PS5 UK stock LIVE – John Lewis restock rumours, Currys PS5 priority pass and latest on Playstation 5 consoles at Amazon

It looks like this could be a good week for anyone wanting to snap up a PS5 console with reports suggesting many stores will be getting a restock.

This week in the UK, John Lewis, Very, and AO have been tipped for a PS5 stock drop, while Argos and Amazon UK are expected to be dropping the standard disc edition "in the next 15 days" according to PS5StockAlertUK.

John Lewis shoppers have been warned that the retailer's drop will be "very early morning" – apparently following in the footsteps of Argos which has defended its pre-dawn PS5 inventory releases to minimise strain on the website, T3 reports.

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

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    STOCK AND GO

    Early this morning, stock was available at John Lewis.

    However, the consoles sold out after a few minutes.

    Some PS5 fans said they were ready to check out and pay when they received a notification saying the console was out of stock again.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    GTA HANDHELD GAMES

    • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto Advance
    • 2005 – Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
    • 2006 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
    • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto Chinatown Wars

    GTA EXPANSION PACKS

    • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1969
    • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto London 1961
    • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto 4 The Lost and Damned
    • 2009 – Grand Theft Auto The Ballad of Gay Tony
    • Chiara Fiorillo

      GTA MAIN SERIES

      • 1997 – Grand Theft Auto
      • 1999 – Grand Theft Auto 2
      • 2001 – Grand Theft Auto 3
      • 2002 – Grand Theft Auto Vice City
      • 2004 – Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
      • 2008 – Grand Theft Auto 4
      • 2013 – Grand Theft Auto 5

      GTA TO BE RELEASED ON PS5

      Grant Theft Auto 5 is being remastered for release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – and it won't be a "simple port".

      Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Rockstar parent company Take Two Interactive, said: "Remastering has always been a part of the strategy.

      "We’ve done differently than the competition – we don’t just port titles over, we actually take the time to do the very best job we can making the title different for the new release, for the new technology that we’re launching it on."

      "So, we improve the technology, we upgrade the visuals, and we make performance enhancements." 

      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.

      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.”

      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.”

      NO RESTOCKS TODAY

      No UK retailers have dropped more stock of PlayStation 5's today, ahead of claims mass restocks are coming this week.

      Dedicated stock alerters believe the likes of AO, Curry’s, John Lewis, ShopTo and Very will drop consoles in the next few days.

      They assured consumers today's lack of action was "expected" because "retailers tend to use the first business-day of the week for preparation purposes."

      • Olivia Burke

        SMYTHS ALTER RESTOCK DATE

        Super stock monitor @PS5StockAlertUK realised that Symths Toys website has altered its restock date online.

        They tweeted, "An update on the Smyths Toys website for the PS5 Digital Edition.

        "The expected in stock date has been changed from "March 2021" to "TBC 2021" which shows once more that unfortunately Digital Editions might not be around for a while. This could change per retailer, we don't know."

      • Hana Carter

        SONY FILES BIZARRE PATENT

        Sony Interactive Entertainment Inc has filed a bizarre patent with the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

        The system appears to turn ordinary household objects and food products into PlayStation controllers, Entrepreneur reports.

        “The system comprises an input unit operable to obtain images of a non-luminous passive object held by a user as a video game controller,” explains the patent.

        In other words, any object can be used, and in the example given in the patent a banana is used.

      • Hana Carter

        PS5 RESTOCK IN INDIA DELAYED

        Sony has confirmed to retailers that the restock date of the PS5 consoles are due at the end of this month.

        A report from IGN India citing multiple sources familiar with the matter claimed that Sony has informed retailers that the next PS5 shipment will be delayed.

        The company’s online retail website has also changed its status from ‘Sold Out’ to ‘Notify Me’. 

      • Hana Carter

        TA V FINALLY GETS PS5 RELEASE

        Grand Theft Auto 5 is being remastered for release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X – and it won’t be a “simple port”.

        That’s according to Strauss Zelnick, the CEO of Rockstar parent company Take Two Interactive, who discussed the US firm’s upcoming remasters during a virtual conference this week.

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

        It’ll be the third iteration of the game after it launched on Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2013 and was later remastered for the Xbox One and PS4.

      • Hana Carter

        INTERNAL MEMORY UPGRADES COMING FOR PS5

        According to Bloomberg, Sony will open up its new PS5 console to internal memory upgrades in the coming months.

        The site reported on Friday that a firmware update released by Sony this summer will add support for additional internal drives.

        It comes as as a lifeline for avid PS5 gamers who may have already maxed out their storage capacity.

      • Hana Carter

        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.”

      • Jon Rogers

        PS5 RESTOCK UPDATE

        Here's the latest information on where you might be able to get your hands on a PS5 console:

        Amazon – remains unavailable after last week's restock

        Antonline – currently unavailable but gamers are encouraged to monitor its social media channels

        Best Buy – currently unavailable

        GameStop – currently unavailable. GameStop restocked the PlayStation 5 bundles last Thursday

        Newegg – currently unavailable. Newegg members can sign up to be notified when more consoles become available

        Target – currently unavailable but reports say stock is coming this week

        Walmart – currently unavailable. the retailer has not yet announced when it will release more consoles.

