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If the PS5 drops today, you’ll hear about it here

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It’s now 2022, and somehow the PlayStation 5 (PS5), which launched in November 2020, is still difficult to buy in the UK, both online and in stores. Supply issues and a global semiconductor shortage triggered by the coronavirus pandemic have slowed production of the Sony game console.

But if it’s your New Years resolution to finally get your hands on one, fear not, because the IndyBest team is here to help. December was the best restocking month on record, with several restockings taking place in Smyths Toys, Curries, Playstation direct, ShopTo, Very, Littlewoods, Game, Studio, Argos, EE, BT, Asda, AO, John Lewis & Associates and Amazon – although it remains to be seen whether this trend will continue in January.

If you are still looking, you have come to the right place. Our liveblog is here to give you the latest information on restocking from all major UK retailers, both online and in store, as well as providing details on release rumors, as well as the latest games and accessories. PS5 to buy.

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Check the UK PS5 retailer stock below:

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The best tech offers from the January sales

Want to get a good deal on this holiday? Our guide to all of the best tech deals in sales is a great place to start.

Here’s our roundup of the products you can get your hands on for less today:

Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 10:40 AM

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Could Currys restock the PS5 this week?

Curries the last PS5 stock was available on Dec 28 – and while we’re now officially 2022, that’s still not the case this a long time ago, and we’re optimistic the retailer may have more uptime in the coming weeks.

Why are we so confident? Because before December 28, Curries also saw declines on December 24, 22, 21, 17, 14 and 7, suggesting a healthy replenishment pattern that should continue.

Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 10:20 AM

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When was the last time Game restocked the PS5?

Game was a huge hitter when it came to the PS5 stock in December, with a drop that landed on December 23 for a full week.

In fact, if you browse the Game site this morning you might still see the console as available for pre-order – but we’ve found that when you click to add it to your cart, a notification pops up telling you it’s out of stock, which means that this awesome offering looks like it has finally dried up.

We’re keeping our fingers crossed for another weeklong replenishment this month.

Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022, 10:00 am

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Read our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED

If handheld gaming is more your thing, check out our review of the new Nintendo Switch OLED. The console has for the first time an OLED display, which is larger than before and produces more vivid colors and deeper blacks. There’s also a redesigned kickstand and doubles the internal storage of its predecessor.

Our reviewer said from the console at £ 309.99: “The bigger screen is fantastic and playing games in handheld mode is absolute fun. The kickstand is so solid and makes us want to never look at that little rocker on the back of the original Switch again… it’s absolutely the best version of the console yet.

The Nintendo Switch OLED is currently in stock at several retailers, including Argos and Very for £ 309.99.

Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 9:40 AM

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What is the difference between the two models of PS5?

Until the consoles land, let’s remember exactly what you get with both options.

Sony sells two versions of the PS5. These are known as disc publishing and digital publishing. They have the same performance, design and technical specifications, but the digital edition does not have a disc drive. This means that the games can only be played by downloading them, and there is obviously no way to play DVDs or Blu-ray movies.

The digital edition is also cheaper, at £ 359.99 compared to £ 449.99 for the disc edition.

Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 9:15 AM

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Welcome back, PS5 hunters

Hello PS5 hunters, and welcome to another day (and indeed, a year!) Of console hunting.

We’ll be honest, January doesn’t have the strongest of departures, as we currently can’t see the console in stock at the moment – but as December has been one of the strongest months for stock, we have high hopes. that things will get better.

We have our eyes on Game and Curries, who both had shares last week. Stay with us and we’ll notify you of any availability throughout the day.

Eleanor jonesJanuary 3, 2022 8:50 AM

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