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.

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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.

The image revived speculation that Sony could be preparing to put the PS5 up for pre-order. Although the company said that customers will be given plenty of notice before pre-orders go up.

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.

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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.

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Matt T.M. Kim is a reporter for IGN.
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