PlayStation 5 Stocks Might Return To UK This Week After Long Drought

Published 02/15/2021, 1:00 PM EST


PlayStation and Xbox are both suffering from the lack of stock for its new-gen consoles. Ever since both the consoles launched back in November 2020, customers found it extremely hard to land one because of the extraordinary sales.

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Furthermore, scalping sites are purchasing the consoles in bulk to create shortage in the market. They sell the consoles later at exorbitant prices, much to annoyance of the customers. Moreover, the global lockdown was another significant reason both the console makers could not deliver according to the demand.

This did not stop PlayStation from having the biggest launch in its history with the PS5. The sales reports showed that the console went completely out of stock in a matter of days after the launch. People who had pre-ordered many months prior to the release did not receive it on time. In fact, there are complaints on major retail sites that many customers have still not received the product.

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However, reports from PS5 UK STOCK ALERTS show that stocks might be returning in UK stores.

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After Game and ShopTo updated their stocks, major retail brands like Amazon, Very and Argos have started pushing out consoles in the wee hours of the morning. There was a surge in the sales in UK’s physical stores after stocks returned to the empty console shelves.

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With an increase in sales, PS5 gaming titles also saw a huge traction that propelled some titles to top spots in certain ranking reports. GfK Top Ten Games until February 13th, ranked Spider-Man: Miles Morales in number four.

More good news arrived last week from the UK minister of state for digital and culture, Caroline Dinenage. She confirmed discussions are ongoing for a proposed bill that will make scalping of consoles illegal in UK.

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Here’s hoping Sony will set its sight on providing its customers with the consoles, and the hopeful PS5 owners will get to play with one before it stops being ‘new-gen’.

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Avhinandan Chakraborty

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Avhinandan Chakraborty is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since August 2020. He is currently pursuing his Master's degree in English Literature from Calcutta University, and has been professionally writing since 2020. Ever since he was a child, he has been extremely passionate about online gaming and eSports, having played titles like GTA Vice City, FIFA, and IGI, among many others.

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