September 16th, 2020.
We finally get the PS5 Showcase, release date, pre-order information, and pricing. The PS5 Digital edition is $399 USD and the disc-based is $499 USD. Release date: November 12th, 2020, which is just weeks away. Pre-orders were supposed to be live tomorrow, the 17th, however many retailers were listing them live via direct links, and now consumers are all confused as to what’s going on.
I was able to pre-order a PS5 Dualsense controller via Wal-Mart, but I didn’t opt to get a console yet because it’s a lot of money and right now I have to prioritize things. Your milage may vary.
That said, twitter has a lot of people that were able to secure a console while others had been patiently waiting til tomorrow to snag theirs, only to find out pre-orders are live and rapidly selling out. Now they’re annoyed, and rightfully so.
As of this post, I haven’t seen anywhere (Target, Walmart, BestBuy, GameStop) that list a Digital-Only pre order available for the PS5. I did see PS5 disc based consoles available at some retailers, but I imagine they’ll also be gone soon too. (See above, Target’s already out of both).
What I hope doesn’t happen is that with already scarce console availability (WCCFTech link) and now a pre-order goof, that people aren’t forced into a high price situation where buyer takes all to get a PS5 at launch. Time will tell as we wait to see how retailers and/or Sony responds to this.
Written by: Andrew (@Soafterisaid)