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Best Buy PS5 restock date A few things to keep in mind: Best Buy's drops always occur on afternoons (between 12pm ET and 3pm ET) and they always offer the consoles at list price: $499 for the PS5 and $399 for the PS5 Digital. Tom's GuidePS5 restock update: Track on Twitter, Best Buy, Target and more

PS5 stock UK LIVE - Amazon to restock on Monday with bundles on sale for a week

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AMAZON is set to restock its Ratchet & Clank bundles from Monday and will make them available until July 6.

A PS5 stock tracker page announced the deal which will set gamers back £509.99.

It comes after the much-sought console dropped at GAME and Very's UK online stores on Monday and Tuesday.

A huge Playstation 5 restock has long been predicted and it seems like we could finally see a proper supply of consoles on the shelves this month.

The PS5 was released six months ago to critical acclaim but for millions of gamers it has proven almost impossible to get hold of.

Thanks to parts shortages, coronavirus-related delays and then, incredibly, a giant container ship blocking the Suez Canal and holding up deliveries, supplies to the UK has been incredibly limited.

The PS5 is Sony's latest and greatest gaming console.

It's the successor to the PS4 and PS4 Pro, and is available in two distinct versions.

Those are the pricey PS5 proper with all the bells and whistles, and the digital edition, which is cheaper but with no disc tray.

They're going head-to-head with Microsoft's next-gen consoles, the  Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S.

Like Sony, Microsoft has opted to launch two machines: A full-works console with a higher price tag and a cheaper one without a disc tray.

Amazon is flogging an amazing Nintendo Switch bundle that saves you just over £40.

The rare Amazon Prime Day deal is a great chance to bag the console before the Christmas shopping season.

Of course, you’ll need to be an Amazon Prime member to snag the discounted price.

The deal includes a Nintendo Switch (Red & Blue), as well as three games.

For a list of the best deals, click here.

WHEN WILL CALL OF DUTY 2021 BE RELEASED ON PS5?

It's impossible to say exactly when Call of Duty 2021 will launch.

Until we catch wind of a compelling leak or an official announcement, we'll have to stick to educated guesswork. Thankfully Activision is a creature of habit – and releases Call of Duty games at roughly the same time each year.

As history shows, Activision tends to stick almost exclusively to the beginning of November. So we'd expect Call of Duty 2021 to come out somewhere between November 2 and November 13.

Activision also appears to prefer launching Call of Duty games on a Friday.

Amazon will be restocking its Ratchet & Clank bundles from June 28th to July 6th.

They will be priced at £509.99

You can prepare for the drop by getting Amazon Prime for free here.

SCARLET NEXUS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER FROM AMAZON FOR £49.99

With more Playstation 5 stock being released over the past month, Playstation news is becoming more exciting with each release – this time Scarlet Nexus – with £5 off the RRP at Amazon.

PS5 RETAILERS: WHO IS STOCKING THE PS5?

With the PS5 proving very difficult to grab, you can be sure to expand your luck this time by frequently visiting the above retailers

PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

“I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

ROCKSTAR GAMES SHUTTING DOWN GRAND THEFT AUTO MULTIPLAYER MODE ON SOME CONSOLES

Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has announced that it is shutting down the game’s popular multiplayer mode on some consoles.

GTA Online, which is played by more than 100,000 people globally, will cease to exist on Xbox 360 and PS3 from December 16.

The move will bring an end to the multiplayer mode as well as website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, Rockstar said.

The US company will continue to run the service on Xbox One and PS4, where it’s still going strong nearly eight years on from the launch of GTA 5. “Please note, these changes are strictly for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online,” Rockstar said in a statement on Wednesday.

The shutdown “will have no impact on access to, or progress within, the Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode”, the New York-based firm added.

HOW TO GET FREE GAMES WITH PS PLUS THIS MONTH

There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month.

The first is a PS5-only offering called Operation: Tango.

