ps5 stock uk – live: currys sends out vip codes, with argos restock expected soon

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UPDATE: Currys PS5 VIP codes have just been sent out. Read on for more information.

The PS5 launched in November 2020, but supply problems and a global chip shortage caused the production of Sony’s next-generation console to slow to a crawl. New stock is still difficult to find, and when it does appear the PS5 sells out almost instantly.

September was a mixed bag when it came to PS5 restocks, but was still much better than June and July. Although not as good as August, we still saw some hefty drops at Very, BT, EE, Argos, Amazon, Smyths Toys and Game. We had 10 drops to end the month of September. The question now, is, will October be any good? It doesn’t look too peachy so far. This month, we’ve only seen online restocks from AO.com, BT, and ShopTo, with Game joining the gang on Tuesday, plus an in-store drop at Smyths Toys.

If you’re still on the lookout for a PS5, you’ve come to the right place. Our liveblog is on hand to give you the latest insight on Playstation 5 restocks from all major UK retailers, both online and in-store, as well as providing details on rumoured releases, the latest PS5 games and accessories to snap up.

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Currys PS5 VIP pass codes have just been sent out What PS5 stock drops could we see today?How good has PS5 stock in the UK been this October?Could Very PS5 stock drop today?Could John Lewis PS5 stock drop tomorrow?

A recap of today’s PS5 restock events

17:10 , Alex Lee

Currys has saved us all from having to deal with another dry day of PS5 restocks. So, thank you Currys. Despite the retailer refusing to reopen its VIP pass draw, we’ll take any bones we’re thrown. The struggle is real, friends. REAL!

If you didn’t get a code, it’s always worth having a mosey on down to your local Currys store if you have the time. Small quantities of stock are sometimes spotted in the wild.

We’ll be back here again tomorrow for some more PS5 stock tracking action, where we hope that more than just Game will drop this week.

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Samsung has just announced a new PS5 SSD

16:00 , Alex Lee

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Samsung has just announced the launch of the Samsung 980 pro SSD. Designed specifically for the PS5, it even comes with its own heatsink. According to Samsung, you will get read speeds of up to 7,000 MB/s and write speeds of up to 5,100 MB/s.

There is a 1TB version and a 2TB version, and both will be released on 29 October. We don’t know if either drives will be released in the UK at launch, but we will update you once we receive more information. For more hard drives, check out our round-up of the best PS5 accessories.

Currys PS5 VIP pass codes have just been sent out

15:48 , Alex Lee

Finally, something to shout about! Currys has just sent out a new batch of PS5 VIP codes to those who had registered their interest for a console prior to the retailer’s VIP pass draw closing in June.

If you managed to sign up for the pass draw in time, check your inbox and junk folder now – you might be one of the chosen ones.

Unfortunately, if you weren’t registered for the Currys lottery system before the doors closed a few months ago, there’s no way of getting a code, short of begging someone to give one to you.

Perfect for PS5 Black Friday TV deals 2021

15:05 , Alex Lee

If you want a TV that’s very literally perfect for your PS5, Sony has just announced a series of “Perfect for PS5” televisions that will wet your appetite.

The TVs in the “Perfect for PS5” are basically all the Bravia XR  models, including the A80J, A90J, X90J, X95J and Z9J. When those TVs are updated in January 2022, they will bring onboard auto HDR tone mapping and an auto low-latency mode, perfect for gaming.

Since the new features aren’t coming out until January, you’ve got enough time to buy not only a PS5, but one of the Bravia XR TVs on Black Friday as well. We’ve started putting together our Black Friday 2021 TV deals guide already, and hopefully, the Bravia XR will be discounted during the shopping event as well.

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These are the best TV deals to expect this Black Friday

Argos PS5 consoles set to drop next week

14:15 , Alex Lee

Argos last had a PS5 restock on 30 September, and according to @PS5StockAlertUK, it’s set to have another one on Wednesday 20 October.

The retailer is reportedly receiving consoles all week long, so if the rumours are true, it should be ready to go live with the PS5 on Wednesday morning at around 8am.

📰 PlayStation 5 (Argos) Exclusive News

A few warehouses have received shipments of PS5's, both Disc & Digital Editions, with the remaining warehouses expected to receive shipments by the end of this week.

Sales to the public are expected around 20th October. pic.twitter.com/fds2mV9rFR

— PS5 Stock UK (@PS5StockAlertUK) October 12, 2021

Want the new Nintendo Switch OLED?

13:25 , Alex Lee

There’s one next-gen console which is still in stock right now, and that’s the new Nintendo Switch OLED, although it is selling out fast.

