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Amazon warns customers PlayStation 5 pre-order could arrive late due to 'high demand'

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Did you pre-order a PlayStation 5 through Amazon? There's a chance you won't get it on launch day. Several people shared on Twitter emails received from Amazon warning their PS5 video game console they "may not receive this item on the day it is released due to high demand." Amazon confirmed the authenticity of the emails to USA TODAY. On Thursday, Sony opened up pre-orders of the PS5 after revealing details on the pricing and release of its highly-anticipated video game console.


PlayStation 5 released November 10, according to leak

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Sony's PlayStation 5 will be launched on November 20, according to an alleged leak by Amazon Japan. Amazon accidentally listed and then removed the console's release date, Gizmodo Japan first reported. Sony's official word on when PS5 will come out isn't more specific than'late 2020', even though it officially revealed the console back in June. The leak comes a couple of days after gaming rival Microsoft revealed the release date for its fourth generation consoles, the Series X and Series S – November 10. Sony revealed the full design for the PlayStation 5 back in June but it's still yet to reveal an official word regarding a release date PlayStation 5 and its related accessories go on sale on November 20, Gizmodo Japan's screen captures show.


Pre-Order For Xbox Series X, Series S Starting Next Week

International Business Times

Microsoft has announced that pre-orders for their next-generation consoles, the Xbox Series X and Series S will begin next week. Starting September 22, players will be able to pre-order both the Xbox Series X, Microsoft's "most powerful console ever made" and the small-but-packs-a-punch Series S. By November 10, both units will be available in 37 counties and will go up to 41 just in time for the holidays, the company said in a recent blog. The United States and Canada will have the first crack in pre-ordering the Series X and Series S starting at 11:00 a.m. U.S. retailers who will take charge of taking orders will include the Microsoft Store, Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Walmart, Target, Sam's Club and Newegg. Pre-orders across Europe and the Middle East can place their pre-orders online starting at 9:00 a.m.


The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Engadget

Most tech companies shoot their proverbial wads at CES, showing off their finest wares for the coming year and beyond. Usually, this means that the second week in January is a peaceful time, meant for reflection upon the technological wonders seen in Las Vegas. Nintendo, however, is not most tech companies. This week revealed much more about the company's forthcoming next generation console, the Switch, which many on the Engadget staff have been eagerly awaiting. You're not gonna believe this, but a good portion of the internet says that the price, at $300, is too high -- despite the fact that its pricing is right in line with the console competition from Sony and Microsoft.


Samsung introduces something for the fans -- a budget Galaxy S20 camera for $699

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Samsung today introduced another entry to its S20 smartphone lineup, a budget-priced $699 edition that has many of the features of the top of the line $1,399 Galaxy S20 Ultra. The new FE, which stands for "Fan Edition," has two big differences: a cheaper plastic body and fewer camera features than the Ultra. Additionally, while there is connectivity to the new speedy 5G wireless networks, consumers will be charged have to pay $50 more for the edition that works with Verizon Wireless. The phone will released on Oct. 2. With four new editions of the Apple iPhone expected in October, Bob O'Donnell, an analyst with Technalysis, calls Samsung's move a "preemptive strike," against Apple to keep in the spotlight. "It's a logical way for them to make a statement about 5G before Apple does," he says.