The shortage of new generation consoles, that is, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, is a problem that prevented meeting the high demand for them and unfortunately, everything indicates that 2022 will be the same. This has led players and those interested in getting one to be attentive to the moment in which there are possibilities of purchase and proof of this is what has happened in the GameStop chain of stores during this holiday season.
The little stock of PS5 disappears in minutes in the USA
According to a report by GameRant, the sale of PlauyStation 5 has only lasted a few minutes each time there is stock in a branch or online store of GameStop, since the demand for the console is high and it is one of the most desired products during this holiday season. Although Christmas is over, that does not mean that the hype for buying a PS5 has diminished.
Also, the interest in getting the latest Sony console is such that customers are willing to buy the console bundled. The above after, true to its commercial practices for years, GameStop announced that the PS5 in its branches would be accompanied by other products, such as an additional DualSense, a charging station and gift cards for the store, PS Store and subscriptions. from PS Plus, all for just over $ 700 USD. According to GameStop, they do this to combat hoarders and resellers, but it has been a common practice in their stores, so there is no possibility of buying a PS5 at the suggested price.
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Console shortages will continue in 2022
Despite the shortage of consoles, caused by problems in the manufacture and distribution of semiconductors, PS5 has been making its way into the market and at times it has been able to fight with Switch the first places of sale. In that sense, it was reported that in Europe it is the best-selling console in 4 countries, although the dominance of Switch continues on the continent.
On the other hand, it is worth considering information related to the shortage of consoles and is that for the first time in years, this problem could affect Nintendo Switch, as recognized by Shuntaro Furukawa, president of the Japanese company who warned about this possibility.
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