January 2021 has seen more and more events pop up as the month has progressed.
But it’s never been enough to keep up with the current PS5 stock demand in the UK.
There have also been reports of scalpers boosting their chance during recent weeks, although retailers are doing more to try and avoid these issues.
Based on the most recent rumours, Argos will be among the next retailers in the UK to get a stock update.
This could happen in the coming days, with gamers hoping for something to arrive on Friday morning.
As ever, everything that’s shared unofficially regarding PS5 restocks needs to be taken with a big pinch of salt until confirmed.
And there are plenty of other retailers that have provided updates this month for UK gamers.
GAME has been one of the most dependable stores that have been able to offer the most pre-order opportunities.
Smyths also offered a small batch of PS5 consoles, with Currys another site worth checking for stock.
BT is expected to get another stock update, but it’s unclear when this might happen. Meanwhile, Smyths will be getting more stock but probably not until early February 2021.
A message on the Smyths site confirms: “All PlayStation 5 stock is now allocated. Our next available date is February 2021. Expected in stock: February 2021.”
Amazon is another major retailer worth checking out regularly, although it hasn’t been quite as prolific in 2021 as last year.
There are reports that some consoles have been available at Amazon, although this is unconfirmed by Express Online.
The Argos refresh could happen at any time, although support lines are telling customers to check local listings for potential click and collect orders.
If you’re still struggling to get hold of a PS5, then it’s worth bookmarking the Stock Informer website, and following social media channels such as Digital Foundry Deals.
Some retailers allow customers to register their interest in the PS5, which should result in alerts when the consoles become available.
Currently, when you head to the PS5 Argos listing, you’ll be greeted with a message that says: “Sorry, PlayStation 5 is currently unavailable”.
It should also be noted that Argos goes onto say: “We’re working hard to make this available as soon as possible.”
The Argos website has also received a slight update, replacing a banner which said the PS5 was out of stock with one that gives people the option to purchase insurance for their PS5.
At present, there are two different PS5 consoles available to buy, the standard edition and the digital edition.
Unlike with the Xbox Series S/X, the differences between the Sony consoles are subtler, with the tech giant explaining.:
“The only difference between the PS5 console and the PS5 Digital Edition console is the inclusion of an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive in the PS5 console. The PS5 Digital Edition console does not feature a disc drive.
“The PS5 console features an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive that will allow you to play PS5 Blu-ray disc games and PS4 Blu-ray disc games, as well as play video from 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray Discs, standard Blu-ray discs, and DVDs.
“The PS5 Digital Edition console does not have an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive. PS5 Digital Edition console owners will be able to buy PS5 and PS4 games from PlayStation Store or access games via PlayStation Plus and PlayStation Now.”