PS5 restock at PlayStation Direct, Very and Game sells out - where to buy next

PS5 Restock at PlayStation Direct
(Image credit: Future)

Update: Yesterday was a big day if you were after a PS5 restock in the UK as the PlayStation Direct store, Game and Very all had consoles. In some places, these were available for upwards of six or more hours - a rare occurrence when it comes to buying a PS5. Hopefully, that's a good sign for the future as we wait for the next batch of consoles to arrive in stores in early May. Stick with our PS5 restock hub for the latest updates.

Did you register for PS5 restock updates from the PlayStation Direct store? If so, you should check your email this morning as Sony has sent out another round of invites to its next restock event. It takes place from 2pm ET for those in the US. A public sale starts immediately after for anyone without an invite if any stock remains. 

The UK PS Direct store held its restock earlier this morning and is now sold out. At the same time, Very and Game had a handful of PS5 bundles in stock, too. These were available for a decent length of time - about 6 hours or so - which is a good sign for any future PS5 restocks in the UK.

It's important to point out that, unfortunately, getting in the PlayStation Direct queue doesn't guarantee you a console during a PS5 restock. Places are assigned randomly so it all depends on whether you're lucky enough to get an early position and how long consoles remain in stock. Stick it out, though, and there's a good chance you'll come away with a PS5 today. Also, it doesn't look like any PS5 Digital Edition consoles are available in this restock at PlayStation Direct

If you aren't successful, be sure to register your details at the PlayStation Direct store to be informed about the next PS5 restock. You can also follow our where to buy the PS5 hub for regular updates from all the major retailers and any news on future PS5 restocks over the coming weeks.

Today's PS5 restocks

PS5: $499.99 at PlayStation Direct

PS5: $499.99 at PlayStation Direct
For those in the US, PS5 consoles will be available today from 2pm ET at PlayStation Direct. Again, though, you'll need an exclusive invite to get access. And if you don't have one, check back later from around 5pm ET as a general sale may start if any consoles are still in stock. That's not guaranteed, though.

If you have no luck at Very or PS Direct today, there will be many more PS5 restocks in the future. Things might be a little quieter towards the end of April, but by the start of May, the next batch of consoles should arrive at retailers. We'll keep you up to date with all the latest news.

For those who now have a console on the way, you should head on over to our PS5 deals hub to get yourself some cheap PS5 games and accessories to go with your new purchase. You might also want to check out the latest PS5 SSD deals to ensure you have enough storage space for all your games.

James Pickard
Senior Deals Editor

James Pickard is a Deals Editor at TechRadar. After many years of scouring the net for the cheapest games and tech for his own personal use, he decided to make it his job to share those bargains with you. James also has over five years of experience covering some of the biggest sales events of the year at Eurogamer and VG247, including Black Friday, Cyber Monday and Amazon Prime Day. When not deals hunting, James can be found on the PS5, watching a classic film noir or cheering on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.