finally the console on the shelves! Live stocks

The PS5 is still a lot of people envious more than eighteen months after its release. Good news, the brand new Sony console is back in stores, while restocking is increasing.

[Mis à jour le 31 mai 2022 à 15h25] A mixed year 2022 is looming for Sony. The Japanese company has released its Playstation 5 to us for a little over eighteen months, and is unable to reach the sales scores of the Playstation 4. In question, a shortage of semiconductors which has lasted since the start of the pandemic of coronavirus, and empty shelves in the home console sector. But the console is still in demand, and there are still ways to get it at a good price, new. At the end of May, we take stock of restocking, and we offer you all our tips for an effective purchase.

Also, note that it is possible to find the console in stores for a few days. This is the big news at the end of May, Micromania has received copies of the Playstation 5 in store, and are offering a few customers to pick up a copy in store. These are PS5 + Horizon Forbidden West packs, newly released by Sony, and available in certain stores of the famous high-tech chain. It will only take a little luck to grab one of the few copies available.

Stock monitoring for Tuesday, May 31 live

  • 15h24 : The PS5 in stock at the Fnac
  • 14h38 : The PS5 is back at CDiscount

  • 07h00 : PS5 + Horizon Forbidden West bundles have arrived in stores Micromania.
  • 07h00 : The PS5 is available for sale used and new at Rakuten at full price (see below), we will have to wait for other restockings.

If restocking is very limited at the start of the week, there is still a place to find the Playstation 5 every time. Rakuten indeed offers consoles for resale, sold by professionals and individuals. Note however that the consoles are resold well beyond their original selling price. There are new Playstation 5s around 700 to 800 €, while their in-store counterparts are sold at 399 € for the Digital version and 499 € for the Standard version. This is a buy for those who want Sony’s latest console at all costs.

How to buy a PS5 in 2022?

After a month rich in stock for the Sony console, restocking is slowing down, except for a few copies put on sale by Auchan on Monday. But the situation is a good omen for potential buyers of the Playstation 5, who are seeing an increase in the “drops” of the console. If you want to prepare effectively for the next restocking (which will probably take place this Tuesday morning), you can always consult the various tips, techniques and buying advice on our article below:

It is also possible to regularly find stocks of PS5 at Rakuten. However, the console is sold there at a high price. We only recommend this option if you really can’t get your hands on the PS5 at its base price (when it is available).

No PS5 until 2024?

The month of May starts with bad news that can be found in a CNBC article. In a recent interview with Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, the newspaper posed the sore question, and asked for an estimated duration of the shortage of semiconductors which penalizes the computer markets, home consoles and of the automobile. The answer is not very reassuring:We believe the global semiconductor shortage will extend into 2024, despite our previous estimates (2023), as shortages are now hitting equipment and some production lines will be under severe pressure.“Bad news for the home console and graphics card market.

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