The latest reports suggest that Smyths Toys could release a small shipment this week, perhaps as soon as today.
There is no guarantee that something will materialise on April 5, but gamers should be prepared to check Smyths and see if anything does appear.
But even if something does arrive this week, it’s unlikely that there will be enough PS5 consoles to keep up with demand.
Stock tracker accounts suggest that the next Smyths PS5 stock will offer a limited number of consoles.
This will mean that gamers will only have a slim chance at purchasing a PS5 from Smyths, but the good news is that other retailers are also expected to see updates.
Both Argos and GAME are also expected to see updates, although it might not arrive until later this week.
This could be delayed until next week, with Smyths another retailer that might not resupply until next week.
Knowing that more PlayStation stock is coming is important, but console hunters should also know the best ways to get stock from each platform.
Here are a few examples of how best to try and buy a PlayStation 5 console from leading UK retailers:
ARGOS: The Argos website is notorious for crashing and being unable to complete purchases when site traffic is high. Stock trackers suggest using the mobile Argos app and keeping an eye on local store listings.
GAME: Game is a UK retailer that offers the most regular stock updates for PS5 consoles. However, console hunters have been warned to use Guest Checkout, as this option is less likely to crash when completing a purchase.
Early morning drops are also widespread, and the next updates from Argos are expected to arrive at around 3am BST.
Meanwhile, Game UK is a retailer that launches stock later in the day, usually releasing around 10am BST.
- Amazon 8-9am early week
- Very 9-11am
- John Lewis 4-7am
- Tesco – uncollected orders
- ASDA 9-1pm
- EE via emails
The latest information from PS5 Instant adds: “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.”