PS Direct has the standalone console in stock as Currys, Very and more restocks continue

Here's where you can buy a PS5 today (The Independent)

Here’s where you can buy a PS5 today (The Independent)

Update August 15: The PS5 disc edition standalone console is in stock at PlayStation Direct. PS5 bundles are also in stock at Curries, EEit BT Store, Very, Hughes, Game Collection, ShopTo, AO and Scan. Read on for more information.

Since its launch in 2020, the PlayStation 5 has been ridiculously hard to come by. Supply chain issues stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have brought production of Sony’s latest gaming console to a near halt.

Fortunately, the inventory situation has improved tremendously in recent months, with PS5 bundles readily available in at least one retailer since the end of April. Game and the BT Shop, plus several independent retailers such as The Game Collection and Scan have continued to lead the charge.

This avalanche of console top-ups continued throughout July, and so far it looks like the good news will continue throughout August and into September. But while restocks have become more frequent, buying a console on its own remains a challenge, with retailers preferring to stock bundles rather than the stand-alone console – selling out in a flash. We first started seeing digital console bundles hit stores last month, but even those have since dried up.

If you’re still chasing that elusive PlayStation 5, we’ve got one tip for you – sit down on this live blog and check your real-time alerts. Our aim is to secure you a next-gen machine, whether it’s a bundle, standalone disc or digital edition console, as well as give you the details on the best games and accessories to go with your new console, plus the latest game reviews.

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PS5 stock updates UK and US

  • The game has one of the best bundle deals we’ve ever seen

  • Standalone PS5 available from Playstation Direct

  • BT sells the digital edition of the PS5 console

Very have this £499.99 PS5 disc gift pack in stock

11:20 , Alex Lee

This package from Very will usually be the cheapest disc edition available, with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West for £499.99. While still a good deal, it no longer is best deal.

With Game currently selling a PS5 disc gift console with Horizon Forbidden West and a controller case for £489.99 – Can’t really compete. That said, there is no shipping charge if you choose click and collect on Very, and there may be a small charge if you choose the package on Game.

Buy now from Very

Buy now from Game

BT sells the digital edition of the PS5 console

10:50 , Alex Lee

Looking for a digital edition console? The BT Shop is currently the only retailer to stock the digital console, but you can’t get it on your own and it’s only available to BT Broadband customers.

The retailer sells the digital edition of the console with a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and an additional controller for £459.99 – that’s the same price as the standalone disc edition console.

If you are not a BT Broadband customer and do not have an access code, you can ask a friend to borrow your code. Codes are not linked to people’s account details, so they are not charged.

Buy now from BT Shop

The game has one of the best bundle deals we’ve ever seen

10:27 , Alex Lee

If you’re after a cheap disc edition pack, Game are currently selling one for just £489.98. You will receive a copy of Horizon Forbidden West and a controller cover along with the disc output console. This is one of the best bundle deals we’ve ever seen, so it’s worth getting if you can afford it.

The official Sony disc edition with Horizon Forbidden West costs £499.99 – so you pay £10 less and get a case for your controller for free. If you think about it, you basically get it Horizon Forbidden West and the case for £40 in all.

Buy now from Game

See all the game’s PS5 bundles

“Hogwarts Legacy” delayed until February 2023

09:59 , Jasper Pickering

If you were hoping to pick up a copy of the Hogwarts’ legacy just in time for the holidays this year, we have some bad news for you.

On August 12, the developers confirmed that the release of the Harry Potter tie-in would be pushed back to next year with a new release date of February 10, 2023 for Playstation, Xbox and PC – although there’s still no word on when the Nintendo Switch version of the game will be released.

To find out more, read our full guide on when to expect to play Hogwarts’ legacy and everything else we know about the game.

When you can play Hogwarts Legacy on Playstation, Xbox, PC and Switch

Standalone PS5 available from Playstation Direct

09:30 , Jasper Pickering

If you’re hoping to pick up a console on its own, without all the frills of a bundled game or extra controller, Playstation Direct currently has the PS5 disc edition in stock for an RRP of £449.99.

There is also a copy of Horizon Forbidden West included for £499.99, which works out to about £20 off the RRP of the game itself, if you’re interested.

Buy now from Playstation Direct

Where can you buy a PS5 today?

09:00 , Alex Lee

Gooooooooood morning PS5 hunters and welcome back to The independentits PS5 restock liveblog. Happy Monday! The refills are still coming in thick and fast, and you can still buy the console at several retailers this morning.

The only retailer selling the standalone disc edition console right now is PlayStation Direct, while the BT Shop continues to be the only retailer selling the digital edition console (as part of a bundle). We also stock Currys, EE, Studio, Very, Hughes, The Game Collection, ShopTo, AO and Scan. Stick around, we’ll be here all day and all week, breaking down the best package deals and giving you all the updates on the live stock.

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