PS5 restock tips. Photo: The Tech Game
PS5 restock tips. Photo: The Tech Game

GAME released an estimated batch of 10,000-15,000 PS5s on Wednesday morning, one day after Argos and Amazon's new supplies were eagerly snapped up by fans.

However, fans encountered problems with the video game retailer's website throughout the day, complaining of ever-extending queues and the site crashing just as they got to the checkout before the stock ran out at around 3pm.

Another announcement at lunchtime that Curry's had released supplies of both the Digital and Disc Editions turned out to be a false alarm but still led to thousands of fans flocking to its website.

Thousands of gamers are still desperately trying to get hold of a PS5, going up against other fans and scalpers who have been infuriating fans by snapping up consoles and immediately reselling them for inflated prices.

However, the retailer has restocked the console once again, giving gamers a second chance to nab themselves one of these much-coveted machines.

A PS5 tracker wrote: "Tips for today’s #PS5 drop by GAME.

"Checkout with the guest account.

"Go for a bundle you think others won’t go for.

"Use multiple devices (smartphone, laptop) if you can.

"Have auto-fill enabled on your device

"Be ready on this page: https://tidd.ly/30aRVhi Good luck all!"

The PS5 tracker has been one of the most widely followed during the shortage issue, which is caused by a global shortage of components. Sony has warned the shortages could last through 2021 and into 2022, leaving many customers deflated, said Birmingham Live.

And another wrote: "Or if any of you are still struggling with this then stick with Argos, Amazon or whatever because with mine every time I click on something it just sends me back to the ps5 section.

"So as much as I hate to admit this I’m not gonna grab the console from the game."

Another tip from a customer was: "Don’t make an account use guest check out, use auto-fill for your address and bank details I use chrome it allows you to with one press filling nth bank and address details."

**Read more: FACTS about World’s Biggest PS5: Who bought, How much?

PS5 Restock Possibilities

Photo: Tech Radar
Photo: Tech Radar

Best Buy

Best Buy is offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 as well as the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

Amazon

You can check out Amazon's page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you'd rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

Walmart

You can check inventory on the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

GameStop

GameStop will offer both the $400 Digital Edition (click the button below) as well as the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500. Expect to also be able to buy a full range of PS5 accessories from GameStop like the Pulse 3D wireless headset for $100.

Target

Target will be offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below.

StockX

OK, you've exhausted all of the online and brick-and-mortar retailers, and you've decided you're willing to pay upward of a $300 markup to get this puppy soon. As your friends, we have to tell you: Don't do it. But if you don't want to listen to us, you might want to check out StockX, an eBay alternative that made its name in the secondary market for sneakers and designer clothing. Last time we checked, prices for the PS5 were hovering just below $700.

eBay

If you've decided you simply can't wait another moment for Sony to get its act together and flood the market with inventory, eBay is a shortcut to getting your own PS5 right now. That said, let me reiterate our advice: No PS5 is worth spending hundreds over list price, and that's exactly what you'll have to do if you buy from an eBay reseller. The average PS5 price on eBay is about $900.

Another tipster, Ps5Instant, has also predicted Very and Curry's will release new supplies in the first week of March, followed by AI, ShopTo and John Lewis a week later although no date or time has been confirmed by either retailer, Mirror cites.

However, PS5StockAlertUK later tweeted to say: "By the way to clear this out the way, Very won’t be dropping this week, and Smyths Toys should be dropping this Friday/Saturday.

"Other retailers who haven’t dropped yet, or won’t drop tomorrow will probably drop next week."

Some desperate gamers are also being conned by social media fraudsters claiming to be selling the elusive console at retail price.

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