You can finally order the PS5 regularly from various retailers such as Amazon, Gamestop and Otto. MediaMarkt and Saturn even have a particularly popular bundle with Hogwarts Legacy in stock, which, however, is always sold out. If you are interested, you should act quickly.
Buy PS5: Secure the console together with Hogwarts Legacy
At MediaMarkt (view here) and Saturn (view here), you get the console together with the highly coveted game Hogwarts Legacy for a total of 569 euros. If you consider that the MSRP of the console is 549.99 euros, you only pay 19 euros for the game with this bundle. In order to be able to put it in the shopping cart, however, you must be a MyMediaMarkt or Saturn Card customer. However, both memberships are completely free of charge and also offer advantages such as birthday vouchers and special discount campaigns.
You can now order the PlayStation 5 from almost all well-known online retailers. That’s how she gets disc edition for example:
- At Amazon in a bundle with “God of War Ragnarök” for 619 euros (view here).
- At Saturn in a bundle with “God of War Ragnarök” for 619 euros (view here).
- At MediaMarkt in a bundle with “God of War Ragnarök” for 619 euros (view here).
Top offers for the digital edition are current:
- Bundled with God of War Ragnarök Otto for 519.99 euros (view here).
- At Saturn in a bundle with “God of War Ragnarök” for 519 euros (view here).
- At MediaMarkt in a bundle with “God of War Ragnarök” for 519 euros (view here).
PS5 in the tariff bundle: alternative way to get to the console
You need more data volume, but no new smartphone? How about a PlayStation 5 as a premium on the cell phone plan? At Flymobile (see offer) you can currently get the NextGen console with a tariff in the Vodafone network and a second controller. The delivery time is given as a few working days.
- 45GB (max. 500 Mbit/s)
- Allnet and SMS flat rate
- EU roaming included
- 24 months minimum term, 1 month notice period
- Monthly costs: 39.99 euros
- One-time additional payment: 104.99 euros
- Total costs after 24 months: 1,064.75 euros
According to idealo.de, the PlayStation 5 Disc Edition currently costs at least 590 euros and a second controller at least 65 euros. If these values are now subtracted from the total cost of 1,064.75 euros (after 24 months) for the tariff, 409.75 euros remain. That means her effective 17.07 euros per month paid for the tariff alone – a good price for an all-network and SMS flat rate 5G enabled 45GB Data volume.
Buy PS5: With or without a drive?
If you’re wondering why the bundles are suddenly so expensive, it’s not because of the trade: the price of the PS5 is in August 2022 in Europe increased by 50 euros. The all-digital edition now costs 449.99 euros RRP (instead of 399.99 euros), while the model with a 4K drive is sold for 549.99 euros RRP (instead of 499.99 euros) (source: Playstation). But is it worth the extra cost?
- PlayStation 5 with disc drive for 549.99 euros RRP: The disc version may cost 100 euros more, but is recommended for PlayStation fans who have a large library of PS4 games on discs and want to keep using them. You can also use the PS5 disc version to play Blu-Rays and 4K Blu-Rays.
- PlayStation 5 All Digital Edition for 449.99 euros RRP: With the PS5 All Digital Edition, you’re limited to games you buy from the PlayStation Store. If you don’t have a large game collection and don’t plan to build one up or mainly play free-2-play titles like Fortnite or CoD: Warzone, you can access it here. So you save 100 euros and get a slightly slimmer console.
Buy PS5 on the gray market – on eBay
A big problem regarding the availability of the PS5 lies with the so-called scalpers. These are bots that continuously scan shop pages and purchase consoles as they become available. The bot operators want to continue buying consoles on trading platforms like eBay thanks to the artificial scarcity at a profit. Of course, while the method may seem morally questionable, buying the console at a premium on eBay is an option. However, we recommend that you study the offers carefully for the reputability of the dealer, origin of the hardware, guarantee/warranty and delivery date.
The eBay prices provide an indirect impression of the relationship between supply and demand. We monitor the eBay prices closely, several times a week we determine the best price from reputable eBay dealers for consoles with the condition “new” and the “Buy It Now” option that can be delivered from Germany. From this it can be deduced how far away the PlayStation 5 is from being widely available. Unfortunately, scalping seems to continue to pay off.
Buy PS5: Essential console accessories
If you were able to buy a PS5, you might want to use it official Sony accessories get the most out of your PS5. The DualSense controller, charging station, remote control, HD camera and headset can make your life easier and your gaming experience more enjoyable.
Also, you need one Top TV, so that the graphics performance of the PS5 can really come into its own. Devices that have 4K resolution, HDMI 2.1, 120 Hz and VRR are ideal. More info in our focus on the best gaming TVs. Here are three suggestions for suitable 4K TVs:
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