The supply situation around the PS5 has eased significantly in the meantime, but the console remains in great demand. Where should you watch out?
Update from 07/19/2022, 08:53 a.m: Good morning, also this Tuesday we hold the PS5 position for you. Anyone who happened to be browsing the Spielegrotte website last night was in for a little surprise. Because for a short time there was a PS5 bundle with Horizon, Spiderman and 25 euros PSN credit on offer. Experience has shown that the package is already sold out again.
If you want to save away from the actual console, you should currently take a look at a special dealer. Yesterday, MediaMarkt launched a new 3 for 2 promotion with real top titles to choose from. Part of the campaign is, for example, God of War Ragnarök, which will be released in November and can already be pre-ordered as part of the 3 for 2 deal. So if you are looking for food to gamble as a precaution, you have come to the right place.
- Click here for the 3 for 2 promotion for the PS5 at MediaMarkt
For PS5 drops, MediaMarkt and twin dealers Saturn in particular are still a hot candidate. Sales at Amazon are more likely to be expected on Wednesday. Anyone hoping for supplies from smaller retailers should keep an eye on Euronics, Müller and GameStop today.
Update from 07/18/2022, 5:10 p.m: Prime Day at Amazon is already over, but there are still numerous offers from the mail order giant. So controllers, games and more are reduced. Here you will find the best deals: Buy PS5: New offers at Amazon – Games and accessories reduced after Prime Day
Update from 07/18/2022, 4:50 p.m: At Alternate, a bundle of the Digital Edition is available every now and then. You get a rather expensive headset and the media remote control. The bundle keeps showing as sold out, but will be available in trickles. Try your luck here:
- Buy PS5 Digital Edition + Epic Headset + Media Remote at Alternate*
Update from 07/18/2022, 1:30 p.m: Where could it be really hot this week and which retailers should you keep an eye on? Here we give you an overview of the dealers who could sell the PS5 this week: Buy PS5: Availability from 18.07. – 6 traders are particularly hot during the week
Update from 07/18/2022, 12:35 p.m: So far nothing has happened on the PS5 front. In general, there is an eerie silence in various forums and platforms for exchange. Maybe the calm before the storm?
Update from 07/18/2022, 08:40 a.m: Good morning PS5 hunters! A new week starts and with it there are new hopes for big console drops in Germany. But what is the current situation? In short: very manageable.
The last week was very poor in consoles and there were only small sales campaigns. This week it could (hopefully) get more exciting again. Furthermore, MediaMarkt and Saturn could be hot retailers for an upcoming drop. An online sale has been awaited here for two months, which is very unusual for the two retailers. Amazon, on the other hand, should only get really exciting on Wednesday. There is always the drop tag at the mail order giant.
Drops at smaller retailers are now becoming increasingly difficult to predict. Sometimes the PS5 is sold here out of nowhere. Euronics, Müller and GameStop are, for example, possible candidates for replenishment. A new sales campaign at PlayStation Direct would also be conceivable. We are keeping an eye on the situation and will let you know as soon as there is new information.
|Console name||PlayStation 5 (PS5)|
|Manufacturer||Sony Interactive Entertainment (YOU)|
|Type||Stationary game console|
|generation||09th console generation|
|storage medium||Blu Ray, SSD|
|release||November 19, 2020|
Original report from July 17, 2022: Hamburg, Germany – The current week is coming to an end and is causing some disillusionment among PS5 hunters. Because with regard to fresh console supplies from Sony, it was the weakest week in a long time, felt for months. It remained without really significant drops. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that it will continue like this from tomorrow in the new week, there are definitely potential drop candidates at the moment. So where exactly should you be careful when trying to grab a PlayStation 5? We examine the current replenishment situation and always provide you with the latest information on developments relating to the topic “Buy PS5” here in ticker format.
Buy PS5: A disappointing week comes to an end – what’s next?
Where was the last time you bought the PS5? The ending week has been, on the whole, a disappointment for anyone actively pursuing a PS5. Except for a mini pre-order campaign at the console insider tip Spielegrotte, an on-site sale at MediaMarkt Münster, a mini-drop at Amazon FR and local replenishment at the small specialist retailer SK GameNatix, nothing really worth mentioning has happened. After Sony had been on the boulevard for months, we’re now experiencing a really weak week again.