It’s described as a co-op spy adventure where you complete missions in a near-future sci-fi world.

It’s available until Monday, July 5.

Then PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown.

It’s an epic 1v1 fighter exclusive to PlayStation, with support for 16-player tournaments.

You can get it until Monday, August 2.

Finally there’s Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a space battle game where you take on the role of a starfighter pilot following the events of the Return of the Jedi.

It’s up for grabs until Monday, July 5.

SONY TO UNVEAL VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET DESIGNED FOR PS5 NEXT YEAR

Sony says it’s working on a new virtual reality headset designed for the PlayStation 5 – and it could be out as early as next year.

The Japanese tech titan has already teased some of the PSVR 2’s specs and capabilities, but is keeping the exact release date a closely guarded secret.

In a recent report, Bloomberg claimed that the PSVR 2 will be released in late 2022.

Sources with inside knowledge of the project told the news site that Sony plans to use Samsung OLED panels in its high-tech headset.

PS5 OWNERS CAN NOW BUY ANOTHER PS5, SONY REVEALS

Sony are allowing PS5 owners grab another console – after purchase invitations for a new wave of PlayStation Direct stock have been sent out to those who may already own Sony’s elusive console. 

Twitter’s user and PS5 owner, @Wario64 shared a screenshot that showed he had received an invitation to purchase another console via Sony’s PlayStation Direct program, despite already owning a PS5.

This was later confirmed by a number of Reddit users who received the same invitation. 

BATTLEFIELD 2042 TO BE FILLED WITH BOTS ON PS5 AND XBOX SERIES X

When Battlefield 2042 was announced, it was revealed that players on Xbox Series X, PS5 and PC would be able to play in servers with up to 128 players at once.

However, you might not always be playing against humans in those matches, with EA now explaining AI bots will also be taking place in the game. 

In conversation with The Verge, EA explained that up to 64 'AI soldiers' could be used to fill up empty lobbies depending on factors like your region, platform and the time of day.

However, the company added that human players will always take priority, therefore it is thought that during busy times you won’t run into many AI.

SCARLET NEXUS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER FROM AMAZON FOR £49.99

With more Playstation 5 stock being released over the past month, Playstation news is becoming more exciting with each release - this time Scarlet Nexus - with £5 off the RRP at Amazon

BBCIPLAYER SOON TO LAUNCH ON PS5

If, like many of you have been keeping up to date with the latest news from Playstation, you would know BBCiPlayer is soon to have a feature on the PS5, however, whilst there are currently some technical difficulties, there is due to be an app for the iPlayer, which Sony are currently working on

Hi there, as of yet there are no updates to this issue. We are continuing to work with Sony to bring iPlayer to the PS5. In the meantime, have a look though this FAQ which might improve your iPlayer experience on your TV device - https://t.co/IpkPLvCu2U 😊

SCARLET NEXUS NOW AVAILABLE TO PRE ORDER FROM AMAZON FOR £49.99

With more Playstation 5 stock being released over the past month, Playstation news is becoming more exciting with each release - this time Scarlet Nexus - with £5 off the RRP at Amazon.

HOW TO GET FREE GAMES WITH PS PLUS THIS MONTH

There are three games up for grabs with PS Plus this month.

The first is a PS5-only offering called Operation: Tango.

It’s described as a co-op spy adventure where you complete missions in a near-future sci-fi world.

It’s available until Monday, July 5.

Then PS4 and PS5 owners can enjoy Virtual Fighter 5 Ultimate Showdown.

It’s an epic 1v1 fighter exclusive to PlayStation, with support for 16-player tournaments.

You can get it until Monday, August 2.

Finally there’s Star Wars: Squadrons, which is a space battle game where you take on the role of a starfighter pilot following the events of the Return of the Jedi.

It’s up for grabs until Monday, July 5.

PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

“I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

PS5 OWNERS CAN NOW BUY ANOTHER PS5, SONY REVEALS

Sony are allowing PS5 owners grab another console – after purchase invitations for a new wave of PlayStation Direct stock have been sent out to those who may already own Sony’s elusive console. 

