PlayStation 5

Sony limiting PlayStation 5 orders to online at launch

Sony took to their PlayStation Blog to announce that PlayStation 5 and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition won’t be purchased in retail stores, instead, it will be purchased online. The official wording is as follows from Sony’s Senior Director of Content Communications at Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE)…

Hi all – the launch of the PlayStation 5 console on November 12 (or November 19, depending on your region) is almost upon us! 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.

No units will be available in-store for purchase on launch day (November 12 or November 19, depending on your region) – 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. Be safe, stay home, and place your order online.

Gamers who have pre-ordered for pick-up at their local retailer should still be able to do so at their designated appointment time, under the retailer’s safety protocols. Please confirm the details with your local retailer.

A special thank you to our entire community for your continued support this year. Here’s to the next generation of gaming!

PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition arrives November 12, 2020 in United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea. PlayStation 5, and PlayStation 5 Digital Edition also arrives November 19, 2020 everywhere else.