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PlayStation 5 ($499) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition ($399) - Releases on November 12 - Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow

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PlayStation 5 ($499) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition ($399) - Releases on November 12 - Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow

Sony has announced the PlayStation 5 ($499) and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition ($399) will release on November 12. Pre-orders start as early as tomorrow at select retailers.

The $499 model includes an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive. Other than that, both models use the same custom processor with integrated CPU and GPU for high-fidelity visuals, including 4K graphics and ray-tracing support, as well as the same ultra-high-speed SSD with integrated I/O for lightning-fast loading. PlayStation 5’s 3D audio and the DualSense Wireless Controller will also provide the same heightened sense of immersion on all PS5s.

Also launching this November is a slate of new accessories: (via PlayStation.Blog)

  • DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99 (RRP)
  • PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99 (RRP)
  • HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99 (RRP)
  • Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99 (RRP)
  • DualSense™ Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99 (RRP)

If you missed the PlayStation 5 showcase livestream, check it out below.

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  1. I bought a total of about 5 or 6 physical disc based games in the PS4 generation. And to this day I can still download and play all of the games I bought digitally.
    That makes the decision to go for the 100 dollars-cheaper digital PS5 much easier for me.
    I'm still out for now. Spider-Man remains my biggest reason to get a PS5. If they're readily available I wouldn't rule out picking up a digital edition - FOMO and all.
    Also launching this November is a slate of new accessories:
    DualSense™ Wireless Controller (standalone) – US$69.99/¥6,980/€69.99 (RRP)
    PULSE 3D™ wireless headset – with 3D audio support and dual noise-cancelling microphones US$99.99/¥9,980/€99.99 (RRP)
    HD Camera – with dual 1080p lenses for gamers to broadcast themselves along with their epic gameplay moments US$59.99/¥5,980/€59.99 (RRP)
    Media Remote – to navigate movies and streaming services with ease US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
    DualSense™ Charging Station – to conveniently charge two DualSense Wireless Controllers US$29.99/¥2,980/€29.99 (RRP)
    https://blog.playstation.com/2020/09/16/playstation-5-launches-in-november-starting-at-399-for-ps5-digital-edition-and-499-for-ps5-with-ultra-hd-blu-ray-disc-drive/
    mestevo
    I'm still out for now. Spider-Man remains my biggest reason to get a PS5. If they're readily available I wouldn't rule out picking up a digital edition - FOMO and all.

    I'm still too poor/frugal to afford both ecosystems, but maybe if the digital price comes down in the future and there's a HZD or SM bundle...still not cheap though.
    Am I alone in not really caring about FF16? I've realized i'm kinda past that series and the cutscenes.
    I'm torn. I have dual-entitlement waiting on Madden but other than Demons Souls, there isn't much on the launch lineup that I'm interested in other than some PS4 back compat stuff. So I could potentially wait until late Winter '21 and the Show (that's a guess, of course) but I'd be holding that dual entitlement for a long time.
    The other issue is when the PS5 will be back in stock after the initial rush calms down. I would definitely want one at least by the time Show '21 is a thing, but the question is whether it will be available then. Makes getting the preorder sound a bit more realistic.
    Talked to a local Gamestop here and apparently in store preorders went up 90 minutes ago, sold out and they're only allotted 18 total units.
    EDIT - Digital edition will be tougher to get, they only got 18 disc and 4 digital for preorders.
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    Steve_OS
    Had one in my cart at Walmart, but during checkout it said sold out. Ah yes, the fun times of pre-ordering...

    I actually had this samething happen to me but I refreshed the pg and the ps5 was still in the cart and it allowed me to check out the 2nd time around might have been a traffic issue.
    Had to wait until the January after launch to get my PS4 most likely will have to wait until January for a PS5. I wouldn't be mad if Sony feels like sending me that direct invitation to pre-order though.
    After someone broke into my apartment and stole a ton of my Blu-Rays/DVD/games and original PS4 I'm skittish on owning physical media anymore. So I'm all digital from here on out, I prefer physical media but yeah losing 20 years of media is kind of disheartening.
    Just got the disc edition from Target. Damn digital was gone FAST.
    If you get it added to cart and it says item is unavailable at checkout. Keep hitting place order until it goes through. Worked.
    Or I ordered 25 consoles.
    TheBleedingRed21
    Just got the disc edition from Target. Damn digital was gone FAST.

    I believe the digital version is being spread out in small quantities which is smart to make us buy the 499 version instead if you have the money of course.
    Got it. It was in my cart and then had to hit I'm ready to order button like 10 times before it finally went through. Disc Version.
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    Junior Moe
    I had a PS5 in my Target cart and once I checked out it said my option isn't available. Damn.
    That's what it said on mine too and kept hitting the ready to order button then like the 10th time it went through and said thank you for your order.
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    racerx
    That's what it said on mine too and kept hitting the ready to order button then like the 10th time it went through and said thank you for your order.
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    Thanks. I went back and it was still in my cart. It went through on 4th or 5th attempt. I appreciate it. I'm still kind of prepared for anything as I know its wild out here.
    illwill10
    Got it pre-ordered on Target. I quickly transferred over the money lol.

