If you are planning on pre-ordering more than one PS5, you might want to rethink that plan. It appears that it may only be possible to pre-order one PS5 per household. Why? Let’s take a look at the evidence as well as the reasoning for why such a restriction may exist.
Why One PS5 Per Household May Be the Limit
There is some source code in the PlayStation Direct Store which gives us reason to believe that pre-ordering more than one PS5 for a single household may not be possible.
As explained on Reddit, this error message is possible when shopping: “You can only purchase one version of the PS5™ Console: Disc or Digital. You have already added one PS5™ console to your cart.”
You would get this message in theory if you tried to purchase both types of PS5 consoles simultaneously. While this does leave some questions (can you add two of the same version?), it seems most likely it is a restriction to ensure you do not pre-order more than one PS5 at a time. This happened with PS4, so it makes sense that Sony would do it again.
Plus, Sony is expecting higher demand for its next gen console, to the point where it has doubled production of PS5 units. It stands to reason that if the company needs to double production, even doing so may not be sufficient to keep up with heightened demand. So, it is logical to put a cap on how many consoles are available for pre-order per household.
With that in mind, you’ll need to think carefully about which type of console (the optical or digital edition) you plan to pre-order, and whether to get one for yourself or someone else this holiday season. For more updates on PS5, see our PlayStation news section.