September 27, 2021

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PS5 stock LIVE – Smyths Playstation 5 console restock ‘ANY MINUTE’ as fans await delayed stock drop

NEW Playstation 5 consoles could drop at Smyths any minute fans believe as the toy store’s anticipated stock STILL hasn’t dropped.

Gamers have been busy refreshing the Smyths website after rumours of a stock drop swirled on social media- but as of early morning Good Friday, nothing has materialised as yet.

There were originally hopes the retailers were put out stock between 8am and 9am yesterday morning – but nothing appeared and still we wait.

It comes as Very, John Lewis, Asda, ShopTo and eBuyer are all rumoured to have PS5 drops lined up over the next week.

And Game looks likely to follow suit from April 6-8, say tipsters on social media. In fact, April looks set to be a big month for PS5 restocks.

Those following @PS5Instant have been quizzing the Twitter account after it suggested pending stock drops.

In response to multiple queries asking of “any news on the Very drop”, they replied: “first week of April”. But no definite date/hour was mentioned.

Insiders claim console availability will be “good” after a “dry spell” at the end of March.

Rumours also continue that Amazon is about to make a large drop of PS5 consoles any day now.

Follow our PS5 live blog below for the very latest news, updates and stock drop rumours…

  • HANDY TIP: DODGE PS5 SPOILERS

    Your PS5 has a setting that helps to protect you from spoilerific content sent by your friends.

    When activated, a pop-up will warn you if it thinks you’re about to see something in a game you haven’t finished yet.

    It’s a handy tool if your friends have a habit of sending you screenshots or clips from games before you’ve completed them.

    To activate the setting, head to Home > Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Spoiler Warnings.

  • EBUYER STOCK ON THE WAY

    One eagle-eyed tracker has spotted that Ebuyer may have PS5 stock dropping soon.

    They wrote on Twitter: “I’ve just spotted that Ebuyer have now added a price to the Mortal Kombat PS5 bundle which was previously Coming Soon.

    “Stay vigilant.”

  • SMYTHS DROP ‘PLANNED FOR EARLY APRIL’

    One stock tracker has claimed a Smyths drop could be imminent.

    They wrote: “Smyths has a small drop of 2000 units planned for early April. John Lewis has pallets of #PS5 in warehouses.

    “April is promising for stock, at least one major retailer will release every week! With GAME & Amazon receiving two big shipments minimum.”

  • JOHN LEWIS WARNS OF ‘SUPPLY ISSUES’

    John Lewis has warned of “supply issues” in a statement on their website.

    On the PS5 page, the retailer’s message reads: ““Some items are currently unavailable due to global supply issues.”

    It comes after huge supply chain issues were caused by the Evergreen cargo ship, which became stuck in the Suez Canal for over a week.

  • GAMERS SLAM SHOP IN IRELAND THAT OWES CUSTOMERS CONSOLES

    Furious gamers have slammed a shop in Ireland that owes thousands over unfulfilled orders of PS5 consoles.

    Innovate in Ennis, Co Clare advertised the new Playstation last October and then again November for pre-sale ahead of Christmas on social media.

    But nearly four months on from the last advert, customers have been told that the orders have been cancelled by shop owner Umar Anwar.

    Read our full exclusive story here.

  • BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS RELEASE DELAYED UNTIL 2022

    The release of forthcoming Batman game Gotham Knights has been pushed back to 2022.

    In a statement published on social media, Warner said it was “giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players”.

    “Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights,” it continued.

    “We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”

  • GAME & AMAZON TO RECEIVE ‘TWO BIG PS5 SHIPMENTS’

    April is looking “promising for stock” reports PS5 UK Stock Instant Updates.

    The Twitter account said on March 31 that it’s expecting “at least one major retailer will release every week” during this month.

    As a bonus for gamers waiting to get their hands on a PS5, “Game and Amazon are receiving two big shipments minimum,” they add.

