So far, Walmart has confirmed it will have the PS5 online beginning at 7 pm ET on November 25, while Best Buy’s latest Black Friday ad, has also indicated that the retailer will have “limited quantities” of the PS5 available online only on Black Friday, on November 27.
Below, we’ve included all the information you’ll need to have the best shot at securing a PS5, and as new information becomes available about stock, we’ll continue to update this article. Be sure to follow @IGNDeals on Twitter for the most up-to-the-second buy links the moment more PS5s become available to purchase.
If you want more information on PS5 and PS4 deals during Black Friday, make sure to check out all the best PlayStation deals for Black Friday 2020.
Where to Buy PS5 on Black Friday
The following links will take you to the landing pages for individual retailers’ PS5 orders. These are the pages you want to have opened and refreshed. Note at the time of this article update, the Amazon page for PS5 redirects to the DualSense controller, possibly to deter bots.
Advice for Getting a PS5 on Black Friday
Be Logged Into Retailer Websites
When an online retailer gets PS5 in stock, it seems like everyone on the planet is scrambling to lock in their order. Retailer websites often become ultra-buggy thanks to all the stress on their servers. Your best bet for getting a PS5 when orders become available is to already be logged into your account, and to have your credit card information saved there. That way you won’t waste precious seconds entering your credit card number, billing address, etc. while everyone around you is successfully checking out.
Follow IGN Deals on Twitter for PS5 Stock Updates
For the most up-to-the-second information about where you can find PS5 in stock at any given time, you’ll want to follow IGN Deals on Twitter. Since the stock of the new console is likely to sell out within a matter of minutes after it goes live, your best bet is to follow our deals team on Twitter, where we’ll post links as soon as they go live.
How Much Does a PS5 Cost?
PS5 costs $499.99, while the digital-only edition will cost $399.99.
When Does the PS5 Come Out?
PS5 is launching on November 12 for North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Singapore, and South Korea, and on November 19, 2020 for the rest of the world.
Is PS5 Backwards Compatible?
Yes, you can play the vast majority of your PS4 games on PS5. You can’t, however, play your PS5 games on your PS4. It seems like a silly thing to clarify, but considering Xbox games are currently cross-generation, it’s worth mentioning.
Where to find PS5 Games
Most triple-A PS5 launch window games are now thankfully up for preorder from most retailers, including Demon’s Souls, Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and Sackboy: A Big Adventure. Also, just a reminder that some PS4 games will get a PS5 upgrade for free, and also cost a little less right now. Find out every PS4 to PS5 free upgrade in our dedicated article.
Where to Find PS5 Controllers and Accessory Preorders
PS5 DualSense controllers are available for preorder for $69.99 from almost every major retailer, in signature white. Other accessories are still limited online, but you might have some luck if you visit some physical stores before launch. In addition to extra controllers, Sony is selling the PS5 Pulse 3D headset, which puts out 3D sound, giving you an idea of where in the game world noises are coming from. Read our Sony Pulse 3D headset review for more info on that.
PS5 Pulse 3D Wireless Headset
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PS5 DualSense Controller Charging Station
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Robert Anderson is a deals expert for IGN, he’s both excited and terrified at the prospect of Black Friday. Be nice and ask him how his day is going @robertliam21