PS5 stock - UK stock tracker timeline

PS5

Unless you've been living under a rock these past few months, by now you'll be more than aware that the PS5 has gotten off to a rather good start to life. So good, in fact, that it's lead to worldwide shortages of the console. Since then, even major stock drops have rarely survived longer than the first ten minutes' worth of customers have managed to grab a console, with scalpers profiting and tens of thousands of disappointed gamers around the globe.

At Console Deals, we've helped thousands of you secure next gen consoles, be it the PS5 or the almost-as-scarce Xbox Series X, since they launched at the end of 2020. However, we know that there's plenty of you still out there desperately trying to get your hands on one. Don't forget to head over to our PS5 bundle page to see all the latest news on stock and find out the best channels with which to get the most up-to-the-minute updates. We're also rounding up the latest stock news and rumours here

Some of the questions we get most frequently are which retailers tend to have the most stock, how frequently are they re-stocking, and when do they tend to release their stock. While we do our best to cover these stock drops as they happen, we thought we'd be able to use our unrivalled access to the UK gaming market to create a full timeline of PS5 stock releases, in the hopes that it'll help gamers better anticipate when they might next see some stock. For the sake of ease, we’ve only included stock drops where there was a clear change in a company’s website indicating stock - we’ve seen hundreds of single orders at random points, but we’ve restricted this timeline to only show when there was a real opportunity for users to buy a console.

To save you a lot of scrolling, you can access the timeline for specific months via the following links:

September   -   October   -   November   -   December   -    January   -   February   -   March

September

Sony announce final details for the PS5’s launch, including launch prices and the console’s release date. They also announce pre-orders will be going live on the following day. However, that doesn’t stop several retailers launching almost as soon as the Sony presentation is over.

September 16 2020

Retailer: GAME

Time: 11pm - 2am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large (pre-order)

Retailer: Amazon

Time: 11pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium (pre-order)

September 17 2020

Retailer: AO

Time: 12am - 2am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small (pre-order)

Retailer: Go2Games

Time: 12am - 2am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small (pre-order)

Retailer: Scan Computers

Time: 10pm - 8am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large (pre-order)

September 18 2020

Retailer: Very 

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large (pre-order)

September 19 2020

Retailer: Hughes

Time: 7am - 8am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small (pre-order)

September 24 2020

Retailer: GAME

Time: 2pm - 5pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium (pre-order)

Retailer: Laptop Outlet

Time: 8pm - 9:30pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small (pre-order)

September 25 2020

Retailer: GAME

Time: 10am - 12pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large (pre-order)

Retailer: Argos

Time: 12am - 1am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium (pre-order)

Retailer: Very

Time: 10:30am - 11am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large (pre-order)

September 30 2020

Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:30am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium (pre-order)

October

With the pre-order flurry over and still a month until the launch of the PS5, October proved a tough month for console hunters. There were very limited opportunities to grab a console, a situation that was exacerbated as news in the UK suggested the country was headed for another national lockdown, driving more people to try and get a console. Any stock drops we did see were for the Standard Edition, with the cheaper Digital Edition completely unavailable pre-order, reflecting Sony prioritising the manufacturing of the disc-drive model.

October 5 2020

Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:20pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium (pre-order)

October 27 2020

Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:30am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small (pre-order)

November

November arrived with fresh promise for PS5 stock, with the hope being that Sony would make a new batch of consoles available worldwide to coincide with the console launch on November 12th. To date, November was the biggest month for UK PS5 stock, with the most consoles available and national media coverage of the shortages of stock driving people to sites such as Console Deals to help improve their chances of getting a console.

November 6 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: 12:30am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium (pre-order)

November 10 2020

Retailer: ShopTo

Time: 10pm

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small (pre-order)

November 12 2020

Retailer: ShopTo

Time: 7:30pm

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Argos

Time: 5:30am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

November 15 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: 6:30am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

November 19 2020

November 19th, one week after the console officially launched, was the most significant day of stock we’ve yet seen for the PS5. Numerous retailers had at least some stock, and several had what we’d class as large drops.

