The time has finally come: The PS5 is available in several stores and is currently available in a bundle with God of War Ragnarök at Amazon, MediaMarkt, Saturn or Otto. But you can also find a good offer as a bonus to the tariff.
PS5 can be ordered from Amazon, MediaMarkt & Saturn in the God of War bundle
The knot finally seems to have burst, because you can now order the Playstation 5 from almost all well-known shops. For example, you can get them from Amazon (view here), MediaMarkt (on offer), Saturn (on offer) and Otto (disc edition and digital edition) in a bundle with God of War: Ragnarök and Horizon Forbidden West or FIFA23 . However, this is one preorderbecause of this will the console will only be sent to you from January 31st. The only requirement for MediaMarkt and Saturn is that you myMediaMarkt-Members or Saturn card-Must be the owner to take advantage of the offer. Shipping costs of 5 euros are also added everywhere with God of War, since the game is USK 18 and there must be an age rating. At FIFA23 these are omitted.
You can also pre-order the bundle with console and God of War Ragnarök in other stores. However, you cannot do it conveniently online, you have to do it either by phone or in the shop directly and then pick up the console personally in January. However, this has the great advantage that the quotas will probably be available for the longest time.
Sony did some time ago with PlayStation Direct introduced a new way to order a PS5. The online shop, which was previously only available in the USA, is now also online in Germany. There you can register for the chance to order a PS5. Sony will then select a few lucky winners from among the registered entrants, who will be notified by email and given a time slot in which to purchase the PlayStation 5.
PS5 in the tariff bundle: Alternative ways to get to the console
You need more data volume, but no new smartphone? How about a PlayStation 5 as a bonus? At MediaMarkt (view at MediaMarkt) and Saturn (view at Saturn) you can currently get the NextGen console with a tariff on the network from Telekom, Vodafone or o2 and the PlayStation hits God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West. Most important: The Delivery time is given as a few working days.
In our opinion, the best value for money is at Bundle with green LTE tariff in the Telekon network and both games. We explain to you why this is so:
- 20GB Data volume (max. 25 MBit/s)
- Allnet and SMS flat rate
- EU roaming included
- 24 months minimum term, 1 month notice period
- 50 euros exchange bonus
- Monthly costs: 34.99 euros
- One-time additional payment: 29 euros
- Connection fee: 39.99 euros
- Shipping costs: free
- Total costs after 24 months: 908.75 euros
The PlayStation 5 Disc Edition costs 549 euros RRP, God of War: Ragnarök around 42 euros and Horizon Forbidden West around 25 euros. If you subtract these values together with the switching bonus from the total cost of EUR 908.75 (after 24 months) for the tariff, EUR 242.75 remain. That means her effectively 10.11 euros per month paid for the tariff alone – a low price for an all-network and SMS flat rate with a whopping 20 GB of data volume in the Telekom network.
Buy PS5: Overview of online shops
PlayStation 5 with disc drive for 549 euros
The disc version may cost 100 euros more, but is recommended for PlayStation fans who have a large library of PS4 games on discs and want to keep using them. You can also use the PS5 disc version to play Blu-Rays and 4K Blu-Rays.
If you want to increase your chances of catching the PS5 in retail sales, you should keep an eye on the following dealers and, if necessary, strike quickly.
PlayStation 5 All Digital Edition for 449 euros
With the PS5 All Digital Edition, you’re limited to games you buy from the PlayStation Store. If you don’t have a large game collection and don’t plan to build one up or mainly play free-2-play titles like Fortnite or CoD: Warzone, you can access it here. So you save 100 euros and get a slightly slimmer console.
Buy PS5 on the gray market – on eBay
A big problem regarding the availability of the PS5 lies with the so-called scalpers. These are bots that continuously scan shop pages and purchase consoles as they become available. The bot operators want to continue buying consoles on trading platforms like eBay thanks to the artificial scarcity at a profit. Of course, while the method may seem morally questionable, buying the console at a premium on eBay is an option. However, we recommend that you study the offers carefully for the reputability of the dealer, origin of the hardware, guarantee/warranty and delivery date.
The eBay prices provide an indirect impression of the relationship between supply and demand. We monitor the eBay prices closely, several times a week we determine the best price from reputable eBay dealers for consoles with the condition “new” and the “Buy It Now” option that can be delivered from Germany. From this it can be deduced how far away the PlayStation 5 is from being widely available. Unfortunately, scalping seems to continue to pay off.
PlayStation 5 availability: The current situation
Although the PlayStation 5 went on sale in November 2020, it is still not available across the board. In the last few weeks there have been at least occasional “drops” where the console was available several times in limited contingents for a short time (usually just minutes) from various online retailers.
PS5: NextGen console price increase here
If you’re wondering why the bundles are suddenly so expensive, it’s not because of the trade: the price of Sony’s PS5 is now in Europe increased by 50 euros. So the all-digital model of the PS5 now costs €449.99, while the model with the 4K drive is sold for €549.99. (Source: Playstation)
Buy PS5: Essential console accessories
If you were able to buy a PS5, you might want to use it official Sony accessories get the best 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.
Also, you need one Top TV, so that the graphics performance of the PS5 can really come into its own. Devices that have 4K resolution, HDMI 2.1, 120 Hz and VRR are ideal. More info in our focus on the best gaming TVs. Here are three suggestions for suitable 4K TVs: