PlayStation 5 finally goes on sale today – but it’s not good news for British gamers

The official release date is November 12, with fans in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand South Korea able to get their hands on the console today (Image: AFP via Getty Images)

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After months, if not years of anticipation, the PlayStation 5 has finally gone on sale today.

The official release date is November 12, with fans in the US, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand South Korea able to get their hands on the console today.

However, it’s not good news for British PlayStation fans, who will have to wait another week to buy the PS5.

The official UK release date is November 19.

Several frustrated British gamers have taken to Twitter today to vent their frustrations at the additional wait.

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One user said: “Can PlayStation release the ps5 in the uk on the 12th I don’t wanna wait till the 19th.”

Another wrote: “Why has the UK had to wait an extra week??????”

And one joked: “[crying emoji] Us in the UK watching everyone else get to experience the PlayStation 5.”

If you’re hoping to get the PlayStation 5 when it finally launches in the UK next week, it’s important to note that no units will be available in-store for purchase on November 19.

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Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications, said: “No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) – please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase. Be safe, stay home, and place your order online.

“Gamers who have pre-ordered for pick-up at their local retailer should still be able to do so at their designated appointment time, under the retailer’s safety protocols. Please confirm the details with your local retailer.

“A special thank you to our entire community for your continued support this year. Here’s to the next generation of gaming!”

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