    Of course these comments cannot be confirmed as yet!

  • LEVEL UP

    Sony will reportedly open up its new console to internal memory upgrades in the coming months.

    The PS5’s 825GB memory drive leaves players with 667GB of usable space on which to store games and other files – and that fills up pretty fast.

    According to Bloomberg, a firmware update released by Sony this summer will add support for additional internal drives.

  • APRIL ‘PROMISING FOR STOCK’ SAYS RESTOCK ACCOUNT – BUT EASTER BANK HOLIDAY TO BE DRY ON CONSOLE DROPS

    A PS5 restock alerts account on Twitter has assured gamers desperately trying to get hold of a console that “April is promising for stock”.

    The account, @PS5CentralNews, claims “at least one major retailer will release every week”.

    With the bank holiday weekend looming, it is unlikely there will be any drops until next Tuesday at the earliest now.

    But we will of course keep you up-to-date with any stock releases!

  • SONY BOSS SAYS PS5 CONSOLES FROM JULY ONWARDS

    Sony has given hope for anyone who hasn’t been able to bag a PlayStation 5 yet, with PlayStation president Jim Ryan admitting more PS5 stock is on the way.

    Speaking to the Financial Times, Ryan admitted that stock levels would climb steadily month-on-month, and from July onwards, it will be much easier to get a PS5.

    “It will get better every month throughout 2021,” Ryan explained.

    “The pace of the improvement in the supply chain will gather through the course of the year.

    “So by the time we get to the second half of [2021], you’re going to be seeing really decent numbers indeed.”

  • PS5 CHIP MAKERS STILL STRUGGLING TO KEEP PACE WITH DEMAND

    The PS5 shortage could get worse as chip-makers struggle to meet demand, warn industry insiders.

    Sony’s PlayStation 5 has been largely out of stock since November – and might not be widely available until July.

    Much of this is being blamed on a global “crisis” in the computer chip world.

    Demand for chips is through the roof, and suppliers can’t keep pace.

    Prices of chips are rising as a result, and major manufacturers like Apple and Samsung are being prioritised.

  • PLAYSTATION RELEASES APRIL PS PLUS GAMES

    The latest PlayStation Plus games have been released today.

    These are Oddworld Soulstorm, Days Gone and Zombie Army.

  • STOCK TRACKER SAYS SMYTHS DROP ‘COULD COME TOMORROW’ BECAUSE ‘IT NOT BANK HOLIDAY IN IRELAND

    @PS5UKStock tweeted: “They could drop tomorrow but it’s a bank holiday, so unlikely.

    “However, Smyths are an Irish retailer and tomorrow is NOT a bank holiday in Ireland.

    “Their last drop was delayed by a day because of St Patrick’s Day. What do you make of this?”

  • MUTE SHORTCUT TIP

    Silencing your console often involves physically muting the TV you’re playing on.

    But that’s not always ideal: maybe the remote is out of reach, or maybe you’re connected with wireless headphones.

    Whatever the reason, it’s actually possible to mute the PS5’s system audio with the DualSense controller.

    Hold the microphone-mute button down to mute audio. An orange light will glow to confirm that mute is on.

    The same trick will unmute the console.

  • NEW PS5 GAMES RELEASED THIS WEEK

    • A Hat in Time: Seal the Deal
    • A Hat in Time: Nyakuza Metro
    • Acalesia
    • Auto Chess
    • C14 Dating
    • Disco Elysium: The Final Cut
    • I Saw Black Clouds
    • Metal Gear Solid 6
    • Mittelborg: City of Mages
    • Narita Boy
    • Outbuddies DX
    • Outriders
    • Squad Killer
    • Undermine
  • BATMAN: GOTHAM KNIGHTS RELEASE DELAYED UNTIL 2022

    The release of forthcoming Batman game Gotham Knights has been pushed back to 2022.

    In a statement published on social media, Warner said it was “giving the game more time to deliver the best possible experience for players”.