    Wish they were like amazon and charge you when it ships lol but oh well.
    Also, I wanted the digital but heck, for $100 more, I can still watch my dvds and get used titles since games are up to $69.99 now.
    Well that was unexpected. Glad I was looking at the site. Got the disc version from Target. Had the same issue with it not going through and then when it finally did my credit card company declined it thinking it was fraud so I had to go through the circus again but finally got it.
    For all those preordering from Target, and maybe it doesn't matter for some, but they technically do not charge until item ships however they pre-auth up front and when that falls off it renews that auth and keeps doing that until release which will basically tie your money up regardless of them not "charging" until shipping. Make matters worse some banks will decline the auth after its been repeated numerous times thinking its fraud and then your order gets canceled.
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    I love how Sony said tomorrow and here the chaos is happening tonight. Passed by a gamestop twice and should have gone in...then again, they are about to close like 400 stores, so maybe online is the way to go.
    Almost had it at target.com...the hunt continues.
    I'm waiting until the Spring and hopefully they will be available then. There's really nothing at launch that I'm dying to play and spending $500+ at the holiday season just isn't something I'm comfortable with these days with kids and all.
    Good luck to those searching!
    jrnlgrn
    This thread is better at the pre-order notification than the actual websites.

    I signed up for notifications at like online every store...it's useless, lol
    NY4Life
    I signed up for notifications at like online every store...it's useless, lol

    Same here. Haven't received a single pre-order email notification.
    NY4Life
    I signed up for notifications at like online every store...it's useless, lol

    I signed up for every notification possible, none of them went off. I was able to get a pre order on Targets website though.
    STLRams
    I signed up for every notification possible, none of them went off. I was able to get a pre order on Targets website though.

    And Sony with their silly sign up for an invite...let's see if that happens...
    The Chef
    For all those preordering from Target, and maybe it doesn't matter for some, but they technically do not charge until item ships however they pre-auth up front and when that falls off it renews that auth and keeps doing that until release which will basically tie your money up regardless of them not "charging" until shipping. Make matters worse some banks will decline the auth after its been repeated numerous times thinking its fraud and then your order gets canceled.
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    Thanks good to know since I ordered from Target.
    Just got email notification from Best Buy that preorder are live. But site has been down for me for last hour or so
    Best buy was my primary choice to pre-order. But I'm okay with sticking with Target
    cthurt
    Best buy must be up next because the website is literally saying something went wrong on the home page lol

    They are. I got an e-mail saying that you could pre-order.
    I still don't see why Sony didn't do the direct pre-order selection emails first. I'm sure plenty of those who pre-ordered already might have been selected for direct preorders
    illwill10
    I still don't see why Sony didn't do the direct pre-order selection emails first. I'm sure plenty of those who pre-ordered already might have been selected for direct preorders

    I feel like that was all an experiment to see how many would sign up for it, or maybe xbox series x information being released forced sony's hand and made sony do preorders earlier then they planned.
    Is there any reason to get the digital version other than saving the $100? I figure I like having the option of getting some games I know I'll trade (something like The Last of Us) and getting digital versions of games I'll play all year (The Show, etc.)
    adamj2281
    Is there any reason to get the digital version other than saving the $100? I figure I like having the option of getting some games I know I'll trade (something like The Last of Us) and getting digital versions of games I'll play all year (The Show, etc.)

    They are exactly the same other than price and not having a disc drive. So it's just personal preference really.
    adamj2281
    Is there any reason to get the digital version other than saving the $100? I figure I like having the option of getting some games I know I'll trade (something like The Last of Us) and getting digital versions of games I'll play all year (The Show, etc.)

    If your 100% committed to digital games then its worth it to save the $100. If for any reason you want disc games dont do it.
    m1ke_nyc
    If your 100% committed to digital games then its worth it to save the $100. If for any reason you want disc games dont do it.

    Yeah, I like saving taxes and just the flexibility of digital, but I also like being able to trade games in and keep some space on my HDD.
    m1ke_nyc
    If your 100% committed to digital games then its worth it to save the $100. If for any reason you want disc games dont do it.

    I agree. When I purchase a game, I primarily buy it digitally. But, I went Physical mainly because I rent games via Gamefly and I like taking advantage of deals.
    I can't remember the last time I put a disc in my PS4. I've gone completely digital so I'm going in for the Digital-only version. Which is sitting in my cart at Best Buy and I can't checkout either...
    jrnlgrn
    So I'm just going to assume this PS5 sitting in my Best Buy cart is sold out since it won't let me checkout.

