Kent PS5 restock: GAMEs new measures against scalpers after people unable to purchase new console – Kent Live

People continue to be unable to get their hands on the newest PlayStation console, with GAME’s latest restock selling out in just 10 minutes.

This problem has been worsened by the fact that many are now buying consoles purely to sell them on for-profit.

And sadly a lot of them are now making use of online bots to order the consoles in bulk.

A scalping network called Carnage claimed it has successfully bought 2,000 PS5 consoles from GAME in a now-deleted tweet on Tuesday (January 19).

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Scalping is a problem that has plagued the newest PlayStation console, as we discovered in November.

GAME said it is continuing to monitor the situation and ensure that its one per customer policy is kept to.

Speaking to VideoGamesChronical a spokesman for GAME said: “PlayStation 5s continue to be in very high demand and that demand far outweighs current supply.

“We have strong measures in place to help ensure that our ‘1 per customer’ statement is maintained to allow for as many individual customers to successfully purchase as possible.”

“All pre-orders are subject to automatic checks and order updates such as cancellations following these checks take place after a customer will have received a valid order confirmation email.

“At the present time these orders are still pre-orders and as such no payments have yet been taken from customers. Payments will commence once our order checks have been completed.”

PlayStation 5 stocks have been an issue since the UK launch back in November and there is currently a much higher demand than stock worldwide.

Sony has previously announced millions more consoles will be available in the UK throughout the year but due to the pandemic, there has been a significant shortage.

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