Very difficult to find in stores, the PlayStation 5 will be available at auction. But the price is unlikely to be sacrificed.
Organized by the Agency for the Management and Recovery of Seized and Confiscated Assets (AGRASC), a major auction will take place through the Maison Drouot on October 4 and 5 in Lyon and Marseille. The catalog is full of luxury pieces seized by the courts, alongside high-tech products.
“More than 200 very different types of goods will be offered in each sale: prestigious vehicles (Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, etc.), jewellery, gold coins, diamonds and watches (Rolex, Vacheron Constantin,. .), leather goods, paintings and many other lots” announces the Directorate General of Public Finances in a press release.
And video game enthusiasts could also find their happiness. Among the lots put up for sale at the Palais de la Bourse, in Lyon, are AirPods Pro from Apple, and especially two PlayStation 5. The first copy (Batch 31) is accompanied by a simple DualSense controller, while the second (Batch 32) comes with two controllers and six games, including Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Watch Dogs: Legion.
For those interested (who can register on line), it will not be easy to get a good deal. The starting price for the model accompanied by a simple controller is 400 euros. It is therefore likely that the auction will raise the price to around 550 euros now claimed by Sony, after having increased the price of its console by 50 euros at the end of the summer.
Since its release at the end of 2020, the PlayStation 5 has not been found in stores. Most online sales are by invitation, while stock arriving in stores runs out within hours. A situation which is explained by Sony’s difficulties in sourcing components to produce its console.