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Best PS5 pre-order deals: PlayStation 5 pre-orders live now

PS5 pre-orders are now open, so ensure you get the best PS5 price and lock-in a PlayStation 5 console

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If you are looking for the best PS5 preorder deals live right now then T3's PlayStation 5 preorder guide can help you. That's because it has been created to quickly show you exactly which retailers have the PS5 is in stock right now in the USA, UK and Australia.

We can't guarantee that retailers will have the PS5 or PS5 Digtial Edition in stock, but what this guide can do is help you see which retailers you should be scoping out and keeping a regular eye on over the weeks running up to launch. That way when a new allotment of PS5 consoles drop, you'll be able to pull the trigger fast.

PS5 preorders began on 17 September, 2020, and that first wave of consoles sold out almost immediately. A second wave have been promised by Sony to be incoming, and word in PS5 rumor mill says it is landing imminently.

The PS5 costs $499 / £449 / €499 / AU$749.95 and is hitting store shelves on November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and the rest of the world on November 19, 2020.

So, what's our take on the PS5 preorder situation? To be perfectly candid it has been a huge pile of crap. Trying to lock-in a PlayStation 5 before launch has been an absolute warzone, and chaos has reigned at retailers worldwide.

We've seen stock going live only to be swallowed hole within minutes. We've seen big national retailers' websites crash under the weight of demand. We've seen gamers put a PS5 in their shopping trolley only for the store's checkout system to hang indefinitely, and when they try again be told the console is now sold out.

Simply put, gamers have been let down.

This is why Sony has actually come out and apologised to gamers for the shambles. So many gamers around the world, many of whom are loyal PlayStation acolytes, have been patiently waiting to lock-in their console, and now they have been left confused, frustrated and empty handed.

Thankfully, there is some good news, though. As part of that apology Sony has also promised more consoles will be in stock soon at retailers, and quickly, too, so it pays right now to stay switched on right now.

These post-PS5 preorder launch weeks are absolutely going to see more consoles drop, and bagging one could be the diferrence between you playing awesome PS5 games on day one, for the correct price, or facing a winter holiday season without a system unless you are prepared to get ripped off by eBay scalpers, who are now charging upwards of £1,000 for a system.

PS5 pre-orders in stock now – checked every 15 minutes

Right now, in the heart of week two of PS5 pre-orders, retailers are currently scrambling to secure this extra stock in the USA, UK and Australia, and the truth is this second wave of consoles could be made available at any time over the next few days / hours.

Xbox Series X pre-orders have now opened and Microsoft is making a big play about how it has seen "record-breaking demand for the Xbox Series X and S",  so Sony will want to draw attention back from Microsoft and the fact that it has also bought Bethesda and gained access to so many quality game franchises.

And the best way to do that is have more PS5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition stock go live.

As with any major console launch, these sorts of stock issues were to be expected (although maybe not to this extreme level), and with that expectation, as well as T3's heritage in covering console launches in the past, comes some better news.

If you missed your chance to pre-order a PlayStation 5 in the first week, then don't worry – expect most of these retailers to have PS5 pre-orders back in stock in the coming weeks, and certainly on launch day.

We're now firmly lodged in the second week of PS5 pre-orders and, from what we're hearing, new stock is set to hit US and UK retailers from Sony's manufacturing facilities shortly. The second tranche of PS5 consoles does appear to be incoming, so gamers without a system need to stay switched on as these will likely sell out just as fast when they go live.

As such, be sure to keep an eye on our PS5 pre-order guide here, which get's updated every 15 minutes, and we'll list the very best retailers to lock-in a PlayStation 5 pre-order with, as well as which retailers currently have their orders open and consoles in stock.

We can't guarantee you'll get a console, but we certainly can help you try.

Simply use the PS5 preorder menu to browse the retailers in your region.

