PS5 UK stock LIVE – Amazon drop 'delayed until tomorrow' plus latest on Playstation consoles at Argos, GAME, Curry's

HOPEFUL PS5 buyers will likely be waiting at least another day for Amazon's anticipated stock drop.

Twitter tipster PS5StockAlertUK noted mid-morning that it was now passed the usual time for a stock release.

"It’s looking like Amazon will drop either Tuesday or Wednesday now as they’ve passed today’s usual drop times," they said.

"No current news for other retailers as of yet."

Smyths Toys is also tipped to be restocking at the end of this week between March 18 – 20, according to @PS5StockAlert.

The restock news comes as Curry's made a dramatic change to way customers can buy PS5s, introducing a new "raffle" system.

The tech retailer is planning to scrap the queue system it and many other websites have previously used as it "unfairly" rewards those with stronger interview connections and with time to sit online.

Now Curry's is allowing customers to register for a "priority pass" which enters them into a raffle which in turn gives them a special code that's valid for 72 hours and allows them to make a PS5 purchase.

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

  • Alice Peacock

    WARNING OVER FRESH SCAM AT GAME

    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. Customers ordering PS5 consoles have been urged to act vigilant amid a concerning rise in e-mail scams.

    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 Customer.service@gamehelps.co.uk The correct email for GAME is cs@help.game.co.uk.”

  • Alice Peacock

    SCAM 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. Customers ordering PS5 consoles have been urged to act vigilant amid a concerning rise in e-mail scams.

    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 Customer.service@gamehelps.co.uk The correct email for GAME is cs@help.game.co.uk.”

  • Alice Peacock

    PLAY ALL DAY

    You can bag an almost endless supply of games for just £8 per month.

    It’s part of the very tempting Xbox Game Pass subscription, which is available on Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S and PC.

    The platform has been described as “Netflix for game”, giving you access to a library of more than 100 games.

    Curranty, members can download Gears 5, Football Manager 2021, Final Fantasy 12, Dirt 5 and more.

    You can play the games on offer for as long as you continue to pay for the service.

    New games are added all the time, and members even get access to Xbox’s own Game Studio titles on the day of release.

  • Debbie White

    SMYTHS TOYS PS5 RESTOCK PREDICTED

    Smyths Toys is tipped to be restocking at the end of this week, between March 18 – 20, according to @PS5StockAlert.

    The restock news comes as Curry's made a dramatic change to way customers can buy PS5s, introducing a new "raffle" system.

    The tech retailer is planning to scrap the queue system it and many other websites have previously used as it "unfairly" rewards those with stronger interview connections and with time to sit online.

    Now Curry's is allowing customers to register for a "priority pass" which enters them into a raffle which in turn gives them a special code that's valid for 72 hours and allows them to make a PS5 purchase.

  • Debbie White

    PS5 STOCK TO DROP THIS WEEK

    A UK retailer has announced that it will drop a batch of PlayStation 5 stock this week.

    Gamebyte, an online store based in Manchester, says it's selling the consoles using a lottery system "in a bid to protect genuine gamers".

    "We will have a limited stock of PS5s launching [this] week on site," Gamebyte said in a statement.

    "In a bid to protect genuine gamers and combat scalpers, we will be sending out the link to purchase to those registered on the Gamebyte store site via email."

    The £449 PS5 is currently sold out at almost every retailer worldwide – and there's no confirmed word on when restocks will drop.

  • Debbie White

    PS5 BECOMES FASTEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IN U.S. HISTORY

    Sony's Playstation 5 is the fastest-selling video game console in U.S. history, according to new figures.

    According to the NPD group, the sought-after console is the fastest-selling, based on total dollar sales after four months in the market.

    While the PS5 is leading by dollar sales, it remains the second best-selling hardware platform in February 2021, with Nintendo Switch leading the market for the month.

    As many of you will know, the PS5 has been notoriously difficult for customers to get their hands on due to supply chain issues.

