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Update [9/17]: Pre-orders have sold out everywhere, but keep refreshing the retailers' pre-order pages just in case. We'll add more retailers or sale times if they appear.

Today, Sony announced that the new PlayStation 5 gaming console will be priced at $500 and a base model without a disc drive (called the "Digital Edition) will be $400.

The release date is November 12th, and pre-orders officially start September 17th at "major retailers," but tonight we're seeing some "blink and you missed it" pre-orders up at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and Amazon.

Sony is doling out pre-orders to existing customers who have already registered (and will be contacted via email).

Here are the pre-order pages for both standard and digital editions at major retailers (keep checking):

  • Best Buy
  • Amazon
  • Target
  • Walmart
  • GameStop

  • The new Sony PlayStation 5 DualSense Wireless Controller is currently available for pre-order for $70 at:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • $500 retail: $500
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    KnightRid
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    Posted 09/17/2020 at 02:34 AM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 02:34 AM PT
    Was hoping they would go lower than Xbox since it is less powerful AND since the RTX3070 cards will just decimate this at the same price point. Sure you have to build a computer around it if you don't have one but I am seriously thinking of switching from my 100% Playstation loyalty :( Plus the games are going to be $10 more too and the controller.....
    xmixmasterx
    Ben's cred: 118
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 03:53 AM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 03:53 AM PT
    Xbox has nicer online services (always has) and everything is backwards compatible. Now it's more powerful and lower priced... plus Sony just announced they'll be short on production, so it will be hard to find.
    xmixmasterx
    Ben's cred: 118
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 05:56 AM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 05:56 AM PT
    "Sony also confirmed the PS5's "digital edition" - which does not have a disc drive - would cost about 40% more than the low-end Xbox Series S."
    Ashunte23
    Ben's cred: -2
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 07:44 AM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 07:44 AM PT
    Pre-Orders sold out last night, guess more people want it than is thought!
    whatatay
    Ben's cred: 201
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 12:11 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 12:11 PM PT
    Who designs these cases? Looks like something from the 1920's.
    kevmart
    Ben's cred: 8
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 02:41 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 02:41 PM PT
    so after like half the afternoon of continually trying target.com, getting through most of the cart activities and the order steps, and then getting punted - i finally got a pre-order through. I guess its just going to be like this with the vendors until the rush cools down.
    Sharik
    Ben's cred: 6588
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 02:44 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 02:44 PM PT
    so after like half the afternoon of continually trying target.com, getting through most of the cart activities and the order steps, and then getting punted - i finally got a pre-order through. I guess its just going to be like this with the vendors until the rush cools down. - kevmart
    Impressive... most impressive.
    smarttben
    Ben's cred: 13
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 03:57 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 03:57 PM PT
    Total sh1tshow. Thankfully most of the launch games will be on PS4. I’ll wait a few years like I did to pickup a PS4. Played 10 of the greatest hits at bargain prices in last year. That’s a good deal.
    nickmacnab
    Ben's cred: 7
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 04:28 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 04:28 PM PT
    Managed to snag one on BestBuy.com at exactly midnight PST. Didn't have any issues at midnight but it seems like this was a surprise launch. I just lucked out and happened to be up in the middle of the night on a Wednesday. Insomnia paying off for once!
    charon
    Ben's cred: 27
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 04:32 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 04:32 PM PT
    They only released 10 consoles per store and gamestop told me they are sold out everywhere.
    Mosharik
    Ben's cred: 11
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 07:43 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 07:43 PM PT
    I like these cases
    whatatay
    Ben's cred: 201
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 08:58 PM PT
    Posted 09/17/2020 at 08:58 PM PT
    Why would they make it white? Is this the polar version?
    lostemple
    Ben's cred: 82
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 06:07 AM PT
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 06:07 AM PT

    A see and be seen product. Not backward compatible. Can it be placed horizontally?
    Dr_Jan_Itor
    Ben's cred: 8
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 09:08 AM PT
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 09:08 AM PT

    A see and be seen product. Not backward compatible. Can it be placed horizontally? - lostemple
    Didn't Sony say that it plays like 99% of PS4 games or something like that?
    smarttben
    Ben's cred: 13
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 04:19 PM PT
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 04:19 PM PT
    Who designs these cases? Looks like something from the 1920's. - whatatay
    Nope it would have been made if mahogany
    smarttben
    Ben's cred: 13
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 04:20 PM PT
    Posted 09/18/2020 at 04:20 PM PT
    Managed to snag one on BestBuy.com at exactly midnight PST. Didn't have any issues at midnight but it seems like this was a surprise launch. I just lucked out and happened to be up in the middle of the night on a Wednesday. Insomnia paying off for once! - nickmacnab
    That’s amazing since they were sold out by 9pm
    lostemple
    Ben's cred: 82
    Posted 09/19/2020 at 06:22 AM PT
    Posted 09/19/2020 at 06:22 AM PT
    I was wrong. "Sony has confirmed that PS4 games will be playable on the PS5, meaning that the PlayStation 5 is backwards compatible with the PS4. ... You'll also be able to insert physical PS4 discs into the PS5 and play them on the next-gen console."
    Kittyn
    Ben's cred: 19
    Posted 09/25/2020 at 09:42 AM PT
    Posted 09/25/2020 at 09:42 AM PT
    Was hoping they would go lower than Xbox since it is less powerful AND since the RTX3070 cards will just decimate this at the same price point. Sure you have to build a computer around it if you don't have one but I am seriously thinking of switching from my 100% Playstation loyalty :( Plus the games are going to be $10 more too and the controller..... - KnightRid
    The difference between the high end console CPU and GPU is minimal, much smaller than it has been between all previous 3D console generations. If there is anything that could play out to making a noticeable difference between the two it will probably be the data I/O throughput in which the PS5 is significantly faster.

    The XBOX is not cheaper and more powerful. The Series S has a GPU that is about 2.5-3 times less capable than the PS5. You have to buy the Series X to compete with the PS5 and its the same price.

    Its true the RTX 3070 is the same price as a new XBox or PS5 console, but after you add in a case, power supply, memory, CPU, SSD, and so on, you're going to be more than double the price of these new consoles.

    The cost/performance value of the new XBox and PS5 is very good compared to PC gaming (for now) and there isn't one that is significantly cheaper or more powerful than the other!
    whatatay
    Ben's cred: 201
    Posted 09/26/2020 at 11:22 AM PT
    Posted 09/26/2020 at 11:22 AM PT
    The difference between the high end console CPU and GPU is minimal, much smaller than it has been between all previous 3D console generations. If there is anything that could play out to making a noticeable difference between the two it will probably be the data I/O throughput in which the PS5 is significantly faster.

    The XBOX is not cheaper and more powerful. The Series S has a GPU that is about 2.5-3 times less capable than the PS5. You have to buy the Series X to compete with the PS5 and its the same price.

    Its true the RTX 3070 is the same price as a new XBox or PS5 console, but after you add in a case, power supply, memory, CPU, SSD, and so on, you're going to be more than double the price of these new consoles.

    The cost/performance value of the new XBox and PS5 is very good compared to PC gaming (for now) and there isn't one that is significantly cheaper or more powerful than the other! - Kittyn
    Yet the characters still move like they have a pole stuck up their ***.
    FroogleWithMySheckles
    Ben's cred: -26
    Posted 09/26/2020 at 06:40 PM PT
    Posted 09/26/2020 at 06:40 PM PT
    I remember when this first PS1 came out it was around the same price but it was revolutionary like the N64. What does this offer for 500 bux?