After a busy week of launch, the PS5 and Xbox Series X / S have been hard to find so far, as new shares are bought almost as soon as they fall. Some blame the shortage of shares for bots that buy scalper consoles, and while we can’t know how many of the purchases were made by bots, there are certainly many next-generation consoles listed for high prices on Ebay.
While it was inevitable that consoles would end up on Ebay with inflated prices, it seems that resellers are also making a good deal. A review of the PS5 lists sold during the day shows that consoles usually cost between $ 850 and $ 1
One of the most lucrative recent listings we found was a digital PS5 with a price tag of up to $ 1645, thanks to 34 bids made through Ebay’s auction system. Another happier customer found the digital version of the PS5 for “only” $ 850.
The ads seem to have reached the staggering $ 14,493 that an Ebay user paid to pre-order the digital edition of the PlayStation 5 back in September – before the console was actually released. Some ads still offer to place your pre-orders without actually having a console on hand for sale.
The Xbox Series X and S have undergone slightly more reasonable resale prices. The ads sold show that people buy new Xboxes for about $ 800 for the Series X or closer to $ 450 for the Series S, with the official price being $ 500 for the X and $ 300 for the S, the cheapest of the new generation consoles.
While unsold ads on Ebay show that people still want up to $ 10,000 for new consoles, sold ads show that most people aren’t willing to pay too much more than $ 1,000 for resold consoles. The fact that people pay inflated prices for scalpers shows how much demand there is for next-generation consoles.
It appears that Amazon does not currently allow third-party vendors to list PS5s for sale, which is likely to reduce the type of pricing that takes place on Ebay. If you want to try your hand at getting a next-generation console without paying too much for it, check out our PS5 purchase guide or the Xbox Series X and S guide.