GAME and Argos get new challenger as best place to buy a PS5 in the UK

GAME and Argos get new challenger as best place to buy a PS5 in the UK

Argos and GAME face competition from new PS5 online store (Image: GETTY • SONY)

It’s been a year since the PS5 first launched, and the latest PlayStation console from Sony is still hard to come by. There have been countless occasions where PS5 restocks have been snapped up in a flash, but throughout the ongoing stock shortage there have been two clear-cut shining stars – GAME and Argos. Both GAME and Argos have got regular restocks in 2021 which last longer than its peers, with numerous people taking to sites like Twitter in the aftermath of stock drops expressing their joy at finally bagging a PS5 console.

However, while GAME and Argos have long reigned supreme on the PlayStation 5 stock front they’ve got a new contender which could become the go-to-place for PS5 orders.

That’s PlayStation Direct, which launched in Europe last week – after gamers in the US have long enjoyed the service – and at the start of this week the PlayStation Direct website took orders for the PS5 for the first time in the UK. The restock went live around 10am UK time on Monday with both the PlayStation 5 Disc and Digital consoles available to buy, priced at £449.99 and £359.99 respectively. A queue was launched for those hoping to buy a PlayStation 5 with PlayStation Direct, with thousands of people getting in line to purchase the in-demand console.

Where to buy a PS5 in the UK
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Amazon – PS5 Disc console

Amazon has been a great place to purchase the PS5 in the UK this year. However, if you want to be first in line you better update your Amazon Prime subscription. That’s because Prime members tend to get “priority access” to PS5 restocks at Amazon UK.

PRIME VIP ACCESS

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Very – PS5 sign-up

Very also offers a range of PS5 purchase options for its restocks, including standalone consoles and bundles including accessories or subscription services. You can head to the Very PS5 sign-up by clicking here to receive email updates on the PlayStation 5.

EMAIL SIGN-UP

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GAME – PS5 consoles, bundles

GAME has been one of the best places to buy a PS5 in the UK in 2021. GAME sells the PS5 Digital (£359.99) and PS5 Disc (£449.99) consoles separately as well as a range of bundles that include accessories, games and more.

FROM £359.99

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Argos – PS5 Disc

Argos has been the other best place to purchase a PS5 in the UK this year. One of the best things about ordering a PS5 from Argos is customers have been able to pick-up a shiny-new PS5 console from their local Argos store not too long after placing their order.

£449.99

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Argos – PS5 Digital

Unlike GAME, Argos typically only sells standalone PS5 consoles. The cheapest PS5 purchase option at Argos is the PS5 Digital console, which is priced at £359.99. With past restocks Argos has offered same day in-store collection as well as home delivery.

£359.99

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John Lewis – PS5 Digital and Disc

John Lewis is another leading British retailer which has been taking orders for the PS5 online. The iconic high street store has received restocks in the past for the both the PS5 Disc and PS5 Digital consoles. But with John Lewis you need to act quick as stock tends to get snapped up fast.

£359.99 AND £449.99

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Currys – PS5 order hub

Currys is another UK retailer that has been taking orders for the PS5 this year. For the majority of 2021 Currys online orders have required a VIP code. But we’ll have to wait and see whether this scheme changes as PS5 stock – hopefully – becomes more readily available.

FROM £359.99

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BT – PS5 code required

Telecoms giant BT also lets customers order a PS5 via its official online shop. To be in with a chance of purchasing a PS5 with BT you’ll need to be a customer and you’ll also need to register your interest online.

SIGN UP

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EE – PS5 code required

As with parent company BT, EE also sells the PS5 to its customers. But you’ll need to register your interest, have received a code and also need to be an existing customer on a handset plan that is within the first 17 months of their contract.

SIGN UP

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AO.com – PS5 store

AO.com is another retailer that has adopted innovative approaches to its PS5 restocks. While some PS5 restocks have been purchased via the conventional online route, others have required customers to call-up the retailer to place an order. You can head to the AO PS5 store to find out the latest deals the online shopping is running right now.

LATEST DEALS

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ShopTo – PS5 stock alerts

ShopTo is a specialist gaming retailer which also has been taking orders for the PS5 in 2021. If you want to be alerted to when ShopTo is getting more PS5 stock then you can sign-up for e-mail alerts on the retailer’s website today.

STOCK ALERTS

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The Game Collection – PS5 games, consoles, accessories

Another gaming specialist retailer which has been getting PS5 restocks this year is The Game Collection. The retailer has previously opened orders for bumper bundles that include games and accessories. While you wait for the next restock you can check out the wide range of other PS5 items the retailer has in store as well as any money-saving deals The Game Collection is running right now.

PS5 BUNDLES

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This is surely the first of many PlayStation Direct PS5 restocks on the horizon, and if you’re hoping to buy a PS5 on this Sony website there are a few things you need to know.

Firstly, due to high demand there will be a limit of one order per customer.

Also, in order to purchase an item from PlayStation Direct you need to be signed in with your PlayStation account.

If you have a PS Plus membership you’ll also be eligible for free standard shipping.

The first ever PlayStation Direct UK stock drop came at the start of the week where both GAME and Argos could open orders once again for the PS5.

According to the ever reliable @PS5StockAlertUK stock tracker account, a “massive” PS5 restock at Argos could go live between November 18 and 19.

The in-the-know PS5 stock source tweeted: “PlayStation 5 (Argos) Exclusive News.

“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.”

Elsewhere, a GAME PS5 restock could also be going live between November 16 and 19.

On Friday the PS5 stock tracker posted: “PlayStation 5 (GAME) News

“The release date of PS5 consoles has been updated to 25/11, indicating a stock drop at some point next week. We’ll let you know once we find out the priority orders delivery date which will give us a better indication of what the drop day could be.”

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