How to buy PS5 today: all the retailers with stock available

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With Sony’s new console now live in the UK, many are wondering where to buy PS5 around the world. That’s why we’re here bringing you all the latest updates on how to buy PS5 today, and where you can find more stock in the near future. 

You’ll find all the retailers we expect to offer PS5 restocks just below, as well as the latest updates on inventory levels, when to expect more chances to buy PS5 and our top tips on securing your new console. If you’re in the UK, we expect to see new waves of stock hitting the shelves over the next few days, but if you’re in the US you might not have to wait long. 

Walmart is set to take its stock live at 3pm EST, which means you’ll want to be prepped and ready if you’re looking to buy PS5 today. You’ll find all the latest updates on where to buy PS5 right here, with new stock information and our own top tips on securing your next-gen console. 

Find out where to buy PS5 in the US

You’ll find all our expert tips for how to buy PS5 today just below. If you’ve been unable to buy PS5 this morning, however, there’s likely to be more chances in the form of PS5 restocks throughout the day. We’d recommend checking through the quick links below regularly and following our top tips on how to buy PS5 further down the page as well. 

The UK’s launch has gone much the same way as we saw in the US last week. Retailers Very, Currys, Amazon, Game, John Lewis and Studio have all launched their first waves of stock but we’re expecting more chances to buy PS5 in the form of restocks in the near future.

Things will move quickly when the opportunity to buy PS5 does present itself, so you’ll want to be in the right place at the right time for this one.

PS5: Check latest stock updates at Amazon US


Everyone’s waiting for PS5 stock to drop at Amazon, which means you’ll want to be one of the first in line when it does. As a massive online retailer, Amazon may well have more stock to play with today so we’ll keep this link here in case consoles go live soon.


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PS5: check latest stock updates at Amazon UK


Amazon had the PS5 in stock this morning, but things look pretty sold out right now. We wouldn’t sleep on this one, though. Keep refreshing because restocks could go live at any moment. We’ve seen success from clicking on another PS5 product (the controller or headset, for example) and then returning to the console as well.  


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Where to buy PS5 in the US

If you need to know where to buy PS5 quickly, and chances are you do, you’ll find all the latest PS5 stock updates from retailers likely to carry day one units just below. Keep checking these links as you never know when more consoles will hit the shelves. 

So far we’ve seen the PS5 Digital Edition selling out faster in the US, which is to be expected as it’s the cheaper console and sold extremely quickly over the pre-order period. We’re bringing you all the latest information on where to buy PS5 Digital Edition just below, so keep checking those links.

Where to buy PS5 in the UK

Check the quick links below to find out where to buy PS5 in the UK today. We’ve already seen Amazon, Very, John Lewis, Currys, Game and Studio take their stock live but site issues and an incredible demand made it difficult to buy PS5. Keep checking the retailers below, then, because you never know when more units will become available. 

Where to buy PS5 accessories

PS5 DualSense controller: £59 at Amazon


Grab the PS5 DualSense controller for £59 at Amazon – that’s a whole 99p cheaper than other retailers. Generally, though, Amazon has had a good supply of PS5 controllers over the course of the last few months so we expect stock to be fairly reliable here today.


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PS5 HD camera: £49.99 at Amazon


The PS5 HD camera is currently in stock at Amazon for £49.99. If you’re going to be using those onboard streaming options or pairing your PlayStation VR with your new console, then, this is a must-buy.


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Previously in stock – PS5 Pulse 3D headset: £89.99 at Currys


Currys previously had stock of the Pulse 3D headset up for grabs. Things moved fast here, but stay tuned for more updates on grabbing the new headset for your console.


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Out of stock – PS5 DualSense charging station: £24.99 at Amazon


If you picked up an extra controller with your new console, this DualSense charging station is a great way to keep your gamepads topped up. It’s been out of stock for a while though as it’s such a popular accessory – keeping checking in then because you never know when more may arrive.


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PS5 games for pre-order at Game


You’ll need something to play once you get your hands on the next-gen console, and while PS5 bundles may still be a pipe dream you can still order your launch titles ready for the big day as well. Game has the biggest repertoire of UK retailers right now, with everything from Demon’s Souls to Sackboy: A Big Adventure available.