Here is an overview of the last drops from all relevant retailers:
- PS5 location at MediaMarkt & Saturn –> Last PS5 drop on 05/18/2022 (MM) and 05/18/2022 (Saturn), local pre-order promotion on 06/11. already started in some MMS branches, large-scale start in MMS branches on June 13th: Height Opportunities for online drop at MediaMarkt and Saturn
- PS5 location on Amazon –> Last PS5 drop on 06/29/2022 at Amazon DE, 07/06. in UK, 15.07 in FR: High chances of console replenishment (at Amazon DE)
- PS5 location at OTTO –> Last PS5 drop on 07/06/2022: Medium-high chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at Expert –> Last PS5 drop on 01/05/2022 (local in store): Low chances of drops (Good chances for everyone who is on a waiting list in a market. Apparently those who are waiting are currently being supplied more frequently.)
- PS5 situation at Müller –> Last PS5 drop on 05/14/2022: High chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at PlayStation Direct –> Last PS5 drop on June 23, 2022: High chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at Alternate –> Last PS5 drop (always drop by drop) on 06/29/2022: Medium-high chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at Euronics –> Last PS5 drop on 04/27/2022: Medium-high chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at Medimax –> Last PS5 drop on 03/29/2022: High chances of console replenishment
- PS5 situation at Kaufland –> Last PS5 drop on 04/25/2022: Medium-high chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at GameStop –> Last PS5 drop on 07/01/2022: Medium-high odds for online drops, otherwise only locally in the shop
- PS5 location at ComputerUniverse –> Last PS5 drop on 07/01/2022: Low chance of online drops
- PS5 situation at Cyberport –> Last PS5 drop on 05/04/2022 (locally in the stores): Low chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at MyToys –> Last PS5 drop on 07/06/2022: Low chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at Smyths Toys –> Last PS5 drop on 10/27/2021: Low chances of console replenishment
- PS5 situation at the game grotto –> last PS5 drop on 06/18/2022: Medium-high chances of console replenishment
- PS5 situation at Conrad –> Last PS5 drop on April 8th, 2022 (locally in branches, at one market it was even still available on April 28th): Low chances of console replenishment
- PS5 location at Real –> Last PS5 drop in store on 12/04/2021: Low chances of console replenishment
Which retailers are particularly hot right now? This Sunday it is likely to remain traditionally quiet with regard to new sales campaigns. From tomorrow it will be exciting to see whether the week that is coming to an end was just a hiccup or the beginning of a generally somewhat calmer phase. In general, however, there are definitely one or two potential drop candidates.
The two replenishment giants MediaMarkt and Saturn are and will remain the hottest at the moment. There were always local campaigns there, but the last online sale was almost 2 months ago. For weeks, MMS has been tinkering with the PS5 product pages from time to time and in the scene it is assumed that something could happen there at any moment.
Also exciting in the new week are Amazon and PlayStation Direct. Because Amazon DE has not yet dropped in July, but FR and UK have, although Germany has never been far away lately when the shipping giant has been selling in other European countries. At PlayStation Direct, Sony’s in-house factory outlet, the July drop is also a long time coming. But it is actually considered certain that there will still be supplies this month. Because at PS Direct there hasn’t been a single month since the start of the service without a drop. At least one sale always took place there. So you should also be careful here – also in the coming new week.
However, some smaller and medium-sized retailers such as Müller, MediMax, GameStop or Spielegrotte are also worth a close look. In principle, they could all offer new consoles again at any time without warning in the new week. In short: There are enough potential supply candidates for the new week, so you should remain vigilant and keep your eyes open for the PS5 providers mentioned.
And again as a reminder for our Austrian readers: At MediaMarkt.at, a local pre-order campaign has been running since Thursday (even if apparently not all branches are participating in it). If you have a market near you, you can stop by on Monday and ask – you might be lucky.
There are also consoles here at the weekend: Normally there are no PS5 sales campaigns in Germany on weekends (with very few exceptions). But even on Saturday and Sunday there are definitely ways to get your hands on Sony’s coveted console – provided you’re willing to dig a little deeper into your pocket for it. You can find out more about this here: Buy PS5: Order the console directly – Here you can get supplies immediately, even at the weekend
And if you are not only looking for a PS5, but also for a new mobile phone contract – O2 currently has a new deal where you can pick up the console in connection with a mobile phone contract. However, this offer is only available for a short time.
Buy PS5: Help for drops and sales
Also interesting: Do you want to increase your chances of a PS5 with a little preparation? Some providers have some tricks or details that you should definitely take to heart or at least have heard of BEFORE a sales campaign. You can find the most important information in a compact form here:
Tips and tricks for buying the PS5
Buy PS5 on Amazon: get consoles at home and abroad – all the tricks
Buy PS5 from PlayStation Direct: With these tips, you can get the console from Sony
Buy PS5: Tips and tricks for buying from MediaMarkt and Saturn
By the way, if you are not averse to buying a PS5 abroad, you will find the most relevant dealers and some important tips here: Buying a PS5 abroad: These dealers deliver to Germany without stress