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05 Nov 2020

PS5 release: No consoles for purchase in-store, online-only on launch day

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The PS5

A recent tweet from the official PlayStation Twitter has revealed that the PS5 will not be in-stores on launch day.

This may come as a shock to those wishing to buy the console that do not currently have a pre-order.

This decision has undoubtedly been taken due to the situation with COVID-19.

Let's take a look at what Sony had to say now.

PS5 Online Only

The blog post states that "No units will be available in-store for purchase".

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Thankfully, Sony did clarify that this is for launch day.

Instead, they confirmed that "day-of launch sales will be conducted through the online stores of our retail partners".

As such, hope remains that, once the effects of coronavirus have diminished, you will be able to head in to your local store to buy a PS5.

Physical Pre-orders

The blog post does specify one specific exclusion from this rule.

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This is for those who have pre-ordered the console online to be collected in store.

Thankfully, those with these pre-orders still can, as long as they do so in their allotted appointment time.

The PS5

The PS5 itself boasts a number of incredible next-gen features, and not just its hardware!

The console will be capable of 4K, 60fps and HDR, whilst also retaining a 120Hz @1080p mode.

This will be awesome for those who want the console and want to remain competitive in FPS games and more.

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It is also perfectly suited to RPG titles, as the new console will support ray-tracing for games that have the feature enabled.

This should help bring a new level of immersion to the console gaming scene.

Finally, the new DualSense controller and 7.1 surround sound software and headset will help you get into the game more than ever.