PS5 pre-orders: top retailers [USA]

Amazon US
Amazon's PS5 pre-orders were one of the first to get thoroughly raided when the starting gun was fired in week one. Amazon is currently out of all PS5 pre-order options, but check back soon as we've heard a new shipment is about to drop. You can still pre-order the PS5's DualSense controller and HD camera, though.View Deal

GameStop
GameStop pre-orders have opened and the first wave of systems has sold out. No word yet on when the second batch is being released. Keep an eye out on our stock tracker at the top of this page, or click through directly to GameStop and refresh like Road Runner.View Deal

Target
Target's PS5 pre-orders are now open but, unfortunately, they have already sold out of their first allotment. Annoyingly, Target still advertises the console as ready to pre-order with a "Preorder now" button shown. When you click that button, though, a message informs you that the console was not added to your cart as it is out of stock. What the... ?!View Deal

Best Buy
Best Buy is currently out of stock of all PS5 pre-order options. On both the listing for the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, though, it currently reads "Coming Soon", so we advise gamers to keep checking in regularly.View Deal

Walmart
Walmart's first wave of PS5 pre-orders has now come and gone, but you can still pre-order the DualSense 5 controller as well as 4 launch games including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demons Souls, Destruction AllStars and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. You can also sign-up for "in-stock" alerts for the consoles.View Deal

PS5 pre-orders: top retailers [UK]

Amazon UK
Amazon PS5 pre-orders have officially sold out, but expect Amazon to have more PlayStation 5 console pre-orders in stock over the new week. Check back on Amazon's PS5 pre-order page often.

Amazon does have the PlayStation 5 HD Camera available to pre-order, though, as well as the DualSense controller. The media remote and Pulse 3D gaming headset have sold out mind.

Amazon is one of the world's biggest retailers, and its first allotment of pre-orders lasted longest in week one, so definitely consider them for week two as someone to check back in on regularly.View Deal

Argos
PS5 pre-orders went live at Argos on Friday September 18th, which was a day later than most retailers. This initial tranche of consoles has now sold out, though, but the retailer says it is currently striving to get more systems, so we advise checking in regularly throughout this second week of pre-orders.View Deal

The Game Collection
The Game Collection's website crashed repeatedly when its first wave of consoles went live, and then proceeded to sell out of its first wave crazy fast. PS5 games and accessories are still available for pre-order, though, right now. How many consoles it had remains unknown, but judging from the speed of sell out it couldn't have been many.View Deal

AO.com
AO.com is officially sold out of stock on PS5 pre-orders, but the retailer does say that it is going to be "back in stock soon". We think it is worth checking back in every day this week, as AO will likely drop a second allotment of consoles imminently.View Deal

Very
Very's first allotment of PS5 pre-orders sold out almost instantaneously last week, and now isn't even listing the console on its website. PS5 games remain up for pre-order, though. We've not heard anything from Very regarding second stock, although it shouldn't be written off. Down the list for sure, then, but worth keeping an eye on.View Deal

Currys
Currys' PS5 pre-orders have officially sold out, but check back over week two for its second allotment. More pre-order units will be available soon! Right now the store is simply asking people to check back in soon as they are "working tirelessly to secure more stock". Absolutely worth keeping and eye on.View Deal

John Lewis
An outside choice no doubt for many gamers to lock-in their PS5 pre-order, but actually due to John Lewis' astonishingly good customer service and best-in-class free two-year guarantee, it could be a great place to secure a system. Right now John Lewis is sold out of PS5 pre-orders. We advise checking back over the coming days for the second wave of PS5 pre-orders will be in stock soon.View Deal

Smyths Toys
Smyths Toys' website now reads "We have now fulfilled all pre-orders on the PlayStation 5 console. Please check back soon for more updates on stock availability." Enough said.View Deal

ShopTo
ShopTo has stopped taking PS5 pre-orders now, and neither the full-fat system or Digital Edition can be secured. The retailer is still taking pre-orders for PS5 games and accessories, though. Most games are at cheapest prices, too, such as Assassin's Creed Valhalla on PS5 for just £47.85.View Deal

GAME
GAME got hit hard and fast when PS5 pre-orders opened, and now offers neither system, but you can register and sign-up for email notifications from GAME as soon as PS5 pre-orders are back in stock. It's GAME guys, so YES there will be more stock, but right now we're heard nothing in the rumor mill as to when.View Deal

PS5 pre-orders: top retailers [AUS]

Amazon AU
Amazon's all sold out of the regular PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition, too. There's been no word on when Amazon Australia will get more stock.View Deal

Sony Store Australia
Both versions of the Sony PS5 have now sold out at the official Australian Sony Store. You can currently sign up to get updates on availability when the consoles come back into stock.View Deal

