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SINCE its release in November, gamers have found it near impossible to bag themselves the coveted PS5.

New stock drops at the likes of Argos, GAME, and Amazon are snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites, so it pays to be super-fast when rumours of an imminent release begin to swirl.

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.

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  • Patrick Knox

    GAMERS LIVID OVER LACK PS5 STOCK

    Gamers have begun to despair at their chances of ever bagging a PS5 as thousands eagerly wait for retailers to restock.

    Writing on twitter, @formatt01 user said: “I gave up on the PS5, it’s just all too much.

    “Was discussing the other day the whole pre-order thing.

    “Surely everyone should register interest and get put in a queue so when stock is available, you get notified.

    “Surely better than this free for all mess

  • Ben Hill

    RISE IN EMPTY BOX SCAMS

    PS5 sellers are offloading empty boxes from the console to scam buyers who are in a hurry and are not checking the description correctly.

    One went on sale on eBay for $1,200 – equivalent to £878.

    The scam is affective as most sellers do disclose it is an empty box being sold – but are relying on the buyer to miss that detail in the rush to bid quicker than the other gamers.

  • Ben Hill

    PS5 SCALPERS

    Scalping groups use automated bots and other underhanded techniques to buy up stock of sought-after items in bulk.

    They typically hoard high-priced, low-stock products such as limited edition sneakers or tickets to concerts from the world's biggest acts.

    Last year, the murky groups turned their attention to next-gen consoles hit by a perfect storm of sky-high demand and production issues caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

    One scalper group boasted in November that it had scooped up thousands of PlayStation 5s to sell for profit.

  • Ben Hill

    GREEDY GAMERS

    Gamers desperate to get their hands on the sold out PlayStation 5 have been left out in the cold AGAIN 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.

    The Sun understands that the embarrassing gaffe has now been fixed – but it's left a sea of frustrated gamers in its wake.

    “I’m looking for a PS5 and some people have hacked into your servers and found the checkout link,” one fuming Twitter user wrote in a post directed at Argos.

  • Ben Hill

    COULD AMAZON RESTOCK ON MONDAY?

    Online rumours are swirling of an Amazon re-stock.

    PS5 Restock UK has tweeted that it has heard the retailer will start restocking on February 1.

    That’s next Monday, so set an alarm for a potential early-morning drop.

  • Ben Hill

    PLAYSTATION PLUS LINE UP FOR FEB

    Here's the Playstation Plus line up for February:

    • Destruction AllStars for PS5 players
    • Control: Ultimate Edition for both PS5 and PS4
    • Concrete Genie for PS4 only

    BOT PROBLEMS

    Consumers recently expressed frustration after a Twitter account promoting a service called Carnage Bot claimed to help bot users secure 2,000 pre-orders of the PS5 via Game.co.uk, saying it “just keeps getting easier every time”.

    These bots, known as scalper bots, continuously monitor websites for products that are limited in stock.

    The moment they become available, the bot has the user's payment details ready to go, to secure the items within milliseconds, making it near impossible for a human to compete.

    SONY COULD MAKE 18M CONSOLES IN 2021

    Sony's smash-hit PlayStation 5 might be far easier to find in 2021, experts claim.

    The Japanese gaming giant is tipped to be mass-producing 18million consoles ready for stores in 2021.

    PS5 units have been near-impossible to find for many would-be customers.

    But industry news site Digitimes reports that many more are on the way.

    SONY EXPECTED TO ADD EXTENDED SSD STORAGE TO PS5 SOON

    The PS5 currently has only 825GB of storage, and 667GB of it is actually usable.

    Sony are expected to add to this amount soon, according to reports.

    An SSD means that developers can theoretically cut down on the size of games.

    The PS5's SSD can instantly find where specific data is stored on a drive and read 5GB of this data every second.

    • Ben Hill

      MORE STOCK

      Smyth's Toys is set to get more PS5s in stock next month.

      The retailer has been one of the main sources for gamers since the console's release in November.

      The store ran out of stock this month but it has now told customers more stock will arrive in February.

    • Ben Hill

      AUTO REFRESH MIGHT BAG YOU A PS5

      Some Twitter users are claiming that a hack got them a PS5.

      They say the trick is in three steps.

      A user explains: “Step 1: Open virtual desktop on Windows Step 2: Install Easy Auto Refresh Step 3: Zoom your windows out and wait.”

      In response, another Twitter user said: “I finally got my ps5 folks! Amazon was the one. Almost missing the chase now!”

    • Ben Hill

      'TECHNOLOGY WAR'

      A technology war is being waged between people making bots to snatch highly desirable items like the PS5 and specialists trying to prevent them, but a change in law is not the answer, an expert has said.

      Gamers have been battling to get their hands on the latest PlayStation and Xbox consoles amid limited stock supplies since both were released in November last year.

      Consumers recently expressed frustration after a Twitter account promoting a service called Carnage Bot claimed to help bot users secure 2,000 pre-orders of the PS5 via Game.co.uk, saying it “just keeps getting easier every time”.

    • Ben Hill

      PS5 EASIER TO GET HOLD OF LATER IN YEAR

      PS5's will be far easier to get hold of later in the year, according to industry title Digitimes.

