PlayStation 5 is finally out and scalpers are already selling the new Sony console well above its standard price. Some price tags go up to $ 1700.
The PS5 sold out on the night of pre-orders launch and continues to be sold when new pre-orders are released. If you don’t have a pre-order, you can’t buy a PS5 in stores right now, so naturally, console followers are looking online.
Scalpers take advantage of this demand by selling the PS5 at prices several times its standard price. So what does eBay look like?
When it turns out that Amazon isn’t selling any PS5 at this time, eBay seems to be where scalpers tried to sell their consoles. These third-party sellers are free to make as much as they want, so we see prices as high as $ 1749.
Official online retailers such as GameStop, Walmart, and Sony continue to announce that more stock will soon be available and will sell the console at its standard price.
If you’re left without a PS5 on launch day, you should know that Sony has no plans to abandon PS4 owners anytime soon. The company recently said that the full transition from PS4 to PS5 will likely take three years. If you manage to get a PS5 today, use a LAN cable to transfer data from your PS4 to your PS5.