On the day of the official release, the new game console will be available only in the online store.
Sony has decided to postpone sales of the new Sony PlayStation 5 game console in retail networks in order to avoid congestion and queues against the backdrop of a pandemic around the world. The company emphasized that on the day of release, it will be possible to buy a new console only in online stores.
“In the interest of keeping our gamers, retailers and staff safe amid the rapid spread of Covid-19, we are confirming today that all day long sales will be conducted through our retail partners’ online stores,” the press office commented. Sony. “On launch day (November 12 or 19, depending on the country), no devices will be available for purchase in physical stores.”
Traditionally, the launch of a new game console was accompanied by long queues among PlayStation fans. This year, Sony urged its customers "not to line up and pitch tents (outside stores) hoping to get a game console." The company has not yet announced when the new PlayStation 5 will appear in retail networks. All buyers are encouraged to order online. Earlier it became known that in Russia official sales of the PlayStation 5 will start on November 19, while in Japan, the United States and several other countries, the release is scheduled for November 12.