12 November 2020 18:32
And high street store GAME has confirmed plans to re-stock the console at launch. "PS5 console ordering update: The PS5 console will be made available to order online only on launch day, Thursday 19th November," reads a GAME tweet. But Sony has said the new stock will not be available in stores - which is good as it will avoid large crowds during an international pandemic. PlayStation has been reported as stating: "No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) – please don't plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase. John Lewis and Currys have confirmed that they will have new stock on November 19 - so that might be the best bet for snagging a console.
"We wanted everyone in the PlayStation community to get a first look at the DualSense wireless controller," said Sony in a blog post announcing the new console's controller, "and hear our vision for how the new controller will captivate more of your senses as you interact with the virtual worlds in PS5 games." Blockbuster announcements included the reveals of sequels to big PS4 games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales (which appears to be launching alongside the new console later this year) and Horizon Forbidden West. Microsoft were considered to have scored a 'win' against PlayStation with their library of 'backward compatibility' titles, which allow games for older consoles to be played again on new Xbox machines, often with improved graphics. Sony is in the process of testing PS4 games to ensure they will work properly on the new console, and said it expects that 99 per cent of PS4 games will be compatible with PS5 on the launch date. Thankfully though, even if this heavily rumoured PS5 pre-order stock drop doesn't come to fruition gamers hoping to bag a PlayStation 5 before Christmas have been given a boost. Click here to refresh the page and get the very latest updates on where to buy PS5 as soon as stock information comes in.
We'll be bringing you all the latest stock updates as they come in so keep checking back if you're looking to buy PS5 today. PS5: Check for stock updates at Best Buy As a massive online retailer, Amazon may well have more stock to play with today so we'll keep this link here in case consoles go live soon. If you need to know where to buy PS5 quickly, and chances are you do, you'll find all the latest PS5 stock updates from retailers likely to carry day one units just below. Based on this morning's options for where to buy PS5, we'd recommend keeping an eye on GameStop and Target for more stock refreshes. GameStop was offering this Launch Day bundle earlier today, but stock levels have since dropped.
However, it's still one of your best chances to buy PS5 on launch day, as we've been seeing stock refreshing happening in the hours after this bundle became available, and the higher price tag looks like it's warding off scalpers. Target is the most recent retailer to offer PS5 stock in the US today, and while we've seen that wave come and go we may well see more consoles hitting the shelves later today. So far we've seen the PS5 Digital Edition selling out faster in the US, which is to be expected as it's the cheaper console and sold extremely quickly over the pre-order period. We're bringing you all the latest information on where to buy PS5 Digital Edition just below, so keep checking those links. PS5 Digital Edition stock is also out, but you might be able to snap up the Digital Launch Day bundle if you land at the right time (or keep refreshing until you do). Amazon has the PS5 DualSense controller in stock for $69.99 right now - but we don't know how long this inventory will last as the day goes on so we'd place your order sooner rather than later. You'll also find the PS5 controller in stock at Best Buy for the same price right now as well. It's been pretty difficult to buy the PS5 Pulse 3D headset so far, but Amazon has had a stock refresh on the official headphones. It is now out of stock, unfortunately - though we'd keep checking in for more updates and keep an eye on Best Buy for another chance as well. You'll find some of these titles also available for less in Best Buy's Member Rewards program below, but some different games are included in Amazon's own discounts - including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, for example. That means you can stock your collection for less right now and be well prepared for your new console. There are a few retailers who are likely to be offering up the chance to buy PS5 today, so getting ahead of the game and keeping an eye on the stores below will put you in a good position for grabbing those flashes of stock. These retailers were all offering PS5 pre-orders all those weeks ago, making them good bets for new stock at launch and are also large enough to potentially offer up a decent amount of consoles on the shelves. For up to date stock information on where to buy PS5, we'd recommend checking the quick links above. Amazon had a split second of stock when the PS5 first launched its pre-orders, but continued to roll out more units throughout the days that followed. Best Buy had a solid PS5 stock level compared to other retailers last time these consoles were available to order. Over the Xbox launch earlier this week, Best Buy was discounting controllers with the purchase of a console so we might even see discounts on Sony's side today as well. Newegg announced earlier that it would have PS5 stock ready to buy at launch today, however it will be on back-order. GameStop was the first retailer offering the chance to buy PS5 at launch today. They may have more pre-order stock available but it won't be launch day stock, if you're lucky you'll get it before the end of the year.View Deal The Gamesmen Although The Gamesmen (Aussie independent games retailer) announced on Twitter that it'll have pre-order stock at 10am, the site currently appears to be down. It's just as good an option as other retailers in terms of price (full RRP) and free shipping, but you'll need ot keep checking back in for when they get more stock. EB Games While EB Games was one of the first retailers to sell out, they also offered 2021 pre-orders of the console for quite a while, but even those appear to be currently out of stock. Use the list above to keep checking your retailers alongside our constant stock updates to make sure you're always clued in on where to buy PS5 at any given moment. Over the pre-order period, and during the Xbox launch, we were seeing stock flashing in and out within seconds which means a speedy refresh can propel you straight to the front of the line as stock becomes available again. Ahead of launch, Sony announced that you won't be able to buy PS5 in stores at release. That means you'll want to head online to buy PS5 today, so keep your eyes peeled for the latest stock updates above. We've seen more Xbox stock launching after Microsoft's own initial launch earlier in the week, so it's likely retailers will offer up more chances to buy PS5 over the coming days. Sony is sending two next-gen consoles to the shelves today - the PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition. However, it's difficult to find out where to buy PS5 right now, with retailers launching incredibly limited numbers of consoles into the wild. If you absolutely want to buy PS5 today then, it might come down to which console you find in stock. Sony's latest gaming console, the PlayStation 5, has launched today. It is available in Japan, the US, and other territories for gamers who did not previously pre-order the gaming machine. Although few people are able to purchase the PlayStation 5, gamers can purchase or pre-order the games that will be on it.