Friday, March 5

Where to buy PS5 at launch – GameStop has stock (if youre lucky) – TechRadar

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Wondering where to buy PS5? Now that Sony’s next-gen console is officially out in the wild, many are looking to buy PS5 at launch. However, competition is going to be fierce today, the official PS5 release date, and we’ve already seen stock flying off the shelves at GameStop so you’ll want to get prepped for more units to hit the shelves. 

The place to be right now is Sony’s own online queue system. We’d recommend you jump in and then keep looking for where to buy PS5, as other retailers are likely to be adding stock throughout the day. 

GameStop was the first retailer offering the chance to buy PS5, and if you’re lucky you might catch a refresh of its higher value bundle deals. If you’re looking to buy PS5 and everything you need to go with it in one go, however, you’ll find stock slowly flashing in on bundles offering just that. These bundles do cost more than the official PS5 price, but you’re still getting the right value for your cash.

We’re expecting more PS5 stock to land at other retailers later today – Walmart, for example, has announced that they will offer the chance to buy PS5 at 12.00, 3.00, 6.00 and 9.00 p.m. EST, though it’s a guessing game for other retailers. 

So, if you miss this stock and still need to know where to buy PS5 right on the release date, keep checking the retailers below. We’ll be bringing you all the latest stock updates as they come in so bookmark this page and keep checking back if you’re looking to buy PS5 today.

PS5 Launch Day bundle: $799.99 at GameStop
Stock is moving quickly on the standalone console, but if you’re lucky you might land on a refresh of this Ultimate Launch Day bundle. You’ll find the console, two controllers, NBA 2K21, Spider-Man Miles Morales and a PS Plus subscription available for a higher cost than the usual PS5 price. That price does work out to the value of your cash, but keep refreshing if you’re not seeing any more stock.
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PS5 Digital Launch Day Bundle: $749.99 at GameStop
PS5 Digital Edition stock is also out, but you might be able to snap up the Digital Launch Day bundle if you land at the right time (or keep refreshing until you do). We were seeing this bundle flashing in and out but that seems to have slowed – still, you never know when more stock will arrive. You’re picking up a load of PS Store credit here, with a PS Plus subscription, extra controller, a PS5 media remote and HD camera as well.
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Where to buy PS5

You will only be able to buy PS5 online today and things are going to get heated. Keep checking the quick links below to find the latest stock updates at your favorite retailers. 

Where to buy PS5 Digital Edition

The Digital Edition did sell a little faster over the pre-order period, so we’re expecting a fierce arena here today. The retailers below are all due to receive more PS5 stock today, so keep refreshing for the latest updates.

Where to buy PS5 accessories

PS5 DualSense controller: $69.99 at Amazon
Amazon has the PS5 DualSense controller in stock for $69.99 right now – but we don’t know how long this inventory will last as the day goes on so we’d place your order sooner rather than later. 

You’ll also find the PS5 controller in stock at Best Buy for the same price right now as well.
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PS5 Pulse 3D headset: $99.99 at GameStop
It’s been pretty difficult to buy the PS5 Pulse 3D headset so far, but GameStop has stock on the shelves for the regular $99.99 price right now. Move quick – this one is going to sell fast.
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PS5 DualSense charging station: $29.99 at Best Buy
Best Buy has the PS5 DualSense charging station available for store pickup in a number of locations right now. However, you can also grab one at GameStop if you’d prefer to have it delivered.
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PS5 HD camera: $59.99 at Amazon
If you’re looking to use your PlayStation VR headset with your brand new PS5 you’ll want to pick up the HD camera accessory straight away. Thankfully, Amazon is one of the few retailers with this particular peripheral in stock today.
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Save $10 on select PS5 games: From $49.99 at Amazon
Certain PS5 games are $10 off at Amazon right now. You’ll find some of these titles also available for less in Best Buy’s Member Rewards program below, but some different games are included in Amazon’s own discounts – including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, for example.
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Best Buy members save $10 on select PS5 games: $59.99 $49.99 at Best Buy
My Best Buy members can also receive $10 back in rewards when they buy PS5 games today. That means you can stock your collection for less right now and be well prepared for your new console. If you’re not already a member it’s both free and easy to sign up and to cancel.
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Where to buy PS5: which retailers will have stock?

There isn’t an official list of retailers that have PS5 in stock, with Sony staying silent and leaving it up to US stores. However, a recent statement announced that you won’t be able to buy PS5 in brick and mortar stores, with launch stock only being available online.

Luckily, we’re well versed in scouring the web for goodies and you’ll find all the retailers we expect might have stock just below. These retailers were all offering PS5 pre-orders all those weeks ago, making them good bets for new stock at launch and are also large enough to potentially offer up a decent amount of consoles on the shelves. 

