One year after its launch, grab a PlayStation 5 and / or a Xbox Series X it is still very complicated. It’s all due to the semiconductor crisis that is affecting other technology products, such as graphics cards, and other industries, such as automotive. That is, if you want to acquire a Xbox Series S You will not have problems to buy it in physical stores or through the internet, or even finance it with Xbox All Access. Despite this, it is not impossible get one this Christmas. In this article we review the current situation of the stock and we give you some advice to get the latest generation machines.
During this week there have been PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X reruns in some Spanish stores, but in a trickle. Some physical stores have received very few units of the Sony console. In the case of Microsoft’s machine, it has been seen stock in very specific stores on the peninsula (on the MediaMarkt Canarias website, which only distributes to the islands, they have repeatedly replaced a pack with an extra controller and games).
As for online stores, let’s focus first on PS5. Our sources indicated that stores will receive supplies between Monday and Wednesday. This will be the last consignment PlayStation 5 that will arrive in our country in 2021. Apparently so far it does not seem that they have been put on sale yet. Or at least, not all stores.
On the website of Carrefour was available momentarily on Tuesday December 21st a pack of PS5 Digital Edition with an extra DualSense and Pulse 3D headphones. It is said that at some point this week stock will be replenished in Amazon SpainIt has also happened in the British and French divisions of that store. The Xtralife store opened a raffle giving away the possibility of getting a console when they are available.
However, there are exclusive packs. In Media Markt Y The English Court sell packages of more than 2,700 euros including a television high-end games and extra controls. Also, orange customers can be made with two PS5 packs: one with reader which includes two games and other digital which includes a PS Plus subscription. CaixaBank customers can also buy three different packages (1, 2 Y 3) of more than 800 euros.
Regarding Xbox Series X, this Monday December 20th MediaMarkt’s online store replenished stock for those who had the console in their cart from previous purchase attempts. That same day they recovered loose units and in packages in Amazon Spain which lasted about 20 minutes. On Tuesday December 21 Amazon Spain was back in stock of the console, individual and with extras, for about an hour.
The Microsoft official store has not put new units for sale so far. We recommend you follow Xbox Spain on Twitter (and activate the notifications in the mobile application) because they usually warn before stock replenishment.
There are Telegram groups dedicated to video game offerings that, due to the shortage of next-gen consoles, also notify when stock is replenished of PS5 and Xbox Series X in some store. The channels that we recommend are dedicated to that exclusively, except for some very succulent offer in games and / or accessories for PlayStation and Xbox.
It is the most effective method because the notification goes directly to the phone or PC and if you see the message quickly, chances are good that you will get a of the machines (although it will also happen to you many times that they remove them from your hands while you pay). It is a tough process, but be strong.
A well-known application and social network to search for bargains and alerts is Chollmetro, that thanks to his alerts keep us informed from when is there any promotion available, being able to select keywords to give us the alarm. To activate these alerts:
- Install the Chollmetro app.
- Click on bill (Bottom right)
- In Alerts, click on Create an alert.
- Choose the keywords PS5 and PlayStation 5 or XSX and Xbox Series X and select in Avsame when the bargain is: “New“.
- Tap on Keep.
Beyond the two methods that we have listed above that we believe are the most effective here we leave you with other tips and tricks to have a better chance of getting an Xbox Series X or a PS5, something that will be difficult to do since as soon as there is stock they are sold out in a few minutes.
- Have on your mobile installed apps of the stores where you will want to buy the PS5 or Xbox Series X.
- Register in all stores in which you will buy it and leave fill in all the necessary data to make the purchase as quickly as possible.
- Look at the social networks and check the stock from time to time from the stores manually in case the flute sounds (although with the methods that we have set you this should not be necessary).
- Check if stores have stock alert services. Shops like PcComponentes have an “Avsame” system to alert when there is stock.
- Think before you buySee if the price is right and, if the PS5 or Xbox Series X comes in a pack, take a look at whether the games or accessories included are to your liking.