New PS5 preorders will begin in the coming days
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Sony has apologized for PS5 preorders being a bit of a mess. Lets be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother, says Sony from the official PlayStation Twitter account. We truly apologize for that. Preorders for the new PS5 console began on Wednesday, a day earlier than Sony had said retailers would take orders. It led to a scramble as Walmart and others started randomly opening up their PS5 preorder slots. Some preorders even disappeared after around a minute.
Sony now says it will release more PS5 consoles for preorder over the next few days, promising that retailers will share more details. Its not clear if these preorders will be delivered on launch day, and Sony is also promising more PS5s will be available through the end of the year.
Lets be honest: PS5 preorders could have been a lot smoother. We truly apologize for that.
Over the next few days, we will release more PS5 consoles for preorder retailers will share more details.
And more PS5s will be available through the end of the year. pic.twitter.com/h1TaGsGBun
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Amazon started warning customers yesterday that some of its PS5 preorders might arrive after launch day, most likely because the retailer doesnt know exactly how many units it will receive.
Well share PS5 preorder details as soon as we get them from retailers, but if youre interested in ordering Sonys next-gen console then weve rounded up links to the PS5 at all of the US retailers right here.