Good news: the period of waiting patiently (or otherwise) for PS5 restocks is over! 2023 saw the stock problems basically go away, and we're expecting that to continue into 2024 as well. That's right folks: if you want a PS5, only your budget stands in the way.
It's easy to pick up a PS5 console or bundle in Australia, whether you're after the standalone disc or digital version, but getting them cheaper than RRP can sometimes be a challenge. Still, throughout last year we saw semi-regular and substantial discounts on PS5 in Australia.
The RRP for the PS5 in Australia is AU$799.95 for the disc model, and AU$679.95 for the digital model. The PS5 Slim has launched alongside its new digital (and more expensive) iteration, with older models now mostly supplanted at the big reputable outlets. The design on these is slightly smaller, shedding 30% of the form factor from the vanilla model.
The good news? If you buy a digital PS5 and change your mind, there's now a Ultra HD Blu-ray Disc Drive for PS5 available that you can tack onto the side.
If you want a console right now: all relevant retailers are listed below, as well as the respective bundles available.
Australian PS5 stockists
In stock / On sale: standalone slim console with disc drive |
AU$799.95 AU$795 (AU$759 last week)
In stock: digital console with two DualSense controllers | AU$769 (AU$739 last week)
As far as online outlets are concerned, Amazon reliably has PS5 stock, and it tends to be a little beneath the RRP most of the time, if only by a couple of bucks. Prices tend to fluctuate, so if you want a bargain and the price is currently sitting around the RRP, it might be worth waiting a week, or a few days.
Big W [In stock: AU$799 online; check in-store]
This big Aussie retailer receives stock quite often, but it generally only lasts for a minute or so. That means you'll have to be quick off the mark. Sometimes Big W orders are delivery only affairs.
EB Games [Standard in stock for AU$799.95]
EB Games is another good option if you'd prefer to buy your console at a bricks and mortar store, though their online offerings tend not to see the (admittedly small) discounts seen on dedicated online shopfronts.
PS5 accessory deals in Australia
The best PS5 accessories, including the DualSense controller and HD camera, are really easy to get, as is the Pulse 3D headset. There are plenty of other quality audio options though over on our PS5 headsets guide. We've got the best visual experiences covered too with our best TV for PS5 and best PS5 monitor guides.
PS5 game deals in Australia
Far Cry 6 |
This is a brilliant price for an open world shooter RPG that'll keep you busy for upwards of 50 hours. It's the cheapest we've seen it in Australia during launch week, though Ubisoft games do tend to see heavy discounts in the months after launch. If you want to jump in right away, this is the best price. Via Amazon.
This PS5 console exclusive (it's also on PC) is shaping up to be at the top of many a game of the year list. From the studio behind Dishonored 2 and Prey, this tightens the immersive sim format into something entirely new, with great gunplay and a brilliant cast. Via Amazon.
Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart | AU$59 (usually AU$124.95)
The fully next-genification of R&C is upon us, and like a lot of first-party PS5 games it's a stonking AU$125 RRP. Amazon is currently selling it for considerably less than that, and if history is an indication, that price won't budge again until long after launch. Via Amazon.
Nioh Collection | AU$60 (usually AU$124.95)
This is two brilliant and massive PS4 RPGs with crisper visuals and silkier framerates. The Nioh Collection will keep you busy for upwards of 200 hours, more if you're into the big endgames and online components. Via Amazon.
Buy Assassin's Creed: Valhalla | AU$34 at Amazon (usually AU$99.95)
Ubisoft hasn't bothered much with the "let's make games heaps more expensive this gen" approach, but AU$44 is an astounding deal for a game this massive. A little over six months after release, it's a good price.