Unfortunately, the threats mean the limited number of the retro PlayStation 5 models will no longer be sold, as the manufacturer decided to revoke the pre-orders. Nobody is going to get a console this way, it seems.
SUP3R5, a third-party company, was supposed to be responsible for creating the black PlayStation 5 consoles that were inspired by the PlayStation 2. However, the company cancelled the pre-orders. VGC reports that the company published many tweets on its now-deleted account. They explained that the site couldn’t keep up with all the demand. They only wanted to sell 300 units, but the scalpers have found there way there. VGCpointed out that shortly after the orders were confirmed, the scalpers listed the consoles on eBay for thousands of dollars.
„Last night, our team began receiving credible threats to their safety. We take these threats seriously. We aren’t willing to risk the safety and well-being of our team, or the potential impact this would bring to delivering your order. All existing orders will be cancelled and fully refunded in the coming days. You will receive a notification when this happens. We intended this to be a fun way to celebrate a shared nostalgia. As it turns out, there are people out there who are willing to interfere with that. If we determine that it’s safe to try again, we will. For now, please stay safe,” SUP3R5’s statement said. So they got some threats and they’d rather keep the employees safe from any harm.
So it seems that nothing is going to happen, and the PlayStation 2-styled PlayStation 5 remains nothing more than a distant dream. What if it was a scam from the company, though? In this day and age, being cautious doesn’t hurt, does it?