Last week Sony announced that its PS5 games event would take place on June 4. However this won’t be the case. Due to ongoing protests against police brutality and racism in the US, the company has decided to postpone its PS5 games showcase.
“We have decided to postpone the PlayStation 5 event scheduled for June 4,” reads a post from Sony on Twitter. “While we understand gamers worldwide are excited to see PS5 games, we do not feel that right now is a time for celebration. And for now, we want to stand back and allow more important voices to be heard.”
It’s a good move from Sony considering the ongoing situation in the US which is also the biggest console games market in the world. To have an event amidst such turmoil would be tone deaf to say the least.
That said, it is interesting to see the company in addition to others take a stand which is unlike how most operate in other markets, India included. Particularly with the recent anti-CAA/CAB protests which saw almost every major corporate stay silent on the subject with Microsoft being the rare exception. Evidently market size does matter.