PlayStation 5 Thread

PlayStation 5 Thread

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Flat6er

1,656 posts

177 months

Sunday 17th January
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Yeah. Bots are scum. Already offers above 900 for a screenshot of an order confirmation on eBay.

I know in the scheme of things, pandemic all that shiz, this is small potatoes. But it really feels like Sony could have done a far better job of this. 60 days post launch and people are still unable to even get a clue when stock is arriving so they can play "beat the bot".

There is fk all else to do at the moment so demand is high. Just not high enough to feed the scalpers.

Gazzas86

1,632 posts

138 months

Tuesday 19th January
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So John Lewis dropped this morning at around 9am, Were sold out in under 60 Secs, (bots most probably, Then GAME dropped at 10am, i just happened to refresh the page at 10, and was put straight in a que which i was in for 2 mins, then i was in.

I only wanted the Disk console, which was out of stock straight away, so i had to get a 'bundle' which was a console with an extra controller and managed to secure an order. Finally no more refreshing 8 different sites for me.

HorneyMX5

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4,903 posts

117 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Nice one. Amazing these are the first drops in over a month.

Yidwann

1,311 posts

177 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Missed out again, meh! The Bot protection on some of these sites is shocking!

Seanseansean

153 posts

54 months

Tuesday 19th January
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Flat6er said:
Yeah. Bots are scum. Already offers above 900 for a screenshot of an order confirmation on eBay.

I know in the scheme of things, pandemic all that shiz, this is small potatoes. But it really feels like Sony could have done a far better job of this. 60 days post launch and people are still unable to even get a clue when stock is arriving so they can play "beat the bot".
Sadly it’s out of Sony’s hands too.
It’s game, curry’s ect which should be working on it.
Also people need to stop buying off the scalpers.

I understand it’s crap but I’m in the same boat. Trying to get a ps5 since launch. No way I’m paying over retail.
Happily wait it out.

Lucas Ayde

2,551 posts

135 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Crazy that the shortage hasn't let up, even now. Not just PS5 either - just about any 'in-demand' item is nearly impossible to get hold of at 'normal price' any more. I fully expected the pre-Christmas shortages and price spikes on consoles and gfx cards but thought that it would be showing clear signs of easing by now.

Given the way that the economy is going, I think that higher prices of some kind are going to be here to stay. You can see PC gfx card suppliers re-price their new cards for example.

There's a deluge of freshly printed money being dumped into the markets/economy and lots of people stuck working at home with little to spend their cash on, accumulating disposable income.

Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Yeah I was certain you'd be able to get one with a little bit of effort by the end of January, but it doesn't look like that's going to happen. I don't plan on buying till around September anyway so it doesn't really make a difference to me, just very surprised that they're not much easier to get hold of.

hyphen

21,118 posts

57 months

Wednesday 20th January
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Lucas Ayde said:
Crazy that the shortage hasn't let up, even now. Not just PS5 either - .
Semi conductor shortage globally, some sectors such as car manufacturers cancelled their orders early covid and now are running out, so who ever pays the most will be prioritised. And margins on many other products will be higher than consoles.

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/industry-news/g...

CooperS

4,279 posts

186 months

Wednesday 20th January
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I wonder if like BMW Z8 prices a few years ago, scalpers have worked out if they continue to buy up the whole stock it'll allow them to control the market price.

The ease and the reward have seen the number of scalpers increase 1000 fold i'd imagine moving away from trainers and live event tickets to now anything which there is a trend and significant demand


Gazzas86

1,632 posts

138 months

Monday 25th January
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Amazon has stock now if your quick

BigMacDaddy

907 posts

148 months

Monday 25th January
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Didn't have any when I checked a few mins ago, but also didn't get the email from them to say it was back in stock, which I should do as I'm signed up for that....

Yidwann

1,311 posts

177 months

Monday 25th January
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BigMacDaddy said:
Didn't have any when I checked a few mins ago, but also didn't get the email from them to say it was back in stock, which I should do as I'm signed up for that....
Likewise!

Over over under steer

548 posts

90 months

Monday 25th January
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Darn I was too slow. These issues with bots is making me seriously consider building a gaming PC and moving away from consoles. I fancy iRacing and the other titles I play are all on PC (and cheaper)

HorneyMX5

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4,903 posts

117 months

Monday 25th January
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Yeah m tempted to try iracing after enjoying watching the various streams of this years Daytona 24.

Yidwann

1,311 posts

177 months

Monday 25th January
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I'm trying to do both at the moment.... the lack of PC components though is massive too!

Flat6er

1,656 posts

177 months

Tuesday 26th January
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2 large drops yesterday. Amazon. All gone in less than 5 mins. No alert from amazon. Relied on the twitter feeds checking live stock. No joy.

Also Argos dropped overnight. Argos restricted to collect only. And managed to spread the sales locally over several hours. But alas all gone by 7am..

This morning studio had a few but the que-it page page filled immediately and timed out so I guess demand outstripped supply again.


Quest continues.

Edited by Flat6er on Tuesday 26th January 08:08

mcdonaa

24 posts

90 months

Tuesday 26th January
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Surely all this supply/demand problem really isn't in Sony's best interest?

We now have the situation where there are thousands of consoles now sitting in Scalper's warehouses / garages. These consoles have been 'sold', yes - and the monies on their way to Sony...but don't these manufacturers normally make a loss on every console sold? Money is made on the games / DLC. All the time these consoles are sitting unopened and not powered on, they are not making money for Sony.

It seems like the manufacturers need to address this somehow (I don't have the answers!) Maybe pre-orders can go through Sony for say the first 3 months, whereby they can control distribution and 1 or 2 orders max per address, and address the bot problem with better CAPTCHA etc.

Yidwann

1,311 posts

177 months

Tuesday 26th January
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I doubt the retailers give two hoots to be honest, they make their profit margin on the consoles and they're all sold out instantly. I doubt they have any interest in fixing the problem unless it became a condition from Sony

Leicester Loyal

3,292 posts

89 months

Tuesday 26th January
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Would only become a problem is the Xbox Series S/X was easily available to get, as people would just go for that rather than the PS5.

The new Resident Evil demo looked decent, looking forward to eventually playing that. Think I need to start making a list of the PS games I want to play when I do eventually get a PS5, reckon it'll be at some point in the summer just before Fifa comes out.

cocopop

1,299 posts

172 months

Tuesday 26th January
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Very just had stock, for about 11 minutes.