PS5 Console Deals and Bundles

PS5 Console Deals and Bundles

PS5s have been notoriously difficult to grab but now plenty of retailers have stock on the PS5 console and plenty of different bundles are available to choose from. Make sure you check back regularly as we check/update deals every 15 minutes.

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PS5 Console Comparison

There are two PlayStation 5 models available, the Standard "Disc" version and the Digital console.  The only significant difference between these consoles is the digital version's lack of a disc drive.


PS5 Console

Release Date November 19th, 2020
Price £479.99
Disc Drive Yes
RAM 24GB total with reportedly 20GB GDDR6
Storage 825GB Custom SSD
Ray Tracing Yes
Backwards Compatibility Yes (initially only 100 PS4 games)
Maximum Resolution 8K
CPU Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 Variable frequency up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine (10.3 TFLOPS)
Maximum Framerate 120 frames per second

PS5 Digital Console

Release Date November 19th, 2020
Price £389.99
Disc Drive No
RAM 24GB total with reportedly 20GB GDDR6
Storage 825GB Custom SSD
Ray Tracing Yes
Backwards Compatibility Yes (initially only 100 PS4 games)
Maximum Resolution 8K
CPU Custom 8-core AMD Zen 2 Variable frequency up to 3.5 GHz
GPU AMD Radeon RDNA 2-based graphics engine (10.3 TFLOPS)
Maximum Framerate 120 frames per second

PS5 Frequently Asked Questions

We get asked a lot of questions regarding the PS5 console, take a look below at our most frequently asked.  If you have a question that we've missed, please feel free to contact us.

What comes in the box?

This is for the standard PS5 and digital edition PS5 box contents, not any of the official PS5 bundles.

  • PS5 console itself
  • White DualSense controller
  • HDMI 2.1 cable
  • USB-C to USB-A cable to charge DualSense controller
  • User manual
Is the PS5 backwards compatible with PS4 games?

The PS5 is backwards compatible with most PS4 games and many of those games benefit from the PS5's power making PS4 games run at higher and smoother frame rates. There are only a few PS4 games that aren't playable on PS5: 

  • Afro Samurai 2 Revenge of Kuma Volume One
  • Just Deal With It!
  • Robinson: The Journey
  • We Sing
  • Hitman Go: Definitive Edition
  • Shadwen

In order to play PS4 games on a PS5 disc edition console, you can simply insert the PS4 disc and launch the game from the PS5 UI (disc must be inserted to play the game).

Obviously, for the digital edition, this will not work due to the lack of a disc drive so instead you must transfer digital games and game data from a PS4 console to your PS5 digital edition using WiFi data transfer. You can also access your PS4 games and data with a compatible storage drive that is already being used by your PS4.

Will my PS4 controller work on PS5?

The DualShock 4 will work on PS5 with supported PS4 games however it will not work for any PS5 games. PS5 games can only be played with the DualSense Wireless controller.

How much is the PS5?

The PS5 Disc Edition RRP is £479.99 and the Digital Edition RRP is £389.99.

Why is there so little PS5 stock?

The pandemic created huge demand for gaming products, while supply and production changes were heavily impacted. Sony have done an admirable job of producing as many PS5s as they have, and the sales numbers suggest its already on track to match the PS4, which has become one of the most successful consoles of all time. The difference this time is that demand is much higher.

When will PS5 stock be at a steady level?

Thankfully PS5 stock and demand have reached an equilibrium which means consoles are readily available. Sony has released a lot of official bundles with games like God of War Ragnarok and Horizon Forbidden West that are still available for purchase as can be seen in our comparison above. Scalping has now become unprofitable as well which has helped stock levels a significant amount.

What resolutions does the PS5 support?

The PS5 has several supported resolutions that we will detail below that are available via the HDMI 2.1 cable. This depends on the game itself, the resolution of your TV and also it's refresh rate. For example if your TV is 4K but only 60Hz refresh rate you will only be able to achieve a maximum of 60 Frames per Second even though the PS5 is capable of pushing up to 120FPS at this resolution in certain games.

