The PS5 will be released today, November 12, and for gamers who have not been able to pre-order the console, it is not too late. Pre-orders started on September 17th and sold out quickly, but on the day of launch, the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition consoles will only be sold online by a number of retailers, including Best Buy, Target and Walmart.
The PS5 is sold for $499.99 and the PS5 Digital Edition for $399.99, with some retailers offering financing plans for those who prefer to pay in installments.
Where to buy PS5 on the day of launch
When will the PS5 be released?
The PS5 is being launched today, but retailers may begin selling at different times. At Walmart, for example, the console will go on sale at 12 noon ET.
When will the PS5 be available in stores?
Sony has announced that the PS5 will be sold exclusively online on the day of launch. Target has announced that the console can be sold in stores after the launch date, subject to availability. GameStop will sell the PS5 exclusively in stores on Black Friday.
PS5 Best Buy
Best Buy will sell the PS5 online, although the retailer has not yet announced when it will be available. After the purchase, customers will be able to pick up the console in the store or via contactless roadside pickup.
The PS5 will be featured in Best Buy’s Blackridride-advertising, so additional consoles may be available on November 27th.
Target will sell the PS5 online, but it will only be available for pickup in stores with inventory. The PS5 console will be sold in stores after the launch date, subject to stock availability.
Walmart will sell the PS5 online throughout the day, with limited quantities available on its website at 12:00, 15:00, 18:00 and 21:00 ET while stocks last.
GameStop says the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition will “arrive on store shelves on schedule” on the day of launch, although Sony says all sales would be online on “launch day”. Sony has also warned against camping outside the stores: “Be safe, stay at home and place your order online.
It is unclear whether GameStop will sell the PS5 online on launch day, but the company has confirmed that it will not sell the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition in-store until Black Friday. It warned that only a limited number of consoles would be available.
Amazon will sell the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition on the day of launch.
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