On PlayStation 5 Launch Day, All Sales Will Be Online – Company Reveals
Confirming rumours concerning launch day sales, Sony’s PlayStation 5 have revealed that it will only hold online sales on that day. Tweeting about the News, PlayStation said:
Update: All PS5 console sales on launch day, November 12 or November 19 depending on your region, will be online-only. No units will be available in-store for purchase.
— PlayStation (@PlayStation) November 5, 2020
In a blog post providing additional information, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications at the company, Sid Shuman wrote: “the launch of the PlayStation 5 console on November 12 (or November 19, depending on your region) is almost upon us! In the interest of keeping our gamers, retailers, and staff safe amidst COVID-19, today we are confirming that all day-of launch sales will be conducted through the online stores of our retail partners.”
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Thus, there will be no units at stores on that day. The company further advises customers not to plan camping out or lining up at any local retailer for the console. Instead, it encourages them to stay at home, stay safe and make their orders online.
Additionally, people who have already pre-ordered the PS5 console can pick it up on the launch date at their ‘designated appointment time’. To avoid being scammed, you can read this article. All gamers who will be picking up their consoles on the launch date are to follow the retailer’s safety protocols.
PlayStation 5 and its rivals, Xbox Series S and Xbox Series X, are the most anticipated gadgets of the 2020 holiday. Along with the recently released iPhone 12, they are setting the tone for an eventful tech-ember.
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