The shopping team 10:34 a.m., March 22, 2022

The PS5 remains the most sought after console today.

But as stocks dwindle, should we expect further sales for this week?

Update on essential information.

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Sony's PS5 has been experiencing huge shortages since its launch at the end of 2020. More than a year later, the situation remains unchanged.

Putting additional devices on the shelves only takes a handful of minutes when demand exceeds supply.

It must be said that the PS4 has been a huge success, many players want to take it to the next level.

In particular with the major advance in features represented by the PS5 and the promise of ever more beautiful, complete, varied games with tools like the Unreal Engine 5 graphics engine available to developers.

However, there are tips for getting your hands on the console despite a negative trend following the holiday season and a global shortage of components.

Several merchants are likely to have stock among which Amazon,

Amazon or even Auchan and Carrefour.

Veepee is also organizing a private sale, the opportunity to take home your copy of the PS5.

Should we expect stock this week?

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Which merchants are likely to have stock?

Among the merchants likely to have stock, Amazon is a must.

The online sales site obtained stock replenishments at several times.

On the other hand, its leader status makes the purchase a little more complicated with many potential buyers.

Do not hesitate to turn to Cdiscount, Rakuten or even Fnac and Darty.

PlayStation Direct is also a good option as an official Sony service.

Large retailers are not left out, Auchan and Carrefour offer stock for the PS5.

Private sales maximize your chances.

Veepee is hosting a session on Tuesday, March 22 at 7 a.m.

By opting for this selection, you will have a fixed appointment and the possibility of obtaining an example of the console.

For all these merchants,

do not hesitate to create an account upstream with your information provided.

The address and the payment method already entered will allow you to finalize your purchase more quickly.

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PS5 or Xbox Series X, which one to choose?

For the first time, the Xbox Series X exceeds the PS5 in terms of sales in February.

Should we opt for the Microsoft console, a tad easier to buy?

In addition to a difference in controllers, Sony displays strong exclusivities.

Demon's Souls, Gran Turismo 7, Returnal, God of War Ragnarök, so many popular games among gamers.

You can also spin the PS4 ones and enjoy The Last of Us Part II, Marvel's Spider-Man, and even titles from the Uncharted franchise.

If the Xbox Series X also has exclusives, Halo Infinite in mind, it stands out with the Xbox Game Pass in terms of value for money.

A service from 9.99 euros per month and the first month at 1 euro.

You will have access to an unlimited catalog with Doom, Gears of War, The Elder Scrolls, Fallout or even Wolfenstein.

It all depends on your video game tastes, your preferences in terms of controller, philosophy and even design!

For power, it's about the same.

Do not hesitate to take into account all these elements to find your happiness.

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What is the situation for upcoming stocks of the PS5?

After the holiday season and the current shortage of components, finding the PS5 will remain difficult in the future.

The trend is quite negative and Sony does not expect to see any improvement in the short or medium term.

For the moment, we will have to adapt to the situation while the console is delivered in dribs and drabs depending on new stocks here and there at merchants.

Turning to the Xbox Series X ensures that you can get your hands on a new generation console more easily.

But the easiest to find remains the Xbox Series S without a Blu-Ray player but available at only 299.99 euros.

The console allows you to play in 1440p at 60 FPS while accessing the dematerialized catalog of Xbox Game Pass.

Over the next few months, see the next few years for more pessimistic predictions,

you will have to put the odds on your side to get the PS5 if you do not turn to Microsoft.

Private sales, information already filled in and essential merchants in your favourites, so many simple strategies to put in place. 

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