This week Sony Interactive Entertainment revealed the DualSense, the official controller of the PlayStation 5. In addition to this, Sony also teased a reveal window for the PS5 console itself. That said, with no console reveal and no release date, most retailers are not taking pre-orders, however, this could change in the near future. In preparation of this, major retailers -- such as GameStop, Best Buy, and Target -- are currently taking sign-ups for notifications. In other words, by simply signing up with one of the aforementioned retailers, you'll get a notification the moment PS5 pre-orders go live.
As you may remember, PS4 pre-orders started to be taken back around June, a couple months into mass production. That said, with the COVID-19 pandemic disrupting every aspect of normal life, this process could be delayed. In fact, there's currently rumors and speculation that both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be delayed out of 2020. If this happens, pre-orders will also be delayed.
Whatever the case, early pre-orders are very, very competitive, especially if there's going to be a limited supply of PS5 consoles at launch because of the COVID-19 disruption. In other words, make sure to sign up for notifications wherever it's possible. At the moment of publishing, Amazon and Walmart have not created alerts for pre-orders, but this should change sooner rather than later.
As for the PS5 itself, Sony has not disclosed a release date beyond sometime this holiday season. Meanwhile, it's also unclear what the console will cost. Most industry analysts believe the console will cost $500, but some believe it could cost a little bit more or less. $500 may seem pretty steep, but when adjusted for inflation, it's actually not much more expensive than the PS4.
Meanwhile, pre-orders for the PS5 controller, the DualSense, should go live right around the time pre-orders for the console itself go live. That said, unless you need a second controller at launch, it may be shrewd to wait a bit for more colors to be released.0comments
The PlayStation 5 is currently slated to release sometime later this year. For more news, media, rumors, and leaks on upcoming PlayStation console, be sure to take a gander at all of our recent and extensive coverage of the next-gen system by clicking right here.
Meanwhile, below you can find a link to an article for every single game that has been confirmed so far for the PlayStation 5:
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