Sony warn that there will not be any PS5 consoles available to buy from physical retailers on launch day

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

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  1. Hadn’t they already said that a week or 2 back, for at least some countries?

    It’s a sensible plan though. Even just so Sony can avoid the inevitable bad publicity when a bunch of idiots queue up to buy one and someone dies. Hopefully any individual shop won’t have too many people trying to pick up their pre-ordered PS5 on day 1. (Someone’s going to be moaning when they can’t pick it up because they haven’t paid already, aren’t they? But you’re not allowed into the shops to collect them, so they can just stand outside and moan until they get cold)

    On the plus side, I guess it means some stock will be available to buy online. Not sure if that makes it easier to get one or not. More stock with the whole country trying to buy it compared to less stock with just local people trying to get it?

  2. is there any indication on when they will be available in store? The statement on this is unclear and so does not show when they can be purchased in shops.

    I live out of the UK, I cannot order online (big retailers still not listing or pre-orders and so if I want to get one I have to either travel for 100’s of miles or fly to a country where I can pick one up. Again that is unclear with dates on when to attempt a journey.

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