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PS5 event on June 4 postponed due to ongoing George Floyd protests - official tweet receives thousands of mixed responses within minutes

The news of the PS5 event postponement attracted over 5,000 replies within 30 minutes of being posted. (Image source: @PlayStation)
The news of the PS5 event postponement attracted over 5,000 replies within 30 minutes of being posted. (Image source: @PlayStation)
The planned PS5 event for June 4 has now been postponed. The official PlayStation Twitter account recently posted a message to inform fans that now is not the time to celebrate the PlayStation 5, due to the global protests that have been occurring since the controversial death of George Floyd. Fans have reacted with highly mixed responses.
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The PS5 event that was scheduled for June 4 has now been postponed. The official PlayStation Twitter account has just posted the message below informing fans of the decision and why it has been made.

While Sony and PlayStation have already been vocal in their support for the #BlackLivesMatter campaign, this hasn’t stopped the most recent tweet about the PS5 event postponement receiving thousands of messages within minutes that reveal mixed feelings from fans. Although many have also added their support to the decision, agreeing that now is not the right time to be celebrating a game console, there are also plenty of people bemoaning the fact that they have waited a long time for news about the PlayStation 5 and will now have to wait longer.

Following the contentious death of George Floyd, there have been many protests in over 100 cities in the US alone while there have also been demonstrations in other countries such as Canada, the UK, and Germany. Unsurprisingly, divisive comments in regard to the PS5 event postponement tweet have started an impassioned argument between those who respect PlayStation’s stance on the sensitive matter and those who feel the PS5 event would have brought a brief but still welcome escape from reality. Either way, it’s a very strong message that Sony and PlayStation have put out.

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My interest in technology began after I was presented with an Atari 800XL home computer in the mid-1980s. I especially enjoy writing about technological advances, compelling rumors, and intriguing tech-related leaks. I have a degree in International Relations and Strategic Studies and count my family, reading, writing, and travel as the main passions of my life. I have been with Notebookcheck since 2012.
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Daniel R Deakin, 2020-06- 1 (Update: 2020-09-30)