The PS5 has been in high demand since its launch in 2020 (or even before that, to be honest), but now it's finally becoming a little bit easier to get your hands on Sony's latest console. But will we see deals for Black Friday this year?

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Well, there's good news and bad news. The good news is, this is the first Black Friday when it has actually been quite doable to order a PS5 from a major retailer (rather than having to buy one second-hand at a huge mark-up, as was a very common occurrence previously).

And what's the bad news? Well, with the PS5 still being a highly popular purchase, Sony and its retail partners haven't exactly been desperate to slash its price. But if you shop smart, by checking at different places, and consider buying a bundle to boost your saving potential, you can still be a happy shopper if you play your cards right.

The best Black Friday deals we've found so far include this PS5 God of War Ragnarok and DualSense Controller bundle for £584.97 at Very, or if you already have a console, this DualSense Controller and FIFA 23 game bundle for only £69.99 (was £79.99).

And so, with Black Friday week now kicking into gear, read on and we'll share all the key details on how to find a PS5-related bargain this year. Check it out!

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How much will PS5 cost on Black Friday in the UK?

The PS5 remains both popular and in short supply, so prices aren't expected to go down on the base console. Amazingly, the RRP has actually gone up since the console's release — from £449.99 to £479.99. However, it's still possible to make some small savings on bundles.

Bundles put the console together with extras like games, controllers and headsets and essentially give you savings on those accessories. You'll be spending more than the price of the console itself but getting better value if the accessories appeal.

As stated, the only real 'deals' available right now are on bundles grouping the console with other products. However, even some of those aren't really offering savings as such. Rather, retailers are bundling PS5s with other products so they can sell more products in total, given that PlayStations sell out under any circumstances currently.

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It is occasionally possible to buy a PS5 without a bundle at Amazon, or via the PlayStation website, but stock is scarce in both cases and an invitation is required to do so on Amazon.

If you're looking for more of a saving and you're flexible on what console you want, then it's worth checking out this Black Friday Nintendo Switch deal.

Best PS5 Black Friday deals at a glance

The first of these 'deals' offers a PS5 with God of War Ragnarök, so there's no saving as such, given that the base price of the console is £479.99 and the game costs £62.99. With Argos pricing the bundle at £539.99 —giving you a humongous £2 saving — it's not exactly a bargain to write home about. Unfortunately, stock is scarce enough that it's as good a deal as you're likely to find right now.

On the flip side, there's good news for those simply struggling to find stock. Several UK retailers currently have PS5s to sell. Check out the options below.

Best PS5 Black Friday deals available in the UK today

PS5 + God of War Ragnarök | £539.99 at Argos

Right now, this is one of the simpler and more tempting bundles that's in stock.

God of War Ragnarök is an amazing title and one many gamers will be keen to play on the PlayStation 5. It shows off the system's capabilities well and earned four stars from our experts in our full God of War Ragnarök review.

Don't leave it too long if you're going to pick one of these up though, as stock is sure to go quickly. At the time of writing, the likes of Currys and John Lewis are completely out of PlayStation 5 devices.

Over at Box, meanwhile, you can get a Ragnarök PS5 bundle with an extra controller and a headset thrown in. All that would set you back £664.99, which is being billed as a saving of £30. We'd say the Argos deal is more tempting, though.

PS5 + God of War Ragnarök | £539.99 at Argos

PS5, God of War Ragnarök + DualSense Controller | £584.97 at Very

Very PS5 Black Friday bundle

This is one of the best-priced bundles we've seen this Black Friday. For £584.97, you get the PS5 console, a DualSense Controller and God of War Ragnarök. If that's not enough, there is also the option to add an official PS5 Pulse Wireless Headset or Call of Duty Modern Warfare II.

PS5, God of War Ragnarök + DualSense Controller | £584.97 at Very

PS5 (INVITATION ONLY) | £479.99 at Amazon

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If you're eager to keep things simple and just bag the PS5 console with no extras, there are occasionally windows to do so at Amazon.

You'll need to sign up for stock alerts using the link below. Eventually, you'll reach the front of the queue and be offered an invitation from Amazon to purchase a PS5 in the next wave of stock.

PS5 (INVITATION ONLY) | £479.99 at Amazon

PS5 | from £619.99 at OnBuy

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If you're late to the party and you've missed all the stock with the above retailers, you may still be able to bag a console at OnBuy.

The online marketplace sees more price fluctuations though and you will have to pay an inflated price, so we'd recommend only shopping here for your PlayStation 5 if you've exhausted all other options.

PS5 | from £619.99 at OnBuy

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Check out the RadioTimes.com Gaming and Technology sections for more on consoles, games, deals and devices. Plus, take a look at our pick of the best Black Friday SIM-only deals and best Black Friday Meta Quest 2 deals to buy this weekend.

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