Shoppers have been left waiting for months to get their hands on Sony’s new PlayStation 5 console.
The PS5 went on sale across the UK back in November 2020, but with shops closed due to lockdown, it was a race for many hoping to get one.
After pre-orders sold out in minutes and shoppers were met with website glitches, many have been left wondering if and when the device would ever come back into stock.
In December, Sony announced that more Playstation 5 stock would be available in stores before the end of 2020.
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While many of the go-to retailers didn’t have stock, Amazon did manage to get its hands on some, though prices were significantly higher than on release, starting from £1,299.
Now, England has been placed into its third national lockdown and non-essential stores, including those selling electronics, have been forced to shut again.
So while you won’t be able to walk into a store with hopes of leaving with a PS5, some retailers are offering a glimmer of hope by listing the console online.
Below, we’ve listed the places you’re most likely to succeed in getting the PS5 and what they have to say about it.
A statement on the John Lewis website said: “Thank you to everyone who has visited us and placed an order for a PS5. We are now out of stock.
“Unfortunately, PlayStation 5 consoles will not be available for purchase at our John Lewis & Partners shops or from our contact centres.”
Online retailer Very shared a statement to its website, which reads: “Unfortunately we have sold out of our PS5 consoles for now. We have more stock coming so keep checking back for our next drop.”
Argos has not listed an update on when shoppers can expect more stock.
A note on AO’s website says: “Sorry, Playstation 5 is currently unavailable.”
Despite some stock being available last week, Amazon’s website now says the retailer does not know “when or if” the PS5 will be back in stock.
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Smyths has now sold out of its allocated stock. A message on the retailer’s website says that PS5 stock is now not expected until January 2021, meaning a restock could be arriving any day now.
According to Twitter user @MoonsUGN, who frequently shares PS5 stock updates, Smyths is expecting stock this month.
Game no longer has PS5 stock available, with no update on when new stock will arrive.
A note on Curry’s website says the retailer is “working tirelessly to secure more stock” and customers should check back for updates.