- Jun 5, 2019
Their twitter account has also been deleted.
The black PS5 from SUP3R5 officially sold out after going on sale on January 8, but all orders were cancelled after the team behind the nostalgic makeover apparently received "credible threats" to their safety.
In a statement via their now deleted Twitter account, the SUP3R5 team said: "Last night, our team began receiving credible threats to their safety. We take these threats seriously. We aren't willing to risk the safety and well-being of our team, or the potential impact this would bring on your order."
It's unclear whether the alleged threats were issued by disgruntled customers who missed out on securing a console or whether Sony has stepped in and threatened legal action, but we'll be searching for more answers in the coming days such as whether customers are indeed receiving a full refund and why users seemingly can't delete their payment information.
For those who did order one of the 304 PS2-themed PS5 consoles on sale, all orders have been abruptly cancelled.
"All existing orders will be cancelled and fully refunded in the coming days," SUP3R5 said. "We intended this to be a fun way to celebrate a shared nostalgia. As it turns out, there are people out there who are willing to interfere with that."