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 when more allocations will be made available.
The good news is that more pre-orders for the PS5 have started happening. Here’s where you can (or can’t) get one.
If you’re looking to keep up with PS5 stock updates, check out this handy website which combines the PS5 web pages for all local retailers in Australia.
Update 29/04: Updated with new information on Big W and Amazon stock.
Big W will reportedly drop new PS5 stock sometime between 8am AEST and 10am AEST this morning.
That means between 7:30am and 9:30am ACST and between 6am and 8am AWST.
This news comes from the hero twitter account, PS5 Stock Alerts Australia, last night.
Clarifying – I made a typo in my last tweet, I meant that the Big W drop will be at 8-10am AEST, not PM.
Good luck getting a PS5 from Big W tomorrow morning!https://t.co/3qXChEVI1P
— PS5 Stock Alerts Australia (@AustraliaPs5) April 28, 2021
We don’t know when it will drop during that time block so you’ll have to keep madly refreshing that Big W page.
Electronics retailer JB Hi-Fi has intermittently started taking PS5 pre-orders again. These haven’t been publicly advertised but people have reported being able to go to their local store in person to place a pre-order, although in very limited quantities.
Stores we spoke to said this was on a first-come-first-serve basis and customers can put their name on a list for a pre-order by paying the full deposit in store. However, staff couldn’t confirm when the stock would be arriving or how many units they would be getting. If you’re looking at this option it’s probably a good idea to call your local store first to make sure they’re still taking pre-orders, before heading in-store.
Online pre-orders aren’t currently live but you can keep checking this page on JB’s website for updates.
EB Games sold out their initial shipment very quickly but those in second and third waves have slowly been securing their consoles.
(Update 3/3) While EB Games has said they are getting more consoles in, these are all immediately being allocated to those who pre-ordered online in previous shipments. Estimates for more stock drops at EB Games vary with some stores indicating maybe later in March and others saying don’t try again until July.
Other EB stores have said they are getting limited consoles in-store today (3/3) but it varies for each individual store. Many of these are still reserved for customers who have pre-ordered, but it’s worth giving your local EB a (respectful) call to see what their situation is.
You can keep an eye on EB Games’ website for more information on new stock.
Update 18/2 10:00 am: Big W is currently one of the only retailers with stock of the PS5 at the moment. Get in quick on its website because this won’t last long!
Update 18/2 10:30 am: Big W PS5 stock seems to be done for the day. But keep an eye on our page and PS5 stock for updates!
Update 8/2 11:10 am: Target had more stock of the PS5 on their website for click and collect today. Both sold out in under 10 minutes so you have to be quick. It’s worth keeping an eye on their pages today to see if more become available.
Sony’s online store is another viable seller of PS5 stock. Unfortunately, like all the other retailers, when PS5 stock does drop it doesn’t last long.
As of (3/3) the Sony Store is still sold out of PS5 pre-orders but did have stock available earlier this week. You can sign up for updates on Sony’s webpage and keep an eye on orders here.
Local Sydney store The Gamesmen have had sporadic shipments of PS5 stock. There’s no word on when their next drop will be but its worth paying attention to The Gamesmen website and their social media pages.
(Update 21/1) Harvey Norman had a new load of PS5 stock drop this morning. Of course, it’s all sold out now but you can keep an eye on Harvey Norman’s PS5 page to see if more become available.
The Good Guys
The Good Guys had a bit of trouble when they oversold their pre-orders for PS5s. That being said the store does have another shipment inbound but they are currently prioritising those who had their pre-orders cancelled earlier.
If more stock does become available this is the place you can find it.
In a shock move, it seems you can now order a new gaming console on a plan. Aussie telco Vodafone is offering PS5 consoles for customers who have an existing NBN plan and an eligible voice plan with Vodafone. You can then add a PS5 plan onto your existing services with Vodafone. The price of the PS5 won’t change but you can pay it off in instalments over 12, 24 or 36 months.
You can try your luck at registering for a PS5 with Vodafone here.
The small silver lining is that if you’re after PS5 accessories plenty of the sites above have stock of these now. So you can prepare for when your console eventually arrives.
This article has been updated with additional information about PS5 stock drops.