PlayStation 5 preorders sold out extremely fast when they went live without notice. Here’s where you can keep up with availability.
We finally know the launch date and prices of the PS5, so the tense search to secure a preorder has begun. Launching November 12 at $500 for the standard console and $400 for the digital edition, the PS5 went up for preorder right after the recent PS5 event, and since then, stock has sold out at all major retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, GameStop, and Target.
GameStop had a second wave of PS5 preorders available to preorder on September 25, both online and in stores, but they sold out quickly. Earlier this week, Antonline had a batch of PS5 preorder bundles available, but those are no longer available either. This means we could see more retailers offering up PS5 preroders before launch next month, but they’ll likely be limited, if at all available.
Right now, you might be able to score a console bundle over at GameFly. The bundle is only available to GameFly members, but as of this writing it still looks to be available. The bundle comes with an extra controller and a copy of Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, a nine-month GameFly gift certificate, and a two-game Elite Plan for $800. If you’re not a member, you can sign up for the service with a free trial and then score the bundle, assuming they’re still around when you’re done registering.
Which retailers will charge you upfront?
You should know that retailers handle preorders differently when it comes to charging your credit card or PayPal. Amazon doesn’t charge your card until the product ships, while GameStop waits until five days before shipment. Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and Sam’s Club will place an authorization hold on your credit card. Though your card won’t actually be charged until the PS5 ships, it’s possible you’ll see a pending charge that will disappear and then come back until release. These authorization holds can affect your available credit.
PS5 accessories in stock:
The Pulse 3D wireless headset is the first PS5 accessory to sell out at all major retailers, and the media remote and DualSense charging station are proving popular as well–both are currently only available at PlayStation Direct. Check out where you can snag all the PS5 accessories currently in stock below, and don’t wait too long if you’re considering buying–we expect it’ll all sell out eventually.