UPDATE: Another major PS5 restock event has been held today, this time by Argos both online and in-store. And while this latest shipment has now been sold out, PlayStation Direct will be hosting the restock on November 19. Details on which customers will be given access to the new PS5 bundles can be found below.
ORIGINAL: PlayStation Direct UK is reportedly sending out emails today inviting gamers to buy PS5 stock from the website later this week.
According to those who have received one, PlayStation Direct will be restocking the PS5 on Friday, November 19, 2021.
However, as noted above, only those invited are likely to get access to the PS5 restock being advertised.
The good news is that Sony could always open up PlayStation Direct to everyone else after this email restock has been completed, and it will be worth keeping an eye out for the latest news on social media.
To enter the event, you will need to have been sent an email with a unique link embedded, and you will need to use that between 8am, and 10am GMT on November 19.
And this won’t be the only PlayStation 5 restock happening this week, following a flurry of activity from leading retailers.
GAME has hosted two restocks this week, one big one and one much smaller soon after.
Amazon held another event today, the first for several weeks which was open to those with a Prime account.
And one more is expected to happen between November 18 and November 19 to cap off a busy week for console hunters.
Argos is expected to drop a shipment of PlayStation 5 consoles before the end of the week, between 8am and 1pm GMT.
The timing could always change or be delayed but there is a good chance this will happen before the PlayStation Direct drop on Friday.
The news has been shared by PS5 Stock UK – a reliable stock tracker account on Twitter – which is known for providing the best guides on what’s happening next.
The message posted on Twitter by PS5 Stock UK reads: “A massive #PS5 drop is expected by Argos around 18th-19th Nov.
“Multiple shipments have been received, both Disc & Digital Editions, making it the largest PS5 drop by Argos since launch. Should be an 8am drop, as usual, in-store & online.”
Knowing when a PS5 restock is happening can be vital, but it’s also worth knowing how each retailer handles its shipments.
And here are a few examples of how best to try and buy a PlayStation 5 console from leading UK retailers:
AMAZON UK: Amazon UK runs better under strain but still comes with a few kinks worth mentioning. Having an account set up with your card details is a good start, and gamers should also try adding a console to their wishlist before checking out.
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 completing a purchase.
ARGOS: The Argos website is notorious for crashing and being unable to complete purchases when site traffic is high. Stock trackers suggest using the mobile Argos app and keeping an eye on local store listings. Argos is expected to drop new stock between November 18 and November 19.