This PS5 deal saves you a whopping AU$175 on the disc edition

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The PS5 disc edition has hit its lowest price yet – just AU$609 at the EB Games eBay store. Unfortunately, EB Games eBay is now showing as out of stock, but there's still a big saving to score on the Sony Australia eBay store.

Coming down to AU$624.95 with the code SNSSEP23, this deal on the Sony Australia eBay store hits the price this console reached back in May 2023. Back then, this was the lowest price we'd seen on the PS5 and is still a massive AU$175 off its regular price. Plus it has free shipping regardless of whether you're an eBay Plus member or not.

This deal beat the one on Amazon we recently promoted, though Amazon has also reduced the price of the PS5 to AU$649 ahead of its second Prime Day sale. If you've been holding out for big savings on the PS5, now's your chance to score one with up to 22% off.

Today’s best Sony PlayStation 5 deal

Sony PlayStation 5 disc console

Sony PlayStation 5 disc console 

Was: AU$799.95

Now: AU$624.95 at Sony Australia eBay (save AU$175 with code SNSSEP23)

Overview: For a while, the PlayStation 5 was an elusive console, as stock issues plagued supply and forced many gamers onto long waitlists to get their hands on one, long after its 2020 launch. However, in 2023 stock has become much more steady, and with it the near 3-year-old console has been picking up some pretty hefty discounts, especially now that bundle versions are also available.

Key features: 4K/120fps gameplay, 3.5GHz 8-core AMD Zen 2 CPU, 10.3 teraflop RDNA 2 GPU, 16GB RAM, 825GB SSD

Launched: November 2020 (international)

Price history: Nearing its 3-year mark, the PS5 rarely scored a discount in its first few years simply because it didn’t need to – demand was higher than stock due to global shortages for important components. But in 2023 that has thankfully stopped being an issue. Now that the PS5 is readily available, it’s picking up some heavy discounts, having its price drop to the lowest at AU$624 during the eBay Plus weekend back in May 2023. Whereas the lowest we’ve seen on Amazon is AU$669 for the standalone disc console, the AU$190 discount at EB Games eBay is the biggest we've ever seen.

Price comparison: Amazon: AU$649 | JB Hi-Fi: AU$678 | Sony: AU$799.95 | Mwave: AU$769

Reviews consensus: Across the board, reviewers consider the PS5 the best console to buy even in 2023. Combining powerful performance, a massive library of games including PlayStation exclusives, and coming with a DualSense controller – one of the best controllers out there – the PS5 is highly regarded across every review. A standout feature is the PS5’s ability to run compatible games at 4K/120fps on TVs with a HDMI 2.1 port, though the maximum for most games is 4K/60fps which still allows for fantastic gameplay.

TechRadar: ★★★★1/2 | GamesRadar: ★★★★1/2 | Tom’s Guide: ★★★★1/2 | T3: ★★★★★

Featured in guides: Best gaming console in 2023, Best PS5 games

Buy it if: You want the best games console currently available. With the power offered by the PlayStation 5, the catalogue of games on offer include stunning masterpieces that display highly detailed landscapes and fast gameplay that doesn’t suffer from long load times. Plus, pair the console with a PlayStation Plus subscription and you also unlock a long list of legacy titles compatible with the PS5 as well. Throw in one of the best controllers in the DualSense and you have the recipe for one of the best consoles in 2023.

Don’t buy it if: You hope to use it to play Dolby Vision content. While Dolby Atmos support has finally been added to the PS5, it’s still lacking any for Dolby Vision. Its competitor, the Xbox Series X, has Dolby Vision so it’s a bit of a mystery as to why Sony hasn’t added it in an update for the PS5.

This isn't the only PlayStation 5 deal currently running – if you want to dabble in some multiplayer action and need an extra controller, JB Hi-Fi also has the PS5 with two Dualsense controllers on sale for AU$744 as well.

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Petra Player

Petra has had a long-time love of tech, gaming and entertainment, especially if she can find it at a discount. With a background in archaeology, she’ll dig deep to find the best deals and thanks to her long history in retail, knows what makes a good bargain. She also is a bit of a keyboard hobbyist, having found enjoyment with mechanical keyboards during 2020’s lockdown, and enjoys trying out new peripherals whenever she gets the chance.