PlayStation 5 demo unit rumours prove false as Sony stays quiet about pre-orders

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Just last week, we heard that Sony is taking steps to ensure that PlayStation 5 production will be ramped up to meet gamer demands when it launches later this year.

Then, we heard a Sony spokesperson announce that the company would give players plenty of notice before pre-orders go live, ensuring everyone has an equal chance to reserve their console ahead of its unannounced release date.

Speaking to Geoff Keighley today during a Summer Games Fest stream last week, Sony’s Worldwide Head of Marketing Eric Lempel stated that Sony knows gamers are keen hear more about pre-orders, and that the company is aware of the demand (via IGN ).

But Sony is still being quiet on the PlayStation 5 pre-order process, despite rumours going around that UK retailers are about to get demo units added to their stores.

Yesterday, rumours started floating around the internet that a Currys PC World store was prepping a demo stage for the new console.

Courtesy of @IronCoreGame on Twitter, we saw a booth with PlayStation branding and absent display unit and console – many gamers leapt to the conclusion it had been set up ahead of a PlayStation 5 demo area.

An employee of a Currys PC World store got in touch with PushSquare, though, and noted that these displays have been around for “maybe about a year now”.

So don’t get too excited – it may still be a while before you can get your hands on an actual, physical PlayStation 5 and see how the console plays.

We know that the PS5 is due to land Holiday 2020, but a specific release date and price for the console have yet to be announced.

We’ll keep you updated with Sony’s plans as soon as they become clear.

Some gamers are expecting the company to have another PlayStation showcase at some point over the summer, but the company has yet to formally reveal anything.

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