One jobsworth at French supermarket chain Cora has attached a warning to its PlayStation 5 display, informing unsuspecting customers to choose their console carefully following Microsoft’s near-$70 billion buyout of Activision Blizzard. It’s added a handwritten clarification in parenthesis to the bottom of the note which simply reads: Call of Duty.
Of course, it’s likely that the first-person shooter series will remain on Sony’s systems for the foreseeable future, as sources suggest that the publisher has planned at least three further entries in the franchise for PS5 and PS4. It’s unknown what will happen beyond that, but Xbox chief Phil Spencer has expressed a “desire” to continue to support PlayStation platforms.
It’s unclear whether this notice has been posted in all 60 of Cora’s French stores, or if this is just the efforts of an individual location. Sony’s unlikely to be particularly happy with the poster, however – although, it’s not like you can find PS5 stock easily even if you want to. We’re curious how many consumers would actually be deterred by a message like this, to be honest.