The PlayStation 5 was released a little over a year ago. No luck, between the health crisis and the big shortage of components that is ravaging the tech market in general, the next gen is struggling to settle in all homes. Our most reliable sources are unanimous: there will be no return to normal for quite a while.
But that’s no reason to despair! Almost every day, there is at least one big online merchant who puts a few copies of today’s most popular game console back on the shelves. We advise you not to waste another second, the backlogs generally only last a small handful of minutes.
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The precision “true price” may not sound like much, but it is essential. Technically, the PlayStation 5 is ALWAYS available. But, most of the time, the price displayed is quite a lot higher than the selling price recommended by Sony and practiced in all the major classic brands (i.e. around € 500 for the classic PS5 with disc player and 400 € for the PS5 Digital Edition).
Why ? Because of a handful of people who have found a way to make money with a morally questionable technique: scalping. Scalpers spend a considerable amount of time scouring physical and virtual stores in search of the precious console. The idea is to take advantage of the shortage and desperation of people to sell the console several hundred euros above its normal price.
If you don’t want to wait any longer, have the cash and don’t have ethical concerns about getting rich scalpers, we recommend you visit Rakuten. The platform is reliable and the sellers are all rated on it. There are almost always PS5s above 600 €.
Either way, rather than giving your money away to scalpers, we strongly recommend that you wait for a return to stock at regular online merchants. As long as you don’t buy from a third-party reseller (like Amazon Marketplace for example), you won’t have any bad surprises and the console will be 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!