PS5 consoles are currently available to buy at UK retailer Game
UPDATE: Consoles have now sold out
PlayStation 5 consoles are currently available online at UK retailer Game.
Game has warned that PS5 demand continues to far outweigh supply, but said it’s taken measures (such as limiting consoles to one per customer) to ensure as many people as possible get the chance to purchase one.
PS5 standard edition disc consoles are available to purchase via this link, although you’ll be placed in a queue and there’s no guarantee you’ll be able to secure one as stock is limited.
UPDATE: PS5 consoles have now sold out.
ORIGINAL STORY CONTINUES: Sony has reportedly been flying PS5 stock into the UK as it attempts to better meet demand in the run-up to Christmas.
It recently chartered three Boeing 747 jets from Seoul, South Korea to London, each loaded with nearly 50 pallets of PS5 consoles, according to The Sun.
The PS5 stock carried by each 747 was reportedly enough to require 12 articulated lorries per jet to transport the cargo to UK distribution centres.
Console manufacturers have struggled with stock shortages for over 18 months now, after the pandemic shut down essential supply chains and saw demand for gaming devices increase significantly as countries implemented social distancing measures.
PlayStation 5 at retail
The boss of AMD, which makes the CPUs and GPUs inside PS5 and Xbox Series X/S, has said she expects chip supply issues to ease gradually in the second half of 2022.
Chip maker Toshiba also recently warned that supply issues for power regulating chips will stretch well into next year and perhaps even beyond.