PS5 hype ส่งผลให้ผู้คนถลกเครื่องคอนโซลเป็นเงินกว่า 10,000 ดอลลาร์สหรัฐ

Pre-orders for Sony’s new flagship console, the Playstation 5, recently went live amid a lot fanfare in Southeast Asia.

Due to the attractive starting price of US$452 (RM1,869) for the Playstation 5 Digital Edition in Malaysia for instance, the consoles sold like hot cakes. In fact, it sold out within minutes.

But buyers, beware: There are some messed up people scalping the PS5 on Facebook and Ebay.

Now, I can probably assume you’re not stupid enough to pay these exorbitant prices for a damn gaming console. Unfortunately, scalpers operate under the high-demand, high-cost logic.

And even more unfortunate is the fact that some people are willing to pay for leagues above retail value to get their hands on a PS5.

Take this listing on Ebay for example:

US$10,000 for a Playstation 5. And that’s not even inclusive of the US$113 shipping fee. Ridiculous, isn’t it?

Or how about this Facebook store selling Hong Kong sets of the console to Malaysian buyers for US$968 (RM3,999) and US$1,089 (RM4,499) for the Digital and Physical Editions respectively:

Taking Preorder !!! PlayStation 5 Physical Edition ( HK Set ) = RM4499 PlayStation 5 Digital Edition ( HK Set ) =…

Posted by CT GAME STORE on ;Saturday, 7 November 2020

Sure, it pales in comparison to the Ebay listing before it, but it’s still a hefty premium to pay for a console you missed out on.

But perhaps nothing trumps these rip-offs more than scalpers in Australia, who have listed the PS5 for tens of thousands of dollars:

As you can see, one of the most expensive listings for the PS5 is AU$50,100. That’s more than US$36,000 or RM149,000. Enough to buy a more-than-decent car. Madness.

If you missed out on the PS5 pre-orders in Southeast Asia, you can still wait for their official release dates, which you can find here.

Don’t fall prey to the hype.

Read more PS5 stories:

Here’s when the PS5 will be released in your country and how much it’ll cost

Got a PlayStation 5? Here are the first settings you need to tweak.

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Cover image sourced from Ebay and Future / Tech Radar.

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