Sony unveiled the PS5 for the first time last month, along with a hand full of next-gen games that would also appear on the heavily anticipated gaming console with slew accessories exciting gamers around the globe, but one thing was noticeably missing. One critical piece of surrounding the launch of the console is that Sony has yet to announce an official release date and price for the new Playstation 5. Unfortunately, due to these vital pieces of information missing, Sony PS5 pre-orders haven't gone live just yet.
Sony's senior vice president of marketing Eric Lempel assures gamers that they will have plenty of notice before pre-orders go live. This statement came to light after the Sony team caught wind of rumors swarming around pre-orders, and pricing would be announced sooner rather than later.
Lempel tells Game Awards host Geoff Keighley "We had nothing to do with it." "I got a message from someone saying people are lining up at stores, and we had no idea why. We'll let you know when pre-orders will happen. 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."
Many of the rumors have circled the Playstation 5 launch as retailers such as Amazon, GameStop, and Target begin to launch Playstation 5 placeholders pages on their sites containing information promoting the console. Launch speculation includes an error message revealed in the PlayStation Direct source posted on Reddit threads that reads, "You can only purchase one version of the PS5™ Console: Disc or Digital. You have already added one PS5™ console to your cart."
So far, we have learned that the limit of one console per person stands true to PlayStation Direct sources. Still, it is unclear if other retail giants like Gamestop, Target, and Wal-Mart will follow suit in limiting the number of consoles sold to one person.
To cop your place on the PS5 console pre-order list, we advise jumping onto as many reputable pre-order landing pages as possible and setting yourself up to receive notifications when pre-orders begin.
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