Smyths PS5 stock to drop ‘this week’ as Amazon and GAME plot April restock


SMYTHS Toys could drop its latest batch of PlayStation 5 stock as early as TODAY, according to rumours.

The UK retailer is reportedly restocking the sought after console early this month after selling out of its last stockpile within minutes.

Smyths Toys is rumoured to be restocking the PlayStation 5 early this month

According to the Twitter account PS5 Instant, which shares rumours around upcoming stock drops, GAME and Amazon are also gearing up for restocks.

As with previous batches, all number just a couple thousands consoles, meaning they’ll sell out pretty quickly.

“Smyths has a small drop of 2000 units planned for early April. John Lewis has pallets of PS5 in warehouses,” PS5 Instant tweeted.

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

The PS5 went on sale in November and stock has been in short supply ever since

According to the Twitter account, Smyths is expected to open up sales of the PS5 between April 1 and April 7.

The online store is unlikely to launch its restock over the weekend.

It’s unclear precisely when GAME and Amazon are planning their own stock drops.

We don’t know where PS5 Instant got their information, so take the news with a pinch of salt for now.

Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.

The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.

GAME and Amazon are also reportedly gearing up for restocks this month

They’re up against Microsoft’s Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide on November 10.

The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.

Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.

All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.

PlayStation boss Jim Ryan recently offered hope to gamers who wanted a console.

Sony’s PS5 console boasts an unusual white and black design

Speaking to the Financial Times, Ryan admitted that stock levels would climb steadily month-on-month.

He added that 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.”

In other news, HOAR’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 consoles.

Are you still on the hunt for a PS5? Let us know in the comments!


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