There were rumours of stock shortages, and we do know for a fact now that the console will launch in select regions (USA, Japan, Mexica, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea) before reaching the rest of the world.
Indeed, stock seemed limited when pre-orders went live, with the PS5 selling out across the world just minutes after retailers opened up their orders.
If you missed out on the first wave of PS5 pre-orders, here's a look at which retailers, if any, have PS5's in stock, and which places are planning to restock soon.
PS5 price by country
The fabled PS5 price was finally shown off during the PS5 event, and while the conversion rate roughly translates to a similar price across the world, there are some differences.
The PS5's Digital Edition is on sale for an RRP of $399.99 USD/$499 CAD/¥39,980/€399.99/£359.99.
The base PS5 is on sale for $499.99 USD/$629 CAD/¥49,980/€499.99/£449.99, according the latest PlayStation blog post.
PS5 pre-order restocks in the USA
As huge retailers such as Target, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart burn through their allocate stock of PS5's, Amazon has also finally opened its PS5 pre-orders to the world.
Everything moved very quickly when orders went live, and at the time of writing the Amazon product page says ‘Currently Unavailable’, which means the first wave of stock may have run out.
You can click here to check the Amazon page, though – it might have updated since we wrote this.
Amazon now has the PS5's Digital Edition up for order, too, at $399.99. Given the popularity of the cheaper console, however, it also sold out incredibly quickly, meaning the Amazon page might say 'Currently Unavailable' by the time you check it, which you can do here.
As for other retailers, Best Buy's PS5 page currently says orders are 'Coming Soon', suggesting that Best Buy is attempting to gather a second wave of PS5 stock to release.
Target has also sold out of PS5 consoles. Its PS5 page urges customers to "Check back on release date" if they want to order a console. Whether this means the retailer is reserving consoles for launch day walk-ins, or hopes to receive stock after the console's release, we'll have to wait and see.
CHECK IT OUT: Amazon’s official product page for the PS5
Where can the UK and Europe pre-order the PS5?
Pre-orders in the UK were intended to open on September 17, but a few retailers actually opened their pre-orders on September 16 following the PS5 event!
As with the US, Amazon opened its pre-orders to UK customers at 9 AM BST, but given the fluidity of these pre-orders, the links for the PS5 Digital Edition and PS5 may say 'Currently Unavailable' while the company waits for restocks.
As for other retailers in the UK such as Currys, GAME and Argos, pre-orders sold out pretty much straight away. Retailers are promising to restock soon, and you can check out which stores will let you sign up for stock notifications here.
Where can Australia pre-order the PS5?
The good folks down under gave us a stark warning of how pre-orders would be in the rest of the world, with its pre-orders selling out in mere minutes according to Australian YouTuber, SkillUp.
If you were hoping for an EB Games restock, you might be waiting a while. The EB Games site opened orders for a 2021 shipment of PlayStation 5 consoles, and these are now sold out.
JB Hi-Fi has also temporarily suspended its PS5 pre-orders, stating that "Due to overwhelming demand, we’ve had to hit pause on taking any more pre-orders. Don't worry, as soon as we have more visibility on stock availability we will re-open pre-orders."
As with other countries, we'd recommend keeping an eye on the Amazon AU page for if pre-orders get restocked, which you can do here.
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Where can Canada pre-order the PS5?
Brave Canada had a battle on the pre-order websites just like the rest of us.
Canadian retailer The Source quickly ran out of PS5 pre-orders but has promised that restocks are coming! You can sign up for stock notifications from The Source from this link.
Elsewhere, your best bet at securing a PS5 pre-order online is through Amazon.ca ahead of the PS5's launch on November 12. You can check to see if the PS5 is in stock on Amazon here.
Where can New Zealand pre-order the PS5?
Following the recent PS5 event, reports from New Zealand media outlets suggested that the pre-orders have sold out within the country just hours after they went live, with MightyApe and EB Games New Zealand having a limited stock.
We'd still recommend keeping an eye on the Amazon page, which is now live, to see if you can pre-order a console for November 12.
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