You can get a PS5 at StockX, but you’ll pay extra for it
The console is sold out at most retailers, but available to the rich and desperate.
The PS5 has been sold out since seconds after it was available. Stock will replenish eventually (uh... we hope?), but if you’re willing to shell out extra cash to avoid waiting, you can buy second-hand consoles at less than 100% markup. As of publishing, you can bid $905 for a brand new Playstation 5.
Sony PS5 PlayStation 5 (US Plug) Blu-Ray Edition Console 3005718 White - stockx.com899.00Shop Now
If you do this, you’re supporting scalpers, but I’ll let you decide whether the moral implications of that keep you up all night.
You can also pick up the Playstation 5’s main competitor, the XBox Series X, on the site at a similar markup. As of publishing you can bid on a Series X for $727.
Microsoft Xbox Series X (US Plug) RRT-00001/RRT-00010 Black - stockx.com705.00Shop Now
Undoubtedly, the biggest release for either console is Cyber Punk 2077, an open-world action game starring Keanu Reeves. The game is only available for past-generation consoles right now, but developer Projekt Red has promised that an upcoming free upgrade, coming in 2021, will be available to anyone who purchases the game now – even if they only play it on last generation consoles.
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The Sony Playstation 5 and Microsoft XBox Series X are the successors to the Playstation 4 and XBox One, respectively, and the first new console from either company in seven years. The next most recent console would be the phenomenally successful Nintendo Switch, released in 2017, and also only rarely found available at its MSRP.