PS5 might not release until November 19 for those in the UK, but you’ll potentially be able to purchase some items for the next-gen console beforehand.
Even though it’s a pretty major region, Sony won’t be releasing the PS5 in the UK until one week after the console’s November 12 launch date for the United States, Japan, Australia, and a handful of other countries. Despite having to wait seven days longer than some other folks, however, it sounds like the PS5’s accessories will be released the week prior.
Spotted by VGC, UK retail storefront SimplyGames has stated that the release date of the accessories and some games for the PS5 have been pushed forward and will now be hitting store shelves on November 12. This means that if you wanted to pick up items such as a PS5 headset, remote, charging station, or even the DualSense controller itself, you’ll be able to do so before even snagging your actual console. Some games, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Demon’s Souls are also said to be released on the 12th. Assuming that this ends up being true for all retail chains in the region, the move is a bit of a strange one, but it’s also not unprecedented.
Turns out – this does include the controller now. https://t.co/Pk5NlLhbGJ
— SimplyGames 🎃 (@SimplyGames) October 12, 2020
Those who remember the launch of the PS4 and Xbox One might recall that things went down in a similar capacity. Personally speaking, I remember buying my release day games and other items for both the PS4 and Xbox One days before either console actually dropped.
What will be interesting to follow over the coming weeks is whether or not this early launch for games and accessories for the PS5 will end up happening in regions around the globe other than just the UK. Could PS5 games and other items release here in the States on November 5, for instance? That remains to be seen, but I wouldn’t be shocked if it were true.
With exactly one month left until the release of the PS5, it still seems as though there are some final key details we’re waiting to hear and see from Sony. Expect more reports from us as we continue to near the platform’s launch.