PS5 UK stock update as Studio and Ace drop, with more planned in coming days

PlayStation 5consoles went back on sale in the UK earlier today.

The units went on sale at Studio and Ace this morning, including both the digital-only and disk versions made available.

But, sure enough, the new stock didn't last long, with eager fans snapping them all up within minutes.

The frenzy to secure the highly-sought consoles saw some queuing online for hours, with many left devastated when they sold out.

"It's easier to get Glastonbury 2021 tickets than a PS5," one Twitter user posted.

Another disgruntled fan added: "My boss decided to talk to me for 10 minutes the very moment I got through. God hates me."

Fortunately, the new stock appears to be the first of a wave of new PS5s going on sale this week.

Thousands are expected to be made available at major retailers in the coming days.

Argos looks set to receive regional stock drops today, meaning some gamers might have to wait longer than others to have a chance.

Amazon is still expected to restock soon but might have been delayed until later this week or by May 17.

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However, despite the latest stock being part of the UK's biggest to date, don't expect the influx to last long.

Sony has already revealed supply issues will continue "through 2022" due to a global shortage of semiconductors.

However, despite the issues, the PS5 is outstripping PlayStation 4 sales at the same stage – and is on course to become the second best-selling console of all time, behind the PS2.

Sony's financial figures revealed 7.5million PS5s have been sold, with the firm hoping to almost double that by March next year.

"I don’t think demand is calming down this year and even if we secure a lot more devices and produce many more units of the PlayStation 5 next year, our supply wouldn't be able to catch up with demand," said Hiroki Totoki, Sony's executive deputy president.

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