Fri. Jul 1st, 2022

GAME’s highly anticipated shipment of PS5 consoles looks to be DELAYED until February 18 – but Amazon could drop NEXT WEEK.

GAME – who had been thought to be dropping stock between this week – has now updated the release dates of the console on its bundles page to Friday February 18.

The site also said there could be “a possible restock by Amazon UK on either the 15th or 16th February around 8am – 9:30am.”

Some PlayStation fans have received emails claiming to be from Sony, complete with offers to receive a free PS5 console as part of a fake beta program. The email starts by telling recipients that they’ve been chosen to become a beta tester for the PS5 – despite the fact it launched in November 2020. 

Needless to say, you shouldn’t click the link, enter any personal details, or download the PDF attachment.

Meanwhile, our live blog is the best place to keep up to date with the latest stock drops in both the UK and the US as we track restocks at stores including Argos, Very, Amazon, GAME and Smyths Toys

And there’s a major new software update for PS5 and PS4 released today, designed to give users more control over group chats – including the option to create private chats – as well as other so-called “quality of life” improvements.

– Best time to buy a PS5 revealed

– 7 INSTANT hacks to stop your PS5 randomly turning off

– How to become a PS5 Beta tester

Read our PS5 live blog below for the latest news on restocks and games…

  • Opting to buy a bundle

    Many retailers have introduced high-priced console bundles that include the PS5 in addition to different accessories and/ or games.

    For instance, you can often get bundles that include extra controllers, games, and even gift cards. Bundles can vary in price, however.

    While they cost more upfront, they’re not any more expensive than if you were to purchase the console and items separately.

    The added benefit of the higher price tag is that the bundles typically don’t sell out as quickly as standalone consoles. If you’re not opposed to spending a little more at checkout, buying a bundle shouldn’t be overlooked.

  • New PS5 games out this week

    Here are all the new PS5 and PS4 games that are being released in physical UK retailers and as part of the PlayStation Store update this week:

    15th February:

    • Dynasty Warriors 9: Empires (PS5, PS4)

    17th February:

    • King of Fighters XV (PS5, PS4)
    • Voice of Cards: The Forsaken Maiden (PS4)

    18th February:

    • Horizon Forbidden West (PS5, PS4)
  • PlayStation 5 scam you need to be aware of

    PLAYSTATION fans may be desperate to get hold of a PS5, but some things are too good to be true. 

    Some PlayStation fans have received emails claiming to be from Sony, complete with offers to receive a free PS5 console as part of a fake beta program.

    The email starts by telling recipients that they’ve been chosen to become a beta tester for the PS5 – despite the fact it launched in November 2020. 

    The email then continues to state: “Your email was previously used to log in to the Playstation Network (we didn’t check when, where or what, it was a pure random selection) – since we still don’t have any real user feedback on the new Playstation, we randomly selected 150 people around the world, and you are one of the lucky ones

    “To accept the invitation to the beta program and receive the PS5, we kindly ask you to click here and answer a few questions.

    “When you’re done, you’ll immediately see if you’ve been granted access and can continue by entering your shipping address.

    “Please note, this is the last time we will contact you about access and the invitation link above will remain active for the next 24 hours.”

    Needless to say, you shouldn’t click the link, enter any personal details, or download the PDF attachment.

  • UK PS5 stock for next week

    According to @PS5StockAlertUK, retailers including GAME, Amazon, and others are readying new PS5 stock next week.

    Ebay continues to be a solid option for those needing a PS5 ASAP.

    The best PS5 deals on Ebay are selling it at around £70-100 above RRP. Most of these deals are for “Used” or “Refurbished” units, so make sure you’re aware of the condition before buying it.

  • UK stock now available

    OnBuy.com now has PS5 stock available on their website.

    It is currently on sale for £599.99, with free priority delivery.

    Get it here quickly before stock runs dry.

  • Elder Ring PS5 release date

    One of the most highly anticipated games of 2022 is Elder Ring, and we can’t wait to get our hands on the game.

    The action RPG was developed in collaboration with George RR Martin and it promises to be just as demanding as previous games FromSoftware – such as Demon Souls and Bloodborne.

    Elden Ring will be released on the PS5, as well as the Xbox series X, Xbox one, Playstation 4 and PC on 25 February.

  • Gran Turismo 7 release date

    Gran Turismo 7 is set to be the biggest one yet, and we just can’t believe that it’s been 25 years since Gran Turismo even came out.

    Polyphony Digital is pulling out all the stops for this release, with over 420 cars to choose from and 90 race tracks. We can guarantee it’s going to be the best racing experience on Playstation.

    Gran Turismo 7 will be released on 4 March 2022 so there’s plenty of time to get your pre-orders in.

  • PlayStation fans are all saying same thing about COD

    MICROSOFT has announced that Call of Duty will not become an Xbox exclusive game.

