Sony said on Thursday that its new PS5 game console, which can compete immediately with Microsoft‘s new Xbox Series X and Xbox Collection S, is not going to be bought in retail shops on launch day as a result of unfold of coronavirus.
Recreation console launches usually result in lengthy strains of customers ready to purchase the most recent mannequin.
As a substitute, prospects should buy the console on Nov. 12 on-line or from Sony’s retail companions. Most models have been bought out forward of launch day, nonetheless, and it is unclear what number of will probably be in inventory or after they’ll be accessible to ship.
It is also unclear when the console may finally arrive in retail shops.
“No models will probably be accessible in-store for buy on launch day (November 12 or November 19, relying in your area) – please do not plan on tenting out or lining up at your native retailer on launch day in hopes of discovering a PS5 console for buy,” Sony stated in a weblog submit. “Be secure, keep house, and place your order on-line.”
Sony stated prospects who’ve already ordered the console for in-store pickup can accomplish that on the retailer, as long as they schedule an appointment forward of time and observe the retailer’s security protocols.