Fingers crossed February will be a much better month for PS5 restocks in the UK. January ended up being a rather quiet month for stock drops, with only a handful of major restocks throughout the month. Fortunately, however, February looks to be much better month for PS5 restocks, especially if the reports are to be believed. First up could be GAME, which will reportedly put PlayStation 5 consoles on sale in the first two weeks of the month. It’s possible, therefore, that we could get our first PS5 stock drop this week. This is Express Online’s weekly live blog for stock alerts, so keep checking back for updates throughout the week.
The ever-reliable PS5 Stock UK account believes GAME will begin taking PS5 pre-orders in the first half of February.
That’s based on the fact that the PS5 release date is listed for February 18 on the GAME website.
“GAME has updated the release dates for PS5 Disc & Digital Editions (+ bundles) to the 18th of February, indicating a possible pre-order chance on the first or second week of February,” reads a PS5 Stock UK tweet.
“We should have more concrete information on the possible dates sometime next week. Stay tuned.”
If you’re hoping to bag a PlayStation 5 console in February, then you should check out the GAME website between 9-11.30am on the day of the restock.
With PS5 consoles shipping in batches, it’s likely Argos and Amazon will also restock the console during the same week.
PlayStation 5 shopping tips when buying from GAME…
• Get familiar with the bundles, so you know which one to target first: Obscure bundles are easier to get, standalones almost impossible. [GAME]
• When alerted, click through to your first bundle of choice as quickly as possible, this will get you into the queue. [GAME]
• If it says it’s failed when trying to checkout, it means that bundle is now OOS. So go back to the bundles and pick another one. [GAME]
• Checking out too much too quickly will give you a 30-60 second timeout, so don’t rush it. If this happens, just wait a bit then try again. [GAME]
PlayStation 5 general shopping tips…
• Login if you already have an account with the retailer.
• Use multiple devices wherever possible – desktop browser, laptop, tablet, smartphone.
• If the retailer has a dedicated app, download and use the app for purchasing a PS5.
• Sign up for retailer stock alerts where possible. Sites like ShopTo allow users to register interest.
• Follow stock checker accounts and websites, including PS5 UK Stock and Express Gaming.