PS5: After the great return of the console to many sellers this Wednesday, we expect movement among the other major players in the market at the end of the week. Because getting to afford a PS5 in 2022 is still a very nice gift.
[Updated May 19, 2022 at 10:47 a.m.] The PS5 has become the center of gaming news since its release in November 2020. And for good reason, eighteen months that the brand new console is out of stock. A blow for Sony which is struggling to achieve correct sales figures, and for players who are struggling to obtain a copy of the console. The fault of a global shortage of semiconductors also hitting the market for graphics cards and automobiles. But all is not lost, to buy the console, you have to react quickly, and to do this, we have gathered all the information you need for your purchase, as well as a follow-up of restocking from French and European retailers.
We keep an eye on the side of CDiscount, Micromania, and Fnac. But yesterday was very rich in restocking. The console appeared at CDiscount precisely, but also at Micromania and on Amazon DE. It is therefore quite unlikely that these retailers will put the console back on sale this weekend. On the other hand, we are still waiting for movement on the side of certain major players in the market such as Fnac and Amazon France. We stay connected to inform you of restocking of PS5 in the minute. In addition, if you want to take advantage of the console as soon as possible at all costs, know that you can find it at a high price at Rakuten.
After a month rich in stock for the Sony console, restocking is slowing down, except for a few copies put on sale by Auchan on Monday. But the situation is a good omen for potential buyers of the Playstation 5, who are seeing an increase in the "drops" of the console. If you want to prepare effectively for the next restocking (which will probably take place this Tuesday morning), you can always consult the various shopping tips, techniques and tips on our article below:
It is also possible to regularly find stocks of PS5 at Rakuten. However, the console is sold there at a high price. We only recommend this option if you really can't get your hands on the PS5 at its base price (when it is available).
The month of May starts with bad news that can be found in a CNBC article. In a recent interview with Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, the newspaper posed the sore question, and asked for an estimated duration of the shortage of semiconductors which penalizes the computer markets, home consoles and of the automobile. The answer is not very reassuring: "We believe that the global shortage of semiconductors will extend to 2024, despite our previous estimates (2023), because the shortages are now hitting equipment and some production lines will be under severe pressure. ." Bad news for the market for home consoles and graphics cards.
Of course, the sites of French retailers can at any time offer the Playstation 5 again. Sales that alternate between the console alone or packs including console, controllers, games and accessories. Note, however, that some sites have their own particular operation for console sales. For example, sales on Amazon are exclusively for Amazon Prime members (try Prime here) and are particularly tough since all of Europe can benefit. At Géant Casino, you will need to pre-order the console before going to pick it up in store, while at CDiscount and Micromania it is very rare to find the console alone, but rather in packs. You can find all our buying advice as well as the best offers for used consoles, games and accessories on our article above.