November 11 update: PS5 consoles have been sold out since late-September, but some stock will be available online for launch day on November 12 – read our roundup of Where to Buy the PlayStation 5 on Launch Day for more details and probable launch times!
Next-generation gaming is coming sooner than you think, as Sony has officially opened pre-orders for their new PlayStation 5 console in Canada.
Sony officially confirmed a November 12 release date during a PlayStation 5 Showcase Event on September 16, then quickly opened pre-orders in North America later that night, sparking a flurry of shopping activity as gamers raced online to reserve a console ahead of the holiday shopping season.
Here's a roundup of every retailer in Canada with pre-orders available for the PlayStation 5, followed by a brief overview of the console – while some stores may be sold out of initial stock allocations, there have been a few reports of intermittent availability (particularly at Amazon.ca and Walmart).
- PlayStation 5 Bundle with Extra DualSense Controller and Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales - $809.99
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Toys R Us
- PlayStation 5 Digital Edition - $499.96
- PlayStation 5 with Blu-ray Drive - $629.96
- PlayStation 5 with Blu-ray Drive + Extra DualSense Controller - $719.92
- Bed Bath And Beyond – famously sold the PlayStation 4 at a historical low price in 2017, but no PlayStation 5 listings as of November 6
- Canada Computers – PlayStation 4 consoles are available online, but no PlayStation 5 listings as of November 6
- Dell – PlayStation 4 consoles are available online, but no PlayStation 5 listings as of November 6
- Indigo – carried video game consoles in the past, but no PlayStation 5 listings as of November 6
- Real Canadian Superstore – held an online pre-order event on October 17, but launch day availability is unknown
- Staples – PlayStation 5 accessories are available online, but no PlayStation 5 console listings as of November 6
- Urban Outfitters – carried video game consoles in the past (including the Spider-Man PS4 holiday bundle), but no PlayStation 5 listings as of November 6
Originally unveiled on June 10, the PlayStation 5 is Sony's successor to the PlayStation 4, with support for next-generation games at up to 4K resolution, ray-tracing, SSD storage, backwards compatibility with most PS4 games and more. The console will come in two variants – a Standard Edition with a built-in Blu-ray drive and a Digital Edition. Both models have identical hardware, but the Digital Edition omits a disc drive, which means it can only play digital games from the PlayStation Store and cannot play Blu-ray movies. A new DualSense wireless controller is included with all PS5 consoles, with a refined design and features like haptic feedback, dynamic triggers and improved motion sensors.
The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to launch on November 12 and will carry several highly-anticipated exclusives at launch and in the future including Marvel's Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Horizon Forbidden West, Final Fantasy XVI, an untitled God of War sequel and more. Happy hunting!