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PlayStation 5 launched, and still retailers have no real idea of when second shipments might arrive… but here’s a handful of places you can hope to try

If you’re still doing your head in about how and where to buy a PlayStation 5 – especially given that tomorrow new orders are being accepted – then fear not. Trusty game review site Kotaku has done the research for you.

Both public and retailers were surprised in September when all of a sudden, Sony announced that gamers could preorder their consoles for launch day. Of course, numbers were limited, preorders flooded in, and within hours minutes the consoles were sold out.

So, come launch day tomorrow, there’ll be plenty of gamers out there feeling absolutely jelly of their buddies who managed to score a PS5 already.

There has been talk, though, about a huge new shipment of consoles that could be available for purchase, with some retailers hinting they may have more to sell in December, and others claiming you’re out of luck until mid-early 2021.

But you could still try any of the following:

Independent video game store The Gamesmen will have their preorder store go live Thursday 12 November at 10am AEST. They’ve also said they’ll have a small allocation of stock reserved for instore purchases, available on Friday November 13, so if you’re a Sydney-sider, pack your bag for a sleepout.

EB Games has said it is sold out for the next five shipments (jeepers!) so if you preorder now, the earliest you’ll nab your console is April 2021.

JB Hi-Fi is in a similar rut as EB Games but worse off, actually, since they haven’t even got confirmation of a second delivery for PS5s. JB will notify its customers as soon as they know, via e-newsletter, giving at least one week’s notice (so sign up to that newsletter now).

Big W will only be taking orders online and will start taking orders from tomorrow but it’s not certain whether shipment will be immediate or in December.

Harvey Norman have hinted they have a shipment in early December with preorders for that one opening up tomorrow, too, and management saying units should be delivered by December 15.

Amazon has no idea when ‘this item will be back in stock’, and Kogan have simply said ‘coming soon’.

Antonino Tati


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