PS5: All our tips for finding it in stock this summer

This summer, the Playstation 5 could very well be in your living room. At least that’s a strong possibility given the amount of resupply he’s going through right now. Here are all our tips for buying a PS5 without a hitch.


[Mis à jour le 30 juillet 2022 à 08h30] After more than eighteen months, the Playstation 5 has returned to a near-normal situation. The console is still in high demand among the French, but appears more and more often and longer and longer on the sites of French retailers. Stocks of consoles featured online for over fifteen minutes is a situation that seemed impossible a few months ago, but it is today. Restocking is delayed, and so are console stocks, but you’ll still need to follow a few tips for a quick and successful purchase. Here are ours.

For 18 months, shoppers have been battling to get their hands on the Playstation 5. The new game console is in high demand, and e-commerce sites are feeling it during a rare restocking and new promotions period. Indeed, on the latter, the crowd is large, with some pages completely collapsing in long queues. Speed ​​is the keyword of this new “sport”, which has certain rules that can be of great benefit to you. Indeed, each site has its own job, and this slide contains a few tricks to help you make a purchase as quickly as possible.

Where can I find used PS5s?

Console Sony PlayStation 5 Standard Edition

Console Sony PlayStation 5 Standard Edition

When it comes to used consoles, you will always be able to find a Playstation 5 for resale. A new or used Sony console has a real value well above its base price, and resellers understand this. Although the resale price of the Playstation 5 has fallen by several hundred euros in recent months, it remains very high, despite some interesting offers on the Rakuten website. A purchase that remains reserved for the most motivated players who want to avoid the waltz of drops and purchases at full speed. Just be aware that the PlayStation 5 Digital costs €399, while the standard one costs €499.

As you have already understood, the Playstation 5 belongs to the generation of consoles released directly from the warehouse. Remember when Sony’s last console was released it was November 2020 and the coronavirus pandemic was at its peak, paralyzing economies around the world. Southeast Asia, a leading producer of semiconductor metals used in the manufacture of smart cards (i.e. processors and GPUs for consoles and PCs), has been hit hard, slowing down the production of consoles, graphics cards and even cars worldwide. A factor that is still being felt in the high-tech market, especially in the market for the latest generation of game consoles.

As far as the Playstation 5 and GPUs in general are concerned, things shouldn’t be back to normal before 2024. A prediction made by Pat Gelsinger, President and CEO of Intel, who confirms in an interview with CNBC that microchip production should bounce back. to its full potential by the end of 2023. An accurate experience, but a bad sign for console and PC gamers who expected to be able to enjoy a stable situation by the end of 2023 – the end of 2022.

The PS5 is still suffering from a shortage of supplies, and while this article isn’t infallible, it’s still aimed at giving you a weapon to try and buy a Sony console as soon as possible and without a hitch.

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