Where to buy PS5 2021: Latest PlayStation 5 stock updates.
The PlayStation 5 is already on sale in the United States and the United Kingdom, but stock is still scarce. So this is where you can try to get your PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition.
If you are thinking of going to a physical store to buy new stock – don’t do it. Sony said that in addition to previously booked orders, there will be no new inventory in physical stores at this time.
The standard PS5 with disk drive costs $499 or £449, while the PS5 Digital Edition costs $399 or £359.
The standard price of the PlayStation 5 is on par with the Xbox Series X, so it looks like Sony waited to find out what Microsoft was doing before launching the final prices. In some countries, however, the PS5 works a little more expensive.
The PS5 Digital Edition costs $100 / £110 more than the Xbox Series S but has a better specification list as it is essentially identical to the standard PS5, only without a 4K Blu-ray drive.
Several packages are available, including the DualSense controller, while there is also a charging dock, headphones, HD camera, and a media remote control as accessories available.
What happened when the consoles went on sale?
As with the last batch of inventory arrivals, the PS5’s initial pre-order was VERY random, with different retailers announcing inventory at different times and general confusion about what was available and when. Sony tweeted on September 19 to “really apologize” for the mess and said “PS5 orders could have been much smoother. In the next few days, we will be launching more PS5 consoles for the order – retailers will share more details.” That time seems to have come.
Of course, it was tempting to see the ordering race as an intentional marketing ploy – less initial stock always means more excitement and excitement.
The sales dates were fraught with disappointment for many, which has not helped on almost every site that said it had stock.
In fact, Currys in the UK pre-ordered what appeared to be a line of over 100,000 people just to turn around and say the pre-order was “on hold” before finally tweeting that there were actually none-stock. From other customer service tweets ( now excluded ), it appears that the retailer accepted money for consoles that did not exist.
Initially, a group of Amazon UK customers had their deliveries lost. The reports suggested that drivers reported that PS5s were delivered when they were none of these.
This happened to several people. In fact, some people were given random items, like small appliances, while at least some of the people we know were given dog food – yes, you read that right. Amazon corrected this by offering these customers the next available stock as a priority.