News hardware PS5 and Xbox Series X: this is a first since their release, stocks are holding!
A year and a half after their release, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, the famous “Next Gen” consoles, are still difficult to find on the shelves of specialized brands, even if we are slowly beginning to glimpse the end of the ordeal. It is therefore no longer rare to see PS5 stocks hold online for several minutes while the Xbox Series X is available immediately without waiting.
- November 2020, release of the PS5 and Xbox Series and the start of the ordeal for all
- June 2022, the PS5 is still nowhere to be found, but it is coming back
- June 27, 2022, the Xbox Series X is available for self-service at Amazon, Cdiscount, Micromania, etc.
November 2020, release of the PS5 and Xbox Series and the start of the ordeal for all
Released respectively on November 10 and 12, 2020, the Xbox Series X and the PS5 were to mark a turning point in the history of video games (like each generation before them). Resolutely turned towards the future, they were called, and are still called, the “Next Gen” consoles.
However, more than a year and a half after their release, the flagship consoles from Microsoft and Sony are still not found in supermarkets or specialized shops. If you were planning on being offered one by grandma who goes to Carrefour on Thursday afternoon to do her shopping, spoiler alert: it’s still not for tomorrow.
Nowadays, the only “honest” way to get one of the two consoles is to order online by scanning Tech information sites and good deals (including JV of course) or spending time, lots of time, on Discord channels dedicated to graphics cards and consoles while being faster (and luckier) than others.
For those in a hurry, or the less scrupulous, there is an alternative, go through the famous scalpers, who resell the consoles at double or triple the price on resale sites like eBay, Le Bon Coin, etc… If the method is debatable, it is infallible, but it is very expensive (often more than 1000 €…).
Between the incessant shortages, the difficulties of supply and the games which continue to run on the previous generation, it is difficult to feel a truly new and different breath. And despite all this, the PS5 and the Xbox Series X are real boxes and are selling like hot cakes.
June 2022, the PS5 is still nowhere to be found, but it is coming back
Besides, it’s such a hassle to get one of these consoles at launch, that we continue to call them “Next Gen” consoles when we should rather be talking about “New Gen” consoles. But as long as the majority of gamers are still stuck on the previous generation and games continue to release in a “cross gen” fashion (games that release on both PS4/Xbox One and PS5/Xbox Series), it’s hard to say. fully enter this famous New Gen that we are desperately waiting for.
We are not going to lie to each other, as of June 27, finding a PS5 is still a small miracle and if the stocks now hold one or two minutes at the time of a “drop”, against less than a second until now, you always need to have the right information to be available and ready to click at the slightest little alert.
Nevertheless, it cannot be denied that the drops are more frequent and that they last longer. The hope of the famous “return to normal” is now possible, perhaps not for this year (it will still be difficult to have a PS5 at Christmas), but for the beginning of next year. crossing your fingers.
- See PS5 Stock at Amazon
- See PS5 stocks at Fnac
- See PS5 stocks at Cdiscount
- Check PS5 stocks at Micromania
- See PS5 stocks at Boulanger
June 27, 2022, the Xbox Series X is available for self-service at Amazon, Cdiscount, Micromania, etc.
Xbox Series X or PS5, the problem is the same since the launch of the two machines, rupture, rupture, rupture…
We talked about it long, wide and across, the reasons are so many, Covid crisis, closing of factories, shortage of electronic components, very high demand for Tech products as a whole which have a snowball effect and which lead to this situation. And if, as we saw above, it is still very tense on the side of the PS5, we note the best on the side of Microsoft and the Xbox Series X.
As of this writing, the console is available for direct purchase at Amazon at its normal price of 499€or as a pack with an Elite controller or with the Flight Simulator game at Cdiscount at €649 or €599 for example. Last example, at Micromania, a pack including the console, a controller, an official Xbox headset and the Halo Infinite game is available for just €599.97.
In short, the Next Gen should soon be able to finally give way to the New Gen!
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