Sony announced a pre-order for PlayStation 5 immediately after the announcement of the console price. It is believed that this way the Japanese company has decided to bypass Microsoft, as the pre-order for Xbox Series X will open only on late September. However, the first PlayStation 5 is distributed among different sellers by quotas, which, in addition, are very limited. As a result, the desire to jump Microsoft has resulted in a terrible excitement and multiple price increases for the console.
For example, the sellers of eBay ask so much money for a new game console:
If the official price of PlayStation 5 is $500, then against the background of the exhaustion of seller quotas, the price took off to $2000. However, so far the situation has been artificially heated by the fact that pre-order in the U.S. first opened on popular trading floors, but on the Sony site it will start only tomorrow. Perhaps, it will reduce the degree of heat, and users will be able to place an order at the official price.