Earlier this week, Sony announced the pre-order details of the PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 digital edition. Only those customers who are invited by Sony will be available to pre-order the console. Other conditions include one console per invite and two accessories. On the other hand, the pricing details are absent as Sony is keeping the key detail close for the time being. We already know that the Series X console is coming in November with the first PS5 commercial, and the invite-only pre-orders it wouldn’t be wrong to assume that the PlayStation 5 will also be released in the same month.
Now a report from Video Games Chronicle suggests that Sony has already set the release date of the console. A comprehensive marketing plan for the first week of the release is also in works. The retail sources claim that mid-November is the most likely launch window for the PS5. More importantly, the launch is reportedly scheduled for Friday 13th November. It would be the perfect time for Sony as it is just before the holiday shopping season. On the other hand, Xbox Series X is expected to be launched during the first week of November. The first Friday of November i.e., 6th, makes perfect sense as it ties with the earlier rumors and the warranty details of the leaked Series S controller.
Christopher Dring, the head of games at Gamer’s Network, explained, “Ideally, you’d want to launch before the end of November if you want to capitalize on the Christmas sales window, as getting your product out before the final payday of the year is a key move.”
These are all speculations, of course, but it makes sense for Sony as the company is keeping itself to be just a step behind Microsoft. It has worked pretty well for Sony thus far, and only time will tell what happens once the consoles are in the market.