Where to pre-order the PlayStation 5 in Australia
The fifth PlayStation console is set to launch on 12 November. We've rounded up all the places you can pre-order the PS5 in Australia.
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After seven highly successful years, the sun is finally about to set on the PlayStation 4. On 12 November 2020, Sony will launch its next-generation video game console, the PlayStation 5 (PS5). Featuring vastly improved graphics with almost no load times, a brand new controller and a bevy of fresh first-party IP, it's poised to profoundly change the gaming landscape. Crucially, it's also backwards compatible with thousands of PlayStation 4 games, which means your old games will work on the new system.
Pre-orders have now started to drop, with more online stores expected to join the fray in the next 24 hours. Here are the sites where you can pre-order the console right now.
Update: Pre-order stock is currently sold out, but you can register at the links below to be first in line when the second batch is released.
Where to pre-order the PlayStation 5
How much does the PlayStation 5 cost?
Sony will be releasing two consoles at launch: the standard edition and an all-digital version that lacks an optical disc drive (otherwise, the specifications are identical.)
- The PlayStaton 5 Standard Edition will cost $749.95
- PlayStaton 5 Digital Edition will cost $599.95
PS5 games are tipped to be more expensive; expect to pay around $10 more than full-priced current-gen titles. You can find a full list of every confirmed PS5 game here.
Which version should you buy?
Sony is launching two different versions of the PlayStation 5: the standard model and an all-digital option that lacks an optical disc drive. The latter version will retail for less but you won't be able to play physical games or Blu-ray/DVD movies. Instead, all media needs to be streamed or downloaded through an Internet connection. (Sony hasn't revealed how this will affect backwards compatibility with PS4 games. Hopefully, some form of proof-of-purchase will be utilised so that you can download and play your old games.)
With the exception of the disc slot, the two versions are identical beneath the hood. If you rarely use physical media, then the all-digital version might be worth considering to save some money. However, if you like watching Blu-ray movies and don't want to clutter your home entertainment unit with extra hardware, go for the standard edition.
Where to buy PlayStation 5 products online
As an online marketplace selling an almost endless selection of products, Amazon is a go-to for PS5 games and gaming accessories. It also provides access to international sellers, particularly from the US.
- Free delivery on eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
- Express delivery available
- 24/7 customer service
- Easy returns
365Games is inviting customers to register their interest in the PlayStation 5. Although based in the UK, the store ships to Australia for a flat shipping fee of £2.99 per item (around AUD$5.)
- Flat-rate delivery fee of £2.99 per item
- 30-day returns
- Secure payment options
- Loyalty program available
eBay is a great place to shop for the PS5, as you can easily compare products and prices from various sellers in the one place. If the console sells out, you can also buy it from resellers as a last resort.
- Free delivery on eligible items with an eBay Plus membership
- New products added daily
- Shop by guaranteed delivery date
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- Huge range of Nintendo Switch games and accessories are also available
- Click and collect available
- Shop with Afterpay
- Refurbished consoles are available for reduced prices
- Frequent sales, especially around peak periods like Christmas
- Click and collect available
- Express delivery and three-hour rush delivery is available
- Returns accepted
- Price match guarantee
- One-hour click and collect available
- Live chat available 7 days a week
- Reserve products online to pick up in store
- Frequent sales and low prices
- Shop with Afterpay
- Huge range of games and accessories available
- Lay-by available
Which of these retailers offer free delivery?
- Sony: Free delivery on eligible items
- Amazon: Free delivery on eligible items with an Amazon Prime membership
- Kogan: Free delivery on eligible items or with a Kogan First membership
- Catch: Free delivery on eligible items with a Club Catch membership
- OzGameShop: Free delivery on orders over $50
- eBay: Free delivery on eligible items with an eBay Plus membership
- Target: Free delivery on orders over $80
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