As the next generation consoles were unveiled, millions around the globe are looking for the best place to pre-order both the PS4 and Xbox One. After E3, the hype surrounding the next generation consoles is higher than ever. PS4 seems to be winning in the general consensus due to not having to be connected to the internet 24/7, the ability to share/purchase used games, and being cheaper in price. When pre-ordering there are a variety of options from major retailers including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and Gamestop. Each retailer can offer something slightly different but for the most part the pricing is being set by either Sony or Microsoft depending on which console you’re purchasing.
The prices on the console are the same no matter where you shop at this point. The PS4 is being released at $399 and the Xbox One at $499. Where you can save is taking advantage of anything special promotions going on as well as free shipping. If the retailer is not offering free shipping then it’s probably best to skip over them as most of the major retailers, such as Amazon, or offering free shipping. We’ve put together a basic list of where you can pre-order the PS4 and Xbox One including any details you should know about shipping and additional gifts or discounts on games being given. If you’re looking for more in-depth deals on the consoles you can check out our PS4 deals or Xbox One deals pages. This page will be updated as more stores have pre-ordering available.
Where You Can Pre-Order PS4
Amazon ($399 w/ Free Shipping) (Free 2-Day Shipping for Prime Members)
Best Buy ($399 w/ Free Shipping)
Gamestop ($399 + $14.99 Shipping)
Walmart ($399 w/ Free Shipping)
Where You Can Pre-Order Xbox One
Amazon ($499 w/ Free Shipping) (Free 2-Day Shipping for Prime Members)
Best Buy ($499 w/ Free Shipping)
Gamestop ($499 + $14.99 Shipping)
Walmart ($499 w/ Free Shipping)
So as you can see, the overall prices for pre-ordering either console are generally the same. The shipping costs are where things seem to differ with places like Gamestop charging $14.99 for “economy” shipping. Most of the stores do say that they will try to have the console arriving at your door on the day of its release so we’re not sure where you should be paying different prices for shipping. Most of the retailers are offering free shipping with free shipping also being offered on accessories and bundles. As the prices change or other retailers post their prices for pre-ordering we will update this page.