PS5 UK stock boost as consoles being flown in to buy for Christmas

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The year-long Playstation 5 shortage could finally be coming to an end this Christmas, as Sony has airdropped thousands of consoles into the UK.

The company has chartered three huge Boeing 747 planes from South Korea and shipped more than 150 pallets of Playstation 5 consoles to Britain.

The fast-tracked flights come after months of shortages which have seen scalpers sell PS5s to desperate gamers with hundreds of pounds of mark-up.

The airdrop will be a relief to thousands of shoppers this Christmas, as many different electronics are out of stock due to a global semiconductor shortage. Even phones and toasters will be in short supply as a result.

A Sony source reportedly told the Sun that: "Sony just wants to keep fans happy after a slew of issues with its new kit, and this is an unprecedented air-lift. The 747 plane is rare after being decommissioned by British Airways but carries a vast amount of cargo as a freighter aircraft."

"Each plane can bring in 100 tonnes of equipment on almost 50 pallets. It means millions of gamers will now be smiling this Christmas."

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If you're looking to get your hands on the PS5 sooner than that, a few major retailers have announced big UK PS5 restocks this week.

GAME has teased a major restock on the 19th of November, while John Lewis is said to be offering some soon.

The Playstation 5 was first released in 2020, and is the best-selling games console this year despite ongoing shortage issues. Upcoming games include Horizon: Forbidden West, a new Spider-Man, and many more.

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