Black Friday beating PS5 Slim deal drops console to lowest ever price

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PS5 deals are looking particularly strong in Amazon's Spring Sale, but record low prices and super high value bundles coming together to put last year's Black Friday offerings to shame. The US is enjoying a fantastic Spider-Man 2 bundle with a price cut to boot, while those across the pond can take advantage of a record discount on the console. That means players on both sides of the ocean can grab Sony's latest console with some serious value attached. 

Amazon is offering a $50 discount on the price of the console itself as well as a free copy of Spider-Man 2 in the US, dropping the $559.99 cost of both together down to just $449. However, the big guns are rolling in the UK. There, you'll find £70 off the console when bought solo, dropping that £479.99 RRP down to just £409 at Amazon. Prime members can scoop in for even less, with an extra £20 off, bringing that final price to just £389!

We've seen these US PS5 deals before, this bundle has been on the shelves with the same discount for a couple of weeks now. However, the UK has only ever seen prices dip like this once before last month. Considering Sony itself doesn't anticipate being able to drop the price of the PS5 Slim permanently, this is a rare steal. 

Amazon Spring Sale at a glance

PS5 Slim | £479.99 £389 at Amazon (£409 for non-Prime members)
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PS5 Slim | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">£479.99 £389 at Amazon (£409 for non-Prime members)
Save £90 - The PS5 Slim has never been cheaper than this - Prime members are saving £90 on the latest console, for a final price of just £389. Considering the previous model only ever hit £399 at the end of its life, that's a fantastic deal. Even if you're not a Prime member you can still score a console for just £409.

Buy it if: 

You want to play those early exclusives
You're on the Spider-Man hype
You prefer the DualSense controller 

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You want to make the most of Game Pass
❌ You're after a bundle

Price Check: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">Very: £409 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon UK"" target="_blank">Currys: £409

PS5 Slim | Marvel's Spider-Man 2 | $559.99 $449 at Amazon
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PS5 Slim | Marvel's Spider-Man 2 | <a href="" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">$559.99 $449 at Amazon
Save $90 - Things are a little different in the US, but the value is still most definitely there. Discounts aren't quite so high on the $499 cost of the console, but with a free copy of Spider-Man 2 thrown in there's actually $90 worth of savings in here. That's an equally stunning offer - and even better for Spidey fans. 

Buy it if: 

✅ You're a Spider-Man 2 fan
✅ You prefer the DualSense controller
✅ You want PlayStation's exclusives

Don't buy it if: 

❌ You're on Game Pass life

Price Check: <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">Walmart: $449.99 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant="Amazon US"" target="_blank">Best Buy: $449.99

Should you buy the PS5 Slim?

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Whichever side of the sea you're on, both of these PS5 deals represent the Slim model at its lowest cost yet so there's never been a better time to buy. But should you? 

To work out whether the PS5 Slim is the console for you it's essential to first look at the games themselves. Sony has traditionally held the lead when it comes to first party exclusives, and while things have been slowing down and many titles have made their way to PC, there are still some major draws towards the system. Demon's Souls, Final Fantasy 16 and Final Fantasy Rebirth, Spider-Man 2, and The Last of Us Part 2 Remastered are all still fully PS5 exclusive so you'll need to go with Sony if any are on your hit list. Plus, upcoming games like Death Stranding 2, Silent Hill 2 Remake and Marvel's Wolverine will all be aligned with Sony's console at least at launch. 

Beyond the games, there are some hardware considerations to consider. The DualSense controller is more technically sophisticated than Xbox's Wireless Controller with boosted haptics, a touchpad, gyroscope, and microphone built in. That means, developer dependent, you're going to get a different experience even with cross platform titles here. 

There's a subscription-shaped elephant in the room, though. One of the biggest reasons to avoid the PS5 Slim is if you'd prefer to play your games through a catalog library. Yes, the PS Plus Extra catalog exists, offering a massive range of first party classics and cross platform gems for $14.99 / £10.99 a month, while Xbox Game Pass Core (just for console use) is cheaper at $9.99 / £7.99 a month. The size of each service's library is pretty similar, but it's worth noting Xbox adds far more day one launches to its roster whereas Sony is more content keeping its catalog as an archive of previous releases. If you play new games from launch and don't want to buy each one as it comes out, we'd recommend heading over to Xbox. You'll still need to pay for some, but more will be available straight out the gate. 

More of today's best PS5 deals

Whether you're after some of the best PS5 accessories to go with your new console, or you're after some cheap PS5 games, there are plenty more discounts heading our way. We're rounding up all the lowest prices on some top hits just below. 

We're also rounding up all the best PS5 controllers and the best PS5 headsets to kit out your new setup. Or, take a look at the best PS5 monitors if you're going all out. 

Tabitha Baker
Managing Editor - Hardware

Managing Editor of Hardware at GamesRadar+, I originally landed in hardware at our sister site TechRadar before moving over to GamesRadar. In between, I've written for Tom’s Guide, Wireframe, The Indie Game Website and That Video Game Blog, covering everything from the PS5 launch to the Apple Pencil. Now, i'm focused on Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops (and the keyboards and mice that come with them), and tracking everything that suggests VR is about to take over our lives.