UPDATE 9/17 8:08 PM ET/5:08 PT:
Walmart will offer PS5 preorders again on both models beginning at 9 PM ET/6 PM PT tonight!
Sony PS5 preorders went live last night, to the surprise of everyone. Walmart was the first to go live in the US and GAME UK led the charge in the United Kingdom. What followed was a wild ride of over-stressed websites, multiple purchase attempts, and maybe a few broken dreams. As of this morning, the initial wave of PS5 preorders are sold out everywhere. That includes the bundled deals on PS5 preorders at GameStop.
If you already have a PS5 preorder, or you plan on getting one once they become more widely available, there are plenty of chances to preorder PS5 controllers, games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales, and accessories like the awesome 3D Pulse Wireless PS5 headset.
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Where to Preorder PS5
If PS5 preorders come back online, these are the retail links where you’ll be able to find them. Here’s hoping.
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Last night 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).” However, today Walmart said it will not “proceed with the planned store pre-order to control store traffic and keep our customers safe and socially distanced.” After the initial statement, Walmart said consumer interest in the PS5 online exceeded its expectations, and so it decided to cancel the in-store preorders. It added “customers can still get the console on November 12 when it’s released.”
Amazon’s PS5 preorder page has popped in and out of existence since the PlayStation event yesterday. Initially it was a placeholder page, then it disappeared entirely, only to reappear again for a brief 20 minute window. Twenty minutes is all it took for Amazon PS5 preorders to completely sell out. Some people never even saw the page live, in spite of trying desperately.
Last night 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 (SOLD OUT)
In spite of massive price tags, the preorder bundles at GameStop are also sold out. These include the consoles as well as extra PS5 controllers and accessories, among other extras. Demand for PS5 was high enough people didn’t seem to mind dropping a few hundred extra dollars to secure a bundled deal.
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Preorders for PS5 were supposed to begin in full today, September 17, at certain retailers, according to a tweet from Sony. But that turned out not to be the case, as you might have noticed.
PS5 Dualsense controllers are available for preorder for $69.99 from almost every major retailer, in signature white. We’re still waiting to see if we’ll get any other Dualsense colors before launch.
Amazon PS5 Controller and Accessory Preorders
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Best Buy PS5 Controller and Accessory Preorders
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GameStop PS5 Controller and Accessory Preorders
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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 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:
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UPDATE 11:48 BST: Currys PC World preorder page is now sold out.
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PS5 Game Preorder Deals in the UK
Despite preorders being sold out on GAME for the consoles and bundles, you can still preorder several of the most anticipated games of the year right now from the retailers. See all of the best PS5 game preorder deals below, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Final Fantasy XVI, and more.
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PS5 Dualsense Controllers, Headsets, Charging Ports, and More in the UK
Accessories such as the Duelsense controller, headsets, and more are currently trickling into preorder status. GAME currently has a few up for sale, see below. Amazon is expecting its preorders for accessories to update throughout the day, depending on stock. Keep an eye here for updates.
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PS5 UK Retailer Placeholder Pages
These are all the pages you’ll need to be heading to if you want to get your preorder in as soon as possible when they go live. We will update the page when they do.
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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.
The PS5 standard console with a disc drive costs $499, while the discless version will cost $399.
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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