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Pre-Ordering PlayStation 5? You Might Succeed Due to This Key Reason

Sony could be restricting PlayStation 5 (PS5) pre-orders to one console per customer, as it anticipates huge demand for the next-gen console.

  • PlayStation 5 pre-orders might be here soon for both the digital-only console and the disc-drive console.
  • Sony may limit purchases to one model per order.
  • Many PlayStation 4 peripherals could be compatible with the PlayStation 5.

The pandemic has left us wondering how many next-gen consoles will be available to the masses. We know Sony is doubling PlayStation 5 production due to demand, but they might be limiting sales as well.

One PlayStation 5 Per Customer, Please

According to ResetEra user Expy, the PlayStation store will limit console pre-orders to one box. Adding more than one will provide an error message based on the site’s Javascript. This also means no buying the all-digital and a disc-based box. Sorry, collectors.

The error message reads:

You can only purchase one version of the PS5™ Console: Disc or Digital. You have already added one PS5™ console to your cart.

Fortunately, this will also prevent scalpers from taking advantage of the limited supply.

The PlayStation 5 digital edition (left) and the PlayStation 5 will both go on sale later this year, but Sony is likely to restrict purchases to one console per customer. | Source: Sony/Flickr

PS4 Compatibility

Expy also notes that all PlayStation 5 compatible products will have a unique badge next to their name. The badge is currently hidden, but delving into the CSS reveals one next to most products – including the DualShock 4.

DualShock 4 on the PlayStation 5? Hell yeah. | Source: ResetEra

That’s right. You can use the DualShock 4 with the PlayStation 5, should this news be accurate.

We can also speculate that pre-orders are coming soon, considering the main site is all prepped for sales.

Still Waiting on a Price Point

Now we’re merely waiting on a price. Will Sony price-up the console due to the pandemic, or will they make it as accessible as possible? Rumor is the two SKUs are here to provide price flexibility.

It’s any wonder if Xbox will follow suit. Microsoft’s box might come in three models, offering the ultimate price range should that be the case. The platform’s big event is July 23rd, though it’s been said the show will only focus on games. Does that mean no price reveal?

Or Sony will take the opportunity to one-up Xbox. This week could be the tell-all.

Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:04 PM

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