Gaming fans hoping to get hold of Playstation 5s should keep checking Argos, it has been claimed.

The next-gen consoles are in warehouses and waiting to be sent to stores and made available online, according to reports.

These claims were made by the @UKPS5Notify Twitter account, which says it posts stock alerts, the Mirror reports.

It tweeted: "I know from the logistics team that Argos currently has stock, just waiting for processing."

But the PS5 page on the Argos website currently says: "PlayStation 5 is currently unavailable. We're working hard to make this available as soon as possible."

Once released, there could be a massive surge in demand.

Argos is said to be waiting to process PS5 consoles
Argos has been tipped as a place to keep an eye on

The Argos customer services team said it is "working hard to replenish stock," adding: "We have no confirmed dates of when we will be receiving any more stock for the PS5.

"Please keep checking the website for the latest stock information."

Earlier this week, thousands of gamers queued to visit Curry’s website as the firm put the highly sought-after consoles back on sale.

The huge demand caused technical issues and large queues, with as many as 150,000 people waiting to get access to the site. The company is now sold out of the consoles.

The Playstation 5 went on sale in November 2020
The consoles went on sale in November 2020

A PS5 costs £449, while a digital edition without a disc tray is priced at £359.

Meanwhile, retailers were put on red alert on Wednesday amid claims 'scalper-bot' technology was being used to snap up thousands of PS5s to sell on at a huge profit.

One UK-based 'scalper bot', known as Carnage, was reportedly used to snap up more than 2,000 consoles.

GAME announced it is now combing through new sales of PS5s.

PS5s
The PS5s are highly sought-after

A spokesman said: "We have strong measures in place to help ensure that our ‘one per customer’ statement is maintained to allow individual customers to purchase."

The coronavirus pandemic is said to have made the problem worse, as retailers have been forced to close stores.

This stops them from making customers queue in person to buy one item each, the Guardian reports.

Huge demand previously crashed the websites of John Lewis, Game and Tesco when the console first launched in November.

The technology giant has been working hard to get more consoles on the shelves after gamers cleared out stock globally after the launch.

Speaking in December, Sony boss Jim Ryan told the TASS News Agency: "Everything is sold. Absolutely everything is sold.

"I’ve spent much of the last year trying to be sure that we can generate enough demand for the product.

"And now in terms of my executive bandwidth, I’m spending a lot more time on trying to increase supply to meet that demand."