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The brand SUP3R5 announced last week that on January 8 the reservation campaign of the PlayStation 5 modified with a design inspired by PlayStation 2: black in color, with the brand’s classic logo at the bottom of the system and with the DualSense buttons colored and in the same grayish tone as the DualShock 2. However, the reservation process was dire, with customers with problems in payments; to which must be added that the creators received threats after the consoles sold out in just 20 minutes, they report from VGC. The brand has deleted your Twitter account, Has promised return the money to those who were able to carry out the transaction, and for now, have stopped selling the product.

Reservations began last Friday at 9:00 p.m. Spanish peninsular time for the North American customers. Just 20 minutes later, the machines, priced at $ 649 (200 more than the recommended retail price), had been sold out. On SUP3R5’s Twitter account they posted a statement apologizing for mistakes of the process and saying they are “ashamed”: some clients had the product payment, but did not receive a receipt that they had reserved the console.

In a later message, SUP3R5 reported that I will return the money to those who were charged without reserving the console and canceling the reservations of those who started resell them for thousands of dollars on eBay and other second-hand portals. At the same time, they promised that international reserve campaign, postponed until the end of January, will be better planned.

Black PS5 sales canceled over “credible threats” to worker safety

However, hours later they announced on Twitter that they would cancel all reservations and return the money because company workers received “credible threats to your security”. “We take these threats seriously,” they said in a tweet that, like the company’s account on the social network, has been deleted. “We are not willing to risk the safety and well-being of our team or the potential impact this could have on the delivery of your order.” Therefore, they decided that all reservations will be canceled “and will be fully refunded in the next few days.”

“We tried to make this a fun way to celebrate shared nostalgia.”, they conclude in their message on the social network. “As has been shown, there are people who are willing to interfere with it. If we come to the conclusion that it is safe to try again, we will. For now, please take care.”

At the end of December, the brand dbrand announced that in 2021 they will sell matte black panels to customize PlayStation 5. The new Sony console is sold out worldwide. In Spain, the chain of specialized stores GAME has opened a section on its website so that customers interested in the console receive a notification that warns of new reservation campaigns.

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