Sony's new PS5 recreation console is not going to be available in shops on November 12th
Sony announced on Thursday that its new PS5 game console, which will compete directly with Microsoft's new Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S, will not be in retail stores on launch day due to the spread of coronavirus.
Game console launches usually result in long lines of consumers waiting to buy the latest model.
Instead, customers can purchase the console online or from Sony retailers on November 12th. Most of the units were sold out prior to launch, however, and it is unclear how many will be in stock or when they will be available for shipping.
It's also unclear when the console might arrive in retail stores.
"No units will be available for purchase in-store on launch day (November 12 or 19, depending on your region). Please do not plan on camping on launch day or checking into your local retailer hoping to find one." PS5 consoles for sale, "Sony said in a blog post." Be sure to stay home and place your order online. "
According to Sony, customers who have already ordered the console for in-store pickup can do so at the retailer provided they schedule an appointment in advance and follow the retailer's security protocols.