PS5 won't be available to purchase in-store at launch2020-11-05 17:34 by Daniela
Tags: PS5, Sony
The PS5 will only be available online at launch due to the coronavirus pandemic, Sony confirmed Thursday.
"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," the company writes. "[P]lease 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. Be safe, stay home, and place your order online."
Note that this does not impact orders placed for in-store pickup. If you've already preordered a PlayStation 5 with Best Buy, GameStop, Target, or another retailer and have been confirmed for launch day pickup, you'll still be getting your new console without issue. But this is Sony taking steps to prevent unnecessary lines at retailers around the globe as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to stretch on.
The PS5 will be released on November 12 in the following countries: United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South Korea. The rest of the world gets it on November 19.
Read more -here-