PS5 Ticker: The Situation on PlayStation 5 August 3, 2022 (Update)

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Amazon? Otto? Or maybe you prefer to ask offline in an electronics store? GamesWirtschaft documents where you can buy PS5.


PS5 traffic lights: where PlayStation 5 is currently available for purchase

Can be ordered online / Waiting list or multi-site booking / Sold Out
(in brackets: days since last online drop)

Status: August 3, 2022 (09:00)

Dealers list Germany / Dealers list Austria


God of war Ragnarok will be released on November 9 and can be pre-ordered now:

  • Collector’s Edition (€ 249.99) at Amazon * and MediaMarkt *
  • God of War Ragnarök Launch Edition with free lanyard for 79.99 € at MediaMarkt *
  • God of War Ragnarok for PlayStation 4 at Amazon *
  • God of War Ragnarok for PlayStation 5 at Amazon *

The most important news on PlayStation 5:


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All offers are valid while stocks last (early sale possible):

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  • ECO POWER + PS5 PlayStation 5 with Horizon: The Forbidden West and 12 months of PlayStation Plus for an additional fee of 249 euros – now from “E knows SIMPLIFIED”.
  • Current market prices for PS5 on eBay
  • The most popular new PS5 games on Amazon

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Update August 3, 2022 (9:00 AM): While MediaMarkt * and Saturn * are diligently distributing consoles in the markets (yes, still – but not everywhere in Germany), some big broadcasters have apparently not received any PlayStation 5 shipments for a long time.

In addition to Euronics, this is especially true of Otto *, which is number 2 in German mail order after Amazon. Exactly 28 days have passed since the last drop, i.e. a whole month. Looking at the statistics, we would be betting that we will see another drop in the near future – and if so, in the morning, which is before 12 noon.

Wednesday is, of course, the traditional Amazon viewing day. Because only on this day of the week the market leader sells PS5 consoles – exclusively to Prime customers. We will not find out if this is also the case today, around 11 o’clock, when the normal time window closes. Note the following packages (which you can already put on your wishlist):


Update August 2, 2022 (6:30 PM): The 3 for 2 campaign on mediamarkt.de (complete selection *) is only valid until midnight today. Several months will pass until the next round. So if you want to stock up cheaply for late summer now, you should seize the opportunity.


Update August 2, 2022 (6:00 PM): A lot was happening on Tuesday. In brief:

  • The sale of PlayStation Direct went according to plan. It has been sold Horizon: The Forbidden West-Package – must be delivered by Thursday at the latest. As usual, the “rest of the items” that were not developed went on sale around 12 noon – but here you had to be very quick.
  • “Take it here now”: With displays and posters like these, MediaMarkt and Saturn branches across Germany are turning their attention to the PlayStation 5 packs that are available in stock. Sometimes the palettes are placed in the center of the video game department. We still get positive feedback – regionally there are still stocks or at least places on the waiting list.
  • GameStop stores and Expert retailers also continue to tear their waiting lists. Especially in the case of smaller branches, it sometimes took a little longer.

August 2, 2022 (6 AM) update: Next Tuesday, Sony Interactive is inviting you to the factory sale again – as always, between 10:30 and 12:00. The invitation emails were sent yesterday afternoon.

We have received a series of questions that show that this is a “real” email from Sony and not a phishing scam. Note the following features:

  1. The sender is email.playstation.com.
  2. Mail goes to the address associated with your PSN account.
  3. The salutation is made under the name PSN.
  4. The email arrived around 3pm on Monday afternoon.

Check out our PlayStation Direct guide for more tips.

And remember: today is the last day of the MediaMarkt 3v2 campaign. When you buy three PS5 games, you only pay for two (complete selection *). Who, for example Quarry, F1 22 and Ring of Elden put it in cart, save almost € 60.


Update August 1, 2022 (9:00 AM): Gamescom Week in Cologne starts in three weeks: after a three-year pandemic break, small and large game developers will once again present themselves at the exhibition center. For PlayStation fans, the question naturally arises: is it worth buying a ticket?

For those on God of war Ragnarok or speculation about PlayStation VR2 – probably not. As Sony Interactive canceled very early and so did Electronic Arts (FIFA 23) or Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2).

Nevertheless, there is of course a whole range of publishers from whom – also – you can expect content on PlayStation 5, such as THQ Nordic, Koch Media, Level Infinite and Bandai Namco Entertainment. Ubisoft has already announced the Gamescom program, and it will be Skull and bones show – but not playable, but as a show in the cinema.

But Gamescom is, of course, much more than “just” a game fair: cosplay, retro, esports, indie games, concerts – one day should not be enough to take advantage of all the offers. For an overview of the Gamescom program, exhibitors and games, visit our Gamescom section.


August 1, 2022 update (8:45 am): Welcome to the new PS5 ticker week – nice to have you with us. We monitor and document the situation on the PlayStation 5 market to answer the question: where and on what conditions can you buy a PS5?

Last week, the answer was relatively simple – namely at many MediaMarkt * and Saturn * locations throughout Germany. In some cases, reservations were accepted, in others it was possible to pick up a PS5 box directly from the pallet. As usual in retail, the PS5 is sold almost exclusively in bundles, that is, in combination with games and / or accessories.

The MediaMarkt / Saturn campaign is proof that a particularly impressive number of PS5 consoles have recently been redirected to stationary retail – only a small part has gone online.

The reasons are different. It is still important for the chain to bring customers to the stores, because impulse purchases often take place there, from HDMI cables to controllers. As a side effect, scalpers and retailers who otherwise buy their consoles online at scale and then resell them at a greater premium are at least partially slowed down. This also happens offline, but is more time consuming due to local pickup.

Increased delivery quantities can already be seen on eBay *: On Monday morning, we register almost 500 PS5 consoles in their original packaging. Prices tend to go down as there are already seven-figure numbers of PS5 owners in Germany – so the number of interested parties inevitably goes down.

If you’re looking to order a PlayStation 5 online, you should keep an eye on Amazon this week. A typical sale day is Wednesday. A Prime account remains necessary.

If you want to stock up on PS5 games at a particularly low price: MediaMarkt’s 3 for 2 campaign will run until and including tomorrow, on Tuesday. Offer: You decide on three different PS5 games available and only pay for two (full selection *). If you combine cleverly, you will quickly save 50, 60, 70 € compared to buying items individually.

Which retailer sold the PlayStation 5 and when (as of July 18, 2022)
Which retailer sold the PlayStation 5 and when (as of July 18, 2022)

The only premium PS5 provider remains E for simple. The energy supplier sells a PlayStation package (delivery time: 14 days after conclusion of the contract and bank transfer / surcharge: 249 €). The terms and conditions and all tariffs for green electricity and green gas for your region can be found on the E wie Einfach * website.


Buy PS5: Our watchlist for August 2022 (green = there were declines)


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