      • Jon Rogers

        MARCH RELEASE DATES FOR PS5 GAMES

        PlayStation Universe has revealed the release dates for all the PS5 games coming in March:

        Maquette – March 2

        Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2

        Sir Lovelot– March 3

        Mortal Shell: Enhanced Edition – March 4

        Watch Dogs Legion Online – March 9

        Doodle Devil: 3volution– March 11

        Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 4  – March 11

        Monster Truck Championship (Europe)– March 11

        Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time  – March 12

        Monster Truck Championship (North America)– March 16

        Mundaun  – March 16

        In Rays Of The Light – March 17

        Borderlands 3: The Director’s Cut DLC  – March 18

        Marvel’s Avengers (PS5) – March 18

        Marvel’s Avengers – Future Imperfect DLC  – March 18

        Can’t Drive This  – March 19

        Hunting Simulator 2 – March 23

        Black Legend – March 25

        Balan Wonderworld – March 26

        It Takes Two – March 26

        Spacebase Startopia – March 26

        No date has been given for either Tennis World Tour 2 or Disco Elysium: The Final Cut but they are due for release in March.

      • Jon Rogers

        EU APPROVES MICROSOFT PURCHASE OF BETHESDA

        The European Union has given Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda the green light to go ahead.

        In a statement the EU said it "does not raise serious doubts as to its compatibility with the common market." 

        Just yesterday, Microsoft's purchase of Bethesda was approved by the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

      • Jon Rogers

        GAMERS 'READY' FOR £70 GAMES – CEO

        Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick said gamers were "ready" to pay £70 for a game.

        Zelnick was speaking at the Morgan Stanley Technology, Media and Telecom Conference.

        Refering to the game NBA 2K21 he said: “Our view was that we're offering an array of extraordinary experiences, lots of replayability, and the last time there was a frontline price increase in the US was 2005, 2006, so we think consumers were ready for it.”

        Zelnick added that RRPs were decided on “a title-by-title basis.” As such, it’s possible that the £70 price tag could only come into effect for the biggest releases in the publisher’s repertoire, TechRadar reports.

      • Sarah Grealish

        NEW HORROR GAME SET FOR PS5 LAUNCH

        A brand new horror game inspired by Silent Hills is set for release on the PS5 soon, GameRant reports.

        Evil Inside will be available on the console later this month.

        According to GameRant, the game is a “first-person psychological horror” which focuses on a man who attempts to contact his murdered mother using a spiritual board.

      • Sarah Grealish

        STOCK LEVELS TO CLIMB MONTH ON MONTH

        PlayStation president Jim Ryan has admitted that more PS5 stock is on the way.

        Speaking to the Financial Times, Ryan admitted that stock levels would climb steadily month-on-month.

        He added that from July onwards, it will be much easier to get a PS5.

        “It will get better every month throughout 2021,” Ryan explained.

      • Sarah Grealish

        SCAM EMAIL WARNING

        Gamers desperate to get their hands on a PlayStation 5 have been alerted to a new scam email doing the rounds.

        The fraudulent message purporting to be from staff at UK retailer GAME asks recipients for their bank details.

        PS5 trackers have been set up on social media to alert gamers to restocks of the sold out console. Some also highlight prominent scams.

        One tracker wrote on Twitter this week: “WARNING. We have reports of people receiving fake GAME emails asking for bank details. DO NOT RESPOND OR GIVE ANY DETAILS TO THEM! It’s a scam!

        “The email is [email protected] The correct email for GAME is [email protected]

      • Sarah Grealish

        DELAY FEARS

        A global semiconductor chip shortage has caused a major delay in manufacturing activity.

        Automakers have cut down on production and electronic device makers struggling to keep up with a pandemic-led surge in demand for phones, TVs and gaming consoles.

         Sony Corp CFO Hiroki Totoki said it is difficult for the company to increase production of the PS5 amid the shortage of semiconductors.

      • Sarah Grealish

        PS5 DEMAND ‘GREATER THAN ANTICIPATED’

        The PS5 has been out for around five months – but they’re fiendishly difficult to get a hold of.

        Resellers were peddling the console for thousands of pounds in the days after launch.

        And even months later, the PS5 is still in such high demand – with PlayStation president Jim Ryan admitting to the Financial Times it was “greater than anticipated.”

        “That, along with the complexities of the supply chain issues, resulted in a slightly lower supply than we initially anticipated.”

      • Jon Rogers

        AMD FIDELITYFX SUPER RESOLUTION COULD BOOST PS5 PERFORMANCE

        AMD is said to be working on an alternative to Nvidia’s DLSS technology.

        Known as FidelityFX Super Resolution – and according to Linus Tech Tips, it could be coming soon to PCs, as well as the PS5 and Xbox Series X.

        While the Nintendo Switch uses Nvidia hardware, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X use AMD hardware, and if they are indeed getting FidelityFX Super Resolution, it means they could get some big performance gains at 4K resolutions, TechRadar reports.

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