If, even two years after its release, you’re still struggling to find a PS5 in stock, we might have a solution for you. As surprising as it may seem, the French state will soon put two models on sale. These are actually consoles confiscated by the courts, which will be presented at an auction.
When the shortage of components arrived in our daily lives, we were still far from imagining that it would still influence the availability of PS5 two years later. However, it is clear that Sony still encounters great difficulty in manufacturing its console in sufficient proportions. Stores and merchant sites tirelessly display the same message: out of stock.
Never mind: if the store shelves are empty, there are still state reserves. You read correctly, you will soon be able to buy a PS5 directly from the French authorities. The opportunity will arise on October 4 and 5, in Lyon and Marseille, during an auction organized by the Agency for the management and recovery of seized and confiscated assets (AGRASC).
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Buy your PS5 directly from the French State
You guessed it, the PS5s presented are therefore models confiscated by justice, which it now redistributes to the population. They are obviously not the only ones since they will be accompanied by other tech products and luxury items, such as Airpods Pro. “More than 200 goods of a very different nature will be offered in each sale: prestigious vehicles (Chevrolet Corvette, Ferrari, Jaguar, Porsche, etc.), jewellery, gold coins, diamonds and watches (Rolex, Vacheron Constantin, etc.) , leather goods, paintings and many other lots,” the statement read.
Note that the two consoles are in very different bundles, since the first comes only with a DualSense controller, while the second is sold with two controllers and six games, Spider-Man: Miles Morales and Watch Dogs: Legion . So the chances are pretty slim, you have to admit, but if you want to try your luck, it’s by clicking on this link that’s happening. The starting price of the first model is €400, but it should quickly reach Sony’s recommended price, i.e. 550 €.