Sony has announced details about the highly anticipated PlayStation 5. Sony ended its presentation on Wednesday with the long-awaited price and release date for the PS5. Preorder would begin on September 17th.
During a Wednesday PS5 live stream showcase, Sony announced the PS5 will ship on Nov. 12, and it’ll cost $400 for the digital-only version or $500 with Blu-ray. The pricing puts Sony up against Microsoft’s next-gen consoles with Xbox Series S starting at $299 and Xbox Series X for $499 on November 10th.
Despite being scheduled to kick off on Sept. 17, many retailers are already taking preorders. But the demand is crashing sites. Many are already sold out.
Preorders for the PS5 consoles begin Sept. 17 at “select retailers,” according to a tweet from Sony.
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020
Not all retailers are ready for pre-ordering as some are currently letting you register to preorder, and you’ll be notified when preordering begins. Target and Best Buy already have placeholder pages where you can sign up for notifications once the consoles and gear are available for pre-order.
During the event, Sony also played several trailers of new games coming to the PS5 including God of War: Ragnarok, Final Fantasy 16, Hogwarts Legacy, Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War, and PS5 exclusive Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales.
Down is a list of the major retailers and their pre-order pages.
You can preorder at Best Buy right now:
You can register here for the chance to preorder your PS5. We assume you’ll be able to pre-order from Sony by Thursday, Sept. 17.
At Amazon for the PS5, you can see images of PS5. However, There’s no sign-up link here for getting notified about preorders.
You can preorder at Target right now.
GameStop appears to have already sold through its preorder inventory.
It seems like Walmart is already sold out of pre-orders.