  • 1080p (1920 x 1080) up to 120FPS (frames per second)
  • 1440p (2160 x 1440) up to 120 FPS (recently added support)
  • 4K UHD (3840 x 2160) up to 120FPS
  • 8K (7680 x 4320) up to 60FPS however there are very few 8K compatible games


Blockbuster franchises return in 2023 with exclusive PS5 games

The PlayStation 4 platform enjoyed a great deal of financial and critical success, having launched in 2013 to quickly sell 100 million units and become the most popular home video game console. November 2020 saw it replaced with the arrival of PlayStation 5, kicking off a totally new generation with lots to look forward to.

PS5 has had a very strong start to its life with releases like God of War Ragnarok and Horizon: Forbidden West last year only solidifying this fact and 2023 is looking to deliver the goods again for PS5 owners. Major releases from third-party studios include Blizzard’s Diablo IV,  and Capcom’s Resident Evil 4 Remake and will all look exceptional on the PS5 platform. We’re also seeing exclusive entries with Marvel's Spider-Man 2 being released this year as well as Square Enix's Final Fantasy XVI being exclusive on PS5 at launch.

The most powerful PlayStation console released

The next generation of consoles brings a much higher level of graphical fidelity, with further refinements made to reduce load times and push faster frame rates. The PlayStation 5 achieves this using a bespoke 8-core AMD chipset and a custom SSD. PSVR will also continue to be supported, with all pre-existing headsets compatible with PS4 already confirmed to work with PlayStation 5. PSVR2 is now available and has received glowing reviews, with titles like Horizon Call of the Mountain using its new technology incredibly bringing Sony's big first-party game series to VR.

Two models to choose from

Though the PS4 has embraced two console models side by side – the Slim and more powerful Pro – it’s been traditional that new consoles have launched with only one model. However, that is no longer the case with the PS5. Launching alongside a traditional console that features a Blu-ray disc drive is the PlayStation 5 Digital Edition, which features no drive and instead relies on digital downloads of games. Like the Xbox Series S, this version is the cheaper option, but still has the same power as the PS5 Disc Edition.

A revised controller design for PlayStation 5

A next-gen PlayStation console requires a truly advanced controller, right? That's why the DualSense replaces the Dualshock as the PlayStation 5’s official gamepad of choice, shaking up the design and baking in several new modern features that make for the ultimate immersive experience. Adaptative triggers on the L2 and R2 buttons, for example, allows the controller to depict the feel of in-game actions as realistically as possible. As such, drawing back a bowstring or firing a gun delivers the appropriate haptic feedback.

The DualSense PS5 controller also features a built-in mic, removing the need for players to use a dedicated headset for chat. Then you have the revised lightbar and touchpad design, which is a lot less garish compared to how the DualShock 4 handled the concept. Also gone is the dedicated “Share” button, now replaced by the “Create” button that offers “new ways for players to create epic gameplay content to share with the world”.

Sony has also now released the DualSense Edge Wireless Controller which is a pro controller for those of you who really value high-quality peripherals for your gaming set-up.

PS5 Console Covers

Is there any special edition PS5 console bundles?

As we approach the 3 year anniversary of the PS5 console there has actually been quite a lack of new bundles when compared to the first three years of the PS4. In terms of actual special editions with all-new aesthetics and designs for the console, there has actually been none, which is quite surprising after what we've come to expect from Sony who has created some gorgeous special edition consoles in the past.

So why is this? In our opinion, due to the fact that the console is so constantly in demand, there isn't really any need to push consumers to buy via special edition consoles as they're selling out so quickly anyway. In addition to this, there is now a selection of galactic colour-inspired official console covers available for both the disc and digital versions of the PS5. These console covers may actually replace the need for different designs as Sony instead could just release limited-edition console covers that would allow users to change the appearance of their PS5 consoles to their own liking. If this is the case this would be a pretty pro-consumer move as some people will buy multiple consoles just to own the limited edition but it'd be a much better deal just buying the console cover. If you're interested in changing the look of your PS5 console then check out the best PS5 console cover deals.

