PS5 deals and pre-order bundles

Released worldwide some time in Holiday 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.

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. 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. While we’ve still not seen what PlayStation 5 will look like, Sony has drip-fed us plenty of insightful titbits that help paint a clearer picture.

For one, we know that PlayStation 5 will continue to be the home of many great franchise sequels like the inevitable God of War 2 and the second Marvel’s Spider-Men as well as all-new blockbuster exclusives like Gearbox’s looter-slasher Godfall. The new console has already been confirmed to support discs in addition to digital media, indicating that it will cater to players of all preferences.

When is the PS5 release date?

Currently, we have nothing more specific than ‘Holiday 2020’ for the official release of the PS5, but based on previous console launches, we can pinpoint the release date with a solid degree of accuracy.

While both Sony and Microsoft will be keen to be the ones to launch their console first, we predict both will hold off until November. In Sony’s case, this is when the original PS4 and PS4 Pro both launched, and was the intended release month for the PS3 before it was delayed in Europe. November is traditionally the biggest month of the year for gaming retail, hence why November is popular.

All the initial versions of the four PlayStation consoles have launched in Europe on a Friday, and that’s likely to be the case again, given Friday is now the gaming industry’s de facto day to launch new games and hardware. However, Sony will want to avoid the final Friday in November 2020, as this is Black Friday. They’ll no doubt want their new flagship console to get the limelight all to itself.

For these reasons, we’re predicting that the most likely PS5 release date is Friday 13th, November 2020.

The most powerful PlayStation console released

The next generation of consoles will bring with it a much higher level of graphical fidelity, with further refinements made to reduce load times and push faster frame rates. The PlayStation 5 will achieve this using a bespoke 8-core AMD chipset and a custom SSD. PSVR will also continue to be supported, with all pre-existing headsets compatible with PS4 already confirmed to work with PlayStation 5. We’ll know for sure in a few short months, but PS5 will be the most powerful PlayStation ever.

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.

PlayStation 5 Specs

Release Date Holiday 2020
Price TBA
RAM 24GB total with reportedly 20GB GDDR6
Storage 825GB Custom SSD
Ray Tracing Yes
Backwards Compatibility Yes (initially only 100 PS4 games)
Maximum Resolution 8k
Chipset Bespoke 8-core AMD
Maximum Framerate 120 frames per second