PS5: While the forecasts are bad news for the home console market, it is still possible to get a Playstation 5, provided you react quickly in case of restocking. Our live point.
[Updated May 16, 2022 8:36 AM] The Playstation will have had a funny first year of existence. The Sony console has been in a more than abnormal situation since its release in November 2020, in the midst of a coronavirus pandemic, and in the midst of a crisis in the semiconductor market. The PS5, in high demand due to its high-end performance and relatively reasonable price, has become a hot item, too hot even, for buyers who have been trying to obtain it for almost a year and a half. But if the competition is fierce, it is always possible to buy the console without going through resale sites (where it is offered at prices higher than its new value), provided you react within a minute in the event of restocking at a dealer.
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 asked 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.