SUP3R5, the third-party firm behind the PlayStation 2-inspired black PlayStation 5 consoles, has cancelled all orders after preorders went precisely how we anticipated them to.

In a collection of tweets from its now-deleted official account, SUP3R5 revealed that it was “embarrassed” by its North American launch as its web site struggled to deal with demand. The firm solely had 300 items obtainable however demand far surpassed that quantity. As anticipated, scalpers additionally made their method to the web site. Video Games Chronicle discovered that as quickly as a few of the orders had been confirmed, listings for the console appeared on eBay for hundreds of {dollars}.

As if that wasn’t sufficient, SUP3R5’s workers began receiving “credible threats to their safety,” prompting the corporate to cancel all orders for the foreseeable future and supply refunds, leaving some prospects annoyed as a result of they thought they lastly managed to safe a PS5.

SUP3R5 launched the next assertion:

Last night time, our group started receiving credible threats to their security. We take these threats severely. We aren’t keen to threat the protection and well-being of our group, or the potential affect this is able to convey to delivering your order. All present orders will likely be cancelled and totally refunded within the coming days. You will obtain a notification when this occurs.

We meant this to be a enjoyable method to rejoice a shared nostalgia. As it seems, there are individuals on the market who’re keen to intrude with that. If we decide that it’s protected to strive once more, we are going to. For now, please keep protected.

This is why we will’t have good issues.

[Source: VGC]