Sony have launched a website to give people the “opportunity” to pre-order the PlayStation 5. (thanks Wario64!)
Those interested can register at a later date via the newly discovered web page with an email associated with a PSN ID may be able to pre-order the upcoming console, that will be in limited quantity. Reservations are on a first-come-first-serve basis. “Once you get an invite via email,” Sony recommends, “we encourage you to follow instructions and act fast.”
The FAQ section explains further. Once invites are sent out, those who reply first will be prioritized. There are also limits on what can be pre-ordered.
“If I receive an invitation, am I guaranteed to be able to pre-order a PS5 console?
No. Each invitation is open for a limited time and quantities are limited per PSN ID per transaction:
- 1 PS5 Console or 1 PS5 Digital Edition
- 2 DualSense wireless controllers
- 2 DualSense charging stations
- 2 Pulse 3D wireless headsets
- 2 Media remotes
- 2 HD Cameras
PS5 console pre-order reservations will be first come first serve.”
All pre-orders must be sent to a US-based address. Those who have accessed the checkout have discovered that standard shipping is $12.99 USD, while express shipping is $19.99 USD. Shipping is free to PS Plus members. The console’s pricing has not been revealed, with the estimated total being “$LOL.99“.
Back in July, Bloomberg reported that PlayStation 5 production had reportedly doubled to 10 million. The alleged reason for this was due to the increased demand for gaming due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Previously we reported Bloomberg’s claims that the console’s production will be “limited” in its first year due to difficulties in acquiring the components and assembly thanks to the coronavirus pandemic. This may have been why the DualSense controller was revealed before the console itself.
Prior to that, Bloomberg reported that Sony were allegedly taking a “wait-and-see“ approach to the PlayStation 5’s pricing, according to their sources. This was seemingly motivated by struggling to find parts.
In earlier news, an Epic Games announcement for a Fortnite retail bundle may have just revealed a potential launch date window for the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The information available lead to the theory that they would release anywhere from November 13th to the 20th.
The PlayStation 5 launches Holiday 2020.