January 26, 2022

the console back at Amazon, stock update

PLAYSTATION 5. With the approach of the holidays, the PS5 has become one of the most prized gifts of this end of the year 2021. The console remains very difficult to obtain, even if we note some restockings at some resellers .

[Mis à jour le 23 décembre à 15h57] The newest of Sony’s home consoles is as rare as it gets. A complicated situation with the approach of Christmas, the PS5 being constantly out of stock at the various dealers. However, there are some clearings in the dark sky of the home console market, with regular restocking at certain French and European retailers. This is the case this Thursday, December 23 of Amazon, where we could see stocks on the French and Spanish sites this morning. Unfortunately, these stocks are still very limited, but we can hope for some restocking at other resellers during the day, which we will keep you informed. Our update on the state of stocks this Christmas week:

Thursday 23 December:

  • 3:30 p.m. : The console is available for Swiss residents on the mediamarkt site in a pack + SSD
  • 10h55 : Out of stock at Amazon Spain
  • 10h45 : The console is available at Amazon Spain!
  • 9h45 : Out of stock at Amazon France
  • 09h35 : The PS5 is available at Amazon France!

The Playstation 5 is still in high demand, more and more as the holidays approach. However, restocking is very limited and you have to react quickly in order to get your hands on the precious console. This is also the case for its competitor, the Xbox Series X which suffers from the same supply problems due to the global shortage of microcomponents, although it seems a little less in demand. Stocks are running out quickly, which doesn’t mean you have to give up on your quest for a console. More resellers are likely to show up before the weekend.

The Playstation 5 is undoubtedly at risk of winning the best gift category at the end of 2021. Sony’s console still suffers from stockouts and supply problems, a complicated situation given the strong asks French players. However, this Christmas season is also the time for resellers to put up for sale the few available stocks. We must be on the lookout for these restockings, of which we will keep you informed in real time. Also note that there are a few tips to maximize your chances of getting a PS5. Our editorial team has prepared 10 for you to help you in your quest for the console, a gift as prized as it is rare, this holiday season.

Note that at the moment, the Xbox Series X seems easier to get than the Playstation 5. If you want to opt for the Microsoft console instead, we invite you to monitor its availability through this article.

Quite complicated question, since the current COVID-19 pandemic is seriously affecting the production as well as the deliveries of the components necessary for the proper functioning of the PS5. However, the machine seems to be available in sufficient quantity on the Rakuten site, via several resellers (professionals or individuals). However, it is displayed at around 1000 euros in its classic and digital versions. That is several hundred euros more than the standard prices, which respectively amount 499.99 euros for the classic version and 399.99 euros for the digital version. While this is obviously not the best price, these offers may still be suitable for those who can no longer wait for availability.

It is therefore difficult to get hold of the precious last-generation console from PlayStation. It is however possible to find from time to time some availability at certain resellers. As stocks remain extremely low, these availabilities unfortunately never last more than a few minutes … We will keep you informed if stocks return on certain merchant sites.

It is confirmed, Sony has started the distribution of the new digital version of the Playstation 5. This new model displays technical characteristics similar in every way to the original model, except for its chassis which has been lightened. The new edition is 300 grams lighter than its predecessor. It should gradually replace the original PS5 on the shelves, depending on the state of stocks which still suffer from the global shortage of micro-components.

CDiscount, Casino, Veepee, Showroomprivé … A number of specialized sites make new PS5 stocks available from time to time. However, the latter are very quickly taken by storm by individuals, eager to be able to make a margin by selling the console. If you want to be best prepared for the next upcoming stocks, here are some tips to get you ready.

CDiscount is used to making its restocks available only to users who have the console in their wishlist. To do this, go to this wishlist link with your CDiscount account and click on the little heart next to the PS5 packs that may interest you. As soon as the console is available, you can add it to your basket from your wishlist, even if the latter will be displayed out of stock for some. Note that if the console does not show, you will only have to refresh the page in loop until you see it in stock.

As for other sites like Casino, Amazon or other, do not hesitate to create an account for yourself and already enter your bank details to be able to place an order very quickly. With this, you will be able to acquire the PS5 in just a few seconds during the next availability.

The rumor was already swelling at several specialist dealers, but this time the information comes from Sony. On May 10, the Bloomberg site indicated in its columns that the manufacturer of the Playstation 5 would have warned a group of analysts that the company will not be able to make up for the lack of stocks of the console by 2022:

“We have sold over 100 million copies of the Playstation 4 and, given the market and our reputation, I cannot imagine that current demand is slowing down quickly.”

This is difficult news for the (very) many players around the world who are still struggling to get their hands on a copy of the console. The PS5 is still very difficult to find today because of several factors that greatly slow down its production.

The PS5 is available at two different prices depending on the version you want. However, the latter can see their price vary greatly depending on their availability or the site on which you are.

  • The PS5 – basic edition is the classic version of the PlayStation 5 console. It is notably equipped with an SSD disk which greatly reduces the loading times of your games. Its usual price is 499.99 euros.
  • ​​​The PS5 – digital edition is a light version of the PlayStation 5 console. It does not have a built-in BluRay player. You will therefore only be able to buy your games in dematerialized form on this edition. Its usual price is 399.99 euros.

Note that apart from the BluRay player, the two versions of the PS5 are identical. Their major difference therefore comes from the presence of a BluRay player or not. It’s up to you to see if you are ready to do without games in physical format and all the associated advantages (possibility of exchanges, resale, purchase in second-hand format …).

If you are one of the lucky owners of PS5, you will surely be interested in some accessories, but also games to go with them! Fewer stock-outs to be expected on this side: the games and accessories reserved for the PS5 are quite easily found everywhere on the net as well as in specialized stores. However, pay attention to certain prices which can quickly change depending on the stocks. Among the most popular accessories, we obviously find the PlayStation 5 controller, a charging station, and other products for maximum playing comfort.

The PS5’s DualSense is also easily found online if you want to purchase a second controller for your multiplayer sessions. Here are some specifics of the exclusive PlayStation 5 controller:

  • Clickable touchpad
  • Bright LED that adapts to your games
  • USB Type-C connector
  • Ultra precise vibrations
  • Built-in microphone and speaker

If you don’t want to bother with the charging cables for your controllers, you might just fall for this official charging station. Capable of charging up to two controllers at the same time, it does not need to be plugged into your console to operate. This will allow you to free up the USB Type-C ports on your console for other uses.

Ideal for your online sessions, the PS5 wireless headset has a very comfortable design that will completely encompass your ears. You will be able to fully enjoy the sound environment of your games with its 3D audio system and its anti-background noise technology. Note that this headset is also compatible with PS4, PC and PSVR.

A console is not a console without its games and, for once, the Playstation 5 is launching on the market with a catalog that is enviable despite a very low number of exclusives. If other games are already expected (including Horizon 2), you can also count on non-exclusive licenses like the latest Resident Evil. However, the promise of a high-end gaming experience, whether in terms of graphics or fluidity all with immensely reduced loading times, is kept. To allow you to see more clearly, we have concocted a selection of games to watch for the launch of the PS5 but also in the coming months. Enough to allow you to choose the video games experiences that will please you the most on the Sony console.

If you’re not yet one of the lucky owners of the PS5, we can only advise you to watch this item. The latter will be updated according to the stocks available on the various sites of specialized resellers. These restocks are often crowded with many interested people, so try to be as quick as possible to buy the latest Sony console or get in line!