drops almost always take place on a Tuesday, so a restock today is extremely likely to happen.

We’ll update you the second stock goes live, along with the console editions and bundles on offer. Keep your bum glued to this liveblog.

The PS5 is now in stock at Argos

Tuesday 12 April 2022 09:15 , Alex Lee

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PSA: Argos dropped the PS5 onto its website at around 4am this morning. The drop is still happening region by region, and it’s only available for collection and not delivery, so you’ll have to pop into your nearest store.

Some locations may have already sold out, given that it’s been in stock for a good few hours now. Immediate collection is definitely happening though. Keep refreshing if your location hasn’t gone green yet.

Struggling? Currys is still in stock and Very should drop next.

Buy now from Argos

Buy now from Currys

What PS5 bundles are in stock at Currys right now?

Tuesday 12 April 2022 08:59 , Alex Lee

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There are six different PS5 bundles currently listed on Currys‘s website right now. They range in price from £749 to £799 – expensive, we know, but you get a lot of gear in each bundle.

  • PS5 disc Edition bundle with Gran Turismo 7, Logitech G435 headset, a WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD and an extra dualsense controller
  • PS5 disc edition console bundle with Horizon Forbidden West, a Logitech G435 Headset, a WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD and an extra dualsense controller
  • PS5 disc edition console bundle with Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, a Logitech G435 Headset, a WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD and an extra dualsense controller
  • PS5 disc edition console bundle with Gran Turismo 7, a Logitech G435 Headset, a WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD and a starlight blue dualsense controller
  • PS5 disc edition console bundle with Horizon Forbidden West, a Logitech G435 Headset, a WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD and a starlight blue dualsense controller
  • PS5 disc edition console bundle with Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, a Logitech G435 Headset, a WD SN850 1TB M.2 SSD and a starlight blue dualsense controller

Buy now from Currys

Two retailers are in stock right now

Tuesday 12 April 2022 08:45 , Alex Lee

Goooooood morning PS5 hunters and what a glorious morning it is! The PS5 has just dropped at Argos and Currys, so if you haven’t hopped onto those retailer’s websites, now is the time to do so.

As well as those two, we’re also hoping to see Very restock the console later this morning. We’ll give you all the latest info throughout the day.

Buy now from Argos

Buy now from Currys

A recap of today’s PS5 restock events

Monday 11 April 2022 17:30 , Alex Lee

All righty, it’s been a pretty hectic Monday afternoon here on the PS5 stock tracking liveblog thanks to this strange Argos restock, but if you’re having trouble with it, we’re hopefully going to start seeing more reliable retailers drop tomorrow morning.

Tomorrow, we’ll have our stock tracking fingers constantly refreshing Very, Game, Smyths Toys and AO‘s product pages, who could all drop the console this week. Join us then and we’ll help you secure a console! G’night for now.

PS5 vs Xbox series X

Monday 11 April 2022 16:00 , Alex Lee

Struggling to pick between the Xbox series X and the PS5? The Independent’s technology editor, Andrew Griffin, weighed in with his comparative review of both consoles when they were first released, and it’s well worth a read if you’re stuck.

“Both consoles offer a host of improvements on their predecessors: new designs, vastly improved performance, and new games”, he said. To find out his verdict, read his review of the PS5 and Xbox series X.

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Argos PS5 stock set to drop for everyone else soon

Monday 11 April 2022 15:35 , Alex Lee

Struggling to find stock available at Argos? According to @PS5StockAlertUK, the ones already able to check-out are part of a handful of stores affected by a buying glitch. You might be able to get a PS5 by following the instructions below.

Last time this happened, we saw Argos set the stock live for everyone to buy at around 6pm, so that might happen today. If you’re having trouble, it might be worth popping in to your local Argos store or waiting until then.

Buy now from Argos

Important: Remember, this is just a small glitch that occurs before Argos goes live with their PS5 drops, and will only be successful for some areas, not all.

The main drop should be soon.

If you’re struggling, join our Discord: https://t.co/lW1blbCPj6

— PS5 Stock UK (@PS5StockAlertUK) April 11, 2022

Argos PS5 stock may be live right now

Monday 11 April 2022 15:06 , Alex Lee

We’re receiving reports from Discord and Twitter about a potential in-store Argos restock taking place now. PS5 hunters are being urged to head in-store to check on one of the Argos tablets for PS5 stock. This is a regional restock, so your local store might not have consoles available. If you’re desperate though, it’s worth a check.

Argos restocks are becoming increasingly frustrating, with this latest one being one of the worst so far.

Buy now from Argos

🚨 PS5 is in-stock at Argos

– Many available in some stores (use the in-store tablets which enables you to order them even if they aren’t in stock yet)

– Online orders also available but it’s regional only, meaning you’ll have to keep checking and hope your area turns green

— PS5 UK Stock (@PS5UKStock) April 11, 2022

ℹ️Ignore the ‘currently available’ you can still checkout via collection! Remember it’s regional so your location may not be in stock YET keep trying. If you need help adding to cart & more JOIN our discord NOW. #ps5uk pic.twitter.com/7qILjq9vhF

— MSTV PS5 Stock Alerts! (@MSTVTweets) April 11, 2022

Best PS5 games

Monday 11 April 2022 14:20 , Alex Lee

We’ve recently refreshed our list of the best PS5 games to include all our favourite releases of 2022, including Horizon Forbidden West and Elden Ring.

