It's been over a year since launch with many of us still wondering where to buy the PS5 – and stock showing no signs of stabilising for more than an afternoon – so we're fully aware that the hunt for all the best PS5 deals is going to be fairly limited.
A discounted console bundle may be out of the question, but we're still here to save you as much money as possible on games, accessories and any other extras you might need. Considering the quality of deals we saw during Black Friday, there may be more opportunities for a bargain in the Christmas sales and Boxing Day sales.
You can already save on cheap PS5 games to kickstart your new collection, but we're also keeping an eye out for any PS5 controller deals. These have become more regular, especially now that the new colors are out in the wild. And then there's the ongoing quest for the best PS Plus deals to save as much money as possible on Sony's membership service. For those running out of storage space in their console, keep a close eye on all the cheap PS5 SSD deals that are out there.
The PS5 price is set at $499 (£449 / AU$749.95), which matches Microsoft's Xbox Series X. However, you can also pick up a PS5 Digital Edition without a disc drive for $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95. While we don't see that PS5 price dropping any time soon – and certainly not before stock becomes more reliable – there are ways to save.
PS5 price: key facts
- PS5 price: $499 / £449 / AU$749.95
- PS5 Digital Edition price: $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95
- PS5 DualSense controller price: $69.99 / £59.99 / AU$109
- PS5 Pulse 3D headset price: $99.99 / £89.99 / AU$159
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PS5 deals: accessories
PS5 deals on accessories are still fairly rare. From the elusive DualSense Charging Station to the Pulse 3D headset, it can be difficult just to find stock of some of this equipment. However, we have seen PS5 deals taking some considerable cash off controllers and HD cameras in the past, so there are savings to be had. You'll find the web's lowest prices for these accessories just below.
PS5 deals: games
If you're still looking to get your hands on a console, you'll find all the retailers with previous PS5 stock just below. Keep checking back regularly, because you never know when more stock will appear.
- Walmart: stock previously available - check for updates
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- Sony Direct: virtual queue live regularly - check for updates
- GameStop: bundles recently available - check for updates
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- Newegg: awaiting stock - check for updates
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- Argos: awaiting stock - check for updates
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- BT: stock previously available - check for updates
PS5 bundles: what to expect in the future
We now have more of an idea about what PS5 bundles may look like once that stock settles down, and both FIFA and NBA look like a solid bets for the first few waves of bundles. We'd also look to the season regulars for a safe bet as well, with the likes of Call of Duty consistently occupying bundles, so expect to see Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War to make its way into a few PS5 bundles. We wouldn't expect to see these bundles until the holiday season, stock issues permitting, however.
Plus, stock permitting, we may also see more accessories included in PS5 bundles later this year. While we're not likely to see many major discounts, flash sales might offer up a few dollars off an extra controller if we're lucky.
PS5 price: how much does the PS5 cost?
The PS5 price comes in at $499 (£449 / AU$749.95) - the same cost as the Xbox Series X price. That shouldn't come as a surprise to many, seeing as it's difficult to imagine the PS5 price exceeding $500 when it's up against the affordable spread put out by Microsoft.
However, the cheaper PS5 Digital Edition price is $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$599.95, which does flag some concerns considering the Xbox Series S's $299 price tag. However, Sony has always been quick to point to its prioritization of value over price, so if you're looking for those heavy-hitting PS5 exclusives it might be worth shelling out for the more expensive console. Plus, the PS5 Digital Edition runs the same specs as the fully-fledged console, further cementing its position in the market as a high value for money option.
That means bargain hunters can still experience everything the PS5 has to offer while foregoing the opportunity to play physical PS4 and PS5 games or save cash by buying in the second-hand market. It's an excellent proposition that will certainly capture those going for sheer value for money at launch.
PS5 Digital Edition price
The PS5 Digital Edition price is $399 (£359.99 / AU$599.95), $100 more expensive than Microsoft's own Xbox Series S price but we are talking about the full power of the PS5 here. That means Sony's $100 discount is actually getting you a lot further than Microsoft's $200 saving. Whether this is enough to sway the budget market towards Sony, however, remains to be seen.
The PS5 Digital Edition price, then, comes in at a similar position to the PS4 Pro now, which makes sense if you're looking to get into the Sony ecosystem for the first time here. However, if you're looking to make use of the PS5's backwards compatibility, you will have to factor in the cost of rebuying your physical PS4 games. If you've already amassed a collection, then, it's worth picking up the full console and taking advantage of Sony's PS5 upgrade system.
However, if you have PS Plus membership, you'll be able to take advantage of the PlayStation Plus Collection. PS5 owners can download and play a massive selection of PS4 exclusive titles with full PS5 upgrades from launch, from Uncharted 4 to The Last of Us Remastered, Ratchet and Clank to Bloodborne and God of War. So, if you're a PS Plus subscriber you'll be able to play all those golden oldies with your membership anyway.
PS5 price: compared to the PS4
When the PS4 released in 2013, PlayStation held the price announcement until the Xbox One had taken the leap first. Once the Xbox One was set at $499 / £429 with a Kinect included in every package, Sony only had to cut the PlayStation Camera from its PS4 bundles to swoop in with a $100 cheaper price tag.
It's for this competitive reason that Sony was likely holding off on its PS5 price reveal, waiting for Xbox to make the first move again or simply making sure Microsoft doesn't return the favor in 2020.
So how does the PS5 price compare to that of its predecessors? The PS4 launched for $399 / £350 / AU$599, while the PS3 launched for an astonishing $599 / £425. It was always unlikely we'd see prices reach that high in the US again, though Sony is definitely pitching above the cost of the previous-gen console.
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