If you’ve seen enough and you’re ready to put money down on Sony’s new-generation console, then the time is now. We don’t know what the supply situation will be like for the PS5, but now that the price has been announced ($500 with an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive, $400 without), and despite Sony’s initial statement that pre-orders will start tomorrow, retailers are lining up to take your money.
Posts on social media have indicated GameStop locations are doing in-person pre-orders, albeit with very limited availability, while online a couple of retailers have started to offer the console. Pre-orders were briefly available on Walmart.com earlier but now appear to be sold out, and as of this writing the $500 console is available on Target’s website, but that will probably change soon.
We’ll keep an eye out for more sales and update this post as necessary — drop a note in the comments if you see something first.
Update (8:15 PM ET): Many of you are reporting that Target is already sold out. We haven’t seen pre-orders available elsewhere yet (Best Buy and Amazon most notably, although an Amazon placeholder page briefly appeared here), will update again when there’s more information available.
Update 2 (8:25 PM ET): GameStop has officially announced it’s taking pre-orders for the PS5. However, most people who’ve tried are unable to access the website at all. If you get an error message saying you’re blocked, then you’re in good company. If it works, then you may be able to get a system by clicking here.
GameStop PlayStation 5 – $499
GameStop PlayStation 5 Digital Edition – $399
Best Buy tweeted a link to its pre-order page too, but from here it appears mostly blank.
Pre-order the new PlayStation 5 now.
And don’t forget to add an extra controller, new headset and your favorite games while you’re at it.
— Best Buy (@BestBuy) September 17, 2020
Make you wait to get the new #PlayStation5? Nah, that’s not like us. Go on, preorder it NOW!
— Walmart (@Walmart) September 16, 2020