    This is great news for PlayStation and Nintendo users who were worried that Microsoft’s acquisition of Call of Duty’s developer would stop their access to the game.

    Some gamers have taken to social media to tease Xbox users about the decision.

    One person tweeted: “Xbox fanboys about to have a meltdown over this.”

    Another joked: “LOL! Imagine spending $70B to not make the games exclusive.”

    Another added: “All that bragging from xbots for nothing”.

  • The Oculus Quest VR2 headset: A smashing alternative to a console

    The Sun’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

    Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.

    And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new PS5 and Xbox consoles.

  • Gaming news you may have missed

  • ShopTo drop hint of new stock

    It is expected that ShopTo, a well-known online retailer in the UK, will be dropping PS5 stock soon.

    The last time they had stock was before Christmas and they have had no new stock since.

    However, ShopTo has now updated the description on the PS5 console as it previously mentioned how deliveries would be made before Christmas.

    Now this has now been changed to “We will aim to ship the consoles within 5 working days once we have completed all of our checks.” meaning new stock could be dropping soon.

  • Doing a PS5 Firmware update could stop your PS5 from randomly turning off

    It could be that your PS5 isn’t running the latest firmware, which fixes bugs and rolls out various other improvements.

    Usually you’ll be notified that your console needs an update, but it’s worth checking manually, just in case.

    You’ll need to be connected to the internet first of all, so that you can download any updates.

    Head to the ‘Settings’ menu, then System>System Software>System Software Update and Settings.

    Select ‘Update System Software’, then ‘Update Using Internet’, and ‘Update’.

  • Struggling to get a PS5? Try these alternatives

    The Sun’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.

    Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.

    And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new PS5 and Xbox consoles.

  • Best PS5 games to get on board

    Astro’s Playroom – Bundled with the PS5, this could easily be dismissed as a gimmick to show off the DualSense joypad. But it’s a brilliant and wondrously sensory game in its own right – not to be missed.

    Spider-Man: Miles Morales – This add-on to the Spider-Man video game reboot is truly gorgeous and shows off the graphical heft of the PS5. It’s also good fun, and you’ll likely lose hours just swinging around snowy Manhattan.

    God of War – Revamped for the PS5, this iconic PS4 titan is more stunning than ever. It’s one of the best games of the decade, undoubtedly. A must-play, even if you’ve never touched the franchise before.

    Fall Guys – It’s cheap, cheerful and endlessly addictive. Think Takeshi’s Castle meets Fortnite.

    Fifa 21 – Let’s be honest: if you care at all about football, you probably already have this. But we had to include it for good measure!

  • Everywhere still out of stock except for ebay and StockX

    There have been no new restocks across the UK with the only current places to get your hands on the console being ebay and StockX.

    An Amazon drop is expected soon whilst GAME were expected to have dropped a bunch of consoles during the past few days.

    It is now expected that this drop will be this Friday.

  • Still looking for games for your new PS5?

    If you’re lucky enough to have bagged yourself a PS5 (we envy you!) and are looking for fun games to get you started, we’ve got you sorted:

    • ‘Fifa 22’ PS5 with an extra dualsense controller: Was £129, now £114, Currys.co.uk
    • ‘Horizon Forbidden West’ on PS4 pre-order with free PS5 upgrade: Was £59.99, now £50.99, Currys.co.uk
    • Call of Duty: Vanguard & Midnight Black DualSense Wireless Controller Bundle PS5, Currys.co.uk
    • If you can’t pick a game, you can get a DualSense Wireless Controller & £10 Store Wallet TopUp Bundle, Currys.co.uk
    • Battlefield 2042 & White PULSE 3D Wireless Headset Bundle PS5, Currys.co.uk
  • Power of the voice

    SONY is launching a new voice control feature on the PS5.

    The sci-fi trick means you can make your console do things with vocal commands.

    The feature is currently in testing, so it’s not available for the PS5 generally.

    But anyone who signs up to the beta can test it out right now.

    Sony says that you can use the feature to open any game that you like, all with the wake phrase of “Hey PlayStation”.

    And it’s the same story for apps.

    You can also use voice controls to change various settings.

    Additionally, you can control media playback – like playing, pausing and skipping songs.

  • How do you access the PS5 web browser?

    This method is definitely the best one out there while we wait for Sony to roll out something more official.

    Press the PS button on the DualSense to bring up the Control Centre menu, which is the row of shortcut icons that overlays whatever you’ve got going on.

    Scroll across to Game Base and select it to bring up a list of your friends and parties.

    Pick the friend who will happily ignore any messages from you, or choose your alt account to DM.

    Compose a new message and simply type ‘Google.com’ and send it on its way.

    Once sent, this turns into a hyperlink that you can click on, which will open up the web browser.

