We’ve been monitoring the PlayStation 4 stock situation in the UK keenly over the past few days. Many stores have been sold out since the system’s release on 29th November, but following the arrival of Phase 3 units at GAME, it seems that Sony may be about to resupply Britain's high streets. Argos told us yesterday that it expects new devices to arrive this week, while Tesco has indicated to us that it’s anticipating the availability of the next generation machine to increase imminently.

“I’m truly sorry, we cannot provide accurate stock information for [the PS4],” a representative told us on Twitter. “I can confirm that the deliveries will become more frequent in our Tesco Extra stores leading up to Christmas.” Walmart owned outlet Asda more or less mimicked the comments, telling us that it’s also expecting new stock before the 25th December, but it doesn’t have a firm date to share at this time.

Britain’s two other supermarket giants – Morrisons and Sainsbury’s – didn’t have any information to offer us either, but it stands to reason that they’ll probably receive new consoles right around the same time as their competitors. You can sign up for stock alerts on Tesco’s website through here. And don’t forget to check out our UK PS4 stock guide for a bigger picture of the sell out situation across the country.