    I havent seen anyone say they have gotten it from BB across a few sites, so I keep clicking
    If I can get a preorder on the digital version than cool. If not, im ok with waiting until the spring since the only game I really play on the PS is the Show.
    NY4Life
    I havent seen anyone say they have gotten it from BB across a few sites, so I keep clicking

    I got a digital order in at bestbuy but I want to cancel and get the disc version. I wont cancel it unless I get a disc pre order. I do have a Walmart order but I simply dont trust it to hold up.
    m1ke_nyc
    I got a digital order in at bestbuy but I want to cancel and get the disc version. I wont cancel it unless I get a disc pre order. I do have a Walmart order but I simply dont trust it to hold up.

    Can i ask why you don't trust the Walmart order will hold up? Just curiuos because thats where I pre ordered from.
    cthurt
    Can i ask why you don't trust the Walmart order will hold up? Just curiuos because thats where I pre ordered from.

    I saw a bunch of people on Twitter had theirs canceled. When I ordered mine it was saying sold out but I kept trying and it finally went through. I think they took more pre orders than consoles allocated to them. If it holds up great but I dont wanna be dependent on that. Fingers crossed Amazon pops up soon.
    m1ke_nyc
    I saw a bunch of people on Twitter had theirs canceled. When I ordered mine it was saying sold out but I kept trying and it finally went through. I think they took more pre orders than consoles allocated to them. If it holds up great but I dont wanna be dependent on that. Fingers crossed Amazon pops up soon.

    Ok appreciate the heads up, I will do the same just in case lol.
    Apparently gamestop still has those scummy bundles available. Forcing people to spend more for games or accessories they may have not even wanted.
    49UNCFan
    Just need my accessories
    Congrats, did you use the app or website out of curiosity? I'm stuck staring at my cart and can't check out still.
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    Thanks, I really cant remember just clicked the link when I seen it lol. I'm getting the links quickly so I'll post when I get them here.
    The Chef
    Congrats, did you use the app or website out of curiosity? I'm stuck staring at my cart and can't check out still.
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    49UNCFan
    Best Buy was by store, shipping didn't work for me.

    After wasting 45 minutes of my time I give up. Was a long time customer but they won’t be seeing another dime from me.
    Should have done a better job managing stock and keeping their page up to date instead of wasting my time.
    Hopefully I can get one from Amazon or Sony because everywhere else is already sold out.
    So happy I signed up for all those notifications from various retailers and received none.
    49UNCFan
    Best Buy was by store, shipping didn't work for me.
    I'm able to get to checking out for store pickup then it tells me it's not available for store pickup within 250 miles but as they put it "their happy to inform me I can have it shipped" so switch to shipping then tells me it's unavailable for shipping lmao. I give up, Amazon it is or I'll stick with the PS4 until I don't have to waste an entire evening refreshing websites, sacrificing chickens and turning to my magic eight ball for guidance anymore.
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    Best buy website would not allow me to place order. Gamestop does still have the bundles for sale, was able to pre order a second one on their site
    Alternate Reality...A truly evil Sony gets pissed at the retailers jumping the gun. Sony tells them to cancel all pre orders that occured on the 16th. So all those people at work or sleep resting easy thinking they got a brand new PS5 are now at the back of the line mwhahahaha.
    I know it would never happen, that would be PR suicide but it would be truly a big f u to a lot of folks.
    Do retailers get any consoles to stock on the shelves on release day? Or does the first batch always go to preorders only? I was deployed for the last console releases, so I don't know how this usually goes.
    Cod
    Do retailers get any consoles to stock on the shelves on release day? Or does the first batch always go to preorders only? I was deployed for the last console releases, so I don't know how this usually goes.

    I think they do sometimes. I believe that my brother was able to get a PS4 without pre-ordering day 1. People will also cancel. IT's slim, but I think possible.
    Cod
    Do retailers get any consoles to stock on the shelves on release day? Or does the first batch always go to preorders only? I was deployed for the last console releases, so I don't know how this usually goes.
    Most retailers are probably going to have multiple waves of these preorders
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    jrnlgrn
    Alternate Reality...A truly evil Sony gets pissed at the retailers jumping the gun. Sony tells them to cancel all pre orders that occured on the 16th. So all those people at work or sleep resting easy thinking they got a brand new PS5 are now at the back of the line mwhahahaha.
    I know it would never happen, that would be PR suicide but it would be truly a big f u to a lot of folks.

