Where to find and buy PlayStation 5?

To celebrate 30 million PS5 consoles sold since its launch in November 2020, Sony decided to end the shortage at the recent CES 2023. Excellent news a priori for all those trying to get one of the two versions with the stock shortage that has been tied up for 2 years.

Unfortunately, this announcement by Sony Interactive Entertainment boss Jim Ryan did not eliminate the lack of PS5 in France. The console can still be obtained from the market by buying imports or Bundles, often at a higher price.

Price of Playstation 5:

  • Standard Edition: €549.99
  • Digital Edition: €449.99

🎮 What are the best brands that regularly have PS5 in stock?

To avoid spending more than you need to, you have to be patient and watch for sections coming in, often dribs and drabs, from a few major retailers. Amazon, Cdiscount or Fnac… These three brands should be watched very closely because they are regularly replenished.. But we don’t hide it from you, the copies go in a few minutes. Don’t hesitate to visit Boulanger stocks, big retailers like E.Leclerc, specialists like Micromania or even the official PlayStation website.

🇬🇧 PS5 Standard: Available in France

🇬🇧 PS5 Digital Edition: Available in France

📣 How to use alert systems to get notified of new PS5 stock?

Good news, there are a few tricks to speed things up for those unlucky enough to still not get their hands on a PS5. Walking the shops every day is a necessary evil when you know it’s only minutes before a new stock is snapped up, but it’s relying a little too much on luck.

Also, some sites have built warning systems. By signing up, you can be notified by email when PS5 Standard or Digital Edition is available.

How to get an alert on AMAZON.FR

Go to Amazon’s PlayStation Store. Select PS5 Classic Edition and click Request Invite. Of course, you’ll need to create an Amazon account beforehand, if you haven’t already. The site warns that there is only a limited number and that it will not be able to fulfill all requests. If so, you will be notified by email within 72 hours that the console can be purchased at the manufacturer’s price via a valid link. This option is not offered for PS5 Digital Edition.

How to get an alert on FNAC.COM

For Fnac, the principle is a little different. If you want to access the notification system, you must create an account (if you do not already have one) and identify yourself on the site. To open the file, click on the unavailable product, wait for the queue assigned by the site, then press the call button. In the pop-up window, click the Notify Me button to be notified of a possible stock return.

How to get an alert on DARTY.COM

Unsurprisingly, it’s the same thing presented more clearly than Fnac. When a product is listed as unavailable, you can click “Notify me when this product is available” and enter your email. The only downside is that it is impossible to find an offer at the manufacturer’s price, Darty prefers to promote products from third-party sellers that are more expensive, but available.

How to get a warning on MICROMANIA.FR

You have to search for the product of your choice through the search engine, and among the options offered to you, a Create Alert button is displayed on unavailable products. If you have a Micromania account, click on it and enter your email and phone number to receive notifications.

📦 Choose a PS5 bundle to beat the shortage

Other sites don’t offer warning systems at all, but there are other solutions to get a PS5 console. You can easily find Imports on most brands through Marketplaces, unfortunately they are often very expensive.

On the other hand, the offer is more reasonable for Bundles with additional games or accessories with the PS5 console. On the PlayStation website, the PS God of War Ragnarok Console Bundle is offered for €619.99. On third-party sellers, this same package is certainly sold at a higher price, but this kind of offer remains more affordable than some imports that easily pass the €1,000 mark. Especially on Cdiscount, this Bundle is offered for 759.99, but with two additional games (Gran Turismo 7 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart). Not without interest if you have a budget and want to treat yourself. The bundle offer is also access to the almost impossible-to-find Digital Edition of PS. For example, the PS Digital Ragnarok Pack is €698.89 on Amazon.

⚙️ What are the features of the PS5 console?

Despite being released two years ago, the PS5 remains a particularly muscular console that has found its audience of avid gamers. Its components are compatible with the latest trendy technologies, be it Ray Tracing or the latest generation 3D audio functions. The ability to turn the game into an unforgettable experience.

PS5 specs

  • Processor : AMD Zen 2
  • CPU power : 8 cores – up to 3.5 GHz
  • GPUs : AMD Radeon RDNA 2 etched at 7nm
  • GPU power : 10.28 TFLOPs, up to -2.23 GHz
  • Maximum Frame Rate : 120Hz
  • Maximum definition : 8TH KILOMETER
  • Memory : 16 GB GDDR6 (256 bit)
  • Storage : 815 GB SSD
  • Connection : Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth
  • Extension : internal NVMe SSD slot, external USB drive
  • connectors : 1 HDMI port, 2 USB ports
  • Additional functions Support for ray tracing, 3D audio, adaptive triggers, haptic feedback
  • Optical drive : 4K UHD Blu-Ray, standard model only
  • Sizes: 39 x 10.4 x 26 cm / 39 x 9.2 x 26 (Digital Edition)
  • Weight : 4.5 kg / 3.9 kg (Digital Edition)
  • Accessories : DualSense controller comes with USB charging cable, HDMI cable, pre-installed Astro’s Playroom game, power cable, stand

🤔 What are the differences between PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition?

Both equally well-equipped with their ultra-powerful AMD platform, the two models of PlayStation 5 consoles, the PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition, are identical and benefit from the same accessories. However, the PS5 Digital Edition is slightly thinner (8 mm) and lighter (600 grams). What is the reason for these slightly different sizes? Unlike the standard model, this version is not equipped with a 4K Blu-ray player. This feature is enough to explain the hundred euro price difference between the two models.

Is it worth spending €100 more for the standard model with Blu-ray player? It all depends on your habits. If you only buy digital versions of your games, the Digital Edition model will suffice. To play, simply sign in to your PlayStation Network account, then go to the PlayStation Store to purchase and download games.

On the other hand, if you like your collection of “physical” games along with your regular DVD or Blu-Ray box sets, you can also opt for the classic edition. It should also be noted that with the latter you can easily take advantage of games that are rented, traded or offered by your friends, which is enough to quickly amortize the extra 100 euros over time.

Finally, note that a third model may be added to the two current PS5s in the coming months. A rumor that has been circulating for a while predicts the arrival of the PS5 Slim for the next school year in September. As the name suggests, this model will be slimmer and have a removable disk drive. A more recent rumor also claims that the PS5 Pro could be released in the spring of 2023. It could be a more powerful model and benefit from liquid cooling. If such a console were to be launched (nothing is guaranteed, of course), it would definitely sell for a higher price. In turn, players will benefit from an extensive offering of three products, which is always a good thing. To be continued !

🎮 What additional accessories should I buy for PlayStation 5?

The PlayStation 5 ecosystem is rich. In addition to the basic DualSense controller included with any PS5 model, there are a number of accessories available, from remotes to headsets and cameras. Here are Sony’s indicative prices. of course, you can find most of these accessories on Amazon, sometimes a little more expensive… and sometimes a little cheaper!

  • Wireless DualSense controller: €69.99
  • DualSense Edge wireless controller: €239.99 (pre-order)
  • Joystick module for DualSense Edge controller: €24.99 (pre-order)
  • DualSense Dual Slot Charging Station €29.99
  • PULSE 3D wireless headphones: €99.99
  • Dual lens 1080p HD camera €59.99
  • Remote control €29.99

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