As always, the PS5 will be the center of attention in early May. A situation that could well last until 2024, even if it is still possible to get hold of the console. Update on resupply.
[Mis à jour le 4 mai 2022 à 10h47] A little flashback, here we are in November 2020, the PS5 and Xbox Series X are making their grand entrance into the home console market, bringing next-gen expectations to their SSDs for all controller enthusiasts. Eighteen months and a global pandemic later, the situation is still quite bleak for Sony’s console, which faces permanent supply disruptions that greatly complicate its purchase. It’s only after a year and a half that consumers have become accustomed to understanding the workings of a market that works in the moment for stocks that live a few minutes. After a month of April filled with restocking for the PS5, here’s our daily live update on the console’s stocks, while the microchip manufacturers’ forecasts are pretty bleak.
Follow live stock for Wednesday 4 May
- 10:40 am: The PS5 is back at micromania. A word of advice, to avoid queues, buy the console directly from your wish list (see below). Packages are also available at this adress†
- 10:00.: The console briefly appeared on Amazon’s German release. Shares held for 3 minutes. As a reminder, selling on Amazon requires a subscription to: Amazon Prime†
- 07:00 † As of now, there is no news of a restock on the PS5 planet as of this Tuesday.
The PS5 will be available this Wednesday from Micromania. If you want to buy the console as soon as possible, the tip of the day is to add the console or pack you want to buy directly to your wish list (the little heart above the product). Then go to your profile and then to the “my wishes” tab. From this tab you can directly add the item you are interested in to your shopping cart and validate your purchase, without having to go through the overcrowded pages of the products yourself. What to avoid queues and save precious time for your purchase.
No PS5 until 2024?
The month of May starts with some bad news that can be found in a CNBC article. In a recent interview with Intel CEO Pat Gelsinger, the paper posed the painful question, asking for an estimated duration of the semiconductor shortage affecting the computer, home console and car. The answer is not very reassuring:We believe the global semiconductor shortage will extend into 2024, despite our earlier estimates (2023), as shortages now hit equipment and some production lines will come under severe pressure.“Bad news for the home console and graphics card market.
After a month of rich stock for the Sony console, supplies are slowing, with the exception of a few units that will go on sale by Auchan on Monday. But the situation bodes well for potential buyers of the Playstation 5, who are seeing an increase in console “drops”. If you want to prepare well for the next restocking (which will probably take place this Tuesday morning), you can always consult the various tips, techniques and buying advice in our article below:
Of course, the sites of French retailers can offer the Playstation 5 again at any time. Sales that switch between the console alone or packs including console, controllers, games and accessories. Note, however, that certain sites have their specific operation for the sale of the console. For example, sales on Amazon are exclusive to Amazon Prime members (try Prime here) and are particularly difficult because all of Europe can benefit from them. At Géant Casino you must pre-order the console before picking it up from the store, while at CDiscount and Micromania it is very rare to find the console alone, but rather in packs. You can find all our buying advice and the best offers on used consoles, games and accessories in our article above.