    If that was to happen i would not buy a ps5 for a long time.
    I got my pre order at target and my cc was charged in full
    XxGamerXx
    If that was to happen i would not buy a ps5 for a long time.
    I got my pre order at target and my cc was charged in full
    My pre-order from Target was charged in full as well.
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    racerx
    My pre-order from Target was charged in full as well.
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    I just read the FAQ in target on how the handle pre orders and charges and this sucks
    Pre-order questions
    When will I be charged for a pre-order?
    When you place a pre-order, Target will send an authorization hold request to your card issuer. The authorization hold is not an actual charge and will eventually expire and drop off the account based upon the time frame set by your card-issuing bank. If the authorization hold expires before the item’s release date or before the order is ready to be shipped, the authorization will automatically renew. If any attempt to renew the authorization fails, the order will automatically be cancelled. You won’t be charged for your order until it ships.
    If you used a regular credit card then you are good but I used a debit card and each time Target re-authorizes my funds better have enough or it will cancel.
    Pathetic way of doing this, should just charge me now or authorize small amount only
    mestevo
    Most retailers are probably going to have multiple waves of these preorders
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    Hopefully they do a better job of managing them going forward.
    XxGamerXx
    I just read the FAQ in target on how the handle pre orders and charges and this sucks
    Pre-order questions
    When will I be charged for a pre-order?
    When you place a pre-order, Target will send an authorization hold request to your card issuer. The authorization hold is not an actual charge and will eventually expire and drop off the account based upon the time frame set by your card-issuing bank. If the authorization hold expires before the item’s release date or before the order is ready to be shipped, the authorization will automatically renew. If any attempt to renew the authorization fails, the order will automatically be cancelled. You won’t be charged for your order until it ships.
    If you used a regular credit card then you are good but I used a debit card and each time Target re-authorizes my funds better have enough or it will cancel.
    Pathetic way of doing this, should just charge me now or authorize small amount only
    Agreed. I used a debit card as well. I guess I'll just have to make sure at least $550 is in there at all times. SMH!!!
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    racerx
    Agreed. I used a debit card as well. I guess I'll just have to make sure at least $550 is in there at all times. SMH!!!
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    Yea this really sucks but I will have to manage it. Just sucks that they will cancel on the spot if the money not there for them to take Once every 7 days
    So the spiderman mm thing is odd. So you don't get a free update if you have the game on ps4? I figured all games on ps4 would just simple get a free update like how pro got updates. So to get it you got to pay a extra 20 to get the ps5 version even if you already had spiderman ps4 and its not even a disc version? This sounds like something Nintendo would do. I am hearing that is a little more than just high resolution on ps5 so maybe that is why but should still be a disc version though. It will be interesting to see a comparison to see how much better it looks on ps5 than ps4 and if it is really more than just better resolution like they are saying.
    XxGamerXx
    I just read the FAQ in target on how the handle pre orders and charges and this sucks
    Pre-order questions
    When will I be charged for a pre-order?
    When you place a pre-order, Target will send an authorization hold request to your card issuer. The authorization hold is not an actual charge and will eventually expire and drop off the account based upon the time frame set by your card-issuing bank. If the authorization hold expires before the item’s release date or before the order is ready to be shipped, the authorization will automatically renew. If any attempt to renew the authorization fails, the order will automatically be cancelled. You won’t be charged for your order until it ships.
    If you used a regular credit card then you are good but I used a debit card and each time Target re-authorizes my funds better have enough or it will cancel.
    Pathetic way of doing this, should just charge me now or authorize small amount only
    Yeah I mentioned this previously. You also need to make sure your banking institution doesn't view the repeated authorizations as fraud otherwise they'll cancel the auth and in turn Target will completely cancel your order. I have Bank of America and this happened to me previously so wanted to make sure people were aware.
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    The Chef
    Yeah I mentioned this previously. You also need to make sure your banking institution doesn't view the repeated authorizations as fraud otherwise they'll cancel the auth and in turn Target will completely cancel your order. I have Bank of America and this happened to me previously so wanted to make sure people were aware.
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    Yes that is a good point that your bank will see weekly authorizations of same amount and might flagged it which Target and their greedy suits will cancel your order
    Artman22
    Thanks for the link. I was only able to get the disk version and I want the digital lol..

    Same. Wanted the digital version but ill live
    Artman22
    Thanks for the link. I was only able to get the disk version and I want the digital lol..

    Digital has been VERY limited. It’s going to be very very very difficult to get.
    As I mentioned before, with games at $69.99, it might work out better having the option to buy used. Won’t have that option on digital only. For $100, I’m just happy I got one.
    So i saw disc one listed on best buy but like several hours ago when i try to check out i get this message. Sorry, we're having a system issue, but it should only be temporary.
    Please wait a little while before trying again.
    Artman22
    Tomorrow on my journey to find the 3080 GPU i'll stop at best buy an see if I can pre-order the digital version.

    LOL. Im in the same boat as you. Am trying to get a 3080 card as well. Good luck in your search for the card as well
    Artman22
    They sold out quick. I wonder how many PS5 did Sony make because these things are selling out too quick.

    I’d be willing to bet there will be waves of preorders from all of these retailers. Like before release waves
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    seasprite
    I’d be willing to bet there will be waves of preorders from all of these retailers. Like before release waves
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    I'm going to hold on to these 2 then see how they're selling and will sell one on ebay and maybe keep the digital one. I'll wait and see.
    LambertandHam
    Price seems fair, no way I'm paying 70$ for individual games though.

