SINCE its release in November, millions of gamers around the world have found it nearly impossible to bag themselves a PS5.
In the UK, rumours swirl almost daily about new stock drops at the likes of Argos, GAME, and Amazon.
Most of the time these time out to be untrue, but even when new consoles DO drop, they seem to be snapped up before most us even have a chance to get on the websites.
But never fear, The Sun is here…
You can follow all the latest news and stock rumours here, live on this page – giving you the very best chance to get yourself a console today. And why we’re at it, we’ll be bringing you the latest PS5 game reviews too.
Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news and updates.
MEET THE BOT NABBING YOUR PS5
Scalpers who are buying huge quantities of PS5 stock and selling it at an inflated rate are now suspected of using bots to checkout first.
One of the most common bots is called an AIO bot, or all-in-one bot.
These buy at an inhuman speed, scanning hundreds of websites every second to check if the PS5 is in stock.
The instant an item drops the bot will buy it and checkout, faster than any human could input their details.
DESPERATE FOR A PS5?
There is some stock available on eBay – however you’ll be forced to pay at least double the retail price.
The listings range from £600 to £1000.
To have a look at what’s available click here.
PLAYSTATION STORE SALE NOW ON
The Playstation store sale is now on with hundreds of games reduced – far too long to list.
But click here for the full list.
The sale ends February 10.
POLICE CALLED TO TOKYO STORE AFTER GAMERS GO MAD
Police were reportedly called to a Japanese store on Saturday, after gamers desperately tried to grab a PS5.
The staff at Yodobashi Camera, in Tokyo, used a random lottery system in a bid to deter scalpers – but when handing out the few hundred tickets, the excited crowd surged forward.
The chaos continued despite a spike in Tokyo’s coronavirus cases and the current state of emergency, and police arrived within 10 minutes.
The sale was eventually cancelled as a result.
Dave Gibson, who was there at the time, tweeted: “They cancelled the sale due to people being insane!! Pushed so hard even the cash registers and staff went backwards. I’ve never seen that kind of insanity in Japan before…”
INSIDERS CLAIM PS5 SHORTAGES COULD LAST TO JULY
Shortages of the PS5 and Xbox Series X could continue well into the summer, insiders have warned.
It’s grim news for any gamers that still haven’t managed to bag a next-gen console.
Since their launch in November, the new PS5 and Xbox have been largely sold out.
Neither Sony nor Microsoft has been able to keep up with rampant demand.
Now chip-maker AMD – who supplies both firms – has warned that the shortages may continue.
WHEN WILL MY PS5 SHIP?
For those lucky enough to have nabbed a PS5 in the latest restocks, many will be wondering when their precious console will arrive in the post.
According to Twitter profile @PS5StockAlertUK, a number of companies are shipping bought PS5’s as we speak.
It tweeted yesterday: “For those asking about existing deliveries. Amazon UK has already delivered all consoles. Very UK has started delivering this morning. GAME UK standard rate shipping will be delivered every day this week from Monday depending on your area. Enjoy.”
PS5 GAMES DUE FOR RELEASE IN MARCH
- 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)
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