Anxious gamers who want to be first in line to pre-order the PlayStation 5 are now able to sign up to receive notifications when pre-orders are available.
It seems as if the world’s population is chomping at the bit, hungry for any and every drip or drop of information regarding the upcoming PlayStation 5 console. Leaks have abounded since the device’s first mention by PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny in April 2019, and show no signs of slowing down in their frequency. Gamers looking for something a bit more substantial can smile today, for they can now head over to the websites of certain retailers to secure a place in line for the chance to pre-order the PS5.
As first reported on by Spieltimes, various retailers across a number of regions are allowing sign up for pre-order notifications:
- United States – Best Buy
- United Kingdom – Game
- Norway – Dustinhome
- Netherlands – Game Mania, Ned Game
In a November leak, fans learned that Sony Interactive Japan had secured a patent for what appeared to be an external storage cartridge for the PS5, listed on the application as “a recording medium which can record various data, such as a character, an image, an animation, a sound and a program. By loading the opening provided by the game console with the tip end part by which a variety of pins of this cartridge were provided, the various data recorded on this cartridge can be read.” This seemed to suggest the cartridge is intended to help store some of those enormous HD games that will ship for the PlayStation 5, as its expected internal storage at ship likely won’t be adequate for those with a sizeable library.
More recently, a possible price point along with a release date was leaked on Twitter by user @PSErebus, which included their entire thought process in predicting the console’s price of USD $499 and its potential release date of November 20, 2020.
Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) will launch PlayStation®5 (PS5™) in several countries in the holiday season of 2020 and will make PlayStation®5 (PS5™) available in North America on November 20, 2020 at a recommended retail price (RRP) of $499 pic.twitter.com/fe4jKlHmrH
— PlayStation (@PSErebus) November 19, 2019
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