Your PlayStation allegiance may determine whether you can preorder a PS5

Enlarge / This credit card doesn’t exist, but if it did, we’re not sure it’d count as “previous interests and PlayStation activities” in terms of jumping the PlayStation 5 pre-order line. (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images)

Want to be first in line to preorder PlayStation 5? In a rare move for a console’s launch, Sony has led the charge by announcing a direct-sales program—one that bypasses typical retail channels—before the upcoming system’s price, release date, or other details have been announced.

Starting today, prospective buyers can go to Sony’s official preorder site to express their interest in purchasing a PS5. Users only need to enter one piece of information into the form: their PlayStation Network ID. And… that’s it.

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From there, Sony will determine exactly who will be deigned worthy of a shot at purchasing a PS5, and this will be based on “previous interests and PlayStation activities.” Exactly what that information is, and how it will be weighted, is currently unclear. Years of membership? Number of games owned? Whether the account in question pays for subscription services like PlayStation Plus or PlayStation Now, or merely uses a wholly free PSN account? Sony has yet to clarify this point.

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By: Sam Machkovech
Title: Your PlayStation allegiance may determine whether you can preorder a PS5
Sourced From: arstechnica.com/?p=1701592
Published Date: Wed, 26 Aug 2020 22:11:40 +0000

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