PlayStation 5 release date: When does Sony’s new console go on sale in the UK?

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After months of anticipation, Sony has finally announced the price and release date for the PlayStation 5 console.

The information was announced during Sony’s PlayStation 5 Games Showcase on Wednesday this week.

The official release date is November 12, with fans in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand South Korea able to get their hands on the console on that date.

However, it’s not good news for British PlayStation fans, who will have to wait another week to buy the PS5.

The official UK release date is November 19.

In terms of pricing, the PlayStation 5 is priced at £449.99/ $499.99 / AU$749.95, and the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is slightly cheaper at $399.99 / £359.99 / AU$749.95.

The Sony PlayStation 5 standard and Digital Edition consoles and a DualSense controller

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While there’s still two months to wait before you can buy the PS5, you’ll be happy to hear that pre-orders are open now.

Major retailers including Amazon, ShopTo, Argos, Currys and Very have already set up pre-order pages and these are now live for shoppers to take advantage of.

  • Amazon

  • GAME

  • Currys

  • Argos

  • ShopTo

  • Very

  • Smyths Toys

  • Monster Shop

  • Tesco

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Shoppers can also save an extra £15 off their PS5 pre-order purchases thank to TopCashback's latest deal.

The cashback site is giving all new members an extra £15 off their online orders when spending £15 or more – and it's available at a number of top retailers stocking the console.

All new members have to do is sign up to for free, find their retailer of choice and click through via TopCashback. The site will then track your order and pay out £15 bonus plus any additional cashback to cover some of the cost.