Dad desperate for Sony PS5 spends 13 hours refreshing eight screens to get son a console

Stephen Hill pulled out all the stops to get the new console (Image: Stephen Hill)

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A dedicated dad constantly refreshed eight screens over the course of 13 hours to get a Sony PlayStation 5 for his son.

Stephen Hill was determined that his eight-year-old Harrison would get the newly released game console.

To ensure he bagged one of the much sought after products, he employed a laptop, mobile phone, five iPads and a PC with two browsers open, Birmingham Mail reported.

As soon as the clock struck midnight on release day, the dad-of-three from Walsall, was glued to the screens.

He opened direct links to dozens of websites he had saved ahead of time.

He was determined to get his hands on a new console
(Image: Sony)

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Eventually, after "a lot of clicking and refreshing" Stephen managed to secure a console at 1.20pm.

His route to success was using the multiple devices to select every bundle option on GAME.

Complete with a Spider-Man game it came to £509, including postage.

Stephen, who was helped by wife Emma, also managed to bag an Xbox Series X for his autistic six-year-old son Isaac.

He had purchased the Microsoft machine on pre-order.

He also got the new Xbox for his other son
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It was part-funded with a £400 voucher from Family Fund, a charity that supports families raising disabled or seriously ill children.

"The demand for both consoles was high but I was very determined," the 39-year-old said.

"It's that time of year, all the kids want them so they can play the latest games, whenever a new one comes out it's always the way.

"But it's what the boys had asked for and as a parent, you want to give them what they want."

Luckily for Stephen, his seven-year-old daughter Lillie-Mai is not as gaming-mad as her brothers.

"She's having a normal Xbox, a mobile phone and some other stuff," he said.

Stephen said it had been "a terrible year" for the family due to lockdown.

They had lost a loved one to coronavirus, leaving the dad determined to spread some Christmas cheer.

"I can't wait to see their faces when they open them," he said.

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