title iconA new PS5 policy is implemented to combat scalers

PS5 was officially launched in November 2020, but the system has been extremely difficult to locate at retail prices. Global semiconductor shortages and resellers were both major contributors. The latter problem has unfortunately persisted in North America, Europe, and Japan. The company has come up with a method to slow things down in Japan by applying a sticker to the c. A retailer peels the sticker from the system when a customer buys it, leaving behind an "opened" seal.

It appears that the box that contains the system can be damaged if an attempt is made to remove the "sold" seal. Using this method, resellers won't be able to market the console as "new" on sites like eBay. Sony has not specified how large this rollout will be, or when it will start, according to Yahoo! Japan. However, it is easy to see how this could help to stop some resellers, or at least make it less lucrative. Right now, there is a lot of money to be made on flipping consoles, and you can't predict when that will end.

Sony has a lot of incentive to crack down on resellers! The consoles sold by Sony and Microsoft tend to lose money, but the software sold by these companies makes up for this loss. In addition, resellers aren't interested in purchasing accompanying software, and those forced to pay a premium for a PS5 will have less money to spend on games to go with it. The sooner this becomes less appealing for resellers, the better it will be for gamers and Sony.

These new methods alone will not stop resellers, but they could help to reduce financial incentives. PlayStation won't be able to meet demand until they begin producing enough PS5 consoles!