PS5 pre-orders now available
Released in the UK on November 19th 2020, Console Deals is the only website you’ll need to compare the best prices on the PS5, including deals on the console itself and on bundles. We compare offers from dozens of UK retailers, so be sure to check back regularly for all the latest PS5 pre-order news.
The PlayStation 4 platform is currently enjoying great financial and critical success, having launched in 2013 to quickly sell 100 million units and become the most popular home video game console. Holiday 2020 will see it replaced with the imminent arrival of PlayStation 5, however, kicking off a totally new generation with lots to look forward to.
Our first look at several PlayStation 5 titles arrived in June, with some already available to pre-order. Three of the PS4’s biggest exclusives, Marvel’s Spider-Man, God of War and Horizon Zero Dawn are both getting sequels (Spider-Man: Miles Morales, God of War Ragnorok and Horizon II: Forbidden West). Major new projects from third party studios include Counterplay Games’ Godfall, Bethesda’s Ghostwire: Tokyo and Capcom’s Resident Evil Village. We’re also seeing entries in classic PlayStation series, with a fourth mainline Crash Bandicoot game and a new Ratchet and Clank adventure to look forward to.
When is the PS5 release date?
We finally have a confirmed release date for both the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition – November 19th. This is a week later than some other territories, including the US, and – more significantly – is nine days later than we’ll be getting the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. Historically, the console that has launched first has had a big advantage, so we’ll see what sort of effect this has on the PS5’s fortunes over the coming months!
When will PS5 pre-orders be available?
Now that we have a confirmed release date for the PS5, pre-orders should be imminent. We’ll keep you updated with information as and when we get it, but be prepared; there have been plenty of reports flying around that the worldwide health crisis has resulted in Sony struggling to produce enough consoles to match demand, so you’ll want to pre-order to avoid disappointment.
What will the PS5 cost in the UK?
As well as a release date, we finally have pricing for both the PS5 and the PS5 Digital Edition here in the UK. The PS5 console will set you back an RRP of £499.99, while the PS5 Digital Edition will retail at £359.99. The PS5 is therefore the same price at launch as the Xbox Series X, Microsoft’s new flagship console, which sets up a very intriguing battle between the two consoles. Meanwhile the PS5 Digital Edition will come in at £110 more than the Xbox Series S, but that isn’t a like-for-like comparison given the PS5 has all the power of the main console, while the Series S has reduced power in addition to no disc drive.