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The PS5 preorder ship has sailed, but you can still order accessories – CNET

We’ve been waiting for more details on the PlayStation 5 since it was announced in 2019, and we’re finally in touching distance. The PS5 will ship on Nov. 12 in the US, and we know it’ll cost $400 for the digital-only version or $500 with Blu-ray. Despite being scheduled to kick off on Thursday, most retailers jumped the gun by unexpectedly taking preorders on Wednesday — and selling out of their preorder allotments in some cases within minutes.      

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Walmart delivered an additional round of preorders on Thursday night at 6 p.m. PT, only for those to sell out in under a minute, too.

Right now, we can’t find any consoles available for preorder. That’s hardly surprising after the virtual mayhem I saw in real time yesterday — retailer preorder pages came online, went down like they were being hit with denial-of-service attacks, and sold out faster than I could report on it. All the inventory at major retailers has come and gone, though there are still some accessories (like the new DualSense Wireless Controller) available for preorder. Here’s where we stand as of the most recent publication time. (This story was published earlier and is updated frequently, but feel free to click through the links below — maybe you’ll get lucky.)

Read more at GameSpot: Latest PS5 news and complete coverage

At Amazon’s HQ for the PS5, you can see eye-candy images of PS5 accessories like the DualSense charging station, Pulse 3D wireless headset and HD camera. But click through on the actual console page, and you’ll find no way to order at present.

Sony was letting users register here for the opportunity to preorder a PS5, but as of Thursday night, the page says “Registration is now closed.”


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Here’s where you can preorder the Microsoft Surface Duo – The Verge

Microsoft’s dual-screened Android phone, the Surface Duo, will release on September 10th, following close to a year of waiting since its reveal in 2019. It will cost $1,399, but you’ll only pay that much upfront if you buy it unlocked. Otherwise, you’ll owe a smaller monthly payment if you buy it on an installment plan through AT&T or Best Buy.

The Surface Duo can be preordered through the Microsoft Store, and doing so now should ensure that you get it on the release date. Paying $1,399 will get you the Duo with 128GB of storage, while an extra $100 will double that to 256GB of built-in storage. You can choose at the time of checkout to get the unlocked version or a phone that includes an AT&T SIM card.

AT&T will begin accepting preorders for the Duo starting at 12AM ET on August 13th / 9PM PT on August 12th. The 128GB variant will cost $47 per month for 30 months, and the 256GB version will cost a flat $50 per month for a 30-month installment plan.

Note that if you buy the AT&T version, it will be locked to that carrier. The unlocked version can work with AT&T as well as T-Mobile and Verizon. Buying through the Microsoft Store is a good way to get the unlocked version. Best Buy is accepting preorders for the Duo, and you can get either the 128GB or 256GB unlocked phone now to secure it on release day.

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