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PlayStation 5 Leak Allegedly Exposes PS5 Pre-Order Details

Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:25 PM
Thomas Bardwell
Last Updated September 23, 2020 1:25 PM
  • Fresh speculation hints at a March 2020 launch date for PlayStation 5 pre-orders.
  • DualShock 5 reportedly set for reveal in Q1 2020.
  • Official PlayStation 5 reveal event possibly scheduled for February.

Pre-orders for Sony’s next-generation PlayStation 5 console will go live sooner rather than later, according to fresh speculation.

PS5 Pre-Orders May Launch in March 2020

Known Twitter leaker @PSErebus  authored a series of tweets purporting to detail Sony’s PS5 plans. The highlight is that pre-orders will be available from March 2020. According to the tip , US gamers will place PS5 pre-orders using PlayStation’s recently launched online direct-purchase store.

The leak hasn’t been confirmed, so we should handle it with a prerequisite dose of salt.

Playstation 5 Pre-Orders Reportedly Set for March 2020
Source: Twitter 

DualShock 5 Unveiling in Early 2020

PSErebus also speculates that Sony plans to unveil the PlayStation 5’s DualShock 5 controller in Q1 2020. Apart from a few cursory details in the big Wired reveal article back in October , which mentioned haptic feedback and adaptive triggers, the controller remains very much shrouded in mystery.

That said, the upcoming launch of Sony’s new DualShock 4 paddle back button add-on may provide an inkling of what to expect.

Playstation 5 Pre-Orders Reportedly Set for March 2020
Source: Twitter 

That sense of mystery pervades Sony’s drip-feed of PlayStation 5 nuggets to date.

Microsoft stirred the next-gen marketing edifice to life at E3. The company has kept its foot firmly on the accelerator ever since with a steady stream of details. We know exactly what the Xbox Series X looks like – model, logo, and all.

The Sony camp, on the other hand, is keeping their cards close to the chest.

Official PlayStation 5 Announcement Rumors

Rumors circulating since late summer hint at an official PlayStation Meeting reveal event this February, lining up rather fittingly with pre-orders from March and a launch at the tail end of next year. Hardware specifications, features, and a glimpse of real-time gameplay should feature prominently.

Next-generation consoles and titles are sure to dominate E3. Expect Sony to keep some details in reserve until then, notably the final product design and pricing.

Sony adopted a similar schedule back in 2013 with the PlayStation 4. An official announcement surfaced in February  before a deep dive at E3, and finally, a release date at Gamescom.