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The Playstation 5 has launched!

The Playstation 5 has launched!

Author: Wardah Sempa | Thursday 19th November 2020

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The Playstation 5 has finally launched! The console went on sale in the UK at 8am this morning! Those fortunate enough to have secured pre-orders from GAME will, in theory, be able to collect their consoles in person between 8am and 2pm.

The two consoles, the main PlayStation 5 (£449.99) and a digital PS5 edition (£349.99) both sold out in minutes when pre-orders started and finding new stock since has reportedly not been easy.

Amazon has also confirmed it will restock from 12pm precisely – though the dreaded words ‘stock limited’ came with the news. Currys stock is already live with a queueing system in place, plus John Lewis confirmed new stock so there are other options. Sony had already said that any additional stock that will be available today will not be available in stores due to England’s lockdown.

To quote PlayStation themselves: “No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) – please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase. Be safe, stay home, and place your order online.”