Black PS5 Sale Goes Awry, Retailer Cancels All Orders – Thebritishjournal

The PS2-inspired Black PS5 that gives the new generation gaming console a sleek and classic look was up for pre-order a few days ago, but the company selling the system has canceled the orders after its staff allegedly received “credible threats.”

In a now-deleted statement posted on Twitter last Friday, SUP3R5, a third-party selling the custom Black PS5, said that the team started getting threats. As a result, the store canceled all orders. VGC reported that the demand for the custom gaming system was too high that the stock sold out in just 20 minutes.

The official website of the store experienced some serious technical issues. Some buyers were charged despite not getting any confirmation on their end. Scalpers also played a part in the issue. In fact, some fans reported having spotted the Black PS5 console also for sale on eBay at a ridiculous price.

SUP3R said it would identify the buyers and would cancel their pre-order. It also noted that it would refund those incorrectly charged and assured fans to do better in the future.  However, just a few hours after these messages from the company, it announced the cancellation of orders and issuance of refunds because of the threats it had just received.

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