  • Alice Peacock

    NEW VR SYSTEM ON THE WAY FOR PS5

    Sony has confirmed that they’ll launch a new virtual reality system for the PS5.

    The gaming giant said a new VR headset that is currently in development will offer the “ultimate entertainment experience, with dramatic leaps in performance and interactivity”.

    Sony released its first PlayStation VR (PSVR) headset in 2016, with the headset connecting to a PlayStation 4 console to enable users to play games.

  • Alice Peacock

    SMYTHS TIPPED FOR RESTOCK LATER THIS WEEK

    While all eyes are on Amazon for a rumoured restock early this week, Smyths Toys is also suggested to have stock dropping soon.

    @PS5StockAlertUK said: "Amazon UK will be dropping beginning of next week (15th-17th) & Smyths Toys to drop end of next week (18th-20th)."

  • Alice Peacock

    AMAZON DROP WILL LIKELY BE TOMORROW OR WEDNESDAY

    Hopeful PS5 buyers will likely be waiting at least another day for Amazon's anticipated stock drop.

    Twitter tipster PS5StockAlertUK noted mid-morning that it was now passed the usual time for a stock release.

    "It’s looking like Amazon will drop either Tuesday or Wednesday now as they’ve passed today’s usual drop times," they said.

    "No current news for other retailers as of yet."

  • Alice Peacock

    PS5 BECOMES FASTEST-SELLING VIDEO GAME CONSOLE IN U.S. HISTORY

    Sony's Playstation 5 is the fastest-selling video game console in U.S. history, according to new figures.

    According to the NPD group, the sought-after console is the fastest-selling, based on total dollar sales after four months in the market.

    While the PS5 is leading by dollar sales, it remains the second best-selling hardware platform in February 2021, with Nintendo Switch leading the market for the month.

    As many of you will know, the PS5 has been notoriously difficult for customers to get their hands on due to supply chain issues.

  • Alice Peacock

    CUSTOMERS SHARE 'TRICK' TO BAG CONSOLE

    As thousands of desperate PS5 customers continued to scour the net for PS5 stock, some are sharing their tips to bagging the coveted consoles.

    Stock watchers and Twitter tipsters say outlets including Currys, Amazon, Smyths and Argos are expected to have Sony’s sought-after console for sale this week.

    According to reports from Birmingham Live, one tracker wrote:"Argos still dropping, if you can’t see it yet keep trying.

    "Add to wishlist from the app, move to trolley. Open in web browser and check your trolley, then select options!"

    Another tipster wrote: "I went into the Argos app, signed out, made a new account and THEN it showed it being available and allowed me to checkout for the PS5! Previously in my wish list, it just said ‘unavailable’."

  • Alice Peacock

    ALL EYES ON AMAZON FOR STOCK DROP

    All eyes are on Amazon for a restock rumoured for this week – possibly today.

    Twitter tipster @PS5UKSTOCKUPDATE posted this morning saying: "Looks like Amazon might drop again this week in the UK.

    "Here are the links you'll need, will tweet again when it's live.

    "Add to your wishlist as well, seemed to work last time."

  • Joseph Gamp

    HOW MUCH IS A PLAYSTATION PLUS MEMBERSHIP?

    Membership prices vary depending upon the period of use.

    One months membership costs £6.99.

    Three months membership will set you back £19.99.

    A twelve month membership plan costs £49.99.

  • Joseph Gamp

    CHILDREN GAME DANGER

    Children playing games on Xboxes and PlayStations have been groomed by paedophiles.

    They are among more than 1,000 victims to be targeted online in the past two years, according to police force data.

    Many grooming cases involve popular sites and apps such as Facebook, WhatsApp, Instagram, Snapchat and Twitter.

    But a handful of the 1,009 online grooming cases involved PlayStations and Xboxes.

    Read more here. 

  • Joseph Gamp

    GAME OVER FOR SCALPERS

    A crackdown on PS5 scalpers is coming – to the delight of gamers everywhere.

    The UK Government has responded to a “scalping” petition vowing further action against the rogue resellers.

