Update on September 29 at 11:05am ET: Some Sony fans who scored a PS5 pre-order were greeted with terrible news: the console won't arrive until 2021. VGC reports that GameStop Ireland has told some customers to wait until next year for their PS5. They have the option to cancel their order or continue to wait in line. Amazon has also warned of PS5 and Xbox Series X delays.
GameStop replenished stock last week but quickly sold out of consoles. That doesn't mean you won't have another chance of pre-ordering the PS5 before its launch. Sony promised to deliver more stock so we could see other retailers re-open pre-orders in the coming days and weeks. We'll keep this page updated with the latest stock alerts and you can use the links below for a direct path to PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition pre-order pages.
Didn't snatch a PS5 pre-order before they sold out? You could get a second chance. PS5 pre-orders went back in stock in the US, Canada and the UK, but the second wave quickly sold out. There is a chance more pre-orders become available in the coming days and weeks ahead of the PS5's November 12 launch.
The demand to pre-order a PS5 is immeasurable so you'll need to be quick-fingered to snag a console before they go out of stock again. One way to stay ahead of the game is by bookmarking this page and checking the links below for stock updates. You can also sign-up for stock alerts with each retailer but they tend to be unreliable. "
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GameStop made more PS5 pre-orders available after the initial botched launch, but the second wave sold out within hours.
If you still weren't able to secure a console, check out Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Walmart or the GameStop website. We can't guarantee all of these stores will have more PS5 pre-orders but it's worth checking in should they receive more units to sell.
We are pleased to announce that further quantities of PS5 consoles will be made available to pre-order at https://t.co/hfsGYTcy0V and in GameStop stores tomorrow, Friday 9/25. pic.twitter.com/EbRMkAe5RWSeptember 24, 2020
The first PS5 pre-order wave was a disaster. Retailers jumped the gun, listing the console a day early. Websites instantly crashed, customers were shown errors during checkout, and the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition went in and out of stock seemingly at random. Sony now appears to be taking a more measured approach, trickling out more stock up until launch on November 12.
PS5 pre-orders: Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target
Sony PlayStation 5 (Preorder): $499 @ Best Buy
Unleash new gaming possibilities with the new Sony PS5. Experience lightning fast loading with an ultra-high speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers, and 3D Audio, and an all-new generation of incredible PlayStation games.
Ultimate PlayStation 5 Digital Bundle (Preorder): $759 @ GameStop
GameStop's PS5 Ultimate Digital Edition bundle includes a DualSense Charging Station, a Pulse 3D Headset, 1-year of PlayStation Plus and a $100 PlayStation Store gift card. You can pay buy it now and pay later with 4 payments of $189.99.
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Phillip Tracy is the assistant managing editor at Laptop Mag where he reviews laptops, phones and other gadgets while covering the latest industry news. After graduating with a journalism degree from the University of Texas at Austin, Phillip became a tech reporter at the Daily Dot. There, he wrote reviews for a range of gadgets and covered everything from social media trends to cybersecurity. Prior to that, he wrote for RCR Wireless News covering 5G and IoT. When he's not tinkering with devices, you can find Phillip playing video games, reading, traveling or watching soccer.