Despite globalization Restock PS5 shortage, toy superstore Smyths is letting UK customers pre-order Sony’s next-gen console if they do so in-store.
The retailer shared the following: Tweet(opens new tab)It is important that we clarify that the Digital Edition, or standard edition, and the Edition (digital edition) of the Digital Edition are distinct. PS5Customers can pre-order the items by paying a deposit.
To clarify, this doesn’t mean you can pre-order a PS5 online and pick up the console in-store, rather that you can now go into your local Smyths outlet, pay a deposit, and wait to be informed when to collect your new PS5.
🚨 PS5 Update 🚨PS5 Standard and PS5 Digital Edition now available in all stores for IN-STORE PRE-ORDER ONLY.*Deposit required to secure a console in-store. Find your nearest store by clicking here👉 https://t.co/iUvEElLN71 pic.twitter.com/xi4dEaw3KFAugust 4, 2021
To find your nearest Smyths shop, visit www.smyths.com on-site store locator.
As for when Smyths will receive new PS5s – and therefore when those that do pre-order the console in-store can expect to collect one – the jury is out. The UK’s PS5 stock is still scarce, with stock drops occurring every few weeks.
The toy retailer saw a significant uptake in sales, despite the brief PS5 stock restocking on August 3rd. Both the standard and digital edition PS5 consoles, as well as Ratchet & Clank: Rip Apart, were available.
When it comes to where else to pick up a PS5 in the UK, we’ve detailed a comprehensive list of retailers on our where to buy PS5 page, which includes links to and updates for the likes of Very, Argos and John Lewis, as well as Amazon and Game.
TechRadar will keep your informed about future stock drops for PS5 and where you can purchase Xbox Series X, S or X.