    A petition asking the Government to “prevent or deter” this practice has racked up over 17,000 signatures online.

    According to the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, action is on the way.

    “Using automated software to buy more tickets than allowed by the retailer is probated, with unlimited fines for breaches,” it said.

    “Government is discussing other markets with relevant trade associations.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    FIFA 21 DOMINATES SALES ACROSS THE US AND EUROPE

    According to PushSquare, Fifa 21 is the most bought game for PS5 games across Europe and the United States.

    It was also the best-selling PS4 game in the European region.

  • Joseph Gamp

    GTA 5 TO BE RE-RELEASED ON PS5

    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.

  • Joseph Gamp

    SCALPERS FORCED INTO RESELL

    PS5 scalpers have been lowering the price of consoles due to the rise in stock.

    The PS5 has been selling for over £700 as gamers desperately try to get their hands on the console.

    CeX was previously selling consoles for £810 in December, but it is now going for £750.

  • Joseph Gamp

    AMAZON STOCK UPDATE: APPROXIMATELY 500 CONSOLES TO DROP ON MONDAY

    A popular stock tracking Twitter feed has said Amazon's shipment of consoles is now "on the move" to distribution centres.

    But PS5UKStock has tipped gamers that the site will only have 500 consoles – which it says is "still not huge".

    It comes a the retail giant is expected to drop its latest stock from as early as Monday.

  • Claudia Aoraha

    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.”

  • Joseph Gamp

    WHEN WAS THE PLAYSTATION 5 RELEASED?

    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 Microsoft's Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide on November 10.

    The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.

    Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.

  • Joseph Gamp

    PS5 STOCK TO DROP AT UK RETAILER GAMEBYTE NEXT WEEK

    A UK retailer has announced that it will drop a batch of PlayStation 5 stock next week.

    Gamebyte, an online store based in Manchester, says it's selling the consoles using a lottery system "in a bid to protect genuine gamers".

    It's designed to block the activity of so-called "scalpers" – seedy groups who use automated bots to buy up PS5s in bulk and sell them on for profit.

    The £449 PS5 is currently sold out at almost every retailer worldwide – and there's no word on when restocks will drop.

    "We will have a limited stock of PS5s launching next week on site," Gamebyte said in a statement. In a bid to protect genuine gamers and combat scalpers, we will be sending out the link to purchase to those registered on the Gamebyte store site via email."

    To register your interest, head to this link and plug in your contact details.

    Find out more here.

  • Joseph Gamp

    FORTHCOMING GAMES OUT IN APRIL

    • Outriders – April 1
    • Guilty Gear: Strive Deluxe And Ultimate Edition Early Access – April 6
    • Guilty Gear: Strive – April 9
    • Final Fantasy 14 Online: A Realm Reborn Open Beta – April 13
    • MLB The Show 21 Collector’s Edition Early Access – April 16
    • MLB The Show 21 – April 20
    • MotoGP 21 – April 22
    • Judgement – April 23
    • Returnal – April 30
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – April 30

    NEW GAMES RELEASED THIS MONTH

    • Crash Bandicoot 4: It’s About Time – March 12
    • Marvel’s Avengers – March 18
    • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
    • It Takes Two – March 26
    • Terminator: Resistance (Enhanced) – March 26
    • Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2 – March 26
    • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut – March
    • Tennis World Tour 2 – March

    GAMER BUILDS BONKERS MODDED PS5 WITH WHITE BODY PLATES AND WATER COOLING SYSTEM FOR ‘ULTIMATE PERFORMANCE’

    A tech whizz has built a bonkers modified PlayStation 5 with a water cooling system typically sported by high-end gaming PCs.

    The Vietnamese customiser also added sleek white body plates to his console, which he hopes to sell commercially in future.

    A video showcasing the impressive build was uploaded to YouTube last month.

    PC modder Nhenhophach says that he replaced almost the entire PlayStation bodywork with new plates and parts.

    He reckons that the water cooling system – designed to stop the console from overheating – ensures it always runs at peak performance.

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