The PS5 reportedly sold nearly as many units as all other systems combined in the UK during July 2021.
So PS5 almost outsold Series,Switch PS4 Xbox One together yeah tthats pretty damn good.
love how the title and subsequent sentence contradict themselves :P
"...but is Sony REALLY winning the console war?" -some "journalist", probably
Gotta get those clicks.
Exactly. Simply point and laugh!
Everyone has got to eat.
Amazing accomplishment, but there will be still «news» like: Is Sony Doomed? or Selling to many PS5 is a problem? Does selling consoles really matter?
Just think, this was a certain brands second largest region.
I think many dont understand what it really means to be breaking the PS4 records without having enough consoles to meet the demand after eight or nine months.
The alfa of consoles doing its thing, not surprised 😏
Consoles in the u.k only sale a few thousand a week... Celebrating 20k a month isn't some grand achievement 🤣
Soo.. 16 more than what you have 🤣
Next up: “Why selling 10mil is bad for gamers and Sony”…
I am still seeing thousands of online PS5 listings for $1k plus. Theres no way these are all in consumers hands. There are likely thousands of scalpers with multiple consoles sitting in a warehouse. Either way, its good that the consoles are selling as it means consoles are not going away! I just hope Sony is able to flood the stores so those damn scalpers can get left holding the bag. FFFFF them
Still can't believe how hard it is to buy one RRP. 9 months on and CEX here in the UK are still selling them at £695 second hand lol.
Thats becuase the sales are mostly scalpers reselling them for some kind of profit. Dont buy them from a scalper! F them! Id be interested to see how many active PS5 players there are vs consoles sold. Garbage scalpers have thousands and thousands of consoles sitting around its bullshit. There are gamers that will actually buy and use them! Even if there arent that many games available, theres enough to satisfy most gamers! Unleash the consoles you hateful shitty scalpers!
I think I heard on Gameranx that only 15% of the PS5 stock has gone to scalpers. Its millions but, it seems most PS5's are in gamers hands.
Tbh I do agree scalpers probably have a fair few to make a quick profit. But I think without the scalpers. There would still be a demand for it.
Def would still be demand. I mean, its a great system with a lot of potential. Im just annoyed that my most anticipated game (Horizon) is getting pushed back. Ive played everything I want and really hope they have something lined up for this holiday season. Horizon is a tough void to fill and it seems just about everything is 2022 and beyond. And I dont believe its only 15% of total stock with as many people as Ive seen failing to get one on twitter and various gaming sites. Scalpers are a plague though regardless and even 15% is unacceptable with as much as they are charging on a resale. I want them to suffer. I want to be able to hear about a scalper that bought 100 consoles get stuck with them, even having to sell them at a discount to get rid of them. Theyre almost as bad as the gas and toilet paper hoarders. F all of em!!!!!
Go to Stock Informer and turn on email notifications. You can even keep the website open and set it to make a sound when it detects stock. I have regularly been able to order from the likes of Studio or Very without any issue after they have emailed me. The problem is, they are usually sold in bundles. Sadly I am trying to buy on Amazon as I have a lot of gift cards and I have NEVER been able to get one. Even in the last week when the drops have been exclusive to Prime members, the stock has been sniped within seconds. By the time I get notified, they are gone. It sounds like production is ramping up though and drops are definitely more regular. Good luck in your hunt.
If youre having a hard time, go to B & H Photo, sign up for Email notifications. I was able to score one for a close friend this way! Once they have them in stock, you will get a one time link and have 72 hours to make the purchase I only waited 2 weeks this way. No forced bundle, just straight up cost. I also paid no sales tax! My friend was very happy and gave me an extra $50 for good measure, but I was just happy to help him score!
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