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PS5 stock updates LIVE – Argos CANCELS console orders, plus latest on John Lewis, Amazon, Currys, Game, Smyths and Very

PS5 stock updates LIVE – Argos CANCELS console orders, plus latest on John Lewis, Amazon, Currys, Game, Smyths and Very

GAMERS have been left disappointed when they failed to snap up a console at major retailers. John Lewis dropped PS5 stock early yesterday but it

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GAMERS have been left disappointed when they failed to snap up a console at major retailers.

John Lewis dropped PS5 stock early yesterday but it did not take long for them to sell out.

Some customers reported being able to add a PS5 console to their shopping basket – but frustratingly, were not able to pay for it.

An apologetic John Lewis said: “We’ve had extremely high levels of demand for our website today.

“As expected, the PS5 has been incredibly popular and as such, is now sold out. We’re sorry to any customers unable to buy it.”

Meanwhile a rumoured drop at Currys failed to materialise.

And Argos said it is “working hard” to restock PS5s – and admitted it has launched an investigation after multiple orders were cancelled.

Furious shoppers took to social media to fume at the high street giant and catalogue retailer after a PS5 restock earlier this week.

Since its launch last November, millions of gamers around the world have struggled to bag a PlayStation 5.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours…

  • JOHN LEWIS RESTOCK YESTERDAY

    John Lewis had a sneaky restock at around 5am yesterday of the PS5 console.

    All stock was sold in 1-2 minutes.

    The UK retailer said, “We experienced a high volume of interest for the PS5 today and as a result, not everyone was able to get a hold of one.

    “Please keep an eye out for future releases.”

  • AntOnline announce PS5 Digital stock with take on Drake’s 2015 album, “If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late”.

  • PLAYSTATION RELEASES OVER THE YEARS

    Here’s a potted history of Playstation and the consoles released in the series.

    • The original PlayStation launched in Europe in 1995
    • This was followed by the PlayStation 2 in the year 2000
    • The PlayStation 3 arrived over half a decade later, in 2006
    • Then gamers had to wait a further seven years for 2013’s PS4 launch
    • Sony released the PS5 in November 2020
  • GAMES TO BE RELEASED IN MARCH

    Those lucky enough to have actually bagged a PS5 will be able to enjoy these games from next month:

    • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
    • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
    • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
    • Returnal – March 19
    • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
    • It Takes Two – March 26
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
    • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)
  • REMINDER: WHEN TO BE AWAKE FOR RESTOCKS (UK AND IRISH REPUBLIC)

    • AO – 10am
    • Amazon – 6am to 7am, sometimes 11am
    • Argos – 1am
    • GAME – 8am to 9am
    • John Lewis – 5am
    • Very – 11am or 1pm
  • JOHN LEWIS SORRY FOR SELL-OUT RESTOCK

    It issued a statement after shoppers hopeful of nabbing a PlayStation 5 missed out this morning.

    A restock dropped at 5am today but customers were left disappointed when the consoles sold out in minutes.

    John Lewis wrote: “We’ve had extremely high levels of demand for our website today.

    “As expected, the PS5 has been incredibly popular and as such, is now sold out. We’re sorry to any customers unable to buy it.”

  • HOT CURRYS TIP

    Twitter account @PS5XboxAlerts said gamers won’t know when stock will drop and it might happen randomly.

    They said: “Getting reports that Currys will not be announcing #ps5 stock to the public and staff due to the website crashing”.

    The claim is said to have comes from an employee themselves.

  • THERE’S CONSOLES ON EBAY… WITH SOME GOING FOR THOUSANDS

  • WHAT IS ‘SCALPING’?

    Anyone trying to get their hands on a PS5 in the past few months will have encountered the scalpers.

    ‘Scalping’ is defined as the practice of buying PS5 consoles only to re-sell them at a grossly inflated price.

    A Sun probe found that just two months into 2021, the PS5 is still in such high demand that people are selling the console for £1,000 on eBay.

    This is £550 more than the original price, with scalpers looking to make a profit off stock issues.

  • ARGOS SORRY AFTER ORDERS CANCELLED

    Argos has admitted there was a checkout issue when stock was dropped yesterday.

    Many shoppers were furious after they bagged a PS5, only for their order to be cancelled via email.

    A tweet from the retailer today said: “I can confirm there was an issue at the checkout the PS5 stock and multiple customer orders were cancelled.

    “This has been reported for investigation and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience.”

  • THOUSANDS CALL FOR SCALPING CLAMPDOWN

    A petition calling for the Government to crackdown on scalpers has reached almost 14,000 signatures.

    The petition has smashed an initial target of 10,000 – the amount required to gain an official response to the petition. If it reaches 100,000 by its deadline date of June 10, the Government will consider it for debate in Parliament.

    Blurb on the petition page reads: This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology.

    “The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles.

    “Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of listings appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these.”

  • CURRY ON LOOKING

    Various reports on Twitter suggest a stock drop at Currys has been pushed back until March.

    This blog will continue to monitor the situation and post updates when available.

  • WHAT TIME DO PS5 CUSTOMERS NEED TO BE AWAKE FOR RESTOCKS?

    • AO – 10am
    • Amazon – 6am to 7am, sometimes 11am
    • Argos – 1am
    • GAME – 8am to 9am
    • John Lewis – 5am
    • Very – 11am or 1pm
  • SIGN UP FOR STOCK CHECKER

    Gamers wanting to get their hands on a PS5 can get ahead in the queue by signing up to a stock checker.

    These online tools monitor a range of different retailers to find out when a product is available to buy again.

