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SINCE its release in November, millions of gamers around the world have found it nearly impossible to bag themselves a PS5.

In the UK, rumours swirl almost daily about new stock drops at the likes of Argos, GAME, and Amazon.

Most of the time these time out to be untrue, but even when new consoles DO drop, they seem to be snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites.

But never fear, The Sun is here…

You can follow all the latest news and stock rumours here, live on this page – giving you the very best chance to get yourself a console today. And why we're at it, we'll be bringing you the latest PS5 game reviews too.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    HOW MUCH DOES THE PS5 COST?

    The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    SMYTHS TO RECEIVE FURTHER STOCK THIS MONTH

    A Smyths spokesperson told The Sun: "We received stock in mid January which has since been sold.​

    "We are not receiving further stock until February 2021."

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    PS5 EXCLUSIVE

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    WHEN IS GRAN TURISMO 7 OUT?

    The game was first announced during Sony's PS5 reveal on June 11, 2020.

    Sadly, Sony didn't announce a release date to go with it.

    Worse still, there's been no word since about when the game will be out.

    All we know is that it'll launch at some time in 2021.

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    GRAN TURISMO 7 ON THE WAY

    Gran Turismo is an iconic video game racing series dating all the way back to 1997.

    It is the latest and greatest entry to the franchise, due out in 2021.

    Importantly, it's the first in the series to debut on the next-gen PlayStation 5 (as a console exclusive).

  • Chiara Fiorillo

    INSIDERS CLAIM PS5 SHORTAGES COULD LAST TO JULY

    Shortages of the PS5 and Xbox Series X could continue well into the summer, insiders have warned.

    It’s grim news for any gamers that still haven’t managed to bag a next-gen console.

    Since their launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have been largely sold out.

    Neither Sony nor Microsoft has been able to keep up with rampant demand.

    Now chip-maker AMD – who supplies both firms – has warned that the shortages may continue.

  • Katie Davis

    PS5 GAMES DUE OUT NEXT MONTH

    • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
    • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
    • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
    • Returnal – March 19
    • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
    • It Takes Two – March 26
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
    • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)

    STOCK DROP TIMES – RUMOURS

     

    WHEN DID THE PS5 LAUNCH?

    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.

    That is if you can actually get your hands on one, of course!

    • Ben Hill

      PS5 RESTOCK

      The next PS5 restock in the UK is expected to be in mid-February.

      According to the PS5 UK Stock – Instant Updates Twitter feed, gamers will have to wait until later this month for more consoles.

      They tweeted: "Although a few may release cancellations and in case of BT & EE their current stock. CEX has also lowered their buy price for PS5s 12 per cent as stock got more abundant."

    • Ben Hill

      PS5’S POWERFUL FEATURES

      The PS5 has many upgrades from its predecessors – but here are some of the most notable:

      • A super-fast NVMe SSD
      • A powerful GPU, which offer higher frame rates and ray tracing
      • Built-in microphone on the controller that can replace a headset

      SONY WON’T CONFIRM PS5 'SHORTAGE PROBLEM'

      BirminghamLive reports that a lack of PS5 stock is the result of a semiconductor chip shortage by AMD and other companies across the world.

      However, Sony has reportedly not confirmed these claims – responding with a “no comment".

      AMAZON CANCELLATIONS COULD BAG YOU A PS5

      There will be no major PS5 re-stock in the coming days on Amazon UK.

      However, the online retailer could offer some new PlayStation 5 stock on Amazon UK from cancellations this week.

      This was tweeted by the PS5 Instant Update Twitter account, which has offered reliable information in the past.

      INSIDERS CLAIM PS5 SHORTAGES COULD LAST TO JULY

      Shortages of the PS5 and Xbox Series X could continue well into the summer, insiders have warned.

      It’s grim news for any gamers that still haven’t managed to bag a next-gen console.

      Since their launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have been largely sold out.

      Neither Sony nor Microsoft has been able to keep up with rampant demand.

