It was reported earlier today via IGN that we learned some crafty reddit users, who looked at the source code for the direct.playstation.com order page for the PlayStation 5, discovered a line of code that is suggestive of the possibility that Sony may be limiting the number of PlayStation 5 Pre-Orders to one unit.
The post came via Reddit user u/Kgarvey. Granted, its an “unverified leak” which notes that code in the site would produce an error message for a purchaser attempting to add more than one unit to their shopping cart, regardless of it being a disc-based console or a digital-only PS5 console.
If you take a look at the source code, you’ll see some new PS5 references have been added:
An error message that appears if you try to add more than one PS5 console to your cart:
“You can only purchase one version of the PS5™ Console: Disc or Digital. You have already added one PS5™ console to your cart.”
Code for a new label that Sony will attach to PS4 products that are PS5-compatible. I’ve enabled the code so you can see what the label will look like: https://gyazo.com/29f370e4bfc578918da5b54fdb41dcfe, https://gyazo.com/5def5bce1a0f2c438a69f2b953e6dd10Reddit: Posted by u/Kgarvey
(Note that I mocked up the placement in the 2nd screenshot, so don’t take this as Days Gone confirmation or anything.)
For those who recall from years ago, Sony had a very similar policy when it began taking pre-orders for the PlayStation 4, having limited the per-household purchased.
Its not clear from the leak whether this would limit members of the same household from placing separate PlayStation 5 pre-orders to orders for 1 device a piece, and whether the limitations are based on the physical address, tied to a phone number, email address, or any other particular data. Its not clear what impact or limitation this might have on room-mates of a shared flat or occupants of a multi-family dwelling that have no obvious distinguishing address.
We can only speculate that the store will not allow multiple unit orders within the same single order. Beyond that, it looks like we will need Sony to lay out some official ground-rules for ordering the new console.
Of course, its probably irrelevant for most households to have the ability to buy more than one PS5 console (though it does make a person wonder, just how many out there are actually looking to have more than one unit on day-one.)
Do you plan to order more than one PlayStation 5 console before launch? Are you planning to purchase both the Xbox Series X and PS5 before launch? Tell us what you think by commenting below!