Sony's PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are now available to pre-order for $499 ($629.99 CAD) and $399 ($499.99 CAD), respectively, and will release on November 12. You'll want to pre-order yours as soon as possible because they're sure to sell out lightning fast. This whole PS5 preorder situation is a mess. Communication lines broke down between Sony, retailers, and fans, leading to mass confusion about when the PS5 would be available for preorder and stocks selling out almost instantly.
We'll regularly update this as PS5 pre-orders go live at more retailers. Be sure to keep this page bookmarked
PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition U.S. preorders
Preorders for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are live in the United States and it's already extremely difficult to get one. If you've tried your luck to no avail yet, keep an eye out on this page to check for stock.
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are priced at $499 / $399.
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PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition Canada preorders
Those across the border in Canada have plenty of retailers to choose from to preorder a PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition. Stock is coming and going in waves as stores work to secure more.
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will be priced at $629.99 CAD / $499.99 CAD.
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PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition UK preorders
Not to forget our friends over in the UK, several retailers have PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition pre-orders up. Again, these are going fast, so as soon as you see some in-stock you'll want to pre-order right away. Right now a few shops are waiting for more stock to arrive.
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will be priced at £449.99 / £359.99
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What is the status of PS5 preorders?
PS5 preorders are a mess right now. After Sony announced that preorders would go live on Sept. 17, stores decided to put them up for preorder yesterday. Cue the ensuing mass chaos and retailers selling out almost immediately. While storefronts may receive additional stock, it looks like initial stock has been sold out right now. You'll want to keep a very close on on any website you're looking to preorder from.
PlayStation has since acknowledged these issues and promises that more PS5 preorders will be available in the next few days.
PS5 preorder prep
There are a few things you can do to make sure you're ready for when PS5s are back on stock.
- Create an account on the website you are purchasing from.
- Update all of your information, including address and billing info.
- Stay logged in and keep refreshing the page, even if it says "Out of stock."
Creating an account makes the checkout process go a lot faster. With your information already in the system you won't need to worry about filling in those pesky shipping and billing forms.
What does the PS5 cost?
The PS5 will cost $499 and the PS5 Digital Edition $399. Microsoft is pricing its Xbox Series X at $499 and Xbox Series S at $299.
For those across the border in Canada, the PS5 will be priced at $629.99 CAD, and the PS5 Digital Edition will be available for $499.99 CAD. In the UK, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are going for £449.99 / £359.99.
When will the PS5 be released?
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition is on track to release on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. For the rest of the world, it will launch on November 19, 2020.
Sony unveiled a line of accessories to accompany the PS5 at its official reveal event. These include a DualSense charging station, wireless headset, media remote, and camera. Like the PS5 design itself, there all feature a two-tone black and white color scheme.
These will also hit store shelves on the same date at the following prices:
- DualSense Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
- PULSE 3D wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-canceling microphones US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
- HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
- Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
- DualSense Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
Which PS5 should I buy?
Along with the accessories, Sony revealed that a PS5 Digital Edition is being made as well. As its name suggests, you can't use normal discs with it. Instead, all media will need to be downloaded to its SDD. This is similar to Microsoft's Xbox One S All-Digital Edition.
According to comments made by Sony's Jim Ryan to CNET, the only difference between the consoles is the disc drive.
As you saw, there is a small difference in the form factor of the two consoles. I'm sure you also observed, the basic design aesthetic is consistent between them. So there is that and the fact that the digital edition does not have a disk drive. That is it. Other than that, they are identical products.
Which console you then buy comes down to a matter of preference. Do you sometimes buy physical discs and do you have physical PS4 games you'd like to play on your PS5? If the answer is no, you'll probably want the PS5 Digital Edition.
How does the PS5 compare to the Xbox Series X?
The PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition are shipping with the same specs, meaning you're getting a 3.5GHz CPU, a 10.28 TFLOP GPU with 36 CUs at 2.23GHz, and an 825GB SSD. You can look forward to nearly non-existent load times, 4K at 60FPS gaming, and ray-tracing support. The DualSense controller is packed with adaptive triggers and features haptic feedback to make your gaming experience more immersive than ever. At least, that's the hope Sony has.
Microsoft recently revealed its Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S for $499 and $299, respectively. Both will be available for pre-order starting on September 22 ahead of their November 10th release date. The company is offering a financing option called Xbox All Access that'll get you an Xbox Series X or Xbox Series S bundled with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate for $35/month or $25/month over two years.
What games will be on PS5?
Here's just some of the games confirmed to be coming to PS5 at some point:
- Assassin's Creed Valhalla
- Astro's Playroom
- Cyberpunk 2077
- Demon's Souls
- Destiny 2
- Destruction AllStars
- DiRT 5
- Final Fantasy 16
- Ghostwire: Tokyo
- Gods & Monsters
- Goodbye Volcano High
- Gran Turismo 7
- Grand Theft Auto V
- Hitman 3
- Hogwarts Legacy
- Horizon Forbidden West
- Jett: The Far Shore
- Kena: Bridge of Spirits
- Little Devil Inside
- Lord of the Rings: Gollum
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales
- NBA 2K21
- Oddworld: Soulstorm
- Project Athia
- Quantum Error
- Ratchet and Clank: Rift Apart
- Resident Evil Village
- Solar Ash
- Scarlet Nexus
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Quarantine
- Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege
- Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2
- Watch Dogs Legion
- WRC 9
- Ultimate Fishing Simulator 2
Which are you going to buy?
No matter which console you end up getting, next-gen is sure to be an exciting one.
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