PS5 launch day sales will be online-only

Store pickup still available for online orders.

PlayStation 5

PlayStation 5 launch day sales will be conducted entirely through online retailers, Sony Interactive Entertainment announced.

“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,” said Sony Interactive Entertainment content communications senior director Sid Shuman on the PlayStation Blog.

While no PlayStation 5 units will be available to purchase in-store on launch day, users who have pre-ordered a PlayStation 5 for pick-up at their local retailer should still be able to do so at their designated appointment time.

PlayStation 5 will launch on November 12 in the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and South Korea, and November 19 in the rest of the world including Europe, Middle East, South America, Asia, and South Africa.

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