A few weeks ago, we shared a report on the activities of organized reseller groups in the United States since the launch of the Xbox Series X and PS5. Locally, we could talk about pure speculation, but this time we’re talking about organized groups that could have made a profit of up to $ 30 million from the resale of both consoles.
Michael driscoll, group analyst USG Corporation detailed the console resale situation after the recent launch of the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5. The high demand for both and the scarcity of units available in the market as well as the almost exclusive sale online made the perfect combination for these Scalpers groups may have made huge profits selling these systems on platforms like eBay.
PS5 and Xbox Series X online sales promote these practices
- Xbox Series X: $ 8,609,715.00
- Xbox S Series: $ 1,481,654.00
- PlayStation 5 (standard): $ 14,742,432.00
- PlayStation 5 (digital): $ 4,294,061.00
Currently the most coveted retailer versions are the versions with a Blu Ray player, the PlayStation 5 tops the list of best selling consoles by retailers, followed by the Xbox Series X. Some stores like Walmart in the States United reported having had to block around 20 million bots that wanted to purchase the available units of the next-gen consoles.
Currently it is still nearly impossible to get one of the two consoles in most countries of the world, every unit that is made and reaches retailers is already rewarded and the rest ends up in the hands of those speculators who make their own. August particularly at the expense of reselling both consoles for a much higher value than the real one.