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Where to buy PlayStation 5 controllers and accessories online 2021
Source PlayStation 5 controllers and accessories online at any of these leading retailers.
When it comes to a progressive and immersive gaming experience, the PlayStation 5 is one of the hottest consoles around. Launched by Sony on 12 November 2020, this next-generation video game console features not only dramatically improved graphics but almost zero load times too. Along with its brand new controller and a bevy of fresh first-party IP, this console is poised to profoundly change the gaming landscape. Crucially, it’s also backwards compatible with most PlayStation 4 software, which means the majority of your old games will work on the new system.
Is the PlayStation 5 available in Ireland?
The first and second manufacturing “waves” near the end of 2020 were snapped up by customers placing pre-orders, and we were left in the dark about when the next shipment would be arriving.
The first PS5 shipment of 2021 has arrived in Ireland, but we are not sure if only a few retailers received consoles that sold out quickly or if a big chunk had already been reserved for pre-orders.
This means that there are no more consoles in stock at any Ireland retailers. However, it is possible to buy accessories such as PS5 controllers, games and remotes.
So how do you get your hands on one?
You may have some luck on online marketplaces like eBay, Facebook Marketplace or Kijiji. However, we’ve seen hugely inflated prices on these sites since the PS5 release date, so unless you are really desperate to get one as soon as possible, wait until you can get your hands on one at the usual recommended retail price.
While we don’t know when the next lot of PS5 consoles will land on our shores, based on the pattern of previous shipment dates, we anticipate that this will be in April or June. But with Sony staying hush at the moment, it could be sooner or later than that.
With demand so high, we suggest that you try to make a pre-order as soon as this service becomes available again.
Can I pre-order the PlayStation 5?
With the third shipment sold out, it’s not possible to secure a PS5 by placing a pre-order at the moment. Retailers have removed the console from their catalogues, are advising that pre-orders are on hold or are giving the opportunity to register your interest for when the next batch is available.
This is the current situation with each of the PS5 retailers in Ireland:
- Smyth: The console is listed on the website as “Out of Stock. Expected in stock: April 2021”, but there is no opportunity to register your interest.
- Amazon: The PS5 is listed as currently unavailable with no option to register for updates.
- Game: You can view the console specifications via the website, but both versions are currently out of stock.
- Currys PC World: There are no PS5 listings and no way to register for updates.
- Littlewoods: No console is listed on the website currently. You could sign up for the newsletter as any announcements may be included in marketing communications.
- Very: No console listing on website or details about how to register interest.
- GameStop: The console is listed as “Out of stock”, and there is no option to register your interest at present.
This information could change at any time, and we will keep you updated when we have any news.
How much does the PlayStation 5 cost?
Sony released two consoles at launch: the standard edition and an all-digital version that lacks an optical disc drive (otherwise, the specifications are identical.)
- The PlayStation 5 Standard Edition costs €499.99
- The PlayStation 5 Digital Edition costs €399.99
PS5 games are generally more expensive too, so you can expect to pay around €5-€10 more than full-priced current-gen titles. You can find a full list of every confirmed PS5 game here.
Which version should you buy?
Sony has launched two different versions of the PlayStation 5: the standard model and an all-digital option that lacks an optical disc drive. The latter version retails for less, but you won’t be able to play physical games or Blu-ray/DVD movies. Instead, all media needs to be streamed or downloaded through an Internet connection. (Sony hasn’t revealed how this will affect backwards compatibility with PS4 games. Hopefully, some form of proof-of-purchase will be utilised so that you can download and play your old games.)
With the exception of the disc slot, the two versions are identical beneath the hood. If you rarely use physical media, then the all-digital version might be worth considering to save some money. However, if you like watching Blu-ray movies and don’t want to clutter your home entertainment unit with extra hardware, go for the standard edition.
Where to buy PlayStation 5 products online
As an online marketplace selling an almost endless selection of products, Amazon is a go-to for PS5 games and gaming accessories.
- Free shipping widely available, especially for Prime members
- Regular sales and flash deals available
- 24/7 customer service
Game specialises in contemporary technology, and while it only has a few PlayStation 5 products at the moment, we expect to see a lot more added to its catalogue in the coming months.
- Free standard shipping when you spend $50 or more
- Sign up to the newsletter and get $10 off your next purchase over $100
- Free click and collect in-store service
Currys PC World is a go-to on your mission to get your PS5 console kitted out with all the mod cons and latest game titles.
- Free returns in-store or online
- Free click and collect service for online purchases
- Access loads of leading tech brands in one place
This lifestyle store is one to remember when you’re shopping for contemporary tech online. Find all the latest games and PS5 accessories from your favourite spot on the sofa.
- Free shipping for all orders Ireland-wide
- With buy now pay later, you can pay for purchases as and when within a 12-month interest-free period
- Sign up to the newsletter to be the first to hear about exciting ways to save
A go-to for PS5 games and accessories, this online department store offers everything from furniture and tech to clothing, accessories and beyond.
- Spread the cost and score 20% off when you sign up for a credit account
- Sign up to the newsletter to stay in the loop with the latest discounts and deals
- Explore the sale section to score a steal of a deal
At Smyths, you can purchase a PlayStation 5 media remote, HD camera, a plethora of game titles, DualSense controllers and charging stations.
- 28-day returns policy
- Reasonable shipping charges
- Free shipping is available to account holders
- Join GameStop’s club and get exclusive offers and discounts
- 30-day returns policy
- Reasonable shipping charges
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