PS5 UK stock ballot: New way to buy a PlayStation 5 has just arrived

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Box.co.uk has confirmed it will be hosting a PS5 stock ballot this week for its customers in the UK.

July has been an average month for PlayStation 5 restocks, with Argos, Game and Smyths hosting sales events online and in-store.

But no UK retailers have been able to keep up with demand, and this has left gamers waiting around for the next opportunity.

And the good news is that another restock event will be hosted this week that will eliminate some of the headaches of being stuck in a digital queue.

Box.co.uk will be hosting a PS5 stock ballot, meaning that it won’t be a first-come-first-served system.

Instead, gamers will be able to sign up using an email address to have a chance at buying a console this week.

Much like how Box ran its Xbox Series X and S ballots, gamers can register their email address in the new PS5 Ballot. All emails collected will be entered into a ballot whereby lucky entrants will receive an invitation to purchase a PlayStation5 Bundle.

PS5 STOCK BALLOT LINK

And Box has confirmed that these will be the items included in each bundle available from the site:

  • PlayStation 5 Disc Edition Console
  • An extra DualSense Wireless controller
  • Logitech G923 Racing Wheel
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

Unfortunately for those who are not interested in the other items included, the Box PS5 bundle is very expensive.

Costing a whopping 849.99, console hunters not looking to purchase a Steering Wheel will have to decide whether they can resell it afterwards.

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The official description on the official Box Ballot site explains: “Box.co.uk have decided to run a ballot system for the new PlayStation 5 while stock is in such constraint and demand is so high.

“The ballot system allows customers to sign up with their email address and name in order to be in with a chance of being selected at random to purchase a console.

“We will contact all lucky customers by email, instructing them on how to purchase their PlayStation 5 console.

“The ballot will close when supply can keep up with demand. Upon which we will email all contacts to inform them of the closure of the ballot system and that plentiful stock is available at box.co.uk for anyone still looking to purchase a console.”

And Box.co.uk isn’t the only UK retailer which is expected to offer another PS5 restock this month.

Amazon was the latest to drop a shipment of PlayStation 5s and will be followed by others like Argos and BT.

And according to the @PS5Instant account, the PS5 Digital console could become available to buy at Amazon UK on a separate date.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the stock tracker said the latest Amazon shipment is “huge”, which made it difficult to ship it all at once.

The @PS5Instant Twitter posted: “Didn’t manage to get a #PS5? don’t worry. #PS5Stock on the way soon.

“Amazon will drop Digital at another date as this shipment was huge ~ difficult to ship so much at once”.

Elsewhere, besides the Amazon PS5 restock other UK retailers could be opening orders for the PlayStation 5 once again this week.

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