PlayStation 5 Pre-Order Rumors Addressed By Sony (VIDEO)
It’s less than a year before the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 are expected to arrive, each toting more power and capabilities than ever before. Still, neither of the two upcoming consoles has pre-orders up and running yet, so fans are still unable to get their foot in the door on actually purchasing one of the consoles. In fact, there are no prices available for either yet outside of estimates made by various fans and analysts in the gaming community. Thankfully, PlayStation has given fans an update on the status of pre-orders for their next-gen console, though, it’s not quite the definitive answer many may be waiting for.
A new livestream recently arrived showing off the PlayStation 5’s shiny new DualSense controller with Geoff Keighley at the helm. Keighley brought in PlayStation Worldwide Head of Marketing Eric Lempel and discussed the recent surge in rumors claiming that pre-orders for the upcoming console were imminent. Lempel explained that neither Sony nor PlayStation had any hand in the rumors and that they were just as surprised as fans.
Lempel also explained that while he and the company are proud of fans’ dedication for pre-orders, PlayStation has no intention of opening the floodgates quite yet. The Head of Marketing very clearly stated, however, that PlayStation will let fans know when pre-orders will actually begin and stress that fans don’t need to feel obligated to begin lining up at stores until they’ve received an official notice. Check out the exchange in the livestream video below at around 17:56.
Sadly, even with the latest update, there was no mention as to when fans can expect to get themselves set up with a pre-order – let alone a release date – other than this Holiday season. Lempel mentioned that it won’t happen at a minute’s notice, but it won’t be right now either. Let us know your thoughts on the PlayStation 5 and more in the comments section below. As always don’t forget to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter for 24/7 coverage of all things gaming and entertainment.
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