PlayStation 5 Stock Alerts
We're monitoring PlayStation 5 stock with all of our partner retailers. The current allocation of PS5 stock has sold out, but there has been talk of a very small allocation before Christmas. To keep on top of stock alerts we advise to join our Discord channel and sign up to our mailing list:
Update: As of today, November 19th, 2020, the PS5 is officially available! We'll be keeping you across all the latest stock developments to do what we can to help you secure one of the most sought-after pieces of tech - please check the above table and keep an eye on our social channels for all the latest.
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Blockbuster franchises will return in 2020 exclusive to PS5
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. November 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. Two of the PS4’s biggest exclusives, Marvel’s Spider-Man and Horizon Zero Dawn are both getting sequels (Spider-Man: Miles Morales 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?
Update: The PS5 has launched today - stock is scarce, so make sure to keep up to date using the table above to help you grab a console!
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!
Will there be PS5 stock on launch day?
The PS5 is already proving immensely popular, with record setting pre-orders and a huge amount of hype combined with the global health crisis that has meant a lot more people are looking to pick up a console. However, despite this, we do expect a small amount of stock will be available on November 19th across both the standard and digital editions of the PlayStation 5. If you've not already secured a pre-order, then you'll need to be on the ball to pick up any of the remaining PS5 consoles. We expect some retailers will launch their stock at midnight on the morning of the 19th, while others are likely to drip feed it out throughout the day, starting in the morning.
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.
A revised controller design for PlayStation 5
While the final aesthetic for the actual console remains a mystery, a good indication of what it will look like can probably be clued in by the PS5 controller. The DualSense replaces the Dualshock as the PlayStation 5’s official gamepad of choice, shaking up the design and baking in several new modern features that make for the ultimate immersive experience. Adaptative triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons, for example, allows the controller to depict the feel of in-game actions as realistically as possible. As such, drawing back a bowstring or firing a gun delivers the appropriate haptic feedback.
The DualSense PS5 controller also features a built-in mic, removing the need for players to use a dedicated headset for chat. Then you have the revised lightbar and touchpad design, which is a lot less garish compared to how the DualShock 4 handled the concept. Also gone is the dedicated “Share” button, now replaced by the ominous “Create” button that PlayStation has yet to elaborate on outside of teasing how it will offer “new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world”. The DualSense controller will arrive alongside PlayStation 5 later this year.