Sony limits PS5 pre-orders to one console per person

Date:21 July 2020 Author: Kyro Mitchell

The rate at which popular new gaming consoles sell when they’re first released often means that if you’re not at the front of the line, the chances of you getting one are slim to none. It also means that those with pockets deeps enough to buy more than one console can then re-sell their duplicates for obscene amounts of money. The re-sale value of the Nintendo Switch is an example of this.

To solve both of these problems, Sony have apparently limited the pre-orders of its next-generation console to one per person, according to a member of the Resetera forums.

A user who goes by the name of Expy, managed to dig up from some JavaScript on the PlayStation official store and found an error message that reads “You can only purchase one version of the PS5 Console: Disc or Digital. You have already added one PS5 console to your cart.”

While this may seem like an innocuous message at first, it does suggests that Sony are trying to ensure that more PS5 shoppers can get the console when it is first released. It also points to the fact that Sony are leveling the playing field for resellers who are waiting for their chance to purchase up as many PS5 consoles as possible, according to Toms Guide.

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