PS5 Slim pre-order discount code now live – but I've got a better Black Friday deal

You'd be mad to pre-order the PS5 Slim with this £20 off discount code when this PlayStation 5 deal is £80 cheaper

The PlayStation 5 Slim is already on sale in the US, but we in the UK have had to wait a little longer: it'll be on sale from 29 November though. Pre-orders are now live, so you can put your money where your mouth is and pre-order one from Currys – which is offering a £20 off discount code (see below).

However, I've got a better Black Friday deal which is fairly simple: swerve buying the PS5 Slim and just buy the original PS5, which is identical in terms of internal spec, but will save you £80 – and that's including the Currys discount code in the equation. Seems a no-brainer to me, even though the Slim is clearly the better-looking console of the pair. 

Sony PS5 Slim:was £479 now £459 with discount code at Currys

Sony PS5 Slim: was £479, now £459 with discount code at Currys

Use code Slim20 at the checkout and Currys will give you a £20 discount, cutting the PS5 slim down to £459. The Digital Edition Slim, meanwhile, will drop from £389 to £369.

Sony PlayStation 5: was £479now £379 at Amazon

Sony PlayStation 5: was £479, now £379 at Amazon

There's no difference to internal power or storage between PS5 and PS5 Slim, the only point of difference is that the Slim's disc drive isn't built in. And considering the savings you'll make, I think that makes this the obvious best buy.

If you do plump to spend the extra £80, however, you will get the better-looking console of the pair. So it's a win-win for whichever best suits your wants. I've long owned a PlayStation 5, though, and it happily lives in my AV cabinet with the disc drive at the ready – as this is how I watch my 4K Blu-ray discs. 

Black Friday has been really interesting in 2023: for me all the deals actually worth buying have been the best console bundles, from Xbox Series X to Nintendo Switch, and of course the PlayStation 5. There's stacks of choice whatever your wants and needs. Or take a look at the best Black Friday games deals under £20.

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.