Gamers selling sold-out Playstation 4’s for double the amount

FANS eager to get their hands on the sold-out new PlayStation 4 are already forking out almost double its retail price.

The new PlayStation 4

 The new PlayStation 4 is going at almost twice the retail price [PA]

Desperate gamers are forking out over £200 more than the £349 recommended price in a bid to be playing the console by Christmas.

Online auction site ebay is full of the consoles today, and most are selling for over £500.

One console, which included two games, went under the hammer at £595.

The PlayStation 4, which was released at midnight yesterday is one of the most eagerly awaited products of the year.

Fans queued for up to three days to grab one of the products and sadly if you have not pre-ordered the game it is unlikely you can get one by Christmas.

Amazon said customers who had not pre-ordered before 13 November would not receive a console in time for December 25th.

PlayStation 4The console, released yesterday, has now sold out over much of the UK [FameFlynet]

While GAME also said their stock was now extremely limited.

Ian Chambers from GAME said “We’ve hired 4,000 extra staff to help cope with the demand for the new Playstation. We’ll do our best to get a console in everyone’s hands, although stock is extremely limited.”

The PS4 is 10 times faster than it’s predecessor and includes the new wireless DualShock controller.

But it’s not only the PlayStation that is selling out fast; the Xbox One has also had some healthy figures.

Phil Samuels, category director for consumer electronics at Currys and PC World in the UK, sated, “We believe the Xbox One and PS4 will revolutionise the market.” He said that shoppers had already put in more pre-orders than expected for both but “so far the Xbox is nudging into the lead”.



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