It seems that Sony may instead look to come out with special-edition controllers to celebrate game releases, and honestly, this is probably a more consumer-friendly move for people who like collecting, buying a controller feels a lot more approachable than several consoles. We've already seen there a limited edition God of War: Ragnarok DualSense controller that came back in November boasting a striking blue and white design accented with two wolves howling on the controller's touchpad. We also saw a Hogwarts Legacy DualSense Wireless Controller that instantly sold out, suggesting third-party games are also an option for new controllers. We'd love to see a new PS5 console bundle for Marvel's Spider-Man 2 later in the year and we'd expect something but when it comes to a whole new design and colourway we will have to see what Sony ends up doing, we assume they will go with the special-edition controller route which will be most welcome. Also, be sure whatever Sony does we will keep you informed here on GamingDeals and provide you with the best PS5 deals.

Kratos in PSVR2 why we love PS5

Why we love the PS5

1. PS5 1st party exclusives

There are many reasons to love Sony's new flagship console but the top among them is the calibre of the 1st party games on offer. PS4 had astonishingly good exclusives such as God of War, Marvel's Spider-Man and oh so many more and PS5 looks only to add upon that. Though we're early in its life cycle we've seen Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart but there's so much more with God of War: Ragnarok just around the corner, then Marvel's Spider-Man 2 coming in 2023. These blockbuster 1st party games are often why I say to myself yes this is why I own a PS5 console. Having these in addition to fantastic third-party titles with such a high level of performance is hard not to love.

2. The PS5's performance and loading times

The performance of the PS5 is of such a high level that it can go toe to toe with very decently specced gaming PCs and at a price they cannot compete with; although at first the price seems steep coming off the old PS4 generation the reality is that the value is very high if you appreciate fantastic frame rates at high resolutions (4K 120Hz); which as someone who is primarily a PC gamer I certainly do. 

Now let's talk storage and loading times because it's one thing that Sony has smashed out of the park compared to Microsoft's Xbox Series X flagship console. Load times going from PS4 to PS5 will blow your mind as you take advantage of the PS5's internal SSD which has read speeds of 5.5GB/s. Load times for games are so much quicker which just makes your overall gaming experience much more enjoyable; especially when you're dying repeatedly in Elden Ring to Malenia.

In addition, although the 825GB of internal memory does soon get eaten up rather quickly due to the size of today's games adding memory to the PS5 consoles is very easy albeit expensive. You have an M.2 SSD slot in your PS5 which fits some extremely fast SSDs which will not only keep up with your PS5 console but in some cases outspeed it. You can buy SSDs in a lot of storage configurations for this slot all the way up to 4TB but the higher you go the cost is quite extreme. Below is some information regarding SSD specifications outlined by Sony so keep these in mind when you're looking at expanding your PS5 memory.

  • SSD Format: PCIe 4.0 M.2 NVME SSD
  • Storage Capacities: 250GB, 500GB, 1TB, 2TB, 4TB
  • Reading Speed: Minimum of 5500MB/s or faster
  • Size w/ heatsink (L x W x H): 110mm x 25mm x 11.25 mm
  • Heatsink: Required for controlling temperatures

3. Virtual Reality is a real focus for Sony

PSVR was a big hit for Sony back on the PS4 and Sony has now released its successor PSVR2 which will be compatible with the PS5 and has been reviewing very well. The original PSVR is also compatible with PS5 the only thing you will need to do is request a PlayStation Camera Adapter directly from PlayStation support. PlayStation VR is definitely cheaper when you own the console than building a PC capable of running VR and going for some of the competitors such as the HTC Vive.

