- Tram Ho
Sony launched the PlayStation 5 – its latest generation of game consoles in June. Right before the first day of sale, many merchants in China opened up pre-order services for this product on the black market. with premium price 3 times the retail price.
If you did not know, the PS5 will begin to be sold on November 12 in several markets, including the US and Japan. For the Chinese market, the launch may be delayed a bit due to strict regulatory regulations in this country.
Some individuals have taken advantage of that, pre-order the PS5 standard version in the US for $ 500 (about 11.6 million) and then sell it on China’s Jingdong e-commerce site for 3 times higher. times the listing price, even some people “buy and resell” for up to 12888 yuan (about 45 million dong).
The COVID-19 pandemic had a direct impact across the industry, with supply shortages occurring with various companies such as AMD (Ryzen 5000 series CPUs), NVIDIA (RTX 3000 series GPUs) and Sony. No exception.
In fact, newly launched products are also often fraudulently hoarded, creating artificial scarcity and selling at higher prices. Piers Harding-Rolls, an analyst at market research firm Ampere Analysis, said: “We expect demand for consoles to continue to outstrip supply, at least until the end of March. year 2021 “ .
Source : Genk