PS5 pre-order DELAY: Fans face longer wait to buy PlayStation 5, despite imminent event

After months of making us wait for PS5 news, it looks like Sony is finally ready to announce the PlayStation 5 price, release date and pre-order information.

Sony recently announced plans to hold a special PS5 online event on September 16. Fans can watch the action unfold live at 9pm BST in the UK.

“Before PlayStation 5 launches this holiday, we wanted to give you one more look at some of the great games coming to PS5 at launch (and beyond!),” reads a Sony post.

“Our next digital showcase will weigh in at around 40 minutes, and feature updates on the latest titles from Worldwide Studios and our world-class development partners.

“Tune in live on Twitch or YouTube this Wednesday, September 16 at 1pm PDT / 9pm BST / 10pm CEST to see what’s next for PS5.”

Unfortunately, however, it looks like Sony will make fans wait just a little longer to actually pre-order the console.

That’s according to a new rumour by industry insider Roberto Serrano Twitter. According to Serrano, PS5 pre-orders won’t actually open until October 1.

“PlayStation 5 pre-order starts October 1st,” reads a Serrano tweet. “More than a rumor but not yet the final date choice by Sony @PlayStation to open the pre-orders of #PlayStation5 and #PS5 Digital Edition *TBC* IMHO, it’s too late than Xbox Series X|S one and this can suggest event or info next week.”

It’s worth noting that this is currently only a rumour, and nothing has been confirmed.

One thing that is for sure is that PS5 stock will be in short supply this holiday season.

That’s according to UK retailer SimplyGames, who recently sent an email to customers.

“We are expecting the PlayStation 5 to be available for pre-order any day now, and you don’t want to miss out on the next-generation of gaming,” reads a SimplyGames email.

“The PlayStation 5 may not go on general sale due to limited stock, so the only way to hear about when you can pre-order is by registering your interest.”

As for the September 16 PS5 event, horror fans will be hoping for a look at the heavily rumoured Silent Hill reboot.

Previous reports have claimed that Silent Hill will be a PS5 exclusive, and that series creator Keiichiro Toyama is on board to direct.

It’s been suggested that Sony Japan will develop the title after Konami shopped around to find different studios to fund development of a new Silent Hill.

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale could also be getting a PS5 sequel. Better yet, the game is said to be a launch title for the PlayStation 5.

Titled PlayStation All-stars Arena, the game will reportedly be a 3D brawler developed in partnership with Capcom.

It’s said to be a mixture of Dissidia and Power Stone with a target lock button, cel-shaded visuals and cartoonish environments.

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