Just minutes after UK retailers went live with PlayStation 5 pre-orders, crafty scalpers are already looking to cash-in.
With GAME UK and Amazon having almost instantly sold out of PS5s this morning, some gamers looking to secure the new PlayStation for its November launch are no shifting into panic mode.
Meanwhile, scalpers who have managed to confirm their pre-orders (or not, chances are there will be plenty of scammers out there too) are starting to list their consoles.
We’ll no doubt see plenty of PS5s crop up on eBay in the coming weeks, but here’s a quick look at some of the listings being posted this morning following the pre-order rush.
As you can see, there are already several consoles priced at over £1,000 with one scalper asking for an extortionate £1,599 (at the time of writing).
With some UK retailers still showing stock or opening their pre-order tomorrow – and with others taking registrations – there’s still time to get a PS5 without dealing with scalpers or re-sellers. We have a list of retailers here and their current PS5 pre-order status.
For those confused about the pricing and launch details of the PlayStation 5, we’ve got you covered. Sony’s next-gen system will finally be touching down on here in the UK on November 19th. You may have seen a November 12th release date but this applies to Japan, the US, New Zealand, and other territories.
As for the price, expect to £449.99 for the full fat version of the PS5, complete with 4K UHD Blu-Ray Drive. Meanwhile, the digital discless version is priced lower at £359.99.
Here are the hardware specifications for the new console!
|CPU||8 Zen 2 Cores @ 3.5Ghz w/ SMT (variable)|
|GPU||10.28 TFLOPS – 36 CUs @ 2.26Ghz (variable)|
|Memory||16 GB GDDR6 (448GB/s)|
|Internal Storage||825 GB Custom NVME SSD|
|I/O Throughput||5.5 GB/s (Raw), 8-9 GB/s (Compressed)|
|Expandable Storage||Approved M.2 third party SSDs in dedicated expansion bay|
|External Storage||USB External HDD Support for PS4 games|
|Optical Dirve||Ultra HD Blu-ray, up to 100GB/disc|
|Video Output||HDMI 2.1 – Up to 4K at 120Hz, 8K, VRR|
|Audio||Tempest Engine 3D audio|
Will you be picking up a PS5 at launch and if so which version are you going to buy?