Sony has started to roll out PS5 pre-orders — but not in the way you might be expecting. The company has launched a new reservation page, where you can sign-up to be one of the first to pre-order the hotly anticipated next-generation console. And it may be very selective about who gets to actually order one.
While signing up via this page won't guarantee you a PS5, it will ensure that you get notified via email once pre-orders are live. And considering how many gamers will likely be clamoring for Sony's new console, you'll probably want to sign up.
- PS5 vs Xbox Series X: Which console is for you?
- How to watch the Future Games Show
- Plus: Xbox Series X revealed in new video — see how it stacks up
Fortunately, doing so is very easy. Simply visit Sony's PS5 Direct Pre-Orders page and enter your PlayStation Network ID. From there, you'll be notified once pre-orders open via the email address you have connected to your PSN account.
The PS5 pre-order page stresses that there will be a "limited quantity" of Sony's console available to order, and that you shouldn't hesitate if you get a chance to reserve one.
"Pre-order reservations will be taken on a first-come-first-serve basis, so once you get an invite via email, we encourage you to follow instructions and act fast," reads the website.
In a FAQ, Sony also notes that those selected will be "based on previous interests and PlayStation activities," so it's possible that you may have a better chance if you've logged a lot of hours on your PS4.
If you are selected, you'll be limited to a single PS5 or PS5 Digital console, 2 DualSense controllers, 2 DualSense charging stations, 2 Media remotes and 2 HD cameras.
The launch of this page suggests that PS5 pre-orders — as well as an official price and release date — are imminent. Recent rumors suggest that pre-orders could go live as soon as September 9, with price leaks hinting that Sony's console may cost in the ballpark of $400 to $500. We should know more about the PS5's final price and release date soon, so stay tuned for more.
I hope that's the formula because I have been on PSN since 2008 without an interruption and have a relatively high gamerscore. But I'm just wishful thinking.