Unfortunately, the PlayStation 5 is still basically completely sold out – the console only comes onto the market in short bursts. We will inform you here about the current status of the price and availability of the PS5.

PlayStation 5

Order PS5: Here you can get the current console

  • Gray market: PS5 Digital away that. 640 Euro, PS5 Disc away that. 730 Euro (ebay)
  • With mobile phone contract I: PS5 Disc + 2. Controller + SIM with Allnet-Flat and 10 GB (Telekom network) or 15 GB data (Vodafone network), 24 months minimum term – total costs over 24 months: 1.097,74 Euro (Mobile phone contract with mobilcom-debitel, details in the article)
  • With mobile phone contract II: PS5 Digital + 2. Controller + Allnet / SMS flat rate with 20 GB 5G / LTE (300 MBit / s) for 42.99 euros + one-time 45.98 euros – total costs over 24 months: 1.077,74 Euro (Mobile phone contract with o2, details in the article)
  • With mobile phone contract III: PS5 Disc + 2. Controller + FIFA 22 + Allnet / SMS flat rate with 20 GB 5G / LTE (300 Mbit / s) for 49.99 euros per month + one-time 45.98 euros – total costs over 24 months: 1.245,74 Euro (Mobile phone contract with o2, details in the article)
  • With DSL contract: PS5 Disc + 2. Controller + DSL including landline and ISDN, 24 months minimum term – total costs over 24 months: from 1,629.47 euros (Total costs over 24 months including DSL contract with 1 & 1, details in the article)
  • With an electricity or gas contract: PS5 Disc-Version + Electricity or gas contract, 18 months minimum term, 24 months price guarantee (199 euros additional payment for the device, total costs over 24 months depending on consumption, details in the article)

Please note that the prices and availability of the PS5 may vary.

PlayStation 5 availability: The current situation

The PlayStation 5 is still not widely available, although the sales start already took place in November 2020. In the last few weeks there have been at least occasional “drops” in which the console was available several times in limited contingents for a short time (usually only minutes) from various online retailers. The last time there were a few copies of the disc version was on September 23rd. at Saturn and MediaMarkt – unfortunately these are already sold out. If you want to increase your chances of getting the PS5 in retail sales, you should keep an eye on the following dealers and grab them quickly if necessary.

Buy PS5: Overview of online shops

In the following list you will find links to the most important dealers who have or had the PS5 on offer. It is worthwhile to click through regularly and see whether allotments are available again.

PlayStation 5 with disc drive for 499 euros

The version with drive may cost 100 euros more, but is recommended for PlayStation fans who have a large library of PS4 games on discs and want to continue using them. You can also use the PS5 disc version to play Blu-Rays and 4K Blu-Rays.

PlayStation 5 All-Digital Edition for 399 euros

With the all-digital edition of the PS5 you are limited to games that you buy from the PlayStation Store. If you don’t have a large game collection and don’t plan to build one or play mostly free-2-play titles like Fortnite or CoD: Warzone, you can access it here. This saves 100 euros and gives you a slightly slimmer console.

PS5 on the gray market – on eBay

A big problem with the availability of the PS5 is the so-called scalper. These are bots that continuously scan shop pages and buy consoles as soon as they are available. The bot operators want to continue buying consoles on trading platforms such as eBay at a profit thanks to the artificial shortage. Even if the method seems morally questionable, buying the console at a premium on eBay is of course an option. We recommend, however, to study the offers carefully for the seriousness of the dealers, origin of the hardware, guarantee / warranty and delivery date.

The eBay prices indirectly provide an impression of the relationship between supply and demand. We keep a close eye on eBay prices, several times a week we determine the best price from reputable eBay dealers for consoles with the status “new” and “buy it now” option that are available from Germany. From this it can be deduced how far the PlayStation 5 is still from availability in terms of breadth. Here prices have recently picked up again. While the PS5 with disc drive was still trading at prices of 650 euros in August, the cheapest prices are currently well over 700 euros again. The PS5 without an optical drive costs around 670 euros again, while it was still available for 550 euros in late summer. That corresponds to surcharges of 40 to 70 percent compared to the RRP – pure usury! Unfortunately, scalping still seems to be worthwhile.

Buy PS5 with a tariff bundle

Even if the PlayStation 5 is currently practically permanently sold out in retail, you can still get some of it order together with a mobile phone, internet or electricity tariff, because no scalpers access here. We have put together all the current information for you in our articles. The following tariffs are currently available:

  • With mobile phone contract I: PS5 Disc + 2. Controller + SIM with Allnet-Flat and 10 GB (Telekom network) or 15 GB data (Vodafone network), 24 months minimum term – total costs over 24 months: 1.097,74 Euro (Mobile phone contract with mobilcom-debitel, details in the article)
  • With mobile phone contract II: PS5 Digital + 2. Controller + Allnet / SMS flat rate with 20 GB 5G / LTE (300 MBit / s) for 42.99 euros + one-time 45.98 euros – total costs over 24 months: 1.077,74 Euro (Mobile phone contract with o2, details in the article)
  • With mobile phone contract III: PS5 Disc + 2. Controller + FIFA 22 + Allnet / SMS flat rate with 20 GB 5G / LTE (300 Mbit / s) for 49.99 euros per month + one-time 45.98 euros – total costs over 24 months: 1.245,74 Euro (Mobile phone contract with o2, details in the article)
  • With DSL contract: PS5 Disc + 2. Controller + DSL including landline and ISDN, 24 months
    Minimum term – total costs over 24 months: from 1,629.47 euros (Total costs over 24 months including DSL contract with 1 & 1, details in the article)
  • With an electricity or gas contract: PS5 Disc-Version + Electricity or gas contract, 18 months minimum term, 24 months price guarantee (199 euros additional payment for the device, total costs over 24 months depending on consumption, details in the article)

Buy PlayStation 5: Essential console accessories

Have you got hold of a PS5, you can with the official accessories from Sony get the most out of your PS5. The DualSense controller, charging station, remote control, HD camera and headset can make your life easier and your gaming experience more enjoyable.

You also need one Top TVso that the graphics performance of the PS5 can really come into its own. Devices with 4K resolution, HDMI 2.1, 120 Hz and VRR are ideal. More information in our focus on the best gaming televisions. Here are three suggestions for suitable 4K TVs:

By the way, in our overview article you will find a lot more information about the PlayStation 5.