Here's where to pre-order the new PS5 console - and how much it costs

The scramble to snag the PS5 before Christmas is on. 

The PS5 - and a host of new games - is out later this year (Sony)
The PS5 - and a host of new games - is out later this year (Sony)

The scramble to snag the PS5 before Christmas is on. 

The 2020 console promises to be a machine of unprecedented power, capable of supporting up to 8k vision and equipped with Graphics Processing Units (GPU) usually reserved for Hollywood movies. 

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In an effort to see off competition from the Xbox Series S and Series X the console is also promising a new range of exclusive titles including Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales. 

Unsurprisingly the console is enormously popular and it was feared that getting your hands on a pre-sale copy would be no easy feat – and indeed some retailers have already sold out pre-sale copies – here's everything you need to know. 

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How much will it cost? 

The tech giant confirmed pricing of the new console which will come in two versions.

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A PS5 Digital Edition, which is without a disc drive, will retail at £359, while the main machine will cost £449.

When is it released?

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Sony has revealed a November release date for its next-generation PlayStation, marking the start of a 2020 console war with Microsoft’s new Xbox.

The PS5 will go on sale from November 12 in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea, followed by the rest of the world a week later.

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Pre-order details by retailer

Game

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Price: £449 Order here: in store (read more here)

Amazon

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Price: £449 Order here: out of stock 

Currys

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Price: £449 Order here: currys.co.uk

Argos

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Price: £449 Order here: argos.co.uk (from September 18)

Very

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Price: £449 Order here: very.co.uk (register interest first)

Smyths

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Price: £449 Order here: smythstoys.com (register interest first)

What games will it have?

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On September 16 Sony showcased a number of new games, including a new Harry Potter-themed game called Hogwarts Legacy, an open world role player game set in the magical school before the titular wizard’s time in the 1800s.

Glimpses of familiar franchises including Final Fantasy XVI and Call Of Duty Black Ops Cold War were shown during the live-streamed event, alongside extended footage of previously announced games such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Resident Evil Village.

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Sequels to big PS4 games like Spider-Man: Miles Morales (which appears to be launching alongside the new console later this year) and Horizon Forbidden West have also been announced.

Other PlayStation stalwarts will be coming to the console, such as racing sim Gran Turismo 7, colourful third-person action game Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and LittleBigPlanet spin-off platformer, Sackboy: A Big Adventure.

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Games announced at June presentation

- Grand Theft Auto 5

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- Spider-Man: Miles Morales

- Gran Turismo 7

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- Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart

- Project Athia

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- Stray

- Returnal

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- Sackboy: A Big Adventure

- Destruction Allstars

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- Kena: Bridge of Spirits

- Goodbye Volcano High

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- Oddworld: Soulstorm

- Ghostwire: Tokyo

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- Jett: The Far Shore

- Godfall

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- Solar Ash

- Hitman 3

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- Astro's Playroom

- Little Devil Inside

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- NBA 2K21

- Bugsnax

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- Demon's Souls

- Deathloop

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- Resident Evil 8: Village

- Pragmata

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- Horizon Forbidden West

A version of this article originally appeared on our sister site Sunderland Echo