Sony might be intending to limit how many PlayStation 5 consoles can be bought for one household, according to a dataminer.
Recently, pre-orders for the PlayStation 5 and numerous accessories and games were listed on Amazon, leading many to believe that they will be going live soon and, in turn, confirm a release date and price.
Sony continues to stay mum about such details but more evidence has supposedly been found courtesy of a dataminer who looked into the code for the PlayStation Direct website.
Their discoveries have been compiled on Reddit and, apparently, Sony intends on limiting how many consoles a single person can purchase.
In fact, if this is accurate, you can only buy one console, be it the standard or digital one. And if you attempt to purchase more than one, an error message will appear that will prevent you from going to checkout.
If true, this is likely so Sony can manage supply and demand. While Sony has reportedly increased production, shortages are still expected to happen, meaning the PS5 will likely be hard to come by.
The dataminer also speculates that, with the error message already in the site’s source code, pre-orders will go live within the next couple of weeks.
Of course, this rule only applies to pre-orders via the PlayStation Direct website. There’s nothing necessarily stopping you from pre-ordering one from there and another from a different retailer.
In addition, images for a PlayStation Compatible badge were found, which will no doubt be used for the select PlayStation 4 games that can be played on the PS5.
The PlayStation 5 is scheduled to release this year in time for Christmas.
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