PS5 release is Nov. 12: Check availability at Amazon, Walmart and more

This is it, folks: The PS5 launches on Nov. 12, which means we’re just days away from the next-gen console’s availability in the US. Both versions will be launching at the same time — a $400 digital-only version and a $500 model with Blu-ray. (If you have good broadband and don’t have a need for optical discs — used games, Blu-ray movies, old PS4 games — we recommend you go with the $400 one.) 


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This might sound like good news, especially since Sony’s preorder window back in September left all but a tiny number of gamers frustrated by broken preorder sites, poor communication and almost instantaneous sell-outs. But our advice is not to get your hopes up. If you haven’t already successfully preordered a console, don’t expect to be able to walk into Best Buy next Thursday and take one off the shelf. The launch will be online-only, and we expect very limited inventories even there through the rest of the year. 

It goes without saying that there are no consoles available for preorder right now, but we’ve aggregated all the retailers below where you may be able to land a console come Thursday, Nov. 12. 

Read more at GameSpot: Latest PS5 news and complete coverage  

You can check out Amazon’s page for the $400 Digital Edition via the button below, or, if you’d rather, get in line for the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500.

Best Buy is offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 as well as the $400 Digital Edition (which you can find by clicking the button below). The retailer is also offering a slew of accessories on its PS5 landing page.

You can get the $400 Digital Edition at Walmart by clicking the button below, or you can try to snag the pricier PS5 with Blu-ray for $500. 

Target will be offering the PS5 with Blu-ray for $500 in addition to the PS5 Digital Edition, which you can find by clicking the button below. 

This article was first published earlier in the year. It has been updated with the latest news about the PS5. 

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