    To be fair, there hasn’t been an increase in game prices for 14 years. 60 bucks back in 2006 is equivalent to around 75 today......so you are actually paying less :)
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    Artman22
    I'm going to hold on to these 2 then see how they're selling and will sell one on ebay and maybe keep the digital one. I'll wait and see.

    So great to see people getting multiple consoles and talking about scalping them while others can’t get one.
    dubplate
    So great to see people getting multiple consoles and talking about scalping them while others can’t get one.

    Been at this since 8:30pm. Took me a couple of hours. If you would’ve put a little bit of effort you could’ve gotten one as well. Don’t @ me because you’re salty bro. Multiple people here did the same yet you want to quote me?
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    Artman22
    Been at this since 8:30pm. Took me a couple of hours. If you would’ve put a little bit of effort you could’ve gotten one as well. Don’t @ me because you’re salty bro. Multiple people here did the same yet you want to quote me?
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    And some of us have been at it longer than that with no luck and you’re trying to purchase a 3rd console to flip.
    I’ll be fine and will get one eventually. You do you, but scalping is just a ****ty thing to do.
    dubplate
    And some of us have been at it longer than that with no luck and you’re trying to purchase a 3rd console to flip.
    I’ll be fine and will get one eventually. You do you, but scalping is just a ****ty thing to do.

    Ok man.. I’m only buying 2 not 3. The same effort and anger you have towards me you can use to find one. Multiple people posted links at random times. Just keep checking and you’ll find one. Tomorrow many stores will allow in store pre orders as well. I hope you find one
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    Looks like I missed out unless I get an email from Sony to preorder. Congrats to those who got multiple consoles while others are left in the cold.
    Got a pre-order in on Amazon for Ps4 back in 2013. Probably should have paid attention better this year.
    Let me clear something up. I wanted the the digital only and couldn’t find one. Eventually someone posted the Amazon link and I got a disk version which isn’t the one I wanted. I got it to secure that I’m getting one. An hour later after being on Best Buy’s site for an hour trying to checkout I was able to get a digital one. I’m only holding on to 2 because i have a feeling I won’t be getting the Best Buy one. They haven’t charged anything at all. So if I can get the Best Buy one which is the digital one I’ll keep that one and cancel my Amazon one. I hope this clear things up since every post seems to be a pity party attacking me even though many times people here posted links and told people to jump on. I just happen to be on top of it nonstop and maybe I got lucky. Anyway, I hope that clears things and everyone looking for one can find one. I’m sure going to Best Buy when they open at 10am tomorrow you’ll be able to pre order one.
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    Well if this initial rush was any indication it's going to be tough to find these later, so I hopped on the preorder train. Just now got one through for the Digital version with Best Buy after a few hours of trying. They're apparently still there.
    Order confirmation on the site and my e-mail - it looks like it's done. It went through Paypal too, so I got a notification from them as well.
    Update: After going through BS on my cart on Best Buy for over an hour, my pre-order for $499 version FINALLY went through (after one missed attempt because my bank flagged the activity as fraudulent) I will be with ya'll on November 12th.
    bcruise
    Well if this initial rush was any indication it's going to be tough to find these later, so I hopped on the preorder train. Just now got one through for the Digital version with Best Buy after a few hours of trying. They're apparently still there.

    Yea I was on Best Buy’s site over an hour at the check out screen. I thought I wasn’t getting a digital one at all. They sent out an email but I’ve been reading on Twitter that they’ve been canceling some people’s orders so I’m not sure. I also heard Walmart will have preorders again on Tuesday.
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    I was finally able to get my order through my local Best Buy for the Digital Edition. I feel relieved now. Lol
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    Looks like it wasn't a coincidence mine went through - I noticed a lot of twitter posts saying people got it from Best Buy right after I got mine - and now the ones from OS too. I just happened to try again at the right time.
    'Grats guys. :cheers444
    And it's probably about to end because the IGN Deals twitter is now opening the floodgates...
    seasprite
    To be fair, there hasn’t been an increase in game prices for 14 years. 60 bucks back in 2006 is equivalent to around 75 today......so you are actually paying less :)
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    Idk man I disagree. All these games come with so many micro transactions and they make a ton. Pc games look way better than console and imagine they charged pc gamers $10 more to run the games on ultra settings. $70 seems a little steep I think..
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    It took me an hour of clicking the the button and hoping it would process, but it finally went through. Don't give up on Best Buy if you're trying.
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    I’m nervous with Best Buy, all the issues all day now everyone seems to be getting through, won’t be surprised if I wake up to a cancellation email but hopefully earlier they just legit had issues and that’s why so many are getting through now.
    IlliniM1ke
    I’m nervous with Best Buy, all the issues all day now everyone seems to be getting through, won’t be surprised if I wake up to a cancellation email but hopefully earlier they just legit had issues and that’s why so many are getting through now.

