Gamers keen to get their hands on a PS5 console should go to Argos, which started selling the devices this morning.
The PlayStation PS5 was released in November 2020, but actually buying one has been impossible for many shoppers as the console sells out so quickly.
Earlier today Argos had some for sale online, but now seems to have sold out of the digital version of the PS5 after a rush of demand.
However, it still has some of the more expensive version of the PS5, which has a disc tray.
Shoppers are also being advised to try physical branches of Argos, which stock both types of PS5.
Might be worth visiting your local stores. Seen a few people tell me they have been successful in store.
— PS5 Stock UK (@PS5StockAlertUK)
The shortage of the PS5 is due to high demand during the pandemic, a global shortage of microchip processors and even the Suez Canal being blocked earlier in the year by the Ever Given cargo ship.
It’s proven so difficult to track a PS5 down that dedicated Twitter accounts exist to give updates on when shops might restock the console.
Yesterday retailers including Studio and Game were selling the PS5, but both have now sold out.
It will cost you around £449 for the full console, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359.
The PS5 has an 8-core AMD Zen 2-based CPU at 3.5GHz, 16GB of GGDR6 RAM and 825GB of internal storage.
It is meant to be 100 times faster than the PS4, so games will load in extra-quick time.
But if you are really desperate and want one now, private sellers are listing PS5 consoles for sale on eBay.
However, most of these are being sold for a big profit.
The disc version of the PS5 is being sold for up to £748, compared to its £449 normal retail price.
Even a disc PS5 that has been opened and used are being sold for £650.
The cheaper Digital Edition is selling for up to £549, though it would cost just £359 if bought new.
Shoppers are advised to keep checking major retailers if you they want to snap one of the consoles up.
If you want a console but haven’t got your heart set on the PS5, the new Xbox series has had supply shortages but nothing on the scale seen by its PlayStation rival.
The Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), also launched last November.
The Series S is the digital sibling to the more powerful Series X.
The Series S has a 8-Core AMD Zen 2 CPU, clocked at a 3.6GHz, 10GB of GGDR6 RAM, and an AMD GPU clocked at 4 Teraflops.
Storage for the machine is 512Gb of internal memory and has the same Xbox Velocity Architecture as the Series X for speedy loading and fast resume functionality.
Plus, the games subscription service Xbox Game Pass offers more than 100 games starting at £1 for three months.