PS5 Pre-order: Where to Get the Consoles, Release Date, and Availability

PS5 Pre-order and experience the next-generation PlayStation 5. The PS5 console unleashes new gaming possibilities like never before. While PS5 deals on the console itself might be a distant hope these days, we’re starting to see games and accessories offering some nice price drops now that we’re a few months into the PS5’s life cycle.

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You’ll find all these PS5 deals just below, but we’re also showing you exactly what you get for that PS5 price, and what to expect from future bundles as well. 

PS5 deals themselves are unlikely to drop any time soon, due to the current stock shortages, but when they do we’ll be keeping you updated on the best bundles available.

For now, it’s a case of joining the search for stock in both the US and UK.

If you’re still looking to buy PS5, however, you’ll find the latest stock updates further down the page. 

PS5 deals on accessories are still fairly rare. From the elusive DualSense Charging Station to the Pulse 3D headset, it can be difficult just to find stock of some of this equipment.

However, we have seen PS5 deals taking some considerable cash off controllers and HD cameras in the past, so there are savings to be had.

PS5 stock has almost dried up. Last week was one of the slowest for a while but there’s good news for console hunters – Smyths Toys are due a drop this week.

It could be their last PS5 restock for months, so you might want to give it a go. Here’s where to buy a PS5 this week…

Smyths Toys is likely your best (and also your only) hope of getting a PS5 this week.

The specialist retailer is tipped for a PS5 restock as soon as tomorrow (13 – 15th April). The stock will be online only.  

Speaking of which, while the 12th April saw the reopening of shops across England Sony’s covid policy prohibits in-store sales to prevent the company contributing to the spread of the virus. 

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In other news, Game’s next PS5 restock won’t be until the end of April (25 – 27th April).

This is apparently due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage that has hit production of the Sony PS5 and execrated the console supply crisis.

If you’re still looking to buy PS5, however, you’ll find the latest stock updates further down the page.

PS5 DualSense™ Wireless Controller

Feel the action come to life in your hands with the next-generation wireless controller.

For an intuitive gaming experience, the controller harnesses haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, signature comfort, and more.

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3D Pulse Wireless Headset

Experience full immersion with the new wireless headset built for the PS5 and fine-tuned for 3D Audio.

The headset features dual hidden microphones, refined design and easy controls putting you at the centre of your games.

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PS5 HD Camera

If you’re looking to use your PlayStation VR headset with your brand new PS5 you’ll want to pick up the HD camera accessory straight away.

Amazon has even knocked $5 off the full price of this popular peripheral as well.

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Media Remote

Access movies, streaming services, and entertainment effortlessly on the PS5 with the Media Remote. You can control your media, adjust volume, and navigate the console at the push of a button.

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Playstation 5 Release Date and Availability

In the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, the PS5 went on sale on 12th November.

The rest of the world (UK included) saw the console launch on 19th November.  

With demand outstripping supply, most retailers are still struggling to get hold of PS5 stock. And when they do release it, customers – and bots – are snapping it up within minutes. 

Hoping to secure a PS5? In the UK, Currys PC World and Game recently dropped PS5 stock. 

BT, EE and Smyths Toys, Amazon and John Lewis are tipped to release fresh PS5 stock in the coming days and weeks.

In the US, Amazon, Walmart and Best Buy are your best options.

You might also try Target but their supply has been rather patchy. If you’re on the hunt for a PS5, check out the retailer links above.

Finally, it’s worth checking specialist stock tracking websites such as Stock Informer from time to time. And remember, the PS5 is not geo-locked.

That means you can buy one in the US and use it to play UK games. The same goes for Europe (Amazon Germany, for example, recently restocked).

However, it’s equally important to note that you may need a plug adaptor and that some Blu-ray discs and DVD may not play.

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PS5 Pre-order went live on 22nd September.

One PS5 leaker had predicted that pre-orders would go live on 9th September – 25 years to the day since the original PlayStation went on sale in the US. Alas, Sony missed that mark.

The first wave of PS5 Pre-order sold out within days, and there’s been precious little stock since then.

Those already with their hearts set on getting a PS5 console before the end of the year should keep a very close eye on online stores. 

Some UK stores released more online stock on 19th November – the day the PS5 hit shelves in the UK. We say “shelves”, but with the UK in lockdown at the time, the shelves were all digital. 

Until recently, Sony had only planned on the production of 5 million PlayStation 5 games consoles by the end of March 2021.

However, with a predicted increase in gaming, Sony has doubled PlayStation production to meet 10 million units by the same date, and that certainly should help in terms of PS5 Pre-order panic.

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PlayStation 5 Games Price

Since NBA games publisher 2K announced the $70 (£65/AU$100) price for its sports sim NBA 2K21, the consensus has been that there are PS5 games hike coming across the board.

That raises the standard by $10 from $60 which seems uncomfortable in the face of what many consider a fairly expensive games console full stop.

To be fair to both Sony and Microsoft, games pricing has remained the same since the launch of the original Xbox 360 and PS3 in 2005.

Between game production values having gone through the roof and 15 years’ worth of inflation, it could have been a lot worse for the consumer.

And on a more positive note, we’re already seeing retailers offering discounts on PS5 (and Xbox Series X) games.

Best Buy recently slashed the price of a slew of unreleased PS5 games – including the latest Call of Duty and Cyberpunk 2077 by $10.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions we have already answered so you don’t need to worry about the product. We really hope we answered some of your questions!

QUES: Can I pre-order more than 1 item at a time?

ANS: Yes. Please note that each pre-ordered product will have a separate order reference number.

QUES: What is a pre-order?

ANS: A “pre-order” allows you to place a reservation for a product prior to its scheduled release date. Products in a pre-order status are marked with a “pre-order” ribbon.

QUES: Are there any performance differences between the PS5 console and the PS5 Digital Edition console?

ANS: No. The consoles’ performance is identical, outside the existence of a disc drive.

QUES: Can I use both PS5 console models in either horizontal or vertical orientation?

ANS: Yes, both PS5 models include a Base that allows users to adjust the console for vertical or horizontal placement. Watch our PS5 teardown video to see how it works.

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