PlayStation 5 pre-orders were a disaster. Sony is sorry and promising more.

PlayStation 5 pre-orders were a disaster. Sony is sorry and promising more.

As anyone who tried to pre-order a PlayStation 5 surely knows by now: It was a bit of a mess.

Sony revealed on Wednesday that its upcoming next-generation gaming console will hit stores on Nov. 12. It was a fine presentation, filled with looks at new games and confirmation of the PS5’s pricing – $499 for the standard version and $399 for one without a disc drive. 

Still, a few notable things were missing. Some of the key games lacked release dates that were later confirmed after the presentation. And more importantly, there was no discussion at all about pre-orders. Nonetheless, some retailers started up their own pre-orders almost immediately. And of course, chaos ensued. Read more…

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