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PS5 pre-order guide: Latest updates from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart and more

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The PS5 officially starts rolling out on November 12 at $499 for the standard edition and $399 for the discless PS5 Digital Edition. Pre-orders have begun at most major retailers, but if you're having trouble finding one, you're not alone.

Sony's hotly anticipated next-gen console has sold out almost immediately at most major stores including Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart. However, stock should be coming back soon, so be sure to bookmark our PS5 pre-order guide for the latest on how to get the new console.

Sony is promising to have more PS5 consoles available to sell this year than it did for the PS4 in 2013. And Sony has apologized for the lack of PS5 pre-order availability, promising more stock soon. But for now, here are the retailers you should keep an eye on for the best chance of snagging your PS5 pre-order.

PS5 pre-orders: Where to buy 

For the best shot at getting your console, we recommend hitting up the usual suspects. Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart and Target have all started selling the console, though most of them have sold out quickly. Note that many of these retailers will allow you to sign up for e-mail updates once stock is back, which will help your chances of getting one.

A word of warning: Amazon has begun e-mailing those who secured a PS5 pre-order that their shipment might not arrive on launch day. It's possible that other retailers may follow suit, so keep an eye on your inbox. The $399 PS5 Digital Edition is reportedly in shorter stock than the $499 standard PS5, so you might have a harder time getting the cheaper console.

Here's a handy list of retailers to bookmark and check frequently for PS5 availability:

PS5 pre-orders at Amazon

PS5: $499 at Amazon
Amazon has started selling the base PS5, but stock is going in and out quickly.View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 at Amazon
Amazon also sells the PS5 Digital Edition, but stock is out as of this writing. View Deal

PS5 pre-orders at Best Buy

PS5: $499 at Best Buy
Best Buy has started selling the PS5, complete with optional 2 year accident protection and several cardmember financing options. Again, this one is going fast.View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 at Best Buy
Best Buy also has the PS5 Digital Edition, but stock has been hard to find as of this writing.View Deal

PS5 pre-orders at GameStop

PS5: $499 at GameStop
GameStop is offering the PS5, complete with product replacement options and payment plan options that start at $124.99.View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 at GameStop
GameStop also has the PS5 Digital Edition, but stock is going out fast.View Deal

Ultimate PS5 Digital Bundle: $759 at GameStop
GameStop is selling a special PS5 Digital Edition bundle that gets you the console, a DualSense Charging Station, a Pulse 3D Headset, a year of PlayStation Plus and a $100 PlayStation Store gift card. View Deal

Advanced PS5 Bundle: $749 at GameStop
This PS5 bundle gets you the standard PS5 console, an extra DualSense controller, a year of PlayStation Plus, and copies of Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Destruction All-Stars. It's currently sold out as of writing, but this one's worth bookmarking.View Deal

PS5 pre-orders at Walmart

PS5: $499 at Walmart
Walmart has started selling the PS5, complete with protection plans that start at $58 for 3 years of service.View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 at Walmart
Walmart offers the PS5 Digital Edition with Walmart protection plans that start at $38 for 3 years.View Deal

PS5 pre-orders at Target

PS5: $499 at Target
Target is selling the PS5, but like other retailers, stock has been going fast. The retailer also offers a 2 year protection plan starting at $63.View Deal

PS5 Digital Edition: $399 at Target
Target has started offering the PS5 Digital Edition but it's been quickly going out of stock. Protection plans start at $47 for the discless console.
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Personally, for past console launches, I’ve had good luck buying from Sony directly, as well as Fry’s, although the former could sell out fast, and the latter isn’t primarily a video game retailer.

For the latest on official PS5 pre-orders, you can also check out our pre-order widget embedded just below. This widget will alert readers as soon as PS5 pre-orders become available, no matter which website offers the option.

PS5 accessory pre-orders

The PS5's key accessories are all available for pre-order alongside the console. Here's what you can buy right now:

DualSense Wireless Controller for PS5: $69 @ Amazon
Amazon is still taking pre-orders of the new DualSense Wireless Controller. Its dramatic redesign includes haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, which will provide tactile rumble to simulate everything from driving through mud to firing a weapon. View Deal

DualSense Charging Station: $29 @ Target
The DualSense Charging Station lets you charge up to two controllers simultaneously. Even better, they charge as quickly as they do when connected to your PS5 console. View Deal

PULSE 3D Wireless Headset PS5: $99 @ Best Buy
The new PULSE 3D Wireless Headset has been designed to deliver 3D Audio on PS5 consoles. It has dual noise-cancelling mics, built-in rechargeable battery, and easy access controls. It offers up to 12 hours on a single charge and can be used with the PS5, PS4, Windows, or Mac. View Deal

PS5 Media Remote: $29 @ Best Buy
Like its predecessor, the PS5 is more than just a console. This remote lets you easily navigate your console's menus with dedicated play/pause, fast forward, and fast reverse buttons.View Deal

PS5 HD Camera: $59 @ Best Buy
The PS5 HD Camera features dual wide-angle 1080p lenses that work with the built-in background removal tool to put you in the spotlight. You can also create a quick recording or broadcast via the DualSense controller's new "Create" button. View Deal