Amazon had a split second of stock when the PS5 first launched its pre-orders, but continued to roll out more units throughout the days that followed. That means this is one you’ll want to keep an eye on throughout the release window – plus you can grab fast, free delivery if you’re a Prime member as well.
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Best Buy
Best Buy had a solid PS5 stock level compared to other retailers last time these consoles were available to order. That means we’re optimistic for a relatively large inventory here. Over the Xbox launch earlier this week, Best Buy was discounting controllers with the purchase of a console so we might even see discounts on Sony’s side today as well.
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Newegg had a few PS5 consoles in stock for pre-order all those weeks ago, but it’s worth checking in here if you’re struggling to buy PS5 from more competitive retailers.
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GameStop’s stock has traditionally lasted a little longer – meaning you’ve got a good shot at buying PS5 here today. However, that does come at a cost because GameStop bundles its consoles in with peripherals and games that bump the price up. It’s a way of dissuading scalpers and ensuring those who really want the console can get their hands on it. Still, if you’re only looking to pay $499 today you might want to check elsewhere.
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Walmart is the only retailer to officially announce when its PS5 stock will go live. You’ll be able to buy PS5 at 12.00, 3.00, 6.00 and 9.00 p.m. EST later today.
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Where to buy PS5 in Australia

Amazon AU

The world’s largest retailer is in a similar boat as it was during the earlier round of pre-orders – it’s already stopped taking pre-orders, and did so shortly after they went live. They may have more pre-order stock available but it won’t be launch day stock, if you’re lucky you’ll get it before the end of the year.View Deal

The Gamesmen

Although The Gamesmen (Aussie independent games retailer)  announced on Twitter that it’ll have pre-order stock at 10am, the site currently appears to be down. Keep checking back in to see if you can get your hands on something.

Sony Online

As with most places, even Sony itself is out of stock currently. It’s just as good an option as other retailers in terms of price (full RRP) and free shipping, but you’ll need ot keep checking back in for when they get more stock. 

JB Hi-Fi

JB Hi-Fi Australia – one of the country’s largest tech retail outlets – is in the same boat as many, with pre-order stock (even for the December shipment) currently out of stock. With that said, stock seems to fluctuate regularly, so keep checking in to see if you can score a console.

EB Games

While EB Games was one of the first retailers to sell out, they also offered 2021 pre-orders of the console for quite a while, but even those appear to be currently out of stock. Yet again, this doesn’t mean there won’t be any more chances today to score a pre-order, so keep checking in with them to try your chances.

When will you be able to buy PS5?

The earliest you’ll be able to buy PS5 could be midnight. We saw pre-orders launching as soon as the clock struck 12 last time, and the Xbox release earlier in the week followed a similar pattern. That means it’s all hands on deck for the next hour, as you could be working out where to buy PS5 a lot sooner than you think. 

If midnight is a swing and a miss, however, we’d recommend you keep checking in throughout the day. Stock may roll in during the early hours of the morning, but with Walmart announcing that it will launch PS5 stock at 12.00, 3.00, 6.00 and 9.00 p.m. EST we’d be paying particularly close attention around these times and between 8 and 9am. 

Of course, anything could happen and there’s been no other information on when other retailers will open their doors, so you’ll need to stay on your toes if you’re looking to buy PS5 today. 

How to buy PS5 when stock lands

When PS5 stock does arrive, how do you make sure it’s yours? If you’re well positioned you can make the most of that first opportunity to buy PS5 and leap ahead of the crowds, but of course that’s easier said than done. There are some things you can do beforehand, however, to make sure you’re not left wondering where to buy PS5 at the end of the day.

1. Find your retailers
Use the list above to keep checking your retailers alongside our constant stock updates to make sure you’re always clued in on where to buy PS5 at any given moment. We’d recommend prioritising larger retailers as they’re the most likely to offer up more PS5 stock and are also already set up for fast shipping as well. 

2. Prepare your wallet
We’re sure you’ve already prepared to spend some cash today, but having your details at the ready will save you valuable time when that first wave of stock hits. Better yet, if you’re comfortable saving your payment details or using PayPal you’re in for a much less stressful experience.

3. Sign in
If you already have an account with select retailers, be sure to sign in ahead of launch. Not only will you save time adding your email address and shipping information later on, but it makes tracking your order a lot easier as well. Of course, if you’re not comfortable signing in or creating an account, keep your email address and shipping information handy for a quick copy and paste when you’re against the clock.

4. Find the product page
We’ll be linking you straight to the product page of either the PS5 or the PS5 Digital Edition when stock does arrive. However, if you’re going it alone you’ll want to make sure you’re on the correct product page ahead of time to avoid spending those crucial seconds searching for the PS5 itself on a retailer website. Plus, if demand skyrockets, sites run the risk of crashing which can be particularly frustrating if you’re still trying to navigate the virtual aisles. 

5. Don’t give up
If all is going to plan but stock runs out at the final hurdle don’t give up. Over the pre-order period, and during the Xbox launch, we were seeing stock flashing in and out within seconds which means a speedy refresh can propel you straight to the front of the line as stock becomes available again. This goes for those wondering where to buy PS5 later in the day as well. 

What is the PS5 price?

The PS5 price is $499 (£449 / AU$749.95). That puts it at the same price point as the Xbox Series X, but that shouldn’t come as a surprise to many, seeing as it’s difficult to imagine the PS5 price exceeding $500 when it’s up against the affordable spread put out by Microsoft.

However, the cheaper PS5 Digital Edition price is $399.99 (£359.99 / AU$599.95), which does flag some concerns considering the Xbox Series S’s $299 price tag. However, the PS5 Digital Edition will run the same specs as the fully-fledged console, further cementing its position in the market as a high value for money option. 

That means bargain hunters can still experience everything the PS5 has to offer while foregoing the opportunity to play physical PS4 and PS5 games or save cash by buying in the second-hand market. It’s an excellent proposition that will certainly capture those going for sheer value for money at launch.

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