How to get a PS5 in the UK on release day (November 19)
With the PlayStation 5 releasing in the UK on November 19, many fans who were unable to get a pre-order will be searching high and low for the hit console from Sony. Here are some of the best places to get it in these regions.
The PlayStation 5 is here. After releasing in the United States and other regions on November 12, 2020, Sony fans in the UK will finally be able to get their hands on the highly-anticipated system on November 19, 2020.
Despite releasing on a completely different day than the United States, players in the UK will more than likely face the same problems that people did on the other side of the pond: a frustrating experience with very little chance of getting your hands on one, unless, of course, you pre-ordered.
Still, not all hope is lost and retailers will indeed have some on release day. Here are some of the best places to get your hands on the console over in the UK when it launches.
Where to find the PS5 online in the UK
Over in the UK, the retailers that will have the PS5 seem to be limited on launch day, however, there are still a few options that fans can try out.
Amazon has already confirmed that a slew of new PS5 stock will be coming to the UK store at 12:00 PM GMT on November 19, 2020. In addition, retailer GAME has confirmed that they will also have a limited number of stock on their website as well, with the consoles becoming available at 9:00 AM GMT.
It’s unknown whether either restock is just the standard version or if the Digital Edition, which is already proving to be more rare than its disc-based brother, will be getting some as well.
For either retailer, it’s worth reminding fans that they should dedicate and set aside from time to try and get their hands on the console. If it’s anything like the original launch a week ago, and it more than likely will be, you’ll have to either continuously keep trying to check out or wait in a long queue. Either way, it will be annoying.
PS5 at physical retail stores in the UK
As previously announced, due to the current world health situation, PlayStation 5 consoles will NOT be available in physical stores across the world, unless you have a pre-order secured.
This means that, if you don’t already have on pre-purchased, you’ll be stuck getting one through the online retailers listed above until further notice. Currently, it’s unknown when consoles will be available in stores, although one would imagine it won’t be for a while.