Considering that gaming consoles do a lot more than just let you play games and that bricks and mortar retailers are increasingly looking to rent out floorspace to cut costs and maybe improve foot traffic, it doesn’t seem beyond the realm of possibility that Sony would be setting up PlayStation 4 demo kiosks in Home Depot. But it just isn’t so, says the home improvement chain.
Late last week, Gamepur.com posted an image, taken from Reddit, claiming to be an under-construction PS4 kiosk that would soon be going up in the store’s Lawn & Garden section, and that visitors to the store would get hands-on access to the console that comes out Nov. 15 in the U.S.
But the Atlanta Journal-Constitution checked with Home Depot, which denied the kiosks and said they were “Just rumors.”
Home Depot does sell a limited number of Sony products for the home, but has not generally been the go-to place for gaming consoles.