After a busy pre-order season, Sony today announced that there will be no PlayStation 5 consoles available for purchase in retail stores on the launch date of the console. The company shared this news via a tweet and blog post and strongly discouraged eager players from lining up outside the stores. If you do that, it won’t matter. Sony’s Sid Shuman wrote in a blog post: “All sales on launch date will be made through the online stores of our retail partners.
“There will be no in-store units available for purchase on launch date (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) ̵1; please have no plans to camp or queue at your local retailer on launch date hoping to find a PS5 Console to buy. Be safe, at home and order online, ”he added.
Note that this do not do Affects orders for in-store receipt. If you pre-ordered the PlayStation 5 with Best Buy, GameStop, Target, or another retailer and has been confirmed to ship on launch day, you’ll still get your new console with no issues. . However, Sony is taking steps to prevent unnecessary flows at retailers across the globe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
Retailers, including Target in the United States, have been trying to convey this online-only message to consumers. Walmart plans to have four different PlayStation 5 sales times for the day of launch at 12 noon, 3 p.m., 6 p.m., and 9 p.m. Just last night, Amazon – after a long period of uncertainty – started updating PS5 pre-orders with expected delivery dates. Many of them (including the Digital Edition PS5) are aiming to hit the November 12 launch.
Today’s Sony announcement technically applies only to the first day of sale, but it’s unlikely you’ll find a PS5 on the shelves at major retailers anytime soon.