One of the best things about PS5 and Xbox Series X restocks becoming more common is that scalpers are being forced to drop their prices for the next-gen consoles.
Ever since the new PlayStation and Xbox line-up arrived in November 2020, scalpers have been a major issue. Resellers who snatch up stock using bots have been plaguing online restocks for over a year now, with no solution in sight.
Although some stores take drastic measures to counter next-gen scalpers, many simply let bots purchase consoles in a second. Because of this advantage, many resellers have dozens of PS5 or Xbox consoles while others struggle to find one.
Over the last year, we’ve seen scalpers selling PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles for insane prices. We’ve even seen a few instances where gamers have trolled scalpers for revenge, wasting their time and money.
But now, it seems that those with a lot of consoles leftover are struggling to sell their stock. And because of increased supply, resellers are being forced to lower their prices on PS5 and Xbox Series X consoles.
Resellers Are Struggling to Sell PS5 and Xbox Series X Consoles
In recent weeks, supply is up and demand is down for the PS5 and Xbox Series X. And it seems that scalpers are being forced to reduce their prices just to shift their stock.
After a year of driving up the prices, resellers are finally having to adjust their stock to nearer market value. According to new reports, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X are becoming more common in 2022.
In fact, we got another major PS5 and Xbox Series X restock today, which made a lot of gamers very happy.
Now, taking a look at popular reseller sites such as StockX and eBay, it’s clear that there’s a shift in the market. Prices for the PS5 and Xbox Series X are at an all-time low, with some recent sales going for just over market value.
Meanwhile, many scalpers are attempting to sell their consoles for a higher price, only to be met with 0 bids as the auction expires.
There’s still some price-gouging out there, of course. After all, since you can’t just walk into a store and buy a PS5, resellers are still taking advantage.
But it seems that the next-gen supply shortage could finally be coming to an end. And because of this, scalpers are beginning to lose their market.
And since this retailer sells the Xbox Series X in-store every day, it’s clear that the time for scalpers to run wild is finally at an end.