PS5: El Corte Inglés and Mediamark have units, but with a trick: they are bought in a package with television and more. It doesn’t matter if you’re a PS5 with a reader or without a reader, it was an odyssey from launch day. More than a year after the arrival of the next generation of machines on the market, the semiconductor crisis has not improved. This means that production has slowed down so that few units have been distributed in different waves by 2021. According to Vandal sources, there will be a new stock of the console in online stores today, December 22.
It is not known how many units will be available, but these sources suggest that a minimum quantity will be earmarked for brick-and-mortar stores. There is currently no stock of PS5 in Amazon, FNAC or GAME, although if there are any, the main chains have established specific reservation procedures. Units do appear on the Mediamark and El Corte Inglés websites, but there is a trick:
The console comes in a package and cannot be purchased separately. El Corte Inglés sells it for 2,799 euros together with the 65-inch Sony Bravia XR OLED television, with an additional DualSense control and the video game Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales Ultimate Edition.
MeriStation has contacted the retailer, who has confirmed that this package will be in the customer’s home by January 5, but they are assuring they have no units yet. A few arrived on Sunday and sold out shortly after. The following units will only be sold over the internet, although they point out that the stock will not be updated on the page. Those who managed to get their hands on one did so by insisting on calling customer service to make the purchase over the phone, they tell us.
Mediamarkt has made a similar move, asking 2,789 euros for the package that includes television, two controls, the title starring Miles Morales and the remote control for multimedia functions.