Although The PlayStation 5 Is Launching This Year, We’re Still Missing Some Key Info About The Console. Sony Has Revealed The Console’s Look,


The DualSense controller, and some upcoming PS5 games, but the company has kept the PS5 price and release date a secret so far. It’s looking like we’ll hear more very soon and that the PS5 pre-order date is near, however, as Sony is now letting gamers register to be one of the first to pre-order the PS5.

On Sony’s new PS5 sign-up page, the company is taking pre-order reservations on a first-come, first-served basis from “existing customers.” According to the PS5 pre-order FAQ page, the selection is “based on previous interests and PlayStation activities,” and you’ll know if you’re selected if you are contacted via email.

If contacted, you’ll only have a limited time to make a reservation to pre-order, so act fast and follow the instructions in the email. The expiration date and time for making your reservation will be indicated in the email. You’ll also need a US shipping address to place a PS5 pre-order in this initial round. Pre-orders will be limited to one console per PSN ID. Here are the full pre-order quantity limitations per PSN ID:

  • 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

It sounds like, at least for the initial round of pre-orders, console pre-orders will be limited to those invited to pre-order from PlayStation Direct, so you’ll want to register with your PSN ID as soon as possible. Other PS5 products, like the controller and headset, will be “open to the general public,” but the page doesn’t say when or whether the PS5 console will eventually be available at third-party retailers.

In a recent stream focused on the DualSense controller, Sony’s senior vice president of marketing Eric Lempel made clear that gamers will be given ample warning before pre-orders go live, and the registration page confirms that those who are selected will be emailed before pre-orders start.

“We’ll let you know when pre-orders will happen,” Lempel told Game Awards host Geoff Keighley in the stream. “It’s not going to happen with a minute’s notice. We’re going to, at some point, let you know when you can pre-order PlayStation 5.” It looks like that time is imminent, as Sony has also released the first official PS5 ad.

Amazon has finally put up its PlayStation 5 placeholder page with info about the console as well, so all major retailers now have set pages promoting the console. However, it sounds like pre-orders at those retailers may still be a ways off, since Sony is limiting the first round of PS5 pre-orders to its own store. Below, check out all the PS5 retail pages, see its design and accessories, and catch up on what we know about the PS5 so far. Plus, see all the games revealed in Sony’s “Future of Gaming” livestream.

When will the PS5 be available to pre-order?

It’s currently not known when the PS5’s pre-order date will be, and at this point, it’s likely Sony will share more PS5 pre-order information in September. We do know Sony will share the date and time for PS5 pre-orders ahead of time–they won’t go live without a moment’s notice.

Best Buy, Target, and GameStop are all currently accepting sign-ups for people who wish to be notified. Amazon and Walmart have created PS5 landing pages as well, although they’re not offering notification sign-ups. You can see all the current placeholder PS5 pages at different retailers below. When PS5 pre-orders become available, this story will act as our PS5 pre-order guide, rounding up all the details and links you need.

PS5 release date

Sony has confirmed a “holiday 2020” release window for PS5, though it still hasn’t revealed the exact release date. In the past, November has been a frequent month for console releases, but nothing is confirmed beyond the fact that PS5 is still releasing in 2020.

How much will the PS5 cost?

Unfortunately, we still don’t know the PS5’s price point. Both models of the PS5 were revealed during Sony’s event, though neither received a price. In a press release following the event on June 11, Sony said pricing information will come “at a later date.” Again, we expect this info will be shared in September, at this point, along with pre-order details. In the past, Sony has stated that PS5’s price will be “appealing to gamers” because of its specs.

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