Twitter’s user and PS5 owner, @Wario64 shared a screenshot that showed he had received an invitation to purchase another console via Sony’s PlayStation Direct program, despite already owning a PS5.

This was later confirmed by a number of Reddit users who received the same invitation. 

GAMER NEWS: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED FOR CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release date.

And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

GAMER NEWS: CONTENT ROADMAP REVEALED FOR CALL OF DUTY: BLACK OPS COLD WAR AND WARZONE SEASON 4

Activision has revealed Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 content roadmap.

The company released the first Black Ops Cold War and Warzone Season 4 trailer last week, alongside the announcement of a June 17 release date.

And on Monday it revealed that Season 4 will introduce four new multiplayer maps, five new weapons, new points of interest in Verdansk, a new quest in Outbreak and the next round-based Zombies map.

Season 4 will kick off with the limited-time ‘Ground Fall’ event which challenges players to locate and secure SAT-Links to earn rewards across Black Ops Cold War and Warzone, including an Epic Secondary Weapon Blueprint if all challenges are completed.

SONY TO UNVEAL VIRTUAL REALITY HEADSET DESIGNED FOR PS5 AS EARLY AS 2022

Sony says it’s working on a new virtual reality headset designed for the PlayStation 5 – and it could be out as early as next year.

The Japanese tech titan has already teased some of the PSVR 2’s specs and capabilities, but is keeping the exact release date a closely guarded secret.

In a recent report, Bloomberg claimed that the PSVR 2 will be released in late 2022.

Sources with inside knowledge of the project told the news site that Sony plans to use Samsung OLED panels in its high-tech headset.

ROCKSTAR GAMES SHUTTING DOWN GRAND THEFT AUTO MULTIPLAYER MODE ON SOME CONSOLES

Grand Theft Auto developer Rockstar has announced that it is shutting down the game’s popular multiplayer mode on some consoles.

GTA Online, which is played by more than 100,000 people globally, will cease to exist on Xbox 360 and PS3 from December 16.

The move will bring an end to the multiplayer mode as well as website stat tracking via the Rockstar Games Social Club, Rockstar said.

The US company will continue to run the service on Xbox One and PS4, where it’s still going strong nearly eight years on from the launch of GTA 5. “Please note, these changes are strictly for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of GTA Online,” Rockstar said in a statement on Wednesday.

The shutdown “will have no impact on access to, or progress within, the Grand Theft Auto V Story Mode”, the New York-based firm added.

PS5 SHORTAGE ‘TO LAST UNTIL 2022’

The global PlayStation 5 shortage is likely to continue until next year, leaving frustrated gamers unable to get their hands on a new console for months to come, according to one expert.

Sony’s machine has been largely out of stock since November and probably won’t be available any time soon due to a shortfall in supply of microchips.

Speaking to TechRadar on Sunday, analyst Anshel Sag suggested that as a result of the chip crisis, PS5 shortages will drag on for months to come.

“I honestly don’t see this shortage getting better until next year,” said Sag, a Senior Analyst at Moor Insights & Strategy.

PS5 OWNERS TO GET EARLY PERKS

PS5 owners can now bag new features earlier than their pals.

Sony has launched a special scheme that gives you special access to upcoming features – BEFORE they go live for everyone else.

Normally new features for gadgets and consoles are trialed internally – and then released to the world.

But some companies will let select users try out features early, to see if they work well.

Sony is doing just that with PS5 updates, and has launched a new PS5 System Software Beta Program.

CAN YOU PLAY PS4 GAMES ON A PS5?

The simple answer, is yes. With many PS4 games on the market, You are also able to download any games you bought through the PlayStation Store on your PS4, whilst being able to play them on your new PS5. 

If you have the disc edition of the PS5, you are also able to play PS4 games on the PS5 into the PS5 and play them that way.

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