While gamers are weighing up their options with regard to buying the next-generation of consoles, we've rounded up all the crucial information you need to make your decision.
After a ropey opening, Sony is looking to rectify that with new waves of pre-orders.
Here's our UK PS5 Pre-Order guide.
Be sure to watch our wide variety of PS5 news here!
Where Can I Pre-Order The PS5 In The UK?
PlayStation opened pre-orders for the PS5 on 17th September at select retailers and unsurprisingly stock quickly flew off the (virtual) shelf with most retailers now currently sold out of the hugely-anticipated next-gen console.
However all hope is not lost if you want to secure a PS5 for launch day, we're hearing whispers that retailers such as Amazon might have a second wave of pre-orders before November, so check back here if you're still looking to secure your console as we'll keep this page updated with any fresh stock we can find.
Here's a list of places that you can pre-order from right now:
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What Will Be Included With The PS5 In The UK?
It's likely the following items will be included in the PS5:
- PlayStation 5 Console
- PlayStation 5 Controller
- PlayStation 5 Headset/Earbud with Mic
- PlayStation 5 Power Cable
- 2.1 HDMI Cable
PS5 Release Date UK
It has been confirmed that the PS5 will launch on the 12th November in select countries. These include US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea.
The rest of the world will receive the console on the 19th November.
PS5 Price UK
The PS5 is priced at £449.99 for the full console and the digital edition is priced at £359.99.
If you're wanting to upgrade to the new PlayStation console, we recommend trading in your PS4 as soon as you can as it will rapidly decrease in value as soon as the pre-orders go live.
PS4 Trade-In Prices UK
If you trade in your PS4, currently you will get:
- PS4 500GB Black Unboxed: £100-£110 cash | £130-£140 voucher
- PS4 500GB Black Boxed: £110-£120 cash | £130-£140 voucher
- PS4 500GB White Unboxed: £110-£120 cash | £130-£140 voucher
- PS4 Slim Black 500GB Boxed: £120-£130 cash | £140-£150 voucher
- PS4 Slim White 500GB Unboxed: £120-£130 cash | £150-£160 voucher
- PS4 Pro Console 1TB Black Unboxed: £150-£160 cash | £180-£190 voucher
- PS4 Pro Console 1TB Black Boxed: £160-£170 cash | £190-£200 voucher
- PS4 Pro Console 1TB White Unboxed: £160-£170 cash | £190-£200 voucher
- PS4 Pro Console 1TB White Boxed: £160-£170 cash | £200-£210 voucher
Other variations will likely fetch for a similar price.
These prices are not absolute and can change often - this was last updated 16th November 2020.
If you're looking to trade in games, you may want to think twice as the PS5 will be backwards compatible with PS4 games. However, if you're trying to raise funds for the new console, don't hold onto them for too long as they will also decrease in value rapidly.
Not to mention the hassle it will cause if you attend a midnight release.
PlayStation 5 Backwards Compatibility News
If you are trading in older consoles, particularly any PS3s you may have laying around, be sure to ensure you're certain you won't want to play PS3, PS2 or PS1 games.
That's because PS5 won't support games on those platforms! Find out more here.
PS5 Expected Games Cost UK
Most game new release titles cost £40-60, we can assume this wont be any different for the next generation titles at launch, but this could change over time.
Some of the debut games have varying prices:
- Demon's Souls ($69.99/¥7,900/€79.99)
- Destruction All Stars ($69.99/¥7,900/€79.99)
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales ($49.99/¥5,900/€59.99)
- Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition ($69.99/¥7,900/€79.99)
- Sackboy A Big Adventure ($59.99/¥6,900/€69.99)
Here are the confirmed launch titles coming to the PS5:
- Outriders (Exclusive)
- Godfall (Exclusive)
- Spider-Man: Miles Morales (Exclusive)
- Sackboy A Big Adventure (Exclusive)
- Demon's Souls (Exclusive)
- Cyberpunk 2077
- FIFA 21
- Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
- Watch_Dogs: Legion
- Assassin's Creed: Valhalla
- Devil May Cry 5 Special Edition
PS5 Controller Price UK
The PlayStation 5 will ship with a brand new controller called the DualSense. This impressive piece of kit will include adaptive triggers, haptic feedback and a built-in microphone.