    I fear the same. Every where else sold out within minutes.
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    IlliniM1ke
    I’m nervous with Best Buy, all the issues all day now everyone seems to be getting through, won’t be surprised if I wake up to a cancellation email but hopefully earlier they just legit had issues and that’s why so many are getting through now.

    Well to be fair they where not supposed to go on sale in till tomorrow and yet went on sale at some point before 630 that was when i first saw they where like on sale any way pacific time. So they went on sale at lest a few hours before they where supposed to so maybe midnight pacific was when sales where supposed to start. Also it is late now and i did just check and they do look to be out now.
    I was able to get one at Best Buy and cancelled my Target pre-order as I did not want to take a chance with the whole debit card scenario.
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    Complete **** show last night.
    Half my Battlefield clan was in a party chat talking while they kept refreshing Bestbuy lol. A few were able to get through with the disk version and by using paypal as a payment method, but I had no luck. I got to the last processing screen about 12 times and it kept kicking me back. I know I was close because paypal kept e-mailing me asking if I signed in lol.
    I'm not really bummed or anything and there's still time. If I can't get one I'll survive and will get one at a later date, but for $400 it's easy to rationalize considering that is how much I paid for the PS4 Pro. I'm sure there's a lot less of those (digital) being manufactured because they seem like they would lose Sony money at that price even without the disk drive.
    After a good 5-6 hours was able to get the digital edition through best buy. Right around 3 am est. Wild. Never been apart of something like this before, is this how it always goes? Sheesh.I too am trying not to get my hopes up too high half expecting to get a cancellation email.
    Artman22
    Let me clear something up. I wanted the the digital only and couldn’t find one. Eventually someone posted the Amazon link and I got a disk version which isn’t the one I wanted. I got it to secure that I’m getting one. An hour later after being on Best Buy’s site for an hour trying to checkout I was able to get a digital one. I’m only holding on to 2 because i have a feeling I won’t be getting the Best Buy one. They haven’t charged anything at all. So if I can get the Best Buy one which is the digital one I’ll keep that one and cancel my Amazon
    Man don't cancel it, sell it use the extra money towards your system.
    Got two on Amazon last night, one digital and one disc, wanted two digital. One was for my son. He has saved birthday money and chore money and had exactly $400. Went ahead and used two Amazon accounts and two different cards just in case one limit per card or something. Got both confirmation emails. A little later I got a cancelled Email for the disc version. Couldn’t charge my card. Went and looked, I put the wrong expiration date in. Damn. 😩😩😩
    AUChase
    Complete **** show last night.
    Half my Battlefield clan was in a party chat talking while they kept refreshing Bestbuy lol. A few were able to get through with the disk version and by using paypal as a payment method, but I had no luck. I got to the last processing screen about 12 times and it kept kicking me back. I know I was close because paypal kept e-mailing me asking if I signed in lol.
    I'm not really bummed or anything and there's still time. If I can't get one I'll survive and will get one at a later date, but for $400 it's easy to rationalize considering that is how much I paid for the PS4 Pro. I'm sure there's a lot less of those being manufactured because they seem like they would lose Sony money at that price even without the disk drive.

    I’m actually a bit surprised that the digital version seems be be in a much lower supply. Yeah the disc version is 100 bucks more, but they have also sunken costs in the unit for the disc hardware. On the other hand, the digital version is like a cash cow for them long term as you are only going one place for games and that’s the PS Store. It will be like a money tree for them. JMO
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    seasprite
    I’m actually a bit surprised that the digital version seems be be in a much lower supply. Yeah the disc version is 100 bucks more, but they have also sunken costs in the unit for the disc hardware. On the other hand, the digital version is like a cash cow for them long term as you are only going one place for games and that’s the PS Store. It will be like a money tree for them. JMO
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    That's a really good point. There's a lot of little nuances like that to factor in now instead of how it used to be to determine success. They will definitely make a lot from their cut of video game sales and I wasn't really thinking of it that way.
    What is the difference between digital and disc version ??
    Is it only that one has a disc drive/blu Ray player and one doesn’t ??
    All other specs are the same ?
    Not like the Xbox S and X where the specs change between the two ?
    Mintsa
    What is the difference between digital and disc version ??
    Is it only that one has a disc drive/blu Ray player and one doesn’t ??
    All other specs are the same ?
    Not like the Xbox S and X where the specs change between the two ?

    Yes only difference is disc drive. So one is all digital and is traditional way to play games. Besides that same performance and specs between the two.
    -chill-
    After a good 5-6 hours was able to get the digital edition through best buy. Right around 3 am est. Wild. Never been apart of something like this before, is this how it always goes? Sheesh.I too am trying not to get my hopes up too high half expecting to get a cancellation email.