    Stock Informer is currently monitoring PS5 stock at a range of different retailers including eBay, Amazon, Currys PC World and Very.co.uk.

    Playstation5stock.com focuses purely on the latest Sony console but only monitors nine retailers.

  • WHY NOT DONATE YOUR OLD CONSOLE?

    If you have been lucky enough to get your hands on a PS5, you may have an old console you no longer use.

    There is a charity that collects old devices and games and takes them to hospitals, hospices and other healthcare facilities where children are being cared for.

    On its website, Get Well Gamers says: “Your donated games and consoles help us bring joy to thousands of children and young people in hospitals across the country.

    “Video games are an effective and proven pain management tool, providing much-needed entertainment for young people during long hospital stays or in circumstances in which recreational activities can be beneficial.”To donate your unwanted games and consoles, click here.

  • MUM WINS PS5 WITH A PACKET OF DORITOS

    A lucky mum has bagged a free PS5 with a winning packet of Doritos and shared her success on Facebook.

    The mum posted screen shots from her phone in Facebook group Extreme Couponing and Bargains UK.

    Captioning the post, she wrote: “For those struggling to get hold of a PS5, Doritos have a competition on to win one.

    “We’ve just bought a pack for £1 and actually won! Gobsmacked as I never win anything but definitely worth a try to anyone still looking! Plus Doritos are delicious.”

  • WHAT TO PLAY: THE SUN’S TOP PICKS

    Astro’s Playroom – Bundled with the PS5, this could easily be dismissed as a gimmick to show off the DualSense joypad. But it’s a brilliant and wondrously sensory game in its own right – not to be missed.

    Spider-Man: Miles Morales – This add-on to the Spider-Man video game reboot is truly gorgeous and shows off the graphical heft of the PS5. It’s also good fun, and you’ll likely lose hours just swinging around snowy Manhattan.

    God of War – Revamped for the PS5, this iconic PS4 titan is more stunning than ever. It’s one of the best games of the decade, undoubtedly. A must-play, even if you’ve never touched the franchise before.

  • BLACK PS5 NOW AVAILABLE

    Gamers can now get their hands on a sleek black PS5.

    Until now, it’s only been possible to have the standard all-white PS5.

    It’s a stark contrast to the black PlayStations of yesteryear – and the Xbox Series X for that matter.

    You can find out more on that here.

  • MARVEL’S AVENGERS GAME TO HIT PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X IN MARCH

    The new Playstation 5 and Xmox Series X/S versions of Marvel’s Avengers will be released alongside the game’s Hawkeye DLC on March 18.

    Publisher Square Enix said the current-gen console versions will feature “upgraded visuals and framerate, significantly faster load times, improved destruction and Heroic detail”.

    What’s more, users moving from PS4 to PS5 or Xbox One to Xbox Series X/S will be able to upgrade the game free of charge. These users will be able to transfer their saves, player profiles and progression to current-gen consoles, with cross-gen play supported within console families.

    The second part of Marvel’s Avengers’ two Hawkeyes’ story arc will conclude with Clint Barton DLC, which is titled Operation Hawkeye: Future Imperfect.

    It comes after first part of the Hawkeyes’ story, Kate Bishop – Taking AIM, launched in December 2020.

  • ARGOS APOLOGISES AFTER ORDERS CANCELLED

    Argos has admitted there was a checkout issue when stock was dropped yesterday.

    Many shoppers were left fuming after they bagged a PS5, only for their order to be cancelled via email.

    A tweet from the retailer today said: “I can confirm there was an issue at the checkout the PS5 stock and multiple customer orders were cancelled.

    “This has been reported for investigation and I am truly sorry for the inconvenience.”

  • HOW MUCH DOES A PS5 COST?

    Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.

    The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

    They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and digital-only Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.

  • CURRYS RESTOCK EXPECTED TODAY – RUMOURS

    Currys is expected to be the next major retailer to restock PS5 consoles, according to social media rumours.

    Many believed the drop would be this morning, but are still waiting.

    Gamers will be need to be quick, however, as stock sells out within minutes.

  • THOUSANDS CALL FOR CRACKDOWN ON SCALPING

    A petition calling for the Government to crackdown on scalpers has reached almost 14,000 signatures.

    The petition has smashed an initial target of 10,000 – the amount required to gain an official response to the petition. If it reaches 100,000 by its deadline date of June 10, the Government will consider it for debate in Parliament.

    A blurb on the petition page reads: This practice is most prevalent in the buying and re-selling of event tickets but also has a significant impact on the sales of trainers/clothes and technology.

    “The most recent case in point is the launch of the PlayStation 5 and X Box Series X consoles.

    “Both pre-orders and launch day stock were sold out instantaneously and then thousands of listings appeared on eBay at over double the RRP. A reseller group claimed to have been able to secure 3500 of these.”

  • GAMES TO BE RELEASED IN MARCH

    Those lucky enough to have got their hands on a PS5 will be able to enjoy these games from next month:

    • Yakuza: Like a Dragon – March 2
    • Control: Ultimate Edition – March 2
    • Monster Energy Supercross: The Official Videogame 4 – March 11
    • Returnal – March 19
    • Balan Wonderworld – March 26
    • It Takes Two – March 26
    • Terminator: Resistance Enhanced – March 26
    • Tennis World Tour 2 – March 2021 (tentative)
  • ARGOS ‘WORKING HARD’ TO RESTOCK

    Argos has told customers that they are “working hard” to replenish stock.

    It comes after many were left frustrated yesterday when they thought they had bagged a console during the retailer’s early hours drop, only to receive an email to say their order had been cancelled.

    Argos has since apologised for the “inconvenience”.

This post first appeared on Thesun.co.uk

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