The PSVR2 innovates and improves on everything the original hardware brought as an approachable VR solution. The controllers are being overhauled to have adaptive triggers and haptic feedback first seen on the DualSense controller only enhancing your immersion when playing in VR. Also looking under the hood the specs are looking really impressive with an OLED HDR display and 2000 x 2040 per eye resolution which is a serious upgrade from the 960 x 1080 resolutions used back on the original PSVR.

When it comes to games on the PSVR2 we've had Horizon Call of the Mountain be a day one exclusive which pits you in a 1st person perspective, bow in hand taking on the machines of the gorgeous Horizon setting, and its looking like a real premier VR experience that will be exclusive to the Sony platform. If you're interested in hearing more we've got you covered with all the PSVR2 deals and information.

Finding a PS5 console - retailer by retailer

PS5 stock remains extremely scarce, but here are some helpful hints on what to expect from each of the UK's major retailers when it comes to PS5 bundle re-stocks:

GAME PS5 bundles

  • Of all the major retailers, GAME have had the most reliable and plentiful re-stocks of the PS5.
  • GAME re-stocks typically occur between the morning and midday, from about 8am.
  • They've also been typically launching a second, smaller batch of consoles (likely as a result of failed orders earlier in the day) at around lunchtime to 2PM.
  • When stock is available, they implement a queue system - getting in early to the queue is vital, as it can stretch up to several hours of wait time
  • When stock is available, you'll typically be able to see the bundles available - clicking on one of these will then activate the queue. You aren't limited to the bundle you clicked once you're through the queue, but it can help speed the process up if you select the bundle you want.
  • Consoles by themselves go out of stock much faster than bundles. If you've got the budget, we recommend focusing on bundles - don't despair if the consoles on their own go out of stock. The bundles at GAME are now beginning to last a fair few days before going out of stock.

Amazon PS5 bundles

  • Amazon have done a couple of re-stocks of the PS5, and we expect these will become more frequent as the stock situation eases.
  • They implement no queue system - the stock will simply appear on-site, likely on the same page you're able to navigate to at any point in time which states the PS5 is 'Currently unavailable'.
  • Amazon tend to not stock bundles but the console on its own and it is exclusive to Amazon Prime members.
  • In the past, Amazon's re-stocks have typically occurred between mid-morning and mid-afternoon.

Currys PS5 bundles

  • Currys have had, after GAME, the most frequent re-stocks of the console.
  • Like GAME, Currys will implement a site-wide queue when they have stock. Unlike GAME, however, you will have no option to browse the bundles before going into the queue; the Currys queue is site-wide, and you'll need to go through it before you can access any area of the site.
  • Currys tend to favour the larger bundles including big-ticket items such as 1TB SSDs alongside the PS5 console. It's rare that Currys stock the console on its own.

Argos PS5 bundles

  • Argos have had a couple of small PS5 re-stocks since the console launched in November.
  • It's been extremely difficult to predict when these happen - they've typically launched very early in the morning, at around 3am.

Very PS5 bundles

  • Very have had quite a sizeable amount of stock of both the PS5 and Xbox Series X.
  • Their site is extremely robust and they do not implement any sort of queue system.
  • All of their bundles are listed on a single page - you simply click the console you want and see the available options down the right-hand side above the add to cart button.
  • As with several of the other retailers listed, stock on bundled options tends to hang around longer than the console on its own.
  • Re-stocks are hard to predict, though they tend to happen most frequently from mid-morning to mid-afternoon.

eBay PS5 bundles

  • At Gaming Deals, you'll only see eBay listings from approved storefronts - these are almost all stores we've worked with for several years and that have extremely good reputations. Many are the eBay storefronts of retailers such as Argos or Currys.
  • We've seen several re-stocks from such sellers on eBay. These re-stocks have comprised of a new, unopened console (just like you'd buy from another retailer listed here) with lots of add-in games and accessories. 
  • These bundles are expensive, generally coming in at at least £100 more than the console's RRP, but if you're determined to get a console, they're certainly an avenue worth exploring as the price has now dropped with the reduced demand.
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