It’s been more than a year since the PS5 was released and more than a year since the noise of the hallway has multiplied. Anyone who predicted rapid inventory returns were wrong. The most serious analysts have nevertheless been clear from the start: this distressing shortage situation is set to last until 2023 at the very least.
In short, you are doomed by the shortage of electronic components which has not been helped by the health crisis or the increases in sea freight costs, among others. In short, whether for graphics cards or PS5: the situation is tense.
Despite everything, shortage or not, some merchants manage to put some PS5 back in stock from time to time! It is NOW. Hurry, it won’t last long.
Update 12/20/2023 at 5:00 p.m .: restocking of PS5 at Casino.
Why are we therefore talking about a “normal” price? Quite simply because the PS5 is technically still available but well beyond the recommended retail price, that is to say 400 € for the PS5 Digital Edition and 500 € for the classic PS5 with its Blu-Ray disc player.
You may be wondering how this dituation came about. If the PS5 is regularly seen at outrageous prices, it is because of the people we call “scalpers”. Who are these famous “scalpers”? The term was unknown to the battalion a few years ago. Today, he is on the lips of many players.
Scalpers spend their lives scouring the real and virtual world for rare products, like Pokémon cards … or PS5s. The idea is stupid: take advantage of the desperation of some people following the shortage to resell these rare products much more expensive than their normal prices.
That being said, some people have enough impatience and money to afford their PS5 several hundred euros more. Logically, if there were no buyers, there would be no scalpers. If you are one of those people and you absolutely want a PS5 under the tree, we invite you to take a look at Rakuten. There are quite a few third-party sellers there, scalpers or not, who often offer PS5s above the standard price. In general, there are new consoles between 600 € and 800 €.
This long introduction is finally over. Rather than feeding a juicy parallel market and unscrupulous sellers, we can only encourage you to watch closely for restocking from the most popular and trusted ecommerce sites. As long as you don’t buy from a third-party reseller (like Amazon Marketplace instead of Amazon for example), you will not have any bad surprises and the console will be sold for sure at its normal price.
The idea is to keep all of the tabs below open and monitor them closely.
To maximize your chances, you have to go further: open customer accounts with each of these big ecommerce sites and remember to enter your payment method. Whatever happens, you will need an account to checkout. Restockings only last a few minutes, every second counts. The time wasted creating an account and then paying is often decisive. Better, some merchants can even send you an alert in the event of a restocking!
It is also sometimes possible to have a PS5 by going to a physical store such as Micromania or Fnac. Some sell their PlayStation 5s as soon as they receive them and others do pre-orders: they then add you to a waiting list (often on payment of a deposit) and call you when they receive a PS5. This method also requires a lot of patience and finding a store that may have PlayStation 5s.
Finally, do not hesitate to follow our site. This news will be updated throughout the month. Our job is also to closely monitor each restocking, so you will be informed almost immediately. Courage, with determination and a little luck, it will eventually pass!