April should be a good month for PS5 buyers in the UK. They still sell out incredibly fast, but there aren't as many scalpers to fight with.
Check out all the updates and information for April 4th.
When Are The Next PS5 Drops?
As it is Easter Sunday today, and the Bank Holiday tomorrow, no PS5 drops will happen until Tuesday.
According to @Ps5Instant, Smyths could drop their latest restock at any time from Tuesday onwards, with it being said that they have 2,000 consoles ready to go.
They also claim that John Lewis has pallets of consoles in their warehouse, so we can expect those to be released very soon.
It has been known that GAME, Argos, and Amazon are all preparing for major restocks too.
GAME's and Argos' are expected to be released at some point between April 8th-14th, with two shipments from Amazon taking place over the course of April.
The new console will become increasingly easier to get hold of as more and more players leave the market after securing their consoles, and stock becomes larger and more frequent.
So, right now we suggest keeping an eye on Smyths and John Lewis at the start of next week, then keeping an eye on GAME and Argos towards the end of the week.
Our best advice is, keep checking back for these daily stock updates and set up as many stock alerts as you can.
But, if you have to have a new console now and can't wait for new stock, you do have a few options, although we don't recommend them.
CEX is a chain brand that sells used entertainment items from games, films, computer parts, mobile phones and more.
Because of this they don't have to follow pricing laws and can instead set their own laws.
They do sell both versions of the PS5, but be prepared to pay more than RRP for them.
At the time of writing the prices are:
- PS5 (Boxed) - £650
- PS5 Digital (Boxed) - £360
Like CEX, if you're prepared to pay more than RRP and aren't that bothered whether the box has been opened before, then Ebay is one place to consider.
One thing to note is, since you may be dealing with individual sellers there may be a risk involved, so be prepared for that before you bid/purchase.
You can find the consoles here: