Things are expected to pick during the second half of January, but so far, there are a few PS5 restock events in the calendar.
Leading the charge is one predicted for Argos, with few others being talked about from Amazon, Currys or GAME yet.
The good news is that more PlayStation 5 stock is expected to arrive over the coming weeks, with the team over at PS5 Stock UK predicting on Twitter:
“PS5 stock has been quiet in the UK recently; however, retailers are next expected to restock the console during the 2nd half of January 2022.
“The UK has seen an unprecedented amount of PS5 restocks during Q4 2021 as Sony pushed console production in time for Christmas, with some major retailers remaining in stock for more than 24hrs. This led to PS5 restocks drastically decreasing for Q1 2022.”
PS5 Stock UK on Twitter is seen as a reliable stock tracker account known for providing the best guides on what’s happening next.
And this latest news has been followed by one of the first PS5 restock events pencilled in for January 2022 from a major UK retailer.
According to PS5 Stock UK, Argos could be ready to provide more next-gen PlayStation consoles between January 25 and January 28.
If it does land on one of those dates, the team expect it to begin online at around 8am GMT and include Digital and Disc editions of the base console.
Knowing when a PS5 restock is happening can be vital, but it’s also worth knowing how each retailer handles its shipments.
And here are a few examples of how best to try and buy a PlayStation 5 console from leading UK retailers:
ARGOS: The Argos website is notorious for crashing and being unable to complete purchases when site traffic is high. Stock trackers suggest using the mobile Argos app and keeping an eye on local store listings.
AMAZON UK: Amazon UK runs better under strain but still comes with a few kinks worth mentioning. Having an account set up with your card details is a good start, and gamers should also try adding a console to their wishlist before checking out.
CURRYS: Currys does not host purely digital restock events and there has been no indication when they might offer more consoles online. The retailer chooses to sell the PlayStation 5 via its brick and mortar stores via a ticketing system. Those interested must sign up on the Currys PS5 page to have the chance of being selected, which will then be followed by waiting until the next shipment of consoles arrives.
GAME: GAME is a UK retailer that offers the most regular stock updates for PS5 consoles. However, console hunters have been warned to use Guest Checkout, as this option is less likely to crash when completing a purchase. The next PS5 restock at GAME is expected to happen in late January or early February.