News hardware PS5 and Xbox Series X: this is the first since their release, the stocks hold!
One and a half years after their release, the PS5 and Xbox Series X, the famous “Next Gen” consoles, are still hard to find on the shelves of specialized brands, even as we gradually begin to glimpse the end of the ordeal. It is no longer uncommon to see stocks of the PS5 hold online for several minutes, while the Xbox Series X is available immediately without waiting.
- November 2020, release of PS5 and Xbox Series and the start of the ordeal for all
- June 2022, the PS5 is still nowhere to be found, but it’s coming back
- June 27, 2022, Xbox Series X is available for self-service at Amazon, Cdiscount, Micromania, etc.
November 2020, release of PS5 and Xbox Series and the start of the ordeal for all
The Xbox Series X and PS5, released on November 10 and 12, 2020, respectively, were to mark a turning point in the history of video games (like every generation before them). Definitely facing the future, they were called, and still are, called the “Next Gen” consoles.
However, more than a year and a half after their release, the flagship consoles from Microsoft and Sony are still not available in supermarkets or specialty stores. If you were planning on being offered one of Grandma’s going to Carrefour Thursday afternoon to do her shopping, spoiler alert: it’s still not until tomorrow.
Nowadays, the only “honest” way to get one of the two consoles is to order online by scanning technical information pages and great deals (including JV of course) or spend time, lots of time, on Discord channels dedicated to graphics cards and consoles, while being faster (and luckier) than others.
For those who are busy, or the less careful, there is an alternative, go through the famous scalpers who resell the consoles for double or triple the price on resale sites like eBay, Le Bon Coin etc … If the method is debatable, it is infallible, but it is very expensive (often more than 1000 € …).
Between the incessant shortages, the supply difficulties and the games that continue to run on the previous generation, it’s hard to feel a really new and different breath. And despite all this, the PS5 and Xbox Series X are real boxes and sell like hot cakes.
June 2022, the PS5 is still nowhere to be found, but it’s coming back
Moreover, it is so cumbersome to get one of these consoles at launch that we continue to call them “Next Gen” consoles when we should rather talk about “New Gen” consoles. But as long as the majority of gamers are still stuck on the previous generation, and games continue to release in a “cross gen” way (games released on both the PS4 / Xbox One and PS5 / Xbox series), it’s hard to say. into this famous New Gen that we are desperately waiting for.
We must not lie to each other, as of June 27, finding a PS5 is still a small miracle and if the shares now hold one or two minutes at the time of a “drop”, against less than a second until now, you must always have the right information to be available and ready to click at the slightest alarm.
Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that the drops are more frequent and that they last longer. The hope of the famous “return to normal” is now possible, perhaps not for this year (it will still be difficult to have a PS5 for Christmas), but at the beginning of next year. fingers crossed.
- See PS5 Stock on Amazon
- See PS5 shares at Fnac
- See PS5 shares at Cdiscount
- Check out PS5 shares at Micromania
- See PS5 shares at Boulanger
June 27, 2022, Xbox Series X is available for self-service at Amazon, Cdiscount, Micromania, etc.
Xbox Series X or PS5, the problem is the same since the launch of the two machines, rupture, rupture, rupture …
We talked about it long, wide and across, the reasons are so many, Covid crisis, closure of factories, lack of electronic components, very high demand for Tech products as a whole, which has a snowball effect, and which leads to this situation. And if, as we saw above, it’s still very tense on the side of the PS5, we’ll notice the best on the side of Microsoft and the Xbox Series X.
As of this writing, the console is available for direct purchase at Amazon at its normal price of € 499or as a package with an Elite controller or with the Flight Simulator game on Cdiscount for € 649 or € 599 e.g. Last example, at Micromania, a package with the console, a controller, an official Xbox headset and the Halo Infinite game is available for only € 599.97.
In short, the next generation should soon be able to finally give way to the new generation!
Buy Xbox Series X for € 499 at Amazon
Buy Xbox Series X for € 599 at Micromania
Buy Xbox Series X in a pack of 599 € on Cdiscount
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