    This is definitely not how it always goes. I think Sony made a mistake by telling people pre-orders would start today and not enforcing that at all like Microsoft has done.
    illwill10
    Yes only difference is disc drive. So one is all digital and is traditional way to play games. Besides that same performance and specs between the two.

    Ok. Got it thanks.
    dubplate
    This is definitely not how it always goes. I think Sony made a mistake by telling people pre-orders would start today and not enforcing that at all like Microsoft has done.
    Sony is making mistakes MS did last gen...saying stuff is on PC, lies about games not being on PS4, preorder insanity.
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    Tried for several hours on Best Buy. Made it all the way to checkout. Then it kept asking me to pick a store for pickup, I would pick the store, it wouldn't take it and then give me an error that I needed to pick a store for pickup. Kept trying that over and over and then it finally just removed the console saying it wasn't available (I also had an extra controller and the charging station in the cart).
    Oh well.
    mgoblue
    Sony is making mistakes MS did last gen...saying stuff is on PC, lies about games not being on PS4, preorder insanity.
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    Lol....I think it was a clever move. When you're competing with a Trillion Dollar company you better be shrewd. They've got the drop on Microsoft by putting this out for preorder 1st by selling out their units in the market place. Not many people will afford multiple units and they know it. I'm sure when Microsoft announced their retail prices Sony cringed because Sony will lose $'s in the early rounds but they know they'll recoup it at a later time.
    Picci
    Lol....I think it was a clever move. When you're competing with a Trillion Dollar company you better be shrewd. They've got the drop on Microsoft by putting this out for preorder 1st by selling out their units in the market place. Not many people will afford multiple units and they know it. I'm sure when Microsoft announced their retail prices Sony cringed because Sony will lose $'s in the early rounds but they know they'll recoup it at a later time.
    Good thoughts... though I'm questioning their inventory...if MS has a lot more, especially the digital which Sony is seemingly limiting, it will be interesting.
    Shrewd vs lying is different tho...kinda dirty to say PS5 is a whole new gen then backtrack. Something Sony guys would rail on MS if they did
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    mgoblue
    Sony is making mistakes MS did last gen...saying stuff is on PC, lies about games not being on PS4, preorder insanity.
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    Yea this was a complete mess. Now they’re saying they will support the Ps4 for 4 more years when before they said they wouldn’t, and how do you say the preorders start today and yesterday at 7pm a bunch of stores started selling the preorders? Xbox threw shade at Sony on Twitter last night saying theirs will be organized and people will know when to preorder. Went to Best Buy this morning to try and get a 3080 graphics card and they said all ps5 sold out. People were pissed and were telling the store employees “Sony said preorders start today”
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    Picci
    Lol....I think it was a clever move. When you're competing with a Trillion Dollar company you better be shrewd. They've got the drop on Microsoft by putting this out for preorder 1st by selling out their units in the market place. Not many people will afford multiple units and they know it. I'm sure when Microsoft announced their retail prices Sony cringed because Sony will lose $'s in the early rounds but they know they'll recoup it at a later time.

    Which is exactly why they should have done a better job evening the playing field like MS did instead of the Wild West **** show that was last night.
    Some consumers are only looking to be on one platform and now they’ll be switching to MS if the can pre-order their console without the hassle PlayStation put them through without anything to show for it.
    Alienating consumers is not a smart move anytime, but even more so with the current state of the economy.
    I downloaded a Chrome extension to keep reloading the tab so I could do other stuff went to google did a search for "PS5 Amazon Twitter" and let the universe decide. Luckily I looked over at the right time when the guy on twitter posted the links. Then shared it here... made sure I got mine first of course lol.
    Got the digital version and an extra controller. Now I can actually anticipate the launch games.
    LetsGoBucs
    Tried for several hours on Best Buy. Made it all the way to checkout. Then it kept asking me to pick a store for pickup, I would pick the store, it wouldn't take it and then give me an error that I needed to pick a store for pickup. Kept trying that over and over and then it finally just removed the console saying it wasn't available (I also had an extra controller and the charging station in the cart).
    Oh well.

    I tried for an hour round 1 and then another hour and a half round 2. I finally gave up and won’t be giving Best Buy any business in the future.
    mgoblue

    Shrewd vs lying is different tho...kinda dirty to say PS5 is a whole new gen then backtrack. Something Sony guys would rail on MS if they did

    If you think about it Mgoblue what's the difference between this coming generation and last generation? SSD? 4K? 120FPS? There really isn't much. The games will still look and play sweet.
    Artman22
    Yea this was a complete mess. Now they’re saying they will support the Ps4 for 4 more years when before they said they wouldn’t, and how do you say the preorders start today and yesterday at 7pm a bunch of stores started selling the preorders?

