Sony announced before Thanksgiving and Black Friday that there will be new PlayStation 5 consoles coming into stock in the near future.

  • Sony said: “We want to thank gamers everywhere for making the PS5 launch our biggest console launch ever. Demand for PS5 is unprecedented, so we wanted to confirm that more PS5 inventory will be coming to retailers before the end of the year - please stay in touch with your local retailers.”

Since the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X debuted, finding a device has been a hard task for many. Online retailers haven’t had any. Some are reselling the devices for thousands on eBay, Amazon and other online retail websites.

In fact, some people paid $10,000 to $32,000 for new PS5 and Xbox One X consoles since they remain so in demand right now, as I wrote for the Deseret News.

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We often see this when new video game consoles drop online. It’s nothing new for consoles to disappear from shelves. It’s become even more of a thing since internet bots will snag up a number of consoles available through online retailers and then resell them elsewhere.

  • “What they do is basically look at any high-demand item, and they look at how you purchase them and then develop a bot to do that,” Cequence Security’s Jason Kent told CBS Moneywatch. “Then they go to their ‘market’ and say, ‘I have a bot that will go buy PS5s — it’s $300 if you want to buy (the bot).’”
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