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If you’ve been waiting for the PS5 for a year or so, tomorrow is your very own celebration of Black Friday and Boxing Day in one day – Thursday, November 12 when the PS5 is officially available in the US. Sony provides both versions of the console simultaneously: a digital version for only $ 400 and a model for $ 500 with Blu-ray. (As we recommended before, if you don’t need an optical drive for games or movies, we recommend that you go with $ 400.)
To be clear, we totally expect every major retailer to sell quickly. We’d be surprised if the national stockpile of PS5s survived today. But unlike other stores, Walmart has already pledged (in a tweet to a customer) to make its inventory available in segments throughout the day.
The bottom line? Now you know when to open your browser and are ready to click:
And the: Noon, 3 PM, 6 PM, 9 PM
CT: 11 AM, 2 PM, 5 PM, 8 PM
MT: 10 AM, 1 PM 4 PM, 7 PM
PT: 9 AM, 3 PM, 6 PM
For quick access to the product page, here are both versions of the PS5:
This is the least expensive digital version, which has an 825GB SSD but lacks an optical drive. If you have a good broadband connection, it is best to spend your money here.
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PlayStation’s crop cream, this console includes an 825GB optical drive and Blu-ray drive.
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