Seriously, where the f*** can you buy a PS5 in Australia? And when will more be available? We asked all the retailers so you don’t have to.
Update 22/2: Amazon Australia had stock 22/2, but as expected, it sold out within minutes.
Update 18/2: Updated with new information about The Gamesmen, Big W.
Amazon Australia: PS5 Stock
Update 22/2: Amazon Australia had stock of the Playstation 5 this evening, but it’s all sold out within 10 mins. You can keep checking back at this link.
Update 9/2: Amazon Australia had a drop of PS5 and discless PS5 consoles this afternoon, but they were all gone within 15 minutes. We’ll keep you posted as to when the next lot arrives.
Big W: PS5 Stock
And it looks like Big W has another stock drop today as well! Go get it!
Update 10:20am: Aaaand they’re all gone again. Sorry 🙁
The Gamesmen: PS5 Stock
Update 18/2, 10:00am AEDT: The Gamesmen’s stock is all gone, but Big W (above) have got some on offer. Good luck!
JB Hi-Fi: PS5 Stock
Update 15/2: Users are reporting that they’re having luck calling up individual JB Hi-Fi stores and putting your name into the ring, although preorders have to be completed in store. It’s not universal — some stores have told customers they don’t know anything about this, while others said they’re only taking expressions of interest right now, not preorders.
Best thing to do is call up the two or three stores nearest to you and find out what the status is. JB Hi-Fi hasn’t said anything official on their Twitter or Facebook at the time of writing. So get in touch with your local and see how you go; you can find the number for your closest JB Hi-Fi stores here.
Sony Store Australia: PS5 Stock
Update 14/2: Sony Australia has added a new bundle to their landing page, showing a full-size PS5 with two DualSense controllers. It hasn’t gone on sale yet, but since it’s only new on the store, it’s very likely that stock for it will go live sometime this week. We’ll keep you posted as soon as it drops.
Target’s all out of stock right now, with no word on when they’ll come back.
Harvey Norman / Domayne: PS5 Stock
Update 21/01 9:21am AEDT: Harvey Norman’s PS5 stock is gone. Didn’t last long, unsurprisingly.
The Good Guys: PS5 Stock
After having to cancel previously allocated orders, The Good Guys are finally offering their first drop of PS5 Australian consoles for the year. Head here for all the details and time on when you can try and snag one. Don’t get your hopes too high though: The Good Guys have already warned their latest allocation is “limited”, which basically means bugger all.
EB Games: PS5 Stock
From the independents to the global corporations, EB Games is likely one of the first places you’ll think of looking when you go on your PS5 hunt. Well, you’re not the only one. “We’re sold out for the next five shipments, so if you preorder now, the delivery is expected for April next year,” one sales associate told me. “We are very, very sold out.”
Another one didn’t even want to be that optimistic: “We won’t have any to sell until next year sometime. But we’re not taking any orders because we don’t know when they’re going to come, unfortunately.”
One friendly staffer gave me the full rundown of EB’s pre-order saga. “For the launch day shipment Sony gave us 15 minutes notice that they were going live … that shipment lasted about one and a half hours before it sold out.”
“After that, we had visibility from Sony on a delivery this year, maybe late November, maybe December. That one sold out within about 30 minutes.”
“Then we started doing $50 deposits for whatever we’re getting next year. After one day of that, Sony looked at how many orders we had, and went “Holy shit, please stop taking pre-orders, because we don’t have visibility on what we’re going to have volume-wise or timeline-wise, and we don’t want to keep adding people, we want to do this right.”
“So yeah, we’ve stopped taking pre-orders.”
One tidbit of information I got from a few long-time managers was that with the PS4, there was about a 6 month window between the launch of the console and being able to walk in off the street to grab one.
So the advice from EB is keep an eye on pre-orders opportunities in-store and online.
Target Australia: PS5 Stock
Still waiting for a formal date on when Target’s PS5 supply will open up again. You can buy some controllers in the meantime, but no word on when the consoles will be available.
There’s currently no stock at Kogan, and no PS5 landing page. Plenty of PS5 games, though.
Following in Telstra’s steps, Vodafone announced they will start offering PS5 and PS5 Digital consoles through their Customer Care channel.
After selling out their 2020 allocation, Vodafone’s page is taking registrations for people who want to add a PS5 to their existing Vodafone services. You need at least two eligible postpaid mobile, NBN or tablet services with Vodafone to qualify. There’s no saving (or gouging) on the price of the PS5 or PS5 Digital edition, and you can choose to pay it off over 12, 24 or 36 months.
You can find more details about the offer here. We’ll let you know as soon as word becomes available as to when Vodafone’s next stock will drop.