But it’s still Astro’s Playroom that tops our list of the best PS5 games. “Launching for free with every PS5, Astro’s Playroom is a delightful tech demo that puts all the new features of the latest Sony console to good use,” our writer said in their review. “Feeling the draw of a bowstring with the dualsense’s adaptive triggers or the patter of rain in its haptic feedback adds an extra layer of sensory immersion to gameplay and its super-fast loading times shows off what the PS5’s new SSD is capable of.”

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When could Smyths Toys restock the PS5?

Monday 11 April 2022 12:40 , Alex Lee

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Smyths Toys is another retailer where we wait patiently for @PS5StockAlertUK to leak some information. It always seems to get advanced notice of a restock at Smyths a day or so before it happens.

It last dropped consoles on Wednesday 9 March, so it should be due a restock any day now. Smyths doesn’t always restock the PS5 online for those wanting a console delivered to their home, with most drops taking place in-store only. We’ll let you know if we hear any more news.

What about AO?

Monday 11 April 2022 11:15 , Alex Lee

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We’ve been waiting for another AO  restock for absolutely ages, so could this finally be the week? Honestly, we’re not too sure, but we’re certainly hopeful.

Unlike Very and Amazon, AO doesn’t have a strict restock pattern, with stock having previously dropped every single day of the week.

AO restocks usually take place three weeks apart, with the last drop taking place on Tuesday 8 March, so it’s severely behind schedule.

‘Returnal’ PS5 review

Monday 11 April 2022 10:45 , Alex Lee

Returnal was a divisive game when it came out as one of the PS5’s earliest exclusives, but it still won its way onto our round-up of the best PS5 games and, more importantly, picked up four awards, including the grand prize of “best game” at the Bafta Games Awards last week.

“As a roguelike where levels are randomly generated, players take control of Selene as she crashes her spaceship on the planet Atropos. Every time she dies, time loops back to the point of impact and she must find a way to survive long enough and escape the planet,” our writer said in their review.

Want to find out who else won big at the Bafta Games Awards this year? Have a read of our article below.

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Could Amazon restock the PS5 this week?

Monday 11 April 2022 10:20 , Alex Lee

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While there’s a very slim chance that Amazon could restock the PS5 this week, it’s more likely to drop next week instead. The retailer last restocked the console on Wednesday 23 March with both disc and digital edition consoles, and it usually has a restock once every four weeks.

Drops at Amazon always take place on a Wednesday at around 9:30am. Digital edition restocks aren’t as frequent, so the next drop might only contain disc edition consoles. We’ll still be keeping an eye out for an Amazon restock this Wednesday, but we’re more certain of a 20 April restock.

As always, it will only be available to Amazon Prime subscribers, but if you’re not one, you can always get yourselves a 30-day free trial.

Argos set to restock the PS5 this week

Monday 11 April 2022 09:33 , Alex Lee

A massive restock is expected to take place at Argos this week according to the folks over on the @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter account, which allegedly has moles scurrying around inside Argos’s warehouse.

Both PS5 disc edition consoles and PS5 digital edition consoles should be made available, but the stock tracker suggests that only 10 per cent of the consoles available will be digital and the rest disc. A restock could take place any day this week, with @PS5StockAlertUK betting on the first half of the week.

Frustratingly, Argos doesn’t tend to drop at a normal time of the day, with restocks frequently occurring between 3am and 6am in the morning. If you aren’t keen on waking up at 3am every day this week, stock is often still available at 8am in the morning, so don’t fret.

📰 Big PS5 Restock Expected by Argos This Week – https://t.co/0wiwKEHpHB Exclusivehttps://t.co/gP0CiTsP2S pic.twitter.com/Mu8ePYvAQ6

— PS5 Stock UK (@PS5StockAlertUK) April 9, 2022

Very predicted to restock the PS5 soon

Monday 11 April 2022 09:15 , Alex Lee

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Very is one of the best places to buy a PS5 at, with drops frequently lasting hours. It’s also one of the easiest retailers to predict restocks at.

Very has a, uh… very strict restock pattern when it comes to PS5 console drops. It almost always restocks on a Tuesday morning at around 10am, with its waiting room opening up at around 9:30am.

The retailer last dropped the console on 8 March, and it tends to restock once every four weeks, so it’s actually behind schedule right now, meaning that it’s even more likely to drop tomorrow on 12 April. We’ll be here bringing you the live stock updates if the restock materialises.

Who could restock the PS5 today?

Monday 11 April 2022 08:59 , Alex Lee

Gooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome back to The Independent’s PS5 restock liveblog! Our mission? To secure you all a PS5 – every single one of you.

While it was a pretty slow week last week, with PlayStation Direct becoming the first retailer to restock this month last Thursday, ShopTo also dropped its haul of bundles on Sunday afternoon.

Of course, that’s still not many, but we’re expecting some heftier drops this week, with Very, Game and Argos all expected to restock the console over the next few days. Want the latest intel? Keep yourselves on the blog.

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