Sony has confirmed that PS5 launch-day sales will be online-only this year, meaning there will be no physical units available for purchase in-stores on its launch day of November 12, 2020.Revealed on PlayStation.Blog,
Sony has made this decision “in the interest of keeping our gamers, retailers, and staff safe amidst COVID-19,” and confirmed that “all day-of launch sales will be conducted through the online stores of our retail partners.”
This means that no PS5 units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day, so Sony asks that people “please 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.”
Those who have already pre-ordered a PS5 will be able to pick-up their new console, but those who have yet to secure a pre-order will unfortunately be out of luck on launch day if they were hoping to find one in-stores.
For those who are able to pick up a PS5 on launch day thanks to a pre-order, and for those who secure one in the days after, there are a ton of great games to look forward to, including Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Demon’s Souls, Sackboy: A Big Adventure, Assassin’s Creed Valhalla, and much more.
Confirmed PlayStation 5 Games
For more on PlayStation 5, check out our PS5 unboxing video and our hands-on impressions of the DualSense and Astro’s Playroom.
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