      “Production for Sony's PS5 games consoles is likely to reach 16.8-18million units in 2021,” Digitimes insiders claimed.

    • Ben Hill

      PLAYSTATION PLUS GAMERS IN JAPAN GET FOURTH FREE GAME

      PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America and Europe can enjoy the following three games next month for free:

      Control Ultimate Edition (PS5, PS4)

      Concrete Genie (PS4)

      Destruction AllStars (PS5)

      Gamers in Japan though can also get Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night (PS4).

    • Ben Hill

      PLAYSTATION STORE SALE

      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.

    • Ben Hill

      GAME DELAYED

      The release of Returnal has been delayed until later this year.

      The game will now be released in April.

      The official PlayStation twitter account posted: “Update: Returnal has a new release date of April 30, 2021. SIE and Housemarque have made the decision to move the release date in order to give the team extra time to continue to polish the game to the level of quality players expect from Housemarque.”

    • Abe Hawken

      STOCK UPDATE

      Sadly, no update from retailers such as Currys and Amazon on when they will get a full restock.

      But gamers can head to CEX where prices have been reduced to £790.

      Clearly, the cost is well above face value – but it's a good sign that prices are coming down.

    • Abe Hawken

      GAME UPDATE

      High-street shop GAME has reportedly changed its PS5 delivery date to February 26.

      According to Twitter account PS5 Stock UK, the previous date was February 5 – but this has been pushed back.

      It said: “GAME has now changed their PS5 delivery date to 26/02. Previously, it was 05/02 and they released the console on the 19th, which was 17 days before.

      “So if we take 17 days from the 26th, a restock is very likely on the 9th February which fits in as it’s a Tuesday.”

    • Shayma Bakht

      PS5 PLAYSTORE DISCOUNTS ARE HERE

      Two months since the release of PlayStation 5, it has finally added a “Deals” section to the PlayStation Store.

      The store can be accessed through the navigation bar, and is next to the Collections and Subscriptions selections.

      Enjoy discovering all of the promotions available!

    • Shayma Bakht

      PS5 HOPEFULS JUMP ONTO AMERICAN PLATFORM TO SHARE BUYING TRICKS

      A Twitter account that posts regular news about PS5 releases in the UK is asking its followers to jump on discord to get help buying the new console.

      Those hoping to buy the PS5 are joining the discussion on the American instant messaging platform.

      The account says it's “Full of people wanting to help others get a PS5 and also a place to make friends and play with others!”

      “Worth a look at and only takes 1 minute to make an account.”

      Who knows, the secrets might be spilled if you do!

    • Shayma Bakht

      US RETAILERS TO CHECK FOR PS5 STOCK

      • GameStop: out of stock now – check back later 
      • Amazon: third-party sellers only right now – check for random drops
      • Walmart: PS5 restock ended – check for updates
      • Target: recently in stock – check for updates
      • Best Buy: previously in stock – check for updates
      • Sony Direct: previously in stock – check for updates
      • Sony Direct:  previously in stock – check for updates
      • Costco: PS5 bundles previously in stock for members
      • B&H Photo: previously in stock – check for updates
      • Antonline: previously in stock – check for updates
      • Newegg: previously in stock – check for updates
      • Adorama: previously in stock – check for updates
      • Sam's Club: stock previously available – check for updates
      • Dan Keane

        EXCLUSIVE PS5 GAME DELAYED

        Sony has announced that its upcoming PS5 exclusive game Returnal has been delayed.

        Returnal, a science fiction shooter, is now set to be released on April 30.

        Developer Housemarque said: “Returnal has a new release date of April 30, 2021.

        “SIE and Housemarque have made the decision to move the release date in order to give the team extra time to continue to polish the game to the level of quality players expect from Housemarque.”

      • Shayma Bakht

        GAME CHANGES RELEASE DATE TO LATE FEB

        GAME has changed the release date of the PS5 to 26/02/21.

        Expect to see re-orders starting again around mid feb!

      • Shayma Bakht

        SHOPTO WEBSITE DOWN BECAUSE OF PS5 DEMAND

        The ShopTo website is currently down.

        This comes after days of rumours that ShopTo could restock the PS5 at any moment.

        This has left Gamers flocking to the site, which has crashed as result from the demand.

      • Jon Rogers

        SWITCH REMAINS MOST POPULAR CONSOLE IN JAPAN

        The Nintendo Switch was the best-selling platform with 110,811 units sold, for the week ending January 24, according to Famitsu.

        The PlayStation 5 sold 17,348 units, the PlayStation 4 sold 3,263 units, the 3DS sold 439 units, and the Xbox Series X|S sold 424 units. 

        1. Switch – 87,385 (14,877,202)
        2. Switch Lite – 23,426 (3,224,391)
        3. PlayStation 5 – 15,312 (245,957)
        4. PlayStation 4 – 3,247 (7,746,690)
        5. PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – 2,036 (55,665)
        6. New 2DS LL (including 2DS) – 439 (1,153,006)
        7. Xbox Series X – 386 (25,566)
        8. Xbox Series S – 38 (6,685)
        9. PlayStation 4 Pro – 16 (1,575,581)

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