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Ok, we'll keep it snappy. The PS5 is here and you want to pre-order one now. The bad news is that you can't: pre-orders have sold out. The good news is that you should be able to soon: Sony has promised more pre-order stock "over the next few days," and while we've seen some of that roll out already we're still optimistic that there's more to come.
Here, we're listing all the retailers offering the new console, along with pricing and availability, which we'll be doing our best to keep up to date as new stock comes in.
How much does the PlayStation 5 cost?
The PS5 will be available in two models. The standard PS5 costs £449/US$499, while the cheaper Digital Edition without a Blu-ray drive costs £359/$399. If you're not sure which to buy, check out our PS5 vs PS5 Digital Edition comparison for a more detailed breakdown of the differences.
Where to pre-order the PS5
Unsurprisingly, the console is flying off shelves, so pre-order availability is very, very limited.
The first wave of units sold out entirely, with little warning, prompting Sony to actually take to Twitter to apologise for the situation and promise that more stock is on the way.
Let’s be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that.— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 19, 2020
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. pic.twitter.com/h1TaGsGBun
Some of that stock has already rolled out, with brief appearances at Game in the UK and GameStop in the US, but we're hoping there's still more to come. In the meantime, the following retailers are still allowing customers to register their interest or request a stock alert, which means you can still get a foot in the door once they start pre-orders again.
Meanwhile, the retailers listed below started pre-orders, but are now out of stock. We'd suggest keeping an eye on these, in case they do re-stock between now and launch.
There are also independent sellers on eBay auctioning the PS5, though we'd advise going through standard retailers if at all possible to avoid potential complications - and exorbitant prices.
It's also worth noting that it's been reported that there is less pre-order stock for the PS5 Digital Edition than the regular PS5, with the ratio apparently as high at 80:20 at some stores. That means you should be prepared to pay more for the standard console if you can afford it, as you might have a better chance of securing one.
When is the PS5 release date?
While you can try pre-ordering the device now based on stock availability, there is still a wait until November for the devices to release.
The console will officially go on sale on 12 November in North America, Mexico, Japan, South Korea, Australia, and New Zealand, while sales in the UK and elsewhere begin on 19 November.
If you're lucky enough to grab a pre-order, here's the latest on the PS5 launch game lineup so you know what you'll actually be able to play from day one.