The PS5 stock is expected to run out very quickly (pic: Sony)
The restock has lasted even less time than expected, as the GAME website went down just seconds after stock became available. It was there, as promised, for a few moments but now it’s a case of waiting to see if GAME can get their site back and working again.
The PS5 is available now via GAME in the UK but you better be quick because stock is not going to last long.
The long awaited restock of the PlayStation 5 continues but even though, at time of writing, the PlayStation 5 is in stock at GAME it’s probably only going to last a few minutes.
Even stock of the Xbox Series S rarely lasts more than 30 minutes and given how much more in-demand the PlayStation 5 is it’ll probably last much less than that, although some sources have suggested this restock could be bigger than usual.
GAME hasn’t said how much stock it has but there’s certainly been no indication from Sony that the PlayStation 5 is anywhere close to being easily available in the UK, or anywhere else in the world for that matter.
Microsoft has previously suggested that Xbox Series X shortages could last until at least June but Sony has never put a date on anything and the PlayStation 5 is likely to be scarce until well after that.
Most major retailers are expected to get new stock in over the course of the next week though, with GAME and Currys already having had PlayStation 5s to sell for a brief time.
Despite all this the PlayStation 5 console is readily available on eBay, but at greatly inflated prices that usually start at £700 or more.
That’s the result of scalpers using bot software to skip ahead of online queues and buy multiple consoles at once, with various scalper groups encouraging people to pay for subscriptions to use their bots.
GAME has tried to assure ordinary customers that it’s cracking down on scalpers though, or at least their ability to buy more than one console at once.
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