Of course, if you're buying the PS5 console itself you get one in the box, but if you're after a spare for split-screen co-op or so you can alternate when one is out of battery then you can pick up an individual DualSense for £59.99.
CLICK HERE TO BUY: DualSense Wireless Controller at Amazon - £59.99
PS5 Headset Price UK
While the DualSense controller will feature an inbuilt microphone, we expect that most people will still want to use a headset for the best audio and chat experience.
Sony has made a very big deal about the PlayStation 5's ability to utilises 3D Audio, which makes the official PULSE 3D Wireless Headset the perfect companion for immersive play sessions as it's designed around getting the most out of the audio technology.
There are also two noise-cancelling microphones within the earcups, so your squadmates should be able to hear every order you give them. The headset has gone up for pre-order alongside the PS5, and will cost you £89.99.
CLICK HERE TO BUY: PULSE 3D Wireless Headset at Shopto - £89.85
What's In The Box?
Whether you buy the Digital Edition or the standard edition, you'll be getting the console, an HDMI cable, the Dualsense controller, a power cord, and a USB-C cable to charge the pad.
The Digital Edition is cheaper by around $100/£90
This is the model to go for if you're planning on building a physical game collection.
How does PS5 Compare To Xbox Series X?
|PS5||Xbox Series X|
November 12 in US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea
November 19 in the UK and rest of the world
|Controller Features||USB Type-C|
|New Trigger and Bumper Grip|
Dynamic Latency Input (DLI)
|CPU||8x Zen 2 Cores at 3.5GHz (variable frequency)||8x Cores @ 3.8 GHz (3.66 GHz w/ SMT) Custom Zen 2 CPU|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPs, 36 CUs at 2.23GHz (variable frequency) Custom RDNA 2 (Supports Ray Tracing and 3D Audio via Tempest Engine)||12 TFLOPS, 52 CUs @ 1.825 GHz Custom RDNA 2 GPU|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6/256-bit||16 GB GDDR6 w/ 320mb bus|
|Memory Bandwidth||448 GB/s||10GB @ 560 GB/s, 6GB @ 336 GB/s|
|I/O Throughput||5.5GB/s (Raw), Typical 8-9GB/s (Compressed)||2.4 GB/s (Raw), 4.8 GB/s (Compressed, with custom hardware decompression block)|
|RAM||16GB GDDR6 256-bit||16GB GDDR6 RAM (13GB guaranteed for game developers)|
|Internal Storage||Custom 825GB SSD||1 TB Custom NVME SSD|
|Expandable Storage||NVMe SSD Slot||1 TB Expansion Card (matches internal storage exactly)|
|External Storage||USB HDD Support||Seagate Proprietary External 1TB SSD Expansion Card, USB 3.2 HDD Support|
|Optical Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive||4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive|
|Max Output Resolution||8K||8K, 4K @ 60 FPS, Up to 120 FPS|
|Max Refresh Rate||120Hz||120Hz|
|Cloud Gaming||Remote Play (TBA)||Xbox Cloud Gaming|
|Subscription Services||PlayStation Plus, PlayStation Now||Xbox Live, Xbox Game Pass|
|Backwards Compatibility||PS4 games, PSVR||Xbox, Xbox 360 and Xbox One - including accessories|
|Dimensions||Unknown||5.94 inches wide, 5.94 inches deep, and 11.85 inches high|
|Ports||Unknown||Front: One Type-A USB PortRear: 1TB External SSD Slot, Ethernet|
|Bluetooth||Yes||Yes (Plus Radio Connection for Controllers)|
|Quick Resume||TBC||Yes - Support multiple games at once|
|Smart Delivery||Free Upgrades For Some PS4 Games||Yes For Some Xbox One Games|