JB Hi-Fi (SOLD OUT)
JB Hi-Fi's has had to temporarily suspend PS5 preorders "due to overwhelming demand". The retailer does say "don't worry, as soon as we have more visibility on stock availability we will re-open pre-orders", though.View Deal

Harvey Norman
Hardly Norman's PS5 preorders are all out, but both the full fat PS5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition are listed as "coming back soon", so worth keeping an eye on.View Deal

EB Games
Not want gamers want to see. EB Games is currently sold out of both consoles and also, those sold out consoles were for a "2021 shipment". Sheesh, talk about a let down. Can't say waiting months after release is the stuff that gaming dreams are made of.View Deal

The Gamesmen
The Gamesmen, unsurprisingly, don't have any PS5 consoles in stock. It does have all the PS5 accessories available for preorder, though.View Deal

PS5 pre-orders: PlayStation 5 Digital Edition

The PS5 Digital Edition is also available to pre-order right now. The below stock checker automatically detects consoles being in stock every 15 minutes, so browse the retailers on offer an then move fast.

PS5 pre-orders date: when will PlayStation 5 pre-orders open

PS5 pre-orders have now opened, starting 17 September, 2020.

PS5 pre-orders: should you order on day one?

Sony realised many months ago that the PlayStation 5 is going to be in massive demand this winter, and it has doubled its production run as a result. Even so, though, many of those extra consoles likely won't land in time for the console's launch, or indeed Xmas and New Year. 

Yes, there is a very real chance that gamers who want a PS5 will have to wait until January or February next year in order to get a system. And this is something that, worryingly, looks like it could get exacerbated, too.

That's because there's been worrying reports that eBay scalpers have targeted the PS5 as the number one product this winter holiday season to buy up for inflated price resells. Scalpers know how much the PlayStation 5 is wanted by gamers and intend to exploit their passion.

The best way to make sure you don't miss out or get scalped, therefore, is to be quick out of the gate with a PS5 pre-orders – and that is something that this guide can certainly help you with.

PS5 pre-orders: How much will the PlayStation 5 cost?

We now have official confirmation that the PS5 costs $499 / £449 / €499AU$749.95, while the PS5 Digital Edition will cost $399 / £349 / €399AU$599.95.

PS5 pre-orders: What are the console bundle options?

Right now this isn't something that has been touched on yet by retailers, but we imagine similar options to those currently offered now, especially in light of the range of accessories on offer. Expect to see bundles featuring two DualSense controllers, as well as options including the Pulse 3D headset, DualSense charging station, and HD camera.

On the software front, the PS5 is almost certainly going to be on offer with Sony's firs-party games, like Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West, and Marvel’s Spider-Man Miles Morales, as well popular IPs like GTA, FIFA, and Call of Duty, although these might not all be available at launch.

And, remember, even if the Sony themselves don't launch any accessory or game bundles, third-party retailers can absolutely do that, so be sure to scope out what sort of console and game or console and accessory options are on offer.

PS5 pre-orders UK: Accessories

PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller
The PlayStation 5's DualSense Wireless Controller is now available to pre-order from Amazon on its own. It costs £59.99 and is in stock. Like with the console, its release date is November 19, 2020. Remember, only one controller is delivered in the PS5 box, so an extra is a must for local multiplayer.View Deal

PlayStation 5 HD Camera
Perfect for those who want to add themselves to their gameplay videos, the PS5 HD Camera allows broadcasting in smooth and sharp full-HD. It is available to pre-order now for £49.99.View Deal

PlayStation 5 Media Remote
The PS5 Media Remote is perfect for those who intend to use their PS5 as a multimedia entertainment system, playing movies on the console's 4K UHD Blu-ray player, or streaming them in UHD via Netflix and Disney+. It can be per-ordered now for £24.99.View Deal

PlayStation 5 PULSE 3D Wireless Headset
The official new PS5 gaming headset is £89.85 right now at ShopTo.net, where it can be pre-ordered. This wireless set of gaming cans has been designed to work with the PS5's new custom 3D audio chip.View Deal

PlayStation 5 DualSense Charging Station
This clutch accessory can be pre-ordered at ShopTo right now. It allows two DualSense controller to be charged at once, which is perfect for wireless multiplayer action. The price is £24.85.