You Can Now Pre-Order or “Reserve” The PS5 from a Canadian Game Retailer

Something tells us the retailer responsible is just trying to drum up some business

UPDATE 9-17-2020: Sony has officially announced pricing for the PS5 and opened pre-ordering. The all-digital PS5 has an MSRP of $399 while the regular PS5 console commands $499. Pre-orders have already opened at outlets like Amazon, Walmart, and Best Buy, however reports are saying that pre-orders are already sold out, so chances of pre-ordering at this point are very slim.

With little being known about the PlayStation 5 outside of its backward compatibility capabilities, how it compares spec-wise to the Xbox Series X, and that it could load games impressively fast, you should probably take what we’re about to tell you with a healthy dose of skepticism. With that in mind, you can now apparently pre-order the PlayStation 5 from a Canadian retailer in Vancouver for the price of CAD$559, which – at current exchange rates – comes to about $397 in the United States.

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For that price you can apparently “reserve” two per household, but there’s little other information to go on. Considering the fact that Sony has yet to even reveal what the PlayStation 5 looks like and that it has yet to officially establish a price, you should probably pre-order at your own risk. Chances are this gaming store – known as Play N’ Trade – is just trying to drum up some early business and probably doesn’t even have official confirmation of how many units it will be receiving at launch, what they’ll cost, or when they’ll actually be available.

With that in mind, it’s also important to point out that some alleged insiders are claiming that Sony is having serious issues with the PlayStation 5 to the extent that it needs to be redesigned. Of course, that too should be taken with a grain of salt, but it is a rumor that’s circulating around. Either way, we’d suggest you avoid “reserving” your PS5 from this Canadian retailer.

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Simon Carpenter
Simon Carpenter works as an indie game programmer by day and pro gamer by night. He joined the Addicted to Play Team in October of 2019 and has found his home away from home. His favorite games include The Legend of Zelda, Metroid Prime, and Call of Duty.

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