PS5 sells out for £800 as Xbox owners race to ditch the console

XBOX owners racing to give up their console for a PS5 is a shock.

After the news that Sony bought Bungie – the studio behind Halo and Destiny – Google saw an increase in people who are looking for a way to sell their Xbox.

PS5 listings on eBay exceed the console's retail value, with some listings as high as £800


PS5 listings on eBay exceed the console’s retail value, with some listings as high as £800
An upbeat eBay seller has listed a PS5 Digital Edition for £8,000


An upbeat eBay seller has listed a PS5 Digital Edition for £8,000

Avid players may end up being locked out of their favorite games because of the platform’s exclusivity.

Similarly, when Microsoft announced its intention to acquire Activision, the makers of Call of Duty, there was a panic about the future of the series.

Both Sony and Microsoft have the rights to make their newly adopted shooters exclusive on their respective consoles.

And it looks like players have already considered switching hardware, but Xbox players considering switching to PS5 will have to pay more.

A year after its launch, the console sold for more than £800 in eBay.

There was a flurry of PS5 listings soaring at launch as distributors stocked up with bots and sold it to desperate gamers.

Although the price is not as high as a year ago, it is still almost double the price.

Although replenished regularly, resellers and scalers are still popular, meaning the least expensive option is still buying directly from the retailer.

You can buy a brand new PS5 for £449.99, or pick up the cheaper Digital Edition for £349.99.

Sony’s console is still hard to get, and the scarcity is expected to continue this year.

The company even had to lower its forecast for PS5 sales for the year by more than three million units to cover the shortfall.

If you’re looking for a PS5, you should keep an eye on inventory trackers and wait for them to be added.

Scalpers will eventually have to reduce the price of the console to something more practical, so holding out is the best option.

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