According to a now-deleted tweet from GAME Guilford, PlayStation 5 pre-orders could begin as soon as this week. An announcement from PlayStation is expected to take place tomorrow, and “things are about to kick off this week”.
Disclaimer – This information has not been verified, therefore this is not factual.
The only official information from PlayStation indicates that they will sell a limited quantity of units via pre-orders, as the demand will greatly surpass the units available, Sony has established “a lottery system” to select the right user for the limited PlayStation 5.
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“We will be inviting some of our existing consumers to be one of the first to preorder one from PlayStation,” Sony will determine using “previous interests and PlayStation activities” who will be able to preorder the PS5. Sony confirms that “there will be a limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for preorder”
Back in July, Sony reportedly asked their manufacturing plants and associates to “radically” increase the production of the next-gen console. Sony initially planned to produce 5-6 million units by the end of March 2021. Insiders told Bloomberg that Sony expects 5 million units being manufactured by the end of September, other 5 million between October and December.
A large portion of the latter tranche would turn into stock for 2021 due to the logistical delay. Sony could try to use air cargo for faster delivery, as it did in 2013 around the launch of the PlayStation 4, though airlines are running vastly reduced schedules due to Covid-19 and Sony’s ability to reserve flights would be limited.