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PS5 Console Scalping Should Be Illegal, Say Gamers

Should console scalping be illegal? PlayStation fans certainly think so, after seeing a scalper trying to sell dozens of PS5s for a huge profit!

PS5s are harder to get than ever, yet there are plenty of scalpers out there who own multiple consoles just to sell for profit.

With the new PlayStation having been out for almost a year now, gamers have finally had enough of console scalping and think that something should be done to stop resellers.

Luckily, not all consoles end up in the hands of scalpers. There could actually be plenty of PS5 restocks this week at Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and more.

Also, if you’re on the hunt for a PS5, you’ll want to use our stock trackers to get lightning-fast updates:


Should Console Scalping Be Illegal?

Retailers have already introduced some measures to prevent resellers like having a ‘priority pass’ queue system to buy PS5s or to only sell PS5 consoles in bundles. However, gamers think that more should be done to stop console scalpers.

A new post on the PS5Restock subreddit shows a photo of a scalper trying to sell dozens of PS5s online for a huge profit. A whopping $800 to be exact.

However, this is nothing compared to the huge scalper group who bought 3000 PS5s.

Instances like these have prompted the suggestion that scalping consoles should be illegal. This would be in order to give everyone a fair chance of getting the in-demand PS5 and Xbox Series X.

However, even if this suggestion would be great for gamers, it would require changes in the law to actually implement it. Therefore, don’t get your hopes up at the prospect of outlawing console scalping any time soon.

Also Read: Trolls Are Scamming PS5 & Xbox Series X Scalpers For Revenge

In more encouraging news, the PS5 stock shortage could finally be over soon. This is especially good news as Sony could release a PS5 Pro in 2023.

Also, find out how to watch PlayStation Showcase 2021. This will be Sony’s biggest event of the year and will feature plenty of PS5 game reveals.

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Comments 4



Friday 10th of September 2021

Scalping tickets is illegal. With the chip shortage and people an entire year later still looking for a PS5 or an Xbox X, it's getting ridiculous. Suppliers should start selling in stores again as well.


Friday 10th of September 2021

They should be banned from all stores (online and in person) for life!! Unless they sacrifice all profits to charity with proof of payment! The remaining stock should be donated to childrens homes or charity too! Only the charity themselves are allowed to sell it as long its not above the rrp!


Wednesday 8th of September 2021

If it weren't for the people buying them then it wouldn't be a problem

Tuesday 7th of September 2021

All it is garbage

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