PS5 Launch Day Sales Will Be Online-Only, Says Sony

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We are just a handful of days away from the release of PlayStation 5, with many anticipating the moment that they finally get their hands on the next-gen console. That said, for those who were hoping to pitch a tent outside of their local retailer, that won’t be necessary as PS5 launch day sales will be exclusive to online.

Sony Interactive Entertainment content communications senior director Sid Shuman recently took to the PlayStation Blog to let fans know that the PS5 itself will not be for sale in-store on launch day. “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,” Shuman said.

He then goes on to ask that fans “please don’t plan on camping out or lining up at your local retailer on launch day in hopes of finding a PS5 consoles for purchase.” For those who have already pre-ordered the console to pick up in-store, Shuman notes that this should be fine, but it would be best to confirm all of the necessary details with your local retailer.

The PS5 is set to officially launch on November 12th and November 19th, depending on region. If you were hoping to buy one in-store on launch day, that just won’t be happening, so plan accordingly. Keep it tuned to Don’t Feed the Gamers as this story develops, and for other gaming goodness going on right now, check out the following:

What say you, gamers? Are you bummed that there won’t be tales of someone camping outside of a Best Buy for days to get their hands on the PS5? Do you think it will be better with the online-only sales? Sound off in the comments section below, and be sure to follow DFTG on Twitter for live gaming and entertainment news 24/7!

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Eric is an editor and writer for Don't Feed the Gamers. When he is not staring at a computer screen filled with text, he is usually staring at a computer screen filled with controllable animations. Today's youth call this gaming. He also likes to shoot things. With a camera, of course.

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