The PlayStation 5 Showcase just announced the highly anticipated pre-order information for the PS5. Sony took to twitter to announce that “PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.”
PS5 pre-orders will be available starting as early as tomorrow at select retailers.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) September 16, 2020
This is great news for PlayStation fans, as they will be able to get their hands on the console soon.
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Interestingly, the pre-orders for the Xbox Series X and S are scheduled to go live next week, September 22. But PlayStation was also already taking pre-orders for the console on a first-come-first-serve basis, although it was only available for US customers.
Interestingly, recent reports have suggested that PlayStation had to cut down on its production for the PlayStation 5. Even though Sony later confirmed that the reports were not true, it hints at the demand that Sony expects to garner with the PS5.
An industry insider recently revealed that Sony has booked around 60 Delta flights to supply the PlayStation 5 to the US. Usually, such cargo is shipped via the sea route. But given the obvious restrictions, due to the global pandemic, Sony is opting for a faster albeit more expensive option.
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Apart from the pre-order information, Sony also revealed some other interesting information regarding the same. Along with other game announcements, God Of War: Ragnarok was also announced for 2021. There were also big announcements made like Devil May Cry 5, Demon Souls and more.
All the major PlayStation announcements have now been made. This puts the ball back in Microsoft’s court. They had the upper hand when they had announced their Series X and S details last week. But Sony’s announcement regarding PS5 will definitely force them to rethink their strategy altogether.
Even though their focus is on Game Pass and xCloud, they still need to focus on console sales. Considering the Xbox One couldn’t match the sales numbers for the PlayStation 4, it is imperative that Microsoft focuses on the sales even more.
Although Microsoft has a seemingly more powerful console, it still doesn’t change the fact that Sony now has the upper hand in terms of price. The Showcase definitely propelled the PS5 ahead of the Series X and has possibly won them the ‘console war’.