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PS5 pre-order guide: The latest availability updates

PS5 pre-order guide price and launch date updates
From left to right, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition (Image credit: Sony)

Update September 25 at 10:02 am: PS5 pre-orders will be available at GameStop brick and mortar stores-only starting today. 

Sony PlayStation 5 pre-orders went live prematurely at select US retailers and sold out within minutes. Initially scheduled to open on September 17, PS5 preorders are currently unavailable at just about every retailer. 

As we reported, Sony assures enthusiastic gamers that more PS5 consoles will be available soon. The base PS5 console is priced at $499, whereas the PS5 Digital Edition costs $399. Both consoles are slated for a November 12 release date in the US and Canada. 

Sony's next-gen gaming console features fast loading, a speedy SSD, haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio technology.

How much does the PS5 cost? 

The Sony PS5 console costs $499, whereas the disc-less PS5 Digital Edition is priced at $399. Responding to PS5 price concerns ahead if its launch, PlayStation chief executive Jim Ryan, told BBC that the PS5 will "emphasize value as opposed to price."

"Conventional wisdom and history show that our business is one of the more recession-proof businesses. But I think this will sharpen our need to ensure that we focus on getting the value equation right, " Ryan said.

Where can I preorder the PS5?

You can preorder the Sony PS5 from just about every electronics retailer including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and Target. You can also get one from Newegg and Sam's Club.  

Although PS5 preorder status reached sold out status within minutes, there's a slight chance that they may reopen. The Sony PS5 will be available for purchase on November 12 at Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target and Walmart. 

Sony PlayStation 5 (Preorder): $499 @ Amazon
Amazon opened preorders for the base model PS5, but stock is sold out fast. You can check the link often to see if preorders will reopen or request to receive an email notification when the PS5 becomes available. View Deal

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.View Deal

Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (Preorder): $399 @ Best Buy
If you prefer disc-less gaming, Best Buy also offers the PS5 Digital Edition. It has all the same features as the main PS5 console, just no disc support. You can pay for console outright or finance at $33.34/mo. for 12-months.View Deal

Sony PlayStation 5: $499 @ GameStop
You can preorder the PS5 for $499 at GameStop. Pay up front or pay $124.99 over 4 payments. GameStop also offers a 1 and 2-year product replacement pan for $49.99 and $79.99, respectively. View Deal

Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (Preorder): $399 @ GameStop
The Digital Edition PS5 at GameStop can be yours in 4 payments of $99.99 if you don't want to spend $399 outright, GameStop also offers a 1 and 2-year product replacement pan for $39.99 and $59.99, respectively. View Deal

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. View Deal

Sony PlayStation 5 (Preorder) : for $499 @ Target
Preorders for the PS5 are sold out at Target, but the console should be in stock on its November 12 release date. The store offers a 2-year protection plan for $63.View Deal

Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Edition (Preorder): $399 @ Target
For disc-less gaming, you can also buy the Sony PlayStation 5 Digital Edition from Target on its release date. The 2-year protection plan pricing starts at $47.
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