PS5 launch sales will be online only

The PS5 will only be available online at launch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sony confirmed Thursday. The next-gen PlayStation comes out Nov. 12 in the US and Australia and Nov. 19 in the UK.

“No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day — please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 console for purchase,” Sid Shuman, the company’s senior director of content communications, said in a blog post.

That doesn’t mean stores aren’t getting any PS5 consoles, though. If you’ve preordered one for pickup at a local retailer, the blog post notes that you’ll still be able to do so at your designated appointment time. It’s definitely worth double checking with your retailer in any case.

Source (Cnet)



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