The PS5 is one hell of a console, but as a result, it does come with a large asking price of £479.99 for the Disc edition whilst the Digital console will set you back £389.99. If you're interested to learn more about the differences between these Disc and Digital PS5 consoles, see our handy PS5 console comparison.
The prices mentioned above obviously do not even consider potential bundles with games and accessories, these additions are only going to increase that initial purchase cost. Coming off the back of the PS4 generation, where consoles had reached lows of £150, this can seem a rather steep price even though for the power you get the price of the PS5 is really quite fair (when compared to a PC with that performance at the same price).
With this initial cost in mind we wanted to put together a guide on the various options to potentially spread the costs of your PS5 purchase, we already compare PS5 deals from a large selection of UK retailers but this guide will specify where you can potentially pick the console up with different financing options depending on what suits your needs.
We've split the article into the following categories (click to scroll down to your preferred option);
Keep in mind the PS5 is a console that can often go out of stock so we can't always promise these finance providers will be flush with PS5 stock.
Before we get started, we've outlined the common payment terms below:
Picking up a PS5 console with a 0% interest finance plan is always the best choice where possible, with this option you will only pay back the listed selling price and not incur any extra fees as long as you pay within the allotted time frame.
A number of UK retailers offer this payment option, see a list of these below:
Argos offer an interest free credit plan with a period of up to 12 months through their Argos card. With Argos' interest free finance plan you can pay back your owed amount at whatever rate suits you as long as it is within that 12 month period. If you pay back the amount borrowed within 12 months then you will pay 0% interest on your purchase. If you don't currently have an Argos card you will need to sign up for one online which can be done at checkout after adding a PS5 console to your basket or you can sign up in-store. If you do not pay the full balance owed within 12 months then you will be charged an interest of 34.9% APR variable.
Argos also offers a Monthly Payment Plan that enables you to choose a plan ranging from 18–48 months to pay for your item. This helps control your monthly budget options.
AO offers a range of 4 different payment options:
AO really have a great range of options - at the time of writing they also have a solid stock allocation on the PS5 console
Currys offer a flexible payment plan from anywhere between 12 and 36 months on a fixed interest rate of 24.9% You can choose to add a deposit or go without depending on your preference. View and manage your account online 24/7 and you can also add to the account and buy more tech in future. Currys have a very solid range of PS5 bundles available and are often first for new game releases on the PS5.
Currys representative example: PS5 Console £479.00. Pay 36 monthly payments of £18.40. Total amount payable £662.40. Rate of interest 24.9% (variable) 24.9% APR representative.
ShopTo offers a couple of options for finance via the popular PayPal and Klarna payment plans. The PayPal credit offering matches the standard scheme offered by multiple retailers... a 21.9% APR option available on a credit limit up to £1,200.
The Klarna scheme is a little more enticing as you're able to grab 0% Interest providing you can pay the balance off within 30 days. If you aren't able to pay in 30 days, you can pay select to pay over 6, 12, 24 or 36 months at 18.9% APR.
GAME has seemingly had more PS5 stock than any other UK retailer, meaning they're definitely an option to consider when purchasing the console. GAME offers interest free credit via their online store with the very popular service PayPal Credit. PayPal credit is available for any item over £99 meaning any PS5 purchase will be completely fine. PayPal Credit allows you to finance a PS5 with 0% interest over 4 months but the full amount must be paid within these 4 months else you will begin to incur interest on your purchase. You can sign-up for PayPal credit during the PayPal checkout process when purchasing a PS5 on finance from GAME.
Similarly to GAME eBay also offer interest-free credit through PayPal Credit. Thus meaning the same applies here with being able to spread the cost of your purchase over 4 months when you spend over £99 with 4 interest free instalments over a 4 month period with interest only being applied if you do not pay in full within said period.
One large advantage of purchasing a PS5 console from eBay is that they often run special voucher codes that can take up to 20% off certain purchases with select retailers. This means occasionally you can pick up a PS5 for below RRP however this does require some patience and isn't extremely common. We always post these special eBay offers on our homepage and the GamingDeals Twitter account when they're available. Furthermore, you can also pick up pre-owned PS5 consoles for less than RRP but always be careful with these eBay listings, even though eBays buyer protection is really quite good nowadays.
Talking of pre-owned and refurbished consoles let's take a look at refurbished console specialists MusicMagpie's 0% interest financing options. Similarly to the previous two retailers mentioned MusicMagpie also use the PayPal credit service meaning once again your purchase must be over £99 paid back over 4 months. Currently refurbished PS5s are not at a very enticing price so we'd advise buying new if possible until the prices come down below RRP.
If you're not keen to lean on a retailer to help you with your finance on your PS5 you can always try a number of personal options.
Klarna, Zlich and PayPal are some of the most recent personal payment options and the majority of these offer a 0% interest option based on your paying the outstanding balance over an agreed period of time.
Zilch provide you with a digital credit card when you sign up and the limit will be based on if you link your bank details to the service. Zilch will allow you to pay over a 6-week period so if this sounds good to you it's worth considering. The payment scheme then works as follows:
Please see the Zilch website for full terms and conditions
Klarna Split Payments
If you haven't seen Klarna before, where have you been? They're everywhere!
Klarna offers shoppers the option to pay in full up to 30 days later or split the cost into 3 interest-free monthly instalments.
Please see the Klarna for full terms and conditions
Paypal offers 0% interest for 4 months on all purchases of £99.00 or more, the balance is added to your PayPal account meaning as long as the retailer offers PayPal as a payment option you can utilise this credit limit.
This means that you won’t pay any interest on your balance for 4 months. You still have to make the minimum repayment on your balance each month.
For more information, please see the PayPal Credit website
If you have a bad credit history/rating it is unlikely you will be able to secure a new PS5 console from any of the retailers mentioned.
If you're looking for a specific PS5 bundle then check out our best PS5 deals page where we scour the UK retailers for stock and great bundles for both the PS5 Disc Edition and Digital Edition consoles and compare the prices for you.
NB: The information in this guide does not constitute financial advice, always do your own research on top to ensure it's right for your specific circumstances. The content in our guide focusses on finance options and interest rates, not the level of service offered.
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