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Where to Buy a PlayStation 5 Before Christmas – IGN

PlayStation 5 consoles were one of the most sought-after, and most popular deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. While those sales are now over, thankfully the discounts haven’t stopped. You can still pick up a great deal on the PS5 or PS5 Slim just in time before Christmas — the top bundles cost $499, and feature Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 or Spider-Man 2 at no additional charge; offering potential buyers savings of $70 compared to purchasing the items separately. For more PS5 deal updates, ensure you’re following @IGNDeals on Twitter/X.

TL;DR – Where to Buy a PS5

Where to Buy a PlayStation 5 Slim

PS5 ‘slim model’ is the brand new PlayStation 5 console that will become the widely available version of the console from now onwards. It’s 25% smaller vs the original console, and features a larger SSD at 1TB, alongside a custom disc drive slot that can be removed or added to whenever you like (for future reference, if you buy the digital edition, the attachable disc drive is also now available for $79.99).

As we’ve mentioned, these new PS5 slim disc edition bundles come packed with a digital code for either Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 (PS5) or Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 (PS5). As the bundles cost the same as the MSRP of the PS5 Slim, you’re effectively getting a PS5 game for free with your purchase. Plus, for all digital owners, the PS5 Slim Digital Edition is also now available to buy for $449 – but there aren’t any bundles featuring a free game just yet.

PS5 Slim Deals

PS5 Spider-Man 2 Bundle (Slim Model)

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PS5 Spider-Man 2 Bundle (Slim Model)

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PS5 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bundle (Slim Model)

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PS5 Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 Bundle (Slim Model)

Arrives before Christmas.

PS5 Slim Digital

PS5 Digital (Slim Model)

Where to Buy a Standard PS5

It’s been notoriously difficult to get your hands on a PS5 since its launch in late 2020 between industry-wide chip shortages and scalpers reselling consoles for nearly $2,000, but the supply has finally caught up to demand for the most part, and now it’s far more common to see the consoles in stock in-store and online at most retailers.

The best deal right now is similar to the Slim bundles we’ve mentioned above and features Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 alongside at no additional cost. Just so you’re aware, the standard PS5 disc edition is 25% larger than a PS5 Slim, has a 825GB SSD, and it’s disc drive is not removalable (at least its not intended to be). Otherwise, we’ve also discussed the best places to buy the Nintendo Switch as well if you’re interested.

PS5 Spider-Man 2 Bundle

How to Trade in Your Old PlayStation Consoles

If you’re looking to trade in your old PlayStation consoles, you can do so at select retailers in-store and online. Often, the most widely available retailers are GameStop and Best Buy. However, you can also trade your used devices online at retailers such as Amazon and Microsoft.

Some retailers will offer you cash for your used goods, while others may provide you with a gift card that can be used in-store and online. This is a great way to offload your old gaming gear and get some money that you can put towards a newer console and games.

While trading devices in at retailers will often net you the lowest amount for your used consoles, there are also online marketplaces such as eBay, Craigslist, and OfferUp that may fetch higher prices, but you’ll often be responsible for packing and shipping costs, or be required to meet someone in person for the transaction, the latter of which poses its own risks.

Where to Trade in PlayStation Games

Similar to PlayStation console trade ins, you can also trade your existing games in at specific retailers. The most widely available retailer accepting used video games is GameStop, but they are notorious for giving you pennies on the dollar for your pre-owned titles. However, if you’re looking for an easy way to offload some of your library for cash or in-store credit, this is a convenient option. You can always look up the expected trade-in value on GameStop’s website before heading into a store, so you know exactly how much you’ll receive. Additionally, you can trade in your used games online through Amazon in exchange for an Amazon gift card.

Robert Anderson is a deals expert and Commerce Editor for IGN. You can follow him @robertliam21 on Twitter.

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