There are only six days of sales left until the end of Sony’s fiscal year: what are the chances of being able to buy a PS5 in March?
PS5 traffic light: where you can currently buy the PlayStation 5
can be ordered online / Waiting list at many branches / sold out
(in parentheses: number of days since last online drop)
Dealer List Germany / Dealer List Austria
The main PlayStation 5 news for January / February / March 2022
All offers are valid while stocks last (advance sale possible):
- COMPETITION Telekom is giving away three digital editions of PlayStation 5 (registration closing date: April 10, 2022)
- REDUCED COPAYMENT playstation 5 with Horizon: Forbidden West and 12 months of PlayStation Plus for an additional payment of €299 – now with the ‘E wie SIMPLIFIED’ green electricity and gas rate.
- PRICE DISCOUNT PlayStation 5 Console Covers / Interchangeable Side Panels (Faceplates) in Midnight Black and Cosmic Red at Amazon
- Dual Sense Controller in Nova Pink, Starlight Blue and Galactic Purple; order now at Amazon, MediaMarkt, Saturn
- Current PS5 market prices on Ebay
- The most popular new PS5 games on Amazon
We are very happy if our daily reports helped you with your console purchase. By popular request, we have included a digital coffee editorial record PayPal Settings – we say: Thank you very much and have fun with the PlayStation 5!
Always well informed: Twitter is our fastest social media channel: We regularly point out PS5 sales campaigns at German retailers there.
Message of March 25, 2022 (8:45 am): Sony Interactive Entertainment Germany GmbH, based in Neu-Isenburg near Frankfurt, is responsible for distributing PlayStation 5 consoles in German-speaking countries. Not only are marketing and promotional campaigns planned and coordinated there, but sales are also located. So Sony’s sales team decides which quotas go to which distributor (or service provider).
The distribution strategy of the consoles is very interesting: Over the course of 2021, the palettes were fairly evenly distributed: here a loadout for Alternate*, there a pack for Müller, Otto*, or GameStop. Of course, Amazon.de* and the MediaMarkt*/Saturn* group benefited the most because they are Sony’s partners with the highest sales and thus the most important.
At the beginning of the year 2021/22, this procedure changed: because almost no PS5 consoles were delivered to Europe, almost the entire amount was delivered to Amazon, MediaMarkt and Saturn; (almost) everyone else got nothing. And since February, supply has almost completely collapsed, apart from the occasional small dip. Amazon has not received any products since January 19, two months ago.
But a few hundred or even 1,000 or 2,000 pieces is, at best, the famous drop in the bucket. To control demand and, analogous to the Xbox Series X, get some steam out of the completely overheated boiler, significant six-digit amounts would be needed. This would also have a calming effect on the completely out of control fees at Ebay* & Co.
There, the number of PS5 consoles in their original packaging has increased slightly as a result of MediaMarkt’s (small) drop, but prices are still beyond right and wrong. At auction, you can fetch between €750 and €800 for a game console that normally sells for €499. The Digital Edition can be purchased for at least €650 (retail price: €399). At best, Sony and the retailers can only dream of such crazy margins. If you’re not put off by these surcharges, here are our tips for buying a PS5 on Ebay, Amazon Marketplace & Co.
The vast majority of PS5 ticker readers are obviously interested in where you can buy the PlayStation 5 at list price – that is, from shippers, in electronics stores, or in specialist stationery stores.
We take the comparatively meager amounts sold this week by MediaMarkt/Saturn standards as an indication that it isn’t, at least in the short term. larger Falls looming in German retail.
However, we are somewhat more optimistic than a week ago. In the face of possible falls, we now bet on Amazon, MediaMarkt, Saturn and also Otto*. So our advice is to bookmark the appropriate PS5 overviews:
Also, please place all listed consoles and bundles on your watch/wish list, regardless of whether the item is currently available or not. For example, here are the products on Amazon:
Important: To buy a PS5 on Amazon, you need a Prime subscription. This was also shown by the drops in Amazon’s European branches in the last week. Students and trainees currently receive Prime for six months free* and then pay 50 percent of the regular rate. This subscription can be canceled at any time. You can find tips on Amazon Drops in this article.
If you are currently looking for a new electricity or green gas supplier, you should at least do a quick calculation of the offer of energy supplier E as SIMPLE* and include it in the comparison. Because there you can get a PS5 bundle consisting of a console, PS Plus and Horizon: Forbidden West. Delivery time: two weeks after confirmation of contract and transfer. All details can be found on the campaign page*.
At Deutsche Telekom* there is still a contest where you can win one of the three digital editions of PS5. Good luck!
Additionally, we continue to work on clarifying PS5 delivery delays and order cancellations at MediaMarkt; If you can contribute testimonials, we look forward to hearing from you via email.
Please let us know by email when you can receive your PlayStation 5 pre-order or when you can pick it up. When you bring your newly arrived console to TwitterInstagram and Facebook, feel free to link GamesWirtschaft or use the hashtag #PS5 landed – this is the fastest way to find you.
Buy PS5: Our watch list in March 2022 (green = drops have taken place)
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