Just in case you were hoping to pick up a PlayStation 5 console on launch day even though had not pre-ordered it ,we have news for you. Firstly, you are nutes, they sold out weeks ago, and secondly, Sony say there will be none available and you should avoid the nasty Covid and stay at home.
Here’s the blog post from Sid Shuman, Senior Director, SIE Content Communications.
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!
Earlier today it was revealed that the PlayStation 5 does not support 1440p resolution so if you were planning to hook the console up to a PC monitor that has that spec then you are out of luck. The news was confirmed by IGN Italy. While this won’t affect most gamers who have their console hooked up to a massive television those who use a 1440p monitor will be limited to a 1080p output from the console. Not ideal.
It has also been confirmed that the HDMI cable that comes with the console is Ultra High Speed HDMI 2.1 which means it will handle 4k 120 fps, assuming your TV or monitor also supports that.
Source: PS Blog