Sony has opened registration for pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 in the US, but the system seems set up to disappoint many.
According to Sony’s announcement, there will be a “limited quantity of PS5 consoles available for pre-order” this holiday season and the invitation program is a chance for existing PlayStation customers to get their shot at being able to order the upcoming console.
As Sony’s FAQ page notes, filling out the registration form does not guarantee an invite to be able to pre-order the console, with invitations distributed based on “previous interests and PlayStation activities.”
If successful, each invitation will be open for a limited time, with successful applicants limited to the below quantities of hardware:
1 PS5 Console or 1 PS5 Digital Edition
2 DualSense wireless controllers
2 DualSense charging stations
2 Pulse 3D wireless headsets
2 Media remotes
2 HD Cameras
Not only are these reservations first-come-first-serve, but those who are successful also are not even guaranteed a pre-order console, which Sony says are of “limited quantity”.
The news is, of course, conspicuously absent of details like a price or release date for the PlayStation 5, as Sony continues its excruciatingly slow game of cat-and-mouse with Microsoft over who will blink and announce an actual cost for its next-gen console first.