PS5 pre-order sign ups are already live across several game retailer websites

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Several of the largest retailers in the games industry have begun the process for taking PS5 (opens in new tab) pre-orders, suggesting that Sony's official marketing push for the next-gen console is close to kicking off, presumably sometime in early 2020. 

As first reported by SpielTimes (opens in new tab), the likes of Best Buy (opens in new tab) (US), GAME (opens in new tab) (UK), Dustinhome (opens in new tab) (Norway), and Game Mania (opens in new tab) (The Netherlands) now have official pages on their website allowing interested customers to register for notifications about PS5 pre-order info as soon as it arrives.   

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PS5 specs (opens in new tab) – what's inside the next-generation PlayStation console?

The successor to the PS4 is anticipated to release sometime in Holiday 2020 (opens in new tab) alongside Microsoft's own new console, the Xbox Series X (opens in new tab), and leaked Sony patents (opens in new tab) (alongside fresh photos from PS5 developers (opens in new tab)) have already revealed the next-gen console's devkit (opens in new tab) and controller.  

We still don't know what the PS5 launch game (opens in new tab)  slate could be, but recent job listings (opens in new tab) have indeed suggested that Horizon Zero Dawn 2 (opens in new tab) and a God of War sequel (opens in new tab) are actively in the works, while Bluepoint Games (of Shadow of the Colossus PS4 (opens in new tab) remake fame) has confirmed it's working on a next-gen exclusive for PlayStation. 

For now, if you happen to live in any of the specified regions, feel free to express your interest in pre-ordering PS5 now, to give you a leg up when it comes to getting hands on the console this time next year. 

For more, check out more upcoming PS4 games (opens in new tab) for 2019 and beyond, or watch our latest episode of Dialogue Options below. 

Alex Avard

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