PS5. The Playstation 5 is once again available with two restockings scheduled for this morning. It can be found at Leclerc for pre-order, and at CDiscount from the start of the afternoon.
[Mis à jour le 26 juillet 2022 à 09h01] The pandemic has profoundly changed the way we consume, especially high-tech products. The new generations of home consoles have been permanently out of stock since their release at the end of 2020, the fault of global shortages of semiconductors. As a result, buyers must monitor PS5 stocks and drops to try their luck on the sites concerned, in order to make a quick purchase to grab one of the rare copies on sale. To help you with your business, we’ve got our live stock tracker for the day, along with all of our tips for a hassle-free Playstation 5 purchase.
Our stock monitoring for Monday July 26 live
- 09:01: The PS5 still available at Leclerc
- 09:00: The PS5 will be available at CDiscount at 2:30 p.m.
- 08:56: The PS5 available at Leclerc
- 08:30: find the console used and new at Rakuten.
We start this day on Tuesday with a PS5 drop directly on the Leclerc site this morning. The console is sold in a bundle that includes a PS5, two controllers, Horizon Forbidden West, Gran Turismo 7 and Spiderman Miles Morales for €736.71. If you woke up too late or if you simply couldn’t grab this rather expensive pack, know that the console should make its big comeback at CDiscount from 2-2:30 p.m. We’ll keep you updated on console stock developments live on this page throughout the day.
As for second-hand consoles, you will always have the opportunity to find Playstation 5s for resale. New or second-hand, Sony’s console has a real value well above its base price, and resellers have understood this. Although the Playstation 5 has seen its resale price drop by several hundred euros in recent months, it remains very high, despite some interesting offers on the Rakuten site. A purchase that remains reserved for the most motivated players and who wish to avoid the waltz of drops and purchases at full speed. Just keep in mind that the Playstation 5 Digital is €399 and the Standard is €499.
For 18 months buyers have been struggling to get a Playstation 5. The new game console is in high demand, and e-commerce sites feel it during the rare restocking and new stocks. Indeed, the crowd is great on the latter while some pages collapse completely in long queues. Speed is the key word of this new “sport” of which there are certain rules that can greatly benefit you. Indeed, each site has its own operation, and this slide contains a few tricks that can help you make your purchase as quickly as possible.
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 the end of 2023 the end of the year 2022.