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PlayStation 5 pricing: Everything you need to know

The PS5 can get pricey, especially if you need it soon.

Published onDecember 25, 2021

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The PlayStation 5 has been out since November 2020, but it’s still nearly impossible to find over a year later. Limited restocks haven’t made it any easier to track down Sony’s latest console. They disappear nearly instantly after they become available from main retailers. Those who have a PlayStation 5 likely had to wait in line overnight, be fast at getting it online, or get it highly overpriced from resellers.

Although you’ll have a tough time getting your hands on a PS5, that means you’ve had plenty of time to save up your hard-earned cash. Now you’re ready to get one. Here’s everything you need to know about the PS5 price, as well as where you should hopefully be able to find the console.

Read more: PS4 vs. PS5 — Should I upgrade?

PS5 price for both editions

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The PS5 price for the standard edition (the one with a disc drive) is $499.99 in the US. The PS5 price for the digital edition (the one without a disc drive) sets you back $399.99 in the US. Folks up in Canada have to pay CAD 629 for the standard edition and CAD 499 for the digital edition.

In Europe, pricing is about the same at €499 for the standard edition and €399 for the digital edition. In the UK, the PS5 price is £449 and £359, respectively. Finally, in Japan, the price runs ¥49,980 for the standard edition and ¥39,980 for the digital edition. In India, the PS5 with a disc drive comes in at Rs. 49,990, whereas the digital edition costs Rs. 39,990.

Also read: Sony PlayStation 5 review

Where can I buy a PS5?

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If you see a site proclaiming that they will have the PlayStation 5 in stock, be ready. It’s bound to sell out almost instantly, so you may spend precious time coming up empty-handed. The console has been popping up at major retailers here and there over the past year, and patience is the name of the game. Do your best to stick with reputable retailers and avoid the resale market — most sites are bound to price-gouge pretty heavily on the PS5.

Check out the buttons below for the PS5 product pages at all major retailers. Of course, we can’t promise that any of them are in stock, but these links should get you to the right places.

What about resellers?

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If you really want a PlayStation 5 ASAP and would rather not go through the hassles of getting one from an official store, the only real option is to get one from a third-party reseller, and likely overpay for it. We would advise against this, but also understand how bad this supply shortage can be, and you might not have the time to go out of your way to get that PlayStation 5 at MSRP. If you must, there are a few things to keep in mind.

For starters, buying any product from a random reseller can be dangerous. You might fall subject to scams or fraud. Always be sure to check, and preferably test, the PS5 before handing your cash over. Also, try to meet at a safe place to ensure no one is trying to take your money by force. Furthermore, keep in mind buying things from anyone other than authorized resellers might mean you get no warranty rights.

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If you’re conscious of all the dangers and still want to move forward, it would at least be preferable if you get your resale market PS5 from a relatively safe website. Our favorites would be eBay, Amazon, and Swappa.

What bundles does Sony offer?

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While you won’t find any deals on the brand-new PlayStation 5, Best Buy seems to be the place to be if you want a PS5 bundle. The retailer has a total of ten to choose from, each with its own add-ons. Unfortunately, they’re all out of stock, but here are the details for each one:

PS5 standard edition bundles:

PS5 digital edition bundles:

Are you looking for games too?

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Sony launched some serious games since the release of the PS5. The titles cover pretty much all genres, and there are plenty more to come. We can’t list them all here, but you can feel free to read a few highlights in the link below.

More: The best PS5 games out there

If you’re having trouble getting your hands on a PlayStation 5, getting another console might be your best bet. Sony’s gaming console is one of the most popular ones, after all. Check the link below to see which are your best options.

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