Scalpers are a big problem for this generation of game consoles. These guys buy a lot of game consoles just to resell them at high prices. Because Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X are severely out of stock, this problem has become more serious.
But according to the resale site StockX (via Forbes), despite selling the same number of game consoles, the price of Playstation 5 is 30% lower than the peak.
In September, the resale price of the Playstation 5 was US$715 (less than US$700 for the version without a disc drive). Last year, the resale price of the Cyber Weekend machine was US$1,000. Compared with June, the price continued to fall and lower. By 10%.
Interestingly, Xbox Series X did not drop in price. Initially, they are always cheaper, about 750-800 US dollars. Today you need to pay an average of US$725 for these consoles, which is slightly more than the Playstation 5. According to StockX senior economist Jesse Einhorn, this is because Series X has not been restocked like the Playstation 5, and “due to their relative scarcity, the price of StockX has increased.”
Are you surprised to see that the cost of Xbox Series X in dealers is higher than that of Playstation 5 today, or is this in line with your expectations?