A new report released this week suggests there will be a second major PS5 restock in January 2022.
And while we don’t know exactly which retailers it will include, chances are Argos and Amazon are involved.
2022 has been much like last year so far, with gamers struggling to find next-gen consoles to buy.
And with many reports suggesting that it will remain difficult to buy a PlayStation 5 for the first few months, there is still hope of grabbing a gaming machine.
According to PS5 Stock UK – a reliable source of next-gen stock news – Argos may be ready to supply more next-gen PlayStation consoles between January 25 and 28.
And they could also be joined by others, with the latest stock check account update adding:
“The remaining ‘Major Retailers’ who have not restocked in the past 2 weeks are expected to restock PS5 consoles next week! Stay tuned.
A previous post read: “PS5 stock has been quiet in the UK recently; however, retailers are then expected to restock the console during the 2nd half of January 2022.
“The UK saw an unprecedented amount of PS5 restocks in the fourth quarter of 2021 as Sony pushed console production in time for Christmas, with some major retailers remaining in stock for over 24 hours. This has led to a drastic decrease in PS5 inventory for the first quarter of 2022.”
We’ve already seen PS5 stock drops from BT and GAME, leaving a few more that could be added to the list before the end of the month.
Knowing when a PS5 restock is happening can be vital, but it’s also useful to know how each retailer handles their shipments.
And here are some examples of the best way to try and buy a PlayStation 5 console from major UK retailers:
AMAZON UNITED KINGDOM: Amazon UK works better under pressure, but still has some flaws that are worth mentioning. Having an account set up with your card details is a good start, and players should also try wishlisting a console before paying.
CARI: Currys does not host purely digital restock events and there is no indication when they might offer more consoles online. The retailer chooses to sell the PlayStation 5 through its physical stores through a ticketing system. Interested individuals must register on the Currys PS5 page for a chance to be selected, which will then be followed by a wait until the next shipment of consoles arrives.
GAME: GAME is a UK retailer that offers the most regular stock updates for PS5 consoles. However, console hunters have been warned to use Guest Checkout, as this option is less likely to crash when making a purchase.
ARGOS: Argos website is notorious for crashes and inability to make purchases when site traffic is high. Stock trackers suggest using the Argos mobile app and keeping an eye on local store listings.