PS5: Sony will limit sales to only one console per household to avoid speculation

by Jerry

Sony could limit sales of the Ps5 to just one console per household. In any case, this is what an error message found in the code of Playstation's official website suggests. The manufacturer could do this to prevent some customers from buying several consoles, and then resell them more expensively on the web.

Credits: Sony

To say that the Playstation 5 is expected is a mild understatement. It is now only a matter of time before pre-orders are opened. For now, the latest rumors suggest a launch of the PS5 on November 20, 2020, for a posted price of 499 dollars. Whatever the prices, both the PS5 and Xbox Series X will be in particular demand when they are released.

To be sure that we can meet all expectations and avoid stock outages, we already know that Sony expects to produce 10 million PS5 at launch. However, according to the user of Reddit Kgarvey, the Japanese company took another important step to ensure a console for everyone. By searching the source code of the official Playstation Direct store's U.S. site, the user found an intriguing line of code:

"SAPCommerceOCC_ERROR_addtocartrestrictionvalidation":"errorType":"trade-api-error","errorMessage":" Youcan only purchase one version of the PS5™ Console: Disc or Digital. You have already added one PS5™ console to your cart."

One PS5 per household to ensure sufficient inventory

This is an error message meant to appear on the official Playstation store. Here's what he says:"You can only buy one version of the PS5 Disc or Digital. You've already added a PS5 console to your cart." As this error message attests, there is a good chance that Sony will limit sales of the PS5 to one copy per focus on its official store. It remains to be seen whether the manufacturer will impose this rule on partner resellers.

By doing so, the manufacturer would short stop any possibility of speculating with its new console. Indeed, a common practice is to buy in number a product that is highly in demand or whose stocks are limited and then resell it at double or triple its original price. This was the case recently with the Nintendo Switch during the containment, where some dealers offered the console at 600 euros, or double. We will have to wait for more information from Sony to get the heart of it.

Source: BGR

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