PS5: Japanese retailers check boxes to monitor console resale

One year after the launch, getting a PlayStation 5 console is still difficult. Lack of semiconductors, which are essential components for the manufacturing of these machines, has led to a shortage in stock and the outcrop by speculators through the resale.

PS5: Japanese retailers check boxes to monitor console resale

One year after the launch, getting a PlayStation 5 console is still difficult. Lack of semiconductors, which are essential components for the manufacturing of these machines, has led to a shortage in stock and the outcrop by speculators through the resale. VGC reports that some Japanese retailers are marking console boxes in an effort to combat resellers.

Since last month, the Nojima Denki chain has implemented new policies. In the queues, they place the name of the buyer beside the PS5 boxes. They also damaged the packaging of DualSense controllers. PSU now claims that GEO, a Japanese electronics store has taken the necessary steps to resolve the issue. Customers have been informed that will mark all boxes that they sell.

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Resellers are being punished

It is not unusual in Japan to sell the PS5 using a similar procedure to the lottery. GEO does the same. The new terms were announced by the chain last week. According to this news, the chain informed customers that they will open the package and the DualSense. Some chains have decided to limit sales for members of their loyalty programs that include credit cards.

The market is now affected by the semiconductor problem. Also, the stock of Xbox Series X/X and Xbox Series S was extremely limited. The production issues with Nintendo Switch OLED have also affected them. The situation seems to be going on well into 2022. There is no end date for the crisis. People who wish to get a next-generation console Christmas present will need to be patient and lucky.

Updated Date: 23 November 2021, 09:03

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