While it’s not fully confirmed yet, there is evidence online to suggest that certain PS5 games could release earlier than the PS5 console itself.
According to many retailers around Europe, including Amazon France, games such as Spider-Man: Miles Morales will release on the 12th of November.
With many customers receiving pre-orders via post a day early, this could even turn out to be the 11th in some cases. This is also the same in Spain and other regions of Europe.
We have also spotted Assassin's Creed Valhalla on Amazon Germany with a 12th November release date.
Those following our PS5 news will already know, this is a full week before the PS5 is released in these countries.
The console is due for release on the 12th November in North America, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea. But the rest of the world, including France and Spain will need to wait until the 19th November.
This may just be an error on Amazon’s pages in all honesty. It could also just be going off the earlier release date as a placeholder, and change in due course.
So, with that in mind, we’re taking the report with a pinch of salt at this stage. Although it may well be the case – in truth early release of games serves absolutely no purpose, other than slight logistics benefits for the retailers.
Before ordering games, customers should confirm the date they're receiving their PS5 console pre-order, as many retailers have reported significant delays ahead.
It May Be Accurate
It’s not impossible that some PS5 games could release earlier than the PS5 console. Amazon is usually reliable and generally get their information correct the first time.
There were reports of PS2 and PS3 games releasing before their intended console back during those launch windows. Mistakes can happen, especially when some multiple regions have different release dates.
However, typing errors on websites happen to be much more common. Therefore, until this is verified by official sources we’re going to wait and see what happens.
Retailers are already gearing up for the release with PS5 console box art appearing in stores.