PS5 PlayStation Pre-Orders 1

Oh no! So much for peace of mind, eh? Amazon has been contacting customers with PlayStation 5 pre-orders, warning them that there’s no guarantee they’ll receive their console on launch day. While the correspondence does appear to have been sent to virtually everyone with a pre-order, the message notes that “you may not receive this item on the day it’s released due to high demand”. The retailer continues: “We’ll make every effort to get the item to you as soon as possible.”

The email appears to have been sent to consumers in the United States, as we haven’t heard a peep from the behemoth since our order was confirmed here in the UK. Sony has said that it intends to ship more PS5 consoles than it did PS4 systems in 2013, but we suspect some form of stock scarcity is guaranteed to occur – especially considering the state of the world right now. We’d recommend keeping a cool head and seeing how things play out over the coming weeks.