PS5 consoles ‘sitting in cages in UK stores’ as Argos restock is ‘unlikely’

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Playstation fans may have to wait even longer to take home a new console as a stock expert has suggested that high street retailer Argos may not be releasing their products any time soon.

Since its launch in the UK on November 19 gamers have been eager to get hold of the console but have come up against huge queues and sold out messages.

The hard to come by console is £449.99 but get in hold of one is becoming a game in itself.

Hundreds of PS5 fans have now said they are ‘gutted, annoyed and saddened’ after the stock tipster, PS5StockAlert, took to Twitter to announce that Argos would not be getting stock on February 3 as earlier hoped.

The popular tipster also said they had been told that ‘consoles were sitting in cages in stores and a restock may not come until February 22, Birmingham Live reports.

Taking to social media, he said: “Argos tonight is very unlikely so 22/02 is our next lookout.

“Curry’s have had some activity on their website but we still think they’ll go live next week.

“Amazon’s £100 PS5 offer is not true, don’t buy it. Very & GAME UK still look like 09/02.

Dozens of his follows said they were ‘disappointed’ and called the situation ‘ridiculous’.

One said: “This is rubbish news! Been waiting all day to try and get one and now we might have to wait weeks. I’m gutted.”

So, what next? Well, according to a stock tracker social media account with a hefty following, there could be drops this week.

“Here are the dates I’ve been told by insiders so far,” they wrote on Twitter before adding: “Retailers I haven’t listed doesn’t mean they won’t drop, just means I haven’t been told any dates yet.”

While BT and EE seemed the most likely destination for a restock this week, it now appears two high street giants are gearing up for one.

Argos and GAME stores have been named in the widely shared tweet, which adds: “Argos – 04/02 GAME UK – 09/02 Very – 09/02.

“The Argos date can be delayed to 22/02 as the system still shows amber”.

An Argos spokeswoman told Mirror Online: “We haven’t announced any updates. We continue to encourage customers to check back regularly.”