PlayStation 5 pre orders may arrive late due to ‘high demand’
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PS5 pre-orders: Next PlayStation console to launch in November
Sony also revealed several new games as part of its digital showcase, expected to debut with the PS5 this year.
Did you pre-order a PlayStation 5 through Amazon? There’s a chance you won’t get it on launch day.
Several people shared on Twitter emails received from Amazon warning their PS5 video game console they “may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand.”
Amazon confirmed the authenticity of the emails to USA TODAY.
On Thursday, Sony opened up pre-orders of the PS5 after revealing details on the pricing and release of its highly-anticipated video game console.
The PS5 launches Nov. 12 in the U.S., starting at $399.99 for a digital edition and $499.99 for a standard model featuring an Ultra HD Blu-ray disc drive.
PlayStation 5: Release date is Nov. 12, starts at $399.99
“Since we first announced our next generation console last year, we have received astounding support from developers and gaming fans all around the world, and it’s truly humbling,” said Jim Ryan, president and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, in a statement.
During a PlayStation showcase Wednesday, Sony also unveiled several video games expected to appear on the PS5 by launch or in 2021. They include “Final Fantasy XVI,” the next chapter in the popular role-playing series, and a Harry Potter-themed game called “Hogwarts Legacy.”
Sony isn’t the only company launching a new video game console this holiday. Microsoft is opening up pre-orders Sept. 22 for Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, its next hardware which will launch Nov. 10. The Series S will start at $299, while the Series X starts at $499.
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