PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders Open up…Kinda

Just Like The Cool Parties In High School, Here Is Another Thing I Won’t Get An Invite For

Although we are still waiting on the somewhat essential details like price and launch date, Sony has today opened up registration for fans to win the chance to order the PlayStation 5. Lucky us?

By heading to the new ‘Direct Pre-Order‘ page on the company’s official site and popping in their PlayStation Network ID, users are entered into the draw, with those lucky enough to get a reservation notified via email. It’s a pre-pre-order, if you will. Once an email is received, entrants will still need to act fast to make their pre-order, with notifications coming with an expiry date. 



Sony states it is taking the bizarre step of selling directly to consumers due to a “limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for pre-order” and reservations “will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis”.

Outlined in the FAQ, Sony says that reservation invitations will be sent to selected applicants based on their “previous interests and PlayStation activities.”…whatever the hell that means.

If the decision is based on games purchased, I would be in with a shot. If it is based on Trophies, I think I will need to visit our own Josh Cotter (he platinumed Cuphead!)

The fortunate few selected will be able to order a range of peripherals along with the new console, but stock will be limited to the following per order:

  • 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


Don’t get too excited if you live outside of the U.S though, as entries are limited to those with a U.S-based address only. All other orders will be cancelled – a fact I only realised while writing this up, and after I had already entered. Damn.

Perhaps we will be getting further details quite soon if, as rumour has it, pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 are opening up to the general public on September 9th. Fingers crossed!

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