After a poor day in Playstation 5 stocks on Wednesday, hopes are turning to French retailers this mid-week, while Intel says the shortage of semiconductors should last until in 2024.
More than eighteen months separate us from the official release date of the Playstation 5, but no change on the horizon regarding its purchase. Worse still, in a recent interview, the CEO of Intel claimed that the shortage of microchips is expected to continue until 2024 (against 2022 according to previous forecasts). A very bad news for all those who wish to obtain the very last console of Sony. But you should know that the console can still and always be found on the web and in stores, provided you follow certain rules, the most important of which: first come first served. To help you in your quest, we have prepared a live console inventory follow-up for this Thursday.
Thursday May 5 Live Inventory Track
h00 : As of now, no news of a restock has yet hit the PS5 planet this Thursday.
For the moment no restocking is planned this afternoon on French resale sites. The console appeared briefly this Wednesday at Micromania, but the retailer’s website suffered greatly from the high influx of buyers. For this Thursday, we will have to be patient, no site has planned to put the console on sale. If no offer is offered during the day, you will have to wait until tomorrow morning, around 9 a.m., to get new information.
No PS5 until 34132616?
The month of May starts with bad news that can be found in a CNBC article. In a recent interview with Pat Gelsinger, the CEO of Intel, the newspaper posed the sore question, and asked for an estimated duration of the shortage of semiconductors which penalizes the computer markets, home consoles and of the automobile. The answer is not very reassuring: “ We believe that the global shortage of semiconductors will extend to 2024, despite our previous estimates (2022), because shortages are now affecting equipment and some production lines will be under severe pressure.” A bad omen for the market for home consoles and graphics cards.
After a month rich in stock for the Sony console, restocking is slowing down, apart from a few copies put on sale by Auchan this Monday. But the situation is a good omen for potential buyers of the Playstation 5, who are seeing an increase in the “drops” of the console. If you want to prepare yourself effectively for the next restocking (which will probably take place this Tuesday morning), you can always consult the various tips, techniques and buying advice on our article below:
Of course, the sites of French retailers can at any time offer the Playstation 5 again. Sales that alternate between the console alone or packs including console, controllers, games and accessories. Note, however, that some sites have their own particular operation for console sales. For example, sales on Amazon are exclusively for Amazon Prime members (try Prime here) and are particularly tough since all of Europe can benefit from it. At Géant Casino, you will need to pre-order the console before going to pick it up in 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 as well as the best offers for used consoles, games and accessories in our article above.