It’s safe to say that the PlayStation 5 pre-order process wasn’t the smoothest back in September. Both customers and retailers were caught off guard and in a matter of hours, entire shipments of the console were sold out. Those without pre-orders have been waiting patiently to see if more allocations will be made available this year. And the good news is that more pre-orders for the PS5 will be going live today this, November 12! Here’s where you can get one.
Just remember that stock is likely to run out FAST. We’re already hearing reports of sites suffering under the strain of traffic.
Customer have received emails from Amazon saying they have the chance to pre-order a PS5 on November 12 online from the Amazon website. This is indeed the case and pre-orders were live for the disc-version of the PS5 console – for about half a second. It’s likely the digital edition of the PS5 will go open for pre-orders sometime today as well. But keep checking back in case Amazon make any more available today and you can also sign up for product email notifications on each of the PS5 pages.
Update (12/11): It looks like both the disc-version and digital edition of the PS5 on Amazon are currently sold out. Make sure to sign up for email notifications on each product page in case any more become available.
Local Sydney store The Gamesmen have said it will be getting another shipment of PS5 consoles set to arrive sometime in December. Pre-orders for this shipment are going live on Thursday, November 12 at 10:00am AEDT. The orders are online only from The Gamesmen website.
Update (12/11): The Gamesmen website has very much crashed at the current time. It’s unknown whether all the PS5 stock has been pre-sold out, but it’s worth checking back on the website and on The Gamesmen’s social media to see what the status is.
Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi is also launching more pre-orders for the PS5. JB announced on Facebook that pre-orders for the PS5 would be made available from 11:00am AEDT on Thursday, November 12. These pre-orders are online only, do not try and order one in-store or you’ll walk away disappointed.
Update (12/11): JB Hi-Fi have pulled down their PS5 pages so it’s safe to assume they were all sold out very quickly. Orders for accessories including the DualSense controller and PS5 media remote are still available – although get in quick as stocks are running low.
Harvey Norman is also opening its PS5 pre-orders again on launch day for a pre-December shipment. Keep checking back for the digital and disc-drive editions of the PS5 on the Harvey Norman website on November 12.
Update (12/11): Harvey Norman’s sales pages for both PS5s are currently broken so it looks like their pre-orders may also have sold out.
Other retailers including Target, EB Games, Kogan, Big W and the Sony Store have all indicated they may be getting pre-orders sometime in the future, but with varying dates. Keep an eye on all the details here and hopefully you can be one of the lucky ones to snag a PS5 before Christmas.
This article has been updated with additional information.
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