The PlayStation 5 has officially launched, and resellers have wasted no time in trying to flip their console.
The PlayStation 5 has finally been released worldwide. It’s been a mad dash to snag a console, as stock has gone quick ever since the initial wave of pre-orders. While a lucky group will be receiving their consoles today, many are already looking to turn their fortune into a financial come-up. PS5 resellers are already listing the system at astronomical prices, looking to make a cheap profit off of the highly sought-after console.
It’s been a really frustrating start to the next generation of gaming if you were one of the many people that lost out in the first wave of PS5 pre-orders. With the promise of refilled stock on launch day, many hoped that today would be the day they’d score a next-gen console. Left with no other options, some have turned to resellers out of desperation. However, PS5 resellers are flipping the next-gen console at astronomical prices, with some coming in at nearly $2,000.
OH, those PS5 orders are already popping back up on Amazon. Pricing isn't too bad. pic.twitter.com/PQqjjU3sZt
— Brian Crecente (@crecenteb) November 12, 2020
One of these listings was spotted and shared by Twitter user Brian Crecente. Through Amazon, a reseller is charging a whopping $1,800 for the PS5. Things don’t stop here. A quick look at the Ebay page for the PS5 reveals dozens and dozens of listings of the new console, with prices more than double of the standard $499 and $399 that the system actually costs at retailers. There’s certainly something to be said about those that use opportunities like this to gouge money out of others.
Were you lucky enough to secure a PS5? If so, awesome! If not, be patient! Stock is constantly being refilled at various retailers, with multiple opportunities popping up every day. Even if you are willing to fork over more than $1,000 dollars for the PS5, be aware of scammers. Stick with Shacknews for the latest updates on the PlayStation 5.