We’ve currently spotted the console available to pre-order at Very (£309.99, Very.co.uk). If you order it now, it will be dispatched on 20 October. Have a read of our Nintendo Switch OLED restock guide below for more details and to find out what other retailers have the console in stock right now.

Buy now from Very

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The Nintendo Switch OLED is out today. Here’s how to get it

Need an Xbox series X?

12:35 , Alex Lee

We’re guessing that demand is just as high for the Xbox series X as it is for the PS5 right now, seeing as the guys running our Xbox series X restock liveblog haven’t seen a drop in weeks.

But our Master Chiefs over there have their fingers on the pulse and are constantly tracking the retailers for more drops and analysing the charts to find patterns in the restock dates. Head on over if you think you’re brave enough.

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On the hunt for the new Xbox today? Here’s where to find one in stock

PS5 VR headset

11:45 , Alex Lee

Looking for some more news on the new PS5 VR headset? Sony has kept a lot of the details surrounding PSVR2 under wraps, with the company last mentioning the headset in its PlayStation Showcase announcement.

Except, it was only to mention that, no, the second generation of PS VR would not be shown off at this event. Underwhelming much? We’ve seen a few rumours flying round about the new system though, which we’ve outlined below:

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When was the last Studio PS5 restock?

11:10 , Alex Lee

We know that we’ve helped some of you secure a PS5 from Studio in the past, so we’re hoping that the retailer will drop some more stock today. It only ever restocks on a Tuesday or a Thursday, so there’s a chance that we could see more consoles land on the retailer’s website this morning or in the afternoon.

A quick thank you to @1AlexL. Thanks to Alex & the @Independent's #PS5 stock tracking, I managed to get a PS5 from @24AceShop (not a retailer which I was even aware of before). Ordered on the 2nd September, arrived this evening! #onehappyboy

— James Eaglesfield (@eagie1863) September 7, 2021

The last Studio restock took place on Thursday 30 September at 8am. We’ll let you know the second more stock drops if Studio blesses us all with another one today.

Why we think the PS5 is harder to secure in October

10:40 , Alex Lee

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We’re all struggling to buy a PS5 this month, which is a bit of a shock to the system after having such a bountiful August and September. But it’s actually been something that analysts have been predicting since July.

According to retail analysts, October and November, with Black Friday around the corner, is peak Christmas shopping season, and demand for the PS5 is going to sky rocket as kids start making their Christmas wish lists.

There was a dip in demand for the console in the summer months, but this is likely to shoot up as we inch closer and closer to Christmas and more companies squabble desperately for those semiconductors. We think it’s only going to get harder to buy a PS5 from here on out. Strap in, guys.

Pop in to your local Smyths Toys store if you’re really desperate

10:10 , Alex Lee

As mentioned earlier, Smyths Toys had an in-store restock last week, but it didn’t update its main listing page with stock availability. Smyths Toys, along with Game, Currys and Argos have begun dropping stock in their physical stores.

If you’re desperate, we’d recommend popping in to your local Smyths Toys store to ask if there’s any more stock left in the back.

When did AO PS5 stock become available?

09:40 , Alex Lee

As mentioned earlier, AO has had two drops this month on 1 and 4 October, but both of them weren’t anything substantial, and it’s hard to consider them “real drops” anyway.

The console didn’t technically go live on the retailer’s website. People had to tinker with the site’s code just to get the PS5 into their basket. All in all, it’s not a retailer we would rely on for robust or big restocks. We have details on the code trick on our main PS5 stock guide.

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We’ve got all the details on when the PS5 is going to be back in stock

PS5 price UK

09:20 , Alex Lee

In the UK, the PS5 disc edition console costs £449.99, while the digital edition console can be bought for £359.99. People who bought a console on Tuesday at Game will know that bundles can be significantly more expensive, but they are far easier to buy than consoles bought on their own.

On Tuesday, the standalone PS5 consoles sold out within three minutes, while the various different bundles on offer stayed in stock for an hour and a half.

Could John Lewis PS5 stock drop tomorrow?

09:05 , Alex Lee

Like Very, John Lewis & Partners favours a Tuesday restock, but last month, we saw the retailer drop consoles on Friday 24th, so we’re not discounting a drop tomorrow.

If there is a drop tomorrow, it will probably be a tiny haul, with @PS5StockAlertUK suggesting that it only has 300 digital edition consoles and 700 disc editions ready to sell. It’s more likely that John Lewis & Partners will have a restock on 19 October, however, but we’ll be watching either way.

📰 PlayStation 5 (John Lewis) Exclusive News

John Lewis expects to receive PlayStation 5 consoles on 15/10, indicating a possible online restock a few days before or after the 15th. Disc & Digital Editions are expected with the following stock level: Disc (

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