    Come on Art. This isn't a street date video game that they don't want on the market to spoil things.
    If the PS3 life span lasted until 2017 did you really think with nearly 115 millionPS4 units sold, it was going to last 4 years? Not sure where you heard otherwise.
    dubplate
    Which is exactly why they should have done a better job evening the playing field like MS did instead of the Wild West **** show that was last night.
    Some consumers are only looking to be on one platform and now they’ll be switching to MS if the can pre-order their console without the hassle PlayStation put them through without anything to show for it.
    Alienating consumers is not a smart move anytime, but even more so with the current state of the economy.

    Evening the playing field? Microsoft did a hell of a job controlling the costs of their machine to a minimum. Not many with the exception of Google and Apple would be able to do this without flinching. They're competing with an almost unlimited bank account!
    Artman22
    Yea this was a complete mess. Now they’re saying they will support the Ps4 for 4 more years when before they said they wouldn’t, and how do you say the preorders start today and yesterday at 7pm a bunch of stores started selling the preorders? Xbox threw shade at Sony on Twitter last night saying theirs will be organized and people will know when to preorder. Went to Best Buy this morning to try and get a 3080 graphics card and they said all ps5 sold out. People were pissed and were telling the store employees “Sony said preorders start today”
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    That’s precisely what I figured.
    Was going to get up early and walk to Target to see if I could pre-order in store but figured it would be a waste of time and wasn’t worth the risk (the air quality in Portland is the worst in the world right now due to all these fires).
    If I can’t pre-order one in the next few days I may just say screw it and see if I can get an Xbox (something I wasn’t going to do until the fiasco that was last night) or try and live-up outside Target on launch day and see if I can get one that way like I did with the Switch.
    I don't think Sony is the one that looks bad. They said pre orders started the 17th the only one that came close to that is Amazon. Walmart said screw it let's do this then everyone else followed suit. Even if Sony "let" them start pre orders early it's easy to just through the blame onto them the retailers. With the biggest retailer Amazon and even the Sony invite pre order emails not going out until later in the evening it's even easier to throw the blame on Walmart, Target and Gamestop.
    Let's be honest a shoddy preorder launch isn't going to change the minds of anyone that really wants a PS5. Console wars on the consumer side is and will always be dumb. I've never owned an xbox for no other reason than I started with an original PS and it's habit at this point.
    Picci
    If you think about it Mgoblue what's the difference between this coming generation and last generation? SSD? 4K? 120FPS? There really isn't much. The games will still look and play sweet.

    I'm fine with doing it, but say it and don't go back. If MS does anything like this people bitch about them being unorganized. Sony literally said in interviews that Next Gen is a new generation and they specifically are doing this for a reason. MS was getting dinged by guessing that games won't be as good because they're on both generations, so there's just no consistency. It's a bad look IMO.
    mgoblue
    I'm fine with doing it, but say it and don't go back. If MS does anything like this people bitch about them being unorganized. Sony literally said in interviews that Next Gen is a new generation and they specifically are doing this for a reason. MS was getting dinged by guessing that games won't be as good because they're on both generations, so there's just no consistency. It's a bad look IMO.

    Oh, next generation is coming. You probably won't care much about it but many like me can't wait.
    https://www.psxhax.com/threads/new-playstation-vr-ps-vr-headset-rumored-to-arrive-in-2020.7289/
    Picci
    If you think about it Mgoblue what's the difference between this coming generation and last generation? SSD? 4K? 120FPS? There really isn't much. The games will still look and play sweet.
    Come on Art. This isn't a street date video game that they don't want on the market to spoil things.
    If the PS3 life span lasted until 2017 did you really think with nearly 115 millionPS4 units sold, it was going to last 4 years? Not sure where you heard otherwise.
    Evening the playing field? Microsoft did a hell of a job controlling the costs of their machine to a minimum. Not many with the exception of Google and Apple would be able to do this without flinching. They're competing with an almost unlimited bank account!

    Evening the playing field was referring to a hard pre-order date being enforced.
    racerx
    I was able to get one at Best Buy and cancelled my Target pre-order as I did not want to take a chance with the whole debit card scenario.
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    I ordered mines from Target with debit. What u mean debit card scenario?
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    Picci
    If you think about it Mgoblue what's the difference between this coming generation and last generation? SSD? 4K? 120FPS? There really isn't much. The games will still look and play sweet.
    Come on Art. This isn't a street date video game that they don't want on the market to spoil things.
    If the PS3 life span lasted until 2017 did you really think with nearly 115 millionPS4 units sold, it was going to last 4 years? Not sure where you heard otherwise.
    Evening the playing field? Microsoft did a hell of a job controlling the costs of their machine to a minimum. Not many with the exception of Google and Apple would be able to do this without flinching. They're competing with an almost unlimited bank account!

    Correct me if I’m wrong but didn’t they say the Miles Morales was only coming to the ps5 when they first showed the game? And yesterday they said it’s now also coming to the PS4?
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