Retailer: Argos

Time: 6:30am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 6am - 8am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: GAME

Time: 12pm - 1pm, 9pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: Very

Time: 11am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: Tesco

Time: 12:30pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

November 20 2020

The stock from the 19th continued through the end of November, albeit in a more limited fashion.

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the morning

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 7:30pm - 9pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: GAME

Time: 10am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Maplin

Time: 9am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: ShopTo

Time: 8pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Tesco

Time: 6am, 9pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Very

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

November 22 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: 2:30am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 8pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Tesco

Time: 3pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Very

Time: 6pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

November 23 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the morning

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 1pm, 4:30pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Tesco

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

November 24 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Tesco

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

November 25 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

November 26 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Tesco

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

November 27 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: ShopTo

Time: Throughout the afternoon

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Very

Time: Throughout the afternoon

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

November 28 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

November 29 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: 5am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Tesco

Time: 8am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Very

Time: 8:30am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

November 30 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: 3pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: GAME

Time: 1pm, 8pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Very

Time: 7pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December

Into December, stock remained fairly frequent, but the regularity of major drops like we saw the week after the console launched diminished considerably after the start of the month. Now, in order to get a console, customers needed to be super vigilant and ready to seize upon any opportunity, as stock came in and out in a matter of seconds.

December 2 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: 7pm, 10:30pm

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

December 3 2020

December 3rd was, after November 19th, the second largest single day of PS5 stock we've seen, with several retailers releasing stock.

Retailer: Amazon

Time: 12pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 12pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: GAME

Time: 12pm - 1pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: Smyths

Time: Throughout the morning

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

December 4 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Tesco

Time: 1:30pm

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

December 5 2020

Retailer: eBay (a certified new console sold by a verified and reputable store seller)

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 6 2020

Retailer: eBay (a certified new console sold by a verified and reputable store seller)

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 7 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

December 8 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Tesco

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 10 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 12 2020

Retailer: Tesco

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 13 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 14 2020

Retailer: Amazon

Time: 12pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 12pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Smyths

Time: Throughout the morning

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

December 18 2020

Retailer: Argos

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

January

A very quiet end to 2020 was followed by a relatively slow January for stock. We saw a lot more very brief windows of stock - most likely failed orders and cancellation being put up for grabs - with only a small number of significant re-stocks.

January 5 2021

Retailer: Tesco

Time: Throughout the day

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

January 19 2021

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 11am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: GAME

Time: 10am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

Retailer: Smyths

Time: Throughout the morning

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

January 20 2021

Retailer: Amazon

Time: 12pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

Retailer: Currys PC World

Time: 10am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: eBay (a certified new console sold by a verified and reputable store seller)

Time: 12pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

January 21 2021

Retailer: GAME

Time: 10am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

January 25 2021

Retailer: Argos

Time: 6pm

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

February

After scarce stock in January, hopes were high that the UK would finally begin to see some bigger stock drops for the PS5.

February 9 2021

Retailer: GAME

Time: 1:30pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: Tesco

Time: 9pm

Models: PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

February 11 2021

Retailer: AO

Time: 4pm

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: GAME

Time: 8:30am, 10:30am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large


February 23 2021

Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:45am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

March


March 3 2021

Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:45am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

March 9 2021

Retailer: John Lewis

Time: 5:00am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

March 10 2021

Retailer: Very

Time: 10:00am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Medium

March 11 2021

Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:20am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

March 17 2021

Retailer: Amazon

Time: 9:00am

Models: PS5 Standard Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

Retailer: AO

Time: 10:00am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Small

March 24 2021


Retailer: GAME

Time: 9:30am

Models: Both PS5 Standard Edition and PS5 Digital Edition

Estimated stock drop size: Large

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