By Joe Julians
We finally know all there is to know about the PlayStation 5 after what feels like an eternity of waiting. While we have known about the specs of the machine and how it looks for some time now, the price and the release date remained a mystery – but no more.
While the Xbox Series X price was revealed recently, Sony fans were left waiting- until now that is.
There are two consoles available the PlayStation 5 (£449.99) and a digital PS5 edition (£349.99). Now we have all the details, PS5 games, confirmed price and specs, and the biggest question is – how do we get our hands on one?
It appears some of the retailers are drip-feeding stock so take a look at the links below as we’ll be keeping this regularly updated. Currys PC World, Very, GAME, Smyths, Argos and Amazon all had stock today but, unsurprisingly, they all sold out extremely quickly. Fingers crossed it will not be long before we hear of the third batch of pre-orders!
We’d recommend checking throughout the morning, but GAME and Currys PC World has just got new stock in – so move fast! Very is also expecting stock, nothing yet, but we’d expect lunchtime judging by the other brands.
Be warned; there may be wait times even once you’re lucky enough to find a retailer with stock. Both GAME and Currys PC World have been using queue systems. The current wait time for both retailers is over an hour before you’ll finally be able to check out.
It appears Amazon went live at about 8am and swiftly sold out, but still keep an eye out. The same for Smyths and Argos at 8.15am. That’s not to say stock won’t appear again today as this happened with the first round of pre-orders.
Here is all you need to know about how to pre-order the PS5 – and if you want to know the best PS5 accessories to pre-order we have your back too.
Pre-orders went live (17th September), but there seems to be a few issues with websites showing a PS5 page to buy but no product as it was snapped up so quickly.
You know that a pre-order release has not gone to plan when the company behind it come out and admit it. The official PlayStation Twitter account recently said “Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologise for that.”
We admire their honesty! Well, with difficulty. GAME, Smyths, Amazon and the regular retailers went live with stock overnight but it was quickly snapped up. Argos went live soon after, but it also sold out. John Lewis went live next – and sold out within minutes too.
The good news is that they have promised more pre-orders will be going live soon and while we do not know an exact date, or what retailers this applies to, it is a promising sign that all hope is not lost.
In their own words: “Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder – retailers will share more details. And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.” So if you do miss the next wave, you still will have a shot at getting hold of one for Christmas.
While the consoles sold out before many of us even knew they were listed, we have been told that more are on the way. Now we know that the next chance to grab a PlayStation 5 will be Friday, September 25th with Currys PC World announcing that they have more stock on the way.
Expect these to be gone in a flash too as while they may have more, it is extremely unlikely that they will have enough stock to meet the demand. The vague timing of “lunchtime” isn’t super helpful and while our best guess would be 1 pm, it could be anything from midday- so be ready to hit that refresh button many times.
We’ll update you as more stores get stock and when it becomes available. We aim to check this regularly, but it’s still worth checking the above to see if stock has come back in!
As well as the PS5 console accessories have gone on sale. There’s the DualSense Controller, the Pulse 3D headset or the Media Remote. We’ve also rounded up the best PS5 accessories to pre-order now.
Maybe you are yet to join the PlayStation world and are considering investing, an older console rather than the brand spanking new one. If so, here are some deals for the PlayStation 4 that you may be interested in.
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