PLAYSTATION owners are flogging their brand new consoles for more than double the price on eBay.
The PS5 has been out for around three months – but they’re fiendishly difficult to get a hold of.
Resellers were peddling the console for thousands of pounds in the days after launch.
But even two months into 2021, the PS5 is still in such high demand that people are selling the console for £1,000 on eBay.
Sony launched the PS5 in mid November, charging £350 for the digital version and £450 for the full-fat console with a disc tray.
Ever since, stock has vanished in a matter of minutes – and even seconds.
Many gamers were left without a console for Christmas, due to high demand and a widespread scalping issue.
It means PS5 units are still going for exorbitant sums on websites like eBay.
HOAR saw listings as high as £1,000, which is £550 more than the actual console price.
And when viewing “completed listings”, buyers had paid well over £700 to secure a console.
Sony has promised more stock in 2021.
And insiders have revealed that some of the delays are linked to shortages of the chips that power the consoles.
It’s expected that these shortages will be over by June or July.
Sony launched two versions of the PlayStation 5 in the US on November 12, and in the UK on November 19.
The full PS5 costs £449/$499, while a Digital Edition without a disc tray is priced at £359/$399.
They’re up against the Xbox Series X (£449) and Xbox Series S (£249), which hit shelves worldwide November 10.
All four consoles have been sold out around the world, with stock seesawing in and out of availability over the past few weeks.
The PS5 launched with major exclusive games like Spider-Man Miles Morales and a revamped version of Dark Souls for players to enjoy.
Xbox gamers, on the other hand, have a new Halo title to look forward to later this year.
In other news, HOAR’s favourite alternative to a games console is the Oculus Quest 2 VR headset.
Grab a VR headset and you’ll be able to play the legendary Beat Saber – like Guitar Hero, but with lightsabers.
And Dell’s Alienware R10 Ryzen Edition is a gaming PC powerhouse that crushes both the new consoles.