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Where to buy PS5: Target, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart stock as new console goes on sale TODAY

Where to buy PS5: Target, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart stock as new console goes on sale TODAY

SONY’S new PlayStation 5 console is out in the US today – and it’s likely to sell out within minutes.

The launch follows hot on the heels of the release of Microsoft’s Xbox Series X, which on Tuesday left thousands of gamers disappointed after stocks ran dry at lightning pace across the globe.

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The PlayStation 5 is out in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea today[/caption]

PlayStation 5 – What is it?

The PlayStation 5 is the latest and greatest console from Japanese tech titan Sony.

The firm has developed two versions of the high-powered machine: A PS5 proper and a cheaper, “Digital Edition” without a disc tray.

Each PS5 can process gorgeous 8K graphics, and they boast powerful engines that almost eliminate loading times.

Sony has also lined up an impressive roster of exclusives games for the console – more on that below.

Where is the PS5 out today and how much does it cost?

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Shoppers in Japan have already picked up their consoles[/caption]

Unlike Microsoft’s two new consoles – the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S – the PS5’s release date is different depending on where you live.

The first launch falls on November 12, and includes the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

In the UK and Europe, you won’t be able to get it until November 19.

The PS5 proper costs £449.99/$499.99, while the digital edition comes in at £359/$399.

Why isn’t the PS5 out in the UK today?

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Sony has reworked its DualShock controller with a space age design[/caption]

There’s no public reason why the PS5 is out later in the UK.

In a statement earlier this year, Sony hinted that it was prioritising other countries that it considers to be “key markets”.

“As we have just announced in our PS5 Showcase, we’re only a couple of months away from launching the next generation of play.

“Starting on November 12, PS5 will be available in seven key markets: the U.S., Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea.

“The global rollout will continue on November 19 with launches throughout the rest of the world.”

Where to buy the PS5 in the US

Sony has developed two versions of the high-powered machine: A PS5 proper (left) and a cheaper, ‘Digital Edition’ without a disc tray

If you’re hoping to bag a PlayStation 5 on launch day, you’d better act fast.

Pre-orders for the gaming machines opened in September and sold out within minutes. Stock remains in short supply.

Some shops are opening up additional sales on launch day, and they’re expected to sell out fast.

To give yourself the best chance of grabbing a console, hit up the links below as early as possible.

If you miss out today, there’s a good chance retailers will release other batches ahead of Christmas – likely within the next few weeks.

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PS5 launch games

Here are the games hitting the PlayStation 5 on launch day.

The console is also backwards compatible, meaning it can play a bunch of top PS4 games from the get-go.

  • Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
  • Astro’s Playroom
  • Borderlands 3
  • Bugsnax
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War
  • Dead by Daylight
  • Demon’s Souls
  • Devil May Cry 5: Special Edition
  • DIRT 5
  • Fortnite
  • Godfall
  • Goonya Fighter
  • King Oddball
  • Maneater
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man: Remastered
  • Mortal Kombat 11 Ultimate
  • NBA 2K21
  • No Man’s Sky: The Next Generation
  • Observer: System Redux
  • Overcooked: All You Can Eat
  • The Pathless
  • Planet Coaster: Console Edition
  • Poker Club
  • Sackboy: A Big Adventure
  • Warhammer: Chaosbane Slayer Edition
  • Watch Dogs Legion
  • WRC 9

Are you excited for the new consoles? Let us know in the comments!


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