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PS5. Sony’s console remains elusive for many French people who would like to move into the next-gen era. But there are still a few copies available at a reduced price, we help you find them.

[Mis à jour le 23 septembre 2022 à 12h30] The console game will take a little boost with the release of FIFA 23 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 in the coming weeks, two large, extremely popular licenses that will probably be accompanied by Playstation 5 packs bearing their image. Good news for buyers who will be able to take advantage of larger stocks at the start of autumn 2022. For the moment, Sony’s console remains extremely rare, making rare appearances on the net and in stores, to the chagrin of many consumers, who have been waiting for its return to stock for almost 2 years. We help you find the Playstation 5 and we offer you all our buying advice as well as the best second-hand offers just below.

Our Friday September 23rd Live PS5 Stock Tracker

Today, the PS5 is back in stock at CDiscount, after several weeks of absence. The console is available in packs including controllers and games, for a price ranging from around €700 to €900. Good news for buyers, and a good sign as the big releases of the year approach. Indeed, Sony has a vested interest in supplying consoles for the next few weeks, given the popularity of games coming out during this time. In the meantime, we must be patient and closely monitor the evolution of stocks of the day to try to get a console.

In the morning, we found the console for the first time in a few weeks at Micromania, in two packs offering the Standard console, two controllers and two games, varying between Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West and Spiderman Miles Morales. Interesting offers to start building a great library of games, with these three Sony triple A exclusives offering fundamentally different experiences. The prices of the two packs vary between 720 and 760 €, they seem to remain available for several tens of minutes.

The last information of the morning deals with Amazon, and more particularly with Amazon UK. The British site of the e-commerce giant offers PS5 Horizon Forbidden West console packs this morning, for a price equivalent to 636.26 € after conversion and shipping costs. An expensive offer for Standard packs, but which remains much lower at the resale price of a new console in France (generally around 900-1000€).Be careful, these packs may leave in the morning, the Amazon site being open to all European buyers.

Obtaining a new Playstation 5 at factory prices requires a good dose of patience, and flawless monitoring of daily restocking at different retailers. If the console is back in stock, then it must be purchased as soon as possible, facing stiff competition and high demand. If this waltz of restocking weighs on you, you always have the option of looking for a resale or used console. Its price will inevitably be impacted, resellers being aware of the value of the console, but there are sometimes quite interesting offers, like those just above. As a reminder, the base price of the PS5 is €549 for the Standard version and €449 for the Digital version.

If you are not yet familiar with the method for buying a Playstation console, we have prepared a small slideshow containing all the most useful advice. They will allow you to greatly facilitate your quest, and above all to ensure that your purchase is made as soon as possible. Indeed, speed is a key factor in your quest for the Playstation 5, with demand for the console being so high that stocks last just minutes. To be part of the first come, first served, do not hesitate to consult our ten tips, just below.

It is the information of this beginning of September which confirms certain rumors heard in recent weeks. New PS5 models have been received in select stores in Australia. Their particularity? A different serial number from previous models, and a slightly reduced weight, from 3.6 to 3.4 kg. So hard to talk about Playstation 5 Slim for now, although the console seems to have gone on a bit of a diet. For the moment, the reason for this sudden relief is still unknown. Normally, this “new model”, if we extrapolate the facts a little, should be distributed in France in the coming weeks.

But that’s not all, the console would also have entered a new stage of its existence since Sony would be developing a brand new model. This model would have the particularity of having a fully removable disk drive, making it a hybrid between the Standard version and the Digital version. Of course, this copy of the PS5 should not appear on the market for a few months, and we imagine that its price would be higher than that of the PS5 Standard, given the versatility of its new model.

If the summer lacked bad news, here is another one that will greatly displease video game players. Sony has made the decision to increase the selling price of the Playstation 5 by just over 10% in certain regions of the world. De facto, the console sees the price of its Standard version go from 499 to 549 € and its Digital version from 399 to 449 €. An increase justified by Jim Ryan in an article PlayStation Blog (Jim Ryan is the CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment) by the climate of global inflation.

This increase is effective immediately in the affected regions, namely the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, Mexico, Canada, China and Japan. Only spared, the United States. In the blog post announcing the price increase, Sony said: “The global economic environment is a challenge that many of you feel around the world. We can see high rates of inflation and hostile monetary curves, impacting the lives of consumers and creating great pressures on many industries. Based on these economic conditions, SIE has made the difficult decision to increase the selling price of the Playstation 5 in certain markets in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Canada..” Jim Ryan, CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment

Side gamers, difficult to swallow the pill, an increase of 10% remains consistent, despite the justifications of Sony. The Japanese company claims to follow the evolution of the market, in strong inflation since the coronavirus pandemic and the start of the War in Ukraine. The company claims to put the interests of consumers first, and is trying to maintain its margin on the production of Playstation 5, which is undoubtedly more expensive since the price increase of various raw materials.

The quantity of consoles available on the market is also the subject of the last paragraph of Jim Ryan’s blog post, which states “While this price hike is a necessity given the global economic climate and its impact on SIE, our primary goal remains to improve the supply of PS5s around the world, so that as many players as possible can enjoy everything. that the PS5 has to offer and will offer in the future.“It should be noted that the year 2022 saw the best supply side on the French market, while experts are counting on a return to normal by 2024.

On the other hand, there is one who is likely to smile after this announcement. And yes, it is the Xbox Series. The official competitor of the Playstation 5 retains its original selling price for the moment, giving it a clear advantage over the Japanese console. The Xbox Series S can therefore always be found at 300 € while its big sister the Xbox Series X keeps its selling price of 500 €. A price difference that could well capsize the hearts of some buyers in favor of the American console. That said, it is not excluded that Microsoft announces such an increase in the coming months.

As you will have understood, the Playstation 5 is part of a generation of consoles released directly out of stock. Remember, when Sony’s last console was released, it was November 2020, and the coronavirus pandemic was reaching peak levels, paralyzing the economy around the world. Southeast Asia, the leading producer of semiconductor metals used in the manufacture of smart cards (ie processors and graphics processors for consoles and PCs) has been hard hit, slowing the production of consoles, graphics cards and even cars all over the world. A factor that is still felt today on the high-tech market, and particularly on that of the latest generation game consoles.

As for Playstations 5, and more generally graphics processors, the situation should not return to normal before 2024. A prediction made by Pat Gelsinger, the President and CEO of Intel, who affirms in an interview with CNBC that the production of microchips should return to its full potential by the end of 2023. A precise expertise but a bad omen for console and PC gamers who expected to be able to enjoy a stable situation by now the end of the year 2022.

The PS5 still suffers from many stock shortages, and although this article is not infallible, it still aims to give you the weapons to try to buy Sony’s console as soon as possible and without a hitch.

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