Monday, August 31, 2020

Here's Where to Sign Up for PS5 Preorder Notifications

Against all odds, we still don't have any concrete news on the PS5 price, release date, or preorder information. We do know you can sign up on Sony's site to possibly get a claim for an opportunity to preorder PS5. Think of it as a chance to preorder your preorder. It's kind of strange, and requires an existing Sony online account, but it speaks to the real possibility the PS5 might be in limited supply when it finally becomes available. Aside from that, we have a new PS5 commercial showing off some of the coming features in the PlayStation 5, like haptic feedback and 3D sound. We also got news Ratchet & Clank: A Rift Apart is definitely a PS5 launch game, except not really? Over Gamescom it was confirmed to be a "launch window" game, which could mean anything. In spite of a total lack of new news on PS5 release date, earlier Sony reiterated the PS5 is NOT being pushed into 2021. So good news! We're still getting PS5 this year. And the window keeps shrinking due to the fact we're growing increasingly close to the end of 2020. This might be the most frustrating lead-up to next-generation console launches... ever? To be fair, 2020 has been kind of a wild ride. If you're just here for the console wars, you can check out our article on where to sign up for Xbox Series X preorders.

Where to Sign Up for PS5 Preorder Information

As we're now much closer to the end of 2020 than we are to the beginning, the PS5 release window remains simply "Holiday." Yes, with each passing day we grow closer to what's almost certainly the most anticipated gaming news of 2020, but as of right now we still know absolutely nothing concrete about price, preorders, or release date. However, this page is going to be our dedicated PS5 preorder link and information page once we do get that juicy info, so make sure to watch it like a hawk because the second preorders are announced, we're going to update this page as fast as is humanly possible. Also, while you're here, you can get much more immediate stock updates by following IGN Deals on Twitter.

Retailer PS5 Preorder Notification Sign-Up Pages

Here are the retailers with placeholder pages for PS5 in the US, but again, no preorder or pricing info. With the exception of Amazon, all the links below have sign-up forms so you can get email notifications for more info on the PS5. If you're anything like me, you've entered your email address in all of them. [poilib element="commerceDeal" parameters="slug=playstation-5-retailer-preorder-pages&type=list"]

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PS5 Availability

A report earlier this year claims Sony plans to make fewer PS5s for the console's launch than it did for the PS4 for the same period, keeping the initial supply at around 6 million units worldwide. However, a more recent report claims Sony is ramping up PS5 production to 10 million units, anticipating high demand due to the global pandemic.

PS5 Price

Still waiting on price. Given Sony's initial estimates for demand were almost certainly driven by its internal pricing estimates, I don't think the PS5 will come cheap. At the same time, given the overwhelming response to any and all Sony PS5 news, and general online sentiment, hype for PS5 is so high it's looking like Sony could get away with basically charging whatever it wants at this point. The consensus puts the PS5 price in the $400-$500 range, but that's entirely speculative. Only the people working at Sony know for sure. [ignvideo url=""]

PS5 Game Prices

The good news is we know games like Far Cry 6 support free upgrades from PS4 to PS5. While it looked as though PS5 and Xbox Series X games will cost $70, more recent developments seem to point to publishers holding onto the current $59.99 price for new games, at least for the time being. For a look at the first round of PS5 games, make sure to check out our guide to the PS5 launch game line-up.

Will My PS4 Controller Work on PS5?

No. Well, not at least for PS5 games. Sony confirmed the DualShock 4 won't work for playing PS5 games, but you WILL be able to use your existing PS4 controllers to play "supported PS4 games." [widget path="global/article/imagegallery" parameters="albumSlug=confirmed-playstation-5-games&captions=true"] [poilib element="accentDivider"]  


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