      Now chip-maker AMD – who supplies both firms – has warned that the shortages may continue.

      MEET THE BOT NABBING YOUR PS5

      Scalpers who are buying huge quantities of PS5 stock and selling it at an inflated rate are now suspected of using bots to checkout first.

      One of the most common bots is called an AIO bot, or all-in-one bot.

      These buy at an inhuman speed, scanning hundreds of websites every second to check if the PS5 is in stock.

      The instant an item drops the bot will buy it and checkout, faster than any human could input their details.

      • Joseph Gamp

        PS5 GAMES DROPPING IN MARCH

        • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
        • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
        • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
        • Returnal – March 19
        • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
        • It Takes Two – March 26
        • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
        • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)

        YOU MAY BE ABLE TO UPGRADE PS4 GAME TO PS5 VERSION – FOR FREE

        If you have a game on PS4 and a version is available on PS5, you may be able to upgrade without having to pay the full price.

        Depending on the game, the upgrade may require a smaller additional purchase or, in some cases, no extra cost.

        The process also differs slightly depending on whether you have the disc or digital edition of the console.

        Full details on the Playstation website.

        SONY STILL REFUSING TO CONFIRM A PS5 SHORTAGE PROBLEM

        BirminghamLive report a lack of PS5 stock is the result of a semiconductor chip shortage by AMD and other companies across the world.

        However, Sony has not confirmed these claims – responding with a “no comment.”

        AMAZON CANCELLATIONS COULD BAG YOU A PS5

        There will be no major PS5 re-stock in the coming days on Amazon UK.

        However, the online retailer could offer some new PlayStation 5 stock on Amazon UK from cancellations this week.

        This was tweeted by the PS5 Instant Update Twitter account, which has offered reliable information in the past.

        GOVERNMENT PETITION TO MAKE SCALPING AN OFFENCE GAINS OVER 12,000 SIGNATURES

        A petition lobbying Government to crackdown on scalping has reached over 12,000 signatures.

        The "Prevent/deter the buying and reselling of goods/services at inflated prices" has reached 12,080 signatures by Monday evening. It needed 10,000 to require a response from Government.

        If it hits more than 100,000 backers before the deadline date of June 10, the petition will be considered for debate in Parliament.

        It reads: "This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology.

        'The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles. Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of listings appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these."

        SCALPERS SCOOPED UP ARGOS RESTOCK BEFORE IT WENT ON SALE

        Gamers desperate to get their hands on the sold out PlayStation 5 were left in the cold after scalpers scooped up a restock of the new console before it even went on sale.

        A devious online group exploited a loophole on the Argos website to buy up most of the stock before it went live on Tuesday, according to reports.

        Read more here.

        • Joseph Gamp

          PLAYSTATION STORE SALE ON UNTIL FEBRUARY 10

          The Playstation store sale is now on with hundreds of games reduced – far too long to list.

          But click here for the full list.

          The sale ends February 10.

        • Sarah Grealish

          INSIDERS CLAIM PS5 SHORTAGES COULD LAST TO JULY

          Shortages of the PS5 and Xbox Series X could continue well into the summer, insiders have warned.

          It’s grim news for any gamers that still haven’t managed to bag a next-gen console.

          Since their launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have been largely sold out.

          Neither Sony nor Microsoft has been able to keep up with rampant demand.

          Now chip-maker AMD – who supplies both firms – has warned that the shortages may continue.

        • Sarah Grealish

          PS5 GAMES DUE FOR RELEASE IN MARCH

          • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
          • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
          • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
          • Returnal – March 19
          • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
          • It Takes Two – March 26
          • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
          • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)

          ANSWERED: CAN I UPGRADE A PS4 GAME TO LATEST PS5 VERSION?

          If you have a game on PS4 and a version is available on PS5, you may be able to upgrade without having to pay the full price.

          Depending on the game, the upgrade may require a smaller additional purchase or, in some cases, no extra cost.

          The process also differs slightly depending on whether you have the disc or digital edition of the console.

          Full details on the Playstation website.

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