    There’s no address bar for you to type in specific URLs but you can use the search bar to find what you’re looking for.

    You can also pin the website to the left or right-hand side of your screen for a multi-window effect if needs be.

    Just hit the options button to bring up the menu, select ‘Pin to Side’, pick which side you want it on, and confirm your choice with the X button.

    To unpin, just press the PS button again to bring up the Control Centre and you’ll see an internet browser card.

    Press the options button on the DualSense and you’ll be presented with the choice to move it, or close it.

  • How to get free games?

    The only way to actually get free games from Sony is to join their monthly PlayStation Plus (PS Plus) subscription plan.

    The subscription will set you back either $9.99 monthly, $24.99 quarterly, or $59.99 yearly.

    The service gives members three free PlayStation games to download each month before the month is up.

    The February 2022 free games include UFC 4, Planet Coaster Console Edition, and Tiny Tina’s Assault on Dragon Keep: A Wonderlands One-shot Adventure.

    The announcement comes as rumors are swirling that PlayStation might be switching up the service soon to compete with Xbox’s Game Pass.

    The company likely also wants to cater to fans who have slammed the PS Plus service for recycling older games as opposed to dropping new ones.

  • PS4 and PS5 players can get access to FREE online multiplayer on Valentine’s Day weekend

    PS4 and PS5 players will have the opportunity to access online multiplayer for free this Valentine’s Day weekend.

    Sony is allowing its PlayStation users to enjoy the multiplayer feature with friends, lovers, and relatives starting February 12th until the 14th.

    “Who will you team up with this weekend? Share the multiplayer love this Valentine’s Day!” the company wrote on their PlayStation blog.

    Throughout the weekend, gamers will be able to play multiplayer online in any PS4 or PS5 game that would normally require a PS Plus subscription.

    Sony specifically mentioned in its blog EA SPORTS UFC 4, NBA 2K22, and FIFA 22 as some suggestions for players to try out.

    However, Games Radar noted that the “free” package only applies to the “online multiplayer” feature, as users do need to actually own the games they wish to play beforehand.

  • Console shortages are expected to persist this year

    The PS5 console is still highly sought after.

    It means shortages are expected to persist this year.

    Sony had to lower its PS5 sales forecast for the year by over three million units to allow for the deficit.

    But there’s ways to be in the running for a shiny new console – by following trusted stock trackers and waiting for a restock.

    Scalpers will eventually have to drop the prices of the console to something more realistic, so holding out is the best option.

  • Amazon drop should be soon

    The Game PS5 restock has been delayed as the console is currently out of stock on their website.

    The official PS5 Stock UK Twitter account has confirmed that an Amazon drop is coming soon.

    The restock is expected to be next week along with other major retailers.

  • The new possible date GAME might restock

    GAME was expected to restock the PlayStation 5 console between the 8th and 10th of February after 9am.

    Predicting restocks isn’t usually difficult as the gaming retailer tends to restock PS5 consoles within two weeks before the release date shown on the bundles page, which was the 18th February.

    It is not yet known as to why this prediction didn’t work out but given previous patterns GAME has stuck by, there are some possibilities that could be the reason for this delay.

    GAME has dropped PS5 consoles on Fridays before so a restock this Friday 11th February, is likely.

  • What’s the best way to purchase a PS5 at GAME?

    The Official UK PS5 restock twitter account has advised that those trying to purchase a console will be better off trying to purchase a bundle.

    Consoles sold on their own are extremely difficult to purchase via GAME, as they typically save all the stock to the bundles they offer.

    The @PS5StockAlertUK Twitter handle have said “You’re about 80% better off going for a bundle to have success in acquiring a PS5 console.

    “Once you are in the queue, do not refresh as the queue is doing all the refreshing for you in the background, live.

    “Don’t let the wait time in the queue put you off, hang in there with every bit of patience till the end unless you really haven’t got the time to wait.

    “Use guest checkout, rather than using your GAME account. The reason is that there is some sort of error that GAME hasn’t fixed for a long time, where the site won’t let you purchase certain products whilst logged in.”

  • PS Plus 50% discount is too good to miss

    Sony has slashed the price of a PlayStation Plus three month membership by 50%.

    The promotion is only running for a limited time, and you have until Sunday, February 13 at 11.59pm GMT to take advantage of it.

    It usually costs £19.99 for a three month membership so getting it for just £9.99 is a bargain!

    That works out as just £3.33 per month which is less than a NetflixDisney+, or Spotify subscription.

    Given the fact that a one-month sub is just £6.99, you can get two months extra for just £3.

    Here’s what’s included with the membership for PS4 and PS5 players :

    • Online multiplayer
    • Free monthly games for PS4, PS5, and PS VR
    • Exclusive discounts on PlayStation Store 
    • Exclusive game add-ons and packs
    • 100GB of cloud storage for your game saves 

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