Still checking the sony websites, resale apps and thirdy party vendors to ask for PS5 only to get a “PS5 not available at the moment” as a reply. Well turns out you might be on that emotional rollercoaster for quite some time more as the shortages will continue till the end of the year.


Sony didn’t announce the PlayStation 5 for months during the first half of 2020 allegedly delaying the initial reveal several times due to the pandemic. Rumors of a February launch event gave way to a supposedly scheduled March unveiling, turned into a April reveal that never was. We didn’t even see what it looked like until June.


Manufacturing and shipping timelines were stretched, and demand has outstripped supply – it’s been seven years since a major Sony console launch. So Covid-19 has a lot to do with why you can’t find PS5 in stock today. Things didn’t get off to a running start for a product everyone wanted so badly.

Resellers bear the brunt of the blame for why you can’t find a PS5, and although they aren’t the only reason

The most insidious resellers can ping retail websites every few seconds to see if there’s a restock with bots, scoop up the inventory either through automation or a manual checkout, and take consoles away from everyday consumers. They are then able to resell the PS5 for around $1,000, doubling their money.


There are hundreds of scamsters out there trying to scam you by taking advantage of your desperation. they set up a website disguised as real authorized resellers and charge you an appropriate amount making you believe that it’s a real website.


Just wait for there to be more chips production. Slow and steady wins the PS5.