PS5 digital edition stock lower than standard model

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A new report claims that there is significantly lower stock of the all-digital version of the PS5.

Eurogamer (opens in new tab) has spoken to multiple sources at major UK retailers. One source claims that stock of the standard PS5 outweighed the all-digital PS5 by 75 percent to 25 percent, but other sources claimed the ratio was even higher, potentially around 80 percent to 20 percent.

Over the weekend, PlayStation head Jim Ryan commented on the PS5 (opens in new tab) stock ratio. "The ratio between the Digital Edition and the disc drive model is currently something we cannot disclose at this time," Ryan said in an interview with AV Watch (opens in new tab) (as translated by VideoGamesChronicle (opens in new tab)). "We cannot give specific information on numbers, but we can say that we plan to produce the necessary number of units to meet the demand for that model type."

As you might expect, the Digital Edition of the PlayStation 5 retails for a cheaper price point than that of the standard console. The standard version of the PS5 will cost you $499/£449, while the disc-less, all-digital version of the console will set you back $399/£359.

For an ongoing look at where you can purchase either version of the PlayStation 5, head over to our PS5 pre-orders guide for more. 

Alternatively, for a complete look at all the games coming to Sony's next-gen console, including Demon's Souls and Spider-Man: Miles Morales, check out our confirmed PS5 games guide.

Hirun Cryer

Hirun Cryer is a freelance reporter and writer with Gamesradar+ based out of U.K. After earning a degree in American History specializing in journalism, cinema, literature, and history, he stepped into the games writing world, with a focus on shooters, indie games, and RPGs, and has since been the recipient of the MCV 30 Under 30 award for 2021. In his spare time he freelances with other outlets around the industry, practices Japanese, and enjoys contemporary manga and anime.