PS5 stock is in high demand in the UK, and Sony is struggling to supply the number of consoles needed for Argos and Amazon and GAME to keep up.
There have also been recent reports that suppliers are suffering from more delays, most likely due to larger supply chain issues.
This has meant that several PS5 restock events that were predicted have not come to pass and have left console hunters scrabbling for news.
Last week, information was shared that suggested Amazon would be one of the next major retailers to PlayStation 5 consoles online.
This didn’t materialise, and now gamers are hoping that those same consoles could arrive sometime over the coming days.
GAME is another UK retailer that is connected to a major PS5 stock update, which is expected in mid-September.
However, that could still be a week away, alongside another major retailer. The good news is that Argos has been linked to a restock that sounds much more likely to happen later in September.
According to PS5 Stock UK on Twitter – a reliable tracker account – Argos will be receiving a new shipment this week.
This could lead to PS5 stock going live on regional Argos sites on September 14, although this remains a report for now.
A message from PS5 Stock UK on Twitter reads: “PlayStation 5 (Argos) Exclusive News: The internal systems now show the high-demand console to arrive in shipments mid-week around the 8th September, indicating a possible restock between 14th-17th September.”
No further information has been shared regarding when new next-gen consoles will be available to buy this week.
That doesn’t mean it will be a completely dry week, as it’s possible that a number of late minutes restock will be announced over the coming days.
PS5 Stock UK has also warned gamers that while more consoles will be arriving from other retailers not listed, there could be more demand, telling gamers this week:
“We expect demand to rise drastically after September due to students returning to education and employees returning back to work (those who are on holiday).
“Therefore, we highly recommend our Discord server (link in the main tweet) as it’s automated compared to Twitter (manual).”
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.
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 stock is expected around September 14.
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. More stock is expected in September but no solid dates have been confirmed.