The PlayStation 5 is back on Amazon Australia, but there’s a catch
Amazon Australia finally has its hands on new PS5 stock, but you will pay handsomely for the privilege of owning one.
The wait is finally over – Sony's PlayStation 5 is back on sale in Australia. Amazon has received a fresh allotment of PS5 consoles, which you can purchase on its website right now. However, there are 2 extremely large caveats you need to be aware of.
Firstly, Amazon is only selling the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition at present. (This is the disc-free version of the PS5 console that requires all games to be downloaded via the Internet.)
Secondly, and most significantly, the console is selling for an eye-watering $1,369. That's a mark-up of more than 100% based on the RRP of $599.95.
It goes without saying that this is a ridiculous price to pay. There's zero justification for such egregious price gouging. Our strong recommendation is to wait until the PlayStation 5 becomes more widely available at a reasonable price (however long that takes).
However, if you're sick of waiting and just want to get your hands on a PS5, this is the only available option at the time of writing. If you've got the dosh, have at it we guess.
Experience lightning-fast loading with an ultra-high speed SSD, deeper immersion with support for haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and 3D Audio, and an all-new generation of incredible PlayStation games.
As mentioned above, the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition is a lower-cost, all-digital version of the PS5 that is otherwise identical to the standard version. Unlike the Xbox Series S, it doesn't use a less powerful graphics processor. However, you can't play disc-based games on it, which is something to consider if you have a bunch of PS4 games.
If you missed out on the PS5 offers above due to stock being sold out, you might still be able to get one from another retailer if you're quick and lucky. Head to our PlayStation 5 online buying guide for more information.
Alternatively, the Xbox Series S is currently available for a far more reasonable $499. You can grab it from Amazon here.
PlayStation 5 accessories
If you do get your hands on a PlayStation 5 in Australia, here are some essential accessories and games you'll need to go with it.
Most PlayStation 5 purchases will include a controller, but some may not. If yours does not, be sure to grab this deal from Amazon.
Buy for $95 (was $109.95)
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About PlayStation 5
The PS5 is well on its way to being the best selling console this generation, with 84% of countries reportedly seeking a PlayStation 5 over an Xbox Series X. Featuring vastly improved graphics with almost no load times, a brand new controller and a bevy of fresh first-party IP, it's poised to profoundly change the gaming landscape in the years to come. Crucially, it's also backwards compatible with most PlayStation 4 software, which means the majority of your old games will work on the new system.
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