Sony’s PS5 release is here. It’s on sale in the UK today, and many of the main giant online retailers, such as Amazon, will have stock throughout the day.
So far, so good. But of course, if September’s pre-orders, and the 12 Nov US on sale date, is anything to go by, you’ll need all the help you can get to be in with a chance of bagging a PS5.
That’s where we come in. We’ve put together the best places to check all through the day. So bookmark this page, and have all the best live links at your fingertips.
Retailers will probably stagger the sale of their PS5 stock, so we’re going to be keeping a close eye on their tactics to give you the best chance to get your PS5. Also, as per the US release, all orders made on the 19th should arrive before Christmas – great news if you get through.
Though the PS5 consoles will probably sell out early, don’t forget about the PS5 accessories. From the groundbreaking haptic DualSense controller, to the PS5 HD camera and PS5’s very own media remote, we’ve listed where you can get yours below.
If you’re looking for deals that you can make the most of right now? Head over to our Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals hub and bookmark for all the latest discounts. Feeling retro? Why not make the most of a cheap PS4 deal?
Get your PS5 online: UK
We’ve ordered the following retailers due to the size of the company, previous form in the amount of stock they’ve held for PS5 pre-orders, as well as recent, concrete announcements about them having stock for tomorrow’s PS5 release.
Right now, Argos has announced that ‘No stock on launch day’. However, if you’re not too fussed on when you get your PS5, they are offering a Sign up to receive alerts service.
PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition: Various prices at Game
Game is the games retailer in the UK that a lot of people will head to for their PS5 pre-order, and for good reason. The options that Game seem to be offering, when the next round of pre-orders come, look wider than other retailers. Go to Game for bundles! View Deal
Where to buy PS5 accessories
Gaming has been ramped up with the PS5, but it’s not just the console that’s got us excited. Here are the essential accessories to accompany your new PS5…
PS5 DualSense controller: $69.99 at Amazon
Every PS5 console will come with one DualSense controller, so if you want to play with a friend, you’ll be wanting to buy another. The DualSense controller has an ergonomic design, adaptive triggers, a built-in mic, and its haptic feedback is a game changer.
Pulse 3D Wireless Headset: $99.99 at Best Buy
The Pulse 3D Wireless Headset promises to be the best way to enjoy all the audio features that Sony’s PS5 has to offer. It’s noise-cancelling, which makes for great clarity when playing with teams on multi-player games, while the 3D audio support will allow you to hear games as Sony has designed them to be heard.
PS5 DualSense Charging Station: $29.99 at Best Buy
Gone are the days of misplacing your controller, only to find it under a bundle of charging lead, unconnected and out of juice. This official charging station will keep controllers charged and ready to use, and looks the business too!
Sony PS5 HD camera: $59.99 at B&H Photo
The PS5 HD camera is ideal if you stream your games, or if you like broadcasting your reactions to your own gameplay to friends (it really does add a whole different level to Call of Duty: Warzone!)
PS5 media remote: $29.99 at Best Buy
The PS5 media remote is a great alternative to using your PS controller to skip through channels and shows. Basically, if you’re planning on using the super-amped up PS5 as a primary home entertainment system (and from what we’ve heard, that would be a great choice), this will be a super handy addition.
Where to get your PS5 release online: US
- Walmart: Staggered stock at 12:00; 15:00; 18:00 and 21:00 EST
- Target: stock live in certain areas – keep refreshing
- Best Buy: awaiting stock – check for updates
- Newegg: Nice bundle deals – check for updates
- B&H Photo: awaiting stock – check for updates
- Amazon: awaiting stock – check for updates
- Sony: queue previously live, now out of stock
PS5 console a accessories: $499 / $399 at Best Buy
Best Buy is as good a bet to get the best price on the best range of PS5 consoles and gear. Right now it’s got a section pencilled in with all the games and accessories that are due to drop on the 12 November release date, and we think the huge online retailer will be good for a lot of stock. View Deal
PS5 console and PS5 Digital Edition: $499 at Walmart
This is the place where we will be adding the details of Walmart’s PS5 pre orders. Walmart is a behemoth retailer in the US, and we’re confident that it will have the muscle to guarantee delivery of pre-ordered PS5s when the time comes. View Deal
Can you only buy the PS5 online?
If you were planning on waiting in line at your local game store on PS5’s release day, we’ve got new for you. Sony has recently announced, “launch day sales will be online only this year”. So no long lines, and no getting your hands on the console on release day (unless you’ve already secured a PS5 pre-order).
So the only option is to wait and see what online retailer has stock on the release day (12 November for the US; 19 November for UK and many other countries). On this page, we’ve listed some of the most trusted online retailers that will be offering the console, so it’s well worth you’re while to bookmark this page and came back regularly on the on sale dates.
PS5 at a glance
- Official release date: 12 November (USA, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, South Korea); 19 November 2020 (UK and rest of the world).
- PS5 console options: PS5 console with disc player; PS5 Digital Edition.
- PS5 price points: PS5 console: $499 / £449.99; PS5 Digital Edition: $399 / £349.99
- PS5 games confirmed: Hogwarts Legacy, God of War: Ragnarok, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, Battlefield 6, Borderlands 3, Cyberpunk 2077.
- Last PlayStation release: PS4, 15 November 2017
PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition?
It’s been seven years since the last Sony PlayStation console, the PS4, and a lot has happened in the advance of games consoles. The PS5 threatens to be a huge leap in gaming, and there are a host of amazing games confirmed for the platform.
There are pros and cons for getting the PS5 digital edition. First, you save a cool $100 compared to the ‘normal’ PS5 console. You also don’t need to get the physical games, instead downloading them digitally. But then, some people love the physical games, and they retain a certain value, which you can sell off later. In the end, it’s a matter of taste. In all other respects, you’re getting the same amazing console.
Here are some more great PS5 deals, for both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition.