The knot has finally burst and scalpers are no longer a problem: the PS5 is available immediately from Amazon, Otto and Sony. Order them in a bundle with God of War Ragnarök. But it is also available as a premium for mobile phone tariffs. We have all the details.
Buy PS5: Order the console from Amazon, Otto and Sony
The time has finally come. You can now order the Playstation 5 from almost all well-known online retailers. For example, you can get them from Amazon (view here) and Otto (disc edition and digital edition) in a bundle with the hit game God of War: Ragnarök. Shipping costs of 5 euros are added everywhere, since the game is USK 18 and there must be an age rating.
If you don’t want to play God of War: Ragnarök (but you should, trust us), you can now even do so directly from Sony order a PS5 without a game (watch at Sony).
PS5 in the tariff bundle: Alternative ways 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 network from o2 and a 2nd controller. The delivery time is given as a few working days.
- 26GB LTE (max. 25 Mbit/s) and Allnet-Flat im o2-Network
- Allnet and SMS flat rate
- EU roaming included
- 24 months minimum term, 1 month notice period
- Monthly costs: 34.98 euros
- One-time additional payment: 104.99 euros
- Total costs after 24 months: 944.51 euros
According to idealo.de, the PlayStation 5 Disc Edition currently costs at least 619 euros RRP and a second controller at least 61 euros. If these values are now subtracted from the total cost of 944.51 euros (after 24 months) for the tariff, 264.51 euros remain. That means her effectively 11.02 euros per month paid for the tariff alone – a good price for an all-network and SMS flat rate with 26 GB of data volume.
Buy PS5: Overview of online shops
PlayStation 5 with disc drive for 549 euros
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.
If you want to increase your chances of catching the PS5 in retail sales, you should keep an eye on the following dealers and, if necessary, strike quickly.
PlayStation 5 All Digital Edition for 449 euros
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.
PlayStation 5 availability: The current situation
Although the PlayStation 5 went on sale in November 2020, it is still not available across the board. In the last few weeks there have been at least occasional “drops” where the console was available several times in limited contingents for a short time (usually just minutes) from various online retailers.
PS5: NextGen console price increase here
If you’re wondering why the bundles are suddenly so expensive, it’s not because of the trade: the price of Sony’s PS5 is now in Europe increased by 50 euros. So the all-digital model of the PS5 now costs €449.99, while the model with the 4K drive is sold for €549.99. (Source: Playstation)
Buy PS5: Essential console accessories
If you were able to buy a PS5, you might want to use it official Sony accessories get the best 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: