GameStop, Best Buy Have PS5 Preorders, But the Sites Are Slammed | IGN

The Sony PS5 is now available for preorder! At least in theory. With major retailers like Best Buy and Walmart going down for hours at a time, PlayStation 5 preorders haven’t exactly rolled out smoothly. But we’re here to help. Here’s how to get your hands on a shiny new PS5 or PS5 Digital Edition.

Where to Preorder PS5

Latest update (11:08 PM EST): BestBuy’s PS5 preorders seem to be sold out for now. GameStop PS5 preorders are coming on and offline, but may now be fully sold out as well.

These links below are your first and best choice from buying a PS5. None of them had easy-to-purchase stock last time we checked, but things are changing rapidly! We’re always keeping these links up to date, so check these first:

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Walmart put out a statement saying if you missed out on preordering through its website, you’ll be able to “pre-order in Walmart stores on 9/22 for $499 (digital edition for $399).”

Amazon’s placeholder page initially had item details, but it has since been taken it down. If an Amazon link or other retailer link changes or is swapped we will update this pages to always maintain the latest, so keep checking back.

Sony started sending out invitations for preorders to those who signed up on their site. Check your inbox to see if you have one. If so, you can grab yours on Friday.

Also, while you’re here, you can get much more immediate stock updates by following IGN Deals on Twitter.

GameStop PS5 Preorder Bundles

If you don’t mind paying more, but also getting more, when you preorder PS5, check out one of these preorder bundles at GameStop:

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Preorders for PS5 were supposed to begin in full tomorrow, September 17, at certain retailers, according to a tweet from Sony. But with Walmart, Best Buy, Target, and GameStop all putting up their preorders early, we aren’t sure what that means for the “official” PS5 preorder date. Maybe they’ll have more stock, or maybe they’re now fully sold out. We’ll let you know as soon as things change.

PS5 Game Preorders

Most AAA PS5 launch and launch window games are now thankfully up for preorder from most retailers, including Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Assassin’s Creed Valhalla. As Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and others bring more games online we’re adding to and expanding these lists:

Amazon PS5 Game Preorders

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Best Buy PS5 Game Preorders

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Walmart PS5 Game Preorders

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GameStop PS5 Game Preorders

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PS5 Controllers and Accessory Preorders

PS5 Dualsense controllers are available for preorder for $69.99 from almost every major retailer, for now only in signature while. We’re still waiting to see if we’ll get any other Dualsense colors before launch.

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PS5 Release Date, Price, and Recent News

Both versions of the PS5, with or without a disc drive, have a November 12 release date in the US. And we now know how much PS5 costs: $499 for the standard version, and $399 for the discless digital-only model.

Earlier, developers shared their takes on the SSD and 3D Audio features of the upcoming console. It’s shaping up to be a very cool console. Sony also set up a page for PS Plus members to sign up for a chance to secure a PS5 preorder directly from Sony.

We also got news Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart is definitely a PS5 launch game, but during Gamescom it was confirmed to be a “launch window” game, which could mean anything.

If you’re just here for the console wars, you can check out our article on where to sign up for Xbox Series X preorders.

Where to Preorder PS5 in the UK

The “global rollout” for PS5’s release happens on November 19. Here’s where you can find links for PS5 preorders in the UK:

Pre-orders for UK retailer GAME have gone up early, and you can currently pre-order a number of different PS5 bundles from the online retailer. PS5 games have also gone up for pre-order, alongside several new accessories. PS5 costs £449.99 from GAME, with the digital edition costing £359.99.

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Will PS5 Be Easy to Get?

So far, it’s been very tough. Sure, lots of people have preordered their PS5 or PS5 Digital, but it’s not without a few hiccups or total site-outages.

PS5 Price

The PS5 standard console with a disc drive costs $499, while the discless version will cost $399.

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PS5 Game Prices

The good news is we know games like Far Cry 6 support free upgrades from PS4 to PS5. While it looked as though all PS5 and Xbox Series X games will cost $70, more recent developments seem to point to publishers holding onto the current $59.99 price for many new games, at least for the time being. It appears now many first-party Sony PS5 games will cost $70 after all, including Demon’s Souls and Destruction All Stars. However, Spider-Man: Miles Morales has a $50 price tag, and looks amazing by the way.

For a look at the first round of PS5 games, make sure to check out our guide to the PS5 launch game line-up.

Will My PS4 Controller Work on PS5?

No. Well, not at least for PS5 games. Sony confirmed the DualShock 4 won’t work for playing PS5 games, but you WILL be able to use your existing PS4 controllers to play “supported PS4 games.” Speaking of which…

Will PS5 Be Backwards Compatible?

Yes. Well, for PS4, we know some supported games will work. In a (now removed) entry on its support page, Ubisoft said of PS5 backwards compatibility it “will be available for supported PlayStation 4 titles, but will not be possible for PlayStation 3, PlayStation 2, or PlayStation games.” So unlike Xbox, which is leaning into backwards compatibility all the way back to the original Xbox as a selling point, it looks like PS5 backwards compatibility comes with some asterisks.

However, Sony introduced the PlayStation Plus Collection, Sony’s answer to Xbox Game Pass. At launch, PS Plus members will be able to download and play some of the biggest PS4 games as part of their subscription.

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