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Order PS5: Price and availability in the current overview

The PS5 is currently sold out on the open market. You can currently only grab the console in a DSL tariff bundle or on eBay. Here you can find all information about the price and availability of the PS5.

Order PS5: Here you can get the current console

Gray market: PS5 digital away approx. 630 euros, PS5 disc away approx. 700 euros (ebay)
With DSL contract: PS5 Disc + 2nd controller + DSL including landline and ISDN, 24 months minimum term – total costs over 24 months: from 1,629.47 euros (Total costs over 24 months including DSL contract with 1 & 1, details in the article)

Please note that the prices and availability of the PS5 may vary.

Sony only recently came up with PlayStation Direct brought a new way of ordering a PS5 into play. The online shop, which was previously only available in the USA, is now also online in Germany. However, the PS5 is currently sold out there too.

PlayStation 5 availability: The current situation

The PlayStation 5 is still not widely available, although the sales start already took place in November 2020. In the last few weeks there have been at least occasional “drops” in which the console was available several times in limited contingents for a short time (usually only minutes) from various online retailers. The last time there were a few copies of the disc version was on September 23rd. at Saturn and MediaMarkt – unfortunately these are already sold out. If you want to increase your chances of getting the PS5 in retail sales, you should keep an eye on the following dealers and grab them quickly if necessary.

Buy PS5: Overview of online shops

PlayStation 5 with disc drive for 499 euros

The version with drive may cost 100 euros more, but is recommended for PlayStation fans who have a large library of PS4 games on discs and want to continue using them. In addition, the PS5 disc version can also be used to play Blu-Rays and 4K Blu-Rays.

PS5 with disc drive on Amazon – mostly only for Prime members (test Prime for free). PS5 with disc drive at Euronics PS5 with disc drive at MediaMarkt (mostly only possible for store pick-up) PS5 with disc drive at Saturn (mostly only for store pick-up) PS5 with disc drive at PlayStation Direct PlayStation 5 All-Digital-Edition for 399 Euro

With the all-digital edition of the PS5 you are limited to games that you buy from the PlayStation Store. If you don’t have a large game collection and don’t plan to build one or play mostly free-2-play titles like Fortnite or CoD: Warzone, you can access it here. This saves 100 euros and gives you a slightly slimmer console.

PS5 All Digital Edition on Amazon – mostly only for Prime members (test Prime for free). PS5 All Digital Edition from Euronics PS5 All Digital Edition from MediaMarkt (mostly only possible to collect from stores) PS5 All Digital Edition from Saturn (mostly only possible to collect from stores) PS5 All Digital Edition from PlayStation Direct

PS5 on the gray market – on eBay

A big problem with the availability of the PS5 is the so-called scalper. These are bots that continuously scan shop pages and buy consoles as soon as they are available. The bot operators want to continue buying consoles on trading platforms such as eBay at a profit thanks to the artificial shortage. Even if the method seems morally questionable, buying the console at a premium on eBay is of course an option. We recommend, however, to study the offers carefully for the seriousness of the dealers, origin of the hardware, guarantee / warranty and delivery date.

Gray market: PS5 digital away approx. 670 euros, PS5 disc away approx. 730 euros (ebay)

The eBay prices indirectly provide an impression of the relationship between supply and demand. We keep a close eye on eBay prices, several times a week we determine the best price from reputable eBay dealers for consoles with the status “new” and “buy it now” option that are available from Germany. From this it can be deduced how far the PlayStation 5 is still from availability in terms of breadth. Here prices have recently picked up again. While the PS5 with disc drive was still being traded for 650 euros in August, the cheapest prices are currently well over 700 euros again. The PS5 without an optical drive costs around 670 euros again, while it was still available for 550 euros in late summer. That corresponds to surcharges of 40 to 70 percent compared to the RRP – pure usury! Unfortunately, scalping still seems to be worthwhile.

Buy PS5 with a tariff bundle

Even if the PlayStation 5 is currently practically permanently sold out in retail, you can still get some of it order together with a mobile phone, internet or electricity tariff, because no scalpers access here. We have put together all the current information for you in our articles. The following tariffs are currently available:

With mobile phone contract I: PS5 Disc + 2nd controller + SIM with Allnet-Flat and 10 GB (Telekom network) or 15 GB data (Vodafone network), 24 months minimum term – total costs over 24 months: 1,097.74 euros (Mobile phone contract with mobilcom-debitel, details in the article)
With mobile phone contract II: PS5 Digital + 2nd controller + Allnet / SMS flat rate with 20 GB 5G / LTE (300 MBit / s) for 42.99 euros + one-time 45.98 euros – total costs over 24 months: 1,077.74 euros (Mobile phone contract with o2, details in the article)
With DSL contract: PS5 Disc + 2nd controller + DSL including landline and ISDN, 24 months
Minimum term – total costs over 24 months: from 1,629.47 euros (Total costs over 24 months including DSL contract with 1 & 1, details in the article)
With an electricity or gas contract: PS5 disc version + Electricity or gas contract, 18 months minimum term, 24 months price guarantee (199 euros additional payment for the device, total costs over 24 months depending on consumption, details in the article)

Buy PlayStation 5: Essential console accessories

If you’ve got hold of a PS5, you can use the official accessories from Sony 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.

Sony DualSense wireless controller at Amazon for approx. 64 euros Sony HD camera at Saturn for approx. 60 euros Sony media remote control at MediaMarkt for approx. 35 euros Sony Pulse 3D, over-ear wireless headset for approx. 95 euros Sony DualSense- Charging station for around 40 euros

You also need one Top TVso that the graphics performance of the PS5 can really come into its own. Devices with 4K resolution, HDMI 2.1, 120 Hz and VRR are ideal. More information in our focus on the best gaming televisions. Here are three suggestions for suitable 4K TVs:

LG OLED55CX9LA (55 inches) on Amazon Samsung QLED 4K Q80T (65 inches) on Amazon SONY KD-55XH9005 LED TV (55 inches) on MediaMarkt for 949 euros

By the way, in our overview article you will find a lot more information about the PlayStation 5.

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