PlayStation 5 pre-orders open TOMORROW!

It’s the news you have been waiting for! Well, apart from the price. And the release date. PlayStation 5 pre-orders will open tomorrow at selected retailers! Woohoo!

Update: Well, a bunch of places went early. If you’re in the UK, GAME and Smyths have already sold out, but you can head to our UK PS5 pre-orders page, where we’re tracking Amazon and your other options to see when they go live.


Sony have officially confirmed the PlayStation 5 will launch on November 19th in the UK and will cost £449.99 for the version with a 4K UHD Blu-ray drive and £359.99 for the digital edition.

We’re getting the console slightly later than some other territories. The US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea can get their hands on the console on November 12th. In other territories the console will cost $499.99 / €499.99 /  ¥ 49,980 for the disc version and $399.99 / €399.99 /  ¥ 39,980.

Here are the hardware specifications for the new console!

CPU 8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5Ghz w/ SMT (variable)
GPU 10.28 TFLOPS – 36 CUs @ 2.26Ghz (variable)
Memory 16 GB GDDR6 (448GB/s)
Internal Storage 825 GB Custom NVME SSD
I/O Throughput 5.5 GB/s (Raw), 8-9 GB/s (Compressed)
Expandable Storage Approved M.2 third party SSDs in dedicated expansion bay
External Storage USB External HDD Support for PS4 games
Optical Dirve Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc
Video Output HDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRR
Audio Tempest Engine 3D audio


The first TV spot for the PlayStation 5 has also arrived with Sony trying to describe to people what it will feel like to play games on their next-gen console, wrapping together things like 3D audio, haptic feedback and adaptive triggers.

It’s quite a high concept video, showing a woman adventuring in a weird and mysterious world. The opening line says, “Welcome to a world where you can feel more,” and this is a key part of Sony’s pitch for the next generation. The DualSense controller features adaptive triggers to relay different pressures to your fingers, while more advanced haptic feedback is to be incorporated to add more nuance compared to the rumble motors found in the DualShock 4. 3D audio with advanced HRTF processing to simulate different ear shapes will also aim to make audio more immersive and spatial, regardless of whether you’re hearing sound from a TV, set of headphones or an existing surround sound set up.

Here are some of the games confirmed for PlayStation 5:

Source: Twitter

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  1. At last we can pre-order one. Yippee

  2. All I need now is £449. Although as it’s launching 16 days after my birthday, and I’ve already got almost £300 sitting in my Amazon account, I think I might just wait.

  3. As much as I want one I just can’t justify day 1 or even day 365 TBH. My sensible head is saying my gaming time is too sporadic, we need a new fridge freezer (and washing machine sounding rough too), and I’ve too big a backlog on the 3 and 4 anyway… boo!

    • A new fridge and a washing machine? That’s the XBox Series X and S right there, isn’t it? ;)

      • I think swmbo might notice that! lol

  4. Oh no..! I just fell asleep after the show, and only preordered now at 2am… hope not all have been sold out already… :-o

    • I saw a comment saying it was a boring presentation, I guess it really did send people to sleep!

      • Well, I actually made it through the presentation and fell asleep only afterwards. :-)
        But it wasn’t the most exciting show for me, as I couldn’t care less for FF37 or CoD53, which got a lot of screen time.

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