16 September 2020 22:34

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PS5 price and pre-orders: what we know about the PlayStation 5 cost and when you can buy it

Sony have officially confirmed the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 19th in the UK and will cost £449.99 for the version with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive and £359.99 for the digital edition. The US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea can get their hands on the console on November 12th. The first TV spot for the PlayStation 5 has also arrived with Sony tring to describe to people what it will feel like to play games on their next-gen console, wrapping together things like 3D audio, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers. Sony also announced the release date: 12th November in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and the 19th November in the UK. Sony has said the PS5 will be available to pre-order tomorrow morning, 17th September 2020 at "select retailers".

PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers. However, the cheaper PS5 Digital Edition will retail for $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95, which does flag some concerns considering the Xbox Series S's $299 price tag. However, Sony has always been quick to point to its prioritization of value over price, so if you're looking for those heavy-hitting PS5 exclusives it might be worth shelling out for the more expensive console. We also now know that PS5 pre-orders will go live tomorrow, September 17 - that means it's time to get prepared for the big day. We're going through everything you need to know ahead of PS5 pre-order day, including the best ways to aim for that coveted first wave shipment.

That said, if you're shopping in Ireland you'll find PS5 pre-orders have already gone live at GameStop, but at time of writing look sold out. PS5 pre-orders will be available from a massive range of retailers, and we're running through which ones to head to first further down the page. However, we'll be sending out all the best PS5 prices and pre-orders as they become available to those who sign up below. September 17 at select retailers Which PS5 bundle deals can we expect: Likely launch bundles include Call of Duty and FIFA 21 With Microsoft's Xbox Series X pre-orders going live on September 22, Sony may well be trying to get the edge over early adopters here. You won't be waiting too long to get your hands on your new console, though, with the PS5 stepping out of the shadows and onto the shelves on November 12th for the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and North Korea and November 19th for the rest of the world.

Sony has taken a while to get its PS5 pre-orders in motion, with its creation of a fan-only system for bagging the latest console ahead of the rest of the market renewing concerns of a limited launch. With the latest information surrounding sign ups for PlayStation fans (in the US) only, based on a first come first served basis, however, it's looking likely that PS5 pre-orders will be a competitive affair. Xbox Series X price and pre-orders: what we know about the Xbox Series X cost It's been announced that PS5 pre-orders are set to go live at select retailers on September 17. We're rounding up the best US stores that already look likely to offer PS5 pre-orders right here. You'll find everything you need to know about the PS5 over at Amazon, and once you sign up for first notification about a PS5 pre-order you'll be one of the first to find out when the console launches.

One of the few remaining gaming-focused retailers left in the States, there may even be early order PS5 deals up for grabs, throwing in reduced price accessories or games. If you're searching for PS5 pre-orders in the UK, you'll find a wide selection of retailers already offering sign up notifications, which means they'll likely be opening their books on September 17 as well. As a retail giant, Amazon is likely to have a considerable supply of PS5 pre-order units. Add your contact information to Currys' PS5 interest registration page to get your email address on the list for first notification when PS5 pre-orders to launch. Argos has a simple PS5 pre-order notification page right now, but if you're looking to clinch a unit you might have better luck here if less shoppers are heading to more general shops.

If you're looking to pre-order your PS5 through Very, you can get started by signing up to its own notification page. With Sony's announcement that the PS5 Digital Edition will run the same premium components as the fully fledged version, however, the announced $399 price tag isn't such a deal breaker. PS5 Digital Edition price: how much will the cheaper console cost? The PS5 Digital Edition price, then, comes in at a similar position to the PS4 Pro now, which makes sense if you're looking to get into the Sony ecosystem for the first time here. Previous reports that Sony is stockpiling ahead of a busy PS5 launch suggested parting with your cash before release might not be as crucial to netting yourself a console this year, however that came before Sony's own PlayStation-first pre-ordering system. While that may alleviate some of the pressure from those early PS5 pre-orders, however, there's no telling what availability will be like on launch day. Once the Xbox One was set at $499 / £429 with a Kinect included in every package, Sony only had to cut the PlayStation Camera from its PS4 bundles to swoop in with a $100 cheaper price tag. It was always unlikely we'd see prices reach that high in the US again, though Sony is definitely pitching above the cost of the current-gen console. We don't expect this price hike to affect all PS5 and Xbox Series X games. Get the best Sony PlayStation 5 pre-order deals before anyone else! As soon as the PlayStation 5 is available to pre-order,we'll email you with all of the best deals and bundle offers. Now the PS5 price is finally out in the open alongside Microsoft's console too, we can start looking ahead to the PS5 pre-orders which are opening very soon. But with the Xbox Series X looking to rival even the best gaming PCs, we imagine Microsoft will have to obliterate its profit margins in order to undercut the PlayStation 5 price by a significant amount. We're hearing you'll be able to pre-order a PS5 from tomorrow at major retailers. The PlayStation 5 Showcase takes place later today and millions of fans are expecting Sony to announce the prices and pre-order information for the next-gen console. It has now been reported that Amazon landing pages for the PS5 have started being taken down, with many believing this is a definitive sign that the price/pre-order wait is over. There are plenty of rumors and expectations connected to the event, with the revelation of the PS5 release date, prices, and pre-order details being foremost in many minds. It appears the sites for Amazon in the UK, Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Mexico, Netherlands, and Australia have removed their PS5 pages, while the US, Canada, and India sites still have theirs showing at the time of writing. We have published an updated list of retailers around the world who may be offering PS5 pre-orders over the coming days.