We’re nearing the end of August and we still don’t have any concrete news on the PS5 price, release date, or preorder information. We do have a new PS5 commercial showing off some of the coming features in the PlayStation 5, like haptic feedback and 3D sound.
Sony also reiterated the PS5 is NOT being pushed into 2021. We’re still getting PS5 this year, which hardly narrows it down. 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.
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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.
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.
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.”
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