A PlayStation spokesperson has told IGN that the image of what appears to be a PlayStation-themed, retail kiosk, is not PS5 related.
Earlier today an image of what appears to be a PlayStation-themed kiosk began circulating on social media. The photo showed a white and blue colored retail area with a couch, table, and mount for what appears to be a TV screen. The photo was taken in an unnamed UK retail store by @IronCoreGame.
IGN reached out to Sony to inquire about the photo and a PlayStation spokesperson responded that the kiosk is “not PS5 related.” Sony didn’t explain what the kiosks might be for.
Another concern online about the photo was whether such a kiosk is a good idea. Several countries are issuing social distancing guidelines, which includes limits on making contact with public surfaces. A demo station would be counter-intuitive to those kinds of guidelines.
Sony still hasn’t announced details about PS5 pre-orders, though source code indicates that Sony might once again institute a one per household rule on orders. The same thing was implemented for PS4 pre-orders to try and prevent shortages.
Check out IGN’s PS5 guide for more about the PS5, DualSense controller, specs, and more.
Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.