Here’s Why Getting a PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X Is About Get Tougher

Published 08/23/2021, 2:33 PM EDT


It’s hard for gamers who want a new console. They can neither get their hands on a PlayStation 5 nor can they buy an Xbox Series X. The reason so many people are unable to get these consoles is simply that there is no stock. And as we near the holiday season, things are only going to get more difficult. A lot of people might be curious about what could possibly make it harder to acquire a current-gen console in 2021, and it’s time to answer that question.

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PlayStation 5/Xbox Series X: why will it be much harder to buy these consoles soon?

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Both the Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 are powerful consoles that can offer a great gaming experience, even at higher resolutions. Ever since these consoles launched last year, and people are still looking to purchase these consoles.

While the number of available consoles is expected to increase during the holiday season, it is still going to be difficult to buy one. Because during the holiday season, the demand for these consoles is great. And even if you get lucky and there isn’t an availability issue, there’s a good chance you’ll be paying a much bigger price for the console you’re buying, especially if you’re buying the console from a 3rd party seller.

Moreover, there are other issues as well, even if you’ve bought a console, depending on where you got it from, it could take you a really, really long time to receive the product. Delays in delivery are very common.

Some places like Walmart are future selling these consoles for a later date in the month of October. And even if a person orders one, there’s might be a delay in actually getting the console.

Living room with a Microsoft Xbox Series X home video game console alongside a television and soundbar, taken on October 9, 2020. (Photo by Phil Barker/Future Publishing via Getty Images)

 

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A glimmer of hope

Both Microsoft and Sony realize that demand for video games is also high during the holiday season. This means that there is a chance that they might make a bunch of consoles available for purchase in an attempt to increase video game sales during the holiday season.

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Even if they don’t exactly do that, there will certainly be a few restocks before the holiday season begins. And gamers, instead of procrastinating, should try to get them whenever the opportunity arises.

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Soumyadyuti Ghosh

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An eSports writer at EssentiallySports, Soumyadyuti Ghosh is pursuing a bachelor's degree in Business Management. Before becoming an eSports writer for EssentiallySports, he worked as a freelance content writer, editor, and proofreader and primarily worked on projects revolving around insurance, travel, and gadgets. An unquenchable thirst to learn about all things eSports, a rather unhealthy obsession with playing video games, and an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the gaming industry make him a video game aficionado.

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