The PS5 pre-order fiasco has been epic to watch. The meltdowns online, and even in our Pure PlayStation Slack group, have been amazing.
It all came about due to Sony bungling the pre-orders. On the night of the PS5 showcase, pre-orders opened across the world with retailers taking in cash hand-over-fist, breaking records in the process.
It has left some, including myself, rather annoyed at the lack of available stock. What about that pre-order email after registering your interest in pre-ordering PS5? Nothing came of it and now Sony is facing a PR nightmare as the angry mobs turn their pitchforks on the corporation.
Sony has since posted an apology on the official PlayStation Twitter account, along with news that more pre-orders will be available soon through retailers. At the time of writing, the PS5 is still out of stock on the big retailers, including Amazon, Game UK, and various European electronics stores.
Hopefully more stock becomes available soon, and fingers crossed the scalpers don’t get to them first before genuine players can place their PS5 pre-orders.
Sony recently announced the release dates and prices for the two PS5 models, and we also got our first tease for God of War: Ragnarok. We also had our first look at the long-rumoured Harry Potter RPG, Hogwarts Legacy. Sony also announced that Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales would be available on PS4 as well as PS5, a sharp turnaround from the previously held line of “next-gen only.” Not only that, but Horizon Forbidden West will also be losing its PS5 exclusivity.
Of course, we also got the good news that PS5 players who have an active PS Plus subscription would be treated to some free games available on day one. This has been dubbed The PS Plus Collection, and it carries with it a selection of the best PS4 games, including The Last of Us Remastered, God of War, and Battlefield 1. We also got a new Resident Evil Village (Resident Evil 8) trailer that’ll scare your socks off and confirmation that Fortnite will be a launch game on PS5.
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Chris has been writing about gaming news for far too long, and now he’s doing it even more. A true PlayStation know-it-all, Chris has owned just about every Sony console that ever existed. Trophies are like crack to this fella. (Bronze trophies, that is – he only has one Platinum.)