    “Thank you to our amazing fans for your tremendous support of Gotham Knights,” it continued.

    “We look forward to showcasing more of the game in the coming months.”

  • ‘WORLD’S BIGGEST’ PS5 STANDS 10FT TALL AND WEIGHS MORE THAN FOUR PEOPLE

    ‘World’s biggest’ PS5 stands 10ft tall and weighs more than four people
  • APRIL ‘PROMISING FOR STOCK’

    A PS5 restock alerts account on Twitter has assured gamers desperately trying to get hold of a console that “April is promising for stock”.

    The account, @PS5CentralNews, claims “at least one major retailer will release every week”.

    With the bank holiday weekend looming, it is unlikely there will be any drops until next Tuesday at the earliest now.

    But we will of course keep you up-to-date with any stock releases!

  • EXPLAINED: CAN YOU PLAY PS4 GAMES ON PS5?

    The PlayStation 5 console is compatible with PS4 games.

    The console accepts physical discs and the architecture is based on the PS4 so it will support an overwhelming majority of PS4 games, GAME reports.

    Sony also confirmed some older games may actually play better on the PS5 thanks to a boosted frequency and more stable frame rate.

  • HANDY TIP TO DODGE SPOILERS

    Your PS5 has a setting that helps to protect you from spoilerific content sent by your mates.

    When activated, a pop-up will warn you if it thinks you’re about to see something in a game you haven’t finished yet.

    It’s a handy tool if your friends have a habit of sending you screenshots or clips from games before you’ve completed them.

    To activate the setting, head to Home > Settings > Saved Data and Game/App Settings > Spoiler Warnings.

  • IT WILL BECOME HARDER TO BUY GAMES FOR OLD PLAYSTATION CONSOLES

    BUYING games for your favourite old PlayStation consoles is about to get a lot harder.

    That’s because Sony is closing down its PlayStation Store for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Vita, and PlayStation Portable this summer.

    It means anyone wanting to buy games for their retro systems online will have to do so before official marketplaces vanish worldwide.

    Sony announced the controversial move on Monday in a post on its website.

  • JOHN LEWIS HINTS AT GLOBAL SUPPLY ISSUES OF PS5 CONSOLES

    @Ps5StockAlertUK tweeted: “News: John Lewis now states “Some items are currently unavailable due to global supply issues.” on the PlayStation 5 page.

    “This could be due to the Evergreen ship that was stuck in the Suez Canal for nearly a week.

    “Further supply issues are expected.”

  • MUTE SHORTCUT TIP

    Silencing your console often involves physically muting the TV you’re playing on.

    But that’s not always ideal: maybe the remote is out of reach, or maybe you’re connected with wireless headphones.

    Whatever the reason, it’s actually possible to mute the PS5’s system audio with the DualSense controller.

    Hold the microphone-mute button down to mute audio. An orange light will glow to confirm that mute is on.

    The same trick will unmute the console.

  • TIP TO MAKE SURE YOU DON’T GET BANNED FROM SITE

    With a Smyths stock drop expected to be imminent, gamers are being warned not to refresh the website too much as they risk getting “bot banned”.

    The retailer could soon be restocking the elusive PS5.

    Many were hoping stock would drop before 9am, but we are still waiting – so keep yur eyes peeled!

  • PS PLUS GAMES FOR APRIL OUT NOW

    There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month – the first being Oddworld: Soulstorm, which is only available for PS5 owners.

    Legendary Oddworld hero Abe is back again in a game that follows directly on from 2014’s New ‘N’ Tasty. Once again you’re working to liberate your fellow Mudokons with platforming and puzzle-solving galore.

    The second freebie is available on PS4, and it’s Days Gone.

    It’s a survival horror game set in the Pacific Northwest, where you’re living in the aftermath of a global pandemic. Great…

    And if that wasn’t enough, you can also claim Zombie Army 4: Dead War.

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