The PlayStation 5 is finally getting cheaper in Australia
After months of averaging well over $1,000 per console, the PlayStation 5 is starting to come down in price at eBay.
The PlayStation 5 has been almost impossible to buy at Australian retail due to ongoing supply chain issues. This has resulted in exorbitant listings from private sellers, with the asking price often exceeding $1,500. Even the cheaper Digital Edition regularly sells for over a grand.
Fortunately, the tide is slowly turning in the buyer's favour. Whether due to oversaturation or a dip in demand, an increasing number of eBay users are selling brand new PS5 consoles for under $800. A few months ago, this was virtually unheard of.
In fact, I've actually seen listings under the RRP. Last week, I managed to snap up a new Blu-ray Edition PS5 for $650, plus shipping. (It hasn't arrived yet – I'll update this article if there turns out to be any issues.)
Without further ado, here's how to get the best price.
How to buy a cheap PlayStation 5 in Australia
Scoring a comparatively cheap, brand new PS5 on eBay is all about timing. In short, you need to keep checking eBay's PlayStation 5 product page which automatically lists the lowest price for new consoles. Over the past fortnight, I've seen this price shift between $650 and $1,000.
We recommend bookmarking this link and checking back at least once per day. Listings under $1,000 are usually snapped up within minutes of appearing so you need to act quickly.
Naturally, it pays to do some due diligence before buying from a private seller, especially if the price seems too good to be true. Check their seller's history and feedback ratings before you hit that purchase button. If everything looks in order, congratulations: You've just bagged yourself a PlayStation 5 without paying through the nose.
Buy cheap PS5 games
Once you've secured an affordable PlayStation 5 console, you're going to need some games to play on it. Here are some cheap deals that caught our eye on Amazon.
You play as Star-Lord, so nothing's off-limits with your bold combat style, from Element Blasters and jet boot-powered dropkicks to tag-team beat-downs. With the Guardians fighting at your side, call the shots and overwhelm your opponents with signature attacks.
Buy on Amazon for $74.90 (25% off)
Reimagined gameplay creates fundamental advances that you'll feel across every mode in FIFA 22. A goalkeeper rewrite brings more composure and consistency to the most important position on the pitch, new ball physics reimagine every pass, shot and goal, and explosive sprint lets you feel the acceleration of the game's quickest players.
$80.90 (25% off)
For the first time in Battlefield's history, 128 players can join the all-out war at the same time. This colossal player count equals entirely new gameplay opportunities and epic Battlefield moments. Now more than ever, feel the intensity of taking part in massive-scale battles where anything can happen. Supported on Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation5 and PC only; Xbox One and PlayStation4 will be locked at 64 players.
Pre-order on Amazon for $79 (28% off)
Advanced RPG mechanics allow you to shape the growth of your character and influence the world around you. With every choice you make, from political alliances and combat strategy, to dialogue and gear progression, you will carve your own path to glory. Create and customise a unique Viking raider within your clan and share it online with friends to use during their own raids.Buy on Amazon for $39 (61% off)
NBA 2K21 is the latest title in the world-renowned, best-selling NBA 2K series, delivering an industry-leading sports video game experience. With extensive improvements on its best-in-class graphics and gameplay, competitive and community online features, and deep, varied game modes, NBA 2K21 offers one-of-a-kind immersion into all facets of NBA basketball and culture – where Everything is Game.Buy on Amazon for $79 (28% off)
Welcome to Yara, a tropical paradise frozen in time. As the dictator of Yara, Anton Castillo is intent on restoring his nation back to its former glory by any means, with his son, Diego, following in his bloody footsteps. Their ruthless oppression has ignited a revolution. Pre-order now to get access to the Libertad Pack which includes the "Libertad Outfit" for your loyal Chorizo and the state-of-the-art "Discos Locos", a weaponized disc launcher that will make your enemies dance on their own graves.Buy on Amazon for $78 (22% off)
Recruit and play as anyone in the city. Everyone you see has a unique backstory, personality and skill set. Hack armed drones, deploy spider bots and take down enemies using an Augmented Reality Cloak. Explore a massive urban open world featuring London's many iconic landmarks and fun side activities.Buy on Amazon for $70 (44% off)
Miles Morales discovers explosive powers that set him apart from his mentor, Peter Parker. Master his unique, bio-electric venom blast attacks and covert camouflage power alongside spectacular web-slinging acrobatics, gadgets and skills. Experience the rise of Miles Morales as the new hero masters incredible, explosive new powers to become his own Spider-Man.Buy on Amazon for $69 (27% off)
Black Ops Cold War will drop fans into the depths of the Cold War's volatile geopolitical battle of the early 1980s. Nothing is ever as it seems in a gripping single-player campaign, where players will come face-to-face with historical figures and hard truths, as they battle around the globe through iconic locales like East Berlin, Vietnam, Turkey, Soviet KGB headquarters and more.Buy on Amazon for $69.98 (42% off)
Experience the original brutal challenge, completely remade from the ground up. All presented in stunning visual quality with enhanced performance, this is the world of Boletaria as you have never seen it before. Online invasions add to the danger of your quest. Or play cooperatively by summoning allies to aid in your fight against the demons.Buy on Amazon for $109 (13% off)
Explore here, there and everywhere as you utilise Sackboy's cool, diverse move-set to face a huge variety of thrilling challenges, fierce enemies and startling surprises. Face thrilling, unpredictable challenges as you explore distinctive hand-crafted lands.Buy on Amazon for $89 (19% off)
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