Where to find and buy PlayStation 5?

To celebrate the 30 million PS5 consoles sold since its launch in November 2020, At CES 2023, Sony issued a decision to end the shortage. A priori excellent news for all those desperately trying to buy one of the two versions, with a stock shortage pegged for two years.

Unfortunately, the announcement by Jim Ryan, president of Sony Interactive Entertainment, didn’t address the PS5’s absence in France. The console can still be obtained, but often at a high price, by purchasing special import products or bundles from marketplaces.

The price of the Playstation 5 is:

  • Standard Edition: 549.99 euros
  • Digital Edition: 449.99 euros

🎮 What are the top brands that regularly carry PS5 hardware?

In order not to overspend, you have to be patient and watch for units to arrive, often in drops and leftovers, from a few major retailers. Amazon, Cdiscount or Fnac … These three brands should be watched closely because they are renewed regularly. But we do not hide it from you, copies leave in a few minutes. Also feel free to consult Boulanger stocks, major retailers such as E.Leclerc, specialists such as Micromania or even the official PlayStation website.

🇬🇧 PS5 Standard: Available in France

🇬🇧 PS5 Digital Edition: Available in France

📣 How to use alert systems to be notified of new PS5 inventory?

Good news, for those unlucky ones who couldn’t afford a PS5, there are a few tricks to speed things up. When you know that it only takes a few moments for a new stock to be stolen, running around the shops every day is a necessary evil, but it depends so much on luck.

Some sites have also set up alert systems. You can, by registering, be notified by email of the availability of the PS5 Standard or Digital Edition

How to receive an alert on Amazon.FR

Go to the Amazon PlayStation Store. Select PS5 Classic Edition and click Request Invitation. You should of course create an Amazon account beforehand, if that isn’t already the case. The site warns that quantities are limited and that it will not be able to fulfill all orders. If this is the case, you will be notified by email that you can purchase the console at manufacturer’s price with a link valid for 72 hours. This option is not available on PS5 Digital Edition.

How to receive an alert on FNAC.COM

For Fnac, the principle is a little different. If you wish to access the alert system, you must create an account (if you do not already have one) and identify yourself on the Site. Click on the unavailable product to open its file, wait in the queue set up by the site, and then click on the bell. In the window that opens, click Alert me to see if stock can be returned.

How to receive an alert on DARTY.COM

Unsurprisingly, it’s the same thing, presented more clearly than Fnac. When it is indicated that a product is out of stock, you can click on “Notify me when this product is available” and enter your email. The only downside is that it is currently impossible to find supply at manufacturer’s price, as Darty prefers to promote products from third-party sellers, which are more expensive but available.


You have to search for the product of your choice via the search engine and among the selections presented to you, Unavailable Products displays a Create Alert button. If you have a Micromania account, tap on it and enter your email and phone number to be notified.

📦 Choose the PS5 bundle to bypass the shortage

Other sites generally don’t offer alert systems, but there are other solutions for getting a PS5 console. You can easily find imported products on most brands through Marketplaces, unfortunately they are often very expensive.

On the other hand, the offer makes more sense for bundles that include additional games or accessories with the PS5 console. On the PlayStation website, the PS God of War Ragnarok Console Pack is offered at a price of 619.99 euros. At third-party sellers, this same package certainly sells for a higher price, but this kind of offering remains more affordable than some imports that easily exceed the €1,000 mark. On Cdiscount in particular, this bundle is offered at $759.99, but with two additional games (Gran Turismo 7 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart). It doesn’t matter if you have the budget and want to treat yourself. The bundle offer is also access to the digital version of the PS, which is almost impossible to find. On Amazon, for example, the PS Digital Ragnarok Pack costs 698.89 euros.

⚙️ What are the features of the PS5 controller

Despite being released two years ago, the PS5 is still a particularly muscular console that has found its audience of hardcore gamers. Its components are compatible with the most modern technologies, whether it is Ray Tracing or the latest generation of 3D audio functionality. An opportunity to turn a game into an unforgettable experience.

PS5 spec sheet

  • Healer : AMD Zen2
  • CPU power : 8 cores – up to 3.5 GHz
  • graphics processing units : AMD Radeon RDNA 2 etched in 7 nm
  • GPU power : 10.28 TFLOPs, – up to 2.23 GHz
  • Maximum frame rate : 120 Hz
  • definition max : 8 kg
  • memory : 16 GB GDDR6 (256-bit)
  • storage : 815 GB SSD
  • Connection : Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth
  • extension : Internal NVMe SSD slot, external USB drive
  • Connectors : 1 HDMI port, and 2 USB ports
  • additional functions Ray tracing support, 3D audio, adaptive triggers, haptic feedback
  • optical drive : 4K UHD Blu-Ray, standard model only
  • The dimensions: 39 x 10.4 x 26cm / 39″ x 9.2″ x 26″ (digital version)
  • the weight : 4.5 kg / 3.9 kg (digital version)
  • supplements : DualSense controller included with USB charging cable, HDMI cable, pre-installed Astro’s Playroom game, power cord, and stand

🤔 What are the differences between PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition

Both well-equipped with the ultra-powerful AMD platform, the two models of PlayStation 5 consoles, PS5 and PS5 Digital Edition appear to be completely identical and benefit from the same accessories. However, the PS5 Digital Edition is slightly thinner (by 8mm) and lighter (by 600g). Why are these dimensions slightly different? This version is not equipped, unlike the standard model, with a 4K Blu-ray player. This feature is enough to explain the one hundred euro price difference between the two models.

Is it worth spending 100 euros more on the standard model with Blu-ray player? It all depends on your habits. If you only purchased digital versions of your games, the Digital Edition model will suffice. All you have to do to play is sign in to your PlayStation Network account, then go to the PlayStation Store to buy and download games.

On the other hand, if you like your collection of “physical” games with your boxes laid out on your shelves, or you regularly watch DVDs or Blu-Rays, you can also opt for the classic version. It should also be noted that with the latter you can easily take advantage of games that are loaned, exchanged or offered by your friends, enough to quickly consume an extra 100 € over time.

Finally, note that a third model could be added to the two existing PS5 consoles in the coming months. Rumors that have been around for some time predict the arrival of the PS5 Slim for the next school year in September. As its name suggests, this model will be thinner and will have a removable drive. Meanwhile, a recent rumor announced a PS5 Pro that could be released as early as spring 2023. It could be a more powerful model and benefit from liquid cooling. If this console ever launches (nothing is guaranteed, of course), it will necessarily be marketed at a premium. For their part, gamers will benefit from an expanded offer of three products, which is always a good thing. Continued !

🎮 What additional accessories should I buy for PlayStation 5?

The PlayStation 5 ecosystem is rich. In addition to the basic DualSense controller included with any PS5 model, there are a number of accessories that can be purchased, from the remote control to the headset and camera. Here are the indicative Sony prices. It is of course possible to find most of these accessories on Amazon, sometimes a little more expensive… sometimes a little cheaper!

  • DualSense Wireless Controller: €69.99
  • DualSense Edge Wireless Controller: € 239.99 (pre-order)
  • DualSense Edge joystick unit: €24.99 (pre-order)
  • DualSense Dual Slot Charging Station € 29.99
  • Pulse 3D Wireless Headphones: €99.99
  • 1080p HD dual lens camera 59.99 euros
  • Remote control 29.99 euros

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