Registration has opened for users who wish to pre-order the PlayStation 5 direct from Sony.
You can sign up now via the PlayStation site using your PlayStation Online ID, however registering interest does not guarantee that you’ll get an invitation to place a pre-order. According to the FAQs, only a limited number of invitations will be sent out (due to a “limited quantity” of consoles available) which will be selected based on “previous interests and PlayStation activities.”
Selected users will receive an email with their invitation before pre-orders start. If you don’t get an email, you haven’t been selected. The invitation still isn’t even a guarantee, with Sony stating “each invitation is open for a limited time a quantities are limited per PSN ID per transaction.” You can read more specifics over on the FAQ page, but it sounds like it might be quite the feat to get your hands on the slick beast.
An invitation will allow you to pre-order either 1 PS5 console or 1 PS5 Digital Edition console, alongside up to 2 of each accessory (DualSense controllers, DualSense charging stations, Pulse 3D wireless headsets, media remotes and HD cameras). With current PS4 hardware, only one PlayStation Camera can be connected/used at the same time. Could being able to order two cameras for one PlayStation 5 indicate that both could be connected to the console at once?
While this is all purely speculation, given the PlayStation Camera’s integral role to PSVR tracking, the ability to order two cameras could hold some significance for PSVR 2 and its potential upgraded tracking systems. Or it could mean nothing — it’s impossible to tell for now.
We do know that current generation Move and Aim controllers, plus the current PlayStation Camera, will work with the PS5 — and a free adapter will be sent to PSVR users so the latter can be used on the PS5. All current-generation PSVR hardware will be compatible with the PS5.
Despite the pre-order registration opening, we still have no indication of when pre-orders will begin, when the PlayStation 5 will ship or how much either model will cost. But don’t worry, Sony execs have insisted a delay is not on the cards. You can register your interest in a direct PS5 pre-order invitation here — if you can’t see the form, make sure to disable any ad-blockers.
If you’re still craving more info on the PSVR side of things, here’s everything we know about the unannounced PSVR 2 headset.