The debut of the new Sony home console saw the expected heir of PlayStation 4 land on the market, but some problems have affected the launch of the PS5.
In particular, fans have complained about a general difficulty in winning the hardware, the result quickly sold out at major physical and online distributors. The difficulties involved both the opening of pre-orders in September and the recent online sale of PlayStation 5. Activated on Day One following the impossibility of proceeding with the in-store sale linked to the Covid-19 emergency, the latter saw the stocks of the product evaporate. Just as quickly, many private retailers made their appearance on the net, offering PS5s for sale at crazy prices.
If these circumstances are partly attributable to insufficient stocks to meet demand, – even following production problems attributable to the pandemic – the speculation it seems to have played an important role in turn. To offer a glimpse in this sense is a recent one inquiry of Business Insider, who contacted the managers of an organized group of “professional resellers” known as CrepChiefNotify. Based in the UK, the latter is asking for one entry fee between 40 and 530 dollars, in exchange for which it offers a series of services aimed at guaranteeing the possibility of win highly sought-after products to then resell.
Among the consumer goods that have ended up in the crosshairs of the organization, which does not even disdain the use of bot, also figure PlayStation 5. Managers have unveiled a Business Insider to have managed to win around 2,500 of them when they went on sale on Day One, while at the opening of pre-orders they had accumulated a further 1,000. This group, alone, therefore managed to steal circa 3.500 PlayStation to the traditional commercial circuit and to place them on the secondary market. The group’s activities – it is said – have expanded considerably at the same time as the pandemic, with the strengthening of the digital market. For example, a sudden surge in demand for outdoor hot tubs during the lockdown, led CrepChiefNotify to monitor the sale of the product, to allow its affiliates to run out of stock.