The PS5 went on sale worldwide in November but, unsurprisingly, stock evaporated in seconds - Sony itself has claimed that it was the biggest PlayStation launch ever.

Stock's been tight ever since, though we saw a restock or two in December, but it's been quiet since.

A third wave of PS5 stock is rolling out in the UK this week though, with consoles available for the second time this week from Game - though plenty of other retailers are re-stocking this week too. Check out our full retailer list below to know where to go.

We're listing all the retailers offering the new console, along with pricing and availability – we'll be doing our best to keep up to date as new stock comes in so stay tuned, and for more on the console, take a look at our PS5 review.

How much does the PlayStation 5 cost?

The PS5 is available in two models. The standard PS5 costs £449/US$499, while the cheaper Digital Edition without a Blu-ray drive costs £359/$399.

If you're not sure which to buy, check out our PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition comparison for a more detailed breakdown of the differences.

Where to buy the PS5

PS5 pre-orders sold out almost instantly, and unsurprisingly so did the console's launch day stock. As of right now, the console doesn't appear to be in stock anywhere, and PlayStation boss Jim Ryan told Russian site TASS that “Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold.”

Still, stock keeps popping up briefly at various retailers, so it's worth continuing to check often. 

In the UK, Game has consoles available to order right now, but we don't expect them to last long.

This is just one drop from what is believed to be a massive UK restock though, so you should keep an eye on every store below, though tipsters have reported that these specific shops are all about to have PS5s available in the next few days:

The following retailers are still allowing customers to request stock alerts, which means if you register now you could get a foot in the door once sales begin again.

Meanwhile, the retailers listed below sold pre-orders, but are now out of stock. We'd suggest keeping an eye on these, in case they do re-stock.

There are also independent sellers on eBay auctioning the PS5, though we'd advise going through standard retailers if at all possible to avoid potential complications - and exorbitant prices.

Another marketplace auctioning site StockX is also selling the PS5, but again we'd advise going through standard sellers for the same reasons we advise against buying from no-name sellers on eBay.

In the UK, BT and EE both make the console available to their customers, though stock is just as limited as elsewhere. BT customers can order the PS5 via their MyBT account, while EE customers can order the PS5 and split the cost on their monthly mobile plan. The payment will be divided into 11 interest-free installments via EE's Add to Plan service. Since not everyone can take advantage of these offers, BT and EE customers should check stock regularly for new availability.

If you get really desperate, you can always just sit on Twitch. A new Twitch channel has been set up that simply displays the results of a script that is constantly checking Xbox and PS5 stock at a range of retailers - mostly in the US, but Amazon UK and Game are in the mix too.

It's also worth noting that it's been reported that there is less stock for the PS5 Digital Edition than the regular PS5, with the ratio apparently as high at 80:20 at some stores. That means you should be prepared to pay more for the standard console if you can afford it, as you might have a better chance of securing one.

If you're lucky enough to grab a console, here's the latest on the PS5 launch game lineup so you know what you'll actually be able to play from day one - and here's our guide to turning the PS5 off. No, really - it's harder than you'd think. You might also like our advice on how to reset your old PS4 before ditching it, and how to play PS4 games on PS5.

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