This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
Sony has begun accepting pre-order registrations for the PlayStation 5 for the United States.
If you register with your PSN ID through the official website, you may receive an invitation email when the direct-to-consumer pre-orders begin, and from there you may be able to pre-order on a first-come, first-served basis.
This time, it is only for the U.S., and if you specify a destination other than the U.S. as a shipping address, the order will be canceled.
Since this is a pre-registration for advance reservations, you can abstain when you're tentatively selected and available for pre-order, or the pre-order may be closed when it opens.
No information on price or release date. Even if you are invited, it is not confirmed, so the system asks you to think about it when you receive it.
What's interesting in the published FAQ is the following answer.
Who will be selected to receive an invitation?
Our selection is based on previous interests and PlayStation activities.
The answer is that the PSN ID to be registered will be selected based on "PlayStation activity". We're not sure what kind of "activity" is relevant, but it seems that the purpose of this is to filter by whether you have registered or purchased as a real player in the past. In short, whether or not you've accumulated merit in PS.
If I receive an invitation, am I guaranteed to be able to pre-order a PS5 console?
No. Each invitation is open for a limited time and quantities are limited per PSN ID per transaction:
1 PS5 Console or 1 PS5 Digital Edition
2 DualSense wireless controllers
2 DualSense charging stations
2 Pulse 3D wireless headsets
2 Media remotes
2 HD Cameras
PS5 console pre-order reservations will be first come first serve.
Assuming you're invited, here's a list of products you can (and might) reserve to purchase.
You might think you don't need two HD cameras for one unit, but the cameras require some adjustment to set up, so you can leave them on when you move the unit between the living room and bedroom. Or maybe there are things you can do with multiple cameras connected together. Or maybe it's a serious hint that the PS VR2's outside tracking will be from two directions.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.