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Where can you buy PS5 today?

Amazon


Amazon has set its main PS5 stock live, though we’re yet to hear from the Digital Edition. As you would expect, this has now sold out though we would keep refreshing as more units are likely on their way.


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Very


Very was also offering the chance to buy PS5, though stock on the individual console was gone in seconds. We saw inventory sticking around a lot longer when paired with full priced accessories, however, and Very has regularly refreshed its stock over the Xbox launch day and console pre-order period. Definitely keep checking in with this one then.


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Currys


Currys has had a rough morning. Between early glitches allowing some to purchase early this morning, site crashes, and a delay in their promised 9am launch, the retailer has now conceded and stated that no more consoles will be available today. We’d keep checking back over the days ahead, however.


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Game


Game was another retailer plagued by site issues when first launching its PS5 stock today. We’ve seen queues come and go, early stock fly off the shelves, crashing pages and the spinning wheel of death but at the time of writing, some bundles are available to pre-order via the dreaded queue.


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How to buy PS5: FAQs

It’s not easy to buy PS5 today, so you’ll find answers to some of the top questions many shoppers have right now just below. 

How to buy PS5: top tips

1. Find your retailers


The list above will keep you on top of all the latest PS5 stock updates as soon as they come in, but you should keep checking frequently as you never know when more stock will land and you might get lucky.

2. Prepare your wallet


You’re likely already steeled against the PS5 price, but you’ll want to make sure your retailers know that. Prepare your card and shipping details in a separate page or store them with your retailers of choice for a faster checkout.

3. Sign in


You may already have an account with your favourite retailers, but be sure to sign in ahead of stock. This will steal valuable seconds from your order at checkout and you’ll need all the time you can get to buy PS5 today. Plus, you can often save your checkout details with your login (if you’re comfortable doing this) and track your order a little easier. We’d recommend making accounts for each retailer offering PS5 stock today as well.


4. Find the product page


You don’t want to be left navigating the virtual aisles when the chance to buy PS5 does arrive. We’ll be linking straight out to product pages here when stock does land, but if you’re going it alone be sure to have the relevant pages queued up for your search. 

5. Don’t give up


There’s likely to be plenty of chances to buy PS5 in the UK today, though you’ll need to be quick. If you come up unlucky however, keep refreshing the retailer’s page – we’ve seen stock return for quickfire refreshes in a matter of minutes in the past so you don’t want to give up at the first hurdle.

When will you be able to buy PS5?

Retailers have announced certain launch times when you can buy PS5 today, with the next drop due at Amazon at midday. We’d keep checking in until then, as we’ve already seen the 9am slot go live with John Lewis and Studio and Currys took to the shelves even earlier this morning. 

Should you buy PS5 today?

With stock looking low and delivery dates being pushed back, it’s worth wondering if you need to buy PS5 today. In general, we would say that the earlier you can get your hands on Sony’s next generation console the better. We don’t know what stock is going to look like for the next few months so the sooner your delivery date (however delayed that might be from today) the better. 

However, if you’re after bundle deals and can hold off, you might want to think about buying PS5 when stock settles down further into the new year. 

Should you buy PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition?

You can buy one of two version of the PS5 today – the standard disk version, or the Digital Edition. The former allows you to play your physical PS4 and PS5 games, however you can still access your downloaded PS4 titles on the Digital Edition as well. 

The cheaper £359 PS5 Digital Edition doesn’t have a disk drive, but still runs the same specs as the full fat console. That means you can buy PS5 for less today and you’ll still be running the latest tech from Sony. 

However, there’s only 825GB in this SSD and that’s going to fill up quickly, provided you don’t grab an external HDD for your PS4 games. If you’ve got a substantial physical collection already then it might be worth upgrading to the main console. 

That said, it’s difficult to buy PS5 either way right now, with launch seeing an incredibly limited number of consoles hitting the shelves. While we wouldn’t necessarily advise settling for the console you can get (there’s going to be more chances to buy PS5 in the future, and it’s a lot of cash to be taking second best with), if you’re set on buying PS5 today you might have to take what you find. 

You’ll need some new gear when you do buy PS5 – check out the best PS5 accessories, all the latest PS5 games, and our review of PS5 Pulse 3D headset

November 19, 2020
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