Sony PlayStation 5: Registrations Open On Invite-Only Basis

Adding a twist to the long-overdue release of the PlayStation 5, Sony has activated online registration. If you are lucky, Sony might send you a pre-order invitation!
Vaibhavi Mishra
By: Vaibhavi Mishra Updated: Aug 27, 2020 22:55 IST
Sony PlayStation 5: Registrations Open On Invite-Only Basis
Even if you receive an invitation mail for pre-order, it won't guarantee your order

It has thrown open the signup page on its main website for registration via PSN Id, and will be sending the registration link for pre-orders to a select few, based on their “previous interests and PlayStation activities”. These pre-reservation orders, however, come with a limitation of one console per id. One can also choose optional accessories such as camera, headsets, media remotes etc. alongside their order.

The pre-orders for these limited consoles will be opened most probably during the “holiday season”.  These invites, too, come with a ticking clock. As per Sony, even among these select few dedicated gamers, not everyone will be able to pre-order. The orders will be accepted on first-come-first-serve-basis, as long as the supplies last. “Once you get an invite via email, we encourage you to follow instructions and act fast,” suggests Sony.

In a rather disappointing confirmation, Sony also announced that these pre-orders will only be available in the US. Sony seems to be confident about its fanbase, which was yet again confirmed during the pandemic. Locked down from the outside world due to the coronavirus, many found respite in the virtual world. Not just in the US or India, in fact, all over the world online gaming observed a sudden spike in the total number of users.

Building on that, Sony's decision of giving teasers like these and not disclosing all the information at once, is earning it good popularity. Interestingly, the price range and release date are yet to be announced. The release, however, is most likely to happen later this year.

Features of PlayStation 5

The yet-to-be-launched PlayStation will be available in two variants- a standard model with Blu-ray drive and a slimmer Digital Edition that is disc-less and is entirely based on downloads and streaming. With unbelievably vibrant and lifelike range of colour, both the versions will have fluid high frame rate gameplay at up to 120fps for compatible games, with support for 120Hz output for 4k displays.

User can enjoy a plethora of interesting games on the PlayStation 5 including Horizon Forbidden West, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, and Sackboy A Big Adventure.

To make the games for life-like, immersive haptic feedback, adaptive triggers and built-in microphones will also be included. Sony also claims lightning-fast loading with an ultra-high-speed SSD, deeper immersion and 3-D audio.

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A multi-media journalist and writer, Vaibhavi views the world as one big piece of poetry. Time and again she tries to capture this poetry through words, as well as, the lens. She loves to explore the depth of human psyche, philosophy, cultures, and oceans! Carrying forward this quest for exploration she reports on various beats ranging from tourism, culture, art, social issues, business, market trends, science and environment to technology. For her, the life mantra can be summarised with the catchphrases, “Hakuna Matata” and “Carpe Diem”.