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PS5 pre-order preparation: List of retailers from dozens of countries that should offer PlayStation 5 console pre-orders when Sony gives the green light

Gamers have a choice between the PS5 Digital Edition and the PS5 Blu-ray console. (Image source: PlayStation).
Gamers have a choice between the PS5 Digital Edition and the PS5 Blu-ray console. (Image source: PlayStation).
Although the official price and pre-order information for the PS5 Blu-ray console and PS5 Digital Edition console has yet to be revealed, PlayStation fans can still be prepared for the inevitable pre-order frenzy when Sony finally gives the green light. We have compiled a list of retailers from many countries around the world to aid in the quest for landing a successful PS5 pre-order.

Sony has yet to announce the official PS5 console price and pre-order information. However, the Blu-ray version of the next-gen console is widely rumored to end up costing in the region of US$499/£449/€499 while the more affordable Digital Edition is expected to be priced at around US$399/£349/€399 – give or take a few dollars, pounds, or Euros. It’s more than likely there will be something of a mad worldwide scramble among enthusiastic gamers to secure a PS5 console pre-order when the time comes, especially as it has already been reported that there will be a likelihood of a limited initial production run for the PS5.

The PS5 console has some incredible specs and components to boast of, including an 8-core AMD Zen 2 processor that manages variable clock rates of up to 3.5 GHz beating as its heart. Graphics are processed by a custom AMD GPU (up to 2.23 GHz variable frequency) that utilizes RDNA 2 technology along with 36 CUs to offer a compute performance of up to 10.28 TFLOPs. There's 16 GB GDDR6 RAM onboard (448 GB/s bandwidth) and of course, there's that famous ultrafast custom 825 GB SSD that can deliver an incredible I/O throughput of 5.5 GB/s (raw data) to 8-9 GB/s (compressed data). There's also support for HDMI 2.1, 4K video output, and 8K video output, and the PS5 is capable of reaching 60 fps rates during intense gaming sessions too.

It's an absolute beast of a video game console.

Most of the retailers listed below currently have either an information page, landing page, “pre-pre-order” page, or similar for the PS5 (links were functional and accurate at the time of writing). Many offer the opportunity to sign up for notifications, which will be useful if you want to be first in the queue when Sony finally gives the green light for PS5 pre-orders. The list will be added to with more countries and retailers when possible, to help offer the best chance possible when the excitement starts.

Make sure to also check the sources section below the list for links to many official PlayStation sites and social media channels to get the latest news updates straight from Sony.

(Please note that the links below are subject to changes, including deletions, as decided by the retailer.)

Worldwide

PlayStation store

Australia

Amazon

JB Hi-Fi

EB Games

Brazil

Amazon

Bulgaria

Ozone

Canada

Amazon

Best Buy

Chile

Ripley (console home page only)

China

Amazon (Amazon home page only)

JD.com

Denmark

Proshop

France

Amazon

Germany

Amazon

Greece

Gamescom

Hong Kong

Playasia

India

Amazon

Flipkart

Indonesia

Tokopedia

Ireland

GameStop

Italy

Amazon

Japan

Amazon

Kenya

Jumia (home page only)

Mexico

Amazon

Netherlands

Amazon

Bol

New Zealand

Mighty Ape

Nigeria

Jumia (home page only)

Norway

Proshop

Pakistan

PakRef

Poland

RTV EURO

Portugal

Fnac

Saudi Arabia

Amazon (Amazon home page only)

Singapore

Amazon (Amazon home page only)

PLAYe

Qisahn

South Africa

Wantitall.co.za (home page only)

Wootware (home page only)

Spain

Amazon

Fnac

Sweden

Cyberphoto

MediaMarkt

Switzerland

Fnac

Turkey

Amazon (Amazon home page only)

Ukraine

Rozetka

United Arab Emirates

Amazon (Amazon home page only)

United Kingdom

Amazon

Argos (home page only)

Base

Currys PC World

Game

ShopTo

Smyths

Stock Informer (stock checker over multiple retail sites)

The Chelsea Gamer

United States of America

Amazon

Best Buy

Costco (home page only)

Stock Informer (stock checker over multiple retail sites)

Target

Walmart

Others

Playasia

Good luck for when the time comes, PS5 hunters!

(List last updated: July 14, 2020)

The PS5 consoles and accessories. (Image source: Sony/PlayStation)
The PS5 consoles and accessories. (Image source: Sony/PlayStation)

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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-07-14 (Update: 2020-09-30)
Daniel R Deakin
Daniel R Deakin - Managing Editor News
My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.