18 months since Sony launched the PlayStation 5 and the market is still struggling to keep up with demand for the next-gen console. Whether that be scalpers at every turn, automated bots trying to swipe everything within seconds, manufacturing issues caused by the pandemic, or just the millions of other shoppers trying to get their hands on the games device – it's a minefield out there.
Fear not! We've scoured the web far and wide to save you the hassle. While the surge in sales for the PS5 is expected to continue well into 2022, we've compiled a list of the top retailers to find the elusive console from as well as some handy tips to be aware of to help get you to the checkout – and more importantly, receive that sweet, sweet confirmation message.
T3's PS5 stock tracker is regularly updated but there are also a few extra steps worth considering. We'd recommend bookmarking a number of stock trackers across social media (especially Twitter), checking in at any local retailers in case some have stock unexpectedly without warning, and making an account across said retailer's online accounts to save time on checkout. It can help to keep the console in your wishlist basket too. Now onto the important bit: where to find a PS5.
Please note any stock availability is based on the time of writing. Consoles are still selling out in a matter of minutes (45 min to an hour on average currently), so may not be available when you click through.
Where to buy PS5 in the UK
Argos (opens in new tab)
Argos is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (June 16th). The main offering is a discless PS5 bundle with Horizon Forbidden West. Stock is available at different stores across the country with disc set to follow potentially soon.
Amazon (opens in new tab)
Amazon last went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on June 15th. It featured a Horizon Forbidden West disc and digital bundle that sold out reasonably quick. You need to be an Amazon Prime member to secure a console.
ShopTo (opens in new tab)
ShopTo PS5 stock (opens in new tab) last went live on May 23rd with a PS5 bundle, featuring a discless console and Horizon Forbidden West. The retailer often goes live on weekends with Sunday being the most common day, so best to keep an eye out then.
ShopTo (opens in new tab)
ShopTo PS5 stock (opens in new tab) last went live on June 14th with a PS5 standalone disc console, which was priced higher than the average retail cost. It sold out in under two hours and operates a one-per-customer system.
Smyths Toys (opens in new tab)
Smyths Toys went live on June 10th with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) – specifically, a discless bundle with Horizon Forbidden West included and standalone disc consoles. These trickled out throughout the day.
GAME (opens in new tab)
GAME has PS5 stock (opens in new tab) in stock now. It's all bundles featuring Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7, console covers, headsets and additional controllers. Not the cheapest option out there, mind.
PlayStation Direct (opens in new tab)
PlayStation Direct went live with PS5 stock on June 7th and sold out in less than an hour. It was made up of standalone disc and digital consoles and sold out in around an hour.
An exclusive queue (opens in new tab) for those selected went live earlier in the day before then opening up to the public shortly afterwards.
Currys (opens in new tab)
Currys is now live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) (as of June 8th) with lots of bundles up for sale. Whether it's Lego Star Wars, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, an additional DualSense controller or headset, there's plenty to choose from.
BT Store (opens in new tab)
BT went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on May 26th before selling out in a couple of days. It featured Horizon Forbidden West, a Sony charging station, an extra DualSense controller or a 12-month subscription to PS Plus.
Users were required to sign in to their account to claim a customer code (opens in new tab) before being taken through to an online queue to purchase.
EE Store (opens in new tab)
EE previously went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on May 26th before selling out in a few days. There was one bundle up for grabs featuring Horizon Forbidden West.
You had to be an account holder (opens in new tab) to access the purchase page and add it to your pay-as-you-go contract. Well worth considering if you are a customer already.
AO.com (opens in new tab)
AO.com last went live with a couple of PS5 bundles (opens in new tab) on May 26th. While not the cheapest on the market, it did give you access to the amazing Horizon Forbidden West and the latest entry in the Gran Turismo series. Extra controllers were available too.
John Lewis (opens in new tab)
High street retailer John Lewis put PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on May 25th – the first time in a couple of months – before selling out throughout the day. The main offering was a Horizon Forbidden West bundle with a disc console.
Studio (opens in new tab)
Online shopping store Studio previously went live with a batch of PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on May 25th. It was mostly made from bundles with stock selling out sometime throughout the day.
eBuyer (opens in new tab)
A new contender! Independent electronics retailer eBuyer put PS5 stock (opens in new tab) live on May 16th with both disc and digital up for grabs. It sold out within a few hours. Possibly worth trying as not a common retailer for people to try.
ASDA (opens in new tab)
ASDA went live with PS5 stock (opens in new tab) on April 26th and sold out throughout the day. The main offering was a PlayStation 5 disc bundle with Horizon Forbidden West and Gran Turismo 7.
GameByte (opens in new tab)
Online retailer GameByte last had a PS5 bundle on January 14th with seven games, a PS5 HD camera and a subscription to PS Plus for 12 months. It sold out in a couple of days.
BOX (opens in new tab)
Online tech store BOX had a rare PS5 restock (opens in new tab) on November 19th. It consisted of disc and digital consoles only. This was the first in months but potentially a good sign for Black Friday and the holidays.
Littlewoods (opens in new tab)
Littlewoods has become the latest retailer to start selling PS5 consoles (opens in new tab). It last went live on November 10th, offering disc consoles and bundles. Not the cheapest but worth considering.
Where to buy PS5 accessories
Don't forget to check out our guide to the best TVs for PS5 too! With support for 4K 120Hz, VRR and ALLM – all the big next-features, basically. And with top picture quality too, of course.