PS5: The shortage of semiconductors continues and it is always difficult to obtain a Playstation 5. The Sony console is however findable, provided you grab it on the fly.
[Updated May 17, 2022 07:00 AM] Since its release in November 2020, the PS5 has had a strange existence. Virtually out of stock for more than eighteen months, the next-gen according to Sony is still the most popular gift for gamers, far ahead of its competitor the Xbox Series X. It is true that the performance of the PS5 is high fly, with a resolution that can support 4K and up to 120 fps. But to enjoy the console, you first have to find it, and to find it, you have to be responsive. We're listing all the console drops live this Tuesday, although none are officially scheduled for now.
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